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…

MATCH PREVIEW. Nadal vs Querrey Wimbledon QF

Continuing his attempt to win a first Wimbledon title since 2010, Rafael Nadal will take on grass court specialist Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarter final.  The two veterans have met five times in their careers, with world number two Nadal holding a 4-1 lead over the American. Their only Grand Slam meeting came nine…

Who next for the ‘Big Three’ at Wimbledon?

Tomorrow see’s all eight of the men’s fourth round matches taking place. The ‘big three’ are all in action, with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal all looking to continue successful starts to the Championships.  Federer vs Berrettini At the age of 37, eight time champion Roger Federer will take on 17th seed Italian…

Nadal set for Centre Court showdown with Tsonga

Rafael Nadal will continue his bid for a third Wimbledon title as he takes on Jo Wilfried Tsonga today. Despite playing each other twelve times, the pair have never met at SW19. Nadal leads the Frenchman 8-4 across their meetings, however they have not met in almost four years. It was Tsonga who got the…

‘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…

Nadal gets the better of Kyrgios in four set thriller

Rafael Nadal played two brilliant tiebreaks to wrap up a big victory against Kyrgios on Centre Court last night. In their seventh meeting the Spaniard recorded his fourth victory against Kyrgios and first at a Grand Slam. The number two seed avoided an exit before the third round for a fourth time in his career,…

Nadal and Kyrgios set to entertain Wimbledon Centre Court

In their seventh ever meeting, world number two Rafael Nadal will take on Nick Kyrgios in the last match on Centre Court. The pair met for the first time at Wimbledon in 2014 when Kyrgios, aged 19, upset the 2010 champion defeating him in four sets. The often controversial Kyrgios called Nadal ‘super salty’ in…

Nadal breezes past Sugita to set up Kyrgios tie

Rafael Nadal won comfortably in his opening match of Wimbledon 2019, beating Japan’s Yuichi Sugita 6-3 6-1 6-3 Not contesting a grass court tournament in the build up to this year’s Championships showed early on for the Spaniard, who lost 11 points in a row to find himself 0-2(0-40) down. However Sugita as not played…

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…