Auckland has some big names and some short prices — five of the top 25 players in the world are here and eleven of the top 50. That also means that we have five guys with single digit outright prices. That’s no fun.
Week one of the ATP Tour gets started… right now. Let’s break them down and see if there is any value in some outright picks to get the season started the right way.
What is pretty unique is that only one member of the 2017 tournament is returning for 2018, Andrey Rublev. Everyone else is new to the venture.
The final tennis tournament of the year is upon us. The season ends with a bang, in a Master 1000 event under the bright indoor lights of Paris, France.
The final lead-up events, to the year-end Masters Series event in Paris, take place in Switzerland and Austria this week. Everything stays indoors and as fans, we get some fast tracks, conducive to big serves and big forehands.
The hard sprint to the end of the season begins this week. With the Asian swing complete the tour heads to Europe to play some indoor tennis to finish the year. This week fans are graced with three separate events across the continent.
This years event looks well attended, with only Nadal and Isner from the top 10 not appearing. Those big names are joined by all the young stars on tour, including the Russian Three, Shapovalov, Chung, Tsitsipas, DeMinaur and Coric.
The Asian Swing continues with two bigger, 500 level, events this week in Beijing and Tokyo, as we build toward the premier tournament in the Far East next week.
The two tournaments on tap to kick things off in the far east are both relatively new. This is only the third edition in Chengdu and only the fifth edition in Shenzhen.
The first events, post US Open, to get the fall indoor season underway, are in St.Petersburg, Russia and Metz, France; two of the more picturesque, historical cities on the tour.