Ben Stevens

Australian Open 2017: Three to see on Day 8: Nadal, Pliskova and Thiem on...

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by: Ben Stevens The hits just keep on coming. Just like that, both world number ones are out of the tournament. First, the Frank Stallone of tennis, Mischa Zverev serve-and-volleyed his way past a downtrodden Andy Murray 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4,...

Wimbledon 2017: Day 9 Men’s Quarterfinals Preview

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A legend, a young star, a local hope, and a wildcard. The ladies semifinals are set. Producing a fittingly eclectic quartet for this particularly chaotic time in the women's game, Tuesday's action offered plenty in the way of both quality and...

Roland Garros 2018 Day 3 Preview: Serena Williams Makes her Grand Slam Return

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Just two majors into the new “lucky loser” rule, and we’ve already got a story that’s going to be mighty difficult to top. Originally ninth-alternate for the main draw, a slew of withdrawals meant 28-year-old Marco Trungelliti found himself back...

US Open Day 8 Preview: Keys, Cilic and Sabalenka Star on Labor Day

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For what feels like the first time all tournament, we finally had a day that went largely to plan for the top dogs. Well, unless you're Kevin Anderson that is. Sure, there were some wobbles for Rafa Nadal and Serena...

Roland Garros 2019 Day 13 Semifinals Preview: Nadal vs. Federer

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A scheduler's nightmare, and a tennis fan's delight – welcome to semi-final Friday at Roland Garros. Four matches across three courts, all promising high-quality, high-stakes tennis, and more intrigue than you can poke a stick at. On the women's side,...

2020 Australian Open Day 3 Preview: Wozniacki, Paire and Raonic See Action

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If there is one country that seems poised to emerge as a tennis superpower over the next ten years, it has to be Canada. Between Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime, their crop of young talent is unquestionably...

2017 Q1 Review: Winners and Losers from Melbourne to Miami

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A lot can happen in three months on the ATP and WTA tours, and the first quarter of 2017 was certainly no exception. Legends were reborn, young stars were forged, and Fabio Fognini even won a few hard-court matches....

US Open 2017 Day 6 Preview: Feliciano Could Upend Federer

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Forget the awful Will Smith movie, this is the real Wild Wild West. How else can you describe a US Open that five days in, is already guaranteed to give us a first-time male finalist? One who, to be more...

Roland Garros 2018: Men’s Final Preview: Nadal vs. Thiem

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Even before the men’s draw was made at this year’s French Open, there was little doubt Rafael Nadal would occupy one of the spots in the final. As much a house of his own as any building on Mallorca,...

Australian Open Day 5 Preview: Sharapova vs. Wozniacki on Deck

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Oh boy. A day that saw Dominic Thiem sent packing, tough tests for Simona Halep and Sascha Zverev, epics for Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori, another exceptionally late finish... and yet the biggest story of day 4 by far had...

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Djokovic Wins Dubai Title; Nadal Captures Acapulco Crown; Ruud Reaches Santigao...

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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships—Dubai, U.A.E. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic continued his fantastic start to the 2020 season after he dismissed No. 2 seed...