• Former Top 10 player Andrea Petkovic Undergoes Knee Operation

    Former Top 10 player Andrea Petkovic Undergoes Knee Operation
    Former Top 10 player Andrea Petkovic, of Germany, has undergone surgery on her left knee on Friday, the 32 year old posted on her Instagram account. The German says she expects to be out of action for a period of 2 months.Petkovic has been having knee trouble for some time now and decided to skip the Australian Open in January as she did not feel fit enough for the event. She underwent the procedure on the injured left knee in Augsburg.Petkovic spoke in a video message that the procedure ha
  • Xavier Malisse: Kim Clijsters Has Been Looking Sharp in Practice

    Xavier Malisse: Kim Clijsters Has Been Looking Sharp in Practice
    Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Xavier Malisse says he has been practicing with former World No. 1 Kim Clijsters ahead of her comeback to the WTA Tour, according to the 7sur7 website.Clijsters announced earlier this week that she would be taking a wild card for the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships later this month, moving her comeback ahead of her planned comeback in Monterrey in March.  Clijsters announced on Twitter, "I'm accepting a wild card to play the @DDFTennis. Since announci
  • Trevor Noah:Thank you Roger Federer,Rafael Nadal e all who supported this great cause

    Trevor Noah:Thank you Roger Federer,Rafael Nadal e all who supported this great cause
    For those in the tennis world who did not know comedian Trevor Noah, after his appearance at the Match In Africa, they surely do so now. Noah was part of the celebrity doubles exhibition match at the Match in Africa event, where he partnered with Rafael Nadal against Bill Gates and Roger Federer.Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host and is the current host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central.Accor
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on His Days at CREPS: Here I Learned to be a Man

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on His Days at CREPS: Here I Learned to be a Man
    France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga began his training days at CREPS Poitiers when he was a junior and now, the hall where he began his training, has been named after him.Tsonga began his high-level tennis course in 1999 and 2000 at CREPS Poitiers and the hall now bears his name as well as that of Marguerite Broquelis, the first French Olympic champion in 1912 and Pierre Boyard, the former national tennis coach.According to Lanouvellerepublique, Tsonga says, "It is a real pride. I would not have th
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  • Adil Kalyanpur: Hitting with Rafael Nadal was special

    Adil Kalyanpur: Hitting with Rafael Nadal was special
    In a recent interview, local boy Adil Kalyanpur spoke about his time at the Rafa Nadal Academy and his experiences there.First speaking about playing the Bengaluru Challenger, he said, “I’m very excited to play in front of the home crowd, family & friends. I’m not putting any pressure on myself. I’m just going to go out there & give it my best shot. I feel really confident after the pre-season, working with Milos and others.”The transition from juniors to se
  • James Duckworth aiming for career best ranking

    James Duckworth aiming for career best ranking
    Australian James Duckworth is in some fine form, reaching his maiden ATP semi-finals at the recently concluded Maharashtra Open. With a career best ranking of No.82 on the ATP Charts, Duckworth entered the tournament at No.96 on the ATP Charts and reached No.83 following his fantastic result.Duckworth, who reached No.82 in the world in April, 2015 has had a career barred with injuries. Undergoing as many as 5 surgeries throughout 2017 and 2018, he was the leader of most matches won on the A
  • Tsitsipas fights back to advance in Rotterdam

    Tsitsipas fights back to advance in Rotterdam
    Stefanos Tsitsipas clawed his way back from a set and a break down to beat Poland's Hubert Hurkacz and reach the last-16 of the Rotterdam Open.
  • Auger-Aliassime, Rublev advance in Rotterdam

    Auger-Aliassime, Rublev advance in Rotterdam
    Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime outlasted Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff to win 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 and advance to the last-16 of the Rotterdam Open on Tuesday.
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  • Sandgren Coach Michael Russell: 'Kudos to Roger Federer.. put on freaking robot mode'

    Sandgren Coach Michael Russell: 'Kudos to Roger Federer.. put on freaking robot mode'
    American Michael Russell, the former ATP pro who peaked at No. 60 in the ATP rankings and is the coach of American Tennys Sandgren, says he told Sandgren to look at the positives after his loss to Roger Federer at the Australian Open and use it to build for the rest of the 2020 season. Federer came from seven match points down to beat the American in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne.Speaking to the ATP Tour website, Russell says, "I was really proud of how well he comp
  • On this day: Rafael Nadal loses epic Vina del Mar final to Horacio Zeballos

