Hubert Hurkacz (22) – Polish A player who caught some headlines last year. Hurkacz had a good run at Indian Wells and Miami with some big performances. He saw off Tsitsipas in Rogers Cup, Thiem in Miami and Nishikori at Indian Wells last season. The Pole has a very strong game from the baseline and really lets go on the forehand. He has begun his season in good form and I hope it goes from strength to strength for the 22 year old. He has begun his year with an unbeaten run in ATP Cup and a good run in … Continue reading Ten players to keep an eye on in 2020!
Jannik Sinner wasn’t even meant to be in Madrid but the 18 year old who had only played 16 tour matches before his wildcard in Milan at the NextGen Finals. He turned up and from day one meant business. Day by day he took apart games of everyone ranked higher than him in the ATP Rankings and finished with a perfectly executed game plan against top 20 Alex de Minaur. What aspects make up his game and the story behind his journey so far? Ski champion! Jannik could have taken a completely different path away from tennis.. Impossibile non riconoscerlo. … Continue reading Jannik Sinner 🇮🇹; ski champion ⛷ hard hitting 💪🏻 efficiency ✅ meteoric rise 📈
Jannik Sinner was never in Milan to just make up the numbers however little did we expect the Italian to walk away with the title. To put it into perspective Sinner had only played 16 tour level career matches coming into the event and after 21 has a title! Sinner who is 18 trains with Ricardo Piatti at his academy and there have been plenty of rumours he will join Sharapova in 2020. The Italian who made the semi-finals in Antwerp recently his best ATP run has been overlooked for the Davis Cup and they may regret that now. He … Continue reading Sinner the Winner! 8th seed & wildcard wins NextGen Finals in Milan!
After the first couple of days it did look like we were heading this way and after topping their groups and dominating their semi-finals we will have a first meeting between Alex de Minaur and Jannik Sinner. Sinner who entered as a wildcard for the NextGen finals in his home country has entertained the locals in Milan winning three of his four matches on route to the final. De Minaur has delivered. Last years runner up and top seed really found his gear after a faltering start. The 20 year olds big breakthrough year has been exceptional. About to embark … Continue reading NextGen Final; highest ranked vs lowest ranked but it’s set to be a close encounter!
The final eight are on route. A chance to finish the season with some silverware at the Next Gen Finals in Milan but who will reign champion at the championships? Stefanos Tsitsipas will not be at the event as he has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Felix Auger-Aliassime was due to play but an injury has ruled him out of the event. Alex De Minaur Ranked – 28 Age – 21 Nationality – Australian A very good year for Alex, if anything an underrated year from the Australian. Three titles this year in Sydney, Atlanta and … Continue reading Which NextGen stars are heading to Milan for the season finale?
Denis’ first! It has been coming and I’m pleased it did. After seven semi-final defeats on the trot for Denis Shapovalov the Canadian went not one but two better. Not only did he make his first ATP tour final but he won his first title against Filip Krajinovic in Stockholm ending his week without a set drop. This is a big milestone for Denis in what is set to be a busy end of season for him with him expected to take part in Paris, Next Gen Finals and Davis Cup finals. Unfortunately he fell at the first hurdle in … Continue reading Denis’ first 🏆 Sascha’s slip 🤦🏼♂️ Who is Jannick Sinner? 🇮🇹 Daniil’s rest 😴 & why Jack Sock could end 2019 without a ranking… 📉
The season will end with a trip to Milan for the Next Gen Finals for the top eight players ranked 21 of younger, as of yet there is only one qualifier however I don’t him to be there. So who will be in Milan in early November? Stefanos Tsitsipas does occupy the first spot but he looks set for a place in London so last years champion will not be there. Felix Auger-Aliassime – 19 years old Quite the break out year for the Canadian who is the highest on the qualification list at the moment in second place. His … Continue reading 7 weeks to go, who is on course for a place in Milan?