Opinion pieces.

Lessons for Fans From the Australian Open

January 24, 2017 1

The Australian Open represents a wonderful time of year for tennis fans. While diehard supporters might pay attention to some of the tune-up tournaments that take place in early January, the two-week slam at Melbourne Park marks the real start of the year’s campaign to a lot of us. […]

No longer baby and never Fed, Dimitrov becoming just Dimitrov

January 9, 2017 13

Grigor Dimitrov was the protagonist of arguably the most infamous match played on the entire ATP World Tour last season, when he lost to Diego Schwartzman in the Istanbul final. That touched off a streak of five straight first-round losses for Dimitrov. Now, however, it is safe to say the Bulgarian is back. […]

2017 World Tour Finals predictions

December 31, 2016 13

With the 2017 season soon to be underway, it’s time to make predictions for the eight World Tour Finals qualifiers—in order. Will either Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic be able to separate himself from the rest of the pack before the No. 1 ranking all comes down to the O2 Arena festivities again? […]

A look at Week 1 in 2017: Doha, Brisbane, and Chennai

December 23, 2016 19

The 2017 season will begin with a bang on Monday, Jan. 2, when action kicks off in Doha, Brisbane, and Chennai. Every one of the top six players in the world is scheduled to take the court, and Gael Monfils is the only one of the top 12 on the sidelines. […]

Best quotes from the 2016 World Tour Finals

November 20, 2016 3

The best quotes from the 2016 World Tour Finals, including Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori, Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic, Jamie Murray, Bruno Soares, Henri Kontinen, John Peers, and others. […]

Del Potro adds to list of incidents during Basel win over Haase

October 27, 2016 6

Juan Martin Del Potro may be one of the nicest guys on tour off the court–and usually on it, as well–but he has never been afraid to deliver some choice words to opponents either under his breath or to their faces. Another incident took place at the Swiss Indoors Basel on Wednesday. […]

Does Nadal have one final Grand Slam crown left in him?

September 23, 2016 8

Rafael Nadal suffered his latest setback by crashing out in the fourth round of the U.S. Open earlier this month. The Spaniard lost a five-set thriller to Lucas Pouille, extending his drought without reaching the final of a Grand Slam to his last 10 such competitions. […]

Is there finally hope for a strong core of British tennis players?

September 21, 2016 5

For too many years the hopes of Great Britain’s tennis prospects have rested firmly on the shoulders of one man. Whether it was Tim Henman in the late 1990s and early 2000s or Andy Murray since he made his breakthrough midway through the last decade, the depth of talent has not been present for Britain in the sport. […]

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