Appearance Fees: Expanding Inequality in Today’s Game

Appearance fees are a relatively new phenomenon in tennis, in the sense that tournament organizers and players are just starting to acknowledge that these...
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What would a WTA version of the Laver Cup look like?

The 3rd edition of the Laver Cup starts in under a week, this time being hosted in Geneva. It is an event that has...
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ESPN and the US Open: An Imperfect Match

On Monday, August 26, a little more than 68,000 fans entered the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to experience the US Open. Everyone...
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Jack Sock Staring into a Rankings Abyss

It was a special moment for American tennis player Jack Sock. Sock had won the Paris Masters 1000 event, defeating Filip Krajinovic in straight...
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Daniil Medvedev: Russia’s New Champion

Daniil Medvedev is one of a group of up and coming Russian tennis players on the ATP Tour that includes the likes of Karen...

Peter McNamara and the Golden Age of Doubles

Sometimes the death of an individual is enough to signify the end of an era, and so it is with Peter McNamara and doubles...
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ATP Hamburg: Clay Courts, Confidence, and the Revolving Door of Results

What do you think of when you think of clay court tennis? Besides thinking of Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem slugging it out in...
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The Parallels Between Two Wimbledon Finals: 2009 and 2019

Consensus has long been reached that the 16th game of the fifth set was the pivot that changed the course of the 2019 men’s...
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Novak Djokovic – The Disrespected Champion

Novak Djokovic is one of the greatest players ever to have picked up a racket. Yet he isn't given the same adulation as the...
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Wimbledon Men’s Day 5: Djokovic, Raonic, Goffin through

Day five at Wimbledon saw the top half of the draw compete in third-round action, with Novak Djokovic the only top ten player left standing...