• Andy Murray

    Bercy 2014 day 3: Murray vs Benneteau

    Win his straight sets win over Julien Benneteau on Wednesday, Andy Murray has now won 19 of his last 21 matches, with 3 titles under his belt (Shenzhen, Vienna and Valencia). 6-3 6-4 for the Scot who can thank Benneteau for all his unforced errors. Murray who is fifth in the race, needs to reach […]

  • Novak Djokovic

    Bercy 2014 day 2: Djokovic vs Kohlschreiber

    A really solid 6-3 6-4 win for Novak Djokovic who is once again the big favorite for the title here. But he could lose his number one ranking if he loses in quarterfinals and Roger Federer wins the tournament. Djokovic’s coach, Boris Becker won the Bercy tournament three times in 1986, 1989 and 1992. He […]

  • Richard Gasquet

    Bercy 2014 day 1: Gasquet vs Istomin

    Bothered by a back injury before the French Open, Richard Gasquet has had a disappointing season so far: he reached only one final (Eastbourne, loss to Feliciano Lopez) and is now out of the top 20. With a good performance in Paris he could secure a spot in the French Davis Cup team that will […]

  • New Balance 2015 collection

    New Balance Press Day: SS15 Collection

    On Thursday October 23rd I represented Tennis-Buzz at a press day hosted at the Hoxton Arches, London, where New Balance showcased its SS15 collections. With soon-to-be-released sports performance and lifestyle clothing products on show, together with an extensive new footwear collection, I was of course particularly keen to get a sneak peek of the latest […]

  • Bercy Arena

    Bercy report #1: the POPB

    Home of the Paris Bercy Masters since 1986, the POPB (Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy) can be can be easily recognized by its pyramidal shape and its walls covered with sloping lawn. Opened in 1984, it was conceived as a modifiable sports arena capable of accomodating between 3500 and 17000 spectators for over 24 sports from […]

  • POPB

    A look back at Bercy 2013

    For the first time in years, all the big stars (minus Murray who had back surgery) played the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. Nadal and Djokovic were fighting for the number 1 ranking whereas Federer, Wawrinka, Tsonga and co were all fighting for a qualification to the ATP Finals in London. For the first time […]

  • Stade Pierre Mauroy

    Stade Pierre Mauroy guided tour

    Last Saturday I took a guided tour of Stade Pierre Mauroy, that will host the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland from 21 to 23 November. To be honest, I’ve been quite disappointed by the guided tour: there’s not much to visit, it lasts around 40 minutes only and explanations by the guide were […]

  • Chris Evert

    Chris Evert, an American Original

    By Neil Amdur, World Tennis, December 1989 By remaining true to herself, Jimmy Evert’s little girl gave new meaning to the word champion For two decades she was Our Girl, Chrissie, Chris America, The Girl Next Door. She amazed us with her carriage, consistency and cool. And as she matured before our eyes, from a […]

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Wimbledon 1969: Laver’s getting beat by an Indian

From Rod Laver‘s book The education of a tennis player: It didn’t seem to matter whether I knew much of the Centre Court or not when I played Premjit Lall in the second round. We were out on Court 4, which was right across from Centre Court. No grandstand. Spectators stood in the aisles between […]

Wimbledon 2010: Rafael Nadal defeats Tomas Berdych

From Rafael Nadal autobiography Rafa: That diesel engine image Carlo Costa uses to describe me was especially appropriate in this tournament. I started sluggishly, but once I got going, there was no stopping me. I nearly went out in the second round, squeaking through in five sets, but the further I advanced and the tougher […]