The final Masters 1000 event of the year is here. We began in California before heading off to Miami. A trip to Europe to play on some clay took us around Monte-Carlo, Madrid and Rome in quick succession. A break then took us to Cincinnati followed by a trip to Canada. Once the final major of the year was done and dusted the tour diverted to Asia with the Shanghai Masters taking centre stage and now it comes to Paris for the 9th and final Masters of the year. After 3 years of Djokovic domination in the French capital we … Continue reading Destination London, but first a stop off in Paris!
The race for London has not been as tight as this for some time. Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Medvedev and Thiem are in. Stefanos Tsitsipas’s qualification is all but confirmed. The top eight qualify which leaves two spaces left. A week in Shanghai should put a little daylight between some and there is still plenty of tennis to be played but it might come down the wire at the Paris Masters. Who is in contention for final two spots? Roberto Bautista Agut He is in one of the lead positions right now. His season has dipped and retirement in Beijing hasn’t … Continue reading With Tsitsipas all but confirmed, who are the seven possible players battling for last two spots in London?
It has been an incredible couple of days down in New York. With round one now over who has caught the eye down at Flushing Meadows? Vasek Pospisil 4-6 7-5 7-5 4-6 6-3 Karen Khachanov Vasek has his first main draw win in a year following a rough time with injury. Karen Khachanov will be gutted to go home so early in a major following a good run of performances but he didn’t get going. Karen played ok but that was it. I never saw him take the initiative and try and go for it against the Canadian, instead he … Continue reading Who stole the headlines at the opening round matches at US Open?
Not a good day for Spanish players at Wimbledon. Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista Agut have gone home where as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have once more advanced to a Wimbledon final. Bautista Agut who of course missed his own stag do but his friends did travel from Ibiza to London for his match against Djokovic fell in the first match of the day in four sets. Djokovic got off to a good start, slipped up in the second but Bautista Agut even though in the third and fourth was under relentless pressure from the world number one he … Continue reading Federer & Djokovic through in four as the two Spaniards fall!
We have our final four with just one surprise. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are all there as expected but also a player who wasn’t expecting to be in his first Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon is Roberto Bautista Agut. Novak Djokovic v Roberto Bautista Agut Where better to start? Roberto Bautista Agut actually had his ‘stag do’ planned for now but hasn’t been able to head off to Ibiza with his friends but his friends have gone and will be back for his semi-final with Djokovic on Friday afternoon… The Spaniard has had a good run to … Continue reading The Final Four; Three usual faces and a new one…
On Monday, 16 men and 16 women will battle for a place in the quarter finals. 32 will become 16 but who will be the final eight on both the men’s a women side? Women’s Bottom Half Maybe looking ahead but a guarantee is that we will have a first time Wimbledon finalist! In the bottom half of the draw we have; Elina Svitolina v Petra Martic Karolina Muchova v Karolina Pliskova Simona Halep v Coco Gauff Shuai Zheng v Dayana Yastremska No of the eight players have been to a Wimbledon and now one will. But first, we have … Continue reading Wimbledon; Middle Monday Preview
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 😍