Jannik Sinner was never in Milan to just make up the numbers however little did we expect the Italian to walk away with the title. To put it into perspective Sinner had only played 16 tour level career matches coming into the event and after 21 has a title! Sinner who is 18 trains with Ricardo Piatti at his academy and there have been plenty of rumours he will join Sharapova in 2020. The Italian who made the semi-finals in Antwerp recently his best ATP run has been overlooked for the Davis Cup and they may regret that now. He … Continue reading Sinner the Winner! 8th seed & wildcard wins NextGen Finals in Milan!
For Frances Tiafoe his season has come to an end maybe earlier than he’d have hoped for. I said in a preview piece he had a point to prove in what was his final appearance at the NextGen finals and I feel like we are walking into 2020 with a few more questions than answers. Offering questions but not answers… I’ve watched a lot of Frances this week and I’ve liked what I have seen but I do feel he does face an uphill battle in matches. Frances isn’t going to hit you off the court and will offer questions … Continue reading Frances in Milan; Questions but little answers 🤷🏼♂️ standout shot 🧐 digging deep 💪🏻 2020 🔮
After the first couple of days it did look like we were heading this way and after topping their groups and dominating their semi-finals we will have a first meeting between Alex de Minaur and Jannik Sinner. Sinner who entered as a wildcard for the NextGen finals in his home country has entertained the locals in Milan winning three of his four matches on route to the final. De Minaur has delivered. Last years runner up and top seed really found his gear after a faltering start. The 20 year olds big breakthrough year has been exceptional. About to embark … Continue reading NextGen Final; highest ranked vs lowest ranked but it’s set to be a close encounter!
The NextGen Finals in Milan has been an epic watch so far. With one round robin match left each there is still much to play for on Thursday. Demon finding form! Alex de Minaur has been finding his form after a bit of a struggle during his first match against Davidovich Fokina. I was worried that the Australian was a bit tired following an intense few weeks on the tour and still quite a bit of tennis to play. Despite dropping one set he still looked in good form as he dominated the baseline much better today against Kecmanovic. Dropping … Continue reading Milan; Demon finding form 😈 Foki injury 🚑 Casper up & running 💪🏻 Frances edges past erratic Humbert ✅
Following a very close battle between Casper Ruud and Miomir Kecmanovic with the Serb coming through in straight sets it was time for Australia v Spain. Alex de Minaur who was runner-up here last year to Stefanos Tsitsipas is the top seed up against last minute inclusion Alejandro Davidovich Fokina from Spain who has made most of his noise on the challenger circuit and qualified following Shapovalov’s withdrawal. The Spaniard however knows how to cause an upset defeating Gael Monfils in Estoril earlier this year. De Minaur has gone from strength to strength and will finish the year inside the … Continue reading Alex de Minaur 4-2 3-4 4-1 4-1 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
The final eight are on route. A chance to finish the season with some silverware at the Next Gen Finals in Milan but who will reign champion at the championships? Stefanos Tsitsipas will not be at the event as he has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Felix Auger-Aliassime was due to play but an injury has ruled him out of the event. Alex De Minaur Ranked – 28 Age – 21 Nationality – Australian A very good year for Alex, if anything an underrated year from the Australian. Three titles this year in Sydney, Atlanta and … Continue reading Which NextGen stars are heading to Milan for the season finale?
Roger Federer has won his 10th title at home in Basel where he was once a ball kid during the tournament many years ago for Michael Stich. The first came back in 2006 and he has dominated proceedings in the Swiss capital over the last 13 years. Quite a fun stat coming into the final, this was Roger Federer’s 157th ATP singles final where as it was only Alex De Minaur’s 108th match on the ATP tour. Alex may be disappointed with the closeness of the match but can take plenty of positives from his second career ATP 500 final … Continue reading Roger Federer wins his 10th title in Basel! 🏆🇨🇭