Author Archives: Christian Deverille

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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ATP Cup Day 1 Notes

TweetThe ATP Cup makes me feel a little uncomfortable. What principally draws me to tennis is the element of one to one competition, of players having to figure a match out, dig deep inside themselves. For me, Davis Cup put the team in tennis and those rare and often gripping ties were enough for me. […]

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Top Ten Most Significant Moments in Men’s Tennis 2019

Tweet Daniil Medvedev making the US Open final Medvedev was no spring chicken in making the US Open final aged 23. He would not even make the top 50 of youngest players in a slam final in the Open era. But, he was the youngest player since 24 year old Kei Nishikori in the US […]

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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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