Djokovic and Tsitsipas have already qualified for the ATP Finals.
Laurie Burnette - Dec 3, 2022

The 2022 tennis season proved a rather strange one. A season which started in January with Novak Djokovic getting sensationally expelled from the Australian Open. Women’s #1 Ash Barty retired completely out of the blue. Alexander Zverev was disqualified for cursing out an umpire and repeatedly smashing his chair with his racquet in the Mexican […]

Gilles Simon 2022 ATP Paris Bercy Masters
Shane Black - Nov 3, 2022

37-year-old Frenchman Gilles Simon announced his plan to retire at the Rolex Paris Masters months ago. Many expected Simon’s appearance in Paris would be brief and celebratory, honoring the career of one of the greats to come out of the French Tennis Federation. The Rolex Paris Masters is no ordinary tournament; it marks the end […]

Novak Djokovic Tel Aviv
Kalin Naidoo - Nov 3, 2022

Novak Djokovic is at a crossroads of a glittering career. Despite capturing the Wimbledon crown, 2022 was a challenging year. His age and his own decision-making process have raised doubts about the longevity of his career. The next year is going to be crucial in his quest to maintain his dominance in an ever-changing environment. […]

Diego Schwartzman in action at the ATP Montreal Masters 1000.
David Gertler - Nov 1, 2022

I remember it like it was yesterday. Paris, October, 2020. Diego Schwartzman was in a battle with Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. Thiem had taken the third set in 8-6 in a tiebreak to go up two sets to one. It felt to many as if Schwartzman’s chances at a maiden Slam […]

Simona Halep French Open trophy
Steen Kirby - Oct 21, 2022

In news that shocked the tennis world Friday morning, the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced that Simona Halep–two-time Grand Slam champion, former World #1, and 2022 Wimbledon semifinalist–has been provisionally banned for doping. Halep, currently ranked World #9, makes for one of the highest-profile doping bans in tennis history. Maria Sharapova received a two-year ban […]

Andrea Hlavackova Lucie Hradecka US Open trophy
Jakub Bobro - Oct 20, 2022

37-year-old Lucie Hradecka has called time on her career, playing her final match in Guadalajara alongside Hao-Ching Chan, losing 4-6 1-6 to Lydumyla Kichenok and Jelena Ostapenko. The former Doubles No. 4 hangs up her racquet after winning 26 doubles titles, three Grand Slams, four Fed Cups, and two Olympic medals, most of which were […]

Li Tu
Glenys Furness - Oct 18, 2022

Li Tu is a little-known name on the main ATP circuit. However, the 26-year-old has been starting to impress in his return to tennis. The Australian made his debut on the ITF Futures circuit in 2011 but lost all four of his first matches in the first round. February 2014 saw Tu claim his first […]

Elina Svitolina has given birth to her first child with husband Gael Monfils.
Jakub Bobro - Oct 15, 2022

Former No. 3 Elina Svitolina gave birth to her daughter with Gael Monfils this morning. The French tennis player announced the news of him becoming a father on Twitter. Monfils and Svitolina have been tennis’ power couple since they announced their relationship on their joint Instagram account back in January 2019. A relationship within […]

Miomir Kecmanovic Tokyo
Manuel Traquete - Oct 6, 2022

The Tokyo second round match between Miomir Kecmanovic and Daniel Evans was one of the nail-biting matches of the year and it featured what is surely one of the best match point saves we’ve ever seen in this sport. Evans had his sixth match point, on serve, and he had the point pretty much won, […]

Carlos Alcaraz 2022 US Open
Subhadeep Roy - Oct 4, 2022

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain recently became World No. 1 after winning the US Open, which was also his maiden Grand Slam title. He thus became the youngest No. 1 in the history of ATP rankings – a wonderful feat by any standard. From getting straight-setted by Rafael Nadal at the 2021 Barcelona Open, Alcaraz has […]

Liudmila Samsonova Tokyo
Matthew Johns - Oct 2, 2022

Liudmila Samsonova is in the form of her life, winning 18 of her last 19 matches. She has collected three WTA titles along the way, in Washington, Cleveland and Tokyo, rising to a career high ranking of #23. The hard-hitting Russian capped off her sensational run in the Japanese capital last week, where she did […]

Yoshihito Nishioka Montreal 2022
Subhadeep Roy - Oct 2, 2022

Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan beat fourth seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-4 7-6 to win the Korea Open title in Seoul on Sunday. The 27-year-old Japanese thus rounded off a brilliant week, winning only the second ATP title of his career. Nishioka, who had beaten World No. 2 Casper Ruud earlier in the tournament, showed […]

