A week at the O2 in London has really wet the appetite for the 2020 season. We had it all: upsets, debutants, brilliance, concerns and it has opened up some question for next year. What happened to Daniil? Probably the most disappointing performer from the week if I’m honest. We have seen Daniil take players apart from the baseline all year and since Wimbledon has been like a machine but in London burnt out. There wasn’t really part of his game which stood out for me and if anything has revisited that question about trying to generate more off the … Continue reading Thoughts from an incredible week in London!
Wednesday was a wild day and night in London. Only Stefanos Tsitsipas has confirmed his place in the next round of the competition following his excellent performance against Alex Zverev in straight sets. It was a very competitive start to the match from both players but it was only the 21 year old who could sustain his level during the match with the German struggling and completely dropping off. The pressure was on the defending champion as he came into this meeting with Stefanos having lost their previous three with two of them this year but the Greek won in … Continue reading Stefanos turns on the style again as Rafa comes back from the brink but his fate is out of his hands!
2019 has not been a great season for Sascha Zverev but this was by far his best performance as he looks to defend his title in London. There were doubts over Nadal coming into this following the abdominal injury he picked up in Paris but all noise has been he is better. I didn’t think he dealt with the pace well and the pace Zverev generated kept pushing him back. After dropping the first set 6-2 it did look like being a quick night for Rafa who hasn’t come from a set down at the tour finals since 2015 and … Continue reading One way traffic! Zverev dominates in 6-2 6-4 win against Nadal!
With just over four days until the ATP World Tour Finals get underway, the draw has been made for the season finale. Rafael Nadal who had to withdraw from his Paris Masters semi-finals with an abdominal injury is in the draw and is expected to train on Thursday and Friday. The groups names this year will be; Singles Andre Agassi Bjorn Borg Doubles Max Mirnyi Jonas Bjorkman After over a 40 minute delay we had our draw get underway! Group Andre Agassi Rafael Nadal Daniil Medvedev Stefanos Tsitsipas Alex Zverev Group Bjorn Borg Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Dominic Thiem Matteo … Continue reading ATP World Tour Finals Draw
The final Masters 1000 event of the year has come to an end. Not only is it the final one of the year but also of the decade. At the home of the Cirque Du Soleil in Paris the ATP tour made it’s final stop of the year as the players look to end their season on a high. Who left Paris on a high and who left with something to think about going into the off season? Khachanov’s early exit Defending any title is a tough thing to do on the tour. I didn’t expect Karen to but I … Continue reading A week in Paris always leaves us with plenty to think about as the season edges towards the finale!
The final showdown in London is around the corner. Debutants, defending champion, history makers, history chasers and the future of tennis will battle to end the season with the last piece of silverware but who is in London? Novak Djokovic Well, he is the favourite right? He is the five time champion but has won the tour finals since 2015 and has lost on his last two appearances in the final to Murray and Zverev. It has been a good year for Novak picking up two majors and the Masters event in Madrid as well as title in Tokyo. He … Continue reading London Calling; The top 8 are on route to the O2!
Denis’ first! It has been coming and I’m pleased it did. After seven semi-final defeats on the trot for Denis Shapovalov the Canadian went not one but two better. Not only did he make his first ATP tour final but he won his first title against Filip Krajinovic in Stockholm ending his week without a set drop. This is a big milestone for Denis in what is set to be a busy end of season for him with him expected to take part in Paris, Next Gen Finals and Davis Cup finals. Unfortunately he fell at the first hurdle in … Continue reading Denis’ first 🏆 Sascha’s slip 🤦🏼♂️ Who is Jannick Sinner? 🇮🇹 Daniil’s rest 😴 & why Jack Sock could end 2019 without a ranking… 📉