Stats can be deceiving as Tsitsipas’ backhand does more damage than numbers suggest!

In Tennis it is too easy to get involved in statistics without looking at the play and the patterns in a match. If you look at Stefanos Tsitsipas’ stats from the ATP World Tour Finals in London it does open up one question… Aces – 32 Double Faults – 5 Forehand Winners – 51 Forehand Errors – 38 Backhand Winners – 18 Backhand Errors – 30 Net Points Won – 60/74 Break Points Won – 10/20 Break Points Saved – 23/27 What about the backhand? Stefanos is known for having one of those Hollywood one-handed backhands but he has become … Continue reading Stats can be deceiving as Tsitsipas’ backhand does more damage than numbers suggest!

The captivating, tenacious & puzzle solving Greek from Athens has all the attributes to be the best!

Stefanos Tsitipsas has the game to get to the very top of mens tennis. The man from Greece isn’t afraid of producing an upset. His well executed game and his incredibly strong personality will make him a force to reckon with over the coming years. We have some incredible mental strength from Stefanos over the course of the season. Federer in Melbourne, Nadal in Madrid, Djokovic in Shanghai and Federer in London. It has been the most captivating year from Stefanos. I was there in Melbourne and the mania he created with his results especially that 6-7 7-6 7-5 7-6 … Continue reading The captivating, tenacious & puzzle solving Greek from Athens has all the attributes to be the best!

Thoughts from an incredible week in London!

A week at the O2 in London has really wet the appetite for the 2020 season. We had it all: upsets, debutants, brilliance, concerns and it has opened up some question for next year. What happened to Daniil? Probably the most disappointing performer from the week if I’m honest. We have seen Daniil take players apart from the baseline all year and since Wimbledon has been like a machine but in London burnt out. There wasn’t really part of his game which stood out for me and if anything has revisited that question about trying to generate more off the … Continue reading Thoughts from an incredible week in London!

Stefanos Tsitsipas, ATP World Tour Finals Champion!

The 50th final of the ATP World Tour Finals had two players who will be around at the top of the game for some time. They may not be the usual suspects at the very top of mens tennis but they will be here for some time. It is the first time since Miami in 2010 that an event entered by all of Federer, Djokovic and Nadal finished without one of them in the final which is quite spectacular. Debutant Stefanos Tsitsipas was the youngest finalist on debut since Del Potro in 2009 and Dominic Thiem finally after three attempts … Continue reading Stefanos Tsitsipas, ATP World Tour Finals Champion!

Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 Federer – Scintillating Stefanos is at it again!

There is just something about this man from Athens who just never gives in. For just 21 years of age the mental strength of Stefanos Tsitsipas is quite remarkable. Throughout the season I have seen him orchestrate his way past difficult opponents in tough settings. Whether it has been this week in London, Melbourne or Madrid it has been flawless and I take my hat off to him. To be performing like this at 21 years old and keeping all the emotions of the match in check is quite remarkable. He set out his stall very quickly and just seemed … Continue reading Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 Federer – Scintillating Stefanos is at it again!

Stefanos turns on the style again as Rafa comes back from the brink but his fate is out of his hands!

Wednesday was a wild day and night in London. Only Stefanos Tsitsipas has confirmed his place in the next round of the competition following his excellent performance against Alex Zverev in straight sets. It was a very competitive start to the match from both players but it was only the 21 year old who could sustain his level during the match with the German struggling and completely dropping off. The pressure was on the defending champion as he came into this meeting with Stefanos having lost their previous three with two of them this year but the Greek won in … Continue reading Stefanos turns on the style again as Rafa comes back from the brink but his fate is out of his hands!

Did Daniil rely too much on previous success as Stefanos put on a mature display in London?

Daniil Medvedev came into this first round robin match against Stefanos Tsitsipas with a perfect 5-0 record against the 21 year old. Tsitsipas is the youngest competitor in London this year but put on one of the most mature performances on debut but was helped out by a Russian who seemed to rely on previous success to see him through. Following their meeting in Shanghai, Stefanos described his game as boring to play against. How did the effective style of Medvedev become problematic and for only the second time in 78 matches this year how did he not create a … Continue reading Did Daniil rely too much on previous success as Stefanos put on a mature display in London?