The NextGen Finals in Milan has been an epic watch so far. With one round robin match left each there is still much to play for on Thursday. Demon finding form! Alex de Minaur has been finding his form after a bit of a struggle during his first match against Davidovich Fokina. I was worried that the Australian was a bit tired following an intense few weeks on the tour and still quite a bit of tennis to play. Despite dropping one set he still looked in good form as he dominated the baseline much better today against Kecmanovic. Dropping … Continue reading Milan; Demon finding form 😈 Foki injury 🚑 Casper up & running 💪🏻 Frances edges past erratic Humbert ✅
Following a very close battle between Casper Ruud and Miomir Kecmanovic with the Serb coming through in straight sets it was time for Australia v Spain. Alex de Minaur who was runner-up here last year to Stefanos Tsitsipas is the top seed up against last minute inclusion Alejandro Davidovich Fokina from Spain who has made most of his noise on the challenger circuit and qualified following Shapovalov’s withdrawal. The Spaniard however knows how to cause an upset defeating Gael Monfils in Estoril earlier this year. De Minaur has gone from strength to strength and will finish the year inside the … Continue reading Alex de Minaur 4-2 3-4 4-1 4-1 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
It did look like potentially being one of those nights for Alejandro Davidovich Fokina but it was the younger of the two Spaniards who picked up the challenger title out in Sevilla. Alejandro despite finding himself down 1-4 and 1-5 quite quickly was creating opportunities on the Jaume Munar serve but the top seed was saving break point after break point. The tennis in the first set wasn’t a measure on how well Munar was playing but the mistakes off the racket of Alejandro who just couldn’t find his groundstrokes and found the net most of the time. I was … Continue reading Milan still in sight as Alejandro Davidovich Fokina wins in Sevilla!
The season will end with a trip to Milan for the Next Gen Finals for the top eight players ranked 21 of younger, as of yet there is only one qualifier however I don’t him to be there. So who will be in Milan in early November? Stefanos Tsitsipas does occupy the first spot but he looks set for a place in London so last years champion will not be there. Felix Auger-Aliassime – 19 years old Quite the break out year for the Canadian who is the highest on the qualification list at the moment in second place. His … Continue reading 7 weeks to go, who is on course for a place in Milan?
Good news and sad news at Roland Garros. 18 year old Felix Auger Aliassime who in January could not even get direct entrance to the Australian Open with how low his ranking was but was set to be seeded at Roland Garros is quite some achievement. However, the Canadian who made the final of Lyon just over 24 hours ago has been forced to pull out with a groin injury meaning up steps Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. The 19 year old from Spain is beginning to have a bit of a breakthrough which was helped by a big run in Estoril … Continue reading Alejandro Davidovich Fokina set for Paris on Tuesday