• ATP Vienna: Grigor Dimitrov's SHOT OF THE WEEK against Tsitsipas

    ATP Vienna: Grigor Dimitrov's SHOT OF THE WEEK against Tsitsipas
    Grigor Dimitrov protagonist of one of the best shots of the month at the ATP 500 in Vienna.In the second set, on the score of 4-2 (15-30), the Bulgarian found himself hurling a simply crazy response on a powerful serve from Stefanos Tsitsipas. Turning around the ball, Dimitrov got an impregnable winner for the rival. Incredible!Grigor defeated Tsitsipas in three sets in the second round of the ATP 500 in Vienna, with the final score of 6 (5) -7 6-4 6-3. In the remake of the one-backhand-derby wi
  • Shanghai Flashback: Rafael Nadal delivers fury from initial shot vs. Jared Donaldson

    Shanghai Flashback: Rafael Nadal delivers fury from initial shot vs. Jared Donaldson
    Three years ago, world no. 1 Rafael Nadal made a winning start in Shanghai, ousting the young American Jared Donaldson 6-2, 6-1 in 54 minutes. It was one of three quickest Masters 1000 victories for the Spaniard in the completed matches, dominating Jared on both serve and return to seal the deal in no time. Competing against Nadal for the first time, Donaldson was off to a great start, delivering two holds at love and moving 30-15 up on the return in game five. From that moment, Nadal was the on
  • Rafael Nadal on the Slam Race with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

    Rafael Nadal on the Slam Race with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic
    Engaged in his Manacor before returning to the court for the next ATP Masters 1000 in Paris Bercy, world number two Rafael Nadal discussed many issues at La Resistencia.The new winner of Roland Garros and the twentieth Slam in his career talked about his relationship with rival and great friend Roger Federer, who will finish with the most Slam titles and how he lives this adventure.The words of Rafael Nadal and the relationship with FedererOn the relationship with Roger Federer, the number two i
  • You Want to Talk French Tennis? Start With the Four Musketeers

    You Want to Talk French Tennis? Start With the Four Musketeers
    Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet and René Lacoste helped win the Davis Cup six times. Roland Garros was built for their title defense.
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  • Who Is Mark Vines? He Once Dominated Paris

    Who Is Mark Vines? He Once Dominated Paris
    The American was the surprise winner of the tournament in 1981 and then won only one match the rest of his career.
  • The Swagger of Denis Shapovalov

    The Swagger of Denis Shapovalov
    A rising young player with a lot of passion for tennis and rapping.
  • ATP Vienna: Grigor Dimitrov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas' MATCH-POINT!

    ATP Vienna: Grigor Dimitrov vs Stefanos Tsitsipas' MATCH-POINT!
    Grigor Dimitrov confirmed an overall good moment, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets in the second round of the ATP 500 in Vienna, with the final score of 6 (5) -7 6-4 6-3. In the remake of the one-backhand-derby with Stefanos Tsitsipas, Grigor Dimitrov manages to change the epilogue after the defeat on clay-courts of Bois de Boulogne in the third round.The Bulgarian, who wasted a 5-0 lead during the tie break of the first fraction, managed to regroup the score with a break in the heart of
  • Olya Sharypova hits back at Alexander Zverev: Are you afraid to tell the truth?

    Alexander Zverev's ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova claims to this day the German tennis star hasn't had the courage to step up and explain himself. After being accused of domestic violence by ex-girlfriend Sharypova, Zverev took to social media and said the accusations were "simply not true." It didn't take long for Sharypova to hit back at Zverev."My story just started. 'Simply not true.' I don't know if you wrote it or whoever is handling your Instagram, but to this day you had no coura
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  • Novak Djokovic: Jannik Sinner definitely the next top player

    Novak Djokovic: Jannik Sinner definitely the next top player
    17-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovichas suggested that finding the balance in private and professional life is the key to becoming a top player. Djokovic, seeded at No. 1 in the Vienna main draw, made the quarterfinal at the Austrian capital after making it past two-time ATP champion Borna Coric in two close sets 7-6 (11) 6-3.After the match, Nikolaus Fink asked Djokovic to give his thoughts on the most important assets for a young player and the Serb replied: "There are various facto
  • ATP Vienna: Grigor Dimitrov downs Stefanos Tsitsipas. Dominic Thiem shines to set..

