Roger Federer announced on his twitter account on Wednesday that his season is done. The 38 year old Swiss revealing he’s had another recent knee surgery, which will see him off the tour until 2021. The ATP Tour ground to a halt in March this year due to the pandemic, so by the time Federer returns presumably in January that’s ten months without a competitive match. Continue reading Federer is out for the rest of the year
The tennis travelling circus is descending on New York these next two weeks for the last of the Grand Slams this year, so you can bet mid town traffic and your arteries will be clogged up after you’ve eaten a hot dog from one of the street vendors in Times Square. Continue reading US Open Preview 2019
You could call it a dream final, if you’re not a Rafa fan. Either way the match up of styles regarding these two great champions makes for dynamic tennis and epic rallies. Roger has won 8 Wimbledon’s, and Novak 4, so they both know what it takes to perform at peak levels on the hallowed centre court. Continue reading Wimbledon Mens Final Preview 2019
The big 3 cruise
Federer, Novak and Rafa have all looked good in their opening rounds; only Rafa has dropped a set, last night to David Goffin, the Belgian roadrunner. Federer was tested in the 3rdround by Casper Ruud, who took him to a tiebreak in the 3rdset but came through in straight sets, hitting 11 aces and 52 winners, the Swiss plays Leonardo Mayer next who he leads 3-0 in the head to heads. Continue reading French Open Thoughts Week 1
Serena vs Osaka
This has been Naomi Osaka’s Grand Slam arrival party, the 20 year old Japanese player has lost only one set all tournament, against an in form Aryna Sabalenka in the 4thround, she has a big game and has learnt how to use it.
Change can happen fast in tennis. Coming into last years’ Australian Open Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were the overwhelming favorites to win in Melbourne, both having dominated the previous season. Continue reading Australian Open Preview