Over the course of the next couple of weeks 256 players will battle for the Australian Open titles. Out of the 256, 6 of them are Brits so who is playing down under? Kyle Edmund v Dusan Lajovic Kyle had a good week in Hobart making the quarter finals before losing to John Isner in a match where he played the better tennis. The issue for Kyle who is of course a former Australian Open semi-finalist is that Dusan Lajovic is in very good form right now. I would have to say one of the most valuable players during the … Continue reading Brit’s in Melbourne, how will the seven singles players get on?
Dan Evans lives just the down road from me in Cheltenham. A quick walk a journey on the 94 bus and were there! Right now he is out in Sydney and will soon be heading to Melbourne. Following Andy Murray’s withdrawal from ATP Cup he was the star player and he played up to that billing but where could his year take him? When the next set of rankings are announced Dan will be at a career high of around 32 in the world meaning he is expected to be a seed at a Grand Slam for the first time … Continue reading Dan Evans shone in Andy Murray’s absence but how far could the Cheltenham resident go in 2020?
There hasn’t been a time for a while where we could say Kyle Edmund is through to round two but at the last Masters 1000 event of the year he is! His recent run of form had seen him drop down to 75 in the world struggling for wins and confidence in a period which saw him split from his coach Mark Hilton. Since the split he has had former coach and Davis Cup coach Colin Beecher travelling with him and was also joined by Leon Smith in the stands today. The Great Britain Davis Cup captain does have one … Continue reading Kyle Edmund snaps his 8 match losing streak!
Following a career high of 14 in the world twelve months ago this has not been the season Kyle Edmund would have hoped for. I think it’s fair to say this is now in the ‘save you season’ stage following a difficult year. Kyle began his year with a withdrawal from Melbourne and missed the next couple of months with an injury. The Brit came back to tennis but on the challenger circuit to begin with at Indian Wells and won the event winning against Andrey Rublev in the final. This was meant to be the kickstarter that gets the … Continue reading How a challenger at Indian Wells was meant to kickstart Kyle Edmund’s season but he hasn’t got out of first gear!
British Tennis should be thriving. We recently celebrated 7 years since Andy Murray won the Olympic Gold and US Open titles. There is no beating around the bush when I say the LTA have failed to capitalise on the success of the Murray brothers. The junior slams this year have left British fans slightly worried, where is everyone? At Wimbledon in the single junior events and out of the boys and girls combined at SW19 with 64 in each draw there was only 18 out of 128 which isn’t too bad but is low for a home slam. Now, let’s … Continue reading Where are the junior Brits? Only 8 of 384 players were Brits at Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open
Andy Murray had a quick but positive week in Zhuhai. Despite just two matches under his belt the former world number one spent a very competitive 5 hours and 23 minutes on court in his three set victory against Tennys Sandgren and defeat to Alex De Minaur. One word to take from his time in Zhuhai? Positive. Andy himself has said following his exit he feels like he is playing at a top 60-70 level and where he has come since he lost to Sandgren at Winston-Salem before the US Open is fantastic. Physically he looks strong. I remember seeing … Continue reading Andy Murray; plenty of positives despite defeat against tenacious Alex De Minaur
Jamie Murray has shown the LTA was giving back is. The seven time Grand Slam champion has set the bar for the LTA to follow with a week of giving back at the Murray trophy in Glasgow. This is a new tournament on the challenger circuit this year and was named after Jamie & Andy Murray in celebration of the brothers achievements. This is pretty much all that has been done by the LTA to capitalise on the success of the brothers which is astounding. An organisation which gets £40 million a year from AELTC (All England Lawn Tennis Club) … Continue reading Jamie Murray heaps pressure on the LTA as he delivers at the inaugural Murray Trophy in Glasgow!