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Carlos Alcaraz 2022 US Open
Kalin Naidoo - Oct 1, 2022

Carlos Alcaraz’s sensational victory at the US Open has subsequently catapulted him to global superstardom. As we say goodbye to one of the game’s greatest players, Roger Federer, many see more than a passing similarity in the young talent. His youthful exuberance and big match temperament are almost a mirror image of a young Federer. […]


Nick Kyrgios Wimbledon
Kiril Anastasov - Jul 3, 2022

Nick Kyrgios has been the center of attention at Wimbledon so far. Arguments with umpires, a grudge match with Stefanos Tsitsipas, eating during a press conference–this man has done it all. One of his more understated moments, however, is an argument he made on Tuesday. Speaking after his 1st round singles win, the Aussie ripped […]

Katie Boulter is enjoying a memorable campaign at Wimbledon.
Martin Keady - Jul 2, 2022

The warm-up was pretty good, with Dan Evans winning in Nottingham and Ryan Peniston, Harriet Dart and other British players producing superb performances at Queen’s, Eastbourne and elsewhere in the weeks leading up to Wimbledon. But the main event is proving even better, with Heather Watson leading the way into the second week at Wimbledon […]

Casper Ruud 2022 French Open semifinal
Wesley Heilman - Jun 4, 2022

Let’s pretend for a second that Ruud’s game isn’t the exact opposite of Brown’s. Sometimes that’s the idea, though, like Djokovic hiring Goran Ivanisevic to help him with his serve, despite the serve motion being almost completely different and on the opposite side. What if Casper Ruud, looking at the situation in this final and […]

Simona Halep features amongst our WTA Madrid Day 3 Best Bets.
Andy Watson - May 26, 2022

Simona Halep lost in the second round to Qinwen Zheng after suffering a panic attack on court, can Halep train for this potential problem?

Casper Ruud San Diego Open
Andy Watson - May 26, 2022

Scandinavian tennis is enjoying a revival through the talents of Casper Ruud and Holger Rune. Can they win the French Open?

Carlos Alcaraz Rafael Nadal ATP Madrid
Martin Keady - May 10, 2022

In time, “Madrid 2022” might become short-hand for the type of great, genuinely historic, changing of the guard battle between one era of men’s tennis and another. In becoming the first man ever to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on consecutive days on clay, Carlos Alcaraz has surely proved that all the hype about […]

Andy Murray at the Madrid Open.
Martin Keady - May 6, 2022

For British tennis players and fans alike, the start of the European clay court season is always a time of mixed feelings. On the one hand, it is arguably the most glamorous and spectacular part of the entire tennis season, as it is effectively a tour of Europe’s cultural and sporting capitals, including Monte Carlo, […]

Carlos Alcaraz recorded an excellent victory at the ATP Barcelona Open.
Martin Keady - Apr 25, 2022

After playing three matches in just over 24 hours to win the Rio Open in February, Carlos Alcaraz has now won the Barcelona Open by playing two matches – the semifinal and final – in one day, or less than 12 hours. Increasingly, the conviction is growing that such is the astonishing physical and mental […]

Andrey Rublev Wimbledon
Jason Fernandes - Apr 21, 2022

Whether you’re a tennis fan or not, the likelihood is that you’ve heard of Wimbledon. Taking place in London, with the all-white rule for players glistening under the summer sun with a stunning Centre Court with tons of history, there’s no wonder it’s the biggest and most prestigious tournament in all of tennis. In January […]

Victoria Azarenka Wimbledon
Amy Lundy - Apr 20, 2022

Cries of unfairness rang out across the tennis world when news broke of the Wimbledon ban on Russian and Belarusian tennis players. Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Viktoria Azarenka, and Aryna Sabalenka are among the stars who won’t step on the exalted grass of Wimbledon this summer as a result of Russia’s Ukraine invasion. Is the […]

ATP Logo Clay Court
Jason Fernandes - Mar 8, 2022

A few weeks ago, World #3 Alexander Zverev found himself extremely heated with a number of bad calls during his doubles match in Acapulco–and given the situation of some, understandably so. What was not understandable was his reaction to him and his partner Marcelo Melo losing the match. The German went up to the umpire […]

Alexander Zverev ATP Cup
Owen Davis - Feb 27, 2022

Alexander Zverev’s Mexico meltdown is proof that a day is a long time in tennis. On Tuesday morning, he was victorious in the latest-ever match in professional tennis history, finally closing the show at nearly 5am against Jenson Brooksby in Acapulco. By Tuesday evening, the world number three was thrown out of the same tournament […]

Carlos Alcaraz in action ahead of the ATP Umag Open.
Martin Keady - Feb 21, 2022

It was the Queen of Hearts in Alice In Wonderland who claimed to have “believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Well, Carlos Alcaraz looks as if he is on the verge of achieving six impossible things before he turns 19 in May, because he has already achieved some remarkable feats that almost […]

Lorenzo Musetti Backhand Rotterdam
Martin Keady - Feb 15, 2022

In the continuing absence of Roger Federer from the ATP Tour, tennis purists have had to look elsewhere for their stylistic kicks and in particular for a new favourite stroke to match the fluidity and grace of either Federer’s forehand or backhand. It is possible that many of them may eventually settle on the lovely […]

Nick Kyrgios Thanasi Kokkinakis Australian Open
Ethan McAndrews - Feb 7, 2022

There was a seeming familiarity to the eighteenth game of the Men’s Doubles semifinal in Melbourne this January: Nick Kyrgios was yelling at a chair umpire. After two allegedly blown net cord calls on his serve, Kyrgios was visibly agitated. Then, a rogue fan shouted during Kyrgios’ toss at deuce, which sparked more yelling and […]



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