After a hat-trick of clay court titles in July the question was asked of Casper Ruud, can he do it on a hard court? The Norwegian has certainly silenced his critics with his end of season form and run for the final four in Turin

I’m not too sure why Casper Ruud gets a rough press, he even has done from some notable fellow players but the Norwegian lets his tennis talk as should those on tour who have critiqued him. Earlier this year after Wimbledon we saw the Norweigan win a hat trick of clay court tiles and this... Continue Reading →

Rublev vs Tsitsipas taught us a lot about both players’ levels but also questions is there more to come in Turin?

Andrey Rublev has played a lot of tennis this year, it has been a difficult year for the Russian outside of the final eight in Melbourne and Mixed Doubles Gold in Tokyo but on his 73rd match of the year he put on one of his best performances. I have been quite critical of the... Continue Reading →

161 matches played since the beginning of 2020 factoring a six month break, Turin could define his season but has there been much progression for Rublev in the last two years?

Last November we saw Andrey Rublev debut at the ATP Finals, a tournament I described before it began as a learning point a year on I find myself doing the full circle. Andrey left London last year with two defeats a final day win in the round-robin against an already qualified Dominic Thiem who lets... Continue Reading →

Deadly Daniil strikes again!

Oh yes, it does not get much better than that! I said on Saturday morning I felt like we would see Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev prevail in their semi-finals and they delivered. Saturday night entertainment from Daniil and Rafa was sensational, there was not too much to separate them. Daniil has been deadly all... Continue Reading →

The Final Four

It is the final weekend of a final week in a year without the usual structure on the ATP Tour. In this final weekend of the ATP Finals being held in London we have some normality with some usual faces in mens tennis in the semi-finals. Usual faces but only one former champion, Novak Djokovic... Continue Reading →

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