I think Taylor Fritz is going to have a very bright future and it’s fun to see him at this stage.
I just saw him for the first time against David Ferrer in Miami. He lost 1st set TB and didn’t recover, match lost intensity since then, but he showed a great promise.
Another year approaches, another Australian Open is soon on. Major shake-ups at the top with both S. Williams and Djokovic losing top spots to Kerber and Murray, respectively. Both male and female fields are now more open than I remember in years. I wonder how Sharapova and Azarenka will fare after their comebacks, when will Kvitova return after this f*king knife-attack and if this is an end of BIG 4 as only Murray holds up after years of intensive playing are taking its toll on the remaining 3.
Federer proved that he’s still going strong at 35.
Best tennis player of the open era
It was great tournament and both semi-finals and final of male competition were top-notch. Great cinderella stories for both semi-finalists of women’s singles, Mirjana Lucić-Baroni and Coco Vandeweghe, and of course another final for Venus Williams. I was rooting for her vs. Serena. Faster surface really did help stronger and more athletic players, defensive ones all came down in Week 1.