Chris Oddo

Based in the Golden State of California, Chris is a freelance sportswriter, podcaster, blogger, stat geek and Twitter hooligan who has been covering the pro tennis tours for over a decade. He is also a contributor at USOpen.org, Rolandgarros.com, TennisTV.com, WTAtennis.com, Westernsouthern.com and TennisNow.com. A native New Yorker, Chris grew up loving John McEnroe, and doesn't regret it one bit. These days he plays no favorites and the mission is simple: honor the grand game of tennis and don't close the laptop until the story is finished.

Latest articles

Casper Ruud Toronto 2022
August 11, 2022

Opportunity knocks for Ruud – and others – as seeds fall in Montreal

With four out of the top five seeds falling at the first hurdle...
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Serena Williams Toronto 2022
August 11, 2022

Serena Williams bids emotional farewell to Toronto after loss to Bencic

Serena Williams said the first of many goodbyes tonight in Toronto, after a...
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Nadal Wimbledon 2022
August 11, 2022

Nadal’s fit and committed to playing in Cincinnati, where he has a shot of becoming No 1

The Spaniard plans to rock up at the Western and Southern Open next...
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Carlos Alcaraz Montreal 2022
August 11, 2022

“I couldn’t handle the pressure” – disappointed Alcaraz miffed after loss in Montreal

A disappointed Carlos Alcaraz admitted that he still has a lot of learn...
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Nick Kyrgios Montreal 2022
August 10, 2022

Kyrgios continues blazing form, defeating world No 1 Medvedev in Montreal

Nick Kyrgios defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday evening and...
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Roger Federer et Belinda Bencic, Hopman Cup
August 10, 2022

Olympic champion, Swiss Miss, friend of Federer: 10 questions about Belinda Bencic – updated ahead of Toronto

Belinda Bencic has followed in the footsteps of Martina Hingis to become one...
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Andy Murray, Madrid 2022
August 2, 2022

“Right now I’m not seeing lots of positives” -Murray concerned about cramping issues after early Citi Open loss

After his tough loss to Mikael Ymer on Monday in D.C., Andy Murray...
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Naomi Osaka at the Miami Open 2022
August 2, 2022

“It was really good times with Wim” – now coached by father, Naomi Osaka explains split with Wim Fissette

It will be all in the family for Osaka this summer. The four-time...
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Linda Noskova, Prague 2022
August 1, 2022

WTA rankings report – 17-year-old Noskova into top-100, top-50 debut for Potapova

Czech teen Linda Noskova rises 18 spots and becomes the only women under...
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Carlos Alcaraz, Roland-Garros 2022
August 1, 2022

ATP rankings report – Alcaraz hits No 4, career-highs for Musetti, Baez, Cressy

Carlos Alcaraz becomes the youngest ATP player to hold a top-4 ranking since...
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Alex de Minaur, Atlanta 2022
August 1, 2022

De Minaur throttles Brooksby to capture second Atlanta title

Alex de Minaur improve to 9-1 lifetime at the Atlanta Open with a...
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Naomi Osaka of Japan talks to the media at the 2022 Miami Open WTA 1000 tennis tournament
July 31, 2022

Unseeded megastars, Osaka’s return, Sakkari top seed – three things to know about next week’s Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose

The stacked 32-player draw in San Jose features four former Grand Slam champions,...
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Andy Murray Wimbledon 2022
July 30, 2022

At Citi Open, Tournament Director Mark Ein pledges to match Andy Murray’s contributions to Ukraine

The Scot has already donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Ukrainian children...
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Novak Djokovic at the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
July 30, 2022

Hopeful Djokovic trains on hard courts – “I am preparing as if I will be allowed to compete”

Novak Djokovic remains hopeful - and positive - about his chances of playing...
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Cameron Norrie
July 30, 2022

NCAA in the U.S. – a vehicle to the pros, Norrie, Collins, McEnroe, Brady, Isner, 10 questions about college tennis

College tennis in the U.S. has long been a pathway to the ATP...
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Venus Williams at the 2021 WTA Chicago Women's Open
July 30, 2022

Citi Open 2022 – Who is playing? Where are the draws? What are the key storylines? Five things you need to know…

The North American hard court swing will kick into high gear next week...
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Teo Davidov double forehand
July 21, 2022

Teodor Davidov in dad’s eyes – the ambidextrous phenom is evolving on and off the court

11-year-old Teodor Davidoff is making waves as a rising ambidextrous player with two...
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Lleyton Hewitt, All Of Fame 2022
July 17, 2022

Rusty gets his due – Legendary Lleyton Hewitt goes into the Hall of Fame

Aussie Legend Lleyton Hewitt was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame...
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Andy Murray Wimbledon 2022
July 16, 2022

Progress made: disappointed with loss to Bublik at Newport, Murray vows to continue quest

Andy Murray will crack the ATP's top-50 for the first time since 2018...
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Maria Sharapova at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz WTA International tennis tournament in 2019
July 15, 2022

It’s a boy! – Maria Sharapova gives birth to baby Theodore

The legendary Russian is a mother. She shared the news on Instagram, posting...
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Andy Murray Wimbledon 2022
July 13, 2022

With Wimbledon in rearview, Andy Murray sets sights on rising into US Open

An injury derailed Andy Murray's preparation at Wimbledon, where he lost to John...
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