Author: La rédaction de TBN
The performance should not be overlooked. If Aslan Karatsev was still a virtual unknown in 2020, beating him 6-3, 6-0 in 2021 is almost a feat. Sebastian Korda managed to do just that in the previous round, ending the Russian's streak of 15 straight wins against players ranked beyond the TOP 5 - the world No. 27 only failed to beat Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem this year.[......]Read More
Three Grand Slam titles on the court between the current world No. 1 and the one who ruled the women's circuit in 2013. If the Miami Masters 1000 is deprived of many of the top players in the men's game, its female counterpart, despite the absence of Serena Williams, has some great matches to look forward to. The match between Ashleigh Barty and Victoria Azarenka is certainly one of them.
Ferro favourite against Zheng? Nice duel for this first round. After a good tournament in Lyon where the Frenchwoman reached the semi-finals, Fiona Ferro showed that she could be competitive on hard court. She is very motivated at the beginning of the season and has the necessary technical skills to beat the Chinese.[......]Read More
You have to go back to the summer of 2019 to see the Spaniard in the quarterfinals again. Since then, Roberto Carballes Baena has performed better in Challenger (a final and a semi-final) but without being transcendent either. The 97th in the world is very irregular, capable of beating Shapovalov at Roland Garros as well as losing to Petrovic and three times to Thiago Monteiro.[......]Read More
Titled this Sunday in Montpellier, David Goffin will have only had 72 hours to recover but it's always easier to get back on the court after a good week and a regained confidence. As we have seen in the game, the Belgian has been much more enterprising and more regular in the exchanges. He hurt his different opponents during the exchange by varying a lot and finding angles in the forehand.
We could have this Saturday in the final of the WTA 500 tournament in Adelaide the presence of two young players whose sum of age is less than that of Serena Williams. Coco Gauff and Iga Swiatek are hungry for titles despite their young age. They will both be the favourites to go through to the semi-finals.
This is the match not to be missed. An opposition that should offer us a lot of entertainment. On the one hand, we'll have the acrimony of Danielle Collins, who has just beaten the world number 1 and title holder of this tournament in Adelaide. In both sets, Barty had the break ahead but the American's strength of abnegation was highlighted on this match with a lot of character in this warrior.[......]Read More
The Belgian continues her journey in Australia after her title at the Gippsland Trophy and a Round of 16 at the AO. She shows total confidence in her surfing on her good end of the 2020 season. Her serve is efficient and her game is very solid on her back line. She has this ability to defend very well but also to go forward to come and get the points at the net.
Interesting match to follow between the talented Francisco Cerundolo, very fit on clay (21 victories in his last 24 matches) and the Italian Gianluca Mager. The young Argentinian (22 years old) has won 7 ITF tournaments but especially three Challengers tournaments in 2020 and has just confirmed with a final played last week despite a positive test at Covid-19 a few weeks ago.
Carlos Alcaraz is a pure product of the Spanish school. In 2020, he made his ranges on the lower floor, first on hard ground where he won two ITFs and then on his favourite surface - clay - during the Challengers of Alicante, Barcelona, Cordenons and Trieste. He has a very good technique and still needs to perfect his play forward and at the net. A rare thing for his age (17 years old), he manages the important points with great determination.