The last tournament before the US Open! The last non-Slam event in North America until the Sunshine Double! A Saturday final! Seven different champs in the last seven years! Strap in for a weird and wild seven days.
The second big step on the path to the US Open gets underway on Monday. It’s a Master Series 1000 tournament, meaning it’s mandatory for the vast majority of the players on tour and the field is a solid 56 players deep.
Maybe one of the poorest weeks on the tennis calendar… next to the week AFTER Wimbledon. Tour stops in Antalya, Turkey and Eastbourne, England have generally failed to attract big names in recent years.
Grass season is finally here. It’s short and sweet. Six tournaments over three weeks in the lead-up to Wimbledon — almost no one plays more than two of the three weeks and everyone’s eyes are on the first week of July.