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Racquet’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

By Caitlin Thompson We’re proud to present our second annual Racquet Holiday Gift Guide, with...

Leaving China

By Gerald Marzorati It’s Time to Move On From Tennis’ Big Bet on China. In...

Even Anett Kontaveit Is Puzzled By Her Dominance

By Giri Nathan “I have no idea what’s going on,” said Anett Kontaveit, not long...

Taylor Made

By Giri Nathan If you’d told me two months ago that I’d be writing three...

Big ‘Foe Beats His Biggest-Ever Foe

By Giri Nathan Often, if not always, it goes this way: Frances Tiafoe sees a...

Kids in America

By Giri Nathan This edition of Indian Wells gave the world a glimpse of the...

Grigor’s Week To Shine

By Giri Nathan It should be impossible to have a game as gorgeous as Grigor...

Andy Murray’s Sneakers, And Marriage, Are Safe

By Giri Nathan Andy Murray has made a mistake even direr than the handlebar mustache...

Kim Goes For The Win

By Giri Nathan As forcefully as this past US Open nudged the WTA into the...

Blue Hawaii

By Racquet Aloha. As autumn finally sets in here at Racquet HQ—we had to warm...

Emma, Inc.

By Giri Nathan If you took a random teenager who’d watched too many movies and...

Championships Are for Kids

By Giri Nathan I’m still in disbelief that they both did it. Either one of...

Taking An Interest

By Joel Drucker The assignment called for a review of All In, the legendary Billie...

The Players’ Lounge

By Racquet On the eve of the 2021 US Open, Racquet brought together four of...

Tennis in Sun and Shadow

Photos by Jean Paul Saint Fleur & Phalonne Pierre Louis Like many, Haiti has been on...

A Letter From Naomi Osaka

By Naomi Osaka This issue isn’t all about me, it’s about my world. I feel...

The Paire Maximum

By Giri Nathan Was there a more profoundly checked-out player in tennis over the past...

For Casey Yoneyama, It All Comes Down To Pride

By Caitlin Thompson It isn’t always easy joining the family business—especially when your family is...

Fun With Umps

By Giri Nathan Daniil Medvedev is the No. 2 player on tour, but No. 1...

Rafa’s Dog Days of Summer

By Giri Nathan “I’m not comfortable with animals, not even with dogs. I doubt their...

Marketa Vondrousova’s Olympic Villainy

By Giri Nathan So many seeds in the women’s draw fell early that the week...

Lagos Lawn Tennis Club

By Yusuf Sanni As you may know by now, Naomi Osaka has guest edited our...

Stan Smith Is A Shoe—And Now A Watch

By Tim Newcomb Stan Smith’s signature has adorned one of the world’s most famous sneakers...

A Thin Field At The Olympics

By Giri Nathan The remaining question is not whether Novak Djokovic will win, but where...

Ash Barty Mows the Field

By Giri Nathan Ashleigh Barty had just won a title on the hard court at...

Mood Swings

By Laura Bailey Photo by Mark Arrigo Illustrations by Anneka Lange In our current issue...

We Are Here For Andy Murray’s Melodrama

By Giri Nathan Each Slam, and each show court, is a chance for the home...

Racquet’s Summer Gear Guide

By Caitlin Thompson If you’ve found yourself wandering into the tennis section of a sporting...

Greener Grass

By Caitlin Thompson There’s something hard to explain about a grass tennis court. Sure, it...

Big Nick Energy

By Giri Nathan Photographs by Abigail Varney Nick Kyrgios’ Year of Rest, Relaxation, and Reason....

Suitable Attire

By Anne White Anne White knows what it’s like to have a man tell a...

The Grand Slam Scent of Summer

By Horacio Silva As former champions, from Björn Borg to Boris Becker and Andy Murray,...

Treat your tennis socks the way they deserve

By Jolie Kerr John Jannuzzi, who wrote the literal book on socks, has a practical...

Tennis As Stress Test

By Giri Nathan The test of a high-drama tennis match is whether it can make...

Daniil Medvedev Gets Dirty

By Giri Nathan Daniil Medvedev getting the No. 2 seed at the clay major is...

The Deuce Court

By Giri Nathan With Roland-Garros on the horizon, most tennis fans are scanning for appetizing...

The 2021 French Open Poster Is Gay

By Andrew Eccles In a bold annual tradition dating back to 1980, the French Tennis...

Lorenzo Sonego And The Italian Renaissance

By Giri Nathan Monte Carlo might produce the best postcards, but clay-court tennis looks perfect...

Aryna Sabalenka Finds Her Footing

By Giri Nathan A tennis player goes on a tear. It’s pretty much always a...

Aslan Karatsev’s Fever Dream

By Giri Nathan I have puzzled over Aslan Karatsev long enough that I no longer...

The Ten Most Underrated Tennis Shoes of All Time

By Tim Newcomb Not every tennis shoe is an instantly acknowledged banger, like Andre Agassi’s...

Where’s Nick Kyrgios?

By Giri Nathan The last time we saw Nick Kyrgios he was, appropriately, going out in...

Felix Auger-Aliassime Says “Uncle”

By Giri Nathan If I were designing a tennis news Mad Libs, I’d be elated...

Bianca Andreescu Is Back On The Baseline

By Giri Nathan Isn’t it wonderful to see someone pick up where they left off?...

Vasek Pospisil Is Mad As Hell

By Giri Nathan Most racquet smashes are worth laughing at; some are worth cherishing for...

It’s Starting to Click for Garbiñe Muguruza

By Giri Nathan Garbiñe Muguruza was the only one in Melbourne to go punch-for-punch with...

Roger Federer Clocks Back In

By Giri Nathan Let’s catch up on a historic week in tennis. Novak Djokovic racked...

Kei Nishikori Reanimated

By Giri Nathan Barring something depressing or something miraculous, the most successful active Japanese tennis...

Daria Kasatkina Sheds a Backpack Full of Stones

By Giri Nathan Flashback to 2018, Indian Wells. Two 20-year-old women swept away the rest...

Weekend Plans: Murderous Forehands

By Giri Nathan What I want from tennis this weekend isn’t that deep. It’s pretty...

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