US Open 2020: Quarter Finals preview

As if 2020 hasn’t been a strange enough year already, so now does tennis inject it’s own cocktail of controversy and confusion. The first major tournament amidst the pandemic had so far been notable for some ‘firsts’. There’s the unique atmosphere of a players’ Olympic village of sorts, with fans now replaced by the world’s […]

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US Open 2020: Round 1 sees Brits steal the spotlight from a strong homegrown showing. Venus and Clijsters out.

Predictably, the standards of tennis in this opening round in New York have been extremely high. People forget that the non-household names who occupy the lower half of the Worlds Top 100 are also amazing players, the very cream at the top of both tours’ 1,000+ professionals. In terms of shocks, we’ve had quite a […]

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Tribute: Fabrice Santoro, the magician

For a player of such longevity – one who played in a Grand Slam tournament across four different decades – my first memory of Fabrice Santoro was at Roland Garros in 2004. Unrivalled in their knowledge, the Eurosport commentators were clearly enjoying themselves, chuckling and gasping at the Frenchman’s array of shot-making and crowdpleasing. That […]

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