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10 OF THE BEST: ATP GRASS COURT MATCHES OF 2017

As we wave goodbye to the red clay-courts of Europe for another year, the attention of the ATP World Tour quickly turns to the grass-court swing. Let us whet your appetite with some of the best matches on grass from 2017 – as chosen by the Tennis TV team.

10) Roger Federer v Alexander Zverev, Halle

Nine-time Halle champion Roger Federer took on rising star Alexander Zverev in the final of the 2017 Gerry Weber Open. The Swiss maestro was looking to avenge his defeat to the young German just 12 months previously. Watch the full replay now.

9) Feliciano Lopez v Grigor Dimitrov, Queens

Feliciano Lopez and Grigor Dimitrov thrilled tennis fans around the world back in 2014 when after a gruelling 6-7(8), 7-6(1), 7-6(6) encounter, Dimitrov emerged victorious. The two would meet again in 2017, this time in the semi-final. Watch the full replay now.

8) Ramkumar Ramanathan v Dominic Thiem, Antalya

2017 saw the arrival of the inaugural Antalya Open, and world no.8 Dominic Thiem would be looking to continue the form that saw him reach the semi-finals of Roland Garros just three weeks previously. He took on world no.222 Ramkumar Ramanathan. Watch the full-replay now.

7) Andy Murray v Jordan Thompson, Queens

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is also a five-time winner of the Fever-Tree Championships at the Queen’s Club. He opened his 2017 campaign against lucky loser and world no.90 Jordan Thompson. Watch the full replay now.

6) Lucas Pouille v Jan-Lennard Struff, Stuttgart

Number four seed Lucas Pouille and 6ft 5in German Jan-Lennard squared off in round two of the Mercedes Cup, in what would turn into an epic! Watch the full replay now.

5) Novak Djokovic v Gael Monfils, Eastbourne

In previous years, former world no.1 Novak Djokovic has rarely featured in any warm-up events prior to Wimbledon. However lacking match-wins and perhaps confidence, the Serb accepted a late wildcard into the Nature Valley International at Eastbourne. After making his way through to the final, he took on the flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils – Watch the full replay now.

4) Gilles Muller v Ivo Karlovic, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

In a battle of big servers, Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller squared off against 6ft 11in Croat Ivo Karlovic in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. In the oldest ATP singles final played since 1977, who would prevail? Watch the full replay now.

3) Denis Shapovalov v Kyle Edmund, Queens

Denis Shapovalov and Kyle Edmund have so far in 2018 proved that they are forces to be reckoned with. Aged 19 and 23 years old respectively, their young rivalry is already showing signs of blossoming. They met in the first round of Queens last year. Watch the full replay now.

2) Tommy Haas v Roger Federer, Stuttgart

Fans inside centre court would be treated to an absolute blockbuster as Roger Federer and Tommy Haas took to the court for a 17th career meeting. Having missed the entirety of the clay-court season, Federer was looking for match wins ahead of Wimbledon, now just a month away! Could Haas – the German veteran ranked 302 in the world – cause a major upset? Watch the full replay now.

1) Marin Cilic v Feliciano Lopez, Queens

The Fever Tree Championships at Queen’s Club is renowned for attracting some of the best players on the ATP World Tour and is usually a strong indication as to what may happen at Wimbledon. The 2017 final was a contest between 2012 champion Marin Cilic, and the 2014 runner-up Feliciano Lopez. Watch the full replay now.

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