Tennis has always been my obsession. What better way to channel that obsession than writing about it? After 18 months of blogging with Sportsblog.com as the writer of A Fan Obsesseds blog, all the while completing my Bachelors in history and French, I joined VAVEL so that I can better share my love and knowledge of tennis with the world.
As the highest-ranked player left on his side of the draw in Cincinnati, Grigor Dimitrov has the best chance of his career to reach a Masters 1000 final at the Western and Southern Open, an idea that is not lost on the seventh seed.
With number one locked up and the draw for the upcoming US Open, let alone the current Western and Southern Open, looking more and more open every day, Rafael Nadal is not getting ahead of himself as his status as tournament favourite grows by the day.
Despite her young age, Elina Svitolina plays the role of champion extremely well. Coming off a fifth title of 2017 at the Rogers Cup, the 22-year-old had a lot to say about her mentality, her toughness, and her own expectations now that she is established as one of the world's best.