Every now and then a young player pops his head up on the tour and announces that he will be a force to be reckoned with, and then disappears for a little while until his moment actually arrives. The first glimpse is a sign of things to come, while something hasn’t quite clicked into place […] READ MORE
NextGen Stats Preview: Can Anyone Stop Carlos Alcaraz?
The ATP NextGen finals take place this week in Milan, but who will win the title? A look into the statistics give some insight in this preview. READ MORE
Could Djokovic’s Default Prompt Changing of the Guard?
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
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
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?
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
Have the ‘Next Gen’ Come of Age at the Shanghai Masters?
None of the Big Three tennis players are in the semifinal lineup at the Shanghai Masters event. Does this mean that the NextGen are finally ready to step up and dominate men's tennis? READ MORE
Seeds Stand Warned: These Teenage Troublemakers Can Block the Road to a Championship
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
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
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