Daniel Galan Fails to Bring 2020 Form Into 2021

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As Thiago Tirante put a backhand into the net, Daniel Galan looked to his team with a clenched fist as he strolled up to the net. Galan had secured a 6-1 3-6 6-3 victory over Tirante in the final of the Lima Challenger. It was a second career Challenger title for the Colombian, who had […] READ MORE


Melbourne Epics Should End Calls For Men To Play Three-Setters At Majors

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The 2021 Australian Open Men’s Singles event has produced more epics than an old-time Hollywood studio. In at least four classic five-set encounters, the best male tennis players in the world – including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios (who may not be ranked as highly as the others but […] READ MORE



Why Simona Halep Should Win the Australian Open

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The first two rounds of the Australian Open are done and dusted. Fans, analysts and experts alike now have a pretty good idea of who the favourites are to win the tournament. In the top half of the draw only three top ten players remain. Ashleigh Barty is the only Grand Slam winner among them. […] READ MORE



ATP Cup Team Profile: Canada and Denis Shapovalov

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Canada’s biggest problem going into the 2021 ATP Cup isn’t a lack of quality players–it’s the opposite. The Canadian lineup is much stronger than the previous season. The likes of Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime (unlucky to miss out this year) have progressed massively since the maiden tournament in 2020. Canada finished second in their […] READ MORE


A Brief History of International Team Tennis Tournaments

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Ahead of the ATP Cup next week, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, takes a look at the history of international team tennis tournaments, from the Grandaddy of them all – The Davis Cup – to the newest arrivals, like the ATP Cup itself. Tennis may be the greatest individual sport, but it also has […] READ MORE



2021 ATP Tour Players to Watch: Casper Ruud

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A shortened 2020 season meant that only nine clay court tournaments were played last year. Casper Ruud played in seven of those nine. He made two semifinals and two finals, winning his first tour-level title at the Argentina Open. Those strong clay results allowed him to climb from #53 in the world at the start […] READ MORE