Lleyton Hewitt has thrown his weight behind John Millman

Lleyton Hewitt has thrown his weight behind John Millman for the upcoming Round of 4 contest of the Davis Cup and the youngster is keen to repay his skipper with a strong performance on the court,

Belgium is Australia’s opposition in the tie and it’s not an opposition which can be taken for granted because there are some quality players on their side in both the singles and doubles category.

It was believed that Hewitt would opt for the more experienced Thanasi Kokkinakis and not the rookie Millman for this much important tie, but the former world no. 1 surprised everyone with his pick.

The reason why Hewitt has given the preference to Millman is because he has impressed him in the training sessions ahead of the tie.

Also the fact that Millman was able to make it to Round 3 at Flushing Meadows recently would have helped his case as well.

An ecstatic Millman considers it as the highest point of his career, to get the opportunity to feature for his nation and he wants to make the most of it. (more…)


#NextGenATP Alexander Zverev has won the 2017 Coupe Rogers title in Montreal, defeating Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4.

The German youngster sailed to his second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title after seeing off Novak Djokovic to claim his first earlier in the season.

Zverev is now the first player aside the ‘Big four’ – Federer, Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray – to lift multiple Masters 1000 trophies in a season since David Nalbandian stunned the tennis community back in 2007. He is the second active person, aside Jo-WilfriedTsonga and outside of the ‘Big Four’ to hold more than one Masters 1000 title.

The excited youngster said: “Winning two Masters 1000 titles in the same year is something amazing. I played well winning Washington and here. It’s something amazing, back-to-back weeks. I feel great. I feel like I’m playing some of the best tennis of my life.” (more…)


Eugenie Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist, has said that Maria Sharapovashould not be allowed to play the game of tennis again, labelling the multiple Grand Slam winner a “cheat.”

Sharapova is said not to be an intentional doper, reducing her two year ban from tennis to 15 months which she has since served.

Top tennis stars have spoken against the return of the French Open champ but she has returned and returned big! Sharapova defeated Roberta Vinci and Ekaterina Makarovaat the Stuttgart Open after 15 months out.

“She’s a cheater and I don’t think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play again. I think from the WTA it sends the wrong message to young kids: cheat and we’ll welcome you back with open arms. I don’t think that’s right and she’s not someone I can say I look up to anymore,” Bouchard said. (more…)


Rafael Nadal’s father and coach Carlos Moya has said that the Spaniard has three to five years left on the ATP Tour, according to reports.

The Spain international has seen a gradual comeback to the elite of the sport since Moya joined his team.

Nadal reached the last eight in Brisbane – losing to Milos Raonic in three sets. Nadal surprisingly reached the final of the Australian Open in January before losing to rival Roger Federer. This week he reached the final in Acapulco. He achieved all this with the help of Moya.

In an interview about what next to expect from the multiple time Grand Slam winner, Moya said:

“It will be almost impossible to equal the results he had in the past, but on the other side I am next to a player who won many Grand Slam titles and who was World No 1. It makes your job easier. A good coach always needs a good player to do well, and from this point of view with Rafa, it’s easier.” (more…)


Former world No.1, Roger Federer has debunked talks that he would have won more Grand Slam titles if Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic were not present.


The tennis superstar has released a statement describing such claims as untrue.

The 35-year old player, who has 17 Grand Slam titles to his name, has iterated that the number of Grand Slams he won would be unchanged irrespective of Nada or Djokovic’s presence.

“I think if they (Nadal and Djokovic) hadn’t been around, there would have been someone else. Or maybe without them I wouldn’t have had the same motivation and the same career. I don’t know how to explain it, but I think I would have the same number of Slams, with or without them,” Federer said.

Last week, Todd Woodbridge had openly expressed his thought that, Federer would have won 20 Grand Slams if Nadal was not around. In an interview with Tennis Smash, he said:

“Of all the players I have seen, Federer is the best of all time, who can play on all surfaces. If it wouldn’t be for Rafael Nadal, he would have won more Roland Garros, and now maybe he would have 20 Slam titles.” (more…)

Andy Roddick not sure whom to Choose between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer

Andy Roddick believes it’s only when the careers of both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer end, it can be said who is better of the two.

According to Roddick, can someone weigh a certain film against another film if he has not watched both the films entirely and has watched only the initial couple of hours of the films? No, he can’t do that because he is unknown to climax of the films having not seen the end.

It is the same with the players. When they are still going and you have no idea how many more titles they can win, you are not in a position to make the comparisons between them.

Obviously, at present, Djokovic is sharper and is winning more matches, but, he has to have at least three more fruitful seasons in terms of winning the slams to beat Federer.

The Serbian will be 30 next season and 30 is an age after which you never know when a player starts slipping from the top. Many greats, once they have been to 30, they have had their career graph follow a downward curve. (more…)