Shapovalov goes 2-5 on European clay

  Denis Shapovalov had a good 2018 clay season leading up to Roland Garros, going deep in events before losing to Sascha Zverev in Madrid and Rafael Nadal in Rome. But he won… Continue reading

Nole reigns again in Spain

  Andre Agassi spoke about playing in a “waking dream”. Djokovic is in a dream, and it seems nobody can wake him up. In this dream, he wins on clay in Madrid, and… Continue reading

Wimbledon listens to fans, players and common sense

— While maintaining its wonderful 19th century charm, Wimbledon is also making changes to adapt to desires of players and fans. Remember the controversy last year when Novak Djokovic beat Rafa Nadal under… Continue reading

Zverev falling fast

  Sascha Zverev is either the new king of tennis or wallowing in a funk. Remember when he won the Nitto ATP Tour Finals in London at the end of 2018? Remember how… Continue reading

Bianca Andreescu, 18, makes history

  Bianca Andreescu, 18, made history by winning Indian Wells in California. The Romanian-Canadiana from the Toronto suburb of Mississauga is the first Canadian women to win a WTA event at this second-highest… Continue reading

Naomi Francois Osaka: An American immigrant success story

  Winning the Australian Open, Naomi Francois Osaka, ranked 72 a year ago, has become number one on tour and in the hearts of fans worldwide who love her for sweetness off court… Continue reading

Tsitsipas rising fast

— After winning Wimbledon in 2017, a hungover Roger Federer told us how to beat him: rush the net. Enter Stefanos Tsitsipas winning 48 of 68 at the net to beat Federer in… Continue reading

2019 Predictions: Can Anyone Stay Healthy

  Fearless predictions for 2019 –Serena Williams, unable to tie Margaret Court and win her 24th slam, quits women’s tennis. She joins the men’s tour, and amid great fanfare and expectation, loses every… Continue reading

Breaking Point for Andy Murray

  A few hours before his loss to Fabio Fognini in Rome in 2017, I saw Andy Murray in the tunnel amid photographers scurrying to get to court-side positions. Tied to some type… Continue reading

Code Violation for Discrimination

  A CODE VIOLATION FOR DISCRIMINATION Few are noticing that young Chinese, inspired by tour events across Asia, are taking over the tennis world. by Christopher Johnson —— Many tennis fans and media… Continue reading