Author Archives: Owen
On Djokovic, injuries, and crowd noise.
The Ecstasy of Fandom
Murray-Berrettini summed up the magic and brutality of being a tennis fan.
Blink and You’ll Miss It
Though first-round matches are often of little consequence in a tournament, both Pegula and Cristian faced a lot of pressure.
Two Ways to Look At Denis Shapovalov’s Loss to Novak Djokovic
Is Shapovalov a promising young star or is he just failing to improve?
Change is Coming
Owen tries to reckon with the end of the Big Three era.
Reliving Nadal-Medvedev at the Australian Open
Owen rewatches the Nadal-Medvedev Australian Open final and records his observations.
Djokovic and Medvedev played a great match, but the sad echoes from their 2021 Paris final were hard to ignore.
The Kids Are Alright
Sinner and Alcaraz treated us to quite the spectacle.
The Fragility of the One-Handed Backhand
Nostalgia for one-handed backhands can obscure the fact that two-handers are a much better fit for the modern game.