For those who didn’t get a chance to see the opening ceremonies for the Fed Cup tie in Montreal Saturday, he’s a bit of a taste of it.
Most of the top players are taking a break after the Australian and/or Davis Cup. So the three 250 events on offer last week offered a lot of opportunities for the rest.
Gael Monfils took full advantage.
(Above, construction on the new grass-court centre court in Stuttgart [From the ATP Tour])
The ATP has released its proposed calendar for 2015, with a few question marks and a few changes.
The first thing is that the Davis Cup weeks will change, with a new agreement between the ATP and ITF.
After the tragic death of her mother over the holidays, Nadia Petrova makes her 2014 main draw singles debut, after playing a couple of qualifying matches in Paris and two more in Doha. Her singles ranking stands at exactly 100.
A few weather issues leading up to this one in Buenos Aires, as you can see by the feature pic (from Rúben Ramirez Hidalgo’s Twitter).
A few wobbles in the second set, but Genie Bouchard got the job done for Canada in Fed Cup action Sunday.
Here’s what it looked like.
There was a lot going on in Fed Cup around the world, beyond the World Group I and II ties that took place over the weekend (and is still taking place in Spain).
The countries promoted from the zones to face Group II first-round losers will be Brazil, Netherlands, Romania and Thailand.
6-0, 6-3 over Vesna Dolonc Sunday, and Genie Bouchard put the Canadian team into a World Group I playoff tie in April.
Here’s how she did it.
Genie Bouchard’s 6-0, 6-3 victory over Vesna Dolonc in the first reverse singles Sunday clinched the tie for Canada over Serbia, giving the Canadians an opportunity to play for a spot in the prestigious World Group I come April.
There are eight ties going on around the world (for the most part, on hard courts indoors) this weekend in World Groups I and II.
Here’s a guide to what’s happened – Spain vs. Czech Republic, relayed by persistent rain, is still live.
Finals day around the ATP Tour. It was a day for some flash, as Gaël Monfils and Fabio Fognini both took titles, along with Marin Cilic in his home-country event.
When Genie Bouchard was asked during her press conference whether she could have done any better in her 6-1, 6-0 schooling of Serbia’s Jovana Jaksic, she answered this:
“I could have won 0 and 0.”
The way she played, it seemed that was almost her plan.