Tim Van Rijthoven making waves at Libema Open

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Dutch tennis has something to cheer in the semi finals of the ATP 250 event in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Tim Van Rijthoven was granted a main draw wild card by the organisers. The 25 year old has exceeded expectations at the event so far. Wild card to semi finalist Tournament organisers tend to provide wildcards for “home […] READ MORE


2022 French Open Men’s Singles Roundtable Predictions: Champion, Dark Horse, and Early Exit

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Ahead of the second Grand Slam of 2022, five Last Word on Tennis writers–Vithun Illankovan (@VitIllankovan), Jakob Bobro (@bobrojakub), Damian Kust (@damiankust), Jack Edward and Gavin Lang – made their French Open predictions for the Men’s Singles tournament. We also have a separate roundtable for the Women’s singles. French Open Men’s Singles Roundtable Predictions Champion – Who will […] READ MORE


ATP Estoril Final: Three Keys to the Match

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It’s been a fun week of tennis in Estoril, but we are down to two players battling for the title: Sebastian Baez and Frances Tiafoe. Both players had to survive three-set battles to reach the final and now only have each other standing in the way of the Estoril winner’s trophy. What are three factors […] READ MORE



Jannik Sinner Poised for Contention in 2022

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Jannik Sinner has been rising steadily the last couple years, now sitting at #10 in the world, and the natural progression of his young career may see him contending for major titles this year. He is a pleasant mixture of power and precision, a rare all-court player in a power-tennis world. The blend of skills […] READ MORE


2022 ATP Predictions: the Grand Slams and ATP Finals

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Following my popular article last year, I will once again be giving my ATP predictions for the upcoming 2022 season. In this article, I shall be giving my predictions on the biggest tournaments of the year (the Grand Slams and ATP Finals). So without further ado here are my predictions… Australian Open   2021 Final: (1) Novak […] READ MORE


Lorenzo Musetti: Will He Get Back on Track in 2022?

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In a lot of respects, Lorenzo Musetti had a great 2021 season. The World No. 59 had plenty of highs during at least a portion of his 2021 campaign, perhaps highlighted by his second-week appearance at Roland Garros, losing in the round of 16 to Novak Djokovic. And that round of 16 showdown was far […] READ MORE


Juan Manuel Cerundolo Smashes Expectations in 2021

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Juan Manuel Cerundolo started out 2021 as World No. 341 in the ATP rankings. He hadn’t played an ATP Tour main-draw match in his career and Cerundolo only had one Challenger semifinal to his name. Currently, Cerundolo sits at World No. 89 with a ranking as high as No. 85. He has an ATP Tour […] READ MORE


Two Defeats In A Week Slow Down The Jannik Sinner Bandwagon

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Jannik Sinner’s rise has been so rapid that it is easy to forget that just two years ago he was preparing to play at the NextGen ATP Finals in Milan. Winning that event, when he was still only 18, catapulted him into the consciousness of the tennis-watching world and the ensuing 24 months have been […] READ MORE