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.
The true warm-ups for Wimbledon are over, and after a success with Marin Cilic in London at 5/1, it’s time to move on to the traditional Wimbledon preamble in Eastbourne (nee Nottingham) and the newly created tournament in Antalya, Turkey.
Grass season is in full swing and this week represents the true warm-up events for Wimbledon. With this many big names in action, long shots may be hard to uncover, so let’s dig into each tournament and see what’s there.
Things kickoff this week in Stuttgart, Germany and s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, both six hours ahead of EST, so there will be breakfast tennis every morning for North American tennis fans.
The second major of the year and the mid-point of the tennis season are upon us with the onset of the French Open from Roland Garros on Sunday.
The major lead up events to the Rafa beatdown that is Roland Garros are over and the tour heads to two small 250 events as final prep while most of the big names take the week to rest up.
This week is the second leg of Europe’s version of the Sunshine Double. Much like Indian Wells and Miami in the United States, Madrid and Rome are two Masters Series 1000 events held in back to back weeks.
It’s the Rafa Show, back for week five of the clay season. Madrid is the second Masters Series event of the clay season.