Lucas Pouille discusses recovery after elbow surgery, comeback plans for 2021

Lucas Pouille: Surgery went well, I hope to soon be back on court

Lucas Pouille, a former world number 10, underwent season-ending surgery in 2019 and had an elbow operation last summer too during the COVID-enforced tennis shutdown – but has now revealed the extent of his injuries as he’s keen to adopt a gradual approach to this latest comeback, not applying much pressure or heightened expectations for himself going forward. Continue reading

Thiem’s coach Nicolas Massu: I see a bright future, he can win more Slams

Dominic Thiem: I'm As Good As Anyone Here, But Better Than No-One | ATP Tour | Tennis

Thiem’s coach Nicolas Massu has heaped praise on the Austrian, after an unforgettable year where the 27-year-old won his first Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows in September – having fallen short eight months earlier in his maiden hard-court final at the Australian Open. Critics believe this is just the start as he establishes his pedigree, a sentiment Massu agrees with. Continue reading

Australian Open 2021: Roger Federer doubtful to play, knee recovery not 100%

Australian Open 2020: Roger Federer results and form ahead of quarter-final  with Tennys Sandgren

Roger Federer hasn’t played a competitive match since losing in straight-sets against eventual champion Novak Djokovic in last year’s semi-finals at the Australian Open and the 20-time Grand Slam winner has recently admitted his recovery from a troublesome knee injury isn’t yet 100% – creating doubt as to whether he’ll be fit in time for the proposed February 8 start date.  Continue reading

Daniil Medvedev’s historic ATP Finals win sets up a very promising 2021

Daniil Medvedev hopes ATP Finals a sign of things to come with young guns forming 'great rivalries' - Tennis365.com

Daniil Medvedev recovered from a set down to beat US Open champion Dominic Thiem and win this year’s Nitto ATP Finals, making history in London on Sunday. Eleven years after his Russian compatriot Nikolay Davydenko won the first edition at The 02, the 24-year-old defiantly rose to the occasion in a way that sets him – and others – up brilliantly for a promising 2021 campaign.  Continue reading

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal storms past Novak Djokovic to 20th Slam title

Rafael Nadal wins 13th French Open title, ties Roger Federer with 20th Grand Slam - CBSSports.com

Rafael Nadal was ruthlessly brilliant en route to yet another French Open title, beating world number one Novak Djokovic in straight-sets – 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 – clinching his 13th Roland Garros trophy in style, having returned to competitive action less than a month ago. The Spaniard also joins esteemed company: Roger Federer on a record-tying 20 career Grand Slam titles. Continue reading

French Open 2020: Djokovic outlasts gutsy Tsitsipas, will clash with Nadal in Final

French Open 2020 – Novak Djokovic halts Stefanos Tsitsipas comeback to set up Rafael Nadal showdown - Eurosport

Stefanos Tsitsipas saved a match point deep in the third set and rallied back from two sets down to force a decider against world number one Novak Djokovic, who ultimately recovered under pressure – winning it 6-1 – and will now face 12-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s Final after the Spaniard exacted revenge against Diego Schwartzman hours earlier. Continue reading

French Open 2020: Tsitsipas will play Djokovic in Friday’s semis as both progress

French Open 2020: Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Andrey Rublev to achieve  semi-finals - NewsKing

Ten days after losing to him in their Hamburg final on the eve of this year’s rescheduled Roland Garros tournament, world number six Stefanos Tsitsipas made relative light work of Andrey Rublev to reach the second Grand Slam semi-final of his career. He’ll play world no. 1 Novak Djokovic on Friday, who recovered from a set down to beat Pablo Carreno Busta on Wednesday. Continue reading