Five Great Changing Of The Guard Battles In Men’s Tennis

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In time, “Madrid 2022” might become short-hand for the type of great, genuinely historic, changing of the guard battle between one era of men’s tennis and another. In becoming the first man ever to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on consecutive days on clay, Carlos Alcaraz has surely proved that all the hype about […] READ MORE



Alexander Zverev – from hero to zero in Mexico meltdown

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Alexander Zverev’s Mexico meltdown is proof that a day is a long time in tennis. On Tuesday morning, he was victorious in the latest-ever match in professional tennis history, finally closing the show at nearly 5am against Jenson Brooksby in Acapulco. By Tuesday evening, the world number three was thrown out of the same tournament […] READ MORE


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


Pete Sampras – The Right Hander who Played like a Left Hander

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There were some fantastic matches during the 2021 US Open. One of the stars of the tournament was Leylah Fernandez, who wowed crowds with her crafty game and competitive spirit.  Every match Fernandez was involved in had drama, including the final. The quarterfinal match against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina caught my eye. However, not for reasons […] READ MORE


The Greatest US Open Male Players Of The Open Era

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Over the years, the US Open has been seen by some as the most difficult major to win. Mainly due to the conditions, the heat, the raucous crowd, late night matches, planes overhead. Plus, the semifinal and final taking place within 24 hours. As the late commentator Bill Threlfall once observed “only the best players […] READ MORE


The Best Men Who Never Won Wimbledon

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Many of the men’s game’s greatest champions have lifted the title at Wimbledon, with the honour board at the All England Club unsurprisingly a who’s who of tennis greatness. But there have also been some very fine players who never managed to get over the line at Wimbledon. Here’s a look at some of the […] READ MORE


Alexander Zverev hires David Ferrer as coach

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Alexander Zverev has added David Ferrer to his coaching team on a trial basis. Zverev posted on his Instagram story: “Some good news: I am going through a trial period with David Ferrer on my team. Could not be more excited to get back to work. Can’t wait for the tour to be back.” Ferrer […] 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