Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ben Stevens

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...

Eight Burning Questions for the North American Hard Court Swing

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With the grass courts of Wimbledon well behind us, and that weird second clay season done-and-dusted, the American hard court swing is here in full force. As has become the theme this year, uncertainty continues to permeate throughout the...

Wimbledon 2017 Day 5 Preview: Khachanov to test Nadal (Plus Three to See)

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First Petra Kvitova, now Karolina Pliskova – if you’re trying to pick a favourite on the women’s side, good luck. Picking up right where we left off at Roland Garros, the draw is once again wide open for the women....

Roland Garros 2018: Day 9 Preview

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The Cinderella run continues for Marco Cecchinato. From two sets down in the first round to his first major quarterfinal, the 25-year-old Italian is living the dream at Roland Garros. Backing up his third-round ouster of 10-seed Pablo Carreno Busta with...

US Open 2017 Day 3 Preview: Tsonga vs. Shapovalov will Light up the Night

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They say New York is the city that dreams are made of, and for two teenagers at the US Open on Tuesday, that was very much the case. Two of the game’s most highly-regarded young stars, Naomi Osaka and Frances...

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,...

2020 Australian Open Day 8 Preview: Nadal vs. Kyrgios Plus Kerber and Medvedev in...

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It’s little more than stating the obvious to say that in tennis, it takes something special to kill a giant. And yet, as Coco Gauff and Qiang Wang found out on Sunday, sometimes it takes even more to back...

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 4 Preview: Nishikori, Dimitrov and Bertens on Deck

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There are close shaves, and then there are close shaves – Naomi Osaka had one of the latter on Tuesday. Bageled in the first set, twice having to break in the second with Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova serving for the match, Osaka...

Australian Open 2017 Day 9 Preview: Venus, Federer and Wawrinka in action

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by: Ben Stevens If the story of Sunday was two current greats suffering monumental upsets, Monday was all about two all-time greats once again asserting themselves. As if this tournament needed any more intrigue, it now has the very real possibility...

Contact Point

Badosa, Norrie Wins BNP Paribas Open Titles

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BNP Paribas Open—Indian Wells, California Paula Badosa won the biggest title of her young career on Sunday in Indian Wells, California, defeating two-time former champion...