    On this day: Rafael Nadal loses epic Vina del Mar final to Horacio Zeballos
    After the second-round loss to Lukas Rosol in five sets at Wimbledon 2012, world no. 2 Rafael Nadal was forced to stay away from the court for seven months, struggling with a left knee injury that threatened to end his career. Unable to make a comeback at the beginning of the next season, Rafa hit the court again in Vina del Mar, opting to embrace the South American Golden Swing and hoping to regain form and momentum as soon as possible. The Spaniard took down Federico Delbonis, Daniel Gimeno-Tr
  • Elina Svitolina Visits SkyBar in Hua Hin

    Elina Svitolina Visits SkyBar in Hua Hin
    Tennis - Ukraine's Elina Svitolina is in Hua Hin this week for the WTA Thailand Open in the city and the organizers of the tournament invited her to one of the most famous places in town - the SkyBar.The SkyBar is one of the most popular attractions in Hua Hin and the floors at the bar are made out of glass. Svitolina took her racket for a photo-op and posted the same to her Instagram account.Svitolina, who is the top seed in Hua Hin, will play her first round match at the WTA event against
  • Vekic makes winning start in St. Petersburg

    Vekic makes winning start in St. Petersburg
    Croatia's Donna Vekic steamrolled America's Kristie Ahn 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the last 16 of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy in Russia.
  • Vasek Pospisil: I would like to get back to the Top 30 e career-high ranking

    Vasek Pospisil: I would like to get back to the Top 30 e career-high ranking
    Canada's Vasek Pospisil says he feels he is heading back in the right direction in an interview to the ATP Tour website after reaching his first semi-final at the Open Sud de France on the ATP Tour since October 2015. Pospisil underwent back surgery last year and was out of action for six months post the surgery.Speaking to the ATP Tour, Pospisil says, "I feel like I’m getting back in the right direction. I feel like my body has been through a lot actually and I feel the best since my init
  • Sense of an ending: Paes prepares for one last swing on home turf

    Sense of an ending: Paes prepares for one last swing on home turf
    Ahead of his last tournament in front of a home crowd, an emotional Leander Paes is struggling to reconcile with an ending.
  • Thailand Open: Xiyu Wang ousts second seed Petra Martic in first round in Hua Hin

    Thailand Open: Xiyu Wang ousts second seed Petra Martic in first round in Hua Hin
    China’s Xiyu Wang caused the biggest upset at the Thailand Open in Hua Hin, on Tuesday with a straight-sets upset over second seed, Croatia’s Petra Martic. Wang won 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 28 minutes. At the bottom half of the draw, Wang will play Austria’s Barbara Haas who defeated Japanese qualifier Chihiro Muramatsu.Haas came from a set down to beat Muramatsu 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in two hours and 45 minutes.Romanian Patricia Maria Tig upset the sixth-seeded Yafan Wang of China 6-1,
  • Toni Nadal: "Dominic Thiem made an unforgivable mistake against Novak Djokovic"

    Toni Nadal: "Dominic Thiem made an unforgivable mistake against Novak Djokovic"
    Dominic Thiem went close to his first Slam title at the Australian Open, but was defeated by Novak Djokovic after an amazing battle. The Austrian, who played his third Major final, had lost to Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019. Toni Nadal, Rafa's uncle and former coach, analyzed the Melbourne final to El Pais.“On this occasion, Dominic was very close to getting it,” Toni said. “But he made, in my view, an unforgivable mistake against a player of the magnitude of No
  • 'This is so much more than just tennis'

    'This is so much more than just tennis'
    Roger Federer admitted "this is so much more than just tennis" after playing an exhibition match with Rafael Nadal in front of a record 51,954 in Cape Town.
  • Roger Federer: "I am sometimes misused for certain purposes"

    Roger Federer: "I am sometimes misused for certain purposes"
    In recent weeks, Roger Federer has received numerous criticisms for his collaboration with Credit Suisse, of which he is a testimonial.The Swiss Maestro began his 2020 season at the 2020 Australian Open. He reached the semifinals after straight sets wins over Steve Johnson and Filip Krajinović, a five-set win over John Millman, four-set win over Márton Fucsovics, and a five-set win over Tennys Sandgren. Federer then lost his semifinal match to Djokovic in straight sets, having sustai
  • GB face trip to Mexico in Fed Cup play-offs

    GB face trip to Mexico in Fed Cup play-offs
    Great Britain face an away trip to Mexico in the Fed Cup play-offs in April following their 3-1 defeat by Slovakia last weekend.
  • Rafael Nadal: "I can be very happy without playing tennis"

