The Laver Cup this year will be taking place in Geneva, Switzerland and the teams have finally been confirmed. Team Europe has been confirmed for some time but now Team World has just been confirmed and here are the eight players who will be taking part. Team Europe Captain – Bjorn Bjorg Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Dominic Thiem Alex Zverev Fabio Fognini Team World Captain – John McEnroe Kevin Anderson John Isner Milos Raonic Denis Shapovalov As you will notice there are five players for Team Europe and just four players for Team World. It is expected to be filled … Continue reading Laver Cup teams announced!
It was always going to be the most complete performance of the week to date, you just had that feeling! Novak Djokovic put on a masterclass of a performance and the big standout for me was how he served and importantly how he returned serve. 1st serve points won – 26/30 87% 2nd serve points won – 11/13 85% 1st serve return points won – 15/45 33% 2nd serve return points won – 12/20 60% The stats are super impressive, but to get the interest and to be effective on Isner’s serve as he did was quite special, so lets … Continue reading Djokovic 6-4 6-3 Isner – A masterclass in returning serve
Usually a man called Donald Trump takes the daily headlines in Washington but the tennis, the drama, the tears and the rain of the Citi Open made it a day to remember in the famous city. Almost a wash out… Every year without fail it rains in Washington and tennis gods gave way around 10:30pm BST last night when play began which is 2:30pm in Washington however it did mean late starts and finishes of 3 am local time with some players including Andy Murray being very vocal about this and are considering not playing today. Over time! Noah Rubin, … Continue reading A day to remember in Washington 💪🏻😭🌧🎾
Quarter finals day brought tears, shocks, upsets, hugs and a jump into the crowd via Rafael Nadal. Now we are at the final four but who will progress to Sunday’s big final? John Isner v Kevin Anderson Before this week in 41 attempts John Isner had never been in a Grand Slam semi-final, Now that has happened! Kevin made the US Open final last year but now in a Wimbledon semi-final is a credit to how he has improved and adapted his game to become a challenger, this is no fluke he has worked hard for this. Both have similar … Continue reading Wimbledon Semi-Final Showdown 🎾 – Novak v Rafa 🍿 & Kevin v John 💪🏻
Wow. What a day that was! So, where else to begin… Federer stunned by Anderson! Roger Federer does not lose many matches from two sets to love up but Kevin Anderson from South Africa put on a performance of a lifetime as he took out the man who has won it eight times winning 2-6 6-7 7-5 6-4 13-11 against one of the best the sport has ever seen. The talk will be on Roger being out but lets not forget the fearless performance Kevin put on. I said in my preview he needed to stick close early on and … Continue reading Wimbledon Day 9 – Federer stunned 😲 Rafa reigns 💪🏻👑Isner’s first 🥇 Novak favourite? 🏆
He is the gift that keeps on giving. Andy Murray topped off another incredibly week in his career by becoming world number one for the very first time and a few days later followed it up with his 43rd career title at the Paris Masters event prior to the World Tour Finals. I feel like at times I’m on repeat which isn’t a bad thing but he is playing at such an incredibly high level at the moment and it is so good to see at the very top of the men’s game. I honestly thought during the opening match … Continue reading Murray wins in Paris ahead of final showdown!
Kyle Edmunds exceptional run at the US Open continues. The 22 year old saw off the 13th seed Richard Gasquet in round one and followed that up with a win against Ernesto Escobedo in the second round and yesterday dumped out John Inser in four sets to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the very first time! Kyle managed to get going quite quickly in the first set and got the first break of serve breaking the big serving American to love in what was a very poor service game from the 20th seed and it set … Continue reading Kyle Edmund upsets home favourite John Isner!