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 Five Best Women’s Grand Slam Finals of the 2000s

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Tennis fans are still eagerly awaiting the return of the sport after the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. But with that return now on the horizon, what better time is there to look back at some of the great matches of yesteryear. The 2000’s saw some particularly thrilling women’s finals at […] READ MORE


Does the Rafael Nadal Academy Hold the Key To Tennis Return Amidst Coronavirus?

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Does the Rafael Nadal Academy (or a venue like it) hold the key to professional tennis returning amidst the global coronavirus pandemic? It’s a legitimate possibility for the sport as the crisis continues to roll on, hurting the financial bottom line for players and tennis executives/organizations the world over, and depriving the game’s global fanbase […] 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




Jana Novotná: A Legend Beyond Tennis

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Few stories in the sporting world are quite as inspirational as that of Jana Novotná. The multiple Grand Slam winner was an exemplary athlete and role model to fans around the world, and although today will be remembered as the day that she lost her battle with cancer, Novotná leaves behind a unique legacy that […] READ MORE



Mixed Doubles Prize Money Stagnant for a Decade

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Ten years after winning the Wimbledon mixed doubles with Jelena Jankovic, Jamie Murray once again secured the Wimbledon mixed doubles title, this time with Martina Hingis. The defending champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen made it to the final, defeating several seeded pairings again on the way. At the end, though, the top seeds were […] READ MORE