    Rafael Nadal: "I can be very happy without playing tennis"
    Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer played an exhibition in Cape Town last Friday in front of nearly 52,000 spectators. The Spanish champion was impressed with the welcome he received in South Africa and hopes to return to this country in the future. During his time there, the 19-time Slam champion was interviewed by The National to talk about his career.“I don’t consider that I had to sacrifice a lot of things to become a tennis player because I enjoyed always this process. You’re
  • ATP New York: Miomir Kecmanovic, Steve Johnson and Marcos Giron advance

    ATP New York: Miomir Kecmanovic, Steve Johnson and Marcos Giron advance
    The third edition of the New York Open kicked off on Monday with four first-round encounters. Marcos Giron claimed the first ATP victory since Indian Wells last year, beating an unranked Jack Sock 6-3, 6-4 in 76 minutes. A former top-10 player is miles away from his best form after many months spent off the court, breaking Marcos twice but struggling on both the first and second serve to suffer four breaks from ten chances offered to Giron, staying without a victory at the ATP tournaments since
  • Sania Mirza Shares Weight loss Journey With Fans Online

    Sania Mirza Shares Weight loss Journey With Fans Online
    Recently, former World No. 4 Jelena Dokic shared the story behind her weight loss and stunning transformation. Now, India's former World No. 1 doubles star Sania Mirza has captured her weightloss journey from 89 kgs (~196 pounds) to 63 kgs (~139 pounds) via a post on her Instagram account. Mirza gave birth to her first son, Izhaan, in October 2018 and was off the tennis circuit for two years.Mirza, who came back to the tennis circuit in January, posted, "89 kilos vs 63. we all hav
  • Fed Cup: Great Britain to face Mexico away in play-off tie

    Fed Cup: Great Britain to face Mexico away in play-off tie
    Great Britain will travel to Mexico in April for a Fed Cup play-off tie that they must win to avoid relegation.
  • Manual Orantes: Kirk Douglas Wanted to be a Professional Tennis Player

    Manual Orantes: Kirk Douglas Wanted to be a Professional Tennis Player
    Kirk Douglas, the famous Hollywood actor who passed away earlier this week at the age of 103, wanted to be a professional tennis player, according to Spanish tennis legend Manual Orantes.Speaking to EFE in a telephone conversation, Orantes says, "A sad and beautiful news on the same day. I found out on the radio. He was a great actor and all his films were very beautiful and his interpretations great, very virile and very credible. One day he confessed to me that his great il
  • Rafael Nadal enjoys winter swimming at home in Mallorca

    Rafael Nadal enjoys winter swimming at home in Mallorca
    World no. 2 Rafael Nadal had a busy schedule in the first 40 days of the new season, playing in Perth, Melbourne, Kuwait and Cape Town before heading back home to his paradise island of Mallorca. Rafa has found time for what he likes the most when he is not on the tennis court, using warm weather to take his boat out and even enjoy swimming. The Spaniard has two weeks left before making a return to the court in Acapulco, winning eight out of 11 matches so far in 2020 and seeking the first title
  • Tennys Sandgren reflects on heartbreaking Roger Federer loss at Australian Open

    Tennys Sandgren reflects on heartbreaking Roger Federer loss at Australian Open
    World No. 53 Tennys Sandgren admitted that falling just short to Swiss Roger Federerat the Australian Open hurt him a lot as that was a great chance to make his maiden Grand Slam semifinal. Sandgren missed out on several golden chances for an upset as world No. 3 Federer saved seven match points en route to beating the American 6-3 2-6 2-6 7-6 (8) 6-3 in their Australian Open quarterfinal clash.Record 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer saved three match points on his serve in the 10th game
  • Evans through to second round in Rotterdam

    Evans through to second round in Rotterdam
    Dan Evans moved smoothly through to the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam with a straight-sets win over qualifier Philipp Kohlschreiber.
  • Srdjan Djokovic: "Tennis is a sport for rich people"

    Srdjan Djokovic: "Tennis is a sport for rich people"
    In the Australian Open final played on Sunday 2 February, Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated Austrian Dominic Thiem after an amazing battle, winning his seventeenth Major trophy (the eighth in Australia) and regaining the first position in the ATP ranking. For his 17th Grand Slam win he received 2.5 Million Euro as prize money. The Serbian will return to Dubai at the end of February.At the 2020 ATP Cup, Djokovic helped Serbia win its first title by scoring six victories including win
  • Roger Federer crowned his dream and the match for Africa is the example

    Roger Federer crowned his dream and the match for Africa is the example
    Roger Federer crowned his dream at Match for Africa 6: The Roger Federer Foundation raised $ 3.5 million for the projects to support the education of African children at the end of a great event, where Rafael Nadal, Bill Gates and Trevor Noah were also present. Breaking a new crowd record for a single tennis match and making an entire country proud and proud. Joy, fun and a great tennis match in an unforgettable and perfect day for everyone present."I am so proud that I have my roots here i
  • ATP Buenos Aires: Casper Ruud, Pablo Cuevas, Thiago Monteiro make winning start

