Roger Federer Is The Greatest Artist In The History Of Sport

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For much of the 20th century – so, for most of the history of professional sport – art and sport were widely regarded as being almost mutually exclusive. Indeed, it was a commonly held belief, especially in the West, that it was almost impossible for someone to love both equally. Much of the British education […] 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


The ATP’s Punishment to Alexander Zverev is Embarrassing

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A few weeks ago, World #3 Alexander Zverev found himself extremely heated with a number of bad calls during his doubles match in Acapulco–and given the situation of some, understandably so. What was not understandable was his reaction to him and his partner Marcelo Melo losing the match. The German went up to the umpire […] 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


Holger Rune Has Breakthrough 2021 Season

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It was back in 2019. British Junior Anton Matusevich was getting set to play Holger Rune in the Wimbledon Juniors tournament. As he told the Daily Mail’s Laura Lambert, “…The guy has no life, he just plays tennis every bloody day…he’s got nothing in his life apart from tennis to do.” Coming into the 2021 […] READ MORE


Oscar Otte Runs Out Of Steam After Incredible Run On Serve

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For Oscar Otte, his match against Alex Molcan Friday was a streak-buster. With Roger Federer’s record number of holds approaching in the distance, Molcan broke Otte’s streak of 68 games in a row with a break to 30. Molcan ended up beating Otte 6-3 4-6 6-1, reading the German’s serve better than anyone in recent […] READ MORE


Hugo Dellien Showcases High Tennis IQ and Fitness In Montevideo Triumph

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For the seventh time in Hugo Dellien’s career, he was a champion on the ATP Challenger Tour. This time, he lifted the winner’s trophy at the Montevideo Challenger, a tail-end of the season clay-court Challenger in the capitol of Uruguay. For clay-court specialists like Dellien, Montevideo represented an opportunity to squeeze the final bits of […] 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