ESPN EXPERTS' PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS
Known for his showmanship on the court, Monfils is on a mission to prove he can also contend for big titles. He enters the Australian Open coming off a title run in Doha.
Click here for our Expert Picks on the women's draw. Given his breakout, the pressure will be on the year-old right away Down Under. But he landed in the quarter of death, which includes Thiem, Wawrinka, Djokovic and, not to be overlooked, his older brother and Australian Open quarterfinalist Mischa. In theory, with many of the other top players hobbled or returning from injury, this could be his breakout Slam.
But how would he handle playing his brother, or home favorite Kokkinakis, in the third round? Before commenting, please read our Posting Guidelines. It's France's third final in four years, while Croatia is in it's second in three years.
Spain was without world No. Nick Kyrgios I recently said that Kyrgios, who just won a tune-up title in Brisbane, would win his first major at Wimbledon. Roger Federer The defending champion has given us no reason to doubt him going into Roger Federer It must be Federer. Roger Federer Over the last year, a rested Federer has been a virtually unbeatable Federer.
Roger Federer Federer has aged like a fine wine, and has lightened his practice load even more in recent months. Roger Federer This time last year, most people had written Federer off. Roberto Bautista Agut Only three players stand out to me as genuine dark horses: Diego Schwartzman The world No. Gael Monfils Known for his showmanship on the court, Monfils is on a mission to prove he can also contend for big titles.
Alexander Zverev Given his breakout, the pressure will be on the year-old right away Down Under. Alexander Zverev In theory, with many of the other top players hobbled or returning from injury, this could be his breakout Slam. Four thoughts on the Davis Cup semifinals, and a big question for Noah, Paire, Tiafoe and Coric had big weekends, as Croatia and France reached the final.
Sep 16, by Steve Tignor. France, Croatia set up "inspired" re-run of World Cup soccer final It's France's third final in four years, while Croatia is in it's second in three years. It was a long road back for US Open champion Novak Djokovic, which is why he is going to make sure he doesn't take his eye off the ball.
Two winners, two very different stories. Whether or not you agree with what went down in the US Open women's final, one thing is for sure: It's time to change the coaching rules in tennis.
Serena Williams talks about the coaching warning she received during the US Open final and whether she would have changed anything from the match. The concerns about gender bias at the US Open only tell half the truth. And it wasn't only Williams who was punished for her success at the U.
Open, so too was Naomi Osaka. Who saw this coming? A half-century ago, Arthur Ashe made history at the US Open, an achievement that had a profound effect on tennis.
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