The Asian swing steps up a gear this week, and the China Open draw looks absolutely stacked full of talent.
The man that is probably not great news for is Andy Murray, who has received a pretty tough draw that may not be all that productive in getting matches under his belt…
It does, though, as ever, present a chance to win some money off the bookies. Our man Deggsy was desperately close to landing a 50/1 tip last week, so it’s definitely worth seeing who he fancies for China and Tokyo.
Daniil Medvedev is impressing everyone right now but has attracted a high-pedigree fan in Andre Agassi. He has been explaining exactly what he believes makes the Russian special.
What’s in the news
Novak Djokovic is feeling ‘out of shape’ – for sumo wrestling.
The world number one is making his comeback from a shoulder injury bt playing the Japan Open for the first time, and he has taken advantage of that by doing some unique promotion.
That meant a visit to Ryogoku Edo-Noren to attempt to move a 23-stone local sumo wrestler, which he couldn’t manage to do.
“It’s a great experience. I’ve never had this experience before,” Djokovic is widely quoted in the press to have said.
“It’s one of the most popular sports in Japan. Speaking with my father yesterday on the phone I was telling him that I’m going to have an opportunity to meet sumo wrestlers.
“He and I were remembering many years ago at home [when] we used to watch Akebono [Taro, who reached Yokozuna status], who was someone that we supported a lot. Read More