    ATP Vienna: Grigor Dimitrov downs Stefanos Tsitsipas. Dominic Thiem shines to set..
    The defending champion and home favorite Dominic Thiem is through to the quarter-final in Vienna following an impressive performance. The Austrian took down Cristian Garin 6-3, 6-2 in 65 minutes, dropping ten points on serve and delivering three breaks to seal the deal in no time. Thiem had 14 winners and 12 unforced errors, while Garin counted to 25 unforced mistakes, unable to match the rival's pace or defend the second serve more efficiently. Settling into a fine rhythm right from the start,
  • Federer biographer said Roger's son looks promising in...

    Federer biographer said Roger's son looks promising in...
    Although Roger Federer (40 years old on 8 August) has not yet explicitly talked about his retirement from tennis and although many now think that 2021 could represent his last year on the Tour, it seems that his surname is not destined in the future to dwell only in books, but may even find space for many more years in the world of sport.In the famous biography written by the Swiss journalist Simon Graf, it is told of how another Federer, younger, will be able to make his way into the sport
  • Former world no. 4 finishes season due to shoulder issues

    Former world no. 4 finishes season due to shoulder issues
    Former world no. 4 and the winner of 12 ATP titles, Kei Nishikori, has decided to skip the Paris Masters and the ATP 250 event in Sofia. Kei has put a curtain down on 2020, struggling with a shoulder injury and focusing on the upcoming season. The Japanese claimed seven titles in 2014 and 2015, becoming a Major and the Masters 1000 title contender but losing ground from 2016, winning only two ATP trophies in the last five years! Competing in four ATP events in 2020, all on clay, Kei won just two
  • Will it matter to Novak Djokovic that Thiem is the defending champ of Vienna?

    Will it matter to Novak Djokovic that Thiem is the defending champ of Vienna?
         Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem's head-to-head is 7 and 4 in favor of the Serbian. But if they meet in Vienna, the Austrian will have a few advantages that Novak does not. Despite the statistics, Thiem has gone through a strong confidence builder when he won the U.S. Open after a tough 5-setter with Alexander Zverev. He did it after a 5-month hiatus due to the world health crisis. He is also the defending champ in Vienna and will be getting the verbal support from the p
  • "Settling the Score" captures Guillermo Vilas, the No. 1 that wasn't

    "Settling the Score" captures Guillermo Vilas, the No. 1 that wasn't
    Are you a fan of 1970s men’s tennis and esoteric statistical investigations? If so, you’re going to love Netflix’s new documentary about Guillermo Vilas, and his long-running quest to be retroactively crowned a world No. 1 player. And if you care about the triumphs and heartbreaks of great athletes, you might love it even more.As you can probably tell from my opening question above, Settling the Score, which was released on Tuesday, runs on two very different narrative tracks.
  • 'I grew up watching the rivalry between Roger Federer and Nadal', says young ace

    'I grew up watching the rivalry between Roger Federer and Nadal', says young ace
    Lorenzo Musetti has never hidden the great admiration he feels for Roger Federer. The young blue player had already shown off as a junior by winning the Australian Open in 2019, but this year he made a decisive and important leap in quality by reaching the round of 16 at the Masters 1000 in Rome and the semi-finals in Sardinia. During a recent interview, Italian phenom Lorenzo Musetti opened up about his admiration for Roger Federer. The Italian teenager also revealed that his dream was to play
  • Dimitrov outlasts Tsitsipas to gain Vienna quarters

    Dimitrov outlasts Tsitsipas to gain Vienna quarters
    Grigor Dimitrov outlasted third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3 to complete the quarterfinal lineup at the Erste Bank Open.
  • Alexander Zverev strongly denies domestic violence accusations made by ex-girlfriend

