by | Jul 15, 2019

Roger Federer on serve. One point to close and he wins the match. It is hardly any point, and it is scarcely any match, but Federer has won on this court — Centre Court at the All England Club, in the…

by | Jun 3, 2019

As Stan Wawrinka and Stefanos Tsitsipas approached the fifth hour of their round of 16 matches at the French Open in the Suzanne Lenglen Stadium of Paris’s storied Roland-Garros, it was like this: who’s going to blink? They play a…

by | Jan 28, 2019

Naomi Osaka held her nerve, shook the frustration of blowing match points, and beat Petra Kvitova in three sets to win the Australian Open. Both played hard-hitting baseline tennis that stretched their physical and mental stamina. It was exhausting —…

by | Jan 15, 2019

Roger Federer holds his first serve against Milos Raonic, who held his own first game rather more handily. It is the second set of the Stuttgart Open final, the surface is grass. The top player of the century is back…

by | Sep 3, 2018

John Isner cannot wait to be a first-time father, and claims that if his wife Madison McKinley goes into labor before the baby’s due date, September 22, he’s outta here. This might be a shame for American men’s tennis, because…

by | Aug 31, 2018

What you have to do against Frances Tiafoe is stand your ground. He is going to hit hard, and then harder. But he has learned a lot of strategy since exploding out of the juniors, and he can do much…

by | Jun 18, 2018

Roger Federer holds his first serve against Milos Raonic, who held his own first game rather more handily. It is the second set of the Stuttgart Open final, the surface is grass. The top player of the century is back…

by | Apr 2, 2018

John Isner went deep and gritty to take the Miami Open title yesterday, defeating Alexander Zverev in three close sets after losing his lead in the first-set tiebreak. With Sloan Stephens hoisting the trophy on the women’s side after a…

by | Feb 19, 2018

Federer returns a serve to the body with a backhand to Dimitrov’s feet on the baseline, which the young Bulgar, on his turn to hit, puts into the net. Second break of the set, Swiss champ is up 5-2 and…

by | Jan 29, 2018

Playing in his first Grand Slam tournament, 26-year old Tennys Sandgren put an American name in the last-but-two brackets in the men’s draw at the Australian Open last week, capping a remarkable run that included victories over fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem…

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