The Journey of a Promising Tennis Player

  • Will the ATP Cup be a success?

    September 16, 2019 by

    The ATP Cup is an event that essentially replaces the traditional Davis Cup. Whilst many fans and players have expressed their concern with removing one of the oldest traditions in our sport, 27 out of the world’s top 30 players have committed to playing this event. Therefore, can the ATP Cup successfully replace the Davis… Read more

  • ‘Federer will try to stop Nadal now’- Mats Wilander

    September 11, 2019 by

    I don’t believe Rafael Nadal is the problem for Roger Federer anymore. His mental block against Rafa ended at the Australian Open in 2017. He flattens his backhand and rushes Rafa on the forehand, leaving an opening on the backhand side. He appears to play with extra attacking intent against Rafa, having a 6-1 H2H… Read more

  • Why Rafa Is Far More Than The ‘King of Clay’

    September 10, 2019 by

    Rafa is often dubbed the King of Clay; 12 of his 19 grand slams were achieved in on the red dirt. Although his win percentage and number of titles remain higher on Clay in comparison to grass and hard-court surfaces, why should they be valued any differently to Djokovic or Federer’s superior statistics on grass… Read more

  • 10 Things We Learnt From The US Open 2019

    September 9, 2019 by

    1- The Big Three’s Domination Continues Roger, Novak, and Rafa have now won the last 12 grand slams and continue to defy time. Their work ethic, experience, determination and most of all, extraterrestrial talent sets them apart from the rest. It will be interesting to see how 2020 unfolds. I do believe if one of… Read more

  • It’s now or never for Serena Williams

    September 7, 2019 by

    She’s lost the last three Grand Slam finals she’s played and now has a fourth attempt to equal Margaret Court’s record. For Serena, this is make or break. After the Wimbledon final, her slow movement matched that of a 37 year old who was out of time. Despite the scepticism surrounding her longevity, how could… Read more

  • Medvedev Madness

    September 7, 2019 by

    Medvedev has now reached the final of his last four tournaments, beating multiple top 20 opponents en route. Although he never wins convincingly, the intelligent Russian always finds a way through. Let’s take a look at the extraordinary run to the final, why he is so hard to beat and his chances against Rafa in… Read more

  • Summary of the Women’s Semi-Finals at the US Open 2019

    September 6, 2019 by

    Serena Williams v Elina Svitolina After a disappointing final from Serena at Wimbledon, many believed her physicality, movement, footwork and level had now reflected a 37 year-old athlete. This was reinforced in the final of the Cincinnati Masters where she withdrew with injury. However, apart from one blip against Caty McNally in the second round,… Read more

  • Analysing the Final Four at the US Open 2019

    September 5, 2019 by

    Rafael Nadal Rafa headed into the US Open with confidence after his Canadian Open title. He quickly dispatched John Millman, a player that has the ability to make life tough for the top players. After having a walkover and comfortably beating Chung, Nadal had his first test; Marin Cilic. The 6’5 Croatian is capable of… Read more

  • A Round-Up of the Big Three in 2🎾19

    September 4, 2019 by

    During my spare time, I thought I would write interesting articles focusing on the ATP Tour! Hope you enjoy my first article! Tennis players endure an exhausting 11 months on the tour every year to maintain their ranking, and for others, to break-even with their travelling costs. However, across the year, there are plenty of… Read more

  • The Story So Far

    September 3, 2019 by

    I began playing tennis with my mum in the park at the age of 7 and she noticed the natural hand-eye coordination I possessed. I then began playing recreationally at a local club. After reaching numerous finals, I was spotted by an ATP player who recommended me to Dan Evans’ former coach. After rising through… Read more

  • Hello to followers!

    September 3, 2019 by

    Hello Everyone! I have a big passion for tennis and followed the sport since I was very young. I currently play tennis at a high standard; top 50 in the UK U16s and playing doubles with players such as Dan Evans. Now that I have completed my degree, I would like to focus on tennis… Read more

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