Pete Sampras – The Right Hander who Played like a Left Hander

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There were some fantastic matches during the 2021 US Open. One of the stars of the tournament was Leylah Fernandez, who wowed crowds with her crafty game and competitive spirit.  Every match Fernandez was involved in had drama, including the final. The quarterfinal match against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina caught my eye. However, not for reasons […] READ MORE


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


Previous Attempts at the Calendar Grand Slam

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The 2021 US Open is the tenth time in history a tennis player arrives in New York with the hopes of winning a Calendar Grand Slam. What was the success rate in the past and how did Djokovic’s “ancestors” fare on their opportunities to make history? 1933 – Jack Crawford, lost in the final to […] 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


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


The Five Most Memorable Australian Opens Of The Open Era

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Unfortunately, the 2021 Australian Open threatens to be the most memorable of all Australian Opens, because it is still possible that it might not take place or that it begins and then has to be cancelled, because of the Coronavirus outbreak that forced the suspension of all the warm-up events in Melbourne this week. If […] READ MORE


The Best Australian Male Tennis Players of All time

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In Australian tennis, there have been many great male tennis players who have flown the Australian flag proudly. Most importantly, Australia has had lots of incredibly talented players who have played for Australia in the ATP and taken it up against the world best. It was a tough decision to choose the best Australian male […] READ MORE



The Five Finest Australian Open Men’s Singles Finals

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With Finals Weekend upon us, our resident tennis historian, Martin Keady, looks back at the five finest Australian Open Men’s Singles Finals. This year’s Australian Open semi-finals may have been damp squibs, with both Kyle Edmund and Hyeon Chung suffering from injuries (in Chung’s case to the point where he had to retire early), but […] READ MORE


The Laver Cup – An Instant Success

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The inaugural edition of the Laver Cup was questioned by many. People did not see the point of putting so much passion and enthusiasm into a so-called ‘exhibition event’. Since the first point, the Laver Cup has become an instant success. Rivals Become Teammates The refreshing new competition on the tennis calendar sees big stars […] READ MORE