Nick Kyrgios splits opinion. I love Nick, I hate the saying ‘good for the game’ or ‘bad for the game’ who is the person who judges this? There are good and bad in this sport but I can safely say Nick is not bad for the sport. He’s made mistakes but haven’t we all? Nick get’s the attention and I do think it is unfair. He has an opinion which I like, he’s there to win and saw that in Acapulco this week. The performances were first class. I think we need to appreciate him and what he does. I … Continue reading Let’s just appreciate Nick Kyrgios’ brilliance
Following his win in Toronto and Milan the question was could Tsitsipas back it up this year? So far this year he has had early exits in Rotterdam and Sofia but already taking part in 6 tournaments this year finding consistency is tough but in Melbourne, Marseille and Dubai the Greek star has shown us he is the real deal. What he achieved last year was fantastic and now making the Dubai final means he has cracked the top 10 in the world and the target right now has to be qualifying for London in November. Toronto was where we … Continue reading Stefanos Tsitsipas; He’s here to stay and welcome to the top 10!
I think we all just want a bit of a moan to be honest. Rafael Nadal and fans all over the world seem to be offended by a legitimate tactic. Rafael Nadal is well know for sitting far behind the baseline to return serve so what did Nick Kyrgios do? He brought out the underarm serve. This is a fair tactic. It left Nadal scampering forward and it’s caused a big debate in tennis despite it ironically being out so it didn’t count. Federer was asked about it and said ‘why not try it’ especially when players return from the … Continue reading Underarm serve debate, what is all the fuss about?!
It wouldn’t be Acapulco without some drama. Nadal v Kyrgios and it had it all. Nick managed to rile Rafa with an underarm serve even though it was out it annoyed the Spaniard but it is in the laws of the game and it was clever of Nick as Rafa does camp behind the baseline as we know. Nick saved multiple match points and was booed after winning against the former number one with the two exchanging a frosty handshake and since then things have gone worse… Rafa has said; “He’s a player who has enormous talent, could be winning … Continue reading Kyrgios shows us what could be as Nadal takes a swipe at the Australian
The men’s field in particular at Indian Wells isn’t very strong. With Nadal, Wawrinka and Murray missing and concerns over the form and preparation of other top stars one gentle giant has sent out a gentle reminder that he will be at Indian Wells and Miami to compete. This week in Acapulco was by far one of the best since his injury nightmare. This is his biggest title since Basel 2013 winning the ATP500 in Acapulco During this week he didn’t drop a set and when you think he had to defeat; Mischa Zverev David Ferrer Dominic Thiem Alex Zverev … Continue reading The gentle giant sends out a emphatic reminder ahead of the sunshine double!
Acapulco is a tournament that continues to grow on the tour. Once again it has attracted some of the biggest names in men’s tennis to the Mexican coast with some cracking round one matches in store as the fight begins for the Sombrero won last year by Sam Querrey. Rafael Nadal v Feliciano Lopez Two friends meet. Acapulco is a setting for a match up like this. Rafa will be looking to find form again ahead of a busy few months on the tour and Feliciano will prove a tough test. He will come and play his game and that’s … Continue reading Acapulco 2018 – who is taking home this years Sombrero?
Novak Djokovic has twelve Grand Slam titles and has participated in over 900 tennis matches but Nick Kyrgios did something that has never been matched before but two players in Roger Federer and Fabrice Santoro have come close. On route to defeating the world number two in their first meeting on the tour Djokovic astonishingly only won 20.5% of return points which is a career high low but how did the Australian pull this off? The score line suggests it was a close one at 7-6 7-5 but return wise Novak just didn’t get a sniff and that’s say it … Continue reading 20.5% of return points won! How did Kyrgios stop Djokovic?