US Open

Carlos Alcaraz won the US Open..
Laurie Burnette - Sep 13, 2022

We have witnessed the most interesting US Open tournament for a number of years. There were great matches, individual stories and youngest #1 player to boot. However, my biggest takeaway from the US Open is the revival of a true all-court player at the top of tennis. Carlos Alcaraz played an incredible US Open. Just […]

Caroline Garcia in defeat at the US Open.
Martin Keady - Sep 9, 2022

“Fly With Caro” has been an almost ubiquitous phrase (not to mention hashtag, meme and GIF) in women’s tennis this summer. That is because Caroline Garcia, the supremely talented French woman who Andy Murray first tipped for greatness over a decade ago finally seemed to be delivering on his prediction that she would one day […]

Pete Sampras in action at the 2000 US Open.
Laurie Burnette - Sep 9, 2022

With the US Open well-underway, we here at LWOT are taking our annual look back at some of the top matches from previous eras. Today, we review the 2000 semifinal US Open semifinal: Pete Sampras vs Lleyton Hewitt. Two players who provided a great contrast in styles of play, an era where this was possible; […]

Carlos Alcaraz celebrates victory at the ATP Indian Wells Masters.
Jack Edward - Sep 8, 2022

The US Open men’s semifinals take place on Friday, and we’re previewing the match taking place in the bottom half of the draw. Carlos Alcaraz, who somehow survived an epic against Jannik Sinner, squares off against Frances Tiafoe, who capitalized on his win over Rafael Nadal in defeating Andrey Rublev, with both playing for their […]

Frances Tiafoe 2022 US Open
Glenys Furness - Sep 8, 2022

Frances Tiafoe is the last American man standing at the US Open in the singles. The 24-year-old is one match away from his maiden slam It’s all a far cry from where Tiafoe started. When a 16-year-old hit the Futures circuit, the lowest rung of the professional tennis circuit, no one knew quite what to […]

Carlos Alcaraz 2022 US Open
Subhadeep Roy - Sep 8, 2022

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain beat Jannik Sinner of Italy 6-3 6-7 6-7 7-5 6-3 in a pulsating quarterfinal of the US Open on Thursday. The 19-year-old Alcaraz will take on Frances Tiafoe of the US in the semifinal on Friday. This is the first time the young Spanish sensation has reached the semifinal of a […]

Carlos Alcaraz 2022 US Open
Shane Black - Sep 8, 2022

A next-generation battle for the ages took place inside Arthur Ashe Stadium Tuesday night, as Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner dueled for a spot in the US Open semifinals. This was a position both men were looking to get to for the first time in their young careers, and it showed with the fight and […]

Iga Swiatek 2022 US Open
Johnny Connell - Sep 8, 2022

Thursday’s second semifinal matchup on Arthur Ashe Stadium at the US Open sees World #1 Iga Swiatek come up against sixth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka. Swiatek somehow seems to have flown under the radar this fortnight despite her #1 status. The Pole reminded us of what she is capable of in a hard-fought quarterfinal win over a […]

Ons Jabeur 2022 US Open
Johnny Connell - Sep 7, 2022

A blockbuster semifinal matchup at the US Open in Flushing Meadows sees fifth-seeded Ons Jabeur come up against seventeenth-seeded Caroline Garcia in the first of Thursday night’s matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Jabeur will be playing to reach her second Grand Slam final–her second in a row, having succumbed to Elena Rybakina in three sets […]

Can Jannik Sinner win the US Open?
Wesley Heilman - Sep 7, 2022

Coming into the US Open, there appeared to be two players a head above the rest of the draw in Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal. However, even those two players had question marks, as Nadal has struggled with injury this last year, and Medvedev was having only a mediocre year by his own standards. Other […]

Casper Ruud 2022 US Open
Subhadeep Roy - Sep 7, 2022

Fifth seed Casper Ruud of Norway beat 13th seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy 6-1 6-4 7-6 to in the quarterfinals of the US Open on Tuesday. He will take on Karen Khachanov of Russia in the semifinal on Friday. Tuesday’s match lasted for two hours and 35 minutes as the 23-year-old Norwegian, who was the […]

Frances Tiafoe 2022 US Open
Subhadeep Roy - Sep 6, 2022

22nd Seed Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. beat second seed Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-3 in a fourth-round match at the US Open in New York on Monday. With this win, the 24-year-old Tiafoe ended Nadal’s chances of winning what would have been a record-equaling fifth US Open title and also his […]

Frances Tiafoe 2022 US Open
Shane Black - Sep 5, 2022

Rafael Nadal was upset by Frances Tiafoe in the fourth round of the US Open on Monday. The 4x US Open Champion fell to the American 4-6 6-4 4-6 3-6 in Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was undoubtedly the biggest and most important win of Tiafoe’s young career. The loss comes as a major disappointment for […]

Karen Khachanov 2022 US Open
Shane Black - Sep 5, 2022

26-year-old Karen Khachanov is into his first career US Open quarterfinal after besting Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6 6-3 6-1 4-6 6-3 on Sunday. It is his third career Grand Slam quarterfinal, but his first on a hard court. Khachanov is just 30-20 this season with his best result coming as a runner-up finish in Adelaide. […]

Karen Khachanov 2022 US Open
Wesley Heilman - Sep 4, 2022

A US Open fourth-round matchup between Pablo Carreno Busta and Karen Khachanov turned into a five-set thriller, with the Russian moving on to the quarterfinals. Khachanov Extends H2H Lead Over Pablo Carreno Busta Pablo Carreno Busta started the match in the good form he’d shown all season, and seized an immediate break over a player […]

Rafael Nadal Frances Tiafoe
Jack Edward - Sep 4, 2022

Rafael Nadal takes on Frances Tiafoe in the Round of 16 at the 2022 US Open on Monday. Maybe it doesn’t sound like it has the potential to be the match of the tournament. After all, Nadal has made it past the fourth round of the last 16 Majors he’s played (dating all the way […]

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Liudmila Samsonova in action at the WTA Tokyo Open.
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Ekaterina Alexandrova in action at the WTA Seoul Open.
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The story on day one at the Laver Cup was Roger Federer’s final match and that certainly delivered. But there was plenty of entertaining besides and the tie is finely balanced after both sides won two matches on the opening day. Day two may well prove crucial as a result as Team World seek their […]

Taylor Fritz in action at the Laver Cup.
Harsh Bhoot - Sep 4, 2022

Although the narrative on day one at the Laver Cup was understandably dominated by Roger Federer, there was no shortage of entertaining tennis. Team Europe dominated the first session, but Team World struck back in the evening to leave the tie finely poised at 2-2. We here at LWOT are offering our previews and predictions […]