Could Djokovic’s Default Prompt Changing of the Guard?

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Novak Djokovic’s disqualification from the US Open for hitting a lineswoman with a ball has unsurprisingly dominated the headlines this week. In its wake, it will leave something that many tennis fans would feel is long overdue: a Grand Slam winner born in the 1990s. A long time coming? Indeed, such has been the remarkable […] READ MORE


Young Players to Watch Out for in 2020

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Tennis is a young man’s and woman’s sport, but you wouldn’t know that with the continued success from the likes of Serena Williams, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic. Tennis regularly sees new blood enter the professional ranks, yet it is often difficult for many of these youngsters to reach the heights of winning the Australian […] READ MORE


Dominic Thiem Showing the Path to Grand Slam Success

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When Dominic Thiem, now 26, steps on to court to face Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final, it will be the third time that the Austrian has reached this stage at a Major. By comparison, by the time his opponent had turned 26, Djokovic had claimed six Grand Slam titles and played in a […] READ MORE


Are Jannik Sinner and Stefanos Tsitsipas The Future Of Men’s Tennis?

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The two end-of-season tournaments on the men’s tour – the NextGen Finals for the best Under-21s and the ATP Finals for the eight highest-ranked men in the world – do not just mark the end of one season but more importantly point the way forward to the future for men’s tennis. That may be true […] READ MORE



Seeds Stand Warned:  These Teenage Troublemakers Can Block the Road to a Championship

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We’ve long talked about the NextGen, those upcoming players whose destiny is to be World #1. Not all have found that talked about status, and some have been waylaid by injury or players their better. But, these four teens are becoming the bane of many a champion’s existence. Surely they’ll spoil many a champion’s chances […] READ MORE


Wily Philipp Kohlschreiber Teaches NextGen Ace Alex De Minaur a Lesson in Stockholm

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Veteran German Philip Khohlschreiber gave 16 years away to 19-year-old Alex De Minaur, yet secured an industrious 7-6 6-7 6-1 victory. This was a polished and accomplished performance from the German. It was Kohlschreiber’s first outing since the US Open, where he took the scalp of fellow German Alexander Zverev. With all the focus on […] READ MORE


Borna Coric will Win a Slam Before Alexander Zverev

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The recent appointment of former Andy Murray coach Ivan Lendl to Alexander Zverev’s corner increases the speculation that his first Slam is nearing. Devil’s advocates will side with Borna Coric in the debate as to the first young gun to break through and bag a Slam. The Head-To-Head Numbers Favour Coric Borna Coric leads to […] READ MORE