2020 has not yet got going for Andy Murray. He had ATP Cup, Australian Open, Rotterdam and Montpellier on his schedule to begin his year but has not and will not compete at any of the events leaving question marks over what happens next? A pelvic injury brought his participation at the Davis Cup Finals in November to a short end after an incredible run of tournaments which saw him win in Antwerp. The injury is still lingering. So much so that he had to miss his usual scheduled training block down at Crandon Park in Miami. Some suggest Miami … Continue reading Andy Murray emphasises no ‘timeline’ on his recovery after latest setback sees him pull out of Montpellier & Rotterdam!
Hubert Hurkacz (22) – Polish A player who caught some headlines last year. Hurkacz had a good run at Indian Wells and Miami with some big performances. He saw off Tsitsipas in Rogers Cup, Thiem in Miami and Nishikori at Indian Wells last season. The Pole has a very strong game from the baseline and really lets go on the forehand. He has begun his season in good form and I hope it goes from strength to strength for the 22 year old. He has begun his year with an unbeaten run in ATP Cup and a good run in … Continue reading Ten players to keep an eye on in 2020!
Nick Kyrgios got the ball rolling and the best in tennis came to help. Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Petra Kvitova, Coco Gauff, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Naomi Osaka, Alex Zverev and Nick Kyrgios himself took part in Rally4Relief on Rod Laver Arena. Tennis has come together as it does in a crisis to help those who need it and in Australia right now where majority of players spend their January year in year out have given back to the country to help people rebuild their lives and community. Over the course of the night including money … Continue reading Tennis comes together at Melbourne Park to raise money for Bush Fire Relief!
It’s a bad day for tennis, especially men’s tennis with Nicolas Jarry and doubles number one Robert Farah suspended for failed drugs tests. Nicolas Jarry ranked at 78 in the world won his first title in Sweden last year back in July and hasn’t won a match since. The Chilean hired former coach of Kei Nishikori, Dante Bottini and this is a big setback for the 24 year old. In November at the Davis Cup Finals the Chilean was tested and was charged for failing a anti-doping test on the 4th of January. Substances called Ligandrol and Stanozolol were found … Continue reading A bad day for tennis as two players are suspended following failed drugs test!
Nick Kyrgios brings brilliance to a tennis court. I have never been bored watching Nick playing tennis, I love the variety and skill he brings. I’ve even seen him play shots that I have gone and tried myself. He’s a tournament directors dream, he gets bums on seats and people on court! My only criticism is, I’ve sometimes come away feeling a little bit disappointed. Why is that? Nick has one of the best serves in tennis, his forehand is lightning fast, the way he snaps it is magnificent as his two handed backhand which I could watch all day. … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios’ tennis is mesmerisingly brilliant. However, stats show his return game is one the worst but a bit more focus would take it to the next level!
The last time we saw Roger Federer on a tennis court (competitively) he was dumped out of the ATP World Tour Finals by Stefanos Tsitsipas in mid-November. The last time we saw Roger Federer in Melbourne he was dumped out by an emerging Stefanos Tsitsipas in a flawless and fearless display under the Melbourne sun. Roger hasn’t played a warm-up for the first time since 2013 as he approaches the first major of the year but has said he has had a good preseason with no setbacks. With no warm-up event and recent results declining I cannot see Roger winning … Continue reading Roger’s in Melbourne but admits he could have stayed at home!
Nick Kyrgios has always divided opinion. I’ve always loved watching Nick play tennis. I find him imaginative and flawlessly brilliant. Not only has Nick showed up for his country in ATP Cup but he has used his voice to help those in crisis following the bush fires across Australia and deserves credit. Nick himself has said it isn’t about him and this is the side to Nick that doesn’t get spoken about enough. People make him out to be the bad boy of tennis but his heart is in the right place. Away from this, Nick has his own foundation … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios delivered, for his country and for his team