Ricky Dimon

Ricky Dimon is a freelance sports writer who covers just about every sport, but his first love is tennis. He has been an avid tennis fan since he started going to the U.S. Open with his dad in 1999. He plays competitively at home in Atlanta, Ga. and also coaches the girls tennis team at his high school. Ricky joined the Tennis Majors team in July of 2020. In addition to his work with TM, he runs his own website (The Grandstand) and you may know him from his enthusiasm for posting on Twitter (@Dimonator).

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Serena Williams
August 11, 2020

Serena Williams struggles but returns with win in Lexington

Serena Williams overcomes Bernarda Pera in three sets to begin her Lexington campaign...
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August 8, 2020

Roger Federer at 39: The longevity of the legend

Today – August 8, 2020 – marks Roger Federer's 39th birthday. Holder of...
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August 8, 2020

For Thiem and many others, US Open concern is potential Europe quarantine

Dominic Thiem and a whole host of other top players--but not all--are ready...
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Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in action during the quarter-finals against Elisabetta Cocciaretto of Italy at the 2020 Palermo Ladies Open WTA International tennis tournament
August 8, 2020

Kontaveit, Ferro to play for Palermo Ladies Open title

It will be Anett Kontaveit vs. Fiona Ferro in the final of the...
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Alexander Zverev, UTS2 winner
August 2, 2020

Zverev is the king of the jungle and of UTS2

Alexander Zverev, who also beat the Canadian in sudden death on Saturday, saved...
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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, UTS2 winner
August 2, 2020

Pavlyuchenkova outlasts Cornet in sudden death for UTS2 title

Asastasia Pavlyuchenkova survived a thriller in what was the first-ever women’s UTS final,...
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Félix Auger-Aliassime, UTS2 semi-final, Augist 2020
August 2, 2020

Auger-Aliassime beats a hobbled Gasquet, rematch vs Zverev in UTS2 final awaits

It will be a rematch of Saturday's showdown between Alexander Zverev and Felix Auger-Aliassime...
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Alexander Zverev, UTS2 semi-final, July 2020
August 2, 2020

Zverev holds off Moutet to reach final of UTS2

Alexander Zverev battles past Corentin Moutet 3-1 in the UTS2 semifinals on Sunday....
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August 2, 2020

Historic day at UTS, The Lion’s first roar : The recap before UTS2 final day

Check out results, standings, highlights, quotes, best shots, and best moments after Day...
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Anastasia Pavlyunchenkova, UTS2, July 2020
August 1, 2020

Pavlyuchenkova surges into women’s UTS final against Cornet

It will be Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova versus Alizé Cornet in the final of the...
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Alizé Cornet, UTS2, July 2020
August 1, 2020

Cornet schools Fruhvirtova in first-ever women’s UTS match

In the first-ever women’s match at UTS, Alizé Cornet beats Brenda Fruhvirtova in...
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Zverev_UTS2_DAY3
August 1, 2020

Zverev defeats Auger-Aliassime, picks Moutet as semifinal opponent

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Richard Gasquet at Ultimate Tennis Showdown
August 1, 2020

Gasquet sails into a second consecutive UTS semifinal

Richard Gasquet steamrolls past Feliciano Lopez in a winner-take-all Group A showdown at...
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Fernando Verdasco, UTS 2020
August 1, 2020

Verdasco beats Brown, but Moutet goes through to UTS2 semifinals

The UTS2 Group B winner was decided after less than an hour of...
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Benoît Paire, UTS 2020
August 1, 2020

Paire succumbs to heat, retires against eventual semi-finalist Moutet

A mentally fragile and physically drained Benoit Paire retired in the third quarter...
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Grigor Dimitrov, UTS 2020
August 1, 2020

Dimitrov picks up first win in final UTS match

Grigor Dimitrov earns his first win at UTS in his final match, battling...
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US Open, Billie Jean King Center
July 31, 2020

USTA moving forward with plans for “Cincinnati” and US Open

The USTA continues to come out with statements in hopes of reassuring the...
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UTS2, Week 2
July 31, 2020

Final 4, women and “Golden Card” : all you need to know about the final weekend of UTS2

Following the first weekend of competition at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Sophia...
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Fernando Verdasco playing UTS2, July 2020
July 27, 2020

UTS2 : Group B up for grabs after Verdasco defeats Paire

All four players in Group B at UTS2 have 1-1 records following the...
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Grigor Dimitrov at UTS2, July 2020
July 27, 2020

Dimitrov admits difficulty in returning from COVID-19

In an exclusive interview with Tennis Majors, Grigor Dimitrov discusses his struggles as...
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Richard Gasquet playing UTS2, July 2020
July 26, 2020

Gasquet goes to 2-0 at UTS2 by defeating Popyrin

Richard Gasquet improved to 2-0 at UTS2 with a 3-1 victory over Alexei...
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