Age and Youth on Display on Day 4 at the US Open

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Age and treachery may yet overcome youth and skill; we will see on Day 4 at the US Open. While most tennis observers view players age 21-29 to be in their prime, fully one-third of the 32 male singles players in today’s section of the draw are either in their 30s or under the age […] READ MORE


Even Off Clay, Carlos Alcaraz Continues to Amaze

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Carlos Alcaraz had barely competed on hard courts prior to this season. He was the semifinalist at M25 Martos back in 2019, then received a wildcard for the Mallorca Challenger and lost in straight sets to Jurij Rodionov. The 2020 season saw him take tour-leading three Challenger titles, but all of these trophies came on […] READ MORE


The Greatest US Open Male Players Of The Open Era

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Over the years, the US Open has been seen by some as the most difficult major to win. Mainly due to the conditions, the heat, the raucous crowd, late night matches, planes overhead. Plus, the semifinal and final taking place within 24 hours. As the late commentator Bill Threlfall once observed “only the best players […] READ MORE




The Five Finest Wimbledon Men’s Champions Ever

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With Wimbledon about to start – for the first time in two years – Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the five finest Men’s Single Champions in the history of the world’s greatest tennis tournament. Martin also takes a look at the five greatest Wimbledon women’s champions including Serena Williams. Wimbledon 2020 […] READ MORE


Best Male Players Who Never Won the French Open

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This week we take a look at the greatest male players who never won the French Open championships. (We also have a list of the best female players to never conquer the event.) Red clay has been the most challenging surface for grass and hard-court specialists since the Open Era began in 1968. Best Male […] READ MORE



The Future Elites of Men’s Tennis

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What separates the very best from the rest?  Something unique, something special? Something which you can eyeball or put a finger on. Pete Sampras had his serve and lithe movement, Andre Agassi with his hawk-like eyesight and return, Marat Safin could blast the ball equally hard from both the forehand and backhand wing, Marcelo Rios […] READ MORE


Pete Sampras: What Is His Legacy?

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Pete Sampras was the man to beat in the 1990s. The American, who turned professional in 1988, played in 266 tournaments over the course of his 14 year career. He finished as year-end world #1 a record six times and claimed 64 titles, including 14 Grand Slams. Sampras made a fast start to his career, […] READ MORE