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?
Whatever happens from here on in Grigor Dimitrov can walk away from Roland Garros with his head held high. In round one he led Tipsarevic by two sets and slipped up and recovered in the 5th set to advanced to a much needed win but this win against Marin Cilic felt like a more important win for the Bulgarian. I love Dimitrov and his tennis has suffered of late but his personality hasn’t changed. He wears his heart on his sleeve and I think he’s great for tennis because people will say he’s underachieved in his career but for me … Continue reading Grigor fights to a much needed win!
Marin Cilic’ year has gone from bad to worse. The Croat will head into the clay court season with a win/loss of 4/4 for 2019. Statistically his game is where you’d expect and where it normally is for the season so far the only thing that really pulled him down was points won on second serve. I missed his match against Rublev and have watched it back and I like Cilic but you get out of a match what you put in and I was let down to be honest and I honestly didn’t feel the effort was there. Here … Continue reading 4 & 4; Marin Cilic leaves Miami with more to ponder
Well, Tuesday was a hell of a day at Indian Wells. The odd upset comes as a surprise but to see Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic pack their bags on the same day was quite a surprise. The biggest shock came from Novak Djokovic. It had been 10 years since Philip Kohlschreiber last beat the Serb and this was a shock but the German who is now 35 has always been a tricky customer and secured his first win against a number one ranked player. The performance was fantastic and for Novak there are … Continue reading Deserting the Desert; Djokovic, Halep, Osaka, Nishikori & Cilic all out!
That time from Melbourne to Indian Wells is always a time for players to look at what they need to do going forward. It’s amazing how quick the season has gone and some need a good fortnight to really kick off their season, but who? Caroline Wozniacki I watched Caro live in Melbourne and even though she dug in well she never really got out of first gear and made herself a threat. Even in a defeat the effort and some brilliant rallies are there but there hasn’t been a consistent level yet. Dominic Thiem Dominic Thiem is in town … Continue reading Who needs a good Indian Wells?
De Minaur roars again! Alex De Minaur is making headlines once again. The Australian who was so impressive at the beginning of the season has now been playing some great tennis in his first appearance at SW19 and will be back in action on Saturday against Rafael Nadal, what a match that could be! The Australian has been attracting some plaudits on Twitter as well! Sensational win Demon! @alexdeminaur @Wimbledon #Aussie — Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 5, 2018 Last Brit Standing! Kyle Edmund is the last British player standing. Following defeats yesterday for Katie Boulter and Johanna Konta’s defeat to … Continue reading Wimbledon 🎾 Day 4 – De Minaur 💪🏻 last Brit standing 🙏🏻 Cruise Control 😎 Muguruza/Cilic stunned! 😶
Day 1 of Wimbledon has come to a close. A day which delivered so many talking points to get through! Dimitrov crashing out They say that a moment changes the course of a match and early on when Wawrinka led 40-0 on serve and was broken and then lost the set 6-1 the three time former champion came back to win in four sets, a really disappointing finish for Dimitrov who surely has to now look at what happens next? 🐐😀 A good day at the office for the GOATS. Federer and Serena we’re both in action this afternoon and … Continue reading Wimbledon 🎾 Day 1 – Dimitrov 👎🏻 Federer & Serena 🐐 Donna 😆 Borna 😭 Svitolina 🤔