October issue out NOW!


Originally published on: 28/09/13 00:00

In the latest issue, we look back at the final Grand Slam of the season, the US Open, where Rafael Nadal capped an extraordinary comeback with victory at Flushing Meadows.

As Serena Williams joined Roger Federer on 17 Grand Slam titles, renowned tennis writer Paul Newman looks at the impact of coach Patrick Mouratoglou, while the Frenchman himself gives his view on the importance of parents in the development of a player.

We celebrate the career of the inimitable Marion Bartoli, while we also look into why so many 30-somethings are enjoying success on tour this season.

German coach Mats Merkel, who has coached the likes of Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Ana Ivanovic in recent years, joins the tennishead team and in his first column gives his insight into the challenges of the final weeks of the season.

If that’s not all, we have exclusive interviews with Angelique Kerber, Alexandr Dolgopolov and Jarkko Nieminen, while there are plenty of great competitions for you to get your hands on new rackets, Wimbledon memorabilia and tickets to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

We look at how racket technology has changed the game, 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.