Ben Rothenberg

Ben Rothenberg is one of the most influential tennis journalists in the world, thanks to his work for The New-York Times, "The Racquet", the "No Challenges remaining" podcast and a Twitter account that provides a wealth of strong opinions. Based in Washington D.C., he has never missed an episode of the Tennis Majors "Match Points" program.

Nadal’s incredible achievement and the high price he paid with his body – and the problem of night sessions at Roland-Garros – Match Points #39

June 12, 2022

Nadal’s incredible achievement and the high price he paid with his body – and the problem of night sessions at Roland-Garros – Match Points #39

June 9, 2022

Comparing the ATP’s stability and WTA’s wild uncertainty: “Both tours would do well with just 10 percent of what the other has” – Match Points excerpt

July 1, 2021
Novak Djokovic

“Slam titles will decide goat debate” – Match Points excerpt

June 26, 2021

Djokovic, Federer, Serena and other GOAT questions before Wimbledon 2021 – Match Points #29

June 26, 2021
Match Points #28, Extrait 2 Sabalenka

Sabalenka isn’t ready to win a Grand Slam…yet – Match Points excerpt

June 2, 2021
Match Points #28 Extrait 1

Federer, Serena face harsh reality on clay – Match Points excerpt

May 29, 2021
Match Points #28

What to expect from Roland-Garros (besides a Nadal win and a Djokovic fight of course) – Match Points #28

May 22, 2021

“The French government has a say on Roland-Garros decision” – Match Points excerpt

April 29, 2021

“Hosting a global sport event is still a risk, especially in France” – Match Points excerpt

April 28, 2021

Roland-Garros one week later: Why do the French think it will change anything? – Match Points #27

April 27, 2021

“Linespeople must not be replaced by Hawk-Eye Live, they’re part of the show” – Match Points excerpt

April 22, 2021

“If the ATP doesn’t replace Federer and Nadal, they’re going to suffer” – Match Points excerpt

April 19, 2021

Is the ATP Tour ready for the post Federer and Nadal era? – Match Points #26

April 17, 2021

Isner and his “broken system”: “It’s ridiculous” – Match Points excerpt

March 31, 2021

What should the ATP Tour do about Benoit Paire? – Match Points excerpt

March 28, 2021

Paire and Isner, ATP’s pain in the neck – Match Points #25

March 27, 2021

Training for clay instead of playing in Miami, the right choice for Federer? – Match Points excerpt

March 25, 2021

Where does Federer stand now? – Match Points #24

March 23, 2021

“Djokovic, Nadal and Federer are not ready to leave the place” – Match Points excerpt

February 28, 2021

“There’s no necessity for a player to talk about an injury before a match” – Match Points excerpt

February 28, 2021

The ATP gap after the Big 3, and who can break through it? – Match Points #23

February 27, 2021

For Osaka, “ten slams is still really far away” – Match Points excerpt

February 26, 2021

“I don’t think Serena’s made up her mind yet” – Match Points excerpt

February 25, 2021

Debating 10 Slams for Osaka, 24 for Serena – Match Points #22

February 24, 2021

Thiem, Gauff, Sinner, Serena-Federer: Our predictions for 2021 – Match Points #21

December 9, 2020

Zverev: “The ATP has held investigations for much less” – Match Points excerpt

November 29, 2020

Best-of-five: “Tennis isn’t popular for its endurance” – Match Points excerpt

November 29, 2020

Rankings: “We can’t have players not showing up at events!” – Match Points excerpt

November 29, 2020

The Zverev case, the rankings issue & the 5-set debate – Match Points #20

November 29, 2020

Understanding the lack of consistency on the WTA Tour – Match Points #19

November 9, 2020

WTA: “The strength in depth is better now”, but not the overall level – Match Points excerpt

November 7, 2020

“Federer proved in the past that writing him off is not a very wise move” – Match Points excerpt

October 29, 2020

Why Nadal’s Roland-Garros triumph will push Federer and Djokovic to new heights – Match Points excerpt

October 28, 2020

Is Rafa the GOAT after Roland-Garros? – Match Points #18

October 27, 2020

The French Insider #10: Djokovic’s emotions, Federer’s chances in 2021 and more

October 12, 2020

“The video cuts out the lack of trust” – Match Points excerpt

October 10, 2020

“I can’t count on my opponent to be fair-play” – Match Points excerpt

October 10, 2020

Should video technology be used to help the umpire? – Match points #17

October 7, 2020

How should the tennis world handle a season with Covid-19? – Match Points #16

October 5, 2020

Change best-of-five format, but in what way? – Match Points excerpt

October 4, 2020

Appealing to youth and quality over quantity in the best-of-five debate – Match Points excerpt

