1994 Wimbledon Final – The Match That Changed Tennis

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The 1994 Wimbledon final between Pete Sampras and Goran Ivanisevic took place on an unusually hot July day in London. Beforehand, everybody knew the rallies would be short and points quick. However, no one would have predicted the importance this match would play in the direction of modern tennis. The match was won by Sampras […] READ MORE


Five Great Changing Of The Guard Battles In Men’s Tennis

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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 […] READ MORE


The Arrival of the ‘NextGen’

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The sporting world witnessed a brilliant year of Grand Slam tennis in 2021. History was made. However, not the history we were expecting, with Daniil Medvedev popping Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam balloon. Instead, a “NextGen” player was finally crowned Grand Slam champion. This was a long time coming but men’s tennis looks set to move […] READ MORE


The Greatest US Open Male Players Of The Open Era

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Over the years, the US Open has been seen by some as the most difficult major to win. Mainly due to the conditions, the heat, the raucous crowd, late night matches, planes overhead. Plus, the semifinal and final taking place within 24 hours. As the late commentator Bill Threlfall once observed “only the best players […] READ MORE


J.J. Wolf: The Best Mullet in Tennis

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Hairstyles come and go. However, in tennis with the players competing, the longer their hair can end up being a talking point. American J.J. Wolf is a definite contender for the “Best Mullet in Tennis” title. The 22-year-old from Cincinnati turned professional in 2019 after playing four standout seasons at Ohio State. Wolf is playing […] READ MORE


A Brief History of Modern Olympic Men’s Tennis

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Ahead of the Olympic Tennis Finals this weekend, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, takes a look back at the history of the Men’s Singles in modern Olympic Tennis. Just as modern tennis is often considered to have begun in 1968, with the start of the Open (or fully professional) era, so modern Olympic tennis […] READ MORE



The Future Elites of Men’s Tennis

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What separates the very best from the rest?  Something unique, something special? Something which you can eyeball or put a finger on. Pete Sampras had his serve and lithe movement, Andre Agassi with his hawk-like eyesight and return, Marat Safin could blast the ball equally hard from both the forehand and backhand wing, Marcelo Rios […] READ MORE



Pete Sampras: What Is His Legacy?

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Pete Sampras was the man to beat in the 1990s. The American, who turned professional in 1988, played in 266 tournaments over the course of his 14 year career. He finished as year-end world #1 a record six times and claimed 64 titles, including 14 Grand Slams. Sampras made a fast start to his career, […] READ MORE