Masterclass at the Magica, Simona Halep takes out the top seed Paula Badosa in a dominating 6-3 6-1 win

The brief this year is to build up that ranking and to find her best tennis, the season has been positive and a 6-3 6-1 win over World No.2 Paula Badosa in Madrid has certainly signalled improvement and laid down a marker. As performances go it was one of my favourites from Simona Halep, that... Continue Reading →

Carlos Alcaraz glided across the court with balance, speed and an abundance of brilliance in Miami, now then Spaniard is set to shine on the clay!

It's tennis that leaves you speechless and wanting to see more. The skill, balance, speed and shot selection on the racket of Carlos Alcaraz is simply outrageous, it is easy to forget at times he is 18 years old and he has the world at his feet (or racket). There is no one more exciting... Continue Reading →

A sporadic run of good results isn’t enough for Denis Shapovalov to kick on to the next level, the Canadian has averaged 1.53 wins per tournament since 2020 so what’s next with his game seemingly stuck at a crossroad?

Denis Shapovalov has the talent to be a top player, he does not have the consistency in his performances or game to be that next level. It has been an issue for a while now and it's slightly slipped under the radar probably because he does sit comfortably between 10-15 in the world and a... Continue Reading →

Having found most of her success on the clay courts the question for 2022 was could Iga Swiatek bring this level to the hard courts? 3 months into the year and those questions are being answered in fine fashion

Before this year we had seen what Iga Swiatek can do on a clay court. A Roland Garros title in 2020 without dropping a set and the following year winner in Rome winning 6-0 6-0 against Karolína Plíšková. The 20 year old from Poland is one of the most exciting players on the tour and... Continue Reading →

Denis Shapovalov made an impact in Australia and comes away with a lot learnt and to build on in his quest to reach the next level and challenge at the very top of mens tennis

At the start of the season I had Denis Shapovalov down asa player who I felt needed a good start to the year. The Canadian made the final four at Wimbledon just over six months ago and from there his season fizzled out. This year he has brought in former coach of Andy Murray, Jamie... Continue Reading →

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