Simon Cambers

Born in Wimbledon (yes, honestly), Simon Cambers has been covering the ATP and WTA Tours for more than 25 years, reporting from the four Grand Slams and at events all over the world. Having started at Bloomberg News, he has been a freelance writer specialising in tennis since 2002, working for numerous publications including The Guardian, The Times, Reuters, New York Times, ESPN.com and most recently Tennis Majors. An experienced broadcaster, he be heard commentating for ATP Tennis Radio, Radio Roland-Garros and AO Radio, while he has also been the co-president of ITWA, the International Tennis Writers' Association, since 2019. Simon competed to a good level as a junior and still plays when he can, though not quite as well as he would like, a few dozen levels below his childhood sporting idol, John McEnroe. He lives on the south coast of England.

The volley podcast #2 : How did French tennis sink to a new low ?

June 8, 2021

The volley podcast #1 : Naomi Osaka, mental health and media attention

June 5, 2021
Match Points #28, Extrait 2 Sabalenka

Sabalenka isn’t ready to win a Grand Slam…yet

June 2, 2021
Match Points #28 Extrait 1

Match Points excerpt: Federer, Serena face harsh reality on clay

May 29, 2021
Match Points #28

Match Points #28 : What to expect from Roland-Garros (besides a Nadal win and a Djokovic fight of course)

May 22, 2021

“The French government has a say on Roland-Garros decision”

April 29, 2021

“Hosting a global sport event is still a risk, especially in France”

April 28, 2021

Match Points #27 – Roland-Garros one week later: Why do the French think it will change anything?

April 27, 2021

“Linespeople must not be replaced by Hawk-Eye Live, they’re part of the show”

April 22, 2021

“If the ATP doesn’t replace Federer and Nadal, they’re going to suffer”

April 19, 2021

Match Points #26 : Is the ATP Tour ready for the post Federer and Nadal era?

April 17, 2021

Match Points Excerpt on Isner and his “broken system” : “It’s ridiculous”

March 31, 2021

Match Points #25 : Paire and Isner, ATP’s pain in the neck

March 27, 2021

Match Points excerpt: Training for clay instead of playing in Miami, the right choice for Federer?

March 25, 2021

Match Points #24 : Where does Federer stand now ?

March 23, 2021

Match Points # 23: “Djokovic, Nadal and Federer are not ready to leave the place”

February 28, 2021

Match Points #23: “There’s no necessity for a player to talk about an injury before a match”

February 28, 2021

Match Points #23: The ATP gap after the Big 3, and who can break through it?

February 27, 2021

For Osaka: “Ten slams is still really far away”

February 26, 2021

Bartoli: “I don’t think Serena’s made up her mind yet”

February 25, 2021

Match Points #22: Debating 10 Slams for Osaka, 24 for Serena

February 24, 2021

Match Points #19: Understanding the lack of consistency on the WTA Tour

November 9, 2020

WTA: “The strength in depth is better now”, but not the overall level – Match Points #19

November 7, 2020

“Federer proved in the past that writing him off is not a very wise move” – Match Points #18

October 29, 2020

Match Points #18: Why Rafa’s Roland-Garros triumph will push Federer and Djokovic to new heights

October 28, 2020

Match Points #18: Is Rafa the GOAT after Roland-Garros?

October 27, 2020

Match Points excerpt: “The video cuts out the lack of trust”

October 10, 2020

Match Points excerpt: “I can’t count on my opponent to be fair-play”

October 10, 2020

Should video technology be used to help the umpire? – Match points #17

October 7, 2020

How should the tennis world handle a season with Covid-19? – Match Points #16

October 5, 2020

Match Points excerpt: Change best-of-five format, but in what way?

October 4, 2020

Match Points excerpt: Appealing to youth and quality over quantity in the best-of-five debate

October 4, 2020

Why the 5-set format is no longer the future of tennis – Match Points #15

October 2, 2020

“Having as many spectators just seems incredibly risky”

September 21, 2020

The French Open with Spectators – Good or Bad Idea?

September 21, 2020

US Open debrief: Will Serena Williams ever win slam No 24?

September 19, 2020

US Open finals: Amazing comebacks or unbearable collapses?

September 15, 2020

US Open debrief : Osaka “would have been told to leave the politics behind if she lost early”

September 15, 2020

“Thiem could barely swing the ball – I knew that feeling”

September 15, 2020

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10 questions about Diego Schwartzman – Peque, Great-Grandfather, Rafa

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Exclusive: Roland-Garros night sessions could start earlier in 2022

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June 6, 2021

Our interview with Paula Badosa: “I understand what Naomi Osaka is going through”

In an exclusive interview, the Spaniard tells Simon Cambers how she's trying to...
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Sakkari - Palerme
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Greece, Tsitsipas, the famous bun: 10 questions about Maria Sakkari

Maria Sakkari is a Greek tennis player who reached the Roland-Garros semi-final in...
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Iga Swiatek, Madrid 2021
June 3, 2021

Iga Swiatek exclusive interview: “I’m not an underdog anymore”

Iga Swiatek is bidding to become a back-to-back French Open women's singles champion...
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Match Points #28, Extrait 2 Sabalenka
June 2, 2021

Sabalenka isn’t ready to win a Grand Slam…yet

In this new episode of Match Points, Marion Bartoli, Ben Rothenberg and Simon...
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Mats Wilander a salué la performance d'Iga Swiatek
May 29, 2021

Wilander on the big 3: “Rafa’s confidence is dented more than Novak – but he has the carrot of 21”

Three-time Roland-Garros champion Mats Wilander talks to Simon Cambers about the chances of...
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May 27, 2021

Fissette interview: Naomi Osaka must find tactical balance to win on clay

The US Open and Australian Open champion will be hoping to improve on...
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Corentin Moutet at UTS4 in 2021
May 26, 2021

“OK, OK, I’m wrong !” : For Moutet, it’s not quite as easy as 1,2,3!

Corentin Moutet gets his maths wrong as he struggles to count correctly to...
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Corentin Moutet at UTS4 in 2021
May 25, 2021

Brilliant Moutet downs Fritz to win UTS4 title

Corentin Moutet, The Tornado, crowned a stunning two days on the French Riviera...
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