    Alexander Zverev strongly denies domestic violence accusations made by ex-girlfriend
    Top-ranked German tennis player Alexander Zverevhas confirmed that he is expecting a baby with his ex-girlfriend Brenda Patea and also strongly denied the domestic violence accusations made by his another ex-girlfriend, Olga Sharypova. On Wednesday, Zverev's ex-girlfriend Patea announced she's 20 weeks pregnant."I'm 20 weeks pregnant and I am expecting a child from Alex," Patea told Gala. "There was a crisis before because we have different views on life. Anyone who lives by the side of an
  • 'Roger Federer put the entire sport of tennis on a new level', says Top 5

    'Roger Federer put the entire sport of tennis on a new level', says Top 5
    World number 3 Dominic Thiem was recently called upon to choose his five favorite athletes of all time. The Austrian player, engaged this week in front of a friendly public from Vienna, has selected respectively Roger Federer, Michael Jordan, Diego Armando Maradona, Rafael Nadal and Michael Schumacher. 2020 was a great season for Dominic, who started the year with a tremendous hoax at the Australian Open. Nicolas Massu's protégé had come one step away from the title, but had to suf
  • Viennese waltz for Britain's Evans

    Viennese waltz for Britain's Evans
    Dan Evans is through to the quarter-finals of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna after defeating Jurij Rodionov in straight sets.
  • Rafael Nadal: I swear I didn't hear what Goran Ivanisevic said before RG final

    Rafael Nadal: I swear I didn't hear what Goran Ivanisevic said before RG final
    Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal claims he was unaware of the comments coach Goran Ivanisevic made before the French Open final. Ivanisevic, a member of Novak Djokovic's coaching staff, believed the Serb was the No. 1 favorite to win it all at Roland Garros and that Nadal would have no chance against him. Several days later after the comments made by Ivanisevic, Nadal and Djokovic clashed in the French Open final -- in which the Spaniard dominated the Serb 6-0 6-2 7-5 to claim a r
  • Nick Kyrgios: 'Roger Federer is like Michael Jordan but Rafael Nadal is also in..'

    Nick Kyrgios: 'Roger Federer is like Michael Jordan but Rafael Nadal is also in..'
    Since 2004, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have ruled the world of tennis like no one before them. The famous trio has won 57 Major crowns since Wimbledon 2003, dominating the field and finishing the season on the ATP throne in 16 of the previous 17 years. The GOAT race between them is more energetic than ever, with Nadal matching Federer's Major record and Djokovic who will rule the ranking charts while trailing three Major crowns in comparison to his older rivals. For Nick Kyrg
  • ITF bans Ashley Kratzer four years for doping

    ITF bans Ashley Kratzer four years for doping
    Ashley Kratzer, who once earned a U.S. Open berth by winning the U.S. Tennis Association's national girls' championship was given a four-year doping ban after testing positive at a tournament.
  • 'It has been believed that only Roger Federer should be trained', says former Top 10

    'It has been believed that only Roger Federer should be trained', says former Top 10
    Over the course of his long career, Gilles Simon has been able to win 14 ATP titles, as well as often struggling far more talented players than himself. The French veteran recently published his book entitled 'This Sport That Makes You Crazy', which features some surprising revelations ranging from the lack of results of French tennis to his opinion on the GOAT. The former world number 6 dedicated an entire chapter to the phenomenon Roger Federer, who according to 'Gillou' would have had profoun
  • An unusual way to calm the mind

    An unusual way to calm the mind
    There is a place where entropy, the tendency of the universe to go towards disorder, seems to accelerate: my wardrobe.Over time, the compartment of the winter jerseys becomes an inextricable tangle.Having reached the moment in which finding the desired garment requires the patience of the gold digger, I decide to put things in order.At the end of this activity, I always notice a sense of calm and well-being.READ ALSO: The Power Of True Positive ThinkingThe same beneficial effect I feel when
  • Nick Kyrgios: 'Rafael Nadal is probably the greatest player of all time, I can't..'

