2004 Davis Cup drama: Nadal replaces Ferrero

Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick, 2004

The story of a 18 year old kid who defeats the world number one to help his team win the Davis Cup trophy. From Rafael Nadal’s autobiography, Rafa: You didn’t need especially fine antennae on the eve of the Davis Cup Final of 2004 to spot the disgruntlement in the faces of Juan Carlos Ferrero […]

2019 Davis Cup finals guide

Nadal, Madrid 2014

The ITF announced last summer a very controversial reform of the Davis Cup. Here’s all you need to know about the new format of the competition and how to buy tickets. The competition 18 teams will take part to the Davis Cup finals from 18 to 24 November: – last year’s 4 semi-finalists: Croatia, France, […]

A New Look at East German Tennis

Berlin Wall

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Manuela Maleeva reactions at that time. By Michael Janofsky “New York Times” November 14, 1989 For three days last week, Steffi Graf tried to telephone a friend in West Berlin, only to be greeted by his answering […]

Could the ITF replace line umpires with robots?

Wimbledon judges line

Hawkeye has been a big part of the ATP/WTA Tours for more than a decade now. As a decision review system, the technology hasn’t been completely flawless. The graphic failed to display during a Federer challenge against Tomas Berdych in the 2018 Australian Open, as a recent example. However, on the whole, Hawkeye is functioning […]

Geneva city guide for tennis fans

Lake Geneva

After Prague in 2017 and Chicago last year, the city of Geneva in Switzerland will host the third edition of the Laver Cup, from 20 to 22 September. Check out our Geneva travel guide to know more about the city, and if you attend the event, please share your comments and stories: Read more:

Karolina Pliskova wins Zhengzhou Open

Karolina Pliskova, Zhengzhou Open

World number 2 Karolina Pliskova didn’t drop a set all week, defeating Polona Hercog, Sofia Kenin, Ajla Tomljanovic and Petra Martic to win the inaugural edition of the Zhengzhou Open. She had lost to Martic in four of their previous five matches, but this time, she powered past the Croatian 6-3 6-2. “My goal was […]

Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev roads to the 2019 US Open final

Daniil Medvedev

18 Grand Slam titles vs 0, 83 career titles vs 5. This US Open final looks one-sided but nonetheless appetizing as Daniil Medvedev has been on fire lately reaching his fourth consecutive final. He’s also the player with most wins on hard courts this season. Will he be the first NextGen player to claim a […]

2010 US Open: Nadal defeats Djokovic

Rafael Nadal, 2010 US Open

Back in 2010, Nadal was the man to beat. After his victories in Roland Garros and Wimbledon, he defeated Novak Djokovic to claim his first US Open trophy and complete a Golden career Grand Slam. From Rafa’s autobiography, Rafa: The secret lies in being able to do what you know you can do when you […]