Tennis Magazine

Tennis Magazine

Jul/Aug 2021
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Coverage of the pro game, tips and instructions, plus the latest gear.

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2 min.
ready for primetime

Between quarantines, bubbles and tournament cancelations, there’s been little flow to this season. While we’re fortunate that players can still compete during these uncertain times, it has nonetheless made it difficult for them to build and sustain momentum. A silver lining to the lack of continuity, though, has been lesser-known players getting more air time to make names for themselves. No group has shone brighter than the 21-and-under set. As much as any time I can recall, there’s a wave of hungry and fearless young players overflowing with talent and belief. They’re products of a highly competitive junior era that propelled them to smoother, more successful transitions to the pros. They’re respectful of the established order, but they’re not intimidated. They study and emulate the top players, but are eager to…

3 min.
resolving your rules questions & quarrels

Pedantic Play My wife’s serve hit the back of the service line. The receiver audibly called it in, as did his partner, and they returned the serve. But we thought they called it out and stopped playing the point. If you deem a serve “in,” is any call necessary? And if anything is said, shouldn’t it be the server’s point, as the call is a distraction? —Ed Reck, Okatie, S.C. concede the point, but my partner stated it should be ours, since the point was technically over when her ball hit the net. The opponent thought the point was still alive, since the ball hadn’t yet bounced on their side. They conceded the point, but who was correct? —Lidia Cousins, Midlothian, Va. Your partner won your team the point on a “technicality”…

1 min.
aces & faults

> March 21: Two days before the start of the Miami Open, Serena Williams pulls out with mouth pain from oral surgery > March 24: Bianca Andreescu laughs off a journalist greeting her by the name “Belinda”— as in, Belinda Bencic > March 26: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and his wife, Noura, announce that they’re expecting a second child > March 31: Jessica Pegula becomes the first female athlete and pro tennis player to release a limited-edition collection of NFT trading cards > April 3: They said they were taking a break—but then power couple Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina shock fans by getting engaged > April 4: Hubert Hurkacz becomes the first Polish player to win a ATP Masters 1000 singles title, in Miami > April 13: Another day, another deal for Serena, who signs a deal…

2 min.
five minutes with… lorenzo musetti and maría camila osorio serrano

When teenage talents emerge from the crowded tours, it’s only natural to imagine what lies ahead. If the flair that 19-year-olds Lorenzo Musetti and María Camila Osorio Serrano have already shown us is any indication, there’s plenty to look forward to. Musetti and Serrano each burst onto the scene on home soil. In September 2020, Rome qualifier Musetti outslugged Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori for his first tour-level wins; a month later, the Italian reached his first semifinal in Sardinia. And in April, Osorio Serrano put the wild in wild card when the Colombian won 10 of 11 sets to lift her first WTA trophy in Bogota. What did you look back on after making your first splash at the tour level? LM: One week can change your life. It’s not only talent…

4 min.
the tennis conversation with caty mcnally

This year has been your first chance to play a full season on tour. How do you approach that while still dealing with the pandemic? I don't think my mindset has shifted since I turned pro and started playing more tournaments. This year, I'm super excited to just be able to play more events, experience new things, put myself out there. The more I do that, the more I'm going to grow, and the more I'll be comfortable in these situations. That's something I'm really looking forward to, because I think you can only grow from experience. It's only been three years since you were in the midst of a great junior run. Where would you say your game has evolved the most from then to now? THIS JUNIOR STAR IS LEARNING IN…

2 min.
london (calling)

In a “normal” tennis season, Wimbledon’s elimination of its traditional grass-court seeding formula—where players’ recent performances on the scarce surface were given added emphasis—would have been a significant headline. But in a year so chaotic that Wimbledon wasn’t played at all, it barely warranted a mention. “Since last year’s Championships, we have…taken the time to give consideration to the evolution of the sport and the mechanisms of allocating seeding for The Championships,” read a statement from the All England Club. “Given the quality of competition, entertainment and modern grass courts, following detailed discussion with the player groups, the AELTC has decided that the grass-court seeding formula used since 2002 has served its time... The Championships 2021 seeding for the Gentlemen’s singles draw will be based solely on ranking. There will be…