Tennis form guide : Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

Tennis form guide : Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

The clay and grass court seasons are over, the hard court season is yet to start so the ProTipster crew takes a look at the players who are in and out of form.

In-form players 

Novak Djokovic

- The winner of Wimbledon, world number 1.

Novak Djokovic captured his fifth crown at Wimbledon this year. He played great tennis throughout the tournament. In the final, Novak saved two match points against Roger Federer, and showed us again how strong he is, both mentally and physically. His best part of the season is coming next, so we believe he is prepared to continue his winning streak. The next tournament that he will be playing at is Cincinnati (USA - August 11). He is full of confidence now and he is definitely the biggest favorite for every hard court tournament.

Roberto Bautista Agut

- Semi finals of Wimbledon, quarter finals of Halle.

Roberto Bautista Agut played his best tennis at Wimbledon this year. He was serving really well and he won matches against some really solid players pretty easy. He won against Paire and Khachanov 3-0 and made it all the way to the semi finals where he lost against Novak Djokovic, current Wimbledon champion. He also played really good against Novak, as he did in Halle against Federer. So, he lost two grass court matches, against two of the world’s best players, and won against everyone else, while losing just a single set against Pella. He is a Spaniard, but he won most of his titles on the hard court surface so we can expect a lot from him, considering his form and previous results on this surface.

Out-form players 

Ernests Gulbis

- Lost 8 matches in a row.

Ernests Gulbis is really struggling with his form and he lost his eight last matches. He is making lots of mistakes and often can’t keep up with other players while being in long rallies. It is really hard to count on him because he also said that he is suffering from some small injuries and that he is nowhere near his best level. His bad form was not only obvious throughout the clay and grass court season, as he was struggling at the beginning of the season on hard courts. With that being said, this is definitely his worst season and we can not expect much from him.

Jaume Munar

- Lost his last four matches.

Jaume Munar is a young and promising Spanish player coming from Rafael Nadal’s academy. He is a typical Spaniard who is playing mostly on clay where he got his biggest victories this far. He lost 9 out of his 10 matches and he was mostly playing on clay, so this must be a real concern for him. Hard court season is yet to start and he already showed how bad he is when playing on fast surfaces. Everything is going against him at the moment, so it’s hard to imagine him pulling some great comeback to end the year. We can not expect much from his due to his form and his inability to play on fast surfaces.

How are we choosing players for the tennis form guide?

First of all, we need to see which player is injured, or coming from an injury. We also need to find the reason behind the player’s bad form. Some players are usually suffering from problems coming from outside of the court. We also need to look at the players form on each surface ( slow surface - clay, fast surfaces - hard court and grass ) and see how well a certain player is suited for the season to come.

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Last update: 25.07.2019