1. Zardoz7/12

    ATP introduces financial safety net for players ranked in top 250 from 2024

    Link to article I think this is great news and more of an incentive for lower ranked players, this should have been done years ago though and the WTA should adopt this if they haven't already. The ATP announced on Tuesday the creation from 2024 of a financial security programme for players...
  2. Pistol10

    Serious doping test allegations! ITIA President Nicole Sapstead has been embroiled in a major doping scandal. The president of ITIA, Nicole Sapstead, who accused Simona Halep of doping, is involved...
  3. RaulRamirez

    "Upset City" at 2023 RG

    With two rounds completed - in both singles draws - at RG, as we approach the Round of 32, we have seen that there have been a lot of upsets. As 32 players are seeded, if those seeds won their first two matches, every matchup would have two seeds competing. In the men's draw, there are only 5...
  4. P

    Are any pros using the RF97/PS97 mold?

    apart from Dimitrov with his custom 18x17? It's been around for long enough now that there could be some young players coming up with it. Every Wilson pro and his dog had a ps97 paint job for a while on their six.ones- forget about them: who *really* uses it? If, like the clash, none of the...
  5. T

    Fantasy Tennis on Instagram

    Hello Tennis Community! We have created a new Instagram account where Fantasy Tennis can be played. Every weekend, teams will be assembled that followers can choose from. Each match from ATP250 and up will be evaluated in detail based on the categories of game progress, serve, return, breaks...
  6. Rafa4LifeEver

    Pick one - The best ATP match of the year 2022

    Ladies and gentlemen, the year is almost on the verge of ending, so let's take a recap at some of the best 3 set matches of this season. This was a pretty wild year, and we got some of the most incredibly fought battles, some crazy nailbiter 3 setters. Following is the list of some, which in...
  7. A

    A Most Cherished Moment: I Experienced an ATP Tournament Through the Eyes of Coach!!!

    I experienced a truly joyous, beautiful, and most cherished moment this past week: I was able to participate in an ATP tournament. I hung out in the locker room and the player’s lounge, accompanied my guy onto the court and sat in his box, and consoled him after a heartbreaking triple tie...
  8. jl809

    More dramatic proof emerges of Tiny Carlos falsifying his height

    Serena Williams, and presumably her incredibly expensive lifelike waxwork in Madame Tussauds, stands at 5 foot 9 inches. Mr “6 foot 0” Carlitos has inadvertently exposed himself as no more than an inch taller than Williams (maybe even less, given the positioning of the knees) in this photo taken...
  9. codonnell

    Current Top 130 ATP Babolat Users (Frames)

    Hello all, I was thinking of doing this list for a while. I like the Babolat brand and always like to see which type of frames players gravitate towards. I pulled information from TW fourms, tennis nerd, and many many old and current image searches zooming into pictures LOL. Here’s the list...
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  11. TheAssassin

    Every top 30 player's first ATP title

    Now that Felix has finally gotten over the line, a nice compilation done by Tennis TV. How many of these do you recall watching at the time they happened?
  12. Zardoz7/12

    ATP Retirements 2021

    So these 12 are those that retired this season, some notable names in this list. 1. Alexandr Dolgopolov 2. Guillermo García López 3. Martin Kližan 4. Paolo Lorenzi 5. Lu Yen-hsun 6. Leonardo Mayer 7. Jürgen Melzer 8. Leander Paes 9. Viktor Troicki 10. Robert Lindstedt 11...
  13. Tennis Espresso Journal

    The Ōta Index

    This index brings us the best performers on ATP rankings in the XXI Century - or precisely since the great standardisation of the year 2000. Following basic economic axioms (the ones allowing currencies to be exchanged and GDP to be measured) and internationally accepted principles of laws...
  14. Zardoz7/12

    Are we entering a version of the 2001-2003 ATP Era?

    In 2001-2003 there was a vacuum because the Sampras era was over and Hewitt, Gustavo Kuerten and the veteran Agassi among others picked up the pieces somewhat until Federer's ascension to the top, during this period of time there were surprises winning or making finals of high level tournaments...
  15. liriel

    What slams/ATPs and stages would you recommend after RG and Wimbledon?

    This year I attended semi finals- male and finale- both female and male of RG and Wimbledon- the men finale. I don't know if I should call it a season or try Paris/Turin when the weather is bad or wait out till clay (and Rafa) season. Right now here it's 15 degrees and raining all the time and I...
  16. liriel

    Please recommend me ATP tournaments and its best stages in Europe this and early next year - I'm a Rafa - Big 3 fan/maybe we'll meet up. No hate!

