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Mailbag: Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Świątek Dazzle in the Desert

Hey everyone: • Here’s the latest Served podcast, wrapping up Indian Wells and featuring Miami tournament director James Blake. • Colette Lewis has your Indian Wells juniors results. • Five top-line observations from a smashing 2024 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells … 1) It’s hard to imagine a 20-year-old, two-time major winner in

Sergiy Stakhovsky’s Turn to Serve

In mid-January 2022, Sergiy Stakhovsky announced he was retiring from professional tennis. The news did not make many headlines. Stakhovsky had carved out a nice career as a mid-tier player. He’d peaked at No. 31 in the world rankings and had been consistently one of the top men’s players in

50 Parting Thoughts From the 2024 Australian Open

Cleaning out the notebook and notes app from a cracking 2024 Australian Open. And some of you asked: If you want to receive the mailbag in your email each week, let me know at Onward … 1. All hail Jannik Sinner, 2024 Australian Open men’s singles champ. “If” became “when” and is

The Favorites Are Rolling at the U.S. Open

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Want a sign of tennis’s health? This marks the first U.S. Open in the post-Federer/Serena era. And not only is this scarcely a storyline, but attendance at this event has set three records in the first six days of play. Grounds passes are priced exorbitantly. There are multi-changeover lines for