    ATP Buenos Aires: Casper Ruud, Pablo Cuevas, Thiago Monteiro make winning start
    The 8th seed Casper Ruud is off to a winning start in Buenos Aires, ousting Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3 in 72 minutes. The Norwegian had the upper hand in his games, losing 16 points in nine service games and never experiencing a break point to mount the pressure on the other side of the court. Andujar couldn't match those numbers in his games, getting broken three times from seven opportunities offered to the youngster and finishing his run in the first round. Casper settled into an excellent rhythm
  • Oscar winner Renée Zellweger calls Serena and Venus Williams 'heroes'

    Oscar winner Renée Zellweger calls Serena and Venus Williams 'heroes'
    Renée Zellweger, who won the Academy Award (Oscar) for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her interpretation of Judy Garland in the movie Judy, included Serena and Venus Williams in an enumeration of ‘heroes’ of our world during her award acceptance speech.Besides speaking about what it meant for her to interpret Judy Garland — one of the brightest, but also tragic movie stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era — Renée, who is most famous for her role in Co
  • ATP Rotterdam: Grigor Dimitrov downs struggling Denis Shapovalov. Bautista Agut wins

    ATP Rotterdam: Grigor Dimitrov downs struggling Denis Shapovalov. Bautista Agut wins
    Rotterdam finalist from two years ago Grigor Dimitrov is through to the second round of the first ATP 500 event of the season, beating Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 7-6 in an hour and 29 minutes. The Bulgarian played better on the second serve and in the pivotal moments, fending off all three break chances and securing one break in the first set before sealing the deal in the tie break of the second, finishing the clash with 19 winners and 17 unforced errors. On the other hand, it was the sixth defeat f
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas reflects on Rafael Nadal loss at 2019 Australian Open

    Stefanos Tsitsipas reflects on Rafael Nadal loss at 2019 Australian Open
    Rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipasadmitted that it was painful to win only several games against Spain's Rafael Nadal in last year's Australian Open semifinal but that loss humbled him and made him work harder. Tsitsipas, ranked at No. 6 in the world, didn't enjoy a memorable maiden Grand Slam semifinal as world No. 2 Nadal dominated the Greek 6-2 6-4 6-0 to set up a 2019 Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic. The 21-year-old Greek absolutely stood no chance against Nadal as t
  • Amanda Animisova and Carlos Rodriguez End Coaching Arrangement

    Amanda Animisova and Carlos Rodriguez End Coaching Arrangement
    The coaching partnership between American teen Amanda Anisimova and Carlos Rodriguez has come to an end, just a few weeks after the pair started working together.Rodriguez was brought on to coach Anisimova after her father, who had coached her for most of her life, passed away just before the US Open in August last year. In October 2019, Rodriguez took some time off from his tennis academy in Beijing, China and decided to travel full-time with Anisimova.While they worked together
  • Roger Federer to spend time with family before he returns to action

    Roger Federer to spend time with family before he returns to action
    World No. 3 Roger Federerhas revealed that he wants to spend some time with his family before he returns to competitive action at the end of the month in Dubai. Federer, a record 20-time Grand Slam champion, has played only one tournament so far in 2020 as he decided not to play events leading up to the Australian Open. After a semifinal showing at Melbourne Park, the 38-year-old traveled to Cape Town last week, where he defeated his old rival Rafael Nadal in a charity match. Afte
  • Robert Farah is eligible to play again after Boldenone controversy

    Robert Farah is eligible to play again after Boldenone controversy
    The 32-year-old Robert Farah was the player to beat on the doubles courts in 2019, winning five ATP titles with the fellow Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal and finishing as the year-end no. 1. After lifting crowns at Wimbledon and the US Open, Farah and Cabal were among the favorites at the Australian Open in January as well, entering the event as the top seeds before a massive turnaround that occurred a month ago. Robert Farah withdrew from the first Major of the season due to personal reasons an
  • Novak Djokovic enjoys skiing holiday with family in Dolomites

    Novak Djokovic enjoys skiing holiday with family in Dolomites
    World No. 1 Novak Djokovictook a deserved break this past weekend as he was spotted enjoying a skiing holiday with his family in the Dolomites of Northern Italy. Djokovic, who recently captured a record eighth Australian Open title after beating Dominic Thiem in a tight final, was accompanied by his wife Jelena Ristic and  their children Stefan and Tara. The 32-year-old Serb made an outstanding start to the season as he led Serbia to winning the inaugural ATP Cup title before
  • Mohamed Safwat: Challenger Win Gives Me Motivation For Top 100 Ranking

