Rafa Nadal exited the tournament after a straight sets defeat to Sasha Zverev on Saturday. The German broke the Spaniards serve early in the first set at 1-1 and held on for a 6-4 . The second set saw both players exchange breaks before Zverev finally broke crucially at 5-5 to seal the win. DaniilContinue reading “PARIS MASTERS SEMI FINAL HIGHLIGHTS”
Nadal faced another Spaniard Pablo Correna Busta in Friday’s quaterfinals and was given a run for his money. What a forehand winner By Busta on set point in the first set. Nadal recovered slowly and finally lending a set in the second 7-5 with his forehand causing the most damage.The French Open champion easily wrappedContinue reading “PARIS MASTERS HIGHLIGHTS”
In my standout match from yesterday at the Paris masters,it was the battle of the lefty Spaniards. Nadal started off very sluggishly double faulting on the opening game at 30-40 to hand Lopez the early brake. Rafa took a while to get going in this set, Lopez eventually winning it 6-4. Nadal summoned that famousContinue reading “PARIS MASTERS:NADAL VS LOPEZ”
We are back in Paris after only a month after the French Open this time in the hàrd courts. The ATP seems to love France so much such that they gave the country 3 major tournaments in a calendar year(I have included the Monte Carlo Masters as Monaco is effectively in France).The shock of theContinue reading “Paris Masters Highlights”
Andrey Rublev is a man on fire on the tour picking up his 3rd ATP 500 tournament since restart. Facing Sonego the man who beat Djokovic in the quarters,Rublev couldn’t afford to be complacent. He duly broke Sonego’s serve in the 5th game of the 1st set. He held on to take it 6-4. TheContinue reading “Vienna Open Highlight”
South Africa’s Kevin Anderson had to retire from his semi with Rublev with a thigh injury. Sonego defeated Evans to reach the final.
Upsets all around in Vienna on Friday. All 4 quarter final matches ended up with a higher seed losing. Novak Djokovic looked uncharacteristically lethargic in his defeat to Italian Sonego. Novak was moving around the court as if he wants the season to be over and done with.Home favorite Thiem was ousted by inform RussianContinue reading “Vienna Open Highlights”
Borna Coric pushed world number 1 Djokovic deep into tie break in the first set before letting the set go. The Djoker eventually winning the second for 3. The German Struff was also on fire in his first set with Tsitsipas before the Greek came roaring back to win the match in 3 sets.
Rising star of US tennis fought Czech opponent as tour gets back to hards.
Standout result on Thursday was Stan Wawrinka beating the in form Russian Andrey Rublev in 3 sets. Stan the man recovered impressively from losing the first set for just 1 game showing his younger upstart he has a lot in his 35 year old self.The key to his victory was winning his efficient conversion ofContinue reading “PARIS MASTERS HIGHLIGHTS”