A successful season isn’t defined by a strong couple of months but this clay court season is pivotal for Casper Ruud to kick on at the highest level

Casper Ruud is one of the top clay court players in the world, he is definitely in the top five in that category and 2021 saw the Norwegian make the final four in Monte-Carlo and Madrid as well as winning three consecutive clay court titles in July that year. This clay court season comes with... Continue Reading →

The Overrule – ATP Chief Andrea Gaudenzi calls for a “Stricter Stance” from officials but without immediate changes to the disciplinary process what effect if any will this have?

In a couple of pieces lately I have said, how bad do things have to get on the ATP Tour before some serious punishments are handed out? Based on the waffle from the ATP Chief, Andrea Gaudenzi some time away. https://twitter.com/jon_wertheim/status/1511409196612395023 Whether it has been during matches or videos on social media the behaviour of... Continue Reading →

The narrative that Nick Kyrgios’ behaviour is ‘good for tennis’ is total nonsense, tennis will thrive without the circus, it has done and will do as a new era of tennis brilliance breaks through

At Indian Wells and Miami we saw some wonderful tennis from Nick Kyrgios like we did in Melbourne earlier in the year and then Tuesday night it simmered and eventually boiled over. I have supported Nick a lot and defended him at times in the past but we're now past that stage, it needs to... 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 →

Since the beginning of 2020 no one in the top 10 has played as much tennis as Andrey Rublev (188 matches), ahead of him in the rankings is Matteo Berrettini who has played 88 matches which highlights quality over quantity is the way forward which has to be his focus going forward

It is a fact, since the beginning of 2020 no one in the top ten has played more than Andrey Rublev, across singles and doubles the Russian has played 188 matches (up until 28/02) but is he getting the reward and progressing? Right now I think the Russian is at a bit of a crossroads,... Continue Reading →

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