2019 ATP clay court season guide

Rafael nadal, babolat exhibition, Roland Garros 2018

Good bye hard courts and hello clay! With spring comes the clay court season that leads to the second Grand Slam of the year, Roland Garros. Although French players have had little success on this surface in recent years, clay was invented in Cannes, south of France … by English players William and Ernest Renshaw. […]

The Next Gen, 2 years after

Next Gen players

Before the start of the 2017 Indian Wells tournament, the ATP held an event featuring a few of the players in contention for the qualification to the inaugural edition of the Next Gen Finals. Fans had the chance to meet and hear from the future stars of the mens game. Two years later, let’s have […]

Dubai 2019: Federer stops Tsitsipas, wins 100th title

Federer wins 100th title

In a rematch of their fourth round meeting at the Australian Open, 37-year old Roger Federer schooled 20-yr old Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 in the Dubai final, to win his 100th career title. Federer claimed his first trophy just more than 18 years ago, in February 2001 in Milan, defeating Julien Boutter in the final, […]

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, […]