For all their triumphs, even the game’s greatest champions have endured their share of heartache from high-stakes defeats. 

With that in mind, here is our topic for the third Fan Essay Contest, part of the Emirates ATP Kids Hub: If you could re-write history and turn one defeat of your favourite player into a win, what match would that be and why?

Write about your memories of watching the match and how you felt after the defeat. Consider writing an alternative ending, in which your favorite player comes out on top. And perhaps write about how that alternative outcome might have changed the course of your favourite player’s career?

You have until Friday 26 June at 12 noon ET to submit your essay of no more than 500 words to [email protected]. The best three entries will be featured on

Fans must be 18 and under to enter. Winning entries will be determined by the editorial team.

Read the winners from the first essay contest and the second essay contest. 

Entrants are limited to one entry per essay topic, but may submit entries for each new question in the competition. There will be a new topic every three weeks. Essays must be written in English and submitted to [email protected]. Please do not send essays as attachments. Paste the text into the body of an email.

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