Felix Auger-Aliassime: A Man Reborn

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Eight finals played. Eight finals lost. For a player considered the next big thing, the mentality seemed to be missing for Felix Auger-Aliassime. The 2022 season promised great things for the next-gen players. The Top 3 were finally, with a combination of injuries, Father time, and some very questionable stance on the vaccine had suddenly […] READ MORE



Andy Murray Start-Stop Again, Falls to Felix Auger-Aliassime in Rotterdam

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Andy Murray began his Rotterdam quest with a strong victory in straight sets over a surging Sasha Bublik, the latest in Murray’s early-round, high-level victories. But the level of difficulty rose steeply as the second round brought world #9 Felix Auger-Aliassime, who cruised past Murray easily in their last meeting, a 2020 US Open match […] READ MORE


Denis Shapovalov Is Finding Form At The Right Time

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I’ll be one of the first to admit that I saw this as being a tough tournament for Denis Shapovalov. The young Canadian struggled to find any sort of form in the build up to the US Open, failing to secure a win since his heart-breaking semifinal loss to Djokovic at Wimbledon. This bad patch […] READ MORE


US Open Day 4 – Women’s Match Of The Day

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The seeds in the women’s draw are fairing slightly better so far this year than the men’s are. Only five have been eliminated at the time of writing but that could easily change after Thursday’s action. Several of the top seeds face tough opposition in their next matches. That  includes the likes of Karolina Pliskova […] READ MORE


Denis Shapovalov: This Week’s Player To Watch (April 21-27)

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Every week, LastWordOnTennis will highlight a player to keep an eye on as tournaments are played around the world. This week’s selection is Denis Shapovalov. There is no respite for the men of the ATP Tour. As the Monte Carlo Masters finishes, the Barcelona Open, an ATP 500-level event, begins and the draw is packed […] READ MORE



2021 WTA Tour Players to Watch – Bianca Andreescu

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It might seem strange to include Bianca Andreescu in our 2021 WTA Tour Players to Watch series. After all, she took the tennis world by storm in 2019 culminating her first grand Slam at the US Open. However, she hasn’t been seen since pulling out of the WTA tour finals that year with a knee […] READ MORE


Vasek Pospisil Back To His Best

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In this golden era for Canadian tennis, it is altogether too easy to overlook Vasek Pospisil. Compared with Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime, who have achieved so much already and of whom so much is expected, and his contemporary Milos Raonic, Pospisil’s star seems relatively dim. His legacy seems on track to be […] READ MORE


Carol Zhao: In Search of Better Days Ahead

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Back in the summer of 2018, Bianca Andreescu was not yet a household name in Canada; and Carol Zhao was the country’s No. 1 ranked female player. But a lot can change in less than two years. Since then, we’ve seen the rise of a new and bona fide superstar in Andreescu, who shocked the […] READ MORE