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

Matteo Berrettini Australian Open
January 21, 2022

Berrettini, bossing the biggest points, survives the comeback bid of talented teen Alcaraz

The highly anticipated battle between Matteo Berrettini and Carlos Alcaraz lived up the...
Chris Oddo
January 21, 2022

Monfils catching fire in Melbourne – Frenchman primed to benefit from hole left in draw by Djokovic’s absence

Gael Monfils reached the round of 16 with a decisive win over Cristian...
Chris Oddo
January 21, 2022

Badosa turning up the power to achieve greatest success at Australian Open

Paula Badosa is breaking new ground on hard courts thanks to a newfound...
Chris Oddo
January 21, 2022

Ruthless Victoria Azarenka reaches week two of Australian Open by dropping nine games in three matches

Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka has been invincible in her first three matches at...
Chris Oddo
January 16, 2022

End of the saga : Djokovic’s visa remains revoked and he will not participate in Australian Open

The latest appeal of Novak Djokovic to have his visa reinstated has been...
Chris Oddo
January 16, 2022

Australian Open Day 1 schedule, featuring Novak Djokovic on Rod Laver Arena

The schedule for Day 1 of the 2022 Australian Open features Novak Djokovic...
Chris Oddo
January 15, 2022

‘No one is bigger than the tournament’ – focus on the tennis, urge players ahead of Australian Open

The show must go on. Giving reporters a dose of perspective, Rafael Nadal...
Chris Oddo
January 14, 2022

Novak Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled again

Australian minister Alex Hawke has exercised his personal power to cancel Novak Djokovic's...
Chris Oddo
January 14, 2022

Alert: Novak Djokovic’s Australian visa has been cancelled again, this time by Australian Minister Alex Hawked

After much speculation, Novak Djokovic's visa has been cancelled once again, by Australia's...
Chris Oddo
January 14, 2022

Breaking through – Rinderknech tops Moutet to reach first career final at Adelaide

France's Arthur Rinderknech reached his maiden ATP final at Adelaide, defeating Corentin Moutet...
Chris Oddo
January 14, 2022

Bageled in opener, Krejcikova saves seven match points to defeat Kontaveit at Sydney

After suffering a first set bagel at the hands of Anett Kontaveit, Barbora...
Chris Oddo
January 13, 2022

Djokovic and Nadal in same half; everything you need to know about the 2022 Australian Open men’s singles draw

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have been drawn into the same half of...
Chris Oddo
January 13, 2022

Full Australian Open 2022 men’s singles draw, featuring world No 1 Novak Djokovic

The Australian Open men's singles draw has been released - with world No...
Chris Oddo
January 13, 2022

Full 2022 Australian Open women’s singles draw

The Australian Open women's singles draw has been released, and features a potential...
Chris Oddo
January 13, 2022

Covid spike in Victoria forces Australian Open to limit spectatorship to half capacity

A recent spike in coronavirus infections has caused the Australian Open to limit...
Chris Oddo
December 17, 2021

Knee surgery, US Open, father: 10 questions about Juan Martin Del Potro

The legendary career of Juan Martin del Potro has been full of emotional...
Chris Oddo
November 20, 2021

Novak Djokovic “100 per cent” supports WTA CEO Steve Simon’s stance on Peng Shuai and China

The world No 1 spoke firmly and threw his support behind WTA CEO...
Chris Oddo
November 20, 2021

Australian Open confirms that players must be vaccinated against Covid-19 in 2022

Full vaccination will be required at the 2022 Australian for all players and...
Chris Oddo
November 20, 2021

Djokovic dominates Norrie, remains perfect in Turin ahead of Saturday’s semi-final showdown with Zverev

Novak Djokovic was ruthless in his takedown of Cameron Norrie on Friday at...
Chris Oddo
November 19, 2021

Alert: Djokovic wraps up group play undefeated with win over Norrie at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic topped Cameron Norrie to remain undefeated at this year's ATP Finals...
Chris Oddo
November 19, 2021

Covid spike in Austria forces Davis Cup ties behind closed doors

Due to a lockdown in Austria, all ties in Innsbruck will have to...
Chris Oddo