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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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Preview: Indian Wells Men’s Final

Preview: Indian Wells Men’s Final

There can be little doubt that Novak Djokovic goes into today’s title match against Milos Raonic as the clear favourite. The World Number One is a two time defending champion at the event, and remains unbeaten on slow, grittier hard ...

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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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Murray Vs. Raonic: Australian Open Semifinal Preview

Murray Vs. Raonic: Australian Open Semifinal Preview

Raonic vs. Murray has the potential to be a very interesting match. It’ll certainly provide a nice contrast of styles. Murray is the game’s consummate defensive counterpuncher — his speed, efficient groundstrokes, and low error rate all combine to make ...

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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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Age-Related Discussion

Age-Related Discussion

One of my favorite topics is the relationship of age and career performance, questions such as: What are the different phases of a career? When is the most common peak range? Are players peaking later now? Etc. For the sake ...

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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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Raonic Overcomes Compatriot in All-Canadian Final at Citi Open

Raonic Overcomes Compatriot in All-Canadian Final at Citi Open

The Canadian Milos Raonic moved a step higher in his bid to become a significant Top 10 player by winning his first ATP 500 title at the Citi Open in Washington, DC. He bested his compatriot, Vasek Pospisil, in the ...

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Wimbledon Day 11: Men’s Semifinals – Order of Play & Scores

Wimbledon Day 11: Men’s Semifinals – Order of Play & Scores

Day 11 of Wimbledon features the Men’s Semifinals on Centre Court. Action begins with 2011 champion and the No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic (SRB) taking on the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, the No. 11 seed. The second semifinal pits seven-time champion ...

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