Hey Tennis World.Happy 2013 , a little late but Ive been busy with Family In Australia.Ive been keeping and eye on tennis events in New Zealand as well as here in Australia.You can keep updated with my twitter posts so to get the latest hard hitting ,, tell it how it is , so give me a follow on twitter. Yes readers I saw that the New Zealand Fed cup team has been named,, apart from Marina who hasn't been setting the world on fire, the team just shows the depth of women's tennis in NZ made up of juniors and good solid club players. And what about NZ number 1 man Statham pulling out of the Davis Cup team...He did not even get a live singles rubber last match. Stay reading the "eye" will get to the bottom of this latest debacle. The women's Auckland event has come and gone and now the Men's event has started, one NZ newspaper said this about the NZ men "There will be three New Zealanders in the second round of Heineken Open qualifying in Auckland today, the best effort in recent years participation..." well that comment does not fool the eye , this tournament is not huge and I don't think byes should count as a win. Of course no one progressed to the main draw.Dan King Turner who won the NZ champs and received a wild card to the event and plays qualifier Jesse Levine who thrashed NZ Davis cupper Michael Venus 3 and 0.If I was a betting man Id back Levine to win this match.Oh I believe that NZ tennis is close to naming the other half of the Davis Cup duo the HP coach or what ever.this new position is.. Vos moves to Davis cup coach really! I mean how is this going to work, anyhow you may be able to work out who is going to get this position by singing a few lines of south of the border down Queenstown way.Let me say this is not official....YET
Ok Remember Tomic the Tank engine, well he beat world number 1 Novak Djokovic in the Hopman Cup. He has been the talk of Australian Tennis..have the public forgiven his past attitude, he says he is heading for the top 10 Oh c'mon Bernie the Hopman Cup is an exhibition event.Tomorow Tomic takes on Marinko Matosevic Aussie number 1 in Sydney,last time they met Bernie's father pulled him off the court citing the umpire was cheating and Marinko allowed to foot fault at will.I am sure this match will be the real deal and not exhibition! Impressed with Aussie John "the milkman" Millman when he took on Andy Murray, I hope it was the real deal and not just a one off performance .Nothing new here Sam Stosur is still losing...Coach must change Sammy.A couple of young Aussie males may make a few older players sit up and take note, more about these guys soon, I have written about them before but I believe they show promise.Apart from Stosur really no one to make headlines this year ,with young Ashley Barty the standout.
Just to let you know plenty more to come as I head to Melbourne for the first week of the Aussie Open.
PS. Sasha Jones has been rewarded for becoming an Aussie a Wildcard to the Main draw of the Aussie Open.