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Doubles Tennis Craves Singles Attention

Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah became stars this season when they won Wimbledon and the United States Open. But for the Colombian doubles team, which leads the field at the Nitto ATP Finals in London starting on Sunday, stardom is relative. While the men’s and women’s doubles tours are experiencing something of a boom…

In Tennis, Hugging at the Net Is the New Handshake

Not that long ago, Naomi Osaka was struggling to adapt to the shifting tradition in tennis of using hugs instead handshakes as the gesture of grace at the end of a match. “I’m told that I give out the worst hugs,” Osaka said last year, after winning the United States Open at 20 years old.…

Women’s Tennis Still Awaits Its Next Age of Rivalries

Though she has faced a bevy of challengers in the past decade or so — Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Garbiñe Muguruza, to name a few — Williams’s toughest rival has been the history books. Brad Gilbert, a former top-10 player and longtime ESPN analyst, said Williams “hasn’t even come close to having…