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

Australian Open 2021
January 24, 2021

WTA adds Australian Open warmup event for players in hard quarantine

The WTA has added a third event for the first week of February...
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Dayana Yastremska, Linz 2020
January 24, 2021

Hopes Dashed: Yastremska’s doping ban appeal denied

The 20-year-old world No 29 took a risk by flying to Melbourne for...
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Mirk Vavrinec and Roger Federer
January 15, 2021

Graf-Agassi, Vavrinec-Federer, Svitolina-Monfils: the most glamorous couples in tennis

Love stories between tennis players are not uncommon, with legendary couples who have...
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Sandgren Cincinnati 2020 Djokovic
January 14, 2021

Tennys Sandgren nearly left off Melbourne charter after positive Covid test

The American, a two-time quarter-finalist at the Australian Open, was nearly left off...
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Sebastian Korda - Delray Beach 2021
January 14, 2021

Sebastian Korda on his next steps: “I’m going to work hard and trust my tennis”

American Sebastian Korda took a big step this week in Delray Beach by...
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Hubert Hurkacz
January 13, 2021

Hurkacz stops Korda’s run to claim Delray Beach Open title

Poland's Hubert Hurkacz claimed his second career title at the Delray Beach Open...
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Sebastian Korda Delray Beach Open 2021
January 13, 2021

Korda cracks milestone: 20-year-old American reaches first ATP final

20-year-old Sebastian Korda has been the big story of this year's Delray Beach...
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Cristian Garin
January 13, 2021

Cristian Garin pulls out of Australian Open due to wrist injury

Chile's Cristian Garin is the latest player to drop out of the 2021...
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Hubert Hurkacz, Rome 2020
January 12, 2021

Hubert Hurkacz reaches final on Delray Beach Open debut

Hubert Hurkacz topped American Christian Harrison at the Delray Beach Open to reach...
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John Isner
January 12, 2021

John Isner will skip the 2021 Australian Open to be with family

John Isner wants to spend the rest of his career travelling with his...
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Sebastian Korda Delray Beach Open 2021
January 12, 2021

Sebastian Korda on hitting with Graf: Her forehand was just killing me!

American Sebastian Korda spent two weeks on court with Andre Agassi in Las...
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Christian Harrison Delray Beach Open
January 12, 2021

From eight surgeries to seven wins: American Christian Harrison’s inspiring week continues

After going through eight surgeries in a decade, American Christian Harrison is finding...
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Ana Konjuh
January 11, 2021

Ana Konjuh is on the comeback trail after netting first Slam win since 2017

Four elbow surgeries could not keep Ana Konjuh from chasing her tennis dream....
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Tiafoe ANVERS 2020
January 9, 2021

Frances Tiafoe hits the ground running at Delray Beach Open

Frances Tiafoe earned his first victory of 2021 with a straight sets victory...
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Corentin Moutet - UTS 2
January 9, 2021

How to get to Aussie Open quarantine? Corentin Moutet is not sure…

Help! France's Corentin Moutet is unsure of how to catch a flight to...
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Amanda Anisimova
January 9, 2021

Anisimova confirms positive covid-19 test through Instagram comment

The 19-year-old confirmed her positive Covid-19 test result in the comments of an...
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Tennis in 2021: Delray Beach Open
December 22, 2020

How the Delray Beach Open “decided to bite the bullet” and start the 2021 ATP season

The Delray Beach Open had to put its 2021 plans into overdrive when...
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Ashlyn Krueger
December 13, 2020

Ashlyn Krueger: History-making American on the rise

Ashlyn Krueger became the first player to win the 16s and 18s in...
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Roger Federer
December 13, 2020

Roger Federer still not 100 percent: “It will be tight for the Australian Open”

In an appearance at the 2020 Swiss Sports Awards, Roger Federer tells reporters...
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Ashlyn Krueger, 2020 Orange Bowl champion
December 13, 2020

Ashlyn Krueger and Arthur Fils win Orange Bowl 18 titles

A pair of surprise winners have come away with the coveted Orange Bowl...
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Abu Dhabi, 2018
December 13, 2020

Report: WTA to begin its 2021 Season in Abu Dhabi, followed by Australian Open qualifiers in Dubai

According to the Gulf News a plan is in the works to bring...
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