Getting to the final of the ATP Finals in London has been quite the journey from twelve months ago. Last year Michael Venus (32) and Raven Klaasen (37) made they debut in London. A round robin exit was a sad ending to their debut year together but a year of plenty of positives. For Mahut and Herbert the end of 2018 was a tough one to take. From 7-5 up they lost the final to Bryan/Sock 13-11 in the final tie-break as they looked to complete the ultimate set of all majors and the tour finals trophy. Venus and Klaasen … Continue reading Herbert & Mahut win in London!
No Andy, No Jamie and No Kyle in London. Who is the only British participant at the World Tour Finals in London this year? Joe Salisbury. Joe has had a big breakthrough in the last 12 months reaching a career high of 19 on the doubles and is currently just inside the top 30 having been outside top 100 at the beginning of 2018. He isn’t British number one but is the only Brit involved at the World Tour Finals. Since September last year he has been paired up with Rajeev Ram and have created a successful partnership. The American/British … Continue reading Joe Salisbury; The only British participant at the ATP World Tour Finals! So where is his Davis Cup nomination?
We know who Andy Murray will face on his competitive return too tennis. He and his new doubles partner for Queens Club Feliciano Lopez will be up against the top seeds from Colombia Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah. The Colombian duo have been together since 2010 on and off winning 11 titles together including titles in Rome and Barcelona this year on the clay. Feliciano Lopez has come up against them before when he joined up with Carreno Busta in Barcelona but the Spanish duo lost 6-4 2-6 10-12 against the number five team. They recently made it to … Continue reading Andy Murray & Feliciano Lopez v Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah
Not one but two British players walked away with a Sombrero in Acapulco after title wins for Jamie Murray and Heather Watson. Jamie and Bruno picked up their first title since Queens last year resulting in Jamie’s 20th career doubles title as he and his partner put on a good week in the Mexican heat to secure their first silverware of the season. Heather Watson teamed up with Tatjana Maria for the week in Acapulco and it turned out to be one to remember with them also picking up the women’s doubles title. Continue reading Brit double at the doubles in Acapulco!
Records continue to be broken at this year’s Roland Garros with Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia ending France’ wait for a french duo to win the women’s doubles at Roland Garros for the first time since 1971 a 45 year wait. The champions back in 1971 were Gail Chanfreau and Francoise Durr and since then many have tried but the young French duo who have also been a pivotal part of France getting to the Fed Cup final were exceptional once again winning their fourth title of the year and their biggest of their career. The whole match was intense … Continue reading Mladenovic and Garcia win Roland Garros doubles title!
Well it’s been on the cards for a while but as of Monday Jamie Murray will be officially ranked world number one after Marcelo Melo was defeated in R2 of Indian Wells. Jamie himself didn’t have a great tournament at Indian Wells with he and his partner Bruno Soares falling in round one. It’s been a remarkable journey for Jamie who is now the best doubles player in the world and a year ago wasn’t high enough in the rankings to even get into the main draw of Indian Wells! Jamie Murray and John Peers were one of the teams … Continue reading Jamie Murray – World number 1!!!!
Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares have only been playing with each other for about a month but are the form team on the tour with them winning Sydney prior to winning their first Grand Slam title together and Jamie’s first with him in his third final running! The first set didn’t exactly go to plan for Jamie and Bruno dropping it to the experienced Nestor and Stepanek but staged a great comeback to go on to win their first major title 2-6 6-4 7-5! Doubles tennis right now for me is at the very top and for Jamie to be … Continue reading Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares win doubles title in Melbourne!