Five Great Changing Of The Guard Battles In Men’s Tennis

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In time, “Madrid 2022” might become short-hand for the type of great, genuinely historic, changing of the guard battle between one era of men’s tennis and another. In becoming the first man ever to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on consecutive days on clay, Carlos Alcaraz has surely proved that all the hype about […] 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


Best Male Players Who Never Won the French Open

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This week we take a look at the greatest male players who never won the French Open championships. (We also have a list of the best female players to never conquer the event.) Red clay has been the most challenging surface for grass and hard-court specialists since the Open Era began in 1968. Best Male […] READ MORE



Nick Kyrgios – Tennis’ Biggest Hypocrite

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We all know Nick Kyrgios, the Australian who’s never made a Grand Slam semifinal, never won a Masters event, and never even made the top ten. Just off that alone it’s obvious we don’t know him for his tennis results; instead, he’s mostly known for being someone who personally abuses fellow players, fans, linespeople, umpires, […] READ MORE


What has Happened to Denis Shapovalov?

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After watching Denis Shapovalov play Juan Martin del Potro at Queen’s Club, he hung his head in despair. Yet, another first-round loss for Shapovalov. Yet, another opportunity by the wayside. Shapovalov looks as if he has zero confidence in his shots and, at this point, he can’t even win a set, let alone a match, […] 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


Why This May Be The End Of Djokovic And Becker

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Over the years we have become accustomed to strong coaching teams that have helped the greatest players in the world. The partnership of Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker is no different, but have we seen the best of this coalition? Becker decided to join the Djokovic coaching set up in December 2013. With Becker’s assistance […] READ MORE


The ATP Coach of the Year Award is a Farce

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The 2016 ATP Awards saw the presentation of the inaugural ATP Coach of the Year award. Stan Wawrinka’s coach, Magnus Norman, received the accolade after being chosen by his fellow ATP coach members. Whilst no one would argue that Norman has worked wonders with the Swiss since 2013, there were perhaps some other coaches more […] READ MORE