October 4, 2020

Why the 5-set format is no longer the future of tennis – Match Points #15

October 2, 2020
The French Insider #2 Ben Excerpt

Ben Rothenberg discusses a most unusual French Open – French Insider excerpt

September 29, 2020
The French Insider #2

The French Insider #2: COVID-19 restrictions, epic matches and R1 upsets

September 29, 2020

“Having as many spectators just seems incredibly risky” – Match Points excerpt

September 21, 2020

The French Open with Spectators: Good or Bad Idea? – Match Points excerpt

September 21, 2020

Will Serena Williams ever win slam No 24? – Match Points excerpt

September 19, 2020

US Open finals: Amazing comebacks or unbearable collapses? – Match Points #14

September 15, 2020

Osaka “would have been told to leave the politics behind if she lost early” – Match Points excerpt

September 15, 2020

“Thiem could barely swing the ball – I knew that feeling” – Match Points excerpt

September 15, 2020

“Hitting a ball around a court, it’s something we’ve seen from Djokovic, but also from other players”- Match Points excerpt

September 10, 2020

“Djokovic played with fire and got burned”- Match Points excerpt

September 10, 2020

“People give Djokovic a hard time simply because he’s not Nadal or Federer” – Match Points excerpt

September 10, 2020

The fall-out from the Djokovic default – Match Points #13

September 9, 2020

How can the behind-closed-doors US Open improve its atmosphere? – Match Points excerpt

September 5, 2020

Is winning the 2020 US Open the same achievement as winning any other Grand Slam? – Match Points excerpt

September 5, 2020

US Open special : What we like and dislike about tennis in the “bubble” – Match Points #11

September 4, 2020

The US Open is happening: Can players handle the physical challenge? – Match Points excerpt

August 21, 2020

Asterisk or not: Is the 2020 US Open a legitimate Grand Slam? – Match Points excerpt

August 19, 2020

Upholding, new rules, legitimacy: The ultimate 2020 US Open debate – Match Points #10

August 11, 2020

Federer the saint and Djokovic the demon, is it that simple? – Match Points excerpt

August 7, 2020

How could UTS be included in tennis’ regular schedule? – Match Points #9

August 4, 2020

Should the Grand Slams change to best-of-three format? – Match Points excerpt

July 24, 2020

Should the 2020 US Open still take place? – Match Points #8

July 23, 2020

Will Roland-Garros make the same mistakes as the Adria Tour? – Match Points excerpt

July 20, 2020

Should the US Open let top players bring their entire entourage? – Match Points excerpt

July 16, 2020

Should the 2020 US Open be cancelled? – Match Points #7

July 14, 2020

Should Novak Djokovic be removed from the Player Council? – Match Points excerpt

July 7, 2020

Is Novak Djokovic to blame for Adria Tour disaster? – Match Points #6

July 2, 2020

Is Djokovic’s legacy diminished by the Adria Tour fiasco? – Match Points excerpt

July 1, 2020

Doubles money, US Open and more: Let’s talk! – Match Points #5

June 15, 2020

Are doubles specialists paid too much? – Match Points excerpt

June 9, 2020

Should tennis scrap the 2020 season now and prepare for 2021? – Match Points excerpt

May 28, 2020

Who’s right in the vaccine debate? Rafa or Novak? – Match Points excerpt

May 27, 2020

Was Rafael Nadal right to call out Novak Djokovic on vaccination issue? – Match Points #4

May 25, 2020

How can tennis best help low-ranked players? – Match Points excerpt

May 22, 2020

Are top players doing enough for low-ranked players?

May 21, 2020

Should the top players help financially the ones beneath them? – Match Points #3

May 20, 2020

When should tennis come back? – Match Points excerpt

May 14, 2020

Does fanless tennis make sense? – Match Points excerpt

May 13, 2020

When and how will tennis return? – Match Points #2

May 12, 2020

When will tennis be able to unite itself? – Match Points #1

May 5, 2020

Who would be the ideal commissioner for tennis? – Match Points excerpt

May 5, 2020

Would Roger Federer be a good commissioner ? – Match Points excerpt

May 4, 2020

Will the outbreak help the merger ? – Match Points excerpt

May 3, 2020