The final Masters 1000 event of the year is here. We began in California before heading off to Miami. A trip to Europe to play on some clay took us around Monte-Carlo, Madrid and Rome in quick succession. A break then took us to Cincinnati followed by a trip to Canada. Once the final major of the year was done and dusted the tour diverted to Asia with the Shanghai Masters taking centre stage and now it comes to Paris for the 9th and final Masters of the year. After 3 years of Djokovic domination in the French capital we … Continue reading Destination London, but first a stop off in Paris!
When in full flow David Goffin’s backhand is a thing of beauty. One of the best on the tour? Absolutely! David is playing his best tennis of the year in the final couple of months and his game oozes confidence and composure. Add some time to that and you have one of the best backhands in the business. He can’t hit this without time on his side. When that ball sites up you see him get his body ready: Back is straight Racket head behind him ready to swing Feet together Right foot is planted Left foot and racket head … Continue reading How David Goffin paints the lines with one of the best backhands in the business
David Goffin is a man who falls under the radar. He is one of the most underrated competitors on the tour who has turned around his season in very good fashion. David has been ridiculously unlucky in past years with bizarre injuries. He missed a chunk of tennis after going over the cover at Roland Garros and of course that ball to the eye incident in Rotterdam. This year he’s played a full calendar and the first five/six months were flat in all honesty. He finished his run at Roland Garros where he made the third round with 14 wins … Continue reading David Goffin slips under the radar but out of nowhere is in contention for a place in London!
On Monday, 16 men and 16 women will battle for a place in the quarter finals. 32 will become 16 but who will be the final eight on both the men’s a women side? Women’s Bottom Half Maybe looking ahead but a guarantee is that we will have a first time Wimbledon finalist! In the bottom half of the draw we have; Elina Svitolina v Petra Martic Karolina Muchova v Karolina Pliskova Simona Halep v Coco Gauff Shuai Zheng v Dayana Yastremska No of the eight players have been to a Wimbledon and now one will. But first, we have … Continue reading Wimbledon; Middle Monday Preview
One of the best sights in tennis is to see David Goffin back in action. David has more than his fair share of bad luck but always bounces back. Injuries including that horror fall at Roland Garros and that eye injury in Rotterdam after taking a ball to the face which forced him to retire from the semi-final and miss a few weeks of tennis! The 2017 World Tour Finals runner-up has had it tough over the last couple of years but it is finally good to see him back in the second week of a major where he belongs. … Continue reading David Goffin; Back in action!
Roger Federer v Casper Ruud Casper Ruud is a player I have been watching a lot of this year. His dad is a former tennis player and the man from Oslo who has done a lot of training at the Rafael Nadal academy as well. Casper is currently playing some of his best tennis on the clay and now faces his biggest challenge to date in Roger Federer. I’ll be honest, I was not convinced too much about Federer’s level against Otto from Germany in the previous round. He got the job done in straight sets against the German but … Continue reading Roger v Casper, Grigor v Stan & Rafa v David
ATP Barcelona is around the corner. Nothing can be more daunting than playing on Rafael Nadal court when the Spaniard is there. Dominant Duo Nadal will be looking to win the title for a 12th time as the leader of the draw and of course the best clay court player this game has ever seen. Dominic Thiem is the apprentice to Nadal and is looking sharper and we’re in that period of waiting to him take that next step and of course he made the final of Roland Garros last year. Chasing Pack Stefanos Tsitsipas made a name for himself … Continue reading Barcelona; Dominant Duo, Chasing Pack & Proving a Point