Saturday, May 8, 2021

Ben Stevens

Australian Open 2018 Day 7 Preview: Dimitrov & Kyrgios to Light up the Night

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Always the biggest day of the tournament at the Australian Open, ‘Super Saturday’ once again lived up to its billing. Between Simona Halep’s herculean 15-13 third-set triumph over Lauren Davis, Hyeon Chung’s upset of Sascha Zverev and Angelique Kerber obliterating...

French Open 2017: Women’s Semifinal Preview

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“It’s a mental game.” How many times have we heard someone say that about tennis? And yet, it never gets old – Novak Djokovic and Elina Svitolina’s performances yesterday were further proof of that. Two very different matches, but in each...

2017 French Open Day 3 Preview: Front Row for Monfils vs. Brown

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Always one of the more intriguing subplots of early round action, day 2 saw us get our first look at the campaigns of both defending champions – the takeaway? Looks can be deceiving. Despite neither Novak Djokovic nor Garbine Muguruza...

2020 Australian Open Day 4 Preview: Bencic, Kyrgios and Bellis Take Flight

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She’s not done yet. Caroline Wozniacki, set to retire at the end of this tournament, refused to go quietly into the night (or afternoon, as the case may be) on Wednesday. Up against a quality foe employing some, shall we say…...

Wimbledon 2019 Day 4 Preview: Nadal vs. Kyrgios Lead the Way

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Damn, Coco! I don't remember what I was doing at 15, but it certainly wasn't beating a five-time champion and former semi-finalist in succession, which is exactly what Cori "Coco" Gauff has done here at Wimbledon. Beating first Venus Williams, and...

Australian Open 2017: Three to see on Day 5: Will Federer get by Berdych?

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by: Ben Stevens Wait, what? Those two words are all you need to sum up what happened at the Australian Open on Thursday – Dennis Istomin, the 117th ranked player in the world, stunned 6-time champion Novak Djokovic in what has...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...