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US Open Preview Rafa Nadal Favorite to Defend Hard Court Slam for 1st Time

TweetRafa Nadal, the top seed, goes into the US Open as the favorite after the draw was made, and if he wins, it will be the first time he will have defended a hard court slam. The Tennis review looks at one of the rare weaknesses in the Nadal resume and his chances of righting […]

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Roland Garros 2018 The High and Lows

Tweet  Roland Garros 2018 served up a record 11th title for Rafa Nadal, a nice run from a much derided young gun, and an amusing and to the point outburst from Schwartzman. But while there were some entertaining highs, there were some lows, too- the predictability, the final, and the lack of hi-tech facilities. The […]

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2018 Clay Season Men’s Tennis Preview What Slides Ahead on the Red Dirt?

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TweetThe Clay season is already swinging and the first ATP 1000 starts this coming week in Monte Carlo so its time for The Tennis Review to get previewing the European clay court swing. The Davis Cup suggests it might be another Clay season rout for Nadal Nadal’s upper right leg injury that kept him out […]

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Australian Open 2018 Men’s Draw Discussion Who Will Win Their Quarters?

Australian Open

TweetTennis fans know only too well that our sport has no off season – the break between the last tour match of one season and the first official match of the next season is all of 42 days- but, while, it does seem harsh on players, one is hard pressed to fault ardent fans who […]

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2017 Men’s Tennis- The Year the Comebacks Beat the Breakthroughs in the Battle of the Band Aids

Fedal

TweetIn 2017, men’s tennis saw the early signs of a shift at the top with Dominic Thiem, Sascha Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov all asserting themselves in the top 10, but the younger players were not able to outshine the return to the top of Fedal, a resurgence, which, along with the promise shown by the […]

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ATP World Tour Finals Preview- Horror Show or Showstopper?

ATP Finals

TweetThe ATP World Tour Finals (WTF) will bring the curtain down on the 2017 ATP  season, and the question is just what are we going to see on one of tennis’ biggest stages this year- a horror show or showstopping finale? The Tennis Review previews the tournament’s two round robin groups and gives you its […]

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What Is Men’s Tennis Going to Serve up in the Last Stretch of the Season?

Federer Nadal

TweetWith Nadal on the march for the Year-end No.1 ranking, Federer looking to end his year in style, del Potro showing signs of life again, Zverev and Dimitrov establishing themselves in the top ten, and new names like Gojowyczk and Dzumhur etched on trophies, the end of the year could serve up some quality tennis […]

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Rafa Nadal US Open Trophy Win In the Tennis World All Grand Slams Are Equal

Nadal US Open 2017

TweetRafa Nadal was one of the favorites going into this season’s US Open, but his journey to his 16th slam was expected to be a tough fought one versus an old rival and some players threatening to become new ones. Instead the Spaniard was presented with a very different path to navigate, a path less […]

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US Open Preview The Favorites Testing Times for the First Picks on Paper

US Open

TweetThe US Open favorites are an unknown quantity this year with injuries, inexperience and unpredictability all raising questions concerning the potential champion’s fitness to come through and win the title.  Roger Federer, seeded 3, champion 2004-08. Roger Federer has not won the US Open since 2008 and has not competed in the championship match since […]

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US Open Five Questions Is the Tide about to Turn at the Top?

US Open

TweetThe season’s final slam gets underway next week with an intriguing line up of injured and struggling top players and a string of younger players looking ready to breakthrough. The Tennis Review asks five questions concerning what might go down in New York City. Roger Federer– Is it going to be a rival or the […]

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