Rogers Cup Preview – Toronto

The Top Quarter It is the quarter that is being spoken about the most coming into the weeks tennis in Toronto, led by Iga Swiatek, the world number one and including five major champions and some fascinating matches with many possibilities. 1- Świątek2- Bye3- Kudermetova4- Rogers5- Haddad Maia6- Trevisan7- Qualifier8- Fernandez9- Bencic10- Azarenka11- Qualifier12- Serena13-... Continue Reading →

Pressure or Relief? Playing at Home can bring either but Denis Shapovalov & Felix Auger Aliassime will be hoping to find some good form in Montreal

Felix Auger Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov were meant to set the tour alight, in parts they have but stand out performances and deep runs at big events have been few and far between. Playing at home always brings some pressure, Felix will only turn 22 during the Rogers Cup in August where as Denis at... Continue Reading →

Prize money at the majors is equal, however, the disparity at joint events and contrast at tournament levels on the ATP & WTA tours is criminal and conveys that Tennis still has a lot more work to do to deliver equality and an equality footing.

The bigger picture is always the story that should be told. Equal pay exists at the four majors and most of the joint ATP & WTA 1000 events and without the hard work of Billie Jean King and many other woman past and present in this sport this would not be the case. There is... Continue Reading →

A week on from Wimbledon…

Stefanos Tsitsipas involvement in the Centre Court chaos a product of his own making, similary to the toilet breaks saga from last year One word, disappointed. I like Stefanos Tsitsipas and what he can bring to the tennis court but I have felt since last years Roland Garros final he has become distracted and involved... Continue Reading →

#TennisUnited means nothing more than what it’s produced, a 30 second promo video but is that unity?

On Monday I was poolside in Paphos having a scroll on social media and came across this tweet… I thought to myself, I wonder if there is another tweet, are the ATP going to tell us what is Tennis United? Oh, nothing… tumbleweed… What was the point in this? A bit of virtue signalling... Continue Reading →

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