Monthly Archive: August, 2019

Madison Keys wins Cincy 2019

— Madison Keys had only won a single match in the two months previous to Cincinnati and was number 18 in the world. But she turned things around all week. Falling behind 1-3,… Continue reading

Goffin in Cincy reaches first M1000 final

David Goffin is the closest thing currently on tour to Bjorn Borg in terms of size, speed and maximum court coverage. Thanks to a walk-over in the quarters and a semi-final victory over… Continue reading

Injured Naomi, Serena could fall fast down WTA rankings

— Naomi Francois Osaka has a lot at stake this summer. She earned $3.8 million in prize money by winning last year’s US Open. She could earn $58,000 even if she loses in… Continue reading

Dimitrov keeps dropping off, thanks to first rounders with Stanimal

— In 2017, Grigor Dimitrov won the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati and the ATP finals, and he finished the year at number three in the world.     But he’s dropping fast due… Continue reading

The Solution to the Withdrawal Problem

  Canadian tennis fans were denied a men’s semi-final in Montreal, after Gael Monfils withdrew ahead of his match with Rafa Nadal, and a proper women’s final in Toronto, which Serena Williams quit… Continue reading

Enticing potential matches at Cincy Tennis

  Here are some potential early round matches at the Western and Southern Open near Mason, Ohio: –Djokovic vs Querrey then Isner, Kyrgios. –Kyrgios-Khachanov. –Federer-Wawrinka. –Medvedev-Edmund then Tsitsipas-Struff. –Zverev-FAA. –Monfils-Tiafoe. –Hurkacz-RBA. –Murray-Gasquet then… Continue reading

Murray to return at Cincy

— The Western and Southern Open announced they have given a main draw wild card to Andy Murray. Murray won the event near Mason, Ohio in 2008 and 2011, and was finalist in… Continue reading

The Nick Kyrgios we wanted — part II

This is the Nick Kyrgios we have long wanted. Focussed, courageous, respectful and entertaining on almost every point.  He’s playing again with heart and soul to go with his explosive talent and unorthodox… Continue reading