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.
The U.S. Open, held annually in Flushing Meadows, NY, is one of the oldest tennis tournaments on the planet and the only grand slam event to employ final set tiebreakers.
Who is there? Who actually wants to play tennis? Two key questions that need to be answered before diving into who is going to win in the event before the US Open.
August is the month of big boy, hard court tennis. Right on the heels of the Canadian Open is the Cincinnati Masters. Along with the Sunshine Double and the Madrid/Rome wind-up for the French Open, this is the third instance of back-to-back Masters Series events on the calendar.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner. That’s the saying, right? After a 5/1 winner in Washington, with Alex Zverev doing the back to back, the tour heads to Toronto for the Rogers Cup (Canadian Open).
The last week with three tournaments till the end of the season gets underway Monday, with events in Kitzbuhel, Austria, Washington, DC and Los Cabos, Mexico.
With British pomp and circumstance in the rearview, let’s dig into Week 29 on the tour and see if there is some value in these minor tournaments.
The next two weeks are the greatest fortnight in tennis as every player is geared up to play the most unique of tournaments. This is Wimbledon.