    Mohamed Safwat: Challenger Win Gives Me Motivation For Top 100 Ranking
    Egyptian Mohamed Safwat says he feels he is getting closer to the Top 100 in the world rankings after winning his first ATP Challenger title this weekend, in an interview to The National.Safwat won his first ATP Challenger title in Launceston, Australia on Sunday - a first for an Egyptian since Tamer El Sawy’s wins in New York 24 years ago. The victory will move him to No. 130 in the world rankings, a new career best, and Safwat says the win gives him the motivation to keep march
  • Steve Johnson edges Sandgren at New York Open

    Steve Johnson edged fellow American Tennys Sandgren 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Monday night in the first round of the New York Open. It was Sandgren's first match since falling to Roger Federer in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
  • Johnson edges Sandgren at New York Open

    Johnson edges Sandgren at New York Open
    Steve Johnson edged fellow American Tennys Sandgren 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Monday in the first round of the New York Open. It was Sandgren's first match since he lost to Roger Federer in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
  • Anne Keothavong not hopeful of Jo Konta return in Fed Cup

    Anne Keothavong not hopeful of Jo Konta return in Fed Cup
    Great Britain Fed Cup Captain Anne Keothavong is not holding much hope to convince Jo Konta to feature in the Fed Cup Tie following their loss to Slovakia. Jo Konta opted not to play and instead trained at the National Tennis Centre.Britain are in a relegation tie set to be played in April following a 3-1 loss to Slovakia with Konta training at Roehampton's National Training Centre last week. Keothavong expressed that she would absolutely be delighted to have Konta back but does not expect Konta
  • On this day: Roger Federer loses first Davis Cup singles match since 2003

    On this day: Roger Federer loses first Davis Cup singles match since 2003
    Back in September 2003, Lleyton Hewitt defeated Roger Federer at Rod Laver Arena in the Davis Cup semi-final, bouncing back from two sets to love deficit to secure the victory for Australia over Switzerland. From 2005, Roger was there to help his country in the World Group Play-Off for five consecutive years, missing the competition in 2010 when Switzerland dropped out from the elite level. Federer led them in two ties in 2011 against Portugal and Australia, sending Switzerland back into the Wor
  • Chicago returns to World TeamTennis for 2020

    Chicago returns to World TeamTennis for 2020
    The Chicago Smash, led by 2017 U.S. Open women's champion Sloane Stephens, gives World TeamTennis nine teams for the 2020 season.
  • Rafael Nadal says his life hasn't changed much after getting married

    Rafael Nadal says his life hasn't changed much after getting married
    19-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadalinsists his life hasn't changed much after marrying his long-time girlfriend Xisca Perello on October 19, 2019. Nadal, 33, and Perello had been in a love relationship since 2005 before they tied the knot last October. "Honestly not, we have been together since 2005, so 15 years together and a wedding really don’t change much and honestly after the wedding I was not able to give much time at home doing married life," Nadal said, per rockingc
  • World TeamTennis welcomes Chicago Smash as the ninth franchise ahead of 2020 season

    World TeamTennis welcomes Chicago Smash as the ninth franchise ahead of 2020 season
    The 45th edition of the World TeamTennis will take place between July 12 - August 1, 2020, in what promise to be the most exciting three weeks in the history of the famous team event. Orlando Storm and Vegas Rollers joined the action in 2019, allowing more players to experience the magic of the WTT and the crowd to see some of their favorite competitors in action, with two more franchises entering the competition this year, including Chicago Smash. Staged on the unique multi-colored court, WTT w
  • Bryan brothers set for last Davis Cup appearance

    Bryan brothers set for last Davis Cup appearance
    Twins Bob and Mike Bryan will bid farewell to the Davis Cup by playing in the team competition for the final time when the United States hosts Uzbekistan in Hawaii next month.
  • On this day: Roger Federer shines in Basel to score Davis Cup doubles win over USA

    On this day: Roger Federer shines in Basel to score Davis Cup doubles win over USA
    Kicking off the season from the top-30, the 19-year-old Roger Federer had high hopes in 2001, seeking the first ATP title and deep runs at Majors and Masters 1000 events. The Swiss didn't make the best possible start, losing to Sebastien Grosjean in the quarter-final in Sydney and suffering another defeat against the French player when Arnaud Clement toppled him in the third round at the Australian Open. Making a quick return to Europe, Roger embraced his favorite indoor tennis and became the pl

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