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

Serena Williams
June 29, 2022

End of the road? 115th-ranked Harmony Tan ends Serena Williams’ comeback bid at Wimbledon

The seven-time Wimbledon champion couldn't come through a battle of attrition on Centre...
Chris Oddo
June 28, 2022

Cornet against protocols: “There was an epidemic of Covid-19 at Roland-Garros and nobody talked about it”

Covid has hit Wimbledon hard in the first two days. France's Alizé Cornet...
Chris Oddo
June 27, 2022

“I will improve” – Alcaraz not feeling pressure as he learns to play on the grass

With just three grass-court matches under his belt, Carlos Alcaraz knows he has...
Chris Oddo
June 27, 2022

Emma brings it home – British No 1 tops Van Uytvanck in Centre Court debut

Emma Raducanu passed a difficult test with flying colours on her Centre Court...
Chris Oddo
June 27, 2022

“I don’t know how I won” – No.7 seed Hurkacz sent packing by Davidovich Fokina

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina knocked off seventh-seeded Hubert Hurkacz in a dramatic five-set battle...
Chris Oddo
June 27, 2022

Defending champion Djokovic pushed by Kwon before advancing at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic edged Soonwoo Kwon in four sets on Centre Court on Monday,...
Chris Oddo
June 22, 2022

Calendar Slam ‘realistic goal’ says Carlos Moya, coach of Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal's coach Carlos Moya believes that his charge can achieve the elusive...
Chris Oddo
June 22, 2022

Serena Williams and Ons Jabeur score another win in Eastbourne

Serena Williams and Ons Jabeur powered into the semi-finals at Eastbourne, and the...
Chris Oddo
June 22, 2022

“My sister’s death saved my life” – Chris Evert

Chris Evert opened up about her struggle with ovarian cancer with Mary Carillo,...
Chris Oddo
June 12, 2022

WTA rankings: Zheng Qinwen, Haddad Maia surging

China's Zheng Qinwen will make her top-50 debut, while Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia...
Chris Oddo
June 12, 2022

ATP rankings: Medvedev back to No 1, Djokovic slips to No 3

There is upheaval at the top of the ATP rankings this week, as...
Chris Oddo
June 12, 2022

Berrettini takes inspiration from – and defeats – Murray in Stuttgart final

Playing in his first event since Indian Wells, Matteo Berrettini claimed the title...
Chris Oddo
June 12, 2022

Haddad Maia stops Riske at Nottingham for maiden title

26-year-old Beatriz Haddad Maia claimed her maiden title and became the first Brazilian...
Chris Oddo
June 12, 2022

World No 205 Van Rijthoven stuns Medvedev for ‘s-Hertogenbosh title

Dutchman Tim Van Rijthoven completed a dream week at the Libema Open by...
Chris Oddo
June 12, 2022

Alexandrova thumps Sabalenka in ‘s-Hertogenbosch for first grass title

Ekaterina Alexandrova raced past Aryna Sabalenka, winning the final nine games to claim...
Chris Oddo
June 11, 2022

Nadal plans to play Wimbledon, says Uncle Toni Nadal

The uncle and former longtime coach of Rafael Nadal says that the Spaniard...
Chris Oddo
June 11, 2022

‘When is this going to stop?’ – Kyrgios hits back against ‘unacceptable’ racial taunt in Stuttgart

Nick Kyrgios accused a fan of yelling a racial slur at him during...
Chris Oddo
June 7, 2022

10 questions about Anett Kontaveit – Estonia, world No 2, WTA Finals – updated after 2022 French Open

Anett Kontaveit is the best Estonian player in the history of tennis, and...
Chris Oddo
June 4, 2022

Teenage prodigy, activist, big sister: 10 questions about Coco Gauff – updated after Roland-Garros final

At 18 years old, American Coco Gauff has already become a household name...
Chris Oddo
May 27, 2022

To win Roland-Garros you need to be a five-set beast : what we know about them

Winning long, grueling battles of attrition is an artform that has been perfected...
Chris Oddo
May 16, 2022

Thiem’s comeback still not off the ground – Austrian falls to Cecchinato in Geneva

Dominic Thiem fell short against Italy's Marco Cecchinato on Monday in Geneva, the...
Chris Oddo