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


Tim Henman: Four Wimbledon Near Misses

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Throughout his career, Tim Henman carried Britain’s hopes for a first homegrown Wimbledon men’s singles champion since 1936 on his shoulders. But despite several valiant efforts from Henman, it was not until Andy Murray lifted the title in 2013 that a British man reigned at The Championships. That said, Henman deserves great credit for his […] READ MORE


Roger Federer: The Gentleman of Tennis

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When many people think of men’s tennis, the first name that comes to mind is Roger Federer. The Swiss star has captivated his fans since the start of his career 22 years ago in 1998, when he won the junior Wimbledon title as well as the prestigious Orange Bowl in Miami. Three years later, after […] READ MORE


The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. No. 6 – Pete Sampras

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As the Coronavirus crisis continues to prevent any elite professional tennis from being played, one of the few ways in which tennis lovers can indulge their obsession is to stage imaginary tennis matches in their mind, pitting the greatest champions of the past against the greatest contemporary players. In particular, fans of men’s tennis might […] READ MORE


Henri Leconte Reveals “The Lowest Point Of My Life”

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Former world #5 Henri Leconte was in good spirits at his office in Luxembourg as he spoke exclusively to me on The Double Bagel Tennis Podcast last week, and of course given the current circumstances, we talked virtually through Zoom. The 56-year-old Frenchman is living “in his second life” right now, as he believes when […] READ MORE


Paul Annacone Reveals How Federer Copes With Defeats

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Paul Annacone, the former coach of Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, spoke exclusively to the Double Bagel podcast last week. He is currently coaching the rising American Taylor Fritz as well as appearing as an analyst for Tennis Channel. Annacone, who was once ranked as high as 12th in the world, discussed his experience coaching […] READ MORE


What’s a Tennis GOAT, anyways?

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You’ve thought long and hard over this. Some days you couldn’t be more sure. Other days you have no idea. Though one thing is for certain: as a new decade begins, the debate has never been more debatable. Who is the GOAT of men’s tennis? But just one second, ladies and gentlemen of the court. […] READ MORE


Is Novak Djokovic Already The GOAT?

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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


The Five Finest Home Slam Victories In Tennis History Including Althea Gibson

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Home Slam – two words that can seemingly strike fear (or at the very least extreme nervousness) into the hearts of even the very greatest tennis players, as Australia’s Ash Barty has unfortunately become the latest to discover. The World No.1’s disappointing defeat to No.14 seed Sofia Kenin in the Australian Open semi-final is yet […] READ MORE