Three Best Men’s Players to Never Win the Australian Open

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Winning one of tennis’ four Grand Slam tournaments is the pinnacle of achievement in the sport. The Australian Open (then known as the Australasian Championships) became the last event to be selected as a major tournament by the ILTF (now the ITF) in 1924. The year’s first Major did not always match the French Open, […] READ MORE


The five best tiebreaks of Andy Murray’s career

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From 2011-2020, Andy Murray has had the second best tiebreak winning percentage on the ATP Tour at 64.62% (second only to Novak Djokovic). This statistic shows that Murray is a cut above the rest when it comes to performing under pressure. Murray is such a clutch player – numbers like these make it apparent why […] READ MORE


Five Unlikely Men who Won the US Open

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Whatever happens in New York this weekend, there will be a new king of the city, or at least its most prestigious tennis court, the Arthur Ashe Stadium. One from Alexander Zverev, Pablo Carreño Busta, Daniil Medvedev or Dominic Thiem will win the US Open Men’s Singles title, and in the process they will become […] READ MORE


When the Williams sisters played in four straight Slam finals

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Between 2002 and 2003, Serena Williams and Venus Williams faced each other in four successive Grand Slam finals. Here, Last Word on Tennis is recounting their encounters at the highest level. French Open 2002 By the time Serena Williams arrived in Paris in 2002 she had yet to add to her maiden slam title of […] 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 Longest Open Era Tennis Winning Streaks

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Building a lengthy winning streak at the elite level of tennis is a feat largely reserved for all-time greats. Suzanne Lenglen won a remarkable 182 consecutive matches from 1921-1926. That stands as the all-time record, while Bill Tilden’s formidable run of 98 straight wins in 1924-1925 tops the men’s list. Winning streaks are arguably even […] READ MORE


Best players who never completed the career Grand Slam

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Completing the career Grand Slam and winning the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open is no mean feat with the varying surfaces of hard court, clay and grass.  Only the very best achieve this with some surprising names not managing it so Last Word on Tennis has decided to look at the […] READ MORE


The Top 10 ATP Players on Grass in the 2010s

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The Top 10 ATP Players on Grass in the 2010s The Grass Was Greener on Their Side: Part 2 The Grass Was Greener on Their Side: Part 1 (Top 10 WTA Players on Grass in the 2010s) This list was, similar to Part 1, ordered in terms of grass-court singles win percentages in ATP Tour-level […] READ MORE


The French Open dominance of Justine Henin

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If Rafael Nadal is known as the ‘King of Clay’ then, for a period in the mid 2000s, Justine Henin was almost certainly the Queen.  She won three straight titles from 2005, the only person to achieve that feat apart from Monica Seles in 1992.  French Open 2005 Embed from Getty Images The Belgian star […] READ MORE