Who starred at the Sunshine Double?

The sunshine double has come to an end. Two weeks at Indian Wells and Miami have provided us with some great memories but who surprised us during this month of tennis? Bianca Andreescu I can’t really start anywhere else, Bianca won Indian Wells and continued her good form in Miami before pulling out injured. Most wins on the tour and first wildcard to win Indian Wells, she has brought her dominative tennis to the court with her forehand and variety causing havoc for the best on the tour. Hubert Hurkacz Hubert really did make a name for himself at both … Continue reading Who starred at the Sunshine Double?

Barty Party & No. 101 for Roger

The sunshine double has come to an end. Dominic Thiem and Bianca Andreescu were champions in the desert and now in it’s new home at the Hard Rock Stadium it was another new name with Ash Barty taking the title as well as a fella who has a few to his name Roger Federer. For Ash this is her biggest title to date. I was lucky enough to see Ash live in Melbourne as she took on Maria Sakkari and I am pleased but also slightly surprised by what she has done in Miami. Wins against Bertens, Kvitova, Kontaveit and … Continue reading Barty Party & No. 101 for Roger

Relentless Halep advances in Miami

Her best performance of the season. It’s a weird one as world number one is on the line and she will get it if she wins in Miami but it wouldn’t be the end of the world if she didn’t win here despite what she has done so far as it would set her up for a great clay season. Today’s performance was very good! She stood strong on the baseline, moved incredibly well covering the court superbly well and her ground strokes were impeccable! Have a look at this one… You have to see it to believe it! πŸ‘€@Simona_Halep#MiamiOpen … Continue reading Relentless Halep advances in Miami

β€œRethink” for next year; Djokovic not happy with early exit

Novak Djokovic is not a happy man. The world number one is in no danger of losing that ranking but another poor showing at the sunshine double has led to question his preparation for the tournament After winning in Melbourne he decided to take an extended break from 27th Jan until the beginning of Indian Wells two weeks ago but a third round exit there and a fourth round exit here to Agut has led him to admit he will be rethinking his preparations for 2020. It was a strange match against Agut who I will be writing about in … Continue reading β€œRethink” for next year; Djokovic not happy with early exit

Felix Auger-Aliassime; Rio Final, Tsitsipas win, First Masters Quarter-Final

Felix Auger-Aliassime is into his first Masters 1000 quarter final. The Canadian has been on the radar for some time and has made his name on the challenger tour before some breakthrough performances last year but this year he has been making a name for himself. The 18 year old has won 14 of his last 17 matches which includes making the final of Rio where he saw off some impressive and tough clay court opponents in Munar, Cuevas and Fognini before losing to the inform Dere in the final. It was a bit of a surprise to us all … Continue reading Felix Auger-Aliassime; Rio Final, Tsitsipas win, First Masters Quarter-Final

Borna Coric 4-6 6-3 6-2 Nick Kyrgios; Code violations, smashed rackets, point penalties, swearing and some Tennis!

I don’t really know where to begin… Firstly congratulations to Borna Coric for the win in an action packed match. We had it all; Both Nick and Borna were given code violations for smashing rackets but it was Nick who got the further warning which resulted in a point penalty in the final set for telling someone in the crowd to f**k off… However there was some tennis played this afternoon; We saw the full repertoire of Nick on offer once again today with his big serve, forehand, the tweener and plenty of net play but Coric stayed focused. Coric … Continue reading Borna Coric 4-6 6-3 6-2 Nick Kyrgios; Code violations, smashed rackets, point penalties, swearing and some Tennis!

Simona Halep; 6-3 6-3 βœ… Forehand βœ… Movement βœ… Serve βœ… Knee πŸ€”

24 hours ago I would have said Simona Halep looked on the ropes following her win against Hercog but the Romanian has delivered her best performance of the week when it matters. Earlier on in the week I said that she needed to get out of second gear, she didn’t really do that yesterday and her movement yesterday was lacking big time but today was like another player. She moved around that court with elegance and that meant one thing she managed to get her forehand and backhand firing with confidence, pace and she hit it soo flat it caused … Continue reading Simona Halep; 6-3 6-3 βœ… Forehand βœ… Movement βœ… Serve βœ… Knee πŸ€”