A new instalment on the site with a weekly round-up of some of the stories from the week of tennis as Wimbledon edges closer! Coric stuns Federer in Halle Well, the question mark is now firmly next to Roger Federer’s name as a Wimbledon favourite after a good but difficult week in Halle. No one has won the tournament more than this man 9 times and coming into Halle the Croat’s career win/loss record on grass was 2/9 now he has just won the biggest title of his career as his year gets better and better! Petra stars in Birmingham! … Continue reading Championship Point – Halle, Queens & Birmingham
The wait fans all over the world have been waiting for. On Tuesday afternoon for the first time in 342 days Andy Murray will be back playing at a tennis tournament since Wimbledon last year. He was due to play in Netherlands last week but wasn’t ready and made a decision 29 minutes before the draw was to be made to play at Queens. Unfortunately for Andy the draw gods have not been kind for him as he will play good friend of his Nick Kyrgios in round one; a player he has never beaten. The result doesn’t matter and … Continue reading The 342 day wait is almost over
Well, the draw gods have treated us to some stunning round one match ups at the ATP 500 event in Queens Club and the WTA Premier event in Birmingham where I will be next week. So let’s have a look? Queens Club Marin Cilic v Fernando Verdasco Top seed Marin Cilic takes on an unpredictable Fernando Verdasco. Fernando’s game is very much at it’s best when he is able to sit on the baseline with time. He adapts well to all surfaces and recently secured his 500th career win on the tour. Fernando will provide a challenge and I think … Continue reading Dissecting the Draw’s – Queens Club & Birmingham
The second major of 2018 is over. Now the attentions turn to Wimbledon and with a quick turn around the big guns have been busy these last few days. Sharapova’s two year deal… Just over a year ago Maria Sharapova signed a deal with the LTA to play WTA Birmingham for two years. The LTA came under criticism for this having rewarded the former world number one with two scheduled wildcard so close to her return from a drugs ban. How did Sharapova repay them? Well, she hasn’t turned up to either event. Sharapova withdrew last year at the last … Continue reading Sharapova + Nadal withdraw, Novak’s wildcard, Roger’s return and Stan’s sensible schedule change!
Update – Since this post below was written on Tuesday morning during the afternoon it was announced that Andy Murray had withdrawn from Libema Open in Holland. The Brit wants to be 100% ready before returning with eyes set on Queens and of course Wimbledon. Andy Murray is due to take to part at the Libema Open in Holland which begins next Monday. The tournament is an ATP 250 event on grass a place Murray has never played before but a few months ago did sign up. Just because a player has signed up to a tournament it doesn’t mean … Continue reading “Hoping” – Andy Murray gives update as grass court season edges closer
Just over 24 hours ago photos and videos appeared on Instagram of Andy Murray practicing at the Patrick Mouratoglou Academy in Nice and since then more news has been announced about the Brit’s return to the tour. The former world number one has not played a competitive match since Wimbledon last year and in January decided to have hip surgery as he was not ready to compete in Melbourne. It was a surprise to us all to here and see Andy Murray practicing on the hard courts at the Mouratoglou Academy in Nice. The Academy is ran by Serena Williams’ … Continue reading Andy Murray – Practice, Mouratoglou Academy, Netherlands, Schedule and Spice Girls!