Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ben Stevens

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...

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...

Wimbledon 2019 Day 8 Preview: Women’s Quarterfinal Line Up

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After the mania of, uh… Manic Monday, we have now officially reached the pointy end of Wimbledon 2019. Serena. Riske. Strycova. Konta. Halep. Zhang. Svitolina. Muchova. If I had to use one word to describe the octet that makes up...

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...

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...

Roland Garros 2018 Day 6 Preview: Djokovic, Keys and Monfils look for Round Four

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A day on which we saw Serena Williams keep trucking, Denis Shapolov bungled out, and Julien Benneteau bid a final adieu, Thursday was a day that highlighted the ups, downs and bittersweet moments that make a tennis career. Whether you...

Roland Garros 2018: Day 12 Quarterfinals Preview

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How about that Marco Cecchinato? With all due respect to the other three victors, world no. 72 once again owned the day on Tuesday. How could he not with that performance? In what was undoubtedly the match of the tournament so...

Australian Open 2019 Day 9 Quarterfinals Preview: Nadal, Tsitsipas, Kvitova and Collins

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After eight days and 240 matches, we've finally reached the money rounds of AO 2019: the quarterfinals are upon us. The stage at which the stakes become readily apparent for all involved, the eight players left in each draw are...

Wimbledon 2017: Day 9 Men’s Quarterfinals Preview

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A legend, a young star, a local hope, and a wildcard. The ladies semifinals are set. Producing a fittingly eclectic quartet for this particularly chaotic time in the women's game, Tuesday's action offered plenty in the way of both quality and...

US Open 2019 Day 4 Preview: Zverev, Tiafoe and Riske Take Flight

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They're not exactly making it look easy, are they? Serena Williams, Roger Federer, even Novak Djokovic all looked human on Wednesday at the US Open. Maybe it's first-week hiccups, maybe it's a sign of things to come. Either way, it's something...

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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...