US Open 2019 Preview: The Big Three

As summer draws to a close , there is only one Grand Slam left in 2019. Late August means tennis fans turn their attention to New York, and the US Open. Despite the rise of younger players like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, all eyes are still on the ‘Big Three’ at this…

MATCH REPORT. Nadal crushes Querrey to reach 9th Wimbledon semi final

Rafael Nadal continued his impressive Wimbledon form as he overcame grass court specialist Sam Querrey in a relatively comfortable win.  Playing for the sixth time, Nadal recorded his fifth win over 31 year old Querrey. He started proceedings at a high intensity, and broke the American serve at the second time of asking, taking a…

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 brushes sluggish Tsonga aside to reach Wimbledon fourth round

World number two Rafael Nadal crushed France’s Jo Wilfried Tsonga 6-2 6-3 6-2 to reach the second week of Wimbledon. The man from Mallorca made an intense start to the contest, and broke the French serve early on. At break point a rather flat Tsonga hit a forehand down the line wide causing him to…

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…

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 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…