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Parisian panache - Unlikely players to take Roland Garros by storm news Sep 27, 2020

By Val Febbo

Roland Garros is a Slam where we have seen some of the most unfathomable upsets along with the most gruelling encounters in tennis history, which is what makes the tournament so...

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The ‘Standy’ rivalry - pivotal but overlooked news Sep 25, 2020

By Val Febbo

As eyeballs were transfixed by the 2020 Roland Garros draw, the third quarter of the men’s matchups drew a collective breath among all tennis pundits worldwide, 16th seed Stan...

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Tiny but mighty - Men’s tennis’ best 5 under 175 news Sep 23, 2020

By Joel Fruci

Let’s face it, it’s not often we see short tennis players, particularly on the ATP Tour. 

Size matters in tennis, and if a player doesn’t have it, generating...

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C’est la vie can only get Roland Garros so far news Sep 21, 2020

By Val Febbo

The phrase c’est la vie seems from the outside as the most commonly used words in the offices of the Federation Francaise de Tennis (FFT) in 2020, and with the lack of Covid-19...

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How to beat an opponent you lost to the week before coaching philosophy news Sep 17, 2020

By Val Febbo with Marc Sophoulis

It happens often in tennis, player A beats player B one week, and then a week later they have to do battle once more, and sure enough a lot of the time the result...

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Lorenzo Musetti: Italy’s latest rising star consolidates credentials in Wawrinka win news Sep 16, 2020

By Joel Fruci

Ricordate il mio nome.

Or ‘remember my name’, for us English speakers. 

Eighteen-year-old Lorenzo Musetti burst onto the scene in stunning fashion on Tuesday night,...

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One night in Vienna that passed a mantle news Sep 14, 2020

By Val Febbo

Little did we know it at the time, but a match between two Austrian wildcards in the first round of the ATP event in Vienna back in 2011 would be so poignant.

Those two wildcards would...

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Why the 2020 US Open’s legacy will be opportunity news Sep 11, 2020

By Joel Fruci

Ever since tennis’ collective powers-that-be revealed plans for the sport to make its return in early August after a six-month shutdown, focus was fixated on just how a grand...

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That 24th slam, can Williams join Court in the club? news Sep 10, 2020

By Val Febbo

To win one Grand Slam is astonishing for a player, being a major champion is something they will be known for until the end of time, let alone winning multiple.

Only four players have...

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2020 US Open Giving the Next Generation a Golden Chance news Sep 09, 2020

By Val Febbo

Not since 2003 have none of tennis’ Big Three of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic appeared in the quarterfinals of the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

In the event of...

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The Five Most Famous Men’s Tennis Defaults news Sep 07, 2020

By Val Febbo

Whilst everyone around the world aim to comprehend the events at Flushing Meadows from today with the shock default of the previously undefeated World No.1 Novak Djokovic, let’s...

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Method to the madness of grunting coaching philosophy news technical analysis Sep 03, 2020

By Val Febbo

The notion of grunting has divided the tennis fraternity for decades, people love it and people despise it. With Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka facing off at the US Open it has...

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