It’s already been a good start for the Brit’s in London and Birmingham this week. We thought we only had 7 Brit’s in singles action but James Ward has qualified at Queens winning his highest ranked match for four years. The other big news which isn’t singles related is to do with the doubles… Venus Williams is playing doubles in Birmingham. Her team mate? Harriet Dart! The 22 year old Brit is going to have the moment of her career right now playing doubles with Venus Williams what an hour! It is also good to see James Ward back in … Continue reading London & Birmingham; 8 Brits in singles action + someone is teaming up with Venus Williams!
From the world number two to a player ranked 775 in the world, 15 British players will take to stage at Wimbledon but who will be in action in the first few days? Andy Murray v Liam Broady You wait ten years for Andy Murray to play a British player and now the world number two is about to get his third in three weeks. Liam made the second round of Wimbledon last year after coming from two sets down to defeat Marinko Matosevic but Andy Murray will be a much tougher opponent and I can only see a win … Continue reading Brit Watch – Wimbledon 2016
2015 has been another sensational year on the tour and one of my highlights of 2015 has been the run of the Great Britain Davis Cup team who have beaten three of the four Grand Slam nations and of course beating Belgium on their own turf! First Round – 6th – 8th March 2015 Great Britain 3-2 USA Quarter Finals – 17th – 19th July 2015 Great Britain 3-1 France Semi-Finals – 18th – 20th September 2015 Great Britain 3-2 Australia Final – 27th – 29th November 2015 Belgium 1-3 Great Britain The results and performances throughout the year have … Continue reading My favourite TeamGB Davis Cup shots of 2015! 🙂
Sometimes sport leaves you speechless and this is one of those moments. I have dreamed of a day when we see Great Britain lift the Davis Cup however I felt like it might just be one that got away however under the guideship of Leon Smith and the brilliance of Andy Murray, Jamie Murray, Dom Inglot, James Ward, Dan Evans and everyone else who has played their part on the way to writing their name into history! I just don’t know where to start. I’m so proud of everyone in the team and to win the title for the first … Continue reading Great Britain win the Davis Cup!!
It’s been an emotional rollercoaster throughout the year. 16 teams began the World Group back in March but round by round we have lost teams and are now left with two as Belgium take on Great Britain in the Davis Cup final. So, who will be representing each team? Belgium David Goffin (singles – 16 / doubles 378) Steve Darcis (singles – 84 / doubles 596) Ruben Bemelmans (singles – 108 / doubles 160) Kimmer Coppejans (singles – 128 / doubles – 501) Belgium’s key players is David Goffin. He has continued to improve over the last two seasons and … Continue reading Davis Cup Final Preview – Belgium v Great Britain
James Ward wins his first match in 96 days! After 11 losses in the last 96 days James Ward finally has won his first match since defeating Jiri Vesely in the second round of Wimbledon. It comes at a time when James needed to find some wins again with the Davis Cup final at the end of next month but now James needs to get a run of wins going. James began the week at 150 in the world and defeated a player ranked just inside the top 130 in the world. 2nd seed Kyle Edmund defeated in round one! … Continue reading Edmund defeated in California where as Ward wins in Belgium!
The three way fight begins now. In just over two months’ time Great Britain will be in a Davis Cup final against Belgium and with the team likely to be made up of Andy Murray (of course!) Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot so that fight for the final place in the team is pivotal and James Ward, Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans must show over the next couple of months why they should be picked! Kyle Edmund Kyle has never played a Davis Cup match before but he has had a good year especially on the challenger tour and is … Continue reading The fight for a Davis Cup final place begins!