The Arrival of the ‘NextGen’

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The sporting world witnessed a brilliant year of Grand Slam tennis in 2021. History was made. However, not the history we were expecting, with Daniil Medvedev popping Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam balloon. Instead, a “NextGen” player was finally crowned Grand Slam champion. This was a long time coming but men’s tennis looks set to move […] READ MORE


The 2021 Laver Cup is Here

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The 2021 Laver Cup matches begin Friday in Boston. After a Covid-induced postponement, the fourth edition of the annual competition is back. Four years ago, as the first Laver Cup matches began in Prague, almost nobody really knew what to expect. Would it be a glorified exhibition and money grab? A hit and giggle party […] READ MORE


Doubles The Fun When Handicapping the Laver Cup

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It is no surprise to note that at almost all big time professional tennis events, doubles takes a back seat to singles. Sometimes, very far back. Such is not the case at the Laver Cup. As Team Europe and Team World prepare to square off in Boston, doubles will surely be on the mind of […] READ MORE


J.J. Wolf: The Best Mullet in Tennis

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Hairstyles come and go. However, in tennis with the players competing, the longer their hair can end up being a talking point. American J.J. Wolf is a definite contender for the “Best Mullet in Tennis” title. The 22-year-old from Cincinnati turned professional in 2019 after playing four standout seasons at Ohio State. Wolf is playing […] READ MORE


Bjorn Borg Visits Poznan With His Son Leo, Who Bows Out Early

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Poznan, Poland– Leo Borg was eliminated in the Poznan Challenger’s opening round by Alexander Shevchenko, a 20-year-old Russian qualifier. The Swede was originally supposed to face Hugo Gaston, but the Frenchman decided to withdraw due to fatigue from his runner-up run at Gstaad. Borg played a very competitive first set but ultimately couldn’t keep up […] READ MORE


The Five Finest Wimbledon Men’s Finals Ever

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Ahead of the 2021 Final, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the finest Wimbledon Men’s Singles Finals ever. The 2021 edition will have to go some to match these classics. In ascending order, here are the five finest Wimbledon Men’s Singles Finals Ever. 2001: Goran Ivanišević beats Pat Rafter 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, […] READ MORE


The Five Finest Wimbledon Men’s Champions Ever

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With Wimbledon about to start – for the first time in two years – Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the five finest Men’s Single Champions in the history of the world’s greatest tennis tournament. Martin also takes a look at the five greatest Wimbledon women’s champions including Serena Williams. Wimbledon 2020 […] 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


The Longest Open Era Tennis Winning Streaks

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Building a lengthy winning streak at the elite level of tennis is a feat largely reserved for all-time greats. Suzanne Lenglen won a remarkable 182 consecutive matches from 1921-1926. That stands as the all-time record, while Bill Tilden’s formidable run of 98 straight wins in 1924-1925 tops the men’s list. Winning streaks are arguably even […] READ MORE