A trip to Canada always kicks off the hard court season in full swing! The tournaments alternate destinations each year. This year the ladies will be back in Toronto and the men will be in Montreal. The draw is packed with many exciting round one match ups! So let’s take a look… Milos Raonic v Taylor Fritz Taylor is the form player, he has had some great results of late with wins in Nottingham and finalist in Atlanta. Everything has come together for the American whose game does look much more combined now. Raonic is looking for some momentum, he … Continue reading Montreal & Toronto ready for a week of intense battles 🍿🇨🇦
Novak Djokovic v Philip Kohlschreiber I suppose opening rounds don’t get tougher than this. Novak will be looking at this one and the first thing that will be on his mind will be the defeat to Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells 6-4 6-4 earlier on this year. The good news for Novak is that since then they have met twice with Novak coming through on both occassions. They did meet at this stage of Wimbledon four years ago with Novak going through in straight sets and I expect Philip to really give him problems but over five sets I only see … Continue reading Wimbledon Round 1 – Novak v Philip, Naomi v Poots, Coco v Venus & many more!
The draw is in and well it’s going to be a fun week in Madrid! The big matches and tough match-ups come into play from round one so let’s take a look at each half of the draw. Top Half A top heavy top half of the draw. Naomi Osaka obviously leads the pack as world number one but in this half there is also Eli Svitolina, Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova and Ash Barty amongst others. Naomi Osaka v Dominika Cibulkova Big test for Naomi is this. Domi if she turns up can be a great difficulty to play against … Continue reading Madrid; Ladies draw & R1 match-ups
The draw is out and the majority are on site. Some will arrive later than others due to Fed Cup commitments but what can we look out for in the opening couple of days? Naomi’s nightmare? Top seed Naomi Osaka will be looking to find some momentum on clay. The number one get’s a bye for round one but would have noticed that she could potentially once again play Hsieh in round two. Hsieh showed us all her amazing variety and caused issues for many in Miami including Naomi who will be hoping to avoid her in the second round. … Continue reading Stuttgart; Naomi’s nightmare, Monterrey rematch, Kerber v Vekic & Latvian matchup
The sunshine double has come to an end. Two weeks at Indian Wells and Miami have provided us with some great memories but who surprised us during this month of tennis? Bianca Andreescu I can’t really start anywhere else, Bianca won Indian Wells and continued her good form in Miami before pulling out injured. Most wins on the tour and first wildcard to win Indian Wells, she has brought her dominative tennis to the court with her forehand and variety causing havoc for the best on the tour. Hubert Hurkacz Hubert really did make a name for himself at both … Continue reading Who starred at the Sunshine Double?
A week in Dubai which left us mesmerised. The tennis was spectacular, if you ever needed an advert for women’s tennis then look no further. I cannot pick a moment because there were so many. The performances and the title win of Belinda Bencic was out of this world, what she achieved was truly magnificent to defeat Halep, Sabalenka, Svitolina and Kvitova in the manner she did to win the title was superb. What about Eli Svitolina? I was as well impressed with her in Dubai this week, she looked like she was a bit more locked into the battle … Continue reading A mesmerising week of tennis in Dubai