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Why We’ll See A New Slam Winner in 2017

Why We’ll See A New Slam Winner in 2017

Fact: In the history of Open Era tennis, going back to 1968 through 2016—a span of 49 years and 195 Grand Slam tournaments—there has never been more than two years in a row without a new Slam winner. Of those ...

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NextGen 2016 In Review and 2017 Outlook — Part One: The Weak Classes of 1993 to 1996

NextGen 2016 In Review and 2017 Outlook — Part One: The Weak Classes of 1993 to 1996

Introduction It wasn’t so long ago that the up-and-coming “Young Guns” on the ATP tour were players like Grigor Dimitrov and Bernard Tomic, born in 1991 and 1992, respectively; now, after half a decade of anemic results and no elite ...

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Open Era Generations, Part Fourteen: Gen 12 (1989-93) – The Lost Generation, aka the Donald Young Guns

Open Era Generations, Part Fourteen: Gen 12 (1989-93) – The Lost Generation, aka the Donald Young Guns

Why the Name? Donald Young is not among the best players of this generation, but to me he exemplifies it, one of the very first of what is looking to be the weakest generation that the Open Era has seen ...

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2015 ATP World Tour Finals Preview

2015 ATP World Tour Finals Preview

‘The end is here’ ‘The Final showdown’ ‘The Stage Is Set’ ‘Insert overdramatic cliché’. Yes, ATP overkill at its finest. But cynicism aside, I am of course looking forward to the season ending shindig in London. It is a pleasure ...

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Australian Open Day 4: Order of Play & Scores

Australian Open Day 4: Order of Play & Scores

Day 4 of the Australian Open features the Men’s and Women’s top seeds in action. Serena Williams (USA) will face Vera Zvonareva (RUS) on Rod Laver Arena, followed by Novak Djokovic (SRB), who will play Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS). The night ...

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15 Up-and-Coming Players to Watch in 2015 / Jonathan Northrop

15 Up-and-Coming Players to Watch in 2015 / Jonathan Northrop

As the first tournaments of 2015 wrap up, it is almost shocking to think that the Australian Open is just around the corner on January 19. As always, we’ll all be watching the top players with the usual questions: How ...

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Barclays ATP World Tour Finals – Semifinals – Order of Play & Scores

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals – Semifinals – Order of Play & Scores

The semifinals of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals will take place on Saturday, November 15. The afternoon session pits Novak Djokovic, who just secured the year-end No. 1 ranking, against the US Open finalist Kei Nishikori. The evening session ...

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Nishikori Denies Raonic in Tokyo

Nishikori Denies Raonic in Tokyo

Tokyo brought defeat for the top two seeds in the first round, which was all the opening the third seed, Kei Nishikori of Japan, and the fourth seed, Milos Raonic of Canada, needed to march into the final. In a ...

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Nishikori Wins in Kuala Lumpur

Nishikori Wins in Kuala Lumpur

Kei Nishikori beat France’s Julien Benneteau 7-6(4), 6-4 to take the final of the Malaysia Open, an ATP 250 event. It was Nishikori’s third title of this season. For Benneteau, it was another disappointment, as he lost his 10th straight ...

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Marin Cilic Emphatic in US Open Win

Marin Cilic Emphatic in US Open Win

The 14th seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia became the lowest ranked player to win the men’s title at the US Open since Pete Sampras in 2002.  He shut down 11-seed Kei Nishikori in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.  The final ...

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