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

Nadal and Alcaraz handshake Madrid
October 3, 2022

ATP Rankings – Alcaraz and Nadal top-2, career-high for Nishioka and Huesler

For the first time since 2000, compatriots occupy the top two spots in...
Chris Oddo
October 3, 2022

WTA Rankings – Kontaveit back to top-3, Kudermetova career-high as Race to Dallas heats up

With less than a month of tennis ahead of the WTA Finals, the...
Chris Oddo
September 28, 2022

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

Anett Kontaveit is the best Estonian player in the history of tennis, and...
Chris Oddo
September 26, 2022

WTA rankings: Samsonova and Alexandrova hit new career high, Zheng Qinwen hits ranking milestone for China

A pair of late bloomers from Russia are knocking on the door of...
Chris Oddo
September 26, 2022

Brandon Nakashima defeats Marcos Giron for maiden ATP title in San Diego

In a battle of Americans bidding for their maiden ATP title, it was...
Chris Oddo
September 26, 2022

ATP rankings: Wawrinka in the rise! Sinner returns to top-10 as Djokovic targets Turin

Stan Wawrinka jumps 93 points in this week's rankings and makes a return...
Chris Oddo
September 26, 2022

“I hope I didn’t make the team lose” – Despite Federer’s words, his farewell was anything but a loss

Jokes aside, this weekend's Laver Cup was a win for tennis, in the...
Chris Oddo
September 24, 2022

“I remember crying after he lost the finals in 2009 in Australia” – Matteo Berrettini, on growing up a Federer fan

Italy's Matteo Berrettini is stepping into Roger Federer at Laver Cup this weekend....
Chris Oddo
September 24, 2022

“An important part of my life is leaving too” – Nadal and tennis react to Federer’s last dance

Roger Federer's retirement has hit the tennis world hard. Rafael Nadal is all...
Chris Oddo
September 24, 2022

“These are some of the best minds ever in the game” – Andy Murray on playing with the Big Three and Borg backing him at Laver Cup

What's it like having Novak Djokovic offering you tactical advice during a Laver...
Chris Oddo
September 23, 2022

“This is the ultimate” – Tsitsipas moved, honoured to be playing a role in historic day for Federer and Laver Cup

After opening accounts at the 2022 Laver Cup, Stefanos Tsitsipas opens up on...
Chris Oddo
September 19, 2022

Testing equipment #14: The best racquets to create heavy spin (like Rafael Nadal)

In this edition of "Testing Equipment" Seb Proisy shares tips on how to...
Chris Oddo
September 16, 2022

Eye of the Coach #66: “Nobody has ever played tennis like Roger Federer, nobody ever will again”

In the latest episode of Eye of the Coach, Patrick Mouratoglou breaks down...
Chris Oddo
September 12, 2022

Juan Carlos Ferrero – “Carlos Alcaraz was born for the big occasions”

Like many tennis "aficionados" who witnessed Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner's epic in...
Chris Oddo
September 12, 2022

“Of course I’m hungry for more” – Alcaraz plans extended stay atop ATP rankings

At 19 Carlos Alcaraz is the youngest player to ever hold the ATP's...
Chris Oddo
September 10, 2022

“I never played a guy who moves as well as him” – Tiafoe praises Alcaraz after defeat

Frances Tiafoe has high praise for teenager Carlos Alcaraz after falling to the...
Chris Oddo
September 10, 2022

Tiafoe: “I can play with the best obviously, and I’m capable of winning Grand Slams”

After a five-set loss to Carlos Alcaraz in the US Open semis, Frances...
Chris Oddo
September 10, 2022

“What’s most fair is if we both reach the final” – Ruud not shying away from Alcaraz as battle for No 1 looms at US Open

Casper Ruud is not shying away from a battle from No 1 -...
Chris Oddo
September 7, 2022

Teenage prodigy, activist, big sister: 10 questions about Coco Gauff – updated after US Open run

At 18 years old, American Coco Gauff has already become a household name...
Chris Oddo
September 5, 2022

Kyrgios – “Three more matches, potentially, then we never have to play tennis again” 

Nearing the end of his most successful year on tour, Nick Kyrgios has...
Chris Oddo
September 5, 2022

Medvedev to lose No 1 spot – either Nadal, Alcaraz or Ruud will be top after US Open

The No 1 ranking is within Rafael Nadal's grasp once again. Here's what...
Chris Oddo