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!
It has been an incredible 10 days of tennis. Played across Perth, Brisbane and the final eight coming together in Sydney the new format has proved incredibly popular with fans and players alike with over 220,000 fans attending the event. To begin the day Roberto Bautista Agut extended his winning record to 6-0 for the event with a straight sets win against Dusan Lajovic. Another 100% record was kept as the super impressive Novak Djokovic also boasted a faultless 6-0 record in singles with his 6-2 7-6 domination of Rafael Nadal. It meant the first ATP Cup title would come … Continue reading Serbia win the ATP Cup!
Daniil Medvedev may be the favourite outside of the usual suspects to cause an upset in New York but he isn’t making many friends. The Russian who won his first Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati recently had a bit of a run-in with the crowd on Louis Armstrong in his four set win over Feliciano Lopez. It what was quite a close encounter between Daniil and Feli there was a moment where Daniil tried to slyly show the crowd the middle finger… Here on Armstrong where the boos were just raining down on Medvedev after they showed this on the … Continue reading Making Friends? 😬 Daniil Medvedev booed off after fiery encounter with Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd!
It has been an incredible couple of days down in New York. With round one now over who has caught the eye down at Flushing Meadows? Vasek Pospisil 4-6 7-5 7-5 4-6 6-3 Karen Khachanov Vasek has his first main draw win in a year following a rough time with injury. Karen Khachanov will be gutted to go home so early in a major following a good run of performances but he didn’t get going. Karen played ok but that was it. I never saw him take the initiative and try and go for it against the Canadian, instead he … Continue reading Who stole the headlines at the opening round matches at US Open?
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 💪🏻🎾
At the age of 37, Feliciano Lopez is set to create a new record. The Spaniard who is as of this year tournament director in Madrid did something that hasn’t been done since 1997 at Queens Club winning both singles and doubles titles. Now he is about to embark on his 70th consecutive Grand Slam appearance which is a stand out record. Wimbledon will be Roger Federer’s 66th consecutive appearance where as Alize Cornet is the highest active player on the women’s tour on the leader board with Wimbledon being her 51st. This is a remarkable record by Feli who … Continue reading Feliciano Lopez is about to embark on a record breaking 70th consecutive Grand Slam appearance!
In January the thought of playing tennis again didn’t look promising. This week Andy Murray returned to doubles with Feliciano Lopez and they have re-written history at Queens this week on their way to their first title together in their first partnership on the tour. First of all they had to beat Farah and Cabal the top seeds in straight sets on his return to tennis. Another straight sets win against Evans and Skupski followed and in the semi’s and final it got tougher. The duo saw off Peers and Kontinen the third seeds at Queens club in a match … Continue reading It’s a Murray/Lopez win at Queens!