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Originally published on: 12/12/13 00:00

In the latest issue, Rafael Nadal returns to the cover as we debate Rafa’s place in history – can he be considered the greatest player of all time?

With Michael Downey taking over at the Lawn Tennis Association in January, award-winning tennis writer Paul Newman looks at the rise of Canadian tennis in recent years, while continuing the Canadian theme WTA Newcomer of the Year Eugenie Bouchard is our Locker Room guest.

Tennishead snappers pick out their favourite photos from the season, while we also dish out our very own awards from a memorable 2013.

In a packed Academy section Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou offers a rare glimpse into a tennis player’s off-season while Mats Merkel explains what he looks for on scouting assignments for adidas.

We’ve got details of the latest rackets, shoes and tennis kit to hit the market in our Gear section including the return of the timeless Stan Smiths and we’ve got a brand new Babolat Pure Strike racket to give away.

If that’s not all, we have exclusive interviews with two of the hottest young prospects in the game, Kristina Mladenovic and Filip Peliwo, and as usual we offer a full rundown of all the latest results, rankings and statistics from the WTA and ATP Tour.

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.