Ben Stevens

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...

2020 Australian Open Day 2 Preview: Medvedev, Sabalenka and Zverev Take Court

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It might not have done any favours for the scheduling, but I think I speak for all Aussies when I say I’ve never been happier to see rained-out tennis. Whether here in Sydney where I am, down in Victoria, or...

Australian Open 2020 Day 1 Preview: Fognini, Gauff and Cilic in Action

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January first may be the ‘official’ date we start a new year, but like the earth being round, the original Paul McCartney still being alive and Rafael Nadal having a full head of hair, we know the truth is...

US Open 2019 Men’s Final Preview: Rafael Nadal vs. Daniil Medvedev

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From the moment we saw Federer-Nagal in the draw for this year's US Open, we should've known we'd be in for a strange tournament. It was the matchup everyone had been wanting for over a decade, and the best...

US Open 2019 Women’s Final Preview: Serena Williams vs. Bianca Andreescu

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Time is a funny thing. It never stops, but then occasionally something, or someone will stick around so long to make you think it does – like Serena Williams. Now 38, in her 33rd major final, the American has been...

US Open 2019 Men’s Semifinals Preview: Nadal vs. Berrettini; Medvedev vs. Dimitrov

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So we've got Serena Williams versus Bianca Andreescu in the women's final, now it's time to find out who will join them in the men's. Not so much a final foursome as three would-be upstarts… and Rafael Nadal, history suggests...

US Open 2019 Women’s Semifinals Preview: Serena vs. Svitolina; Bencic vs. Andreescu

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From 128 to 4, the 2019 US Open women's field has come down to this. Bencic. Andreescu. Svitolina. Serena. Maybe not the final foursome many expected, but also an exciting mix of the game's current and future stars. Whichever combination...

US Open 2019 Day 10 Quarterfinals Preview: Nadal, Andreescu, Monfils and Vekic Featured

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The hits just keep on coming. First Novak Djokovic. Then Naomi Osaka. Now Roger Federer. Similarly beaten by a combination of a very feisty opponent and the frailties of his own body, Federer's 2019 grand slam campaign came to the end...

US Open 2019 Day 9 Quarterfinal Preview: Serena, Federer and Wawrinka Featured

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Well, it's official: the US Open will not have a back-to-back champion this year. A day after Novak Djokovic exited, Naomi Osaka followed him out, and under much the same circumstances. Being bested by an impressive Belinda Bencic and her own...

US Open 2019 Day 8 Preview: Osaka, Rublev and Rafa Nadal Highlight Labor Day...

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It's one of the more curious quirks in recent US Open history – no men's champ has gone back-to-back since Roger Federer in 2008, and the trend is set to continue, with Novak Djokovic sent packing on Sunday. Bested by...

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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...