Novak Djokovic has never won the Australian Open as 2nd seed but he has set the standard for others to follow after impressing at ATP Cup

Looking through the records I was quite surprised to see that during his career Novak Djokovic has missed just one Grand Slam event since January 2005. The one he missed was the 2017 US Open due to injury. Novak is about to embark on his 16th consecutive year at Melbourne Park and has won a quite incredible six times in the last nine years. He heads there this year as undoubtedly in the best form out of the top guys following an unbeaten and ruthless ten days at the ATP Cup but he won’t be number one but this time … Continue reading Novak Djokovic has never won the Australian Open as 2nd seed but he has set the standard for others to follow after impressing at ATP Cup

Three usual contenders and three hopeful contenders, but who is a genuine contender at Melbourne Park?

Six contenders? Seems about right. Novak is chasing down more history as well as Rafa who is looking at chasing down Roger who would like to pull away a bit more but Daniil, Dominic and Stefanos have their sights on a first major title, but how realistic are there six’ chances? Novak Djokovic Overwhelming favourite, hands down. That doesn’t mean we should put our feet up and let it just happen at all. He is playing at an unmatched level right now. The way his season ended wasn’t great at all but the way he played during the ATP Cup … Continue reading Three usual contenders and three hopeful contenders, but who is a genuine contender at Melbourne Park?

Australian Open – five mens matches to watch in round one!

Another year of records to be broken. The big three will be looking to add to their tally where as the Next Gen will be finally hoping to change that trend and some opening round matches could derail things… Daniil Medvedev v Frances Tiafoe Daniil will probably be one of the favourites to win here. We saw him in Flushing Meadows and in ATP Cup perform extremely well after a fantastic 2019 season. His run in London didn’t go to plan but I expect him to have too much for Tiafoe. Frances of course is defending some big points in … Continue reading Australian Open – five mens matches to watch in round one!

Serbia win the ATP Cup!

It has been an incredible 10 days of tennis. Played across Perth, Brisbane and the final eight coming together in Sydney the new format has proved incredibly popular with fans and players alike with over 220,000 fans attending the event. To begin the day Roberto Bautista Agut extended his winning record to 6-0 for the event with a straight sets win against Dusan Lajovic. Another 100% record was kept as the super impressive Novak Djokovic also boasted a faultless 6-0 record in singles with his 6-2 7-6 domination of Rafael Nadal. It meant the first ATP Cup title would come … Continue reading Serbia win the ATP Cup!

Djokovic Delivers; would you have expected anything else?

When the pressure is on, when it is win or bust there is only one man to call. Novak Djokovic’ perfect performance against Rafael Nadal in ATP Cup will go down as one of the matches of the year. His relentless fight is unmatched and has taken his record to a quite outstanding 8 matches and 19 sets of tennis won in a row against Rafael Nadal on a hard court. The performance oozed class from Djokovic. I’ve seen a lot of Djokovic over the years where I have sat there and said “too good” but this was another level … Continue reading Djokovic Delivers; would you have expected anything else?

The flawless final hour that saw Novak Djokovic dispatch a stubborn Daniil Medvedev

Novak Djokovic just defined what he is all about in 167 minutes of exceptional tennis but the final 60 were flawless. Novak Djokovic had it on his racket but we know something about Daniil Medvedev is that he never goes away and forced a third set. Following his win Novak Djokovic had this to say about the Russian: “Daniil Medvedev is one of the best players in the world and today he showed why. He is very difficult to break from the baseline.” Back to that third set. The momentum was swinging, there was a greater impact coming from the … Continue reading The flawless final hour that saw Novak Djokovic dispatch a stubborn Daniil Medvedev

Novak looks in the groove as he sets his sights on an eighth Melbourne title!

There is just something about Australia that brings out the best in Novak Djokovic, especially Melbourne. The 16 time major champion will be on his way like the rest of the field to Melbourne Park in a weeks time as he looks to win his quite incredible 8th Australian Open title. He stands alone in male tennis history with seven titles to his name but he has looked ‘in the groove’ so far this season. Novak has been with Team Serbia in ATP Cup to begin the season and I’ve liked what I have seen. He began the week with … Continue reading Novak looks in the groove as he sets his sights on an eighth Melbourne title!