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

Coco Gauff, 2020 Australian Open
February 23, 2024

US Open, teenage prodigy, activist: Everything you always wanted to know about Coco Gauff (but never had time to find out) – updated after Time Magazine recognition

At 18 years old, American Coco Gauff has already become a household name...
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Holger Rune and Patrick Mouratoglou | Shot in Oslo Feb | Stabekk Tennis Club, © Tennis Majors
February 21, 2024

“I believe Patrick is the best person to help me achieve my goals” – Holger Rune and Patrick Mouratoglou commit again

Patrick Mouratoglou will become Holger Rune's full-time coach, with intent to guide the...
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Karolina Muchova
February 21, 2024

Karolina Muchova undergoes wrist surgery and will be out indefinitely

World No 10 Karolina Muchova has undergone surgery on her right wrist.
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Andy Murray Basel 2023
February 20, 2024

“Hopefully this is the start of a better run” – first win of 2024 is sweet relief for Murray

Andy Murray has reason to smile for the first time this season. The...
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Aryna Sabalenka and Donna Vekic Dubai 2024 | Imago / Panoramic
February 20, 2024

“Conditions here do not fit me at all” – Sabalenka after early loss in Dubai

Aryna Sabalenka says her lost has nothing to do with a long layoff...
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Jannik Sinner with the 2024 Australian Open trophy
February 19, 2024

Sinner the winner – a statistical look at the last five months of Jannik Sinner’s career

It has been a whirlwind five months for the Italian juggernaut. After his...
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Jelena Ostapenko, Linz Open, 2024
February 19, 2024

WTA rankings: Ostapenko replaces Sakkari in top 10, Pavlyuchenkova returns to top 25

Jelena Ostapenko is up to No 8, her highest ranking in nearly six...
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Alex de MInaur Australian Open 2024
February 18, 2024

ATP rankings – Sinner top 3, De Minaur top 10, Diaz Acosta surging

This year's Rotterdam finalists both hit rankings milestones in Monday's ATP rankings. Join...
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Taylor Fritz Delray Beach 2023
February 18, 2024

Delray Beach final between Fritz and Paul postponed due to rain

Rain in Delray Beach forced the tournament to reschedule the final between Taylor...
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Jannik Sinner, Masters 2021
February 18, 2024

Italy, Carota Boys, Skiing, Australian Open: Everything you always wanted to know about Jannik Sinner (but never had the time to find out) – updated with Rotterdam Open title

Jannik Sinner was a champion skier as a youth. Here is all you...
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February 18, 2024

Don’t worry, the one-handed backhand isn’t gone from the ATP Tour – yet

The one-hander is nearly extinct on the ATP Tour, but there are still...
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Carlos_Alcaraz_Australian_Open_2024 (1)
February 17, 2024

Alcaraz: “I don’t consider myself a star”

Carlos Alcaraz doesn't think of himself as a star, or a phenom. He...
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Gael 'La Monf' Monfils, UTS Grand Final, London, 2023
February 16, 2024

“I think the sport needs him” – Jannik Sinner wants Gael Monfils to keep going

At 37 years of age Gael Monfils still has what it takes to...
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Jenson Brooksby
February 15, 2024

Suspension reduced: Jenson Brooksby can return in March

Jenson Brooksby has been granted a reprieve from the ITIA and will be...
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February 15, 2024

Maria Sakkari and longtime coach Tom Hill end six-year partnership

The Greek ended her productive partnership with longtime coach Tom Hill after six...
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Venus Williams
February 15, 2024

Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki granted Indian Wells wild cards

The BNP Paribas Open has awarded wild cards to Venus Williams and Caroline...
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Rafael Nadal Brisbane 2024
February 14, 2024

Nadal to miss Doha, targeting Indian Wells return

Rafael Nadal is still not 100 percent fit, and unlikely to play in...
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Venus Williams 1998
February 14, 2024

Big sister, ELEVEN, Wimbledon legend: Everything you always wanted to know about Venus Williams (but never had time to find out) – updated with 2024 Indian Wells wildcard

Venus Williams is a seven-time major singles champion and four-time Olympic gold medallist....
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Ugo Humbert, Rolex Paris Masters 2018
February 11, 2024

Antwerp, Auckland, Metz – Everything you always wanted to know about Ugo Humbert (but never had time to find out)

Ugo Humbert became the new French No 1 in February 2024. Here are...
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UTS Frankfurt 2023
February 5, 2024

“Tennis like never before”: Everything you want to know about UTS – updated ahead of UTS Oslo 2024

The UTS Tour will be back for 2024. Find out more about the...
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Daniil Medvedev 2024 Australian Open
January 29, 2024

“Daniil went to hell and back in this tournament” – even in heartbreaking defeat, Medvedev draws rave reviews

Though Medvedev suffered a heartbreaking defeat, he demonstrated the steel will that has...
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