    Nick Kyrgios: 'Rafael Nadal is probably the greatest player of all time, I can't..'
    At Wimbledon 2014, the 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios stunned Rafael Nadal in the fourth round to introduce himself to the tennis world. In Acapulco last year, the Aussie saved match points against the Spaniard, causing Nadal's bitter reactions, who wasn't happy about how Nick acted on the court. Nadal prevailed over Kyrgios at Wimbledon 2019 and the Australian Open 2020, with two high-level encounters without notable tensions between two rivals. While admitting he is not Nadal's biggest supporter, Ky
  • Rafael Nadal arrives in Paris, seeking a notable title he is missing

    Rafael Nadal arrives in Paris, seeking a notable title he is missing
    The 20-time Major champion Rafael Nadal has arrived in Paris, leading the field of the last Masters 1000 event of the season. Following the 13th crown at Roland Garros, Nadal wasn't sure about competing at the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals. Last Tuesday, the Spaniard decided to enter the Masters 1000 event in the French capital, seeking one of the rare notable titles he is missing in his collection. Rafa made a debut in Paris in 2007, reaching the final and taking only four games against Davi
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas: Grigor Dimitrov favorite to beat me in Vienna

    Stefanos Tsitsipas: Grigor Dimitrov favorite to beat me in Vienna
    World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipasdidn't want to talk much about his health status ahead of his Vienna round-of-16 clash against Grigor Dimitrov but simply said the Bulgarian will be the favorite when they meet. Tsitsipas, seeded at No. 3, struggled in his Vienna opener against world No. 34 Jan-Lennard Struff but still managed to get a win after coming back from a set down 6-7 (3) 6-3 6-4.Tsitsipas, who made the French Open semifinal before losing to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, after the match
  • Djokovic: Sinner can be future world No 1

    Djokovic: Sinner can be future world No 1
    Novak Djokovic has marked Italian teenager Jannik Sinner down as having the potential to become a future world No 1.
  • No fans at Paris Masters amid second lockdown

    No fans at Paris Masters amid second lockdown
    As France enters a second lockdown phase due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Paris Masters tournament next week will be held without fans.
  • Rafael Nadal set for Paris return as professional sports in France play on

    Rafael Nadal set for Paris return as professional sports in France play on
    Having recently showcased his golf skills, world No. 2 Rafael Nadal looks set to return to more familiar terrain next week at the Paris Masters after professional sports events were given the green light to go ahead despite France's second national lockdown.
  • 'I always looked up to Roger Federer', says German star

    'I always looked up to Roger Federer', says German star
    Alexander Zverev, who is currently going through one of the most prosperous periods of his career with two consecutive titles won in Cologne, will become a father. The news came from an interview reported by the German newspaper Bild to his ex-girlfriend, Brenda Patea. The 27-year-old German of Romanian origin has in fact announced her pregnancy in its twentieth week, before adding that at the moment she is not in contact with tennis player n. 7 of the world and doesn't seem interested in sharin
  • Fiona Ferro positive for the swab!

    Fiona Ferro positive for the swab!
    Fiona Ferro has announced that she is positive for COVID-19. She said it through her social media profiles: "Hello everyone, I hope you are well. Today I tested positive for COVID-19. I will follow the doctors' recommendations and go into solitary confinement to a week. I'm fine at the moment and have no acute symptoms."Ferro won a career title, the WTA in Palermo, last August. After the Sicilian tournament, the French tennis player never took the field until Roland Garros. In the home Slam she
  • ATP Vienna: Novak Djokovic SUPER around the net!

    ATP Vienna: Novak Djokovic SUPER around the net!
    Novak Djokovic protagonist of a fantastic point in the second round match of the ATP Vienna 2020 against Borna Coric.In the second set, on the score of 4-3 (40-30), forced first on the baseline, and then on the net by his opponent, Nole defended the exchange very well, sending everything back, and closing with a sensational shot around the net, knocking out his rival.With the victory against Borna Coric in the second round of the ATP 500 in Vienna, Novak Djokovic virtually blinds the top of the
  • Alexander Zverev accused of domestic violence by ex-girlfriend

