Kei Nishikori is on the search for a new coach. After 9 years together it has been announced via Kei’s Twitter that he and coach Dante have gone their separate ways. After 9 years of working together literally day in and day out, I have decided it is time for a new voice. I am forever grateful for Dante’s contributions to my career and we will obviously remain very close friends. I appreciate so much the last 9 years and our friendship🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/zpC8dj17y9 — Kei Nishikori (@keinishikori) October 15, 2019 Former French Open champion Michael Chang who celebrated 30 years … Continue reading “It is time for a new voice” Kei Nishikori splits with coach after 9 years!
The race for London has not been as tight as this for some time. Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Medvedev and Thiem are in. Stefanos Tsitsipas’s qualification is all but confirmed. The top eight qualify which leaves two spaces left. A week in Shanghai should put a little daylight between some and there is still plenty of tennis to be played but it might come down the wire at the Paris Masters. Who is in contention for final two spots? Roberto Bautista Agut He is in one of the lead positions right now. His season has dipped and retirement in Beijing hasn’t … Continue reading With Tsitsipas all but confirmed, who are the seven possible players battling for last two spots in London?
2019 marks five years since Kei Nishikori made it to the final of the US Open. Kei of course lost in straight sets to Marin Cilic on that day and since then hasn’t been back since. Kei has had his second best run at majors this year with fourteen wins over the four events with quarter final appearances in Melbourne, Paris, London and a third round exit in New York. In the seven Masters 1000 events so far this year he has four wins, two of them came in Madrid. Two wins in six tournaments? What constitutes a good year … Continue reading Kei Nishikori is on track for London but will he have to “pull up trees” for his season to be deemed a success?
Alex De Minaur’s season has picked back up. He started his year well and won his first title in Sydney which was backed up recently by the title in Atlanta. I watched De Minaur live against Nadal at the Australian Open and to watch him live was something special! His game is one that is still coming together, he is only 20 and has played just 95 tour level matches but has things progressing well. One of my favourite things is watching how players move and he is right up there. The coverage and movement is quite insane. Alex has … Continue reading Alex De Minaur; First top 10 win ✅ First Grand Slam 4th Round ✅
Since his debut in 1999 he hasn’t missed a Wimbledon. For the 21st year running he has come down to London for third major of the year one he has won an incredible eight times. For the thirteenth time in his career he is through to the semi-finals of Wimbledon following a four set win against Kei Nishikori from a set down. The win against Nishikori was in fact the eight time champions 100th singles win at the All England Club, Only Martina Navratilova with 120 has more. Despite playing in 1999 and 2000 his first win at Wimbledon came … Continue reading Roger Federer; 100 wins at Wimbledon
On Monday, 16 men and 16 women will battle for a place in the quarter finals. 32 will become 16 but who will be the final eight on both the men’s a women side? Women’s Bottom Half Maybe looking ahead but a guarantee is that we will have a first time Wimbledon finalist! In the bottom half of the draw we have; Elina Svitolina v Petra Martic Karolina Muchova v Karolina Pliskova Simona Halep v Coco Gauff Shuai Zheng v Dayana Yastremska No of the eight players have been to a Wimbledon and now one will. But first, we have … Continue reading Wimbledon; Middle Monday Preview
The bottom half of the draw are set for their quarter finals as the battle for the title intensifies. On the top half of the draw we still await our last quarter finalist with Del Potro and Khachanov having to come back to finish. Stan Wawrinka (24) v Roger Federer (3) A Swiss off! Roger hasn’t had a major test yet in her first tournament here since 2015 and Wawrinka has battled like a warrior to be here. Stan has seen off Kovalik, the in-form Garin, Dimitrov and of course that five hour meeting with Tsitsipas just to be here. … Continue reading Nishikori, Wawrinka, Federer & Nadal; who will make the final four?