The season of grass is moving forward very fast. Four tournaments were played last week. Two ATP events, the AEGON Championships at the Queen's Club, in London and the Gerry Weber Open, in Halle, and two WTA events, the AEGON Classic, in Birmingham and the inaugural edition of the Mallorca Open.
Roger Federer was not able to defend his title in Germany, losing a tough match to Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals. He’s however looking to be in his best form for Wimbledon that will start from 27th June.
Florian Mayer and Madison Keys returned to victories, as did the Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia. However, we have to report the great performances of Alexander Zverev, finalist in Halle, who’s destined to be the new star of men's tennis.
Tennis World would like to recall the last week of tennis action with the five best matches played! Enjoy them!
5) Caroline Garcia v/s Anastasija Sevastova - Mallorca The first edition of the Mallorca Open was won by Caroline Garcia, who defeated Anastasija Sevastova, in the final, in straight sets.
For Garcia, this was the second title this year and fourth career title overall. Including four doubles titles with her countrywoman Kiki Mladenovic, Garcia has now won six titles in 2016, so far! 4) Florian Mayer v/s Alexander Zverev - Halle Florian Mayer came back to win an ATP title after five years! His performance in the final was decisive against a great Zverev.
It was also the fifth career title for the German! 3) Madison Keys v/s Barbora Strycova - Birmingham The American Madison Keys won her second career title in Birmingham defeating Barbora Strycova in straight sets.
For Keys, it was a double achievement for she also cracked the top-10 after reaching the Birmingham final earlier. 2) Andy Murray v/s Milos Raonic - Quenn's, London There's nobody like Andy Murray at the Queen's Club! The Scot created a record after winning his fifth title in the tournament by defeating Milos Raonic in the final.
After seeing his performance on Sunday, Murray can be considered ready for Wimbledon, as can be Raonic! 1) Roger Federer v/s Alexander Zverev - Halle Could the result of the Halle semi-final represent the change to the generational baton in the ATP circuit? Posterity will judge! However Zverev's victory against the eight-time champion Federer certainly seemed like changing of the guard.
It was a super performance from the young German, but had Roger not been dealing with the aftermath of his back problem, maybe the final result of the match would have been very different! But regardless of the result, it was the best match of last week! ALSO READ: The 10 All-time Best Men´s Players on Grass! .