Was Serena Really To Blame For Dominic Thiem Controversy?

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Tennis and controversy go together like peanut butter and jelly, and there’s been some offered this past weekend at the French Open. On Saturday, after her straight-sets loss to Sofia Kenin (6-2 7-5), Serena Williams was placed in the center of criticism on social media for displacing Dominic Thiem from his place at the post-match […] READ MORE




Tsitsipas to face litmus test against former champ Wawrinka

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World #6 Stefanos Tsitsipas is not only a mesmerizing prospect for the future, but also a force in the here and now. Following his hard-fought 7-5 6-3 6-7 7-6 win over the in-form Filip Krajinovic, the 20-year-old became the first Greek in 83 years to reach the last 16 at Roland Garros. And, in arguably […] READ MORE




Kei Nishikori: The King of Deciding Sets is Back

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What man is the master of the deciding set (in terms of winning percentage)? First names that come to mind are probably the Big 3. Federer is just 23rd in that matter. Nadal is a little bit better and stands at the 9th position, while Djokovic is a very good guess as he’s the No.2 […] READ MORE


Roger Federer Sharpens the Sword in Round 3 at the French Open

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PARIS– Roger Federer experimented with some of his lesser-used plays and tactics in a match where he hit a staggering 52 winners en route to victory over Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-1, 7-6. 52 winners (which includes 11 aces– it’s the way official stats are kept here at Roland Garros) in a 3-set match. On clay. […] READ MORE


Nicolas Mahut’s Last Stand

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On Friday, Nicolas Mahut–the 37-year-old doubles specialist born in Angers–will face Leonardo Mayer for a fourth-round berth and a very probable match against Roger Federer. Nicolas Mahut has a career-high ranking of #37 and four grass court titles under his belt, but decided the focus more on his doubles career as he grew older. The […] READ MORE