Pete Sampras – The Right Hander who Played like a Left Hander

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There were some fantastic matches during the 2021 US Open. One of the stars of the tournament was Leylah Fernandez, who wowed crowds with her crafty game and competitive spirit.  Every match Fernandez was involved in had drama, including the final. The quarterfinal match against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina caught my eye. However, not for reasons […] READ MORE


Three Best Men’s Players to Never Win the Australian Open

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Winning one of tennis’ four Grand Slam tournaments is the pinnacle of achievement in the sport. The Australian Open (then known as the Australasian Championships) became the last event to be selected as a major tournament by the ILTF (now the ITF) in 1924. The year’s first Major did not always match the French Open, […] READ MORE



Could 2021 be Nick Kyrgios’ Year?

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It has been 11 months since Nick Kyrgios played on the ATP Tour, having last competed in Acapulco in February 2020. He withdrew from all events for the remainder of 2020, following the Tour’s suspension due to the coronavirus. In this time he has slipped to number 46 in the world rankings. With two fellow […] READ MORE



Ten Terrific Things In Tennis In 2020

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There wasn’t a lot to enjoy in 2020 in tennis or indeed in general, but, as Martin Keady (our resident tennis historian) reports, there were at least these 10 things. RAFAEL NADAL MAKING IT 20 MAJORS IN 2020 Embed from Getty Images In an utterly imperfect year,  the symmetry of Rafael Nadal’s 13th French Open […] READ MORE