Four weeks of formidable tennis have come to an end for Andy Murray. His season isn’t over yet as he is expected to take part in the Davis Cup Finals which begin on the 18th of November but will be heading back home now after a successful return to the ATP tour. With his Wife Kim expected to give birth this week this meant his season would end in Antwerp despite the offer of a wildcard into the ATP 500 event in Vienna. You can only look at these four weeks as positive and this run to the title was … Continue reading Determination, Tears & Heart! Andy Murray ends his four week schedule with title No.46
Andy Murray has come through his first round meeting with Kimmer Coppejans pretty unscathed. The former world number one had to battle hard on route to a 6-4 7-6 victory against the Belgian in front of home support. Andy took an early lead in the match finding himself 3-0 up after just 9 minutes on court but Coppejans remained in contention. The Belgian tried most of the time to get into that inside-out forehand position did get quite a lot of joy off the shot and found the break back. Murray wasn’t at his best, his serve didn’t stand up … Continue reading Andy Murray 6-4 7-6 Kimmer Coppejans; Brit battles hard against local favourite and sets out intentions for the rest of 2019
This last week saw the final stint in Asia for the men as they competed in the Shanghai Masters. Some of the WTA stars stayed in Tianjin and some of the women returned to Europe in Linz. So what happened? The question is, what didn’t happen? The week isn’t even over yet! Murray/Fognini drama… We all saw it, but if not here it is… This is the rundown version… Fognini shouted as Murray played an overhead at the net. Before the change of ends Fognini then shouted to Murray “stop looking at me”. This continued at the net with Murray … Continue reading Shanghai Showdown 🤯 Bartoli’s back 👋🏻 Del Potro set back 🇦🇷 Federer 2023? 🧐 Naomi Osaka 🇯🇵 or 🇺🇸? Bublik’s retirement 🤦🏼♂️ & more! 🎾
Andy Murray will be coming home from China on what has to be described as a successful trip. His ranking has gone from 503 to top 250 in the world and has spent an impressive 17 hours, 38 minutes and 21 seconds on court in seven matches averaging 2 hours and 31 minutes on court for each match. This is a big positive from the three weeks. The main purpose was to gain match fitness, test himself and win matches and to get deep as he did against some very good players is a positive sign. Zhuhai 6-3 6-7 6-1 … Continue reading A successful trip to China; 17 hours & 38 minutes of tennis 🎾 Big improvements ✅ Antwerp 🇧🇪 where after? 🗺
Former finalist Andy Murray and former champion Kim Clijsters will be playing at the Australian Open in January. Kim Clijsters will be using a wildcard for the event which is believed to be her first tournament in what will be her return to tennis. There is noise suggesting she could play in Adelaide at the beginning of the year but not confirmed. I’m not too sure how Andy Murray gets into the draw yet for the Australian Open. There is a possibility when the entrants lists are published in December he go in on ranking. He will need to be … Continue reading Andy Murray and Kim Clijsters confirmed to play at the Australian Open
Debutant in Shanghai having come through qualifying Juan Ignacio Londero set out his stall early on. The Argentine having a break through year on the main tour gave Andy Murray plenty to think about in the opening game of the match which took 14 minutes for the former champion to hold. His stubbornness and confidence from the baseline continued to cause issues for Murray and the break that looked inevitable did come as he fell 2-3 and then 2-4 down in the early exchanges. At 40-0 it looked like a routine hold for Murray following the break in the previous … Continue reading Andy Murray wins a fun and intense battle with Juan Ignacio Londero in Shanghai!
The season is heading to it’s finale but as ever there is plenty of tennis and news hitting the headlines as the tour finished it’s stint in Asia heading back to Europe for now. Sharapova out of Linz! Maria Sharapova’s season is not over yet but I will be surprised if we see her again this year. The Russian was due to play in Linz next week a place she hasn’t featured for over a decade but this shoulder problem has forced her out once again. Maria is expected still on site in Linz on Tuesday at an autograph session … Continue reading Osaka, Djokovic & Thiem 🏆 Sharapova out of Linz 🤕 Shanghai 🇨🇳 Murray in action 💪🏻 Rafa’s wrist 🚑 Last chance in Linz? 🇦🇹