The Arrival of the ‘NextGen’

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The sporting world witnessed a brilliant year of Grand Slam tennis in 2021. History was made. However, not the history we were expecting, with Daniil Medvedev popping Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam balloon. Instead, a “NextGen” player was finally crowned Grand Slam champion. This was a long time coming but men’s tennis looks set to move […] READ MORE


The ATP Tour Should Return to Best-of-Five Finals

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The French Open is over for another year. A slightly unexpected result, if not an entirely unpredictable winner in Novak Djokovic. Indeed, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have won the last three Major tournaments. However, for the first time a member of the “NextGen” came closest to breaking the duck and winning a Major title. Stefanos […] READ MORE


Melbourne Epics Should End Calls For Men To Play Three-Setters At Majors

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The 2021 Australian Open Men’s Singles event has produced more epics than an old-time Hollywood studio. In at least four classic five-set encounters, the best male tennis players in the world – including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios (who may not be ranked as highly as the others but […] READ MORE


Tennis World Tour 2 Review: A Decent Second Serve

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When Tennis World Tour released in May 2018, it’s no understatement to say the game was a complete mess; it was buggy and broken, to say the very least. As time went on the developers even kept lying to fans about future updates to fix the game, most of which never saw the light of […] READ MORE


What’s a Tennis GOAT, anyways?

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You’ve thought long and hard over this. Some days you couldn’t be more sure. Other days you have no idea. Though one thing is for certain: as a new decade begins, the debate has never been more debatable. Who is the GOAT of men’s tennis? But just one second, ladies and gentlemen of the court. […] READ MORE


Djokovic The Escapologist Can Achieve The Grand Slam In 2020

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“Djokovic” and “Escapologist” don’t quite rhyme, but they are close enough metrically to suggest that in time the great Serb might just acquire a new nickname to go with “The Rubber Man”, the monicker that is a testament to both his freakish physical flexibility and his ability to bounce back from even the most difficult […] READ MORE


Ten Terrible Things About Tennis In The 2010s: Part 1

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In a four-part series to end the 2019 season, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back not just at the last year but at the last decade in tennis. This week, he looks at ten lowlights from tennis in the 2010s. In the men’s game, the 2010s were – sadly – the decade in […] READ MORE



Rafael Nadal Is The Hellhound On Roger Federer’s Trail

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The greatest song of the greatest blues man, Robert Johnson, was Hellhound On My Trail, in which Johnson famously imagined being pursued by some demon or devil that just would not let him rest. It might now be time for Roger Federer to consider singing the blues, because he too has a hellhound on his […] READ MORE


Kvitova Eyeing Previously Unthinkable 3rd Wimbledon Title

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Petra Kvitova has now shown impressive consistency, winning five titles this season, splitting these between two each on clay and hard court and one, so far, on grass. This incorporated a 14-match hard court winning streak and a 13-match clay one. Not bad, considering that on balance – grass is her best surface. Precautionary Injury […] READ MORE