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Fed Cup 2019

9-10th November

Can Barty finish Australias 45-year Fed Cup drought?

Australia 1.58 vs France 2.23

Australia vs France Key Stats

  • Australia performed France six instances within the historical past of the Fed Cup, with a 5-1 file.
  • Australia misplaced the latest showdown in 2002 2-1 in a tie.
  • Australia have misplaced their previous eight Fed Cup finals.
  • Ash Barty will lead this 12 months’s crew, with Sam Stosur and Ajla Tomljanovic, captained by Alicia Molik.
  • France has been to the Fed Cup remaining 5 instances beforehand with a 2-Three file.
  • Australia has received the Fed Cup seven instances
  • France has received the Fed Cup twice, in 1997 and 2003.


Ash Barty might be trying to safe Australias first Federations Cup triumph since 1974. Barty stands to turn into the primary participant within the historical past of the Fed Cup to play and win each attainable match in a victorious Fed Cup marketing campaign.

If she is ready to stroll away with a victory right here she is going to turn into the primary participant within the historical past of the competitors to go an ideal 9-zero in a single calendar 12 months.


Australia have solely clinched victories in opposition to the USA and Belarus within the fifth and remaining rubbers.

To have a Fed Cup remaining at dwelling may be very uncommon and really treasured and we cant wait to get caught in, Barty mentioned.

After Wimbledon this 12 months, I used to be chatting to my crew and I mentioned to them I needed to focus on the final two weeks of the season and weve been capable of do a part of that right here in Shenzhen and theres actually some unfinished enterprise.

Theres an enormous week of tennis forward. Its been a aim and a dream of mine to attempt to be in a Fed Cup remaining and to complete off the proper 12 months in essentially the most good trend taking part in for Australia within the inexperienced and gold goes to be exceptional.

Barty insists she nonetheless has sufficient within the tank for 2 singles matches and the doubles.

I do know that effectively do all the best issues over the approaching days to guarantee that my bodys prepared, my minds prepared, she mentioned.

However its actually not going to be a tough factor to prepare for.

Highway to the Closing


Australia defeated USA within the quarter-finals 3-2. Barty and companion Priscilla Hon received the decisive finals doubles rubber 6-four 7-5 in opposition to Americas Danielle Collins and Nicole Melichar.

Australia defeated Belarus within the semi-finals 3-2. Barty and Sam Stosur received the decisive, remaining doubles rubber 7-5 3-6 6-2 to place Australia within the remaining.


France defeated Belgium within the quarter-finals 3-1.

France defeated Romania within the semi-finals 3-2.

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ATP Finals 2019

10-17th November

Eight contenders might be vying for glory at Londons O2.


Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini

Djokovic to win 1.14

Berrettini to win 4.9

Along with his Paris title Djokovic strikes to 640 factors of Nadal. He can have the chance to equal Federers file of six titles on the ATP Finals. On 16 Grand Slam singles titles, he’s 4 wanting Federer and three behind Nadal.

Djokovic covers floor effectively, placing up an impenetrable wall behind the courtroom. The Serb makes full use of his unimaginable flexibility by stretching each sinew and sometimes sliding into the splits to return the ball.

In the meantime, the 23-year-previous Berrettini is the primary Italian participant to qualify for ATP Finals in singles since Corrado Barazzutti in 1978. Lower than seven months in the past, Berrettini was not even ranked within the worlds prime 50. However in solely his second full 12 months on tour, the 23-year-previous from Rome had a late spring/summer season surge that garnered him two ATP Tour titles and a spectacular run to the semifinals of the US Open. There, he beat Monfils in a fifth-set tiebreaker within the quarterfinals earlier than shedding to the eventual champion, Rafael Nadal.

Roger Federer vs Dominic Thiem

Federer to win 1.23

Thiem to win 3.75

Roger Federer might be looking for his file-extending seventh season-ending crown. His first since 2011 the place he holds a 57-15 file. The Swiss legend received his 10th title in Halle and Basel to maneuver to 103 profession titles at age 38. He missed Paris which suggests he might be recent in London.

Will probably be Dominic Thiems fourth look on the ATP Finals the place he’s but to make it out of the group stage. Thiem landed the largest title of his profession at Indian Wells. Thiems kind in deciding units has been good just lately. In his previous 4 tournaments, he has taken two titles, the China Open and Erste Financial institution Open, and has received all six matches he has performed which have gone to a deciding third set.


Daniil Medvedev vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Daniil Medvedev to win 1.37

Stefanos Tsitsipas to win 2.85

The 23-year-previous Russian Daniil Medvedev has had an excellent 12 months. From a 59-18 file together with two Masters 1000 titles to profitable 29 of 32 matches as he arrived in Paris, Medvedev might be making a maiden look on the season-ending occasion.

Tsitsipas hit his newest milestone after 160 matches (100-60) on Tour, which is a quicker price than everybody within the Prime 10 moreover Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Tsitsipas might be making his debut on the Nitto ATP Finals however needs to be assured seeing he has wins over The Huge Three this 12 months.

Rafael Nadal vs Alexander Zverev

Rafael Nadal to win 1.45

Zverev to win 2.55

Rafael Nadal is again atop the ATP rankings for the eighth time. He returns to No. 1 regardless of pulling out of final weeks Paris Indoors on account of an belly harm he sustained throughout warmups. Nonetheless, issues have been eased when he returned to coaching in London. Nadal has received 19 profession Grand Slam titles, together with two this 12 months on the French Open and the U.S. Open.

On the opposite aspect of the online, Alexander Zverev might be trying to defend his Nitto ATP Finals title this November. The defending champ received eight of ten units final 12 months. There was a scarcity of highlights to Zverevs 12 months in comparison with 2018, however he has to redeem his season by profitable within the capital once more.


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