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Doubles Tennis Craves Singles Attention

But Jamie Murray, winner of seven doubles Grand Slam titles, said the game’s popularity had grown during his career. “It used to be that fans would just stumble upon our matches, but now they are seeking doubles matches at the ATP tournaments and the Grand Slams,” he said. Doubles is …

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Rafael Nadal Shoots for the ATP Again

“If you had told Rafa at the start of the year that he would win one Grand Slam, he’d say, ‘O.K., a good year,’” said Brad Gilbert, a former world No. 4 and now an ESPN analyst. “You tell him he wins two Slams, he pushes the chips all in. …

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A New Generation of Rulers in Women’s Tennis

Alison Riske, an American veteran, soared 45 spots with an upgraded game and a new emphasis on analytics to finish at No. 18. But precocity remains a powerful attention magnet, and younger Americans were difficult to ignore. Sofia Kenin, 20, won three titles with her competitive fire and fine baseline …

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