Getting to the final of the ATP Finals in London has been quite the journey from twelve months ago. Last year Michael Venus (32) and Raven Klaasen (37) made they debut in London. A round robin exit was a sad ending to their debut year together but a year of plenty of positives. For Mahut and Herbert the end of 2018 was a tough one to take. From 7-5 up they lost the final to Bryan/Sock 13-11 in the final tie-break as they looked to complete the ultimate set of all majors and the tour finals trophy. Venus and Klaasen … Continue reading Herbert & Mahut win in London!
With just over four days until the ATP World Tour Finals get underway, the draw has been made for the season finale. Rafael Nadal who had to withdraw from his Paris Masters semi-finals with an abdominal injury is in the draw and is expected to train on Thursday and Friday. The groups names this year will be; Singles Andre Agassi Bjorn Borg Doubles Max Mirnyi Jonas Bjorkman After over a 40 minute delay we had our draw get underway! Group Andre Agassi Rafael Nadal Daniil Medvedev Stefanos Tsitsipas Alex Zverev Group Bjorn Borg Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Dominic Thiem Matteo … Continue reading ATP World Tour Finals Draw
At one point it did like being a short afternoon for Frances Tiafoe. The American down a set and a break was being given the run-around but a small fightback never really ignited his chances to extend this to a third set as Nicolas Mahut for the majority of the match gave him the run around. I sad in my preview piece for the tournament I still don’t understand Frances and the first 14-15 games I was a bit lost. It was this volley following the serve. Image Credit – BBC Sport / Queens I love the idea of serve … Continue reading Mahut 6-3 7-6 Tiafoe – American given the run-around despite a late resurgence
Two sets up against a Frenchman is not safe. No matter who you are against a French player you are so up against that crowd and once again it has proved. Over the years we have seen so many stunning comebacks from French players and once again we have been treated to it. On day 1 it was Nicolas Mahut who at 37 years old was given a wildcard for the tournament and Cecchinato who had fonds memories in Paris last year on route to the semi-finals with that win over Novak Djokovic led 6-2 7-6 before falling 2-6 6-7 … Continue reading Herbert & Mahut both produce stunning comebacks in Paris!