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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...

Beef Is Back

By Giri Nathan I am not much of a carnivore, but I know (sports) beef...

How Cancelling the Citi Open Could Help the US Open Succeed

By Giri Nathan The ATP Tour will not be rebooting as planned. On Monday, the...

Matteo Berrettini’s Breakout “Season”

By Giri Nathan Much is made about the old players losing out on a precious...

The Ten Most Important Tennis Shoes of All Time

By Tim Newcomb Shoemakers have been marketing to tennis players for 90 years. That nearly...

The Racquet Podcast: Anne White

The Emmy-nominated filmmaker and former Top 20 player talks about her journey from West Virginia...

Dayana Yastremska’s Double Fault

By Giri Nathan America’s days as the stand-alone economic superpower are long gone, but for...

The Racquet Podcast: Victoria Azarenka

The former world No. 1 talks to Rennae about motherhood, her comeback and why Black...

Can Men Be Trusted to Play Tennis Safely?

By Giri Nathan A professional tennis player has spent years dutifully obeying the instructions of...

Positive Vibes Can’t Beat a Pandemic

By Giri Nathan It is said, at least by fortune cookies, that every crisis is...

Tennis In Patrick Mouratoglou’s Butt-Rockin’ Image

By Giri Nathan Patrick Mouratoglou has been doomsaying. “I do this because I feel that...

Former USTA Head Katrina Adams Is Thinking Big Picture

By Giri Nathan It’s a strange time to be thinking about tennis—or, at least, to...

Naomi Osaka Has Secured The Bag

By Giri Nathan It’s a bizarre feeling to witness firsthand the week where a person’s...

The Weak Ties That Bind

By Gerald Marzorati It finally felt like spring along the Hudson the other day, the...

The Racquet Podcast: Mary Pierce

The grand-slam champion and Hall of Famer looks back on the Spring that changed her...

There Is No “You” in Thiem

By Giri Nathan Dominic Thiem, who is not the smoothest talker even in the best...

The Racquet Podcast:
Chris Evert, Pt. 2

The Grand Slam Champ, commentator and mom joins the podcast for a second time to...

Backyard Champ Reilly Opelka Has Been Keeping Busy

By Giri Nathan Tennis is back—kind of. Sure, it was on a private court in...

Two Kings Call for One Realm

By Ben Rothenberg Billie Jean King and Roger Federer Renew Calls for a Joint Tour...

The Racquet Podcast: Mike & Bob Bryan

The winningest doubles team of all time, comprised of identical twins, joins Rennae to talk...

The World’s No. 1 Player Wants to Sell You Nootropic Garbage

By Giri Nathan Sometimes you gotta hand it to Novak Djokovic. The world No. 1...

The Racquet Podcast: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Or, as she's also called, Nastia Pavs joins us to talk about her best season...

The PS4 Madrid Open Invites You to Test Your Tolerance

By Giri Nathan How can a virtual tennis tournament suffer from player withdrawal? Somehow the...

The Racquet Podcast:
Andy Roddick

One of the tour's most beloved—and outspoken—players and ambassadors joins Rennae to talk systemic reform,...

Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow Gives Sergio Tacchini Fresh Perspective

By Tim Newcomb      Photograph by Radka Leitmeritz Despite the cancellation of this year’s...

The Racquet Podcast:
Bianca Andreescu

The US Open champ gets philosophical with Rennae to talk about her upbringing, how meditation...

Your Favorite Pros Are Competing Online, But Stan Remains The Man

By Giri Nathan It’s been a long quarantine for tennis players. They’re used to performing...

The Racquet Podcast:
Goran Ivanisevic

The grand slam champ, celebrated coach and fan favourite joins Rennae to talk about the...

Now Open: The Billie Jean King… Field Hospital

By Giri Nathan Among all the essential workers involved in coronavirus relief at the Billie...

The Racquet Podcast:
Svetlana Kuznetzova

The Russian stalwart joins us at Racquet House to share her philosophy of life, talk...

Noah Rubin Has a Billion and One Ideas About How to Save Tennis

By Giri Nathan This week Wimbledon was canceled. As for the last remaining Slam, the...

The Racquet Podcast:
Aryna Sabalenka

Put on your helmets—the Belarusian dynamo joins Rennae to talk tattoos, what she's learned from...

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