    Alexander Zverev's ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova has come out with stunning accusations as she claims she was domestically abused by the German tennis star. Per Sharypova, Zverev was abusive during their relationship and it all escalated at last year's US Open. "On that day, I was just walking with Dasha Medvedeva and my friend. We lingered a little, and Sasha got angry about it. When I got home, we had a fight. Our quarrels always took place from scratch. I wrote on Instagram
  • ATP Vienna: Novak Djokovic vs Borna Coric's match-point

    ATP Vienna: Novak Djokovic vs Borna Coric's match-point
    With the victory against Borna Coric in the second round of the ATP 500 in Vienna, Novak Djokovic virtually blinds the top of the ATP ranking until the end of the season for the sixth time in his career, like Pete Sampras. It would be official if the Vienna tournament wins it or if Rafa Nadal doesn't play Sofia's ATP 250 with a wild card.However, returning from the efforts against compatriot Filip Krajinovic, Nole won a good match, with Coric who resisted especially in the first set.Djokovic, at
  • 'Djokovic made history while playing alongside Federer and Nadal', says former No. 1

    'Djokovic made history while playing alongside Federer and Nadal', says former No. 1
    Novak Djokovic played a very good 2020, which allowed him to forfeit his 17th Grand Slam by winning the Australian Open and to strengthen his leadership in the world ranking. The Serbian phenomenon expected something more at the US Open and Roland Garros, with the resounding disqualification in New York destined to remain etched in the history of this very strange 2020. In Paris Nole could do very little against an extraordinary Rafael Nadal, who gave him left just seven games in the final and w
  • Marion Bartoli: 'Roger Federer will win another Major title, he has a chance at..'

    Marion Bartoli: 'Roger Federer will win another Major title, he has a chance at..'
    The 20-time Major champion Roger Federer has hit the practice court at home in Switzerland, looking good to come back next January. After a couple of months in the gym, Roger is finally back on the court, working on a Melbourne-like surface and getting ready for the next year's Australian Open. The Swiss has played only one tournament in 2020, losing in the Australian Open's semi-final and calling it a season after two knee surgeries. In Melbourne's third round, the Swiss trailed 8-4 in the fift
  • Novak Djokovic: 'Borna Coric is a great fighter and a friend of mine'

    Novak Djokovic: 'Borna Coric is a great fighter and a friend of mine'
    World no. 1 Novak Djokovic is through to the quarter-final in Vienna, beating Borna Coric 7-6, 6-3 in two hours in seven minutes. With these points, Novak has achieved the year-end no. 1 honor for the sixth time in the last ten years, matching Pete Sampras' record and reaching another milestone in a historic season. Like against Filip Krajinovic in the opening match, Djokovic had to work hard in the opener and overpowered Borna in set number two. The Serb saved three break points in the first se
  • Rafael Nadal: I was watching golf when Novak Djokovic got disqualified from US Open

    Rafael Nadal: I was watching golf when Novak Djokovic got disqualified from US Open
    World No. 2 Rafael Nadal revealed he was watching golf when Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovicgot disqualified from the US Open and he instantly started receiving messages.Djokovic's bid to claim an 18th Grand Slam title at this past US Open came to an end after he got disqualified from his round-of-16 match following the ball hit on the lines woman. Djokovic didn't intentionally hit the lines woman and, after 10 minutes of deliberating, the chair umpire had no other choice but to disq
  • Dominic Thiem on playing world No. 529 in Vienna first round: It wasn't easy at all

    Dominic Thiem on playing world No. 529 in Vienna first round: It wasn't easy at all
    Austrian tennis superstar Dominic Thiemclaimed it wasn't easy all playing against world No. 529 Vitaliy Sachko in his opener at an ATP 500 event in Vienna. Thiem, who entered the match as the big favorite, didn't win in a convincing way as Sachko put up a great fight. But still the Austrian collected a straight-set win as he beat Sachko 6-4 7-5 despite losing his serve four times during the match. After former world No. 4 Kei Nishikori withdraw from Vienna, he was replaced by luck
  • Djokovic Wins In Vienna, Closes In On Year-End No. 1; Sinner v Rublev Thurs.