Novak Djokovic Tel Aviv
Subhadeep Roy - Sep 30, 2022

Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Vasek Pospisil of Canada 7-6 6-3 in the quarterfinal of the Tel Aviv Open on Friday. The match lasted for almost two hours. The 35-year-old Djokovic will now take on Roman Safiullin of Russia in the semifinal on Saturday. On that note, we will take a look at three keys […]

Roger Federer Laver Cup Practice
Eddie Davey - Sep 22, 2022

From it’s inception in 2017, Laver Cup organizers sought to have fans view the event as a top flight, serious competition. In the first few editions of the event actions of the players showed they valued winning and took the event seriously. Now, Laver Cup leaders are bending the spirit, if not the letter of […]

Roger Federer prepares for the Laver Cup.
Eddie Davey - Sep 22, 2022

The fifth edition of the Team World vs Team Europe Laver Cup competition event kicks off Friday afternoon in London. The first glance headlines for the 2022 edition of The Laver Cup are obvious: -Roger Federer announced that this event concludes his career as a ATP Tour level player.  -Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy […]

Andy Murray Davis Cup
Martin Keady - Sep 20, 2022

In the end, the only tie that Great Britain’s Davis Cup team could win in Glasgow was the dead rubber against Kazakhstan – and they only just managed that. Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski, the doubles pairing that arguably should have played in all three of Great Britain’s ties, eventually won a match of three […]

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Otto Virtanen was one of several first-time Challenger Tour champions in 2022.
Damian Kust, Editor - Sep 20, 2022

A record 184 ATP Challenger Tour events were held in 2022. The circuit keeps growing with plenty of positive changes incoming next year. Before we had to the short Challenger off-season, here’s a bunch of stats and facts about what happened in 2022. Feel free to check out the previous editions of this piece about […]

Dusan Lajovic 2022 Australian Open
Damian Kust, Editor - Sep 20, 2022

The last two Challenger events of 2022 were a new tournament in Maspalomas and Maia, which has been ending the season since its introduction in 2019. Dusan Lajovic claimed his 7th title at this level in the former, while the up-and-coming 18-year-old Luca van Assche joined the winners’ circle. Read back on this week’s action: […]

Linda Fruhvirtova at the US Open.
Nurein Ahmed - Sep 20, 2022

What is so special about Linda Fruhvirtova? The 17-year-old began the 2022 season as a virtually-unknown teenager on the senior tour, but soon became the talk of the town. Fruhvirtova gave us a glimpse of her potential and talent in her run to a maiden WTA title in Chennai, India, just after the US Open. […]

Yosuke Watanuki Citi Open
Damian Kust, Editor - Sep 20, 2022

Both Leandro Riedi and Yosuke Watanuki managed to claim back-to-back titles in what is the penultimate week of Challenger Tour action in 2022. Meanwhile, Oleksii Krutykh claimed the win in Valencia, while Guido Andreozzi was a shocking champion at Temuco. The Argentinian became the lowest-ranked player to win a Challenger since Guillermo Canas, who was […]

Canada with the Davis Cup trophy.
Martin Keady - Sep 20, 2022

Nearly a whole year after winning the ATP Cup in Australia right at the start of the season, Canada’s men ended the season with a unique team tennis double by winning the Davis Cup for the first time ever. In so doing, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov and their doubles specialist Vasek Pospisil, who won key […]

Felix Auger Aliassime Celebrates
Devesh Bubna - Sep 20, 2022

Eight finals played. Eight finals lost. For a player considered the next big thing, the mentality seemed to be missing for Felix Auger-Aliassime. The 2022 season promised great things for the next-gen players. The Top 3 were finally, with a combination of injuries, Father time, and some very questionable stance on the vaccine had suddenly […]

Ben Shelton UF
Damian Kust, Editor - Sep 20, 2022

Time to recap another thrilling week of ATP Challenger Tour action. Leandro Riedi grabbed his maiden title in Helsinki, while Yosuke Watanuki proved how much he enjoys the courts in Kobe. Vasek Pospisil and Juan Pablo Varillas were the big names claiming trophies, while the story of the week was definitely Ben Shelton. The 20-year-old […]

Novak Djokovic went undefeated at the ATP Finals.
Martin Keady - Sep 20, 2022

Novak Djokovic ultimately won the 2022 ATP Finals with such ease, beating Casper Ruud in the final to ensure that he won every match he played and thus won nearly $5 million in prize money (the biggest ever pay-out in tennis history), that it was hard to believe he had not won the tournament for […]