Stefanos Tsitsipas wins his first Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo

Just a couple of weeks ago in Miami the top two remaining seeds left were Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev, the pressure was on to win their first Masters 1000 titles but that didn't pan out for either. This week, day by day we have seen Djokovic, Nadal and Zverev amongst those who stumbled but... Continue Reading →

Poor performances are extremely rare for Rafael Nadal on clay but this early in the clay court season, is it a concern?

Friday night in Monte-Carlo concluded with a surprise exit from Rafael Nadal but an even more surprising performances from the eleven time champion, I'd go as far to say one of the most confusing I've seen on a clay court. Against Delbonis and Dimitrov he was sharp, with respect against Dimitrov he was helped out... Continue Reading →

Friday in Monte-Carlo

As the finale on Sunday edges closer we will officially have a new Masters 1000 champion on Sunday but before semi-finals kick off on Saturday, who got there and how? Casper takes out defending champion Fabio After I praised such a strong start to his week and did say he had not been tested but... Continue Reading →

Thursday in Monte-Carlo

Dan Evans stuns Novak Djokovic Where else do we start? British number one Dan Evans who hadn't won a match on clay before this week in 1448 days but is now through to the final eight of a Masters 1000 for the first time in his career. It was a fascinating match which saw Dan... Continue Reading →

Wednesday in Monte-Carlo

Djokovic extends 2021 record to 10-0 Any early concerns that Novak Djokovic not being up to scratch after almost two months off have been put to bed with an impressive and well controlled 6-4 6-2 win over Jannik Sinner to extend his winning run this year to ten wins and zero defeats. I liked what... Continue Reading →

Tuesday in Monte-Carlo – Felix falls, Stefanos shines, Sinner stars, Daniil withdraws and a look to the top two returning!

Proceedings in Monte-Carlo may have been delayed on Monday due to persistent rain but a full days schedule was completed ahead of Wednesday which will see Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic kick of their campaigns, but what has happened so far? Rain halts Felix but Garin progresses following delay. On Monday afternoon, Felix Auger Aliassime... Continue Reading →

Dominic Thiem had early success on clay and was dubbed the “Prince of Clay”, injury rules him out of Monte-Carlo but when he returns will it begin to click into place for the Austrian?

When Dominic Thiem broke onto the scene in 2014 at the Mutua Madrid Open he was tipped to become the “Prince of Clay” to Nadal’s crown of the King of Clay. He defeated Stan Wawrinka with a beautiful performance at the Caja Magica and went onto win his first four titles on the dirt across... Continue Reading →

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