Another year of records to be broken. The big three will be looking to add to their tally where as the Next Gen will be finally hoping to change that trend and some opening round matches could derail things… Daniil Medvedev v Frances Tiafoe Daniil will probably be one of the favourites to win here. We saw him in Flushing Meadows and in ATP Cup perform extremely well after a fantastic 2019 season. His run in London didn’t go to plan but I expect him to have too much for Tiafoe. Frances of course is defending some big points in … Continue reading Australian Open – five mens matches to watch in round one!
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?
I first saw Alexei Popyrin at the Australian Open during a practice before his match against Dominic Thiem which he won due to retirement of the Austrian. He gave Lucas Pouille a good run for five sets and has had a steady year for the recently turned 20 year old who began his year ranked at 149, found a career high of 87 but has slipped back outside top 100. Alexei is what I would call a clean hitter the ball, he has a big baseline game and a very good net game. He had Pat Cash in his box … Continue reading Australian Alexei Popyrin continues to impress on debut season!
Volume 2 of Caught The Line talks about all things, Wimbledon. With week 1 (and what a week) over, what caught the eye during the first week in London? Hurkacz again! The Pole really impressed me at Wimbledon. He went down with a fight against Djokovic and in Vol.1 we saw that dive volley in Eastbourne, well he’s gone one better this time! Hurkacz!!!(🎥@Eurosport_RU ) pic.twitter.com/RDNZuR0Yot — doublefault28 (@doublefault28) July 5, 2019 Super impressive, however earlier on in the week it didn’t go to plan… Hurkacz (info – @0riginal_osmoze)(🎥@Eurosport_RU ) pic.twitter.com/GrmRec4XJY — doublefault28 (@doublefault28) July 3, 2019 Oops! Ash Barty’s … Continue reading Caught The Line; Vol 2.
It’s been a great the day at Wimbledon, some of the best have gone home and others have had to work incredible hard to battle their way through to the third round on Friday. Reilly Opelka 7-5 3-6 4-6 6-4 8-6 Stan Wawrinka Reilly’s biggest win of his career out on Court 2 this morning. The American who is ranked around 60 in the world and doesn’t have much tour experience is now into the third round of a major for the first time. I liked the composure Reilly showed. He has that big serve but to also withstand the … Continue reading Big battles on Day 3 at Wimbledon 💪🏻🎾
Alexei Popyrin really brought some variety to Court 8 on the first day of Wimbledon as he battled impressively well past Pablo Carreno Busta to win in straight sets 7-6 7-5 6-2. The 19 year old Australian who at 6ft5 brings a big serve to the court has been looking at other options as well. He does a bit of training at the Mouratoglou Academy where he has learnt a lot but has a familiar face in his box at the moment and that is former Wimbledon winner Pat Cash. Todd Woodbridge was part of the commentary team and he … Continue reading Alexei Popyrin brings variety on a comfortable Wimbledon debut!