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

Carlos Alcaraz Barcelona 2022
April 25, 2022

Alcaraz – I don’t have any limits and don’t want to set any

Carlos Alcaraz's blinding surge to the top-10 is the stuff of dreams, but...
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Carlos Alcaraz Barcelona Open
April 25, 2022

ATP rankings – welcome to the top 10, Carlos Alcaraz!

Carlos Alcaraz makes his top-10 debut today, as the ninth youngest ATP player...
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Paula Badosa Stuttgart 2022
April 25, 2022

WTA Rankings – Badosa climbs to No 2 while Swiatek affirms No 1 status

By reaching the semi-finals at Stuttgart last week, Spain's Paula Badosa leapfrogged Barbora...
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Andrey Rublev
April 22, 2022

There is no logic to what they propose – Emotional Rublev’s critique of Wimbledon ban, updated with reactions across tennis

Andrey Rublev and fellow players had a call with Wimbledon officials on Wednesday,...
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Tennis legend Billie Jean King with the trophy for the Billie Jean King Cup Finals
April 22, 2022

WTA Icons Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King join chorus of opposition against Wimbledon ban

A pair of WTA legends has spoken out against Wimbledon's controversial ban of...
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TENNIS : ATP Masters 1000 - Monte Carlo Masters - 17/04/2022
April 18, 2022

ATP Rankings: Davidovich Fokina hits career-high, Korda and Rune on the rise

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina reaps the rewards of a sensational week in Monte-Carlo. The...
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Iga Swiatek will take on Naomi Osaka in the final of the WTA Miami Open
April 18, 2022

WTA Rankings: Dominant Swiatek stays on top, with very few changes in the top-100

Billie Jean King Cup took centre stage this week on the WTA Tour,...
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Iga Swiatek of Poland during the champions trophy shoot after winning the final of the 2022 BNP Paribas Open WTA 1000 tennis tournament
April 18, 2022

Scorching-hot Swiatek headlines stacked Stuttgart field, Andreescu set to return

Iga Swiatek rides a 19-match winning streak into the clay season. Find out...
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Nadal Roland Garros
April 15, 2022

10 stats to get you primed for Rafael Nadal’s return to the clay, whenever it happens…

The King of Clay has yet to take his talents to the clay...
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Alexander Bublik Retirement Monte-Carlo
April 14, 2022

Bublik retires without warning against Carreno Busta in Monte-Carlo

A day after explaining how much he hates to play on clay, Alexander...
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David Goffin Monte-Carlo 20922
April 14, 2022

Resurgent Goffin says he can still bother the ATP’s best

At 31, and fresh off his sixth career title, David Goffin has commenced...
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David Coffin, ATP Cup 2020
April 11, 2022

ATP rankings – Opelka equals career-high, Goffin surges, Americans on the rise

The top 10 was unchanged, but plenty of players made big rankings jumps...
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Belinda Bencic Credit One Charleston Open
April 11, 2022

WTA Rankings – Bencic closing in on top-10, Maria and Pigossi surge

Belinda Bencic is making a beeline in the direction of the top-10, thanks...
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Tatjana Maria and Laura Pigossi Bogota
April 11, 2022

Mother of two Tatjana Maria claims emotional title in Charleston

Tatjana Maria defeated Laura Pigossi in a battle of qualifiers to claim the...
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TENNIS : US Clay Court Championships - Quart 1/4 - River Oaks Country Club - Houston - 08/04/2022
April 11, 2022

Opelka towers over Isner in the tallest final in ATP history

Reilly Opelka maintained his mastery over John Isner, topping the 36-year-old in straight...
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linda fruhvirtova
April 6, 2022

Big sister, Les Petits As, first WTA win: 10 questions about Linda Fruhvirtova – updated after Miami

Linda Fruhvirtova got the two biggest wins of her young career so far...
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Iga Swiatek kissing the trophy, Miami 2022
April 4, 2022

WTA rankings report – Swiatek, the new No 1, top-10 transformation post-Barty

Iga Swiatek rises to No 1 in this week's WTA rankings, becoming the...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his second round match at the Dubai Tennis Championships
April 4, 2022

ATP rankings – Djokovic remains No 1, Alcaraz rises to 11

Novak Djokovic remains at the top of the ATP rankings table, stretching his...
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Carlos Alcaraz, Miami 2022
April 4, 2022

Juan Carlos Ferrero – let’s keep the door open on Carlos Alcaraz’s best surface

Most pundits agree that Carlos Alcaraz is going to be a force on...
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Carlos Alcaraz 2022 Miami Open champion
April 3, 2022

Carlos the master – Alcaraz defeats Ruud to become youngest champion in Miami history

Carlos Alcaraz's meteoric rise continued in Miami as the 18-year-old toppled Casper Ruud...
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Iga Swiatek Miami Open champion
April 3, 2022

Trust – in team and in self – is fueling Iga Swiatek’s torrid rise

As Iga Swiatek racks up wins in 2022, her confidence only grows. The...
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