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ATP Cup Day 10 Final Notes

TweetFinals are often the least impressive days of tournaments and so it was on the final day of the ATP Cup. The highlight, for many singles fans, was a single set played between Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal. There was much hype for this match, but those who knew that Djokovic had won their last […]

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ATP Cup Day 9 Notes

TweetNovak Djokovic has not had the best of times versus the tour’s Next Gen the last few years with losses to Khachanov in Paris-Bercy ’18, Sascha Zverev at Rome ’17 and WTF ’18, Tsitsipas at Canada ’18, and to Daniil Medvedev at Monte Carlo and Cincy ’19. Against Medvedev at the ATP Cup, Djokovic looked […]

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ATP Cup Day 8 Notes

TweetTo keep Belgium in the quarters, after the Spaniards won the first match, David Goffin had to beat world No.1 Rafa Nadal. It was a tall order- Nadal led the head to head 4-1. If there was a glimmer of hope, those four defeats had all come on Clay, and Goffin’s sole win had come […]

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ATP Cup Day 7 Notes QF GB Vs Aus

TweetWatching Alex de Minaur lose is just as inspiring as watching him win; just as he wins fighting, he goes down so, too. After coming back from 2-4 in the third set versus Dan Evans, at 5-6, de Minaur saved four match points. The first one was a magnificent passing shot. The second a forehand […]

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ATP Cup day 6 notes

TweetLooking at Hubert Hurkacz move around the court and at his all court game, you would not guess he was 6ft 5 tall (196 cm). But his height is easier to gauge once he’s serving or he’s standing next to his opponents at the net come handshake time. Hurkacz is 4 inches (11 cm) taller […]

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ATP Cup Day 5 notes

TweetNick Kyrgios left his mark on the ATP Cup beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6, 6-7, 7-6. The Australian was bought in as a replacement for Alex de Minaur who was being rested for precautionary measures after his efforts versus Sascha Zverev and Denis Shapovalov. I was not aware teams could pick and choose who they wanted […]

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Fantasy ATP Tennis 2020: At least 4,193 GBP/5,000 Euro in prizes!

TweetFantasy ATP Tennis 2020: At least 4,193 GBP/5,000 Euro in prizes! For years, men’s tennis has been dominated by the ‘big three’: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and of course Roger Federer. Every year the question is whether new talent will finally be able to conquer the number 1 position. This is no different for the […]

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ATP Cup Day 4 Notes

TweetThe tennis scoring system is one of the best in sport, not limited by time and only limited by a player’s skills and appetite for the fight, and Denis Novak showed us why it pays to stay in a match despite all the mental baggage that must come with losing the first set to love. […]

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ATP Cup Day 3 Notes

TweetThe match of the day for me was always going to be Denis Shapovalov Vs Alex de Minaur, and these two lived up to my expectations. Both players have started 2020 on top of their games and produced some exceptional rallies. As a fan of both players, I did not mind who won, and de […]

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ATP Cup Day 2 Notes

TweetBorna Coric Vs Dominic Thiem is one of my favorite match ups on the ATP, and so I was not disappointed by their ATP Cup contest, won by Coric 7-6. 2-6, 6-3. Thiem stands pretty much alone high up in the rankings for his age group. His generation have been sporadic in their successes- Pouille […]

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