• 0
racquet_oncourt-02

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...

Night Fever

By Giri Nathan High drama is best consumed half-asleep. These are the truths I annually...

From Feast To Famine In Melbourne

By Giri Nathan Well, that was fun, briefly. The tennis spigot has been off for...

It’s Back—And It Looks A Lot Like Tennis

By Giri Nathan They’re out of quarantine. They’re emerging from their caves! (Well, most of them.)...

Don’t Feed the Mice

By Giri Nathan So the players made it to Australia. Now comes the real test...

Tennys Sandgren Sheds The Virus, Heads Down Under

By Giri Nathan Australia’s pandemic response has been an admirable success, thanks to extensive contact...

What Could/Should Racial Activism Look Like in 2021?

By Van Sias There’s no doubt that everyone involved in professional tennis is trying to...

Sam Querrey’s Great Escape

By Giri Nathan Happy New Year! This auspicious day would ordinarily mark the approach of...

The Palms Bored Me

By Andrea Petkovic For our readers who may be wishing they could escape to a...

The Paire Minimum

By Benoit Paire The following manifesto appears in Racquet No. 15—out now—and is the forward...

Dennis Ralston: A Very Human Story

By Joel Drucker Occasionally there come those sublime moments in the life of a journalist...

adidas x Racquet Public Court Collection: Win Limited Edition Pieces

Today, industry-leading sportswear brand, adidas and cult tennis magazine, Racquet reveal the adidas x Racquet...

Reilly Opelka Lives That Bubble Life

By Giri Nathan Reilly Opelka is one of the most frank conversationalists in tennis. Lately...

Racquet’s Holiday Gift Guide

By Caitlin Thompson Sometime around the sixth month of quarantine, the Instagram advertising algorithm finally...

Daniil Medvedev Eats the Beer

By Giri Nathan A friend’s dad once told me about a trick he’d learned from...

Stefanos Tsitsipas Is Hanging in There

By Giri Nathan Let us be frank: Things could have gotten funky with Stefanos Tsitsipas...

Denis Shapovalov: Are We There Yet?

By Giri Nathan One of the hardest lessons for me to grasp, as a relatively...

The Tiny Wrecking Ball Diego Schwartzman Has Nearly Cleared a Path to London

By Giri Nathan I have always loved to watch Diego Schwartzman. Listed officially at 5...

Olya’s Story

By Ben Rothenberg A Year After Her “Hell,” Olga Sharypova Is Ready to Speak Out....

Paris Masters: Running on Empty

By Giri Nathan Fresh off his 13th French Open, Rafael Nadal has returned to Paris,...

David Grutman Has Prince Creating “Cool” Collaborations

By Tim Newcomb David Grutman wants cool clothes. And he wants his kids, ages 3...

Iga Swiatek Is Blowing Up the French Open

By Giri Nathan There are hot streaks, there are breakout tournaments, and then there is...

The Prickle and Promise of Jelena Ostapenko

By Giri Nathan Root for Jelena Ostapenko, because I really want it to be the...

Ask Giri: Some Advice for Boris

By Giri Nathan The Racquet Newsletter has temporarily morphed into an advice column. Here’s our...

Young Italians Doing It Better

By Giri Nathan Goodbye to summer hard-court. Now this bizarro 2020 season truly begins to...

The Best Version of Vika Azarenka

By Giri Nathan Sometimes the draw just softens up. That could be because Novak Djokovic...

Reports of Andy Murray’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

By Giri Nathan I buried Andy Murray too soon. The visible pain, the wrenching press...

Naomi Osaka Bursts the Bubble

By Giri Nathan Tennis is currently in a bubble to seal itself against a pandemic,...

For Bianca Andreescu, Time Will Tell

By Gerald Marzorati No tennis player had the remarkable season in 2019 that Bianca Andreescu...

Up Against the Wall

By Giri Nathan Tennis players are gathering again. The pro tours are humming to life,...

Through the Looking Glass With Alice Marble

By Joel Drucker This September marks the golden anniversary of one of the most incredible...

The Racquet Guide to US Open Prep

By Caitlin Thompson We here at Racquet are thrilled—THRILLED!—that Grand Slam tennis is back later...

Where Are The Women?

By Laura Vallverdu As a coach, I always emphasize effort and commitment from my players,...

The Racquet Podcast: Uzo Aduba

The award-winning actor joins Rennae to talk about her lifelong connection to women's sports—starting as...

Cart