Challenger Tour Weekly Recap: Kwon, Brooksby and Baez lift titles

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Forget about multimillionaires battling each other in the Australian Open final. The real struggle is here and it’s been another fascinating week at the ATP Challenger Tour. Soon-Woo Kwon made a great return to the circuit, while Sebastian Baez and Jenson Brooksby added to the growing list of Next-Gen winners of 2021. Read back on […] READ MORE


Andrey Kuznetsov to return at ATP Prague Open

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Andrey Kuznetsov will return to ATP tennis after a two-and-a-half-year absence at the Prague Open Challenger event in the Czech Republic, which begins on August 17. The Russian played his last ATP match in January 2018, a three-set loss to Ilya Ivashka at the Challenger in Koblenz, Germany. He has struggled with injuries, and was […] READ MORE



What Now for Juan Pablo Varillas?

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In tennis, winning can be contagious. Sure, every week is a clean slate, but the positive vibes and momentum can carry on from tournament to tournament. Once a player gets into a good rhythm, that doesn’t go away on the plane ride to the next tournament. Last year, the tennis world saw a 22 year-old […] READ MORE



Late Retirements: A Worrying Trend in Tennis?

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In tennis at the Challenger level, when something is fishy, tennis fans tend to hope for the best, but expect the worse. And retiring two points from the finish of the match is certainly fishy. Enter Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Samarkand is home to the $54,160 Samarkand Challenger, one of four Challengers this week . With seeded […] READ MORE


Jared Hiltzik Speaks About Issues with ITF Transition Tour

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Jared Hiltzik–a very successful NCAA player at the University of Illinois, who turned pro after finishing his four years there–became yet another player to speak about issues with the ITF on Tuesday, posting his thoughts on Twitter. It’s tough. Playing some of the best tennis of my life right now and at 350 I can’t […] READ MORE



Alex de Minaur Cracks the Top 100

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Alex de Minaur is one of the future stars of tennis, and the 19-year-old achieved yet another milestone in his very short career. With his straight sets victory over Yuki Bhambri in the quarterfinals of Surbiton, the Australian guaranteed his place in the top 100. I caught up with the 19-year-old after his historic victory; […] READ MORE


Jay Clarke Sets His Sights On the Top 100

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19-year-old Jay Clarke is one of the most exciting prospects in British tennis. He is rapidly improving and so mature for a player of his age. In one year, Clarke has risen 170 spots in the world rankings. If he continues to work hard, the top 100 could well be within reach. Earlier this week […] READ MORE