Around 22:15 in Melbourne, three of the men’s round two matches went to five sets almost simultaneously. A mixture of youth and experience were involved as the matches ended up going the distance at Melbourne Park, but who prevailed? Stan Wawrinka 4-6 7-5 6-3 3-6 6-4 Andreas Seppi That seventh game of a set does always prove to be vital on a majority of occasions. This one was on the serve of the former champion Stan Wawrinka. Stan from two sets to one up quickly found himself in a spot of trouble and the experienced Italian broke the 15th seeds … Continue reading Khachanov, Fritz & Wawrinka win in late night five set battles!
The four majors are over but the season is far from over. Some players are already in Asia for the next swing of the tour and some will follow suit too before a trip back to Europe and then season ending championships in Shenzhen and London. But, what is everyone up to? Serena’s plans? Nothing official out of the camp but Patrick Mouratoglou has had his say which you’d expect. He told ESPN that he doesn’t expect Serena to play before the WTA Finals in Shenzhen. Serena hasn’t qualified and is in 5th spot with 3985 points which is about … Continue reading Serena & Rafa’s plans? 🗺 A returning Argentine 🇦🇷 Kevin calls time on 2019 🤕 3 WTA stars off to Harvard Business School 💼 Laver Cup 🇨🇭 Tsitsipas’ social hiatus 💻
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’s good to see Kevin Anderson back. The South African isn’t the biggest name on the tour but he’s someone to look up to, especially at 6ft 8in. He hasn’t played since Miami due to an elbow injury which wasn’t tennis elbow but golfers elbow because of his big serve. I’ve always liked Kevin. He is a genuine down to earth person who fights for what is right in sport and life. Lady K is his dog which he and his wife Kelsey adopted from a shelter and continue to do work for them. He is a bit supporter as … Continue reading Back in action with a win!
Only three former champions are here at Queens Club. Defending champion Marin Cilic who has had a rough season is in the draw as is 2017 winner Feliciano Lopez and 2014 winner Grigor Dimitrov. Former finalist Kevin Anderson and Milos Raonic who have been hit by injury this year are also back in action. Stefanos Tsitsipas Top seed. First time in his career that Stefanos has been a top seed at an ATP 500 event. There is big pressure on. He is always so vocal and inspirational on social media but after his early loss in Rosmalen will be hoping … Continue reading Who will be the King at Queens?
8 have now become 4. Off goes Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori, Marin Cilic and John Isner to begin their off season. For Novak Djokovic, Kevin Anderson, Roger Federer and Alex Zverev the week is still alive. Over the coming days 4 will become 2 and then as the Spice Girls say, 2 becomes 1 but before we think that far ahead we have the semi-finals to contend with. So, what to expect? Alex Zverev v Roger Federer This has the possibility to be a classic but on the weeks performances so far this could be a disaster. I think the … Continue reading ATP World Tour Finals – Semi-Finals Preview
I have always found it difficult to engage on a fan level with Kei Nishikori. He is super talented but for me there is an issue which has been there for as long as I remember. The weight of the world is on his shoulders. The attention, expectations and pressure he has received during this career from media, fans and of course being one of the high profile players to have come out of Asia. For me, Kei just looks; stressed and lethargic quite a lot of the time which does give you confidence watching. I didn’t see anything from … Continue reading Kei Nishikori – Weight of the World? Federer win should have helped, but maybe not?