    So it'll be cold until Monte Carlo but I love tennis more than weather (0 degrees in Paris and Turin.. I'm from a colder climate. Not Syberia though :). I'm like "well, it's one of my last chances to see a slam or ATP with x and y". Would you go to early rounds middle rounds or final? My...
  17. T

    Don’t understand tennis channel

    I was watching the Tsitsipas match. In the second set, tied 4-4. Tennis channel switched to show a women’s match of lower ranked players. Tsitsipas, #5 in the world who has a chance of winning the entire thing is being pushed aside for a women’s match with players who are not even top 20, one of...
  18. GhostOfNKDM

    Most impressive ATP player/performance in Q1 2021? (Non Big 3)

    Be honest. Forget the bandwagon talk here; poll is not public for that reason. There's always hype for whoever lifts a trophy most recently, but ask yourself who was the most impressive player to YOU on the ATP circuit from Jan - Mar 2021 outside the Big 3. It could be consistency of results...
  19. PURETENNISsense

    First Lendl, now Ferrer Splits from Zverev

    Not sure what to make of this with both Lendl and Ferrero stating that its off-court/professionalism and needing to listen that created the split. Now Ferrer and Zverev make a split beginning the 2021 season...
  20. PURETENNISsense

    David Ferrer :: Most Under-rated non grand slam winner

    In my opinion, this guy was the best of the best in the 2nd tier of players outside the big 4 (Fed, Rafa, Djoko, Murray) during the late 2000s and early 2010s. Some significant accolades/results Ferrer posted: General: 20 years on tour, 1999-2019 High of #3 in the world (Top 10 for 292...
  21. RaulRamirez

    Project Your Top 8 for 2021: ATP (and if interested, WTA)

    If this has already been done, I apologize, but even if it was, here's a chance to try again. I have not yet refined my own projections, and hope to do so at some point -- if only to look back in November, 2021 and see how bad they were. My hope is that this will be an argument-free thread...
  22. forehandsonly

    Which players would favour the new 2021 schedule

    Do you think the new schedule and delayed Aussie Open favours any paticular players ?
  23. Enceladus

    2021 Indian Wells may be canceled

    The coronavirus pandemic strongly hit the 2020 tennis season, with a number of big tournaments canceled - Wimbledon, WTA Finals, most ATP Masters 1000 events or all WTA Premier Mandatory events. The first big canceled tournament in 2020 season was BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, which now...
  24. Enceladus

    The best Grand Slam matches of 2020 according to the ATP

    Link: Ranking: 1. & 2. It will be published 3. Roger Federer d. John Millman, Australian Open, 3rd round, 24 January 2020 4. Borna Coric d. Stefanos Tsitsipas, US Open, 3rd round, 4 September 2020 5. Lorenzo Giustino d...
  25. Krish0608

    Analyzing tennis players' Forehands

    An interesting analysis of the best Forehands on tour and Novak's forehand as well :p For all other players: Discussion around contact point/precision/spin/wrist work For Djokovic's forehand: "He has got great movement!" :-D:-D:-D:-D All kidding aside, a nice analysis of the best forehands on...
  26. Im(moral) Winner

    Best/favorite tournament of 2020?

    Vote for either your favorite or the one you found the best and discuss.
  27. HetTheGreaterer

    Best match(es) at the london WTF (atp finals) ??

    Vote and discuss. Your options are in the poll. Max 2 votes are allowed.
  28. ClaudTT

    Vilas was No. 1

    There is a new documentary film on Netflix based on the journalist's investigation of the ATP ranks where there was an omission in 1975 and 1977. The records shows Vilas was No. 1 for several weeks. He deserves the recognition. Great Champion !!! Trailer here...
  29. Canal Tenis

    Tennis players with more earn prize money in Era Open

    1- Djokovic 133.236.583 € 2- Federer 120.541.979 € 3- Nadal 112.207.591 € 4- Murray 57.081.074 € 5- Sampras 40.136.572 € 6- Wawrinka 31.774.908 € 7- Ferrer 29.176.811 € 8- Agassi 28.871.645 € 9- Berdych 27.327.498 € 10- Cilic 25.819.524 €
  30. daggerman

    Biggest racquet differences between ATP and WTA

    I'm curious about some of the ways in which racquets (tend to) differ between tours. I'd imagine ATP players generally use heavier racquets w/ higher swingweights, but are there other key differences? Is my assumption about weight even correct? Would love specific player examples, too