Saturday, May 8, 2021

Ben Stevens

Australian Open 2017 Day 13 Preview: Serena vs Venus

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by: Ben Stevens Some matches live up to expectations. Some matches exceed them. A select few obliterate them. That was one of those matches. It may not have been as long as his epics with Fernando Verdasco and Novak Djokovic, but...

US Open 2017 Day 1 Preview: Sharapova & Shapovalov Aim for Upsets

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Three majors in, 2017 has already been a remarkable year. Between the improbable resurgence of Federer, Nadal and Venus, Serena winning a major while pregnant, Jelena Ostapenko’s arrival, Muguruza’s return to form, the men’s injury epidemic and Bernard Tomic’s...

Roland Garros 2018: Day 10 Quarterfinal Previews

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Sometimes you’ve got to take the good and the bad when it comes to grand slam tennis. Monday was one of those days. Suffering a pectoral injury that ruled her out just before she was scheduled to appear on court,...

US Open 2018: Men’s Final Preview: Novak Djokovic vs. Juan Martin del Potro

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They say perseverance is a powerful thing, but even more so, it's a hard thing to juggle. The line between delusion and determination is a thin one, that most walk unsuccessfully. Oftentimes it's not just easy, it's logical to...

Wimbledon 2019 Day 3 Preview: Featuring Wawrinka vs. Opelka Plus More

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An early scare for Roger Federer, an early exit for Garbine Muguruza, a Nick Kyrgios banter-fest, and a Bernard Tomic tank-fest – there was certainly plenty happening on day 2 at Wimbledon. That said, perhaps the biggest news to come...

2020 Australian Open Day 9 Quarterfinals Preview: Barty, Djokovic, Federer and Kenin in Action

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After eight days of wall-to-wall tennis, the field has narrowed, and the stakes have risen: eight remain, each getting just a glimpse grand slam glory. Barty. Kvitova. Kenin. Jabeur. Federer. Sandgren. Djokovic. Raonic. It’s a curious mix if there ever...

French Open 2017 Day 10 Quarterfinal Preview: Featuring Djokovic vs. Thiem

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After nine days of (almost) non-stop action on the Terre Battue, the money rounds are finally upon us. With a major title only three victories away, the pressure ramps up, and even the best are tested. So far Roland Garros...

US Open 2017: Men’s Semifinals Preview: Nadal vs. Del Potro, Carreno Busta vs. Anderson

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If there’s a phrase that best describes this year’s men’s semifinals crop, it’s that it’s a tale of two halves. Really, they couldn’t be any more different. On one side, you’ve got two major champions, known commodities on the...

Wimbledon 2018 Day 6 Preview: Djokovic, Kasatkina and Zverev in action

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Finally, a return to normal. Well, sort of. After the chaos that was the opening four days here at Wimbledon, Friday's events seem relatively tame by comparison. After all, we only lost 2017 finalist Venus Williams, semifinalist Sam Querrey, and...

Australian Open 2019: Men’s and Women’s Semifinals Preview

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Close enough to the ultimate prize you can dare to dream. Far enough away that it's dangerous to do so. Welcome to the AO 2019 semifinals. Two final fours befitting a tournament that can best be described as "going largely...

Contact Point

Basilashvili Wins Munich Title; Ramos-Vinolas Captures Estoril Crown

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BMW Open—Munich, Germany Hard-hitting Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili won his second ATP Tour event of the season on Sunday in Munich, Germany, defeating hometown favourite Jan-Lennard...