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?
The highest ranked American on the combined tours right now is Serena Williams but despite being 37 the 23 time major champion is still on top but sadly won’t be here forever. Who should we be looking out for in the future but also at the US Open? Sofia Kenin The 20 year old is having a very good season. She has just broken top 25 in the world and I like her fearless and no nonsense approach. She’s won titles in Hobart and Mallorca this year on the singles tour with also a doubles title in Auckland with Eugenie … Continue reading Kenin, Anisimova, Fritz, Gauff & McNally; American’s looking to make a mark in New York!
The Next Gen finals is here. I have to be honest as ever and I am super excited for it. The top eight players under 21 who haven’t qualified for London will be at the Fiera Milano stadium as the tournament looks to progress from last years opener. ATP’s Lesson’s Learnt? Learning lessons is a big part of life and tennis and the ATP got the draw ceremony horribly wrong last year with models walking down a cat-walk with a player in hand and would remove an item of clothing to determine what group they were in. It was one … Continue reading Next Gen ATP Finals – Who’s in? Rules? Lesson’s Learnt?
The journey to Flushing Meadows begins. The US Hard Court Series kicks off in Atlanta 862 miles south-west of the Billie Jean King Tennis Centre, so who will be kicking off in Atlanta? Nick Kyrgios Nick is the second seed here in Atlanta so the pressure is on! He had a good grass court season and there is an added pressure this second half of the season to end it on a high following injury issues and it is a shame but he is only 23 so there is plenty of time but time waits for no one. I want … Continue reading The ATP stars ready to take on Atlanta as US Open Series begins!
19 year old Taylor Fritz is tipped for a big future on the tour and after making the final of his first event last year in Memphis the teenager is back with a bang in the Californian desert as he followed up his impressive win against Benoit Paire with his first top ten win against Marin Cilic. Taylor has a good baseline game where he is strong off the backhand and forehand as well as some good net skills. Next up for Taylor is a match against Malek Jaziri with a place in the quarter finals up for grabs against potentially … Continue reading Indian Wells 2017 – Fritz claims first top 10 win
Tennis isn’t just about forehands and backhands but one major part of the game is the physical side. One player who puts in a hell of a shift is David Ferrer. Ferrer turns 34 in just over a week but he is still one of the fittest players on the tour which will be a tough ask for Taylor Fritz to get past in Miami. Taylor Fritz has had a good breakthrough year on the tour so far making his first tour final in Memphis against Kei Nishikori and was unlucky to lose but now he faces probably his biggest … Continue reading Fritz set for tough test against Ferrer in Miami
Plenty of positives for Robson despite defeat! At the end of the day a match is judged upon whether you won it or not. Laura Robson may not have won against Rybarikova in round one however she can be very proud of her performance. The Brit went 30-0 up and then hit four double faults in a row which was a bit of a worry but to her credit her serve improved finishing the match with 56% of first serves in which isn’t bad at all and looked pretty confident with her ground strokes especially the forehand. Laura hit 12 … Continue reading Indian Wells – Edmund, Del Potro, Wildcards + Robson!