The final Masters 1000 event of the year has come to an end. Not only is it the final one of the year but also of the decade. At the home of the Cirque Du Soleil in Paris the ATP tour made it’s final stop of the year as the players look to end their season on a high. Who left Paris on a high and who left with something to think about going into the off season? Khachanov’s early exit Defending any title is a tough thing to do on the tour. I didn’t expect Karen to but I … Continue reading A week in Paris always leaves us with plenty to think about as the season edges towards the finale!
Coming into your last tournament of the year on the back of eight straight defeats and potentially finishing the year outside the top 80 was a scary prospect for Kyle Edmund but the Brit has looked so invested in his opening two matches at the Paris Masters. Tuesday saw an impressive 6-4 6-3 win against Ricardas Berankis who came through qualifying. The Brit looked strong and at home on the court which is something we haven’t seen this year. It was one of those performances where you say if you could bottle it then it would be great. Role on … Continue reading Edmund see’s off Schwartzman and you wouldn’t rule him out against an unconvincing Djokovic!
There hasn’t been a time for a while where we could say Kyle Edmund is through to round two but at the last Masters 1000 event of the year he is! His recent run of form had seen him drop down to 75 in the world struggling for wins and confidence in a period which saw him split from his coach Mark Hilton. Since the split he has had former coach and Davis Cup coach Colin Beecher travelling with him and was also joined by Leon Smith in the stands today. The Great Britain Davis Cup captain does have one … Continue reading Kyle Edmund snaps his 8 match losing streak!
He was British number one but Kyle Edmund is set to fall out the top 70 in the world after his sixth defeat on the bounce. The former world number 14 has had a tough year which began with an injury at the Australian Open and just hasn’t kicked on since. He has had a lot of changes with his main coach Frederik Rosengren retiring in February and has recently split with Mark Hilton too. Colin Beecher who worked with Kyle between 2011-2014 and has been a coach on the Davis Cup team has joined him on a temporary basis. … Continue reading 6th defeat on the bounce, Kyle Edmund’s exit in Shanghai and no show in Antwerp leaves him potentially outside the top 70!
Following a career high of 14 in the world twelve months ago this has not been the season Kyle Edmund would have hoped for. I think it’s fair to say this is now in the ‘save you season’ stage following a difficult year. Kyle began his year with a withdrawal from Melbourne and missed the next couple of months with an injury. The Brit came back to tennis but on the challenger circuit to begin with at Indian Wells and won the event winning against Andrey Rublev in the final. This was meant to be the kickstarter that gets the … Continue reading How a challenger at Indian Wells was meant to kickstart Kyle Edmund’s season but he hasn’t got out of first gear!
The final major of the year is a chance to end the season on a high. Of course there is still a lot of tennis to be played once all has been said and done in New York but for preparations for an event they’d hope to compete at have been anything but ideal. Who faces uncertainty going into New York? Kiki Bertens Kiki played out of this world earlier on this year but her season is in danger of petering out. She won titles in Russia and Madrid and since Madrid it has gone to plan. I saw her … Continue reading Who’s preparations for Flushing Meadows have been far from ideal?
It’s been a great the day at Wimbledon, some of the best have gone home and others have had to work incredible hard to battle their way through to the third round on Friday. Reilly Opelka 7-5 3-6 4-6 6-4 8-6 Stan Wawrinka Reilly’s biggest win of his career out on Court 2 this morning. The American who is ranked around 60 in the world and doesn’t have much tour experience is now into the third round of a major for the first time. I liked the composure Reilly showed. He has that big serve but to also withstand the … Continue reading Big battles on Day 3 at Wimbledon 💪🏻🎾