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

May 25, 2021

Moments, magic, memories: 15 that characterized the first UTS

There were myriad moments of brilliance during the first two editions of UTS:...
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Patrick Mouratoglou, brief
May 24, 2021

“The fans have to feel like ‘Wow! I have emotions, I’m excited'”: Mouratoglou on UTS4 and the future of tennis

In an in-depth interview Patrick Mouratoglou breaks down the format changes coming to...
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Max Whittle and Jenny Drummond, media faces of Ultimate Tennis Showdown, in 2021
May 23, 2021

“Live tennis like never before” : everything you want to know or clarify about Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS)

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown is back for a fourth season. Find out more...
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Casper Ruud Madrid 2021
May 22, 2021

Ruud with an Attitude: Norway’s finest conquers Shapovalov for Geneva title

Norway's Casper Ruud played the perfect final in Geneva to defeat Denis Shapovalov...
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Coco Gauff Parma 2021
May 22, 2021

Gauff does the double in Parma: 17-year-old sweeps singles and doubles at Emilia-Romagna Open

Coco Gauff continued her torrid tennis on the clay in Parma on Saturday...
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May 19, 2021

UTS4 Rulebook: New season, new rules, no second serves!

Bye bye second serve: the new season of UTS will bring a new...
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May 19, 2021

Dimitrov, Garin and Fritz join Medvedev and UTS4 line-up; group details and full order of play

With the final three players confirmed, UTS4 has a star-studded line-up. Here are...
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Lorenzo Musetti
May 19, 2021

Magical Muse: Lorenzo Musetti is a mouthwatering talent, but success on tour requires more

Italy's Lorenzo Musetti has captured the imagination of tennis fans with his stylish...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal shakes hands with Serbia's Novak Djokovic
May 17, 2021

Arrivederci, Roma: with Paris around the corner, 8 things the Rome Masters taught us

The road to Roland-Garros has turned another corner after Rome. Here's what we...
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Rafael Nadal, Madrid, 2021
May 17, 2021

Nadal: “It’s the right moment to win an important title”

Rafael Nadal prefers not to look ahead to Roland-Garros while there is still...
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Djokovic Monte-Carlo
May 17, 2021

Djokovic: “I found the game” on clay

Novak Djokovic wasn't good enough to win on Sunday in Rome, but he...
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Novak Djokovic at Rome in 2021
May 15, 2021

Coming for the king: Resurgent Djokovic sets Rome final with Nadal

Novak Djokovic completed a successful double header on Saturday, defeating Lorenzo Sonego to...
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