Challenger Tour Weekly Recap: Alcaraz Goes Back-to-Back, Munar Reigns in Lisbon

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With the dust having settled after the Grand Slam season concluded with the French Open, action continued this week on the ATP and the Challenger Tour, with Challengers held on the clay in Alicante and Lisbon. As ever, there was plenty of entertaining tennis to enjoy. Here’s a recap of what you might have missed: […] READ MORE



Does a Precocious Triumph at Junior Grand Slam Signal ATP Success?

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Personally, one of my favorite topics in tennis is the development of top junior prospects. It’s fascinating to monitor whether they blossom into bona fide stars or, in turn, never pan out among pros. The sentence “junior dominance may not necessarily translate into a successful professional career” has been repeated beyond saturation. Certain players experience […] READ MORE


ATP Rio Open Day 1 Predictions Including Pablo Andujar vs Fernando Verdasco

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The first clay court ATP 500 event of the year, the Rio Open, gets underway this week, with a number of exciting matches on the slate on day one in Brazil. But who will book their place in the second round? Rio Open Day One Predictions Pablo Andujar vs Fernando Verdasco Head-to-head: Verdasco 3-2 Andujar […] READ MORE


Jannik Sinner Hoping to Build on Colossal 2019

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Jannik Sinner in 19 The meteoric rise of Jannik Sinner was, unquestionably, one of tennis’ biggest stories in 2019. In his age-18 season, the Tyrolese shattered all odds, climbing from world No. 553 to No. 78. Such steep ascent resulted in Sinner questionably earning the Newcomer of the Year Award over Felix Auger-Aliassime. Typically, it […] READ MORE


Alejandro Davidovich Spearheads Revamped Armada in 2019

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Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in 2019 The future of Spanish men’s tennis does not look so bleak anymore. Expecting an irruption of another all-time superstar like Rafael Nadal was totally unrealistic, but with the majority of the stalwarts of the once mighty Armada on the wrong side of 30, fresh blood was urgently needed. Well, the […] READ MORE


Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, the Unconventional Spaniard

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Among the eight quarterfinalists at the Millenium Estoril Open, two qualifiers may be unkown to the casual ATP fans. It is not the first, but it is also likely not the last time Joao Domingues performs at home well above his year-round level. Since 2017, the Portuguese is 7-2 against foes ranked waaaaaay higher than […] READ MORE