Roland Garros for 2017 is now under way and the BETA team have put together their personal predications for the title this year in both the men’s and women’s events. As always there are some interesting view….
In a flash her career was over,
Next in line was Sugarpova,
WTA said a champion could come back
Naturally she was over the moon,
Many argue it’s a few days too soon
Watch out – Maria’s on the attack
We have just witnessed the final two hard court events before the clay court season begins. These tournaments have thrown up some surprising results and for me one thing kept coming up throughout the last two weeks in the USA; how much fitter the men are at 30+ than they were a couple of generations ago.
Jo Konta yesterday won her second title of the season when she defeated Caroline Wozniacki in Miami. This was Konta’s first ‘WTA Premier Mandatory’ level title (the highest level under the grand slams). A lot has been discussed in the media about the level of mental and emotional improvement Konta has reached in the past 18 months, (also by us The Mental Rise of Konta), but she has also improved her physical game a huge amount as well. One of these physical aspects is her relentless high baseline court position.
Indian Wells the first Masters 1000 of the season in the Californian desert paradise of Palm Springs, is well under way and we witnessed a major upset last weekend, with world number 1, Andy Murray going down to Canada’s Vasek Pospisil. This was Murray’s second consecutive loss to a player executing a game plan that has been somewhat scarce over the past decade or more…net rushing from serve and return! Is this strategy coming back into the game?
Hello from Melbourne! The Aussie Open for 2017 is well under way and the doubles event has started. How do these top players look to gain the advantage at the start of each point….?
Has the average height of top players in the ATP year-end ranking increased over the past decades? Is the game now solely dominated by bigger and stronger players than ever before?
What do Jamie and Bruno, the Bryan Brothers and many other doubles specialist do to be at the top of the game?
The 2016 ATP season can be best described as a year of two halves. The first being dominated by Djokovic and the second taken over by Murray. Going into the ATP World Tour finals, the year end no.1 ranking is still up for grabs, so what will it take to win in London with the faster indoor conditions and more specifically what will the 8 finalists have to do themselves to have good week at the showcase end of season event?