Poor performances are extremely rare for Rafael Nadal on clay but this early in the clay court season, is it a concern?

Friday night in Monte-Carlo concluded with a surprise exit from Rafael Nadal but an even more surprising performances from the eleven time champion, I'd go as far to say one of the most confusing I've seen on a clay court. Against Delbonis and Dimitrov he was sharp, with respect against Dimitrov he was helped out... Continue Reading →

Thursday in Monte-Carlo

Dan Evans stuns Novak Djokovic Where else do we start? British number one Dan Evans who hadn't won a match on clay before this week in 1448 days but is now through to the final eight of a Masters 1000 for the first time in his career. It was a fascinating match which saw Dan... Continue Reading →

Wednesday in Monte-Carlo

Djokovic extends 2021 record to 10-0 Any early concerns that Novak Djokovic not being up to scratch after almost two months off have been put to bed with an impressive and well controlled 6-4 6-2 win over Jannik Sinner to extend his winning run this year to ten wins and zero defeats. I liked what... Continue Reading →

Tuesday in Monte-Carlo – Felix falls, Stefanos shines, Sinner stars, Daniil withdraws and a look to the top two returning!

Proceedings in Monte-Carlo may have been delayed on Monday due to persistent rain but a full days schedule was completed ahead of Wednesday which will see Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic kick of their campaigns, but what has happened so far? Rain halts Felix but Garin progresses following delay. On Monday afternoon, Felix Auger Aliassime... Continue Reading →

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters

It is one of my favourite times of year, hard tennis has come to an end until the end of July and around Europe the covers come off the clay courts and it all kicks off at the Monte Carlo Country Club. It is one of the dream locations for tennis in the world on... Continue Reading →

Rafael Nadal has a more comfortable draw than most but has spent his week getting comfy on the bench however, his back is causing him discomfort, how ready is he for the Australian Open?

Some will say 20 time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has a comfy draw in Melbourne. Not just is Novak Djokovic on the other side of the draw but so is Sascha Zverev and Dominic Thiem. No doubt it is a bit of an easier pathway knowing you will only potentially have to play one... Continue Reading →

Australian Open 2021 Preview

It is here, we didn't know if we would get here but the first major of 2021 is set to begin at Melbourne Park. Despite there being smaller crowds this year it will still be a memorable event and one to learn from for fans and countries around the world suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic.... Continue Reading →

A Day at the Drive

Right now the world needs something to make it smile and bringing the likes of Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Simona Halep, Serena Williams, Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic amongst others to a court certainly helps that. What makes it more special and bittersweet from here in the UK is seeing those packed crowds... Continue Reading →

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