Simona Halep’s season has been good to a point. If you look at her performances in her defeats this season she continues to give out invitations. Barty, Serena, Kiki, Vondrousova, Bencic and Anisimova all have hit her off the court but it’s part of her own making. Tactically I think she has got a lot of matches wrong this year. When I was in Melbourne I saw her kind of flick that switch against Serena but it was a little too late but she hasn’t worked it out since. Let’s go back to Melbourne; Simona was dropping the ball in … Continue reading Simona Halep needs to stop giving out invitations and find her ruthless streak!
Capitalising on success is vital. I think we (Great Britain) as a country can learn a lot from Spain and the way they and others do things. Spain of course has Rafael Nadal as their leading light in tennis and he is a god here but it goes deeper than that. The country hosts events in Barcelona (men) Mallorca (ladies) and Madrid (men and women) on the main calendar tour and is always a sell out and engages with young people. How do they do that? Make it fun! I think it is criminal in all honesty that Wimbledon and … Continue reading How we can learn from Tennis in Spain
I have been meaning to write this for a while but if you are thinking of going to Melbourne Park for the Australian Open then do it! It was the best experience of my life! Tickets; Pretty easy to get, you have 13 minutes once you’ve signed in online so don’t run out of time! Do separate purchases if required. Also your bank, like mine did might block your card and you have to start again! You can choose arena and dates with ease. Usually go on sale in mid October. Travel; The trains are really good and reliable. The … Continue reading Australian Open 2019; An incredible experience!
January and the Australian Open may have been about the achievements of Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic but also some shouting about what Milos Raonic and Lucas Pouille. Milos Raonic has had a tough time, a couple of Wimbledon finals to his name but injuries have not helped over the last couple of years but I think he deserves great credit for his performances in Melbourne. Wins against Kyrgios, Wawrinka, Herbert and Zverev really did start up the conversation again about his chances for the season and where the year could take him. Not only were the wins impressive on … Continue reading No one surprised us in January better than these two, can they keep it going?
Andy Murray took to social media today to tell us he has had hip surgery once again. View this post on Instagram I underwent a hip resurfacing surgery in London yesterday morning…feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain 😀 I now have a metal hip as you can see in the 2nd photo 👉👉 and I look like I've got a bit of a gut in photo 1😂 A post shared by Andy Murray (@andymurray) on Jan 29, 2019 at 12:18am PST Murray has shown in the photo … Continue reading What could latest hip surgery mean for Murray?
The first major of the year is always a time to reflect on what has happened, who could improve and who has started in fine form, but who has work to do following the first major of 2019? Alex Zverev The most memorable thing Alex did at the tournament was smash his racket. His win at London in the ATP Tour Finals comes now with added pressure but he hasn’t started the season well. Alex has Ivan Lendl around him helping him out but I haven’t seen much in his game which I felt against Milos Raonic lacked any thought … Continue reading Who has work to do following an early Melbourne departure?
Whilst the war of words between some of the men of Australian Tennis stole the headlines over the two weeks at Melbourne Park there was plenty to shout about for the Australian’s and here is who did their talking on the court. Ash Barty A very good run by Ash. I was there for her performance against Maria Sakkari and the crowd was bouncing. She performed extremely well and we saw that once again as she came up against Sharapova and dispatched the five time major champion in three sets. The Australian did fall to Petra Kvitova who was in … Continue reading Barty 💪🏻 Bolt ⚡️ De Minaur 😈 Stosur 🏆