How hard it is for Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin! He started his 2021 season very badly and despite a victory against Juan Ignacio Londero in his first match, there is not much left behind. He made an illusion on a set against Dominic Thiem then followed two defeats at home to the Nur Sultan Challengers against Mackenzie McDonald and Frederico Ferreira Silva, in two dry sets each time.[......]Read More
Author: Romain Tamburrino
After almost a year without playing in a tournament (apart from a match in Rome), Switzerland's Belinda Bencic is back in the final of a WTA tournament for the first time from Moscow at the end of October 2019. In this duel, she will take on Poland's Iga Swiatek, a new nugget on the circuit since her first title at Roland Garros.[......]Read More
In spite of the complicated conditions surrounding this Australian Open and the players who didn't have an equal preparation, the women's hierarchy settles down on the hard surface with three semi-finalists already present at the US Open. In the final, Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady will be the next ones to beat Serena Williams and Karolina Muchova.
The entire tennis microcosm agrees that Aslan Karatsev made tennis history by becoming the first player from the qualifiers to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for his first appearance. He will face one of the three greatest legends of the sport, Novak Djokovic and his 8 titles in Australia! The Serb has always won the Australian Open when he reached the last four.
Considering the strength of the riders and the order of the semi-finals, everything suggested a Spanish-Serbian final and a superb Nadal-Djokovic in the prelude of the Australian Open. After the elimination of Serbia - the defending champion - by Germany, it could even be that the finalists of last year's competition will also be eliminated.