Author Archives: Christian Deverille

Daniil Medvedev Caps off Great US Swing with Cincy trophy Win

TweetDaniil Medvedev won the Cincy title beating David Goffin 7-6, 6-4 in the final. The title is the Russian’s first ATP 1000 trophy, capped off a three week streak reaching finals in Washington, Montreal and Mason, Ohio, and sees him rise to No.5 in the world. The Russian 9th seed got off to as good a […]

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Kei Nishikori Versus Richard Gasquet Montreal R2

Gasquet Nishikori

TweetRichard Gasquet and Kei Nishikori will play for the 11th time when they meet in the Montreal 2nd round on Wednesday. Gasquet leads the head to head 7-3. The Richard Gasquet and Kei Nishikori rivalry goes all the way back to Tokyo 2008 on outdoor hard when Richard Gasquet defeated Nishikori for the loss of […]

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Now the Chalk Dust has Settled

Roland Garros 2017

TweetNow that the Chalk dust has settled on Wimbledon 2019, I’ve started eating again. Washing, too. Today, I finally put out the rubbish. Nearly a fortnight has passed since the 2019 Men’s Wimbledon final which saw Novak Djokovic defeat Roger Federer in five sets, the final one the first match in the men’s competition to […]

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And Then There was Ugo

TweetMen’s tennis’ search for the stars to replace the current Polaris’ of the game saw pundits and fans gaze and speculate at many familiar names on the Wimbledon 2019 draw sheet– Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Denis Shapovolov, Taylor Fritz, Miomir Kecmanovic, Frances Tiafoe and Felix-Auger Aliassime, to name the most high profile. By the end […]

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Wimbledon 2019 Men’s Singles The Favorites

TweetNovak Djokovic The defending champion and four time title holder (’11, ’14, ’15, ’18) had a tumultuous end to his Roland Garros ’18 and has not played an ATP Grass warm up tournament, but if he comes to Wimbledon focused and prepared, the trophy is likely his. Djokovic sits on top of the rankings with […]

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Fedal part 39 to take place at Roland Garros 2019

Federer

TweetRoger Federer has had many a fine run at Roland Garros and one truly great one, that 2009 title win. Those fine runs- to the semis in 2005 and 2012, and the finals in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011, have all, bar one (2012, lost to Djokovic), ended at the hands of Rafa Nadal. That pattern is likely […]

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Roland Garros 2019 Men’s Draw Breakdown

Djokovic Rome

TweetTwo days. Two whole days until Roland Garros. With plenty of players breaking through this season and a whole host of different champions on the tour, and some old favorites, players and narratives, at the fore, this Roland Garros has the potential to be one of the most historically significant and downright entertaining for a […]

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Roland Garros 2019 Dark Horses

Goffin

TweetA dark horse has not won Roland Garros in some time- Gaston Gaudio, ranked 44 at the time, was the last man to do so in 2004. That was before the Rafa Nadal reign in Paris began, and with the Spaniard still in slam winning form, it’s hard to see another dark horse making a […]

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Roland Garros 2019 The Long shots

del Potro

TweetThey’re not quite favorites, struggling with form or health or lacking experience, and not quite dark horses, ranked too high or too well established. These are the long-shots, the Roland Garros competitors who could get their hands on the trophy if talent, hard work and a few strokes of luck collide. Juan Martin del Potro […]

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Roland Garros 2019 The Favorites The Next in Line

Roland Garros Thiem

TweetRafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic may be the heavy favorites to win Roland Garros this season, but there is still a slam to be played and there are a few other players who could grab the title should their opportunities arise. First up is Dominic Thiem. The Austrian made the final last year and a […]

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