Saturday, September 25, 2021

Ben Stevens

The Comeback “Kid”: Appreciating the Indefatigable Tommy Haas

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Longevity has become something of a hot-topic in recent times on the ATP Tour. After all, with Djokovic and Murray approaching 30, and Federer and Nadal undergoing a renaissance, how could it not? Yet if there’s one man who...

US Open 2017 Day 7 Preview: Muguruza vs. Kvitova

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Even on a day largely devoid of upsets, the heart attacks continue at the US Open. Finishing at close to two o’clock in the morning, Saturday was another perfect advertisement for grand slam tennis, in a tournament that has been...

Wimbledon 2018: Day 1 Preview

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The grass is mown, the strawberries have been affixed with cream, and the coloured outfits have made way for the whites. Wimbledon 2018 is upon us. For as much as Roland Garros belonged to the two players at the top...

2019 Australian Open Day 6 Preview: Can Shapovalov Test Djokovic?

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Having seen a relatively straightforward start to this year's Australian Open, it's safe to say the women's draw exploded into life on Friday. Seeing both current 17-year-old phenom Amanda Anisimova and former 17-year-old phenom Maria Sharapova make waves with wins...

Wimbledon 2019 Women’s Semifinals Preview: Serena, Halep, Svitolina and Strycova in Action

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For a tournament that has seen its fair-share of giant-killing and general zaniness, the women's semifinals at Wimbledon 2019 are perhaps surprisingly tame in their composition. Only Barbora Strycova remains as a true outlier, while Elina Svitolina, Simona Halep,...

Eight things we learned (and one welcome reminder) from the 2017 French Open

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The 2017 French Open is finally in the books, and it’s safe to say it lived up to expectation. A surprise winner on the women’s side, the return of the king on the men’s, and plenty of high-quality tennis...

Australian Open 2018: Day 1 Preview: Shapovalov and Tsitsipas Begin their Rivalry

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The Australian Open is finally upon us, and forgive me if you’ve heard this one before – it comes at a strange time for professional tennis. Between Serena, Rafa, Nole, Murray, Vika, Nishikori, Muguruza, Wawrinka and Bernard Tomic (okay,...

Wimbledon 2018: Women’s Singles Final Preview: Serena Williams vs. Angie Kerber

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A remarkable tournament that has just kept on giving, the question everyone is asking is: what could it possibly have left? In Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, the hope is "plenty". Two former world number ones, both desperate for another...

Roland Garros 2019 Day 3 Preview: Delpo, Azarenka and Sabalenka in Action

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Serena Williams forced to fight back, Wozniacki ousted, and a 16-year-old winning her first ever match at tour level – just another ho hum day of grand slam tennis in Paris. In all seriousness, Monday was just another illustration of...

US Open 2019 Day 7 Preview: Djokovic, Wawrinka, Konta and Keys in Action

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The match itself might not have lived up to its billing, but still, how cool was that? Naomi Osaka, having just vanquished Coco Gauff under the lights of Arthur Ashe, could've done the normal thing and basked alone in the...

Contact Point

Daniil Medvedev Defeats Novak Djokovic for Maiden Grand Slam Title at...

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US Open—Flushing Meadows, New York Russian No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev defeated top seed Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to capture his maiden...