"After an injury hit 2023, Jack Draper is recharged and ready to take on the ATP world. Following a mega bucks UTS win in London and some already serious scalps to his name in new Australian Open winner Jannik Sinner, plus Rune, Tsitsipas, Hurkacz, Auger-Aliassime and Paul, Jack has proven he’s a player to fear as the new season kicks off. In fact Rublev even has him down as his favourite to claim a debut ATP title. The 22-year-old Londoner is also an original new personality to enter the field, with a wicked sense of humour and a great spin on the world.
Photographer Matt Moran headed to the Paris Masters, to deliver this otherworldly take on the last ATP 1000 tournament of the year. It’s a beautifully-crafted photo essay that captures the action on court as well as behind the scenes in Bercy.
Photographer Christian Ramirez headed down to LA’s Echo Park to shoot “the least exclusive club in the world” run by a group of Filipino-Angeleno players. As well as a soulful series of portraits of the group knocking, eating, drinking and singing karaoke, he captured awesome abstracts to illustrate our LA Tennis Guide.
ALSO FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE
“MUMS ON TOUR” Kim Clijsters and Victoria Azarenka discuss the changing landscape for pro player mothers, plus the exciting return of Osaka, Kerber, Svitolina and Wozniacki.
“PLAY AT THE PALACE” What’s it like to play tennis at Buckingham Palace? London nightlife royalty Mzz Kimberley spills the tea.
“THE LEAST EXCLUSIVE CLUB IN THE WORLD” Food writer and contributor editor, Hilary Armstrong and photographer Christian Ramirez reveal the club that puts community and food, as well as tennis, at its heart.
“SPRINT INTO BETTER FORM” An interview with exercise task master, Duglas Cordero revealing how he gets players like Dominic Thiem and Leylah Fernandez into peak physical condition.
“HE GOT GAME” A fashion editorial from photographer Jesper Lund and stylist Mac Huelster."