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

Iga Swiatek Miami Open
April 3, 2022

17 stats for 17 wins – a look inside Iga Swiatek’s mind-bending win streak

Poland's Iga Swiatek has been on a tear since beginning her 17-match winning...
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Naomi Osaka 2022 Miami Open
April 3, 2022

Osaka sets targets – top-10 this year and No 1 in 2023

After being toppled by new WTA No 1 Iga Swiatek, Naomi Osaka sets...
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Naomi Osaka hits a forehand at the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium.
April 3, 2022

Resurgent Osaka ready for clay and grass – “I have just have to get my mentality together”

Success on clay has been elusive for Naomi Osaka, but the four-time major...
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Iga Swiatek kissing the trophy, Miami 2022
April 2, 2022

A Sunshine Double for surging Swiatek, who dominates Osaka for title in Miami

Iga Swiatek became the fourth woman in history - and the youngest ever...
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Daniil Medvedev, Open d'Australie 2022
April 2, 2022

Daniil Medvedev will miss 1-2 months due to hernia surgery

Daniil Medvedev will miss the next 1-2 months due to a hernia. After...
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March 31, 2022

The streak hits 15 – surging Swiatek stops Kvitova to reach Miami semis

Soon to be No 1 Iga Swiatek didn't drop the beat as she...
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March 30, 2022

World No 103 Francisco Cerundolo reaches Miami semis, as Sinner retires with blisters

Unseeded Francisco Cerundolo's dream week continues in Miami. The 23-year-old reached the semi-finals...
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Austria's Dominic Thiem reacts during his fourth round match against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open
March 30, 2022

Another setback for Dominic Thiem – Austrian tests positive for Covid-19

Dominic Thiem's comeback will have to wait a few weeks. The Austrian revealed...
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March 30, 2022

Pegula reaches Miami semi-final as Badosa retires after just 5 games

Jessica Pegula reached the Miami semi-finals when Paula Badosa was forced to retire...
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Hubert Hurkacz Miami Open 2021
March 30, 2022

Elite 8 – a look at the Miami Open men’s singles quarter-finals

Hubert Hurkacz is all that stands between Daniil Medvedev and the No 1...
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Carlos Alcaraz, Miami 2022
March 30, 2022

Alcaraz, looking unstoppable in Miami, muscles past Tsitsipas again

In a heavily anticipated rematch of their third-round tilt at the 2021 US...
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Naomi Osaka, Miami 2022
March 30, 2022

Naomi Osaka is surging in Miami, but Belinda Bencic poses a big threat

Naomi Osaka reached the semi-finals at the Miami Open on Tuesday, but a...
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Jannick Sinner, Miami 2022
March 29, 2022

Stoic Sinner navigates chaotic Kyrgios challenge to reach Miami quarter-finals

Nick Kyrgios avoided disqualification but couldn't keep Jannik Sinner from reaching the quarter-finals...
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March 29, 2022

Sweet 16! A closer look at the men’s singles round of 16 at Miami

The round of 16 is set on the men's side at the Miami...
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Carlos Alcaraz, Miami 2022
March 29, 2022

Alcaraz v Tsitsipas, round 2 – what to expect six months after their US Open thriller

Carlos Alcaraz was the underdog when he met Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US...
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Iga Swiatek
March 28, 2022

14 and counting, all on hard courts – inside Iga Swiatek’s torrid streak

The soon to be world No 1 battled through a tough first set...
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Daniil Medvedev, Miami 2022
March 28, 2022

Medvedev motors into Miami round of 16 and inches closer to No 1

Daniil Medvedev marched closer to regaining the ATP's No 1 ranking by defeating...
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Jannick Sinner, Miami 2022
March 28, 2022

Jannik Sinner saves himself again – Italian saves five match points vs Carreno Busta in Miami

Jannik Sinner saved five match points to top Pablo Carreno Busta in a...
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March 28, 2022

‘I should not have gone on court today’ – Azarenka releases statement after bizarre retirement in Miami

Victoria Azarenka explains that personal issues led to her abrupt retirement from her...
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Iga Swiatek (POL) is presented a bouquet for becoming the number one women's player in the world after her victory over Victorija Golubic (SUI) (not pictured) in a second round women's singles match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium.
March 28, 2022

WTA Round of 16, Miami – new No 1 Swiatek to face Gauff, Badosa takes on teen Fruhvirtova

The sweet 16 is set on the women's side at the Miami Open....
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Nick Kyrgios, Miami 2022 -Tennis
March 27, 2022

“I can’t ask for much more’ – Switched on Kyrgios flies past Fognini in Miami

Nick Kyrgios continued his fine form in Miami, reaching the round of 16...
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