Liam, Andy & Joe’s Olympic run comes to an end

The early hours of Wednesday morning saw the last remaining British Tennis players at the Tokyo Olympics see their run in the competition come to an end, following the exits in round one of Heather Watson, the exit of Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski. Liam Broady was a last minute addition to the team but... Continue Reading →

Olympic Tennis: Team GB 🇬🇧

Andy Murray is part of a Great Britain team which is on their way to Tokyo for the postponed 2020 Olympics. In a time where we have seen 21 players across the top 30 of the mens and women's ranking combined drop out it is still set to be a strong field as the hunt... Continue Reading →

Simona Halep in a race against time to be ready for Wimbledon following on-going calf injury, but will one eye be on the Tokyo Olympics?

A couple of years ago we saw Simona Halep dismantle Serena Williams winning 6-2 6-2 against the 7 time champion in a phenomenal performance to lift her second Grand Slam trophy. https://tennistalkblog1.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/on-the-run-%f0%9f%8f%83%f0%9f%8f%bb%e2%80%8d%e2%99%80%ef%b8%8f-the-spectacular-tennis-of-simona-halep/ On the 12th of May and leading Kerber 6-1 3-3 in Rome the third seed retired with a calf injury which turned out... Continue Reading →

The Overrule

Wimbledon Wildcards (so far...) There are some names still to be announced for a Wimbledon wildcard but between the wildcards so far there are seven Wimbledon singles titles between two and those two are Andy Murray and five time champion Venus Williams. Other wildcards include: Katie BoulterCarlos AlcarazLiam BroadyJay ClarkeHarriet DartFrancesca JonesSamantha Murray SharanJack DraperEmma... Continue Reading →

IOC continue to drag their feet regarding Tokyo 2020, mixed messages continue as countries put pressure on IOC!

For weeks on end the IOC (International Olympic Committee) have dragged their feet. Despite almost two weeks ago an announcement from WHO (World Health Organisation) declared Covid-19 as a global pandemic the IOC and Tokyo President were all adamant the games would go ahead. IOC president Thomas Bach recently said: “Because we’re in contact with... Continue Reading →

IOC President Thomas Bach has said “Neither the word cancellation nor the word postponement were mentioned today.” in regards to postponing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to Coronavirus outbreak but surely a plan must be in place?

The small city of Lausanne in Switzerland is home of the International Olympic Committee headquarters and on Wednesday a press conference was held and all noise from IOC President Thomas Bach points towards Tokyo 2020 taking place as planned despite the global outbreak of Coronavirus. As expected a lotto the questions thrown the way of... Continue Reading →

Russia banned from sporting events by WADA following failure “to pull a rabbit out of the hat.” Where does this leave Tennis at the 2020 Olympics?

The World Anti Doping Agency have banned Russia from major sporting events for four years. The ban has come after an investigation into Anti-Doping in Russia following an investigation against RADA (Russia Anti-Doping Agency) were deemed non-compliant for manipulating data handed to investigating team in January. Investigators said back in September that they would have... Continue Reading →

Shanghai Showdown 🤯 Bartoli’s back 👋🏻 Del Potro set back 🇦🇷 Federer 2023? 🧐 Naomi Osaka 🇯🇵 or 🇺🇸? Bublik’s retirement 🤦🏼‍♂️ & more! 🎾

This last week saw the final stint in Asia for the men as they competed in the Shanghai Masters. Some of the WTA stars stayed in Tianjin and some of the women returned to Europe in Linz. So what happened? The question is, what didn’t happen? The week isn’t even over yet! Murray/Fognini drama… We... Continue Reading →

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