Results analysis

ATP World Tour Finals 2018

What a difference a year makes. Last year’s champ and runner-up, Dimitrov and Goffin, were both on fire in London last year - back then to say they’d finish way off the pace this year (currently ranked 19 & 22 respectively) would have sounded ludicrous. We'll let Goffin off - injury [...]

ATP Paris Masters 2018

This week it’s all eyes on Paris as the ATP tour reaches its conclusion in the French capital. Parisians and tennis fans alike will be hopeful of a more blockbuster finale than 2017 threw up, where Jack Sock prevailed over Filip Krajinovic to win his first masters title, and the [...]

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Tennis vs Football

WIN Free Bets & Wimbledon Towels! The knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup coincides with this year’s Wimbledon Championships; a perfect opportunity for a bit of cross-sport fun and games! Each match day all you have to do is pick footballing nations to outdo their tennis-playing compatriots, or [...]

Tennis is Coming Home

For some people, Wimbledon is about snoozing through the 5am alarm and arriving later-than-necessary for the tribulation that is the ground pass queue, only to shuffle along for the next six hours in damp, overcast conditions while taking it in turns to nip out to the local newsies to top [...]

Roland Garros 2018

Tomorrow marks the start of what looks to be a rather damp 122nd edition of the French Open, and yet again the questions on everyone’s lips are, "can anyone dethrone Nadal?" and "who the hell is gonna win the Women’s?" Just like in 2017, the King of Clay Rafael Nadal [...]

Is the ATP in a transition stage? Food for thought at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

Rewind to January 2017: Murray is the World No.1, Djokovic a close second, Nadal is struggling to find any form, and Federer has taken a six-month break to recover from a knee injury. If we told you Federer and Nadal were to share the next five Grand Slams without having [...]

Musings on Clay, etc

As the tennis world transitions to the red stuff in the run up to Roland Garros, we ask: are modern players more capable of competing over all courts than their predecessors? Hark back to Spring 2004 and Guillermo Coria had just reached the final at Roland Garros, in the process achieving [...]

2018 Australian Open: Review/SF Preview

Even before the first round began at Melbourne Park controversy was in the air. Bernard Tomic was given a kick up the rear rather than a wildcard by Tennis Australia – a move which clearly did little to fire him up. Tomic has missed a lot of fun whilst he’s [...]

ATP World Tour Finals: Preview

What a difference twelve months can make. Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem are the only players from the 2016 Finals to have qualified again for 2017. Injuries have plagued a significant number of players at the summit of the ATP rankings, paving the way for no fewer than 4 of [...]

Who we fancy at the ATP Paris Masters

For those not lying flat out on the rehabilitation bench, Paris Bercy calls. The final stop on the Masters 1000 tour has historically been known as one of the faster indoor hard-court tournaments and previous results have reinforced this. Bomb-droppers of varying effectiveness Jerzy Janowicz (2012), Milos Raonic (2014) and [...]