Pablo Carreno Busta Has Season to Remember in 2020

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When Pablo Carreno Busta made his first Grand Slam semifinal at the US Open in 2017, it was thought of by some in tennis circles as a fluke of sorts. The Spaniard beat four qualifiers in a row to reach the quarterfinals and then took out the 29th seed, Diego Schwartzman, to book his place […] READ MORE


Relentless Diego Schwartzman Reaches Maiden Semifinal in Paris

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Until this year, Diego Schwartzman had never reached the semifinal stage of a Grand Slam. He just produced one of the best performances of his career advancing through to his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at the French Open. Schwartzman was not the only Argentine who advanced through to the semifinals–qualifier Nadia Podoroska shocked World #3 […] READ MORE


Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with Achilles Injury

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Serena Williams won’t be tying Margeret Court record of 24 Slam wins at this year’s edition of the French Open after pulling out before her match with Tsvetana Pironkova. She decided to withdraw after a short warm-up Wendesday morning and upon further discussion with her team made the decision not to play. Williams originally injured […] READ MORE


Benoit Paire and a COVID-19 Saga

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Benoit Paire arrived in the New York ‘bubble’ and tested negative multiple times. But at the relocated Cincinnati Masters, he looked visibly ill and retired from his first-round match against Borna Coric after just eight games. Unsurprisingly, some suspected his illness was the coronavirus and a few days later, Paire did test positive for Covid-19. […] READ MORE


Denis Shapovalov: Breaking Into the Top 10

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It was back in the summer of 2017 when Denis Shapovalov made his big breakthrough on the ATP Tour with a surprising run to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup, which he then followed up with a run to the fourth round of the US Open. Fast forward three years to 2020, and the now […] READ MORE



Dominic Thiem Comes Back from Two Sets Down to Win US Open Title

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In many ways, this year’s US Open was always going to be a bit of a strange one. No fans, COVID-19 impacting decisions, and Roger Federer taking the season off meant that 2020 was always going to be different. Still, once Rafael Nadal decided not to play (ostensibly due to health concerns, but almost certainly […] READ MORE


Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: How will they fare on their return to tennis?

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For the first time in 16 years, dating all the way back to Roland Garros in 2004, the “Big Three” were absent from a Grand Slam semifinal. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have dominated mens tennis for a decade and a half now. Since Nadal’s maiden title in 2005–the first of his 12 French […] READ MORE


Naomi Osaka Wins Second US Open Title

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Both Victoria Azarenka and Naomi Osaka were riding a wave of red hot form entering the 2020 US Open final, and when they collided it was a memorable match. With both players seeking a third career Grand Slam title, the 22 year old Osaka clawed back from the brink of defeat to prevail 1-6 6-3 […] READ MORE


Fresh New US Open Final

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This Sunday is the Men’s US Open final between Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem. Both are in their first major final in their careers and they are chasing history. Whoever wins will be the first winner to be born in the 1990s to have won a Grand Slam title. The Big Three Dominance Roger Federer, […] READ MORE