Getting to the final of the ATP Finals in London has been quite the journey from twelve months ago. Last year Michael Venus (32) and Raven Klaasen (37) made they debut in London. A round robin exit was a sad ending to their debut year together but a year of plenty of positives. For Mahut and Herbert the end of 2018 was a tough one to take. From 7-5 up they lost the final to Bryan/Sock 13-11 in the final tie-break as they looked to complete the ultimate set of all majors and the tour finals trophy. Venus and Klaasen … Continue reading Herbert & Mahut win in London!
With just over four days until the ATP World Tour Finals get underway, the draw has been made for the season finale. Rafael Nadal who had to withdraw from his Paris Masters semi-finals with an abdominal injury is in the draw and is expected to train on Thursday and Friday. The groups names this year will be; Singles Andre Agassi Bjorn Borg Doubles Max Mirnyi Jonas Bjorkman After over a 40 minute delay we had our draw get underway! Group Andre Agassi Rafael Nadal Daniil Medvedev Stefanos Tsitsipas Alex Zverev Group Bjorn Borg Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Dominic Thiem Matteo … Continue reading ATP World Tour Finals Draw
No Andy, No Jamie and No Kyle in London. Who is the only British participant at the World Tour Finals in London this year? Joe Salisbury. Joe has had a big breakthrough in the last 12 months reaching a career high of 19 on the doubles and is currently just inside the top 30 having been outside top 100 at the beginning of 2018. He isn’t British number one but is the only Brit involved at the World Tour Finals. Since September last year he has been paired up with Rajeev Ram and have created a successful partnership. The American/British … Continue reading Joe Salisbury; The only British participant at the ATP World Tour Finals! So where is his Davis Cup nomination?
The world number one double pairing from Colombia have had a very big year. After six years together they have qualified for the World Tour Finals in London quite some time back for the first time in their careers. Cabal 33 is from Cali on the outskirts of the capital Bogota, Farah 32 was born in Montreal, Canada but now resides in Bogota. Farah played tennis at the University of South California from 2006-2010 before he turned pro at the age of 23 which is later than most. Cabal made his tour debut at the age of 25 and made … Continue reading Juan Sebastián Cabal & Robert Farah; the Wimbledon champions who have London in their sites again!
We now know who will partner Andy Murray in Eastbourne. Marcelo Melo who is currently with his doubles partner Lukasz Kubot in Halle were planning on having next week off but the doubles world number four will team up with Andy. The 35 year old is a former doubles number one and Roland Garros and Wimbledon champion. He has had quite a few pairings over the years with Ivan Dodig and fellow Brazilian Bruno Soares who has just split with Jamie Murray. Kubot and Melo have mad at least the quarter finals of every Masters 1000 event this year but … Continue reading Marcelo Melo to team up with Andy Murray in Eastbourne
We know who Andy Murray will face on his competitive return too tennis. He and his new doubles partner for Queens Club Feliciano Lopez will be up against the top seeds from Colombia Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah. The Colombian duo have been together since 2010 on and off winning 11 titles together including titles in Rome and Barcelona this year on the clay. Feliciano Lopez has come up against them before when he joined up with Carreno Busta in Barcelona but the Spanish duo lost 6-4 2-6 10-12 against the number five team. They recently made it to … Continue reading Andy Murray & Feliciano Lopez v Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah
The Masters and Premier draws are always packed and as ever some of the best singles players in the world will also be doubling up this week in Madrid but who is playing? The first big name on the sheet is Simona Halep. The former champion here will be with fellow Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu and up against a fellow Romanian in Olaru who is with Jurak. Either team will play top seeds Siniakova and Krejcikova in round two. Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka have also doubled up again and their ranking means they receive a BYE for round one and … Continue reading The single stars who are doubling up in Madrid!