    Novak Djokovic all but locked up his sixth year-end No. 1 ranking.
  • Hewitt leads fan vote for Tennis Hall of Fame

    Hewitt leads fan vote for Tennis Hall of Fame
    Lleyton Hewitt led the fan voting for the International Tennis Hall of Fame's Class of 2021 and will get a bonus of 3% added to his tally from the official voting group.
  • Bartoli: 'Roger Federer doesn't have to use too much of his fitness on the grass'

    Bartoli: 'Roger Federer doesn't have to use too much of his fitness on the grass'
    A couple of weeks ago, Rafael Nadal won Roland Garros by clearly beating World number 1 Novak Djokovic in the final. The 13th success in the French capital allowed the Spaniard to equal the record of 20 Slams of eternal rival Roger Federer, whose last official appearance dates back to the Australian Open at the beginning of the year. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic has reiterated his intention to close the season at the top of the world rankings for the sixth time in his career, thus achieving the pri
  • Coco Gauff: 'Andy Murray is truly an inspiration'

    Coco Gauff: 'Andy Murray is truly an inspiration'
    Andy Murray has always been committed to achieving greater equality in the world of tennis: just a few weeks ago, the two-time Wimbledon champion made it known that he was not taking part in the new PTPA created among others from Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil, as he said it did not include any female presence.At the last tournament in Cologne, Andy lost in his first match to Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who won in two sets.Cori Gauff on Andy MurrayThe very young Cori Gauff, bor
  • Djokovic beats Coric for spot in Vienna quarters

    Djokovic beats Coric for spot in Vienna quarters
    Novak Djokovic saved four set points in a 7-6 (11), 6-3 win over Borna Coric on Wednesday to reach the Erste Bank Open quarterfinals and move one step closer to sealing the year-end No. 1 ranking, which he can lock up by winning the title Sunday.
  • Djokovic all-but secures year-end No 1

    Djokovic all-but secures year-end No 1
    Novak Djokovic has all-but secured the year-end world No 1 in the ATP rankings after defeating Borna Coric at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna on Wednesday.
  • 'Rafael Nadal is level with Roger Federer now', says cricket legend

    'Rafael Nadal is level with Roger Federer now', says cricket legend
    Earlier this month, Rafael Nadal demolished Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros final by winning the Parisian Grand Slam for the 13th time in his extraordinary career. Thanks to this success, the Spanish phenomenon has also equaled the record of 20 Slams of eternal rival Roger Federer, helping to reignite the debate on the GOAT. With several factors new to the usual - such as weather conditions and Wilson balls instead of Babolats - many thought the Majorcan would have given up his scepter in Pa
  • ATP Vienna: Novak Djokovic edges Borna Coric to match Pete Sampras' record

    ATP Vienna: Novak Djokovic edges Borna Coric to match Pete Sampras' record
    World no. 1 Novak Djokovic advanced into the quarter-final in Vienna, beating Borna Coric 7-6, 6-3 in two hours in seven minutes. With these points, Novak has secured the year-end no. 1 honor for the sixth time, matching Pete Sampras' record and achieving another milestone in a shorter but historical season. Djokovic saved three break points in the opener and never lost serve, delivering two breaks in set number two after fending off four set points in the opening set tie break. The opening set
  • 'Roger Federer is stressful to play against but...', says French player

    'Roger Federer is stressful to play against but...', says French player
    2020 was a very strange and difficult to read season for all players, including the Big 3. Novak Djokovic started very strong by winning the ATP Cup, the Australian Open and the Dubai tournament, confirming himself in excellent shape even after the suspension. The Serbian phenomenon has won the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati and Rome, but has some regrets about the performance of the US Open and Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal instead focused all his energies on Roland Garros, where he won the title wit
  • Gilles Simon: Novak Djokovic is stronger than Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer

    Gilles Simon: Novak Djokovic is stronger than Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer
    Former world No. 6 Gilles Simonthinks Novak Djokovic is stronger than Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as he believes the Serb has the most complete game on the Tour. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, has 17 Grand Slam titles in his collection and his goal is to achieve the all-time Grand Slam record and the historic No. 1 ranking. "The strongest is Novak Djokovic,” Simon said on La Chaine L’Equipe, as quoted on Sportskeeda. “He’s stronger than the two other

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