World men’s tennis has taken a uniquely different turn since the PBN Paribas Open in Indian Wells after former world number one Roger Federer had his 17 win streak broken through his loss to Juan Martin Del Potro, and also his loss to Thanasi Kokkinakis in the Miami Open where he dropped to world number two.
The twist and turn of events in the Miami Open has undeniably turned around the face of world Men Tennis as it brought to an end the era of easily predicting the winners of set matches owing to the benchmark the players have set for themselves in previous games and the people they are playing with.
It got a little boring having to watch Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic dominate the Men’s Tennis tournaments from January through March. At least everything has taken a shift from the steady turnout of events.
The win over former world number one brought about a whole lot of excitement, chaos and new challenges to the Tennis world in general. It has paved way for the younger players to exhibit and showcase their skills and also believe in their capabilities, learning to face opponents without fear of favour but justy doing their bests at all times.
We are so used to seeing the same players do well that it is kind of odd to watch them struggle with injury or be knocked out in the early rounds of tournaments, or losing in finals to players other than one another. it will also be great to watch new stars emerge in the United States and the world at large.
The old order is being broken and the watershed has just set in, bringing again to the limelight the likes of Alexander Zverev, Hyeong Chung, Thanasi Kokkinakis, etc. old players like Del Potro has made a notable comeback after an unexpected break, while Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are expected to make a heavy comeback from their injury break and resume fulltime in their tennis careers.
This has made the next few tournaments, and the clay season in general look very interesting from a number of angles. The French Open betting is wide open with many regular tennis betters sensing this is a great time to go for an outside shot.
Nadal is struggling with injury, Federer has pulled out, Djokovic and Murray are both coming back from injuries meaning people like Dominic Thiem at 9/1 and Del Potro at 28/1 could be big winners.
Indeed, The Miami Open can be seen as the turning point for men’s tennis in this era and the bringing of unpopular and smaller players to the fore.
What do you think about this turnaround? is it going to be more challenging in the near future or will it go back to how it used to be when the old players bounce back to the game?