Match Point from Birmingham & London

Simona Halep's grass court return You wouldn't think it had been three years since Simona Halep had played on grass, her last match before her opener in Birmingham was when she lifted the Wimbledon title in 2019 against Serena Williams. Since then we have been hit with a global pandemic and Simona herself suffered a... Continue Reading →

Queens Club Preview

Seven Brits in London 🇬🇧 One of the exciting things of a home tournament is seeing those home players in action with seven British players in action. Cam Norrie vs Grigor DimitrovDan Evans vs Matteo BerrettiniAndy Murray vs Lorenzo SonegoLiam Broady vs Marin CilicJack Draper vs Taylor FritzRyan Peniston vs Casper RuudPaul Jubb vs Botic... 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 →

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