Showing posts for: Gael Monfils
World number two finds Djoker card to fend-off Fearnley

SERBIAN star Novak Djokovic got a little more than he bargained for against unknown 22-year-old Brit Jacob Fearnley, with the world number 277 pushing the 24-time Grand Slam winner across three hours in a four-set match on Centre Court at Wimbledon. In a David vs Goliath story, the Edinburgh local was ranked outside the top […]

Djoker shrugs off Spaniard to reach third round

WORLD number one Novak Djokovic needs to reach the 2024 Roland Garros final in order to retain top spot, and so far, so good for the Serbian star after her rolled Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena in straight sets. In a one-sided match, Djokovic had a challenge early in the first set, but won 14 of […]

Monfils makes more magic at French Open

HOMETOWN hero Gael Monfils is through to the second round of Roland Garros, winning in front of a passionate crowd over Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild. The 37-year-old in his 17th French Open won in four sets, 6-2 3-6 6-3 6-4 to set up a Round of 64 encounter with Italian Lorenzo Musetti. A former semi-finalist […]

2024 Roland Garros men’s singles preview

TOMORROW night Australian time the 2024 French Open kicks off in Paris, with a star-studded draw set to provide plenty of highlights in the men’s singles. We take a look at what the draw could provide, with the contenders and the Aussies to how they are placed. REIGNING CHAMPION Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Reigning champion Novak […]

Pop goes the Rublev, as defending champ ousted by Aussie

AUSSIE Alexei Popyrin caused a massive boilover at the Monte Carlo Masters overnight, defeating top 10 star and defending champion Andrey Rublev to set up an all-Aussie third round match with Alex de Minaur. Popyrin has always shown the potential to be a top-line player, and he put it all together against the sixth seed, […]

Demon dash – Aussie races into second round

TOP-RANKED Australian Alex de Minaur was at his brutal best, making light work of Swiss Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka to reach the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters in a flurry. Needing just 63 minutes against the wildcard, de Minaur won 6-3 6-0, including the last eight games of the match. Wasting no […]

PREVIEW | 2024 Miami Open ATP 1000

REIGNING champion Daniil Medvedev has the opportunity to defend a title for the first time in his career, coming into the 2024 Miami Open ATP 1000 event off the back of a finals appearance at Indian Wells. Medevedev is yet to successfully defend a title, and he comes in as one of the favourites after […]

Indian Wells D8 wrap: Navarro stuns Sabalenka

IT was a great day for the local fans at Indian Wells as they enjoyed both American women’s singles talents reaching the quarter finals. The biggest result was that of 23rd seed Emma Navarro who continued her fantastic 2024 form to knock off Australian Open winner and number two seed, Aryna Sabalenka. In an up […]

Indian Wells D6 wrap: Nardi nails Djoker in giant upset

LAST month Italian Luca Nardi lost to the 409th ranked Ramkumar Ramanathan in a Challenger event in India, and today the 20-year-old stunned world number one Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells. Becoming the lowest ranked player to defeat Djokovic at a Masters 1000 or Grand Slam since 2008, Nardi shocked the tennis world with a […]

Indian Wells D4 wrap: Gael storms into Pole’s position

FRENCH veteran Gael Monfils has enjoyed a career resurgence in 2024, and that continued in the second round of Indian Wells when he stunned eighth seeded Pole, Hubert Hurkacz. The 37-year-old Monfils bagelled the unsuspecting Hurkacz in the first set, and after losing the second in a tiebreaker stepped back ip to the plate to […]

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