AUSTRALIAN OPEN:DJOKOVIC VS MEDVEDEV

An anticlimax to an incredible tournament. The undisputed King of Melbourne is Novak Djokovic. The fact that he did it in 3 sets against a younger competitor such as Daniil is disappointing to me. The Russian showed more bite in the first set than the other 2. Novak got the better end of the longContinue reading “AUSTRALIAN OPEN:DJOKOVIC VS MEDVEDEV”

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: BRADY VS OSAKA

It looks like Osaka saving match point against Muguruza earlier in the tournament was basically her winning the tournament then. She brushed aside American Jen Brady 6-3 6-4 to lift a second Aussie Open crown. Brady started confidently holding serve solidly and confidently for a first time finalist. At 1-1 Osaka broke to love andContinue reading “AUSTRALIAN OPEN: BRADY VS OSAKA”

AUSTRALIAN OPEN:DJOKOVIC VS KARATSEV

It is becoming clear that one cannot mention Australian Open final in a sentence without including the name Novak Djokovic in it. Novak reached another Melbourne final beating Russian outsider Aslan Karatsev 6-3 6-4 6-2. From 4-3 in the first with the match going on serve with solid serving from both,seized the set with aContinue reading “AUSTRALIAN OPEN:DJOKOVIC VS KARATSEV”

AUSTRALIAN OPEN:SERENA WILLIAMS VS OSAKA

I am sure you agree with me in saying the player who negotiated her way past Osaka in this semi final match she was really odds on favorite to win this tournament given the inexperienced players in the other semi. Williams choked again, not for the first time, at the hands of Naomi Osaka ofContinue reading “AUSTRALIAN OPEN:SERENA WILLIAMS VS OSAKA”

AUSTRALIAN OPEN:DJOKOVIC VS ZVEREV

This was without a doubt the match of the quarter finals. Zverev losing having played so well will gut the German especially having bagged the first set. Sasha broke Novak in the first first game of the match and raced to a 2-0 lead. He would allow the Djoker back into it. Leading 5-3 onContinue reading “AUSTRALIAN OPEN:DJOKOVIC VS ZVEREV”

AUSTRALIAN OPEN:RUBLEV VS MEDVEDEV

Things could not have looked any rosier for Russian tennis at the moment. Three grand slam quarter finalists has greatly enhanced the chances of a first Grand slam champion from that part of the globe since Marat Safin shocked Sampras at Flushing Meadows in 2000. Medvedev bested his compatriot here in straight competitive sets 7-5Continue reading “AUSTRALIAN OPEN:RUBLEV VS MEDVEDEV”

AUSTRALIAN OPEN:BARTY VS MUCHOVA

World number one and home favorite Ash Barty exited this years tournament in somewhat disappointing fashion today.She had the match under control with the first set in the bag at 6-1 against Czech outsider Karolina Muchova. To say the first set was one way traffic would not be simplifying things. Barty was a double breakContinue reading “AUSTRALIAN OPEN:BARTY VS MUCHOVA”

AUSTRALIAN OPEN:HALEP VS SERENA WILLIAMS

Serena Williams is now 2 matches away from overtaking Margret Court as the greatest ever ladies tennis player of all time in the Slams. She reached the last 4 in Melbourne with an impressive straight sets victory over second seed Halep. She survived one break of serve in that all important first set. Serena gotContinue reading “AUSTRALIAN OPEN:HALEP VS SERENA WILLIAMS”

AUSTRALIAN OPEN:KARATSEV VS DIMITROV

The surprise player of this year’s tournament has been Aslan Karatsev of Russia. He made it to his first ever grand slam semi with in my opinion a comfortable come from behind vistory over Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov. Dimitrov, the Thiem slayer, won the first set 6-2 through purposeful hitting and serving.Karatsev made to pay forContinue reading “AUSTRALIAN OPEN:KARATSEV VS DIMITROV”