After a scintillating Hard court start of year we saw some great tennis and emotions with Novak Djokovic starting the year with winning the Australian Open and reaching Rafael Nadal‘s 22 Grand Slam wins. Unfortunately the great Serb was not very active thereafter with the US restrictions still in place giving the opportunity to Daniil Medvedev to be the main protagonist in the coming months with multiple tournaments wins in the middle east (also beating Djokovic in his winning run at Dubai) and the US. We also got to see World number 2 and teen sensation Carlos Alcaraz show why the world believes he is the next big thing with his dominating win at Indian Wells and only losing in the Semi at Miami to another youngster to look out for during the Clay court season that is Jannik Sinner.
Maybe the most exciting news out of them all is that we will see the return of the Clay court king Rafa Nadal as he has been back in training on the Clay and looks to be fit for another legendary run. The question is will we see any other players make good runs? Stefanos Tsitsipas has not been on the greatest form recently but always raises his game on clay so he is worth looking out for. Also could it be the time that Dominic Thiem find his form back after struggling to do so after his lengthy injuries? Alexander Zverev is starting to show some glimpses of a return to form after his terrible injury at the French Open, and some good results will not be a surprise.
ATP Tour Clay schedule:
3rd April – 9th April: ATP 250 Houston, ATP 250 Marrakech, ATP 250 Estoril
9th – 16th April: ATP 1000 Monte-Carlo
17th – 23rd April: ATP 500 Barcelona, ATP 250 Munich, ATP 250 Bosnia & Herzegovina
26th April – 7th May: ATP 1000 Madrid
10th May – 21st May: ATP 1000 Rome
21st May – 27th May: ATP 250 Geneva, ATP 250 Lyon
28th May – 11th June: Roland Garros