Laver Cup A Week Away: Questions Abound

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If six of the top ten players the world team up to face off in a Laver Cup in a storied sports city, on foreign soil, will the sports world pay attention? If six world-class players, outside of the Top 10, unite to attempt a classic upset, will the sports world pay attention? We will […] READ MORE


US Open 2021 Review: Medvedev denies Djokovic his Calendar Slam and teenage qualifier Emma Raducanu creates history

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The culmination of the 2021 US Open marks the end of yet another Grand Slam season. The final Slam of the year revealed countless intriguing stories and mesmerized us with tremendous memories. The return of fans in New York this year after the event was being held behind closed doors in 2020 just enhanced the […] READ MORE


Diego Schwartzman has Dream Quarterfinal Path

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Diego Schwartzman came through a potentially stern challenge in Kevin Anderson on Wednesday in fine form. Despite there being a roof on Louis Armstrong Stadium, the first set was plagued with dramatic rain delays. The weather was so bad in New York that the wind blew the rain sideways into the stadium, leaving the court […] READ MORE


Top 5 Contenders to Upset Novak Djokovic at the 2021 US Open

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Novak Djokovic enters the 2021 US Open searching for the Calendar Year Grand Slam. No man has accomplished that since Rod Laver in 1969. Djokovic may enter the tournament as the favorite, but let’s look at the men who can stop him. The recently concluded Cincinnati Masters saw the top four seeds graciously occupy the […] READ MORE




Adjusted Rankings Mean Little Change in Men’s Top 10

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The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Well, sort of. Since the end of 2019 and the onset of the global pandemic, men’s professional tennis faced unprecedented upheaval. Tournaments have been canceled, moved, and frequently played with only a TV audience. Now, 17 months since the end of the last full season, much […] READ MORE


Kei Nishikori: This Week’s Player To Watch (March 3-10)

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Kei Nishikori is LastWordOnTennis’s pick for this week’s player to watch. Every week, LastWordOnTennis will highlight a player to keep an eye on as tournaments are played around the world. This week’s selection is Kei Nishikori. Nishikori is competing in the Rotterdam ATP 500 in a highly competitive field, with half of the players ranked […] READ MORE


Australian Open 2021 Review: Djokovic claims his 18th Major, Osaka wins her 2nd title Down Under

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Grand Slam tournaments in tennis have an inherent ability to narrate intriguing and fascinating stories of glory, resilience, and unadulterated passion, don’t they? The recently concluded Australian Open certainly had all that in abundance. While we witnessed some familiar stories repeat themselves, we also saw some new and exciting tales unfold Down Under. As we […] READ MORE