The Laver Cup – A Growing Spectacle

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The Laver Cup: Made for TV and to generate profits? Sure. A few forced rules to manufacture final day drama? No doubt. A clever idea to place individual stars into a team format to create an intense tennis spectacle? Absolutely The third edition of the star laden Team Europe vs.Team World tennis competition called The […] READ MORE


Team Europe Wins Inaugural Laver Cup

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Team Europe has won the first ever Laver Cup, beating Team World with an aggregate score of 15-9. Roger Federer claimed the final points for Bjorn Borg’s team, with a 4-6 7-6 11-9 win over Australia’s Nick Kyrgios. Federer sneaks past Kyrgios to seal Laver Cup triumph for Team Europe Federer was not at his […] READ MORE


The Laver Cup – An Instant Success

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The inaugural edition of the Laver Cup was questioned by many. People did not see the point of putting so much passion and enthusiasm into a so-called ‘exhibition event’. Since the first point, the Laver Cup has become an instant success. Rivals Become Teammates The refreshing new competition on the tennis calendar sees big stars […] READ MORE


Davis Cup Provides a Reminder of the Greatness of Doubles

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There were many reasons to love the Davis Cup semi-finals last weekend: the closeness of the competition, as both semi-finals went to the final day (and in the case of Belgium–Australia to the final rubber); the frenzied but still friendly support provided by the supporters of all four nations, particularly the few dozen Aussie “Fanatics” […] READ MORE


Laver Cup: Day One Recap

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Nobody was sure what to expect when the Laver Cup got underway Friday in Prague, but the event got off to a great start and seems to have the attention of tennis fans across the world. The interest level was always going to be high with the amount of talented players participating, but a big […] READ MORE



The Five Finest US Open Men’s Finals

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Countdown to the US Open:In the second part of our series building up to the US Open, Last Word on Tennis looks back at the greatest US Open Men’s finals. The US Open is the final Grand Slam of the year and is commonly regarded as the loudest, brashest and downright craziest of the Majors, […] READ MORE


The Five Finest French Open Men’s Champions

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Countdown to Roland Garros: In the fourth and final part of our series building up to the French Open, Last Word on Tennis looks at the greatest French Open Men’s Champions. If the identity of the greatest ever French Open Men’s Champion is no surprise (clue: given his return to form this year, he has […] READ MORE


Does Rankings Fall Signal The End Of The Federer-Nadal Rivalry?

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Thirteen was certainly the unlucky number for Federer and Nadal this week, as the new world rankings found them both outside the world’s top four for the first time in thirteen years. At that time, Federer had won Wimbledon for the first time and Nadal was just a 16-year-old (albeit a freakishly powerful one) heading for […] READ MORE