This Week’s Tournaments:
Davis Cup – Round 1
Last Week’s Winners:
Henri Kontinen & John Peers
Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Lucie Safarova
Abigail Spears & Juan Sebastian Cabal
Roger Federer Defeats Rafael Nadal To Win 18th Major Title
We got the dream final we’d all been hoping for since the draw came out: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal! It was the first time they’ve played against each other in a slam final since 2011. The 5-set match was thrilling from start to finish, with Federer winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. The surprising final was especially sweet considering both players had been sidelined with injuries just months ago. It’s wonderful seeing both players back on tour and on top of the game! We’re looking forward to the rest of the season.
The Bulgarian fans were out in full force throughout the Australian Open, cheering on Grigor Dimitrov through the Semifinals. Grigor was very impressive in his run to the Semis. He pushed Nadal to 5 sets in one of the best matches of the tournament. We’re glad to see Grigor playing at such a high level again, and can only hope this leads to a great season for him!
Mischa Zverev Reaches Career High Ranking
Zverev was a name heard frequently over the last two weeks, but it wasn’t talk of the 19-year-old #NextGen star Sascha Zverev. His older brother, 29-year-old Mischa Zverev, reached the Quarterfinals of a slam for the first time, defeating current #1 Andy Murray in the process. He lost to eventual champion Roger Federer in the Quarterfinals, but Mischa is now at a career high ranking of #35.
Davis Cup Round 1 Action
We’re already going through tennis withdrawl with the Australian Open ending. Lucky for us, the 2017 Davis Cup gets underway this weekend, with first round ties happening around the world February 3-5. Make sure you tune in and cheer for your favorite teams!
World Group Round 1: (host country in bold)
Argentina vs Italy
USA vs Switzerland
Germany vs Belgium
Australia vs Czech Republic
Japan vs France
Canada vs Great Britain
Serbia vs Russia
Croatia vs Spain