US Open 2019 Preview: The Outsiders

Whilst the dominance of the ‘Big Three’ is still so strong in 2019, the US Open is the slam where outsiders appear to have the best chance of causing an upset. Of the last 55 slam competitions, only eight have been won by men other than Djokovic, Federer and Nadal. These eight are shared between…

‘Next Gen’ stars Auger Aliassime and Humbert set for battle

18 year old sensation Felix Auger Aliassime will take on fellow Wimbledon debutant Hugo Humbert in today’s third round match. Auger Aliassime sits second in the ATP’s 21 and under ‘Next Gen’ rankings , with French Humbert sitting ninth three years senior to his opponent. It is the first meeting between the pairing and prior…

Wawrinka to continue hunt for career grand slam

Stanislas Wawrinka is bidding to become 9th man to win all four major tournaments. His potential path to a first Wimbledon success today meets 6ft 11″ American youngster Reilly Opelka. First up on Court Two the pair have never played each other before.  Wawrinka lost in the second round at Wimbledon last year to qualifier…

Match Preview- Rafael Nadal vs Yuichi Sugita

Number three seed Rafael Nadal will play his first match today against Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita. Last up on Court One, Nadal will hope to win comfortably having never lost to an opponent at a Grand Slam ranked as low as world number 274 Sugita. Potential second round opponent Nick Kyrgios was 144th when he…

British number one Edmund cruises into second round

British number one Kyle Edmund cruises into second round Kyle Edmund looked in formidable form on centre court as he beat Jaume Munar 6-4 6-4 6-4 to reach his third successive second round at SW19. Tipped as Britain’s best hope in the men’s draw, Kyle Edmund only seemed in trouble early on. His Spanish opponent…

Djokovic too strong for resilient Kohlschreiber

Novak Djokovic got centre court matches underway as he began his campaign to win this year’s Wimbledon. Despite winning in straight sets, last year’s champion was forced to work hard against Philipp Kohlschreiber playing at his 15th successive Championships. Performing at his 60th Grand Slam singles event, the German underdog moved into the top 10…