Dmitry Popko Wins First Challenger Title in Lisbon

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As Andrea Pellegrino’s leaping backhand-down-the-line sailed wide, Dmitry Popko stayed cool as a cucumber. He calmly walked up to the net as if it were the first round of an ITF match, yet it was the biggest title of the 24-year-old Kazakh’s career. Popko had won the Lisbon Challenger with a 6-2 6-4 win over […] READ MORE



Thiago Seyboth Wild Gets Reality Check

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It was a glorious moment. Casper Ruud mishit the backhand wide and Thiago Seyboth Wild fell to the ground, hands on his head. The 19 year-old Brazilian had won his first ATP Tour title out of nowhere. Seyboth Wild had never and was World No. 182 before the start of the tournament. He had some […] READ MORE




Can Thiago Seyboth Wild Make 2020 a Breakthrough Year?

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As we headed into the offseason following 2019, one could not help but be optimistic that 19-year-old Thiago Seyboth Wild would start out 2020 hot. If Seyboth Wild could keep up the level he was starting to show on a consistent, then he could begin 2020 with a push to reach the top 100 in […] READ MORE


The Golden Swing: A Recap of 2019 and Preview of 2020

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With the Australian Open now rapidly approaching its conclusion, with just the men’s finals left to play, the attention of the tennis world will soon shift to South America for the Golden Swing. A number of the world’s best players will be making the trip to compete at the four clay-court events in Cordoba, Buenos […] READ MORE


Thiago Monteiro: A Clay Court Challenger Superstar

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Although Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro did not enjoy one of his best seasons in 2019, his solid play throughout the year at clay-court Challengers has set him up to play in the main draw at the Majors next season. He may well also be a force to be reckoned with during the golden swing in his […] READ MORE



Cristian Garin: Rising Fast

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You might never have heard of Christian Garin. And, it’s understandable. He’s from a non-traditional tennis country, Chile, and he’s played a lot more on the Challenger Tour than the ATP Tour. However, it’s time that the world take notice of Garin. Christian Garin has arrived. This week has been very impressive for Garin. He […] READ MORE