What’s a Tennis GOAT, anyways?

You’ve thought long and hard over this. Some days you couldn’t be more sure. Other days you have no idea. Though one thing is...

The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. No. 3 – Björn Borg

Björn Borg was the man who made tennis sexy. In the second half of the 1970s, he generated the kind of obsessive fan behaviour,...
Suzanne Lenglen

The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. No.2 – Suzanne Lenglen

In the second part of our new series, The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks...

A Career-Defining Match: 2012 Wimbledon R3 Serena Williams vs Zheng Jie

At the time of 2012 Wimbledon, Serena Williams had 13 major titles. Williams had seemingly done it all, taking home the singles title at...

The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. No.1 – Bill Tilden

In the absence of any professional tennis anywhere until at least June, we at LWOT have been turning to the past for inspiration –...
Djokovic

Djokovic The Escapologist Can Achieve The Grand Slam In 2020

“Djokovic” and “Escapologist” don’t quite rhyme, but they are close enough metrically to suggest that in time the great Serb might just acquire a...
Federer/Nadal Rivalry

Tennis Matches with Record-Breaking Attendance

Tennis is ranked as the fourth most popular sport in the world. It is estimated to have around a billion fans across the globe....

World’s Most Exclusive Tennis Courts

Tennis has long been known as a sport that attracts the wealthy. The modern sport originated from "real tennis," a once popular game that...

Top 10 Most Memorable Tennis Rivalries of the Decade

A rivalry is, by definition, "competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field." They can be one-sided or incredibly close...
Tennis in the 2020s

Ten Things To Look Forward To In Tennis In The 2020s: Part 2

Having looked back at both the highlights and lowlights of the last decade, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, now looks ahead to the...