US Open 2021: Finals review. History is made in one of the all-time great majors

I’ll keep this brief as: A. I’m on holiday and B. So much has rightly been covered already about this tournament and it’s truly momentous climax. We should of course start with young Emma Raducanu’s still scarcely believable triumph in what was only her second ever major showing. History was made with every straight sets […]

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US Open 2021: Raducanu and Fernandez star once more but brave Alcaraz succumbs

Even if Fernandez and/or Raducanu do also join Alcaraz in exiting the Open at this next hurdle, the tournament has undeniably centered around their emergence. But we need to be mindful of how tennis’ Next Big Things often crumble and fall with worrying speed. Yes, for me personally with Raducanu – such is her oh-so-watchable […]

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US Open 2021: Second Round summary sees Gauff exit and the rain enter despite a roof. Plus my picks of the 3rd round.

As the title suggests, the almost inexplicable scenario of rain delays on a show court packing as roof was the main water cooler moment of the second round at Flushing Meadows. In the frustratingly inconsistent Casper Ruud and Hubert Hurkacz’s exits we saw only a handful of bigger names fall. Grigor Dimitrov’s retirement too was […]

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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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US Open 2019: More favourites and former champs fall on Day 2, plus my Day 3 picks

A whole raft of big names exited yesterday in an entertaining day’s play. Thanks to Amazon’s multi court coverage I was spoilt for choice at times but did enjoy Naomi Osaka fighting back from the brink against Blinkova. So the defending champ is safely through, but joining Sharapova and Angie Kerber amongst the former champs […]

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