This last week saw the final stint in Asia for the men as they competed in the Shanghai Masters. Some of the WTA stars stayed in Tianjin and some of the women returned to Europe in Linz. So what happened? The question is, what didn’t happen? The week isn’t even over yet! Murray/Fognini drama… We all saw it, but if not here it is… This is the rundown version… Fognini shouted as Murray played an overhead at the net. Before the change of ends Fognini then shouted to Murray “stop looking at me”. This continued at the net with Murray … Continue reading Shanghai Showdown 🤯 Bartoli’s back 👋🏻 Del Potro set back 🇦🇷 Federer 2023? 🧐 Naomi Osaka 🇯🇵 or 🇺🇸? Bublik’s retirement 🤦🏼♂️ & more! 🎾
That time of year after New York is always in limbo, soo much happens its like that period between Christmas and New Year where you just don’t know the day of the week, so what has been happening since the final major of the year came to an end? Congratulations are in order for Karen Khachanov who became a dad. Also congratulations to Lucas Pouille and Feliciano Lopez who got married to their respective partners. Rafael Nadal is also due to get married in the next week. Naomi Osaka won in Osaka at the third time of asking having made … Continue reading Since New York; Weddings 🎩 Births 👶🏼 Exhibitions 📅 Injuries 🤕 Losing Streaks 😬 Bizarre Results 🧐 Winners 🏆 & Much More 🎾
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!
Two more years of World Tour Finals at the O2 in London before it heads off to Turin in 2021. The LTA are disappointed to be losing the event calling it a great asset to tennis in Britain but now need to fight for a new event and there is one which has got people talking of late and is continuing to grow. The Laver Cup. I don’t think if The LTA want to really build on tennis in Britain and recently published their vision they can do this successfully with just tournaments on grass in June/July. There needs to … Continue reading LTA needs a new big event to replace losing World Tour Finals
Last year we saw the first Laver Cup. The tournament was a major success as the best from the world arrived to battle an event which saw Nadal and Federer combine in the doubles. Every team needs a captain and Bjorn Bjorg will manage Team Europe with Thomas Enqvist as vice captain and John McEnroe captain of Team World and Patrick McEnroe his vice captain. The teams; Team Europe Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Kyle Edmund Grigor Dimitrov Alex Zverev David Goffin Team World Juan Martin Del Potro John Isner Jack Sock Kevin Anderson Diego Schwartzman Nick Kyrgios Team Europe will … Continue reading Laver Cup teams announced!
Set up by a legend, two more became captains, Roger and Rafa arrived with friends and made a weekend to remember in Prague. The Laver Cup in honour of Rod Laver with team world v team Europe led by John McEnroe and Bjorn Bjorg and many top players on the ATP tour fought out for the first of what looks like being many Laver Cups. When it was announced I have to be honest I thought ‘another exhibition’. There is nothing wrong with exhibitions as some do great for various reasons but there are some pointless ones about but this … Continue reading Laver Cup exceeded expectations and firmly belongs in Tennis!