This last week saw the final stint in Asia for the men as they competed in the Shanghai Masters. Some of the WTA stars stayed in Tianjin and some of the women returned to Europe in Linz. So what happened? The question is, what didn’t happen? The week isn’t even over yet! Murray/Fognini drama… We all saw it, but if not here it is… This is the rundown version… Fognini shouted as Murray played an overhead at the net. Before the change of ends Fognini then shouted to Murray “stop looking at me”. This continued at the net with Murray … Continue reading Shanghai Showdown 🤯 Bartoli’s back 👋🏻 Del Potro set back 🇦🇷 Federer 2023? 🧐 Naomi Osaka 🇯🇵 or 🇺🇸? Bublik’s retirement 🤦🏼♂️ & more! 🎾
The four majors are over but the season is far from over. Some players are already in Asia for the next swing of the tour and some will follow suit too before a trip back to Europe and then season ending championships in Shenzhen and London. But, what is everyone up to? Serena’s plans? Nothing official out of the camp but Patrick Mouratoglou has had his say which you’d expect. He told ESPN that he doesn’t expect Serena to play before the WTA Finals in Shenzhen. Serena hasn’t qualified and is in 5th spot with 3985 points which is about … Continue reading Serena & Rafa’s plans? 🗺 A returning Argentine 🇦🇷 Kevin calls time on 2019 🤕 3 WTA stars off to Harvard Business School 💼 Laver Cup 🇨🇭 Tsitsipas’ social hiatus 💻
10 years ago Juan Martin Del Potro won the US Open. This next sentence is one I didn’t know where to begin with so I thought I’d let you know that. Over the ten years a lot has happened. How would I define the ten years for Del Potro? In four words? Fulfilled, Resilient, Joy & Hope. People will say, how can it be fulfilled when he’s been injured a lot. Think of what he has achieved for a moment and the memories he has created. Since that final in 2009 he has missed almost four to five years of … Continue reading 10 years on from that night in New York; Juan Martin Del Potro has created a legacy of resilience, fulfilment, joy & hope
Get well soon Del Po! I didn’t know where to begin this piece. I’m sat on a train to Birmingham and I know what I want to write but putting it down is difficult. Juan Martin Del Potro could have played the last match of his career. The tour giant has had more than his fair share of battles in tennis. Injury has halted him from producing prolonged brilliance and prevented us from watching it. Del Potro has had plenty of issues with his wrists as we know but last year he fractured his knee cap. He had surgery, recovered … Continue reading ‘Hope’ – Juan Martin Del Potro hopes to fully recover but he doesn’t know if his last match was his last
It is possible we might not see Juan Martin Del Potro again this season. Surgery is needed for the Argentine on his right knee having fractured his knee cap once again. The Argentine had only played in five tournaments this year having recovered from the same injury but a slip on the grass at Queens has once again halted his season. A statement from his team read; “The medical studies done last night in a clinic in London show that Juan Martin Del Potro has suffered again a fracture in the right patella. After consultation with his doctor, Angel Cotorro, … Continue reading Juan Martin del Potro out with fractured knee cap again!
Rain brought an early end to play at London and Birmingham yesterday with not one match completed in London. Today saw a better day for both but first round play in London is still not complicated on a big day across the UK and Europe as the grass court season continues. Jo out! Bit of a shock but Johanna Konta is out. The British number one never really got going and if you compare the performance today to the one against Ostapenko it was night and day. The Latvian was ruthless against Swiatek in round one and looked so composed … Continue reading Konta ❌ Venus ✅ Barty ✅ Del Potro’s knee 🙏🏻 Boys battle in Halle 💪🏻
The other day I did go in a little on Denis Shapovalov for his form this year. His performance against Juan Martin Del Potro at Queens was much better but still problematic. Relaxed and patient are two words I would use to describe Juan Martin Del Potro’s performance. The Argentine did his bit well, he served well and didn’t face a break point in the entire match. Shapovalov did his bit to a point. Her served well and his forehand I thought was on form. His serve isn’t a part of his game in which we speak an awful lot … Continue reading Patience Prevails; Del Potro 7-5 6-4 Shapovalov