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Tsitsipas wants to serve and volley more

—Stefanos Tsitsipas says he wants to serve and volley 30 percent more than he’s been doing at Wimbledon.  He thinks it’s too risky to serve and volley on every point like Maxime Cressy.… Continue reading

Tan gives Serena no harmony

—Not many at Wimbledon play like Harmony Tan. You’ll sometimes see puffers playing junkball on the asphalt at nearby Wimbledon Park, but not on the manicured grass at the All England Club against… Continue reading

Djokovic will wear them all down

If Novak Djokovic is the greatest player ever, it’s because he has the greatest skill: the ability to wear down and outlast the opponent. He is 35-10 in 5-set matches, and many of… Continue reading

Madison Keys wins Cincy 2019

— Madison Keys had only won a single match in the two months previous to Cincinnati and was number 18 in the world. But she turned things around all week. Falling behind 1-3,… Continue reading

Goffin in Cincy reaches first M1000 final

David Goffin is the closest thing currently on tour to Bjorn Borg in terms of size, speed and maximum court coverage. Thanks to a walk-over in the quarters and a semi-final victory over… Continue reading

Injured Naomi, Serena could fall fast down WTA rankings

— Naomi Francois Osaka has a lot at stake this summer. She earned $3.8 million in prize money by winning last year’s US Open. She could earn $58,000 even if she loses in… Continue reading

Dimitrov keeps dropping off, thanks to first rounders with Stanimal

— In 2017, Grigor Dimitrov won the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati and the ATP finals, and he finished the year at number three in the world.     But he’s dropping fast due… Continue reading

Murray to return at Cincy

— The Western and Southern Open announced they have given a main draw wild card to Andy Murray. Murray won the event near Mason, Ohio in 2008 and 2011, and was finalist in… Continue reading

how Roger can avoid retirement

—   At age 37, Roger Federer looked tired, lacking spring in his legs. He was missing his spots on serve, shanking returns into the net, and even flubbing easy volleys. When this… Continue reading

Shapo on the Roam in Rome

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