Djokovic is out, Federer is gone, there’s only one left of the big 3 and its Rafa Nadal, the bull from Mallorca, he’s in the US Open final against Daniil Medvedev, a 23 year old Russian who’s won the most matches on tour this season at 50. It’s probably a final not many predicted but Medvedev has earned his place with blistering form during the American summer, being the only player along with Lendl and Agassi to make the Washington, Cincinnati, Toronto and US Open finals in one season, but does he have a chance against Rafa? Continue reading US Open Mens Final Preview 2019
We’ve got two players at opposite ends of their careers. A 37-year-old legend of the game with 23 Slams, 72 Career titles, over US$90 million in prize money who is trying to squeeze every ounce out of a Hall of Fame career vs a 19 year old who only turned pro two years ago, couldn’t make it through qualifying at last years’ US Open but has now found herself one win away from the title. Bianca Andreescu is a player who has lit it up this season, winning the big events in Indian Wells and Toronto. This could be a match to remember. Continue reading US Open Women’s Final Preview 2019
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
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.
This years final Grand Slam is just days away, and as if Davis Cup dramas, on-court serve clocks, the re-awakening of Djokovic and Ivan Lendl jumping back into the coaching ranks aren’t enough storylines I’m sure the next two weeks in New York will keep us entertained. Continue reading US Open Preview 2018
Sloane Stephens vs Madison Keys
I can safely say nobody, and I really mean nobody saw this final coming. Sloane who had a ranking of 934 a month ago due to a long injury layoff has worked her way through this draw and survived a marathon 3 set thriller over Venus in the semis. Then we have Madison Keys who has dealt with injury concerns of her own and has come into the US Open with a pedestrian 11/8 match record this season. They’ve only played once, in Miami back in 2015, Sloane won 6-4, 6-2. Continue reading US Open Finals Preview
This years’ final Grand Slam is upon us and it’s the hot, noisy, bustling hard courts of New York City. The traffic might be a nightmare to get out to Queens but once you’re there immerse yourself in the concrete jungle that is Flushing Meadows. Continue reading US Open Preview 2017
Serena Williams inadvertently announced she was pregnant through snapchat the other day, which sent the tennis world dizzy and completely opened up the chances of a myriad of WTA players to win a Grand Slam for at least the rest of the season as Serena ends up with child. Lets check out where the tennis landscape is currently and look at what’s happened the past 5 Slams and who is likely to fill the big void that Serena leaves. Continue reading Serena Williams is pregnant, what happens now to Womens Tennis?
This year’s last Grand Slam is now upon us. On Monday the US Open starts in New York with a ton of storylines looking to unfold. How will the new $150 Million Centre Court roof fare on Arthur Ashe Stadium? Will Djokovic recover from his less than stellar summer? Can Angelique Kerber continue the hot streak? Will the absence of Roger Federer hurt the tournament? Continue reading US Open Preview