Saturday, September 25, 2021

Ben Stevens

30 is the Old 30: A New Act Begins for Djokovic and Murray

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If the success of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that age is just a number – if the slide of Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic has taught us anything, it’s that that...

Australian Open 2017: Three to see on Day 6: Get ready for Nadal vs....

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by: Ben Stevens In day 4 we may have lost Novak Djokovic, but on day 5, we got back Roger Federer. Possibly the most beloved tennis player down under since Andrew Ilie (and props if you know who that is), his...

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 2019 Day 6 Preview: Federer, Sloane and Nadal in Action

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And the story just keeps on going. Coco Gauff, at 15 years old and number 313 in the world, is into the second week of Wimbledon. Surviving a three-set rollercoaster with Polona Hercog on Friday, Gauff continues to perform at a...

Wimbledon 2019 Women’s Final Preview: Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep

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From 128 players to 2, replete with upsets, comebacks, and several cinderellas, the women's draw at Wimbledon 2019 has not disappointed, and now comes the biggest moment of all. Simona Halep versus Serena Williams. One, a familiar face this decade...

US Open 2017: Men’s Final Preview: Nadal vs. Anderson

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It’s been a wild two weeks at the US Open, and now, the stage is set for the biggest curveball of them all. About as close to Rocky as a tennis match can get, Kevin Anderson versus Rafael Nadal is...

Wimbledon 2017 Day 4 Preview: Del Potro Takes on Gulbis

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Some days of grand slam tennis just pile on the entertainment. Wednesday was one of those days. A three-set thriller on centre, a women’s favourite ousted, unusual autograph requests, attempted bribery, and an attack of flying ants, day 3 really...

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...

French Open 2017: Men’s Singles Final Preview: Nadal vs. Wawrinka

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This is it. Two weeks of fun in the Parisian sun (well, mostly) ends with what is in prospect a mouth-watering men’s final. Nadal. Wawrinka. Both champions already at Roland Garros, you could hardly ask for a better matchup. Two very...

Roland Garros 2019 Day 11 Quarterfinals Preview: Halep, Djokovic, Keys and Thiem Featured

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Fedal XXXIX is set, and so is the Jo Konta-Marketa Vondrousova semi everyone predicted – what more could you ask for from the first day of quarterfinal action? Well, how about the ATP's two best clay courters (non-Rafa Nadal division)...

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...