The Tennis Review is a tennis site for fans written by a fan.
Written and edited by Christian Deverille since 2012 (the first 100 posts were eaten by a bug and a rookie error of ‘no backup’!), The Tennis Review aims to review the ups and downs of the ATP tour in an entertaining, informative, and, at times, literary way.
About Christian: I first played tennis at the age of 8, about the time I first saw Becker and Edberg battling out Wimbledon finals, and I was instantly hooked.
Mentored by the mysterious Baron, a family friend, I played week in week out into my teens, but no matter how hard I practiced, my lack of athleticism meant my endeavors only got me so far.
But while I might not have been that handy with a racket (I’m a 3.5, after nearly 30 years of playing, on my best day! ), what I am handy with is a keyboard.
Christian’s favorite shot: The forehand down the line. Hit, preferably, by Juan Martin del Potro.
Favorite players: Roger Federer (seen live 3 times), Stefan Edberg (seen once), Pete Sampras (seen twice), Juan Martin Del Potro (seen once).
Favorite tournament: The Australian Open. Love the courts, the colors, night matches.
Favorite thing about tennis: Point construction. Love to see a long point played out and finished with a winner.
Favorite passion after tennis: Cats. If the two ever come together in an unholy alliance, my life would be complete.
I do my best to publish a post once a week. Usually, it is one of the following:
Saturday: Preview of a final.
Sunday/ Monday: Review of final or the champion’s run through a tournament.
Tuesday-Friday: Feature article, product review, preview.
If things are going well, then I publish all three!
In the oh-so short tennis off-season, if I still have any energy left, I publish two articles a week reviewing the year, and previewing the next season.
I try my best to keep to this schedule, and if I do take a break now and then, (usually a week or two after a slam), I will leave a message on the site. If you do not hear from me for over a fortnight, please send a message to make sure I have not fallen down a hole or been abducted by aliens. Hopefully, if I have and I make it back, I might have something interesting to report, especially if the aliens happened to play tennis.
Latest posts by Christian Deverille (see all)
- ATP World Tour Finals Preview- Horror Show or Showstopper? - November 10, 2017
- Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, and the Race for the Real Number One - October 19, 2017
- What Is Men’s Tennis Going to Serve up in the Last Stretch of the Season? - September 29, 2017
- Five Questions with British Wheelchair Grand Slam Champion Alfie Hewett - September 26, 2017
- ATP Tour Time to Bring the End of Season to Life Again - September 22, 2017