Lahyani oversteps the mark Okay, let’s try and pick apart what happened in that Kyrgios vs Herbert match. Mohamed Lahyani was until this week rightly heralded as one of the most respected figures on the tour, but this reputation is in danger of evaporating in just a few days. Put simply, regardless of whether Lahyani’s seeming […]Read More US Open 2018: Making sense of Day 4 and my pick of Day 5 matches
Day three at Flushing Meadows was largely free of shock results, but delivered some quality contests throughout – really the only thing it confirmed once more is that I should give up trying to predict tennis outcomes (far more profitable recently with soccer, but that’s another story). Yes, Murray, Muguruza and Sock lost yesterday, but […]Read More US Open 2018: Day 3 reflections and day 4 picks
First, I join BBC’s David Law and other experts and tweeters in praising Daniela Hantuchova’s honest and humble analysis. The former no.5 and two-time quarter finalist here is quickly establishing herself as an essential pundit combining her regular duties on Amazon Prime with her own daily series on the Tennis Channel and now appearing on […]Read More US Open 2018: Day 3 picks and more praise for star pundit
After brave Ferrer’s final major swansong Vs Nadal and Simona’s loss at the hands of Kanepi I was eventually justified with my pick of Dimitri Vs Wawrinka as the match up of the day. Drama ensued elsewhere yes, but for quality you cannot argue against such backhand mastery. Today it is largely the women producing […]Read More US Open 2018: Day 2 Picks
Ah New York, such good memories of mine and Sophie’s honeymoon last year kick-started by ticking off our attendance of three of the four majors. What a tournament this is, big stadia, easy access and knowledgeable and enthusiastic attendees. Must return one day. The 2018 tournament – with that commemorative logo – begins with a […]Read More US Open 2018: Tournament predictions and Day 1 picks
Sorry USTA, but your 50 year anniversary celebrations are likely to be ever so slightly tarnished by the frankly lame new tournament logo unveiled this week. Clearly the brief was to adopt a more modern l, minimal look and certainly one could argue that the old design was a little dated for reason I can’t […]Read More OPINION: New US Open logo is a dud.
Something Old Something New – Rafa’s reign continues, Sloane’s begins I would normally hold my hands up and beg for forgiveness for the lack of any sort of update during a major tournament, but the small matter of a honeymoon means I’m all out of apologies. The fact that I spent said holiday […]Read More US Open 2017 Tournament Review: Both a familliar tale and a new beginning