Novak Djokovic Default: What you need to know

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Novak Djokovic, the clear front runner for his 18th Grand Slam, was removed from the US Open after hitting a line judge with a tennis ball. Here is what you need to know. What happened In frustration, Djokovic hit a ball toward the back wall and it hit the line judge in the throat. 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


Five Infamous On-Court Altercations

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In the wake of the pushing, shoving and “Shut Up!”-ing by Andy Murray and Fabio Fognini in Shanghai earlier this week, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at five other on-court bust-ups that were far more spectacular. It is a testament to Andy Murray’s essential niceness and fundamental decency that his altercation in […] READ MORE




Laver Cup Session 1 Predictions including Dominic Thiem vs Denis Shapovalov

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Session 1 of the 2019 Laver Cup begins Friday afternoon in Geneva, Switzerland. Two singles matches, each worth 1 point in the race for 13 points and the cup, will be played. Team Europe sends out a Laver Cup veteran followed by a Laver Cup rookie. Team World counters with two Laver Cup veterans. Laver […] READ MORE