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.

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Daniil Medvedev 2024 Australian Open
January 29, 2024

“Daniil went to hell and back in this tournament” – even in heartbreaking defeat, Medvedev draws rave reviews

Though Medvedev suffered a heartbreaking defeat, he demonstrated the steel will that has...
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Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev
January 29, 2024

ATP rankings: the gap closes at the top as Sinner and Medvedev move up

Novak Djokovic remains at No 1, but the gap is closing beneath. In...
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Qinwen Zheng
January 29, 2024

WTA rankings: Sabalenka closes gap on Swiatek again, Zheng makes top 10 debut

Aryna Sabalenka moved within 865 points of the No 1 ranking with her...
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Elina Svitolina US Open 2023 - Zuma / Panoramic
January 22, 2024

“I feel like I’m at a good place” – despite disappointment, Svitolina is proud of the work she has done during her comeback

It was a rough ending for Elina Svitolina but she is nevertheless proud...
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Andreeva_Australian_Open_2024
January 22, 2024

Andreeva is reluctant to give advice to aspiring juniors: “I’m not a star”

The 16-year-old regrets elements of her performance in the round of 16 against...
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Qinwen Zheng
January 20, 2024

Li Na’s advice to Zheng Qinwen: Keep it simple

A special meeting with former champion and Chinese legend Li Na made Zheng...
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Adrian Mannarino
January 20, 2024

Adrian Mannarino, like fine wine, keeps getting better

At 35 and a half, Adrian Mannarino is thriving on tour and playing...
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Jannik Sinner at the 2023 ATP Finals in Turin
January 19, 2024

Sinner serving up wins – and smiles – at 2024 Australian Open

Learning to be more consistent on serve or more dynamic in the forecourt...
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Anna Blinkova 2024 Australian Open Icon SMI / Panoramic
January 19, 2024

“The energy was crazy” – Anna Blinkova talks about coming through the longest tiebreak in Grand Slam history

Anna Blinkova and Elena Rybakina created the most memorable moment of week one...
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Daniil Medvedev 2024 Australian Open
January 19, 2024

Survival mode: Medvedev demonstrates Grand Slam steel in latest comeback from two sets down

You can't win a Grand Slam if you lose in the second round....
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Coco Gauff at the 2023 WTA Finals
January 15, 2024

Coco Gauff worked on serve with Andy Roddick during off-season

The American spent time with one or the best servers in men's tennis...
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Gilles Cervara Portrait
January 15, 2024

Cervara: “Being between Novak and the Alcaraz generation, it must be a driving force for Daniil”

Gilles Cervara builds a bridge between Daniil Medvedev’s excellent 2023 season and a...
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Matteo Berrettini at the 2022 US Open
January 14, 2024

Berrettini’s injury woes continue – Italian pulls out of Australian Open, cancelling blockbuster tilt with Tsitsipas

The former world No 6 has more bad injury luck to report. He'll...
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UTS Oslo 2024
November 23, 2023

Casper Ruud and Holger Rune will headline the first stage of UTS Tour 2024 in Oslo

Ruud and Rune will be accompanied by Monfils, Thiem, Rublev and Bublik in...
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Novak Djokovic, Davis Cup 2021
November 23, 2023

Djokovic’s critique Davis Cup format – “it has to travel”

Speaking ahead in Malaga, Novak Djokovic gives his take on ways to make...
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Max Purcell and Matthew Ebden Manu Fernandez/AP/SIPA
November 22, 2023

Australia edges Czechia, setting Davis Cup semi-final with Finland

Alex de Minaur kept Australia alive and Max Purcell and Matthew Ebden finished...
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Alex de Minaur 2023 Davis Cup Malaga | Manu Fernandez/AP/SIPA
November 22, 2023

De Minaur keeps Australia alive with vintage comeback against Lehecka at Davis Cup

Alex de Minaur rallied from the brink on multiple occasions to keep Australia...
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Matteo Berrettini
November 22, 2023

“Mentally I wasn’t ready to face the challenge” – Berrettini recaps difficult recovery and his plans for playing Australian Open

After another lengthy, and mentally challenging rehab, Matteo Berrettini says he's ready to...
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Tomas Machac
November 22, 2023

Machac downs Thompson to give Czechia 1-0 lead over Australia at Davis Cup

Tomas Machac gave Team Czechia a 1-0 lead over Australia in Davis Cup...
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Novak Djokovic Davis Cup 2023
November 22, 2023

One final push – Djokovic sets sights on getting Serbia another Davis Cup crown

Ahead of this week's Davis Cup quarter-finals, Novak Djokovic talks of the importance...
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Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka leaves the court after losing his first round match against Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik at the Monte Carlo Masters
November 21, 2023

“The Grand Slams are not untouchable” – Wawrinka opens up on state of tennis

In an exclusive interview with L’équipe, Stan Wawrinka opens up on a variety...
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