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Davis Cup Qualifiers preview I: Top four seeds

DAVIS Cup qualifiers are set to get underway this weekend, with the traditional format – reverse singles and one doubles – in place for the matches. Over the next three days, we will preview the 12 World Group clashes, with the winners advancing to the Davis Cup Finals in November. FRANCE [1] vs ECUADOR Palais […]

ATP Tour Player Focus: Juan Manuel Cerundolo

ARGENTINIAN rising star Juan Manuel Cerundolo is fast becoming one of the more dangerous clay court talents, albeit on the ITF circuit, as he steadily rises up the ATP Tour world rankings. Starting the 2021 season ranked way down in 341st, Cerundolo has enjoyed a strong year on the clay, currently holding a 42-19 record. It […]

Davis Cup future side: Belgium

IT has seemed a world away since Spain lifted the 2019 Davis Cup. While the 2020 edition was ultimately cancelled and had to be postponed until 2021, it gives tennis fans extra time to work out what teams might look like when it recommences. Draft Central will take a look at various nations over the […]

Round of 32 at Cologne and Antwerp begin with close affairs

THE ATP 250 Rounds of 32 began at the European Open in Antwerp, Belgium and the second straight tournament in Cologne, Germany, with plenty of action across the two competitions. At Cologne, just one of the two seeds heads through to the Round of 16, with ninth seed Marin Cilic unable to maintain control against American Steve […]

2020 European Open preview: Seven top 20 players set for Antwerp

SEVEN top 20 ATP Tour players will descend on Antwerp for the 2020 European Open which starts on Monday. The ATP 250 event is a hard court event and will see a stacked lineup, with 44th ranked Albert Ramos-Vinolas the lowest ranked direct acceptance, whilst Matteo Berrettini (8th) will head in as the top seed. […]

Davis Cup Qualifiers review: Home court proves strong advantage

OF the 12 teams to qualify for the Davis Cup Finals in November, 10 of those moving through qualifying were the home nation in their respective ties over the weekend. So strong was the home court advantage or home nation support, was that the number two and three seeds were bundled out, with only the […]

2020 Davis Cup Qualifiers preview: Finals spots up for grabs in huge weekend of action

THE Davis Cup qualifiers take place over the weekend, with 12 matches across the globe. Each of the winning sides will book a place in November’s new format Davis Cup Finals, joining 2019 semi-finalists Canada, Great Britain, Russia and Spain, and the two wildcards in France and Serbia. [1] Croatia vs. India Croatia: Marin Cilic, […]

Australian Open: Qualifying Rounds 2/3 – Former Wimbledon Junior runner-up and ATP Top 10 pick advance to main draw

THE first of the main draw qualifiers are through to the Australian Open starting Monday after a number of men’s and women’s finals were played yesterday. The remainder of the finals will be played today, with 32 qualifiers all-up – 16 men and 16 women – making it through to the final 128 players who […]

Australian Open: Qualifying – Round 1 – Highest ranked Aussie Inglis to face Bouchard in second round

PLAYERS desperate to earn one of 16 spots in the main draw of the Australian Open kicked off their campaign yesterday with the first half of the Round 1 qualifying matches taking place. With poor air quality around the entire state including Melbourne Park, it made it tough for players who fought through for the […]

ATP Cup: Day 8 – Top two players advance to ATP Cup semis

THE world’s top two male tennis players will compete in the ATP Cup semi-finals after both Novak Djokovic’s Serbia and Rafael Nadal‘s Spain emerged victorious on Day 8 of the ATP Cup. Serbia and Spain join Russia and Australia in the semi-finals – as predicted by Draft Central‘s tournament preview – though the two semi-finals […]

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