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


The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. No. 7 –John McEnroe 84

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This installment of “The Greatest: The Men And Women Who Made Tennis” is a twofer, or two for the price of one, as it not only looks at statistically the single greatest season in tennis history – John McEnroe’s remarkable 1984 campaign – but at the best visual record of that season, Julien Faraut’s superb […] READ MORE


French Open Flashbacks: John McEnroe v Ivan Lendl 1984 Final

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With the French Open meant to have taken place this summer, Last Word on Tennis decided to fill the void by revisiting some famous matches at Roland Garros. Our first trip down memory lane is to the 1984 final between John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl. Background John McEnroe McEnroe came into the match in the […] 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


Is Federer Still The GOAT?

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For many tennis fans, Roger Federer is indisputably the greatest of all time. With an all-time record 20 Grand Slam titles, six wins at the ATP Finals, as well as the longest reign as world #1, his achievements speak for themselves. But in recent years, Federer’s claim to being the greatest of all time has […] READ MORE


Is Sampras Still The GOAT?

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It may seem outrageous to many to suggest that Pete Sampras is still the greatest of all time. After all, his 14 Major titles is now only good enough for fourth placed in the list, behind the Big Three of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. And perhaps more importantly still, whilst the three […] READ MORE


Is Novak Djokovic Already The GOAT?

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For some – especially fans of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer – this will sound like a heresy. How could Novak Djokovic already be the greatest of all time when he has fewer Major titles than both and fewer weeks as world #1 than Federer? In fact, Djokovic does not lead in any single category […] READ MORE


What is wrong with Alexander Zverev?

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Alexander Zverev has just suffered three defeats in a row in the ATP Cup. Read about how this happened and what can be done to turn his form around. READ MORE


Novak Djokovic – The Disrespected Champion

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Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest players ever to have picked up a racket. Yet he isn’t given the same adulation as the likes of Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. A simple reason for this is that both Federer and Nadal were dominating the sport before the Serb. Naturally, with both players winning grand […] READ MORE