Out of the “top four” on the tour you would say Novak Djokovic is the probably the least liked worldwide. I’ll be honest I was never his biggest fan many years ago but admiration for someone’s talent cannot be disregarded. Novak now has 13 major titles, he seems more in control of his emotions on court, he has a family and he has recovered very well from a bad injury. Respect. Novak turned 31 a few months ago and this elbow injury where he has changed his serve has been effective as he went on to win Wimbledon and this … Continue reading This could just be the beginning of another period of domination😲
Angie Kerber winning Grand Slam titles was no fluke. It was down to sheer determination and hard work that she won two Grand Slams (Australia and New York) in 2016 and was world number one. It was her sheer determination which once more got her back on track in 2018 following a tough season in 2017. This year she has found her best tennis and no better place to put your name back on the map than at Wimbledon where she lost the final in 2016. When Kerber is playing with confidence she is a different prospect. The German number … Continue reading Kerber’s sheer determination emphasised in her brilliant defensive work!
2018 celebrated 20 years since the victory of Jana Novotna at Wimbledon. One of the greatest stories the championships has ever seen. In 1998 at the third time of trying the Czech got her hands on the title having come so close on two previous occasions with the heartache for everyone to see. During the first trophy presentation she cried her eyes out on the Duchess of Kent’s shoulder having come so close. The two struck up a friendship which was beautiful to see with the Duchess telling Jana; Don’t worry you will win this one day After her second … Continue reading How the memory of Jana Novotna lives on 20 years after her Wimbledon triumph!
Kevin Anderson at the age of 32 is currently playing his best tennis. He has always worked hard and has done so well in moving on and making people open their minds a little bit more about players with a big serve. There has always been a tour stereotype of players who are really tall having a big serve and being defined just by that and being called a ‘serve bot’ Kevin Anderson is for sure one of those players who has taken his game to the next level. He has improved his whole game and having that serve is … Continue reading Kevin Anderson – Hard work, Injury hell, Ranking hit, Comeback, Two Grand Slam finals & No.5 in the world!
10 months ago Serena Williams gave birth, it was a complicated procedure and she had to have multiple surgeries and almost lost her life. She returned to training four months later and as ever works incredibly hard. In her fourth tournament back (Wimbledon) she made the final and has taken her from not having a ranking to number 28 in the world. Respect. A lesson to us all, never write this woman off but also what a woman she is. The way she has balanced life on the tour and being a mum shows how strong she is and women … Continue reading Serena “only just getting started”
On June 5th Novak Djokovic was defeated at Roland Garros by Marco Cecchinato 6-3 7-6 1-6 7-6 (13-11) The Serb had chances especially in that fourth set to send it to five against the Italian who was exceptional throughout his stay in Paris. Following the match the press conference of the year took place and Djokovic was unfairly criticised and written off. He didn’t want to go into the big press room but decided to go in a small side room with just a few journalists who made up their mind quickly. I was seeing things saying he’s lost it, … Continue reading “Novak has found his mojo again” Please! He never lost it!
In 2016, Angie Kerber was playing the best tennis on the tour hands down! The German at the age of 28 had her best season winning in Melbourne, New York and made the final of Wimbledon a year that saw her claim world number one spot. 2017 was a write off, the form deteriorated and the ranking dropped and it is sad to see someone playing so well and how quickly that can change with her ranking dropping from world number one to number nineteen in a matter of months. This year has been a great comeback. Angie is bar … Continue reading Angie’s day! How her determination is a lesson to us all!