Jurij Rodionov Wins First Grand Slam Main Draw Match in Instant Classic

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In January of 2020, Jurij Rodionov was as low as World No. 363. The positive momentum from his maiden ATP Challenger Tour title in 2018 long past him, a rankings abyss in front of him. But, Rodionov continued forging ahead and eventually found his game. It really started with a comeback three-set victory over Michael […] READ MORE


Dominic Thiem’s tough path to French Open glory

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Dominic Thiem faces a tough draw at the 2020 French Open, as he looks to win a second consecutive Grand Slam title. The Austrian lifted his first Major title at the US Open just two weeks ago. Thiem is largely seen as the third favorite in Paris, after Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. In the […] READ MORE


Big Names To Miss The French Open Including Federer and Barty

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This years French Open will have some big names who will not be playing. Some will not play because of the global pandemic, some because of injuries, and others because of personal choices. No question that these players will be missed in Paris, and hopefully we can see them soon once again. Here are the […] READ MORE


Dominic Thiem Comes Back from Two Sets Down to Win US Open Title

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In many ways, this year’s US Open was always going to be a bit of a strange one. No fans, COVID-19 impacting decisions, and Roger Federer taking the season off meant that 2020 was always going to be different. Still, once Rafael Nadal decided not to play (ostensibly due to health concerns, but almost certainly […] READ MORE


Fresh New US Open Final

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This Sunday is the Men’s US Open final between Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem. Both are in their first major final in their careers and they are chasing history. Whoever wins will be the first winner to be born in the 1990s to have won a Grand Slam title. The Big Three Dominance Roger Federer, […] READ MORE


Former Champions Kim Clijsters and Andy Murray Return to US Open

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Former champions Kim Clijsters and Andy Murray will return to Grand Slam tennis on Tuesday at the 2020 US Open. The unranked 37-year-old wild card Clijsters will face WTA #27 Ekaterina Alexandrova in her first round match. The Belgian is making her second comeback and played her first official match in over seven years in […] READ MORE


Jennifer Brady Ready for US Open Run

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In early January of the 2019 season, Jennifer Brady was a relative unknown at World No. 125. The former college star from UCLA had the potential to take over matches with her powerful game, yet struggled with the consistency necessary to compete at the highest level on the WTA Tour, despite some flashes of potential […] READ MORE


Could Roger Federer Win A 21st Grand Slam in 2021?

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There is an old cliché that even a man who could turn back time would eventually run out of it. And for Roger Federer – one of the most successful and popular sportsmen of all time – who is already late into the twilight of his glorious career, that brings with it the unwelcome prospect […] READ MORE


Alex de Minaur or Nick Kyrgios: Who is Closer to a Grand Slam Title?

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Australian tennis has a rich heritage in both the men’s and the women’s game, with some of the greatest players of all time hailing from ‘down under’. But whilst Ashleigh Barty is now leading the charge for Australian women’s tennis, holding the French Open title and the world #1 ranking, no Australian man has won […] READ MORE


Best players who never completed the career Grand Slam

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Completing the career Grand Slam and winning the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open is no mean feat with the varying surfaces of hard court, clay and grass.  Only the very best achieve this with some surprising names not managing it so Last Word on Tennis has decided to look at the […] READ MORE