Hurbert Hurkacz had a meteoric run in 2021. We look back on the Pole’s stellar 2021 season and his rise to ATP No.9 in singles ranking. Hubert Hurkacz: Early Career “The [sporting] genes, the motivation in the family, the love for the sport, I think they have helped me a lot,” said Hubert Hurkacz when he […] READ MORE
Oscar Otte Runs Out Of Steam After Incredible Run On Serve
For Oscar Otte, his match against Alex Molcan Friday was a streak-buster. With Roger Federer’s record number of holds approaching in the distance, Molcan broke Otte’s streak of 68 games in a row with a break to 30. Molcan ended up beating Otte 6-3 4-6 6-1, reading the German’s serve better than anyone in recent […] READ MORE
Roger Federer: After 2017’s Melbourne Miracle, Can He Make Another Remarkable Comeback?
The thing about miracles, sporting or otherwise, is that they are almost never repeated, and yet that is exactly what Roger Federer is hoping to achieve this year. Four years on from his own “Miracle in Melbourne”, when he won the Australian Open to claim his first Major title in nearly five years and defeat […] READ MORE
Top Five 2020 Men’s Grand Slam Matches to Remember
2020 was certainly a crazy year for men’s professional tennis. From the introduction of the ATP Cup in what were simpler times to the major coronavirus pandemic hiatus in the tennis calendar, this year will be remembered for many years in the future. And what shouldn’t be forgotten from this year are the amazing matches […] READ MORE
For Serena Williams, The US Open Objective is Clear: Win Now
Serena Williams threw her hands up into the air and sat down on the pavement. For Williams, the 2017 Australian Open final was a moment of triumph. She had finally passed Steffi Graf for total majors in yet another grand slam final against Venus. Margaret Court’s “record” 24 majors, which is dubious due to the […] READ MORE
Helen Wills: The Greatest of All Time?
Career: 1921-1938 Major Titles: 19 Wimbledon: eight U.S. Open: seven French Open: five Australian Open: did not play Doubles Major Titles: 12 (9 women’s, 3 mixed) #1 in the World: 1927-1933, 1935-1938 (9 years) This is one in a series of looking at the Top 10 Greatest Female Tennis Players of All Time. You can […] READ MORE
Chris Evert: Greatest of All Time?
Chris Evert Professional career: 1971-1989 (18 years) Total Singles Major Titles: 18 Wimbledon: 3 US Open: 6 (tied for record) French Open: 7 (record) Australian Open: 2 Doubles Major Titles: 3 Career Titles: 157 Weeks at #1: 262 (official but more accurate would be 322); seven years (1974-1978, 1980-1981) Chris “Chrissie” Evert was the queen […] READ MORE
Is Federer Still The GOAT?
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?
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?
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