US Open 2019: More favourites and former champs fall on Day 2, plus my Day 3 picks

A whole raft of big names exited yesterday in an entertaining day’s play. Thanks to Amazon’s multi court coverage I was spoilt for choice at times but did enjoy Naomi Osaka fighting back from the brink against Blinkova. So the defending champ is safely through, but joining Sharapova and Angie Kerber amongst the former champs […]

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US Open 2019: Serena dismisses Maria and other Day 1 stories plus my picks for Day 2

There were scares for Ash Barty and Roger Federer and other household names including Wawrinka and Pliskova certainly had to work hard for their victories. Of the seeds, we have already lost 2016 champ Kerber (Mladenovic) and Fognini. Of the homegrown, we say goodbye to Sam Querrey, Coco Vandeweghe and Taylor Fritz (Lopez). Some matchups […]

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Wimbledon 2019: Finals review as two very different classics marred by disrespect

Illness has delayed this post, apologies. Apologies too for that rather negative headline, but all will become clear amidst the waffle. 2019 has undoubtedly been a classic Wimbledon, encompassed in the vastly different finals and encapsulated further by that truly epic men’s doubles contest in between. Yet, there was a continued theme of great champions […]

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