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


Naomi Osaka on Grand Slam Success: ‘It gives me more belief in myself’

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BIRMINGHAM– So much has happened in a short space of time for Japanese star Naomi Osaka. Just last year, she was No.18 in the world when she played this tournament in Birmingham. Fast forward twelve months and she is the player to beat and the No.1 player in the world, with two Grand Slams under […] 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


WTA Year In Review: 11-15 Including Stephens

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This off-season, Last Word on Tennis will be looking back at the seasons’ top 50 players on each tour this year. This instalment covers the WTA 2017 players ranked 11-15, including Sloane Stephens and Kristina Mladenovic. Anastasija Pavlyuchenkova   A roller coaster of a year that needs a better Grand Slam record if she is […] READ MORE


Will Grigor Dimitrov ever make that breakthrough at a major?

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Grigor Dimitrov came ever so close to getting his second win over a World No.1 player as he fell short against Rafael Nadal in another closely-contested battle in the quarter-final of the Shanghai Rolex Masters. Dimitrov played well. We know he has the shotmaking capability to trouble these big guys and he has displayed that […] READ MORE