Open du Nord 2015: doubles final recap

Open du Nord doubles trophy ceremony

Last match on Saturday: the final between number 1 seeds Yannick Mertens and Boy Westerhof and number 2 seeds Jonathan Eysseric and Constant Lestienne. Lots of people left after the second semifinal. The match is not really exciting (by the way I really don’t like the no-ad rule) and the umpire was really bad, I […]

Open du Nord 2015: semifinals recap

Karen Khachanov

Pro tennis was back in Lille last week, three months after the historic Davis Cup final. The Open du Nord, a $15,000 Futures tournament, is of course much less prestigious than the Davis Cup, but it is always fun to get to watch some live tennis. Lower tournaments are also a good opportunity to discover […]

A visit to Lacoste showroom

Lacoste croc

I’ve been lucky to get invited to a quick tour of Lacoste‘s showroom in Paris last Monday. The opportunity to have a look at pieces of the Fall 2015 fashion collection, the tennis collection, but also the soon-to-be released LT12 hybrid racquet. First, a look at the Fall fashion collection. The iconic Lacoste polo shirt […]

Pachkaleva and Andreev win the Tim Essonne 2015 tournament

Taisya Pachkaleva

Created in 1983, the Tim Essonne is one of the great international tournaments reserved for the under 14s. Players like Rafael Nadal (1999), Richard Gasquet (1998), Tommy Robredo (1995), Martina Hingis (1991) and Elena Dementieva (1994) won the tournament in the past. This year, the Bulgarian Adrian Andreev dispatched Alexandre Doan Van of France 6-1 […]

Davis Cup 2015 R1: Murray defeats Isner, seals GB victory

GB Davis Cup team

Despite a nervous start, Andy Murray had a solid 7-6 6-3 7-6 win over John Isner. Britain will face last year’s finalist , France in July for a place in the semifinals. A big challenge for Team GB as France has 4 top 20 players in the team (Gilles Simon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet and […]

Jennifer Capriati: Too little, too late?

Jennifer Capriati

By Bruce Schoenfeld, Tennis Magazine (November/December 2004) At 28, Jennifer Capriati knows her days are numbered. Following a dramatic but disappointing run to the US Open semifinals, her hopes of another major victory now rest on the 2005 Australian Open. Jennifer Capriati had been crying. Her red-rimmed eyes gave her away as she stepped into […]