It’s been a funny old week on the tours, but what headlines may have skipped the news?
Roger is going to Madrid!
(No, not for Davis Cup)
After his exit in Melbourne Roger Federer did say that he would be playing on clay this year and it is confirmed that his first tournament for a few years will be the Mutua Madrid Open which is a few weeks before Roland Garros with Rome and the second major of the following.
Caroline Wozniacki took to social media over the week to say as well as missing Doha she would miss Dubai due to a viral illness she is suffering from.
We haven’t seen Wozniacki since her defeat to Sharapova in Melbourne and it will be unlikely that we will see the Dane now until Indian Wells. The good news for Caro is that the absence from the two tournaments won’t affect her ranking now with others around her losing early so she will stay at 13 for now.
Halep’s Hi and Goodbye!
Simona Halep arrived in Doha with her new coach Thierry Van Cleemput the former coach of David Goffin and has arrived in Dubai without him.
It has been announced that the trial has come to a quick end as the two didn’t fit together.
Halep despite losing in the final in Doha has looked good since Melbourne and has been impressive so far in Dubai but who will be the coach next?
Frances Tiafoe is suffering a worse hangover than me last Wednesday.
The American took the headlines with her quarter final run in Melbourne and since then hasn’t won a match. He said he may have come back early but this week defeat to Dan Evans at Delray Beach lacked much imagination.