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ATP World Tour Finals Wrap-Up: Djokovic Wins, No Final Is Played, And Team Switzerland Is A Mess On The Eve Of Davis Cup

The ATP’s season-ending championship (before the International Tennis Federation puts the capper on the tennis year with the Davis Cup Final) is called the World Tour Finals. The acronym for the event, as you can plainly see, is WTF. This year in London, “WTF” was the universal reaction to the showcase singles tournament held in […]

The Davis Cup Final, tennis’ best-selling final of 2014

The 103rd edition of the Davis Cup is less than a month away from crowning this year’s champion and fans from all around the world are rushing to ensure that they have tickets for the Final event. The 2014 Final features France vs. Switzerland in Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, France from November 21st to […]

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WTA Finals: Serena Wins, Halep Takes Her Place, And Wozniacki Steals The Show

The Women’s Tennis Association moved its end-of-the-year showcase event from Istanbul to Singapore this year. The time difference put a lot of matches on American television in the middle of the night. The sport is bigger than one country or continent, and Li Na — who retired before the 2014 WTA Finals began — had […]

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China Open WTA Wrap-Up: Maria Sharapova And The Mysteries Of Tennis

The just-concluded China Open in Beijing is not quite a crown jewel on the Women’s Tennis Association’s annual calendar. Yet, it owns the distinction of being the last main-stage event before the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, which begin on Oct. 20. You can identify this event as part of the “Asian swing” on the […]

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Covering The Coverage: TV At The 2014 U.S. Open

American television’s coverage of major-tournament tennis is never less complicated than at the Australian Open each January. ESPN2 has to work around its college basketball programming at times, but Tennis Channel picks up the early window of coverage on most if not all days, and deep into the night, ESPN2 and ESPN are all too […]

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The Year At The Majors: 20 WTA And ATP Players Of Note In 2014

No editorial commentary here. We’ll save that for the end of the 2014 tennis season. Here are the results for 20 notable players on the WTA and ATP Tours from the four majors this year. Feel free to bookmark this link and reference it when the 2015 majors begin at the Australian Open in Melbourne […]

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The Top 10 Stories Of The 2014 U.S. Open

The last major tennis tournament of the year is over. The Davis Cup semifinals begin this Friday, and there are a lot of points to be won (or defended, depending on the player) in the Asian swing and the fall indoor portions of the tennis calendar. Both the WTA and ATP will unfurl their year-ending […]

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Marin Cilic And The Discovery Of Joy

It was not a day anyone who follows tennis — as fan or chronicler — expected to see two very long weeks ago, when the 2014 U.S. Open began. It was, however, a one-day window into the future of tennis… not next year or the year after that, but six years into the future, when […]

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The Constant Star

The U.S. Open’s trophy presentation ceremonies are usually the tackiest in tennis, even worse than the Australian Open’s prolonged affairs. The U.S. Open ceremony becomes something of a game show, with the CBS emcee rattling off the prizes and money totals for the champion and runner-up. This time, though, the U.S. Open ended with an […]

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