Author Archives: Christian Deverille

Rafa Nadal King of Clay Prince of Hard

Nadal US Open 2017

TweetRafa Nadal, a tennis player pigeon holed early on in his career as a clay courter has become joint second on the leader board of the world’s most prestigious hard court Major, the US Open. Rafa Nadal has now won 4 US Open titles- in 2010, 2013, 2017, and 2019. He sits alongside John McEnroe […]

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US Open Fourth Round Preview Andrey Rublev Vs Matteo Berrettini

TweetThere are many strands of competition on the ATP tour- the first one, in that it is done on the biggest stages in front of the largest audiences, is between the Big 3 and their few competitors. The second is among the next in line, the players who once that strand has dissolved will replace […]

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US Open Men’s Seeds in Danger

TweetDay 2 saw Tsitispas and Bautista Agut knocked out- which men’s seeds could be saying goodbye to New York on day 3. Coric (12) Vs Dimitrov Coric has been injury struck and is low on match play; Dimitrov is going under the radar (ranked 78) and has lost his last two matches to a player […]

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US Open Men’s Seeds in Danger Day 2

TweetDay 1 saw Opelka beat Reilly while Basilashvili narrowly avoided an upset at the hands of Fucsovics. Which seeds are in danger on day 2? S Tsitsipas (8) Vs A Rublev Tsitsipas seems to be having some bad luck with draws of late- Hurkacz in his Montreal opener and then Struff in Cincy, losing both […]

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US Open Men’s Seeds in Danger Day 1.

TweetThere’s usually plenty of shocks on day 1 of a Major and with the US Open the final one of the season, there’ll be plenty of motivation for the underdogs to get a memorable win. Fognini (11) Vs Opelka, 2nd match, court 17. Fognini has always been a seed ripe for the picking in the […]

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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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