Another year of records to be broken. The big three will be looking to add to their tally where as the Next Gen will be finally hoping to change that trend and some opening round matches could derail things… Daniil Medvedev v Frances Tiafoe Daniil will probably be one of the favourites to win here. We saw him in Flushing Meadows and in ATP Cup perform extremely well after a fantastic 2019 season. His run in London didn’t go to plan but I expect him to have too much for Tiafoe. Frances of course is defending some big points in … Continue reading Australian Open – five mens matches to watch in round one!
124 players were nominated to represent their country over the course of the inaugural ATP Cup in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney. It is a team game after all but bare from the usual suspects, which individuals stood out? Casper Ruud – Norway Casper has been one of my favourite players to watch come up through the rankings over the last 12 months or so. Even I was surprised by his start to the season but he really took the game to his opponents. His main weapon is his forehand and he was so strong in his wins against Fognini and … Continue reading ATP Cup is a team game but which individuals stood out?
Coming into your last tournament of the year on the back of eight straight defeats and potentially finishing the year outside the top 80 was a scary prospect for Kyle Edmund but the Brit has looked so invested in his opening two matches at the Paris Masters. Tuesday saw an impressive 6-4 6-3 win against Ricardas Berankis who came through qualifying. The Brit looked strong and at home on the court which is something we haven’t seen this year. It was one of those performances where you say if you could bottle it then it would be great. Role on … Continue reading Edmund see’s off Schwartzman and you wouldn’t rule him out against an unconvincing Djokovic!
I watched the draw in pure disbelief! What a draw we have and the opening round match-ups even without the top eight in action is stunning! Denis Shapovalov v Felix Auger-Aliassime Wow. Two Canadians who are good friends and have explosive games! Felix is big off the forehand as we know and if he can get that time to unleash then he will be difficult to play against. I like Denis’ game it is full of imagination but there is one thing that bothered me. I saw a video on Twitter of Denis’ best shots from Barcelona and they were … Continue reading Madrid; Men’s round one match-ups 😯🤩
The Masters and Premier draws are always packed and as ever some of the best singles players in the world will also be doubling up this week in Madrid but who is playing? The first big name on the sheet is Simona Halep. The former champion here will be with fellow Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu and up against a fellow Romanian in Olaru who is with Jurak. Either team will play top seeds Siniakova and Krejcikova in round two. Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka have also doubled up again and their ranking means they receive a BYE for round one and … Continue reading The single stars who are doubling up in Madrid!
Diego Schwartzman is not a happy man and here’s why; Diego messed up the sign up form for Barcelona and with wildcards already assigned he missed out so it meant he would have to play qualifying which began on Saturday. Diego was in Monte Carlo that week and played his last singles match was Wednesday after defeat to Taylor Fritz but still opted to hang around for the doubles, so if he was that committed to competing in Barcelona and wanted some time off before the tournament knowing full well he would have to play Saturday in Barcelona why did … Continue reading Diego is annoyed but isn’t he to blame?
You could not ask for a more stunning location for a tennis tournament. April means a couple of things on the ATP tour. Clay court tennis returns and the annual love affair with the Monte Carlo Country Club is in full swing. Some have been on site for a while already and others are arriving over the coming days as the best in men’s tennis begin the fight in the first of the three Masters 1000 events on clay in the lead up to Roland Garros. Usual suspects by the coast include two time champion Novak Djokovic and a man … Continue reading It’s almost here… Monte Carlo Rolex Masters 😍