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ATP/WTA Tour nation analysis: Georgia

WITH all the ATP Tour and WTA Tour tournaments on hiatus for the time being, Draft Central will take a look at various nations across the globe and analyse how the top players from that nation are performing. Our next nation is Georgia. Top ATP player: Nikoloz Basilashvili Rank: 27th (as of March 9, 2020) […]

ATP Dubai Tennis Championships: Seeded victories overshadowed by 39-minute blitz

WHILE five of the six seeds in action made their way into the Dubai Tennis Championships quarter finals in a predictable day of action, their games were overshadowed by a stunning performance from German, Jan-Lennard Struff. The world number 34 has always been considered a difficult opponent to play – he even took a set […]

ATP Dubai Tennis Championships: Fognini and RBA fall as other seeds progress through to Round of 16

FABIO Fognini has become the first seed to fall at the ATP Dubai Tennis Championships, after suffering a loss to Great Britain’s Dan Evans in the Round of 32. The hot-and-cold Italian firebrand was seeded fourth at the tournament, but again failed to make it past the first round, losing 3-6 6-4 7-5 to the […]

2020 ATP Dubai Tennis Championships preview: Djoker returns to Dubai as Fed Express rests

UNFORTUNATELY the stage that was set for the Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer rivalry to continue in Dubai has been stopped early with the Swiss Master pulling out of the next few tournaments due to injury. In an tournament with a past winners list that looks eerily similar to the Australian Open, the pair has […]

World Tennis Tournament: Tsitsipas survives opening round scare

SECOND seed and top 10 player, Stefanos Tsitsipas has survived an early scare to post a three-set win over Poland youngster, Hubert Hurkacz in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. Tsitsipas won last year’s ATP Finals series and is tipped to head into the top five sooner rather than later, but […]

Australian Open: Men’s Day 4 review – Gulbis and Verdasco remain alive in Aus Open

A COUPLE of top 10 picks and an Aussie up-and-comer are the only unseeded players remaining in the top half of the draw come Round 3 after only one seed fell in that half of the second round. It was business as usual in the top eighth of the men’s draw with all four seeds […]

Australian Open: Men’s Day 2 review – Gulbis winds back clock with first round upset

ON Day 2 of the 2020 Australian Open, a second top 20 Canadian seed fell – this time to a qualifier – while a number of others had to fight hard in order to survive against stiff opposition. In the top eighth of the draw, world number one Rafael Nadal started off his Australian Open […]

ATP Cup: Day 6 – Spain continues dominant form

DAY 6 of the ATP Cup saw plenty of intensity and pressure to boot, with nations fighting for purchase. Another 177 aces were hit throughout the day, taking the total money raised for the bushfire appeal up to $110,000. Group A Serbia 2 defeated Chile 1 Dusan Lajovic (SRB) defeated Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 6-2 7-6 […]

ATP Cup – Day 4 wrap: Serbia joins Australia in Final Eight after continued dominance

DAY 4 at the ATP Cup saw plenty of ups and downs, with the gap narrowing as nations look to head into the Final Eight. Serbia cemented their spot, joining Australia in the next stage of the tournament, while star players continued to prove their dominance across the board. A further 144 aces were hit […]

ATP Cup – Day 2 Wrap: Nations continue their clean sweeps in Brisbane

THE round-robin stage of the ATP Cup continued on Saturday in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. In the first two days 426 aces have been served, meaning $42,600 has been raised so far from the ATP Tour alone for bushfire relief. Group A: France 2 defeated Chile 1 Benoit Paire (FRA) defeated Nicolas Jarry (CHI) 6-7 […]

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