Yannick Noah – The last Frenchman to triumph at Roland Garros

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With the French Open meant to have taken place currently, Last Word on Tennis decided to fill the void by revisiting some famous matches at Roland Garros. Our second trip down memory lane is to the 1983 tournament when Yannick Noah became the first Frenchman to win his home Slam in 37 years.  Background Noah […] READ MORE


Memorable Men’s Grand Slam Finals in the 2000s

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There were some memorable major finals in men’s tennis during the 2000s and Last Word on Tennis picked out five of the best. Andre Agassi beat Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4 – Australian Open 2000 Agassi came into the first Slam of the millennium as the World No. 1, and on a run of […] READ MORE


French Open Flashbacks: John McEnroe v Ivan Lendl 1984 Final

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With the French Open meant to have taken place this summer, Last Word on Tennis decided to fill the void by revisiting some famous matches at Roland Garros. Our first trip down memory lane is to the 1984 final between John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl. Background John McEnroe McEnroe came into the match in the […] READ MORE





Ten Things To Look Forward To In Tennis In The 2020s: Part 2

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Having looked back at both the highlights and lowlights of the last decade, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, now looks ahead to the next decade – the 2020s – and identifies 10 things that we can hopefully look forward to in the future development of tennis. Here are the final five. Serena Williams Matching […] READ MORE


Ten Terrible Things About Tennis In The 2010s: Part 2

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In a four-part series to end the 2019 season, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back not just at the last year but at the last decade in tennis. This week, he continues to examine the downsides of the last decade. The Major Failure of an Entire Generation of Male Players (Marin Cilic excepted) […] READ MORE


Ten Terrible Things About Tennis In The 2010s: Part 1

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In a four-part series to end the 2019 season, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back not just at the last year but at the last decade in tennis. This week, he looks at ten lowlights from tennis in the 2010s. In the men’s game, the 2010s were – sadly – the decade in […] READ MORE


Ten Terrific Things About Tennis In The 2010s: Part 2

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In a four-part series to end the 2019 season, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back not just at the last year but at the last decade in tennis. This week, he examines ten highlights from tennis in the 2010s. Andy Murray’s Two Wimbledon Wins Embed from Getty Images Of course, for any British […] READ MORE