With the 'Big 4' hegemony at the slams in the past decade which saw them winning a staggering 33 out of the 40 titles , the change of guard is very much on the cards with some really high caliber players in Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Theim, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsisipas who did pull off some major wins against the big guns at the ATP Masters Series tournaments last year.Russia's fourth seed Daniil Medvedev seems the most promising off the lot coming into the slam at the back of a sensational 2019 which saw him winning two master series finals, making it to six straight finals and losing a hard fought 5-set US Open final to Rafael Nadal. Austria's Dominic Theim who has immensely improved on hard courts over the past two seasons and shed off his clay court specialist tag could possibly be another quarterfinal contender. The two time French Open finalist would look to improve his best 4th round performance at the slam. Greece' rising tennis sensation Stefanos … [Read more...] about Australian Open 2020: Djokovic, Nadal Hot Favourites To Win Title Amid Strong Challenge From Young Brigade
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First round start time The second day of the first round of the Australian Open gets underway at 11 a.m. local time on Tuesday morning. However, because of the 16-hour difference between Melbourne and the east coast of the U.S., that means matches get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Monday evening. … [Read more...] about Australian Open 2020 Schedule: Where to Watch Rafael Nadal First Round Match, Start Time, Live Stream
In the aftermath of the revelations 13 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Pace) were found to have accepted gifts or bribes from the Azerbaijani government and were expelled from the Council of Europe, an organisation set up in 1949 “to promote democracy and protect human rights and the rule of law in Europe”. The donations were made around the time Pace was compiling a report into institutionalised corruption and the suppression of politician dissent in Azerbaijan. … [Read more...] about Why did Uefa hand Azerbaijan hosting rights for the Europa League final?