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 #16: The record-breaking Novak Djokovic

November 8, 2021

The Volley Podcast #16: The record-breaking Novak Djokovic

November 8, 2021

Match Points #34: What should be done about team tennis competitions?

October 22, 2021

The Volley Podcast #15: Why no hard court is the same on the Tour

September 30, 2021

The Volley Podcast #15: Why no hard court is the same on the Tour

September 30, 2021

Match Points: Laver Cup needs stars like Raducanu and Fernandez

September 25, 2021
Novak Djokovic, Match Points #33 Extrait 1

Match Points: “The pressure on Djokovic and the energy he spent all year was ultimately too much”

September 24, 2021

Match Points #33: Why Novak Djokovic fell short in Calendar Slam quest, and what it means

September 24, 2021

Match Points: “Osaka could learn a lot from Maria Sharapova about how to have some control of her career”

September 24, 2021

Match Points #32: Is Raducanu real thing or fluke?

September 17, 2021

The Volley podcast #13: Djokovic and the calendar Grand Slam – tennis’s ultimate achievement

September 10, 2021

The Volley podcast #13: Djokovic and the calendar Grand Slam – tennis’s ultimate achievement

September 9, 2021

The volley podcast #8: Wimbledon and the All England Club: pendulum swings between tradition and modernity

August 27, 2021
Naomi Osaka - The Volley

The Volley podcast #11: One year after the restart, how tennis had to evolve, and how it continues to adapt

August 27, 2021
The volley #10 Home

The Volley podcast #10: Our Tokyo Olympics debrief, and why tennis and the Games work together

August 27, 2021

The Volley podcast #9 : Tokyo Olympic games and why it matters for tennis

August 27, 2021
Naomi Osaka Match Points #31

Match Points: “It’s not because Osaka is winning big and is millionaire that she’s happy”

August 24, 2021
Naomi Osaka: Match Points 31

Match Points #31: Has Naomi Osaka’s career gone off the rails?

August 23, 2021
Naomi Osaka - The Volley

The Volley podcast #11: One year after the restart, how tennis had to evolve, and how it continues to adapt

August 19, 2021

Match Points: “Every time Djokovic has played for history he has succeeded.”

August 17, 2021
Match Points #30 Extrait 1

Match Points excerpt: Federer won’t “end his career on a bagel in Wimbledon”

August 13, 2021
Match Points #30

Match Points #30 – Djokovic, Nadal and Federer struggle with their bodies before the US Open: how serious is it?

August 10, 2021

The volley podcast #8: Wimbledon and the All England Club : pendulum swings between tradition and modernity

July 19, 2021

The Volley podcast #6: The present and future of British tennis

July 11, 2021

The Volley podcast #6: The present and future of British tennis

July 11, 2021

Match Points excerpt – Comparing the ATP’s stability and WTA’s wild uncertainty: “Both tours would do well with just 10 percent of what the other has”

July 1, 2021

Match Points #29: Djokovic, Federer, Serena and other GOAT questions before Wimbledon 2021

June 26, 2021

The Volley podcast #4 : The rise of Greek tennis

June 13, 2021

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

June 8, 2021

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

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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Djokovic’s father says world No 1 “will probably not play the Australian Open”

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Confident Zverev closer than ever to winning his first Grand Slam title

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Brilliant Zverev upends Medvedev to win ATP Finals title in Turin

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