MIAMI OPEN FINAL:SINNER VS HURKACZ

Aah the Miami Open men’s draw!So deprived of star power that few noticed it was finals day yesterday. But two stars in the making took center stage ,both hoping to nail their first masters 1000 crown. No one seemed to want to hold serve in the first set,the nerves clearly evident from both players.Hurkacz wonContinue reading “MIAMI OPEN FINAL:SINNER VS HURKACZ”

MIAMI OPEN FINAL:BARTY VS ANDREESCU

Barty likes to break early in sets and try to close then out quickly .Bianca warmed back into the match in the first set breaking back in the fifth game.She handed the break right back to Ash in the next game.I was really pulling my hair out in the manner in which she did that.WatchContinue reading “MIAMI OPEN FINAL:BARTY VS ANDREESCU”

MIAMI OPEN:ANDREESCU VS SAKKARI

This was a match in which both players gave very little away especially on serve,well almost until right at the death as you will see.Andreescu winning this close encounter in 3. First set went to a tie breaker.Bianca winning the breaker ,only just,8-6 thanks to a pair of monster back hands at 6-6.On to theContinue reading “MIAMI OPEN:ANDREESCU VS SAKKARI”

MIAMI OPEN:BARTY VS SVITOLINA

Outstanding shots at the right time were the feature of Barry’s win over Svitolina.She broke Elina straight out of the starting blocks and never looked back.Ash better than Elina in court coverage.This has been a Miami Open filled with upsets but Ash is the one player who has been consistently good these two weeks.The Australian’sContinue reading “MIAMI OPEN:BARTY VS SVITOLINA”

MIAMI OPEN:OSAKA VS SAKKARI

A surprisingly sub par performance from the Aussie Open champ saw her eliminated from this year’s Miami Open winning just 4 games in this match. The second seeded Osaka struggled on her serve. She was handing out break point opportunities like confetti at a wedding.Where do I start? First game of the match Osaka blewContinue reading “MIAMI OPEN:OSAKA VS SAKKARI”

MIAMI OPEN:BARTY VS SABALENKA

Ash Barty showed why she is the world number one with a fighting display against Belarusian number one player Sabalenka. I could not believe Barty made this shot. Watch 2-1 to Sabalenka first set and scores at 15-15. The lob by Sabalenka looked to have won the point for the Belarusian but Barty using theContinue reading “MIAMI OPEN:BARTY VS SABALENKA”

MIAMI OPEN:ANDREESCU VS MUGURUZA

Ex US Open champ Andreescu impressive in her come from behind victory over Muguruza. The match turned in Bianca’s favor when she realized the that she was not going to be successful going toe to toe with Garbine from the baseline and varied her shots. That is not to say she didnt make great shotsContinue reading “MIAMI OPEN:ANDREESCU VS MUGURUZA”

MIAMI OPEN:MEDVEDEV VS POPYRIN

A cramped up Daniil Medvedev (1st seed) beat Australian Alexei Popyrin against all odds when it looked increasingly like he was done in.How did the Russian manage to do that?His opponent allowed him to win. Watch 5-4 final set 15-15. Not taking anything away from Daniil, who served magnificently by the way,Alexei made no seriousContinue reading “MIAMI OPEN:MEDVEDEV VS POPYRIN”

MIAMI OPEN:BARTY VS OSTAPENKO

Two players similar in stature and style of play. Both former French Open winners.Disappointing first service game from Jelena after sweating Barry on her own first service game.Fron there Ash looked very comfortable on her serve. Jelena’s unforced error count in that first set way too high for my liking.Not surprisingly Barty won the firstContinue reading “MIAMI OPEN:BARTY VS OSTAPENKO”

MIAMI OPEN:ZVEREV VS RUUSUVUORI

Third seeded Zverev lost to unseeded Finnish player Emil Ruusvouri at exit Miami at the second round stage. It was such a surprising turnaround in fortunes with the German dominant 6-1. Sasha ever so better when rallying from the baseline. The turnaround in the second set happened when Emil started making Sasha run a bitContinue reading “MIAMI OPEN:ZVEREV VS RUUSUVUORI”