Volume 2 of Caught The Line talks about all things, Wimbledon. With week 1 (and what a week) over, what caught the eye during the first week in London? Hurkacz again! The Pole really impressed me at Wimbledon. He went down with a fight against Djokovic and in Vol.1 we saw that dive volley in Eastbourne, well he’s gone one better this time! Hurkacz!!!(🎥@Eurosport_RU ) pic.twitter.com/RDNZuR0Yot — doublefault28 (@doublefault28) July 5, 2019 Super impressive, however earlier on in the week it didn’t go to plan… Hurkacz (info – @0riginal_osmoze)(🎥@Eurosport_RU ) pic.twitter.com/GrmRec4XJY — doublefault28 (@doublefault28) July 3, 2019 Oops! Ash Barty’s … Continue reading Caught The Line; Vol 2.
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!
Borna Coric has managed to orchestrate his way into round two in Madrid. The Croat was under pressure throughout as the Pole kept coming back despite in all honesty not being near his best and through in some surprise rain down at the Country Club really did add to the issues for the 9th seed. It took 2 hours 46 minutes for Borna to get the job done in Monte Carlo but will be pleased to find his way past Hurkacz who has proved to be tricky for many. Borna will not be too happy with the amount of unforced … Continue reading Borna Coric 6-4 5-7 7-5 Hubert Hurkacz
You could not ask for a more stunning location for a tennis tournament. April means a couple of things on the ATP tour. Clay court tennis returns and the annual love affair with the Monte Carlo Country Club is in full swing. Some have been on site for a while already and others are arriving over the coming days as the best in men’s tennis begin the fight in the first of the three Masters 1000 events on clay in the lead up to Roland Garros. Usual suspects by the coast include two time champion Novak Djokovic and a man … Continue reading It’s almost here… Monte Carlo Rolex Masters 😍
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?
Disappointing is the word I’d use, surprised? Definitely not and that is no dis-respect to Thiem but Hurkacz did have a very good run at Indian Wells with wins against Shapovalov, Nishikori and Pouille as well as pushing Federer. I felt like Hurkacz did his homework, he played a very good match and his movement behind the baseline enabled him to be able to ask questions of Thiem’s attack but the Austrian struggled. Short balls caught him out. I could have picked up plenty of examples but here is one; Image Credit – ATP Short ball, this is where Dominic … Continue reading Short balls! Thiem tumbles in 4-6 4-6 defeat to Hurkacz