Olympic Tennis: Team GB ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

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: โ€œBecause weโ€™re in contact with... Continue Reading →

IOC President Thomas Bach has said โ€œNeither the word cancellation nor the word postponement were mentioned today.โ€ 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 ๐Ÿคฏ Bartoliโ€™s back ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Del Potro set back ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Federer 2023? ๐Ÿง Naomi Osaka ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต or ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ? Bublikโ€™s retirement ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ & more! ๐ŸŽพ

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 didnโ€™t happen? The week isnโ€™t even over yet! Murray/Fognini dramaโ€ฆ We... Continue Reading →

Olympic Tennis Qualification; How do you qualify? ๐Ÿง Russia await fate ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Thiem is staying at home ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Why Venus might miss out! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

The 2020 Olympics are still a while away. At the end of July the top men and women will head to Tokyo to compete for their country but there are some rules which could cause qualification to be tricky and some issues to overcome. Russia could be expelled from the 2020 Olympics and 2022 World... Continue Reading →

Simona Halep; โ€œChill yearโ€ ๐Ÿ˜Ž Pre-Season break ๐Ÿ Roland Garros defence โŒ Darren coming back? ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Flag-Bearer ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ A medal will do ๐Ÿ…Horia Tecau ๐ŸŽพ

Simona Halep is having a chill year, you wouldn't have thought it. Wimbledon champion and the holder of the longest residency of active players in the top 10 going back over five years the Romanian has been a bit more chilled this year but that was the plan. Three major final defeats on the bounce... Continue Reading →

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