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Osaka Barty 2019 Beijing
Vithun Illankovan - Jan 9, 2022

Following my popular article last year, I will once again be giving my WTA predictions for the upcoming 2022 season. In this article, I will be giving my predictions on the biggest tournaments of the year (Grand Slams and WTA Finals). So without further a do, here are my predictions… Australian Open   2021 Final: (3) […]


Roger Federer after defeat at Wimbledon.
Martin Keady - Sep 26, 2021

One of the many ripple effects of Novak Djokovic’s last-match defeat in pursuit of the Calendar Grand Slam is that, for the time being at least, Roger Federer remains tied with Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on 20 Majors. Given that it is now nearly four years since Federer won his last Major (the 2018 Australian […]

Daniil Medvedev celebrates victory at the US Open.
Niranjan Deodhar - Sep 24, 2021

Live sports is defined by its unpredictability. No matter what a player has done in the past, it all boils down to how they performs on the day. While sport rewards your legacy, it does not guarantee you any results. In the US Open final, it was Novak Djokovic’s turn to embrace this bitter truth as […]

Emma Raducanu US Open Trophy
Niranjan Deodhar - Sep 14, 2021

The culmination of the 2021 US Open marks the end of yet another Grand Slam season. The final Slam of the year revealed countless intriguing stories and mesmerized us with tremendous memories. The return of fans in New York this year after the event was being held behind closed doors in 2020 just enhanced the […]

Novak Djokovic saw his quest for the Calendar Slam end in defeat.
Martin Keady - Sep 13, 2021

Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at Novak Djokovic’s failure to achieve the Calendar Slam, arguing that it shows just how incredibly hard that achievement is. It says everything about how hard it is to win the Calendar Slam, especially in the Men’s game, that not one of The Big Three – Roger […]

Emma Raducanu US Open semifinals
David Li - Sep 13, 2021

Emma Raducanu just became the first tennis player since the Open Era began in 1968 to make it through qualifying to win a Grand Slam. Entering the US Open ranked 150th in the world, the 18-year-old Brit won three matches in qualifying and all seven of her matches in the main draw. And when the dust […]

Daniil Medvedev US Open final
Yesh Ginsburg - Sep 12, 2021

Novak Djokovic was on the cusp of history, and only Daniil Medvedev remained standing in his way. The Serbian had won all 27 Grand Slam matches contested this year, and was aiming to become the first man since 1969 (and only the third in history) to win all four Major titles in one year. Medvedev […]

Emma Raducanu US Open Trophy
Andy Watson - Sep 12, 2021

Emma Raducanu’s magnificent victory in the US Open final was the product of a series of moments produced in adversity. We assess the key moments and what was learned.

Novak Djokovic US Open semifinal
Niranjan Deodhar - Sep 11, 2021

And there were just two. One of Novak Djokovic or Daniil Medvedev will take home the US Open trophy. The stage is set, and history is on the line as the top two seeds gear themselves to battle in what promises to be the most important Slam final of the calendar year. US Open Final […]

Emma Raducanu US Open Final
Steen Kirby - Sep 11, 2021

British teenager Emma Raducanu completed one of the most memorable summers in tennis history, going from Wimbledon surprise to US Open Champion over the course of the summer. The 18 year old made her WTA debut just months ago in Nottingham on grass, her Grand Slam debut came at home at Wimbledon where she went […]

Novak Djokovic 2021 US Open Semifinal
Steen Kirby - Sep 11, 2021

Tennis fans will gather together to see if Novak Djokovic can win history and take the calendar year Grand Slam on Sunday. Djokovic faces Daniil Medvedev, the same opponent he defeated in straight sets in the Australian Open final earlier this year. Our panelists predict this highly anticipated US Open final matchup. Daniil Medvedev vs […]

Emma Raducanu US Open semifinal
Martin Keady - Sep 10, 2021

Ahead of the US Open Women’s Singles Final, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, considers the chances of Emma Raducanu becoming only the third British winner of a US Open Singles title. In total, only six Britons have ever won a US Singles title since the US Championships was first staged at the end of […]

Novak Djokovic US Open 2021 R3
Niranjan Deodhar - Sep 10, 2021

Since his Wimbledon debacle, Alexander Zverev is enjoying a dream run on hard courts this season. The 24-year-old German has been in scintillating form. His 16-match winning streak that includes triumphs at the Tokyo Olympics and Cincinnati Masters attest to his rise. No one ever doubted Zverev’s potential, but his performances failed to match his […]

Emma Raducanu US Open semifinal
Ryan Schick - Sep 9, 2021

With her dominant straight-set victory over Maria Sakkari, Emma Raducanu set up an all-teenage final at the US Open. Raducanu breezed through her three qualifying matches without dropping a set, but her wins would be even more convincing upon reaching the main draw. She has not dropped a set on the way to the final, […]

Leylah Fernandez US Open semifinal
Andy Watson - Sep 9, 2021

Leylah Fernandez has reached the final of the 2021 US Open after a magnificent three-set victory over Aryna Sabalenka.

Novak Djokovic US Open 2021 forehand
Niranjan Deodhar - Sep 9, 2021

2003 US Open winner Andy Roddick tweeted, “First he takes your legs…Then he takes your soul” about Novak Djokovic during the Serb’s win against Jenson Brooksby in their Round of 16 encounter on Monday. Matteo Berrettini, Djokovic’s opponent in the quarterfinal, experienced that on Wednesday. The Italian won a marathon opening set, then the wheels […]



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Wesley Heilman - Jan 9, 2022

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Damian Kust, Editor - Jan 9, 2022

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga played the last match of his career at Roland Garros on Tuesday, losing to Casper Ruud 7-6 6-7 2-6 6-7. The Frenchman was about to serve for the fourth set when he suffered a shoulder injury, leaving him barely able to continue (won just one of the next twelve points). What followed was […]

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Yesh Ginsburg - Jan 9, 2022

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Yesh Ginsburg - Jan 9, 2022

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Yesh Ginsburg - Jan 9, 2022

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