Sunday was not a day of rest at Flushing Meadows. Comebacks, surprises and for some business as usual ahead of the second week of the final major of 2019. Federer’s 56th Major Quarter Final! Quite the record for Roger Federer, he may not have won at Flushing Meadows for 10 years but the former world number one has grown into the tournament. He began with a couple of difficult four set wins but in the last two rounds has bulldozed through Dan Evans and David Goffin to make the second week once again. Next up for Federer is a match … Continue reading Djokovic 🚑 Federer’s 56th QF 🏅 JoKo’s comeback 🤩 Serena’s 99th win ✅ No Barty party 🎉 Wang Qiang’s form 📈 Stan’s still the man 💪🏻 & Medvedev’s still making friends 👀
The final major of the year is here. With the main draw not even underway at Flushing Meadows the stories coming out have been pretty big. Serena v Maria Where do I start? First round at the US Open where they’ve never played before we have two of the greatest battling it out. Serena leads the H2H at 19-2 and the two haven’t played since Melbourne in 2016. Read more about the match-up and other interesting round one clashes below; All Eyes On… Amanda Anisimova On this piece I wrote here (below) during Cincinnati I spoke about some Americans to … Continue reading The talking points ahead of the final major of the year 🗽
2018 gave us a lot of memories. First major titles, big comebacks and the unexpected but here are my five title highlights from the year. Caroline Wozniacki – Australian Open This has to be my highlight of the year. This final between Caro and Simona was so intense and the battle to the title was something incredible. At the time it was unfair there had to be a loser. For Caro the win and the title is a great achievement but if you think back to the heartache she has suffered in her career and how close she has come … Continue reading 5 titles, 5 remarkable stories from 2018
The first five months of the season was a car crash. Djokovic fell to Hyeon Chung in the fourth round of Melbourne and following then he had a break. What followed went from bad to worse. First round defeats in Miami and Indian Wells were followed by poor showings in Monte-Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid and at this point his season win/loss was 6/6. Djokovic then arrived in Rome. He had a good week making the semi-finals after seeing off Nishikori but losing to Nadal ended his run. Roland Garros came and it was a challenge for the Serb who had … Continue reading A phenomenal year by the worlds best!
Over the last 12 months we have seen some impressive comebacks on the men’s tour. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal came back after lengthy time away from the game and revisited their scheduling to improve their chances where it mattered and picked up major titles. Novak Djokovic missed the entire second half of last season and in February had surgery once more following his return in Australia which fell short. He changed his coaching team and with this elbow issue mixed up his serve. It took time and probably more than he expected. I said going to Miami and Indian … Continue reading Most impressive comeback? Federer? Nadal? It’s got to be Djokovic!
Novak Djokovic has done it again. As the fortnight at Flushing Meadows progressed it felt like it was going to happen once more. On Friday night he saw of Kei Nishikori with ease, a set was not dropped. Likewise tonight but the Argentine made him work a little bit harder but he didn’t have to be at his very best as he secured his 14th Grand Slam title which leaves him in joint third position now on the toes of Rafa and Roger following a stunning summer of tennis. This man is a different animal. The way he defends the … Continue reading A different animal!
R1 is done. We have seen big upsets, comebacks, withdrawals and much more over the last 48 hours, so what are the stories? Halep out! This is the main story, Simona Halep has been dumped out of Flushing Meadows by Kaia Kanepi who was too strong from the baseline and Halep could not shift the momentum. She was a break down in set two and clawed it back but couldn’t gain any rhythm. The only good news Halep can take from this is that she will not lose her number one ranking. Andy recovers! Andy Murray had a bit of … Continue reading US Open R1 Round Up – Halep out ❌ Dimitrov confidence crisis 😞 Andy’s comeback 💪🏻 Garbine & Sloane impress 👌🏻 Edmund’s ill 🤧 Stan wins 🦁 Usual winners ✅ & Youngsters impress 👍🏻