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




2021 ATP Tour Players to Watch – Jannik Sinner

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Italian men’s tennis has gone through something of a revival over the last two years. Matteo Berretteni, Lorenzo Sonego and Leonardo Mussetti are a few of the young players who have made noise on the ATP Tour over the last year or two. All are talented young players with much to be excited about. However, […] READ MORE


ATP Year In Review 6-10 Including Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev

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Our year end review for the 2020 season on the ATP Tour concludes with a look at the players who finished the year ranked 6-10. Matteo Berrettini Italy’s top player Berrettini struggled in 2020 with injuries, and benefited from the ATP’s coronavirus rankings freeze to stay in the top 10 at year’s end. His brief […] READ MORE




Ten Things To Look Forward To In Tennis In 2021

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Tennis lovers, like everyone else, will be glad to see the back of 2020 and will hope that, especially with mass vaccination against Coronavirus, it will finally be possible to get back to normal, or at least “mormal” (more normal), in 2021. 1.THE RETURN OF FANS Embed from Getty Images There is surely only one […] 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