Donna, Felix, Matteo, Belinda & Amanda

We are over the half way mark now in the season. It’s been full of incredible moments and many more are to follow but who should we watch out for in London?

Donna Vekic

Donna arrives into London pretty much sick of British weather. Having played the majority of her time in Nottingham indoors she got rained off a couple of times in Birmingham too.

Donna always plays well on the grass but is having her best season on the tour this year. She is on the verge of a top 20 position in the rankings and I can see doing well here. Donna recently made the fourth round in Paris and will be hoping to better her fourth round appearance from last year at Wimbledon.

Felix Auger-Aliassime

Felix is on the verge of the top 20 in the world without completing a Grand Slam match which is some achievement. 

He did take part in the US Open last year but in his first round match against fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov retired unwell.

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Felix did very well in Stuttgart and Queens on the grass and with that confidence he plays with he will be one to keep an eye on. Going from best of five to best of three can be difficult move for the first time but I see him being one to watch out for.

Matteo Berrettini

Matteo on the grass has been an interesting watch. He had an incredible clay court season but fell short in Paris against an impressive Casper Ruud but has been impressing with his gritty baseline game in Stuttgart and Halle.

He won Stuttgart against Felix and has slipped under the radar a little bit, the next step for him is doing it at another level and where better?

Belinda Bencic

Another good season from Bencic who hasn’t made the second week of a major since 2014 when she was 16.

This has been a resurgence from her injuries and poor form. Runner up in Luxembourg last year. Winner in Dubai at the beginning of the year and just over a week ago runner up on the grass in Mallorca despite having match points.

I hope we now see something big from Bencic on the big stage.

Amanda Anisimova

All eyes will be on the teenager. Amanda has achieved some great results in her short career and her most recent big run came at Roland Garros where she made the semi-finals defeating Simona Halep on route.

She plays big from the baseline, had a good run to the quarter finals in Mallorca and I wouldn’t just say ‘one to watch’ I would put it out there she could go and surprise everyone. She has that steel there to do it. 

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