That time of year after New York is always in limbo, soo much happens its like that period between Christmas and New Year where you just don’t know the day of the week, so what has been happening since the final major of the year came to an end? Congratulations are in order for Karen Khachanov who became a dad. Also congratulations to Lucas Pouille and Feliciano Lopez who got married to their respective partners. Rafael Nadal is also due to get married in the next week. Naomi Osaka won in Osaka at the third time of asking having made … Continue reading Since New York; Weddings 🎩 Births 👶🏼 Exhibitions 📅 Injuries 🤕 Losing Streaks 😬 Bizarre Results 🧐 Winners 🏆 & Much More 🎾
Novak Djokovic v Philip Kohlschreiber I suppose opening rounds don’t get tougher than this. Novak will be looking at this one and the first thing that will be on his mind will be the defeat to Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells 6-4 6-4 earlier on this year. The good news for Novak is that since then they have met twice with Novak coming through on both occassions. They did meet at this stage of Wimbledon four years ago with Novak going through in straight sets and I expect Philip to really give him problems but over five sets I only see … Continue reading Wimbledon Round 1 – Novak v Philip, Naomi v Poots, Coco v Venus & many more!
The Masters and Premier draws are always packed and as ever some of the best singles players in the world will also be doubling up this week in Madrid but who is playing? The first big name on the sheet is Simona Halep. The former champion here will be with fellow Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu and up against a fellow Romanian in Olaru who is with Jurak. Either team will play top seeds Siniakova and Krejcikova in round two. Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka have also doubled up again and their ranking means they receive a BYE for round one and … Continue reading The single stars who are doubling up in Madrid!
Bernard Tomic ended his week almost in tears saying he has never been much happier than what he has done at the 250 event in Chengdu. Bernard was ranked down at 250+ in May and is now guaranteed top 80 which means direct entry into the Australian Open where he was famously denied a wildcard at the beginning of the year. He came through qualifying in Chengdu winning 7 matches in almost as many days and on route to his first title in a few years saved 5 match points, 4 of them being in the final! I have to … Continue reading Happiness, Emotion and Fight – Bernard Tomic’ week in Chengdu
Well, it’s fair to say Marco Trungelliti has produced one of the most wonderful stories of the year. The Argentine who is 28 and is ranked at 190 in the world lost in Roland Garros qualifying but is soo far down the order of lucky losers to get into the main draw he headed to Barcelona only to find out last minute he got a place in the draw! During the afternoon he drove himself, coach, mum and his Nan from Barcelona to Paris spending almost 10 hours in the car arriving at his hotel just before midnight. Organisers at … Continue reading Marco Trungelliti – Lucky loser, Barcelona to Paris, Midnight arrival, First match of day and a win!
Fireworks. Oh yes, it’s about to get good and it’s only round one of Roland Garros! Bernard Tomic who ended up being the first ‘celebrity’ (and I use that term loosely) to ever walk-out of the Australian version of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here has qualified for Roland Garros. Qualification for Roland Garros seems to have come with some praise which is totally undeserved. Effort should not be praised by a sportsman who has openly admitted to being bored on court before… Have I missed something but why has Bernard Tomic qualifying for #RolandGarros created soo many … Continue reading Roland Garros Preview – Nick Kyrgios v Bernard Tomic
The Roland Garros draw is out and my hasn’t it thrown up some interesting battles and stories as two weeks of world class tennis is set to begin in the French capital so let’s have a look at the talking points; there is only one player in Rafael’s Nadal quarter of the draw ranked inside the top 10 in the world, Kevin Anderson! Juan Martin Del Potro is in the bottom half of the first draw and is up against Nicholas Mahut in R1 with Britain’s Kyle Edmund in this quarter up against Alex De Minaur. In the third quarter … Continue reading Roland Garros 2018 – The Draw