Dubai 2019: Federer and Tsitsipas face off in the final

Roger Federer, Dubai 2019

Roger Federer is just one win away from a mind-blowing 100th career title. After difficult victories over Kohlschreiber, Verdasco and Fucsovics, he dispatched Borna Coric 6-2 6-2 to reach his 152nd final, his 10th in Dubai . His next opponent, Stefanos Tsitsipas had a much harder time to qualify for the final: the recent Australian […]

Dubai 2019: back to the future for Bencic

Belinda Bencic, Dubai 2019

Junior number one and Wimbledon junior champion in 2013, Belinda Bencic was seen by some as the next big thing in women’s tennis. And everything went as according to plan: she reached the top 50 and the quarterfinals of the 2014 US Open, aged 17. She then went on to claim her maiden title in […]

How to buy 2019 Davis Cup finals tickets

Nadal, Madrid 2014

The ITF announced last summer a very controversial reform of the Davis Cup. Here’s all you need to know about the new format of the competition and how to buy tickets. The competition 18 teams will take part to the Davis Cup finals from 18 to 24 November: – last year’s 4 semi-finalists: Croatia, France, […]

Rotterdam 2019: Monfils is back!

Gael Monfils, Rotterdam 2019

In-form, in-love, focused, spectacular, former world number 6 Gael Monfils defeated Stan Wawrinka in an entertaining final 6-3 1-6 6-2. It was the first Rotterdam final between two unseeded players since 2008, when Michael Llodra defeated Robin Soderling. Semi-finalist in Sofia last week, Monfils registered some solid wins over David Goffin and Daniil Medvedev in […]

Rotterdam 2019: Stan Wawrinka advances to the final

Stan Wawrinka, Rotterdam 2019

3-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka is back in top form: he defeated number one seed Kei Nishikori in a thrilling 3-set match to advance to the Rotterdam final. Nishikori was bidding to reach his second final of the season, following his victory in Brisbane last month. The Swiss had beaten his friend Benoît Paire […]

Rotterdam 2019: Tsitsipas ousted by Dzumhur

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Rotterdam 2019

A few weeks ago he defeated Roger Federer in the fourth round of the Australian Open, and later advanced to the semifinals where he was ousted by Rafael Nadal: But today Stefanos Tsitsipas lost to world number 56 Damir Dzumhur – who had not won a match this year – in the first round of […]