Author Archives: Christian Deverille

2020 Top Ten Men’s Tennis Things.

TweetThiem wins the US Open. Thiem was 27 when he won his first Major, and he’s the youngest reigning Major champion. I think that speaks for itself about the state of men’s tennis 2020. The final versus Sascha Zverev was thrilling, but for all the wrong reasons. Still, it’s hard to criticise those two men […]

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Playing the Waiting Game

ATP No 1

TweetIt’s been some time since tennis fans got to enjoy the classical sporting narrative of the young guard usurping the old elite. The Tennis review looks back at the last few years, asks why this changing of the guard has not happened and hopes the waiting game will soon end and we’ll have some Next […]

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Australian Open 2020 Men’s Singles Preview

Djokovic

TweetFrom 2017-2019, only 3 men won slams- Roger Federer (x3), Rafa Nadal (x 5) and Novak Djokovic (x4). From 2007-2009, only four men won slams- Roger Federer (x6), Rafa Nadal (x4), Novak Djokovic (x1) and Juan Martin del Potro (x1). It’s been a while since we’ve had a del Potro breaking through at the top […]

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Fantasy Australian Open 2020: At least 1,276 GBP/1,500 Euro in prizes!

TweetThe tennis players do not have much time to get in shape in the new year. The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam, is starting soon. Novak Djokovic is the men’s record holder with seven titles and the Serbian is again the top favorite for this year. However, it will not be easy with Rafael […]

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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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