The Return Of An Old Tactic For Roger Federer

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World #8 and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer dismissed Denis Istomin in an hour and thirty-two minutes on Court Philip Chatrier on Monday. The Swiss looked sharp, dominating rallies and making Istomin run from side to side, putting him on constant defense. More so, Federer brought out a new–or perhaps old–tactic from his bag […] READ MORE


Why Novak Djokovic Can Win Roland Garros

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When you look at the career of Novak Djokovic on clay, it includes seven wins against Rafael Nadal, five Roland Garros finals, and also ten Masters titles. Looking at it like that there should be a huge question mark over how the Serb only has one Major title in the French capital. After last year’s […] READ MORE


Five Historic French Opens (And Why The 2021 Edition Will Be Historic Too)

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Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at five of the most memorable French Opens and explains why the 2021 edition should also be unforgettable. After a European clay-court season that has been doubly enjoyable following the rescheduling or cancellation of most clay-court events last year, the stage is set for the second Major […] READ MORE




Alexei Popyrin, the Low-Key Grand Slam Specialist

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Despite being overshadowed by other members of the NextGen, Alexei Popyrin completed a solid 2019 season. Between January and December, the Australian climbed 50 spots in the ATP rankings, from No. 147 to No. 97. As per usual, the glass may look half-full or half-empty. The Sydney native elected the ambitious route to build up […] READ MORE


Hawkeye on Clay Courts: The Great Debate

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It seems as if the age of power tennis has also created a long-standing cultural debate. For centuries, tennis was played without the technological ability to call the lines. This set up fierce debates and even outright arguments between players and umpires. John McEnroe was one player who was consistently incensed with bad calls. But, […] READ MORE