Why Washington’s reasoning for lack of main court coverage for Women’s tournament doesn’t add up…

Washington’s ‘difference in tour tier levels’ excuse for lack of women’s coverage is confusing and comparison with Beijing just doesn’t add up. The ATP event in Washington has been going for some time. In 2012 the tournament decided to add a women’s tournament to the schedule.  The men’s tournament is an ATP 500 event which has a bigger draw and bigger prize money than the women’s international event which is a lower tournament level. For 2019 the draw and prize money for the singles was; Men; 64 players & $2,046,340 Women; 32 players & $250,000 Oh, that’s a difference! Over … Continue reading Why Washington’s reasoning for lack of main court coverage for Women’s tournament doesn’t add up…

A day to remember in Washington 💪🏻😭🌧🎾

Usually a man called Donald Trump takes the daily headlines in Washington but the tennis, the drama, the tears and the rain of the Citi Open made it a day to remember in the famous city. Almost a wash out…  Every year without fail it rains in Washington and tennis gods gave way around 10:30pm BST last night when play began which is 2:30pm in Washington however it did mean late starts and finishes of 3 am local time with some players including Andy Murray being very vocal about this and are considering not playing today. Over time! Noah Rubin, … Continue reading A day to remember in Washington 💪🏻😭🌧🎾

Andy Murray in tears after hard fought win at 3am in Washington!

Andy Murray has won his third consecutive three set match with a 3am finish in Washington following a superb comeback against Marius Copil leaving the Brit in tears. Marius did play a very good match hitting plenty of winners and deserves credit for a fantastic performance and praised Andy Murray for his comeback via Twitter; great battle out there @andy_murray Welcome back — Marius Copil (@MariusCopil) August 3, 2018 The fight Murray has shown this week and the level he is playing at in his third match back is remarkable and epitomises his career. He just doesn’t give up, he … Continue reading Andy Murray in tears after hard fought win at 3am in Washington!

Benoit Paire smashes three rackets, throws them and kicks chair in less than 60 seconds. Fined £12,600, fair or soft?

Well, everyone was expecting one of the biggest fines in some time after a mad 90 seconds from Benoit Paire in Washington but only £12,600 seems a little short… Coming towards the end of the third set Benoit Paire went for an overhead and hit it into the net and then this unfolded; He smashed his racket four times on the court He then threw his racket towards the net He then stamps on another racket and kicks the chair He then throws that racket before sitting down Umpire gives him a point penalty for the next game He got … Continue reading Benoit Paire smashes three rackets, throws them and kicks chair in less than 60 seconds. Fined £12,600, fair or soft?

Citi Open Preview – Andy has arrived 👋🏼 no pressure ☺️ point to prove? 💪🏻 young stars looking to impress! 🎾

Citi Open has always been a starting point for many ahead of the US Open as the tour arrives in Washington for the ATP500 event. Alex Zverev who has impressed in Masters but not Majors will be hoping to get on the front foot as the top seed but what else should we watch out for? Andy has arrived! Andy has been busy on social media and a picture of a plane ticket followed by a picture of him on court in Washington has appeared and is ready to begin his journey in the states. Andy will be up against … Continue reading Citi Open Preview – Andy has arrived 👋🏼 no pressure ☺️ point to prove? 💪🏻 young stars looking to impress! 🎾

Citi Open 2015 Preview – Andy Murray v Teymuraz Gabashvili

This year is the first time since 2006 Andy Murray has played the CitiOpen in Washington with his last match there being in the final back in 2006 where he lost to current French Davis Cup captain Arnaud Clement 6-7 2-6. However 9 years later his first round opponent will be Teymuraz Gabashvili who beat Benjamin Becker 4-6 6-1 6-3 to advance to the second round. I don’t really know too much about Gabashvili but have done some research into the Russian currently ranked at 53 in the world and a few weeks ago hit his career high of 50 … Continue reading Citi Open 2015 Preview – Andy Murray v Teymuraz Gabashvili

Citi Open 2015 – Andy Murray and Daniel Nestor defeated in the doubles!

In one of the final matches of the day at the Citi Open in Washington Andy Murray and Canada’s Daniel Nestor came up against the third seeds Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea in the first round of the doubles tournament but sadly couldn’t secure the win despite winning the first set. Nestor and Murray quickly secured the first set taking it 6-2 and looked well in control of the match at this point with just two points dropped on the first serve and the only break point Bopanna and Mergea had was saved. The second set was the complete opposite … Continue reading Citi Open 2015 – Andy Murray and Daniel Nestor defeated in the doubles!