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
Andy Murray and his doubles partner from France Pierre-Hugues Herbert are out of the men’s doubles. The British/French pair came up the Croat pair of Mektic and Skugor who recovered from a set down to defeat Murray and Herbert 6-7 6-4 6-2 6-3. This is only the third time that Skugor has taken part in the doubles at Wimbledon and has made the semi-finals on his previous two occasions in 2017 and 2018 and is still on track for a hat-trick but there is a long way to go yet. It is a sad end for Murray and Herbet to … Continue reading Murray & Herbert out of Wimbledon!
Andy Murray’s Wimbledon partner has been named. Pierre-Hugues Herbert who has won all four majors in doubles with his partner Nicolás Mahut have had a break from playing doubles together this year with Herbert focusing more on his singles. Pierre made the semi finals in Hungary earlier in the year and at Roland Garros came from two sets down to defeat Medvedev in five before falling in five to Benoît Paire. Herbert is currently playing doubles in Halle with David Goffin this week. In round one they saw off top seeds Kubot and Melo (who Andy is pairing up with … Continue reading Pierre-Hugues Herbert to join up with Andy Murray at Wimbledon!
Hats off 🎩 It’s a shame that someone has to go home after a match like that but it was Benoit Paire who advanced to the third round after this thrilling encounter between the two Frenchman but credit to Pierre-Hugues Herbert for a valiant effort. I can’t sit here and give a ball by ball account of what happened because I was so engaged with the emotion, drama and the pure brilliance of these two. Benoit Paire was champion in Lyon last week and is now on a 7 match winning streak in Paris where I think it’s fair to … Continue reading The Paire & Herbert show is what Roland Garros is all about!
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!
Following 8 wins in his first 9 matches on clay to kick off the clay court season with some excellent runs in Monte-Carlo and Barcelona I didn’t think it would end like this. Daniil Medvedev has now lost four on the bounce which include final defeat to Thiem in Barcelona, two first round exits in Madrid and Rome and now an early exit in Paris despite being two sets up against Herbert. Looking at the whole picture he is having a good season but with form of late were left thinking what could have been not only in Paris but … Continue reading Daniil Medvedev left thinking what could have been following fourth defeat on the bounce!