Roger Federer - Quite incredible how well he is moving around the court, showing how hard he must have been working over the past 6 months.
It's great to have Rafa back in the mix as well, which only helps to keep tennis high on the agenda as one of the world's most popular sports.
In my opinion Federer and Nadal have contributed more than any other players in the past 15 years to the popularity of tennis.
They could meet in the final, but I don't think they will unfortunately, as I can't see Nadal getting there (would love to be wrong!).
I hope Federer wins overall, but expect Raonic to take it with these light balls. Not my favourite player (Raonic), but this is his time to win.
Do lighter tennis balls & faster courts improve tennis for the spectator?
If the tournament is anything to go by then I would say yes! Zverev beating Murray and Istomin winning v Djokovic, plus Federer able to play more aggressively than normal all contributes to less predictable results and more entertaining tennis. Roger in his post match interview v Zverev said as much commenting on the speed of the courts and balls. He feels that it allows for more styles of play to succeed and not just the usual baseline "slugfests" as he put it.
Will other tournaments follow the Oz Open lead and speed up the courts/balls? I hope so....
Update on our Special Hosted Weeks
- Sardinia - June 10th to 17th - Adults Only - 8 spaces left
- Trapani (Sicily) New Doubles Only Format for 2017 - July 22nd to 29th - Adults Only - 14 spaces left
- Trapani (Sicily) New Doubles Only Format for 2017 - 29th July to 5th August - Adults Only - 13 spaces left
- Lucca (Tuscany) - August 19th to 26th - All Welcome - FULL
- Lucca (Tuscany) - August 26th to Sept 2nd - Adults Only - FULL
- Sardinia - September 2nd to 9th September - Adults Only - 10 spaces left
There is still time to book your place on one of our Special Hosted Weeks, but not in Lucca as both of those weeks are now full! So sorry if you've missed out but as you can see we still have spaces in Sicily or Sardinia.
If doubles is your thing, then our Special Hosted Weeks in Trapani (Sicily) would be just perfect for you where we will be doing a more intensive version of our normal special hosted weeks focusing on improving your doubles strategy. These weeks are aimed at aspiring club team players and upwards. For more information CLICK here
If you love being near the sea in the most beautiful waters in Italy then Sardinia could be for you?
These are our classic hosted weeks where we work on all aspects of your technique and doubles strategy but also with enough free time to explore the amazing turquoise waters and local islands......
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For full details please contact Laura on firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you wish to travel outwith the Special Hosted Week dates please do not hesitate to get in touch with your requirements and we will tailor a tennis holiday to suit....