• Osaka Ousted By Muchova At Madrid Masters, Azarenka Withdraws; Barty v Swiatek Mon.

    A big showdown in Madrid takes place on Monday.
  • Rafael Nadal: 'I would like Haaland and Mbappe'

    Rafael Nadal: 'I would like Haaland and Mbappe'
    Rafael Nadal won his first title of the season last week in Barcelona, ​​thus redeeming the misstep in Monte Carlo that had raised some concern among his fans. The Spanish phenomenon will be the first seeded in Madrid, where the second Masters 1000 on clay will be staged. The 20-time Grand Slam champion benefited from Novak Djokovic’s forfeit at the Caja Magica, a surprising absence as tournament director Feliciano Lopez also admitted. The Iberian and the Serbian will once agai
  • Basilashvili claims fifth ATP title at Munich Open

    Basilashvili claims fifth ATP title at Munich Open
    Nikoloz Basilashvili clinched his second title of the year with a 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory over Jan-Lennard Struff in the final of the Munich Open on Sunday.
  • Estoril Open: Cameron Norrie loses to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in final

    Estoril Open: Cameron Norrie loses to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in final
    British number two Cameron Norrie loses the Estoril Open final to Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas in three sets.
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  • Roger Federer recalls: 'It should have been over at 2-6, but I survived' 

    Roger Federer recalls: 'It should have been over at 2-6, but I survived' 
    Roger Federer was the player with the most wins in the early stages of the 2003 season, lifting trophies in Marseille and Dubai and playing on a high level in Munich and Rome. After an early exit at Roland Garros, Roger found his A-game on grass, winning the title in Halle and conquering Wimbledon in an impressive style for his first Major title at 21. With no time for rest or celebration, Federer went back home and reached the final in Gstaad, losing in five sets to Jiri Novak and taking a coup
  • Basilashvili claims fifth ATP title in Munich

    Basilashvili claims fifth ATP title in Munich
    Nikoloz Basilashvili clinched his second title of the year with a 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory over Jan-Lennard Struff in the final of the Munich Open on Sunday.
  • Norrie defeated in Estoril Open final

    Norrie defeated in Estoril Open final
    Britain's Cameron Norrie suffered a heart-breaking defeat by seventh seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final of the Estoril Open.
  • 'We expected Roger Federer's thing (but) Djokovic's is...', says TD

    'We expected Roger Federer's thing (but) Djokovic's is...', says TD
    A few hours before the draw for the Mutua Madrid Open 2021, in its men's branch, the four ‘wildcards’ are already more than defined. The organization of the Spanish Masters 1000 decided to give special invitations to home players, three young talents on the rise and a veteran who is already taking his last steps on the professional circuit. Beyond what Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreño Busta, Albert Ramos-Viñolas and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina can do i
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  • On this day: Rafael Nadal saves MP's vs. Roger Federer in unique Battle of surfaces

    On this day: Rafael Nadal saves MP's vs. Roger Federer in unique Battle of surfaces
    In the spring of 2007, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had been the best players in the world for two years, competing on a different level in comparison to all the opponents and dominating on their favorite surfaces like almost no one before them. Nadal hadn't lost on clay for surreal 72 matches (Roger would end that streak in the Hamburg final two weeks later). In contrast, Federer had won 48 consecutive encounters on grass since Mario Ancic took him down at Wimbledon 2002, adding four Wimbledo
  • Toni Nadal about the conditions of Auger-Aliassime

    Toni Nadal about the conditions of Auger-Aliassime
    Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime was born in Montreal on August 8, 2000, exactly 19 years after former world number one Roger Federer. In his still young career, he reached a maximum of 17th position in the ATP ranking in October 2019, while today he is 20th.His best result in a Grand Slam event is the round of 16, played last year at the US Open and in the latest edition of the Australian Open, where he was stopped by the phenomenal Aslan Karatsev coming back in the fifth set.Félix
  • Alexander Zverev attacked by haters after...

    Alexander Zverev attacked by haters after...
    In the past few hours, the direction of the Mutua Madrid Open has ended up at the center of an unexpected diatribe after having published a press release regarding an important initiative against abuse: so far nothing strange, except to take part in this project there was also the German Alexander Zverev, openly accused in recent months by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova of domestic violence.Throughout 2020, Alexander Zverev and Olga Sharypova attacked each other, with truly controversial state
  • Osaka upset by Muchova in Madrid Open 3-setter

    Osaka upset by Muchova in Madrid Open 3-setter
    Second-ranked Naomi Osaka is out of the Madrid Open as Karolina Muchova won 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the second round Sunday.
  • Veronica Zorzi: "Let your children try golf in US"

    Veronica Zorzi: "Let your children try golf in US"
    Two icons of Italian golf such as Veronica Zorzi and Giulia Sergas talk about Road to USA, their initiative aimed at young golfers who dream of playing and studying in the States.Veronica Zorzi, statements“In July 2019 I took some of my students on a golfing trip to the USA, near Jacksonville, Florida. In the morning they played 18 holes in the World Golf Village and in the afternoon they taught English and athletic training at the Bollet School, together with other athletes. They wer
  • 'Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were at the top before...', says ATP ace

    'Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were at the top before...', says ATP ace
    While he has come close to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in terms of victories, even beating some of their records, there is no doubt that Novak Djokovic remains by far the least loved and popular of the Big 3 in men's tennis. The reasons are to be found in a long series of reasons, which have made the Serbian less appreciable in the eyes of the fans. The number 1 in the world has in fact been involved in some controversial episodes over the years, such as to ruin the image of the 33-year-old f
  • ATP Doubles: Wesley Koolhof, Kevin Krawietz beat No. 3 seeds for Munich title

    ATP Doubles: Wesley Koolhof, Kevin Krawietz beat No. 3 seeds for Munich title
    Top-seeded Wesley Koolhof and Kevin Krawietz beat No. 3 seeds Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen to win the BMW Open in Munich. Koolhof and Krawietz recovered from a set down to beat the Belgian duo 4-6 6-4 10-5. Koolhof and Krawietz earned the first break of the match in the opening game but got broken back in the following game.Koolhof and Krawietz had three more break points in the third game but failed to convert.Koolhof and Krawietz paid the price for not realizing their chances as Gi
  • 'Probably the final vs. Rafael Nadal helped me to realize that...', says Top 5

    'Probably the final vs. Rafael Nadal helped me to realize that...', says Top 5
    Stefanos Tsitsipas started the season very well, not only for the semifinal reached at the Australian Open. In Melbourne, the Greek lost the satisfaction of coming back two sets to 20-time Slam champion Rafael Nadal. However, a wild Daniil Medvedev prevented him from hitting his first overall final in a Major. The 22-year-old from Athens made a comeback in the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo, the first big event on clay, where he beat the competition by winning the title without leaving a single set
  • Dominic Thiem: The break was good, I needed it

    Dominic Thiem: The break was good, I needed it
    World No. 4 Dominic Thiem is looking forward to returning to action at this week's Madrid Masters. Thiem. who hasn't played since losing in his Dubai opener, is set to kick off his clay season in Madrid. “The break was good. I needed it. But now it’s a good time to be back. Madrid is a good place for me and my game," Thiem said, per Jose Morgado. Thiem was practicing hard the last few days as he is set to play his first tournament in a month and a half. "I am back
  • Tsitsipas' secret weapon? Better breathing. How can it help your game?

    Tsitsipas' secret weapon? Better breathing. How can it help your game?
    “I find breathing very important,” Stefanos Tsitsipas said after the biggest win of his career, in the Monte Carlo final two Sundays ago.As far as secrets to success go, that’s probably not going to rank among the most revealing or mind-blowing. It’s safe to say we all find breathing very important.According to Tsitsipas, though, he has been thinking a lot about how he inhales and exhales of late. And it’s helping.“Breathing is something I’ve been workin
  • Hideky Matsuyama awarded by Yoshihide Suga

    Hideky Matsuyama awarded by Yoshihide Suga
    After the victory at The Masters, the first major 2021 of men's golf, Hideky Matsuyama was received and awarded by the Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, who also thanked him for giving joy and luster to the country, ten years after the Tōhoku tsunami. of 2011.Matsuyama, Suga's statements"You have encouraged the affected areas ten years after the disaster, contributing significantly to the advancement of sport in Japan by giving many young people the opportunity to believe in achievin
  • 'We expected that from Roger Federer, but Novak Djokovic's move came as..' says Lopez

    'We expected that from Roger Federer, but Novak Djokovic's move came as..' says Lopez
    World no. 1 Novak Djokovic will not defend the title at the next week's Madrid Masters 1000 event, deciding to skip the season's third Masters 1000 event. After the Belgrade semi-final loss to Aslan Karatsev, Novak said he wouldn't know much about playing Madrid, remaining focused on Major tournaments and targeting Roland Garros as his next big goal. The Serb battled for three and a half hours with the Russian in front of the home fans, struggling physically and deciding to change his schedule a
  • 'Roger Federer was stubborn in a very different way', says top coach

    'Roger Federer was stubborn in a very different way', says top coach
    Roger Federer is undoubtedly one of the most decorated athletes of any era, having conquered everything a player can dream of when he starts playing tennis. During his very long career, the Basel phenomenon has been under the guidance of very important coaches, each of which has been instrumental in his growth on the pitch. Among these is certainly Paul Annacone, who followed the former world number 1 from the second half of 2010 to the end of 2013. Thanks also to his expert advice, the King ret
  • 'Roger Federer wasn't expected to play Madrid Open,' says tournament director

    'Roger Federer wasn't expected to play Madrid Open,' says tournament director
    The three-time Madrid Open champion Roger Federer decided to skip this year's edition of the Masters 1000 event in the Spanish capital and take more time off the court. The Madrid Open tournament director and one of the most experienced players left on the Tour alongside Roger, Feliciano Lopez, said that they didn't expect Roger to sign and play Madrid, as he was yet to make his mind about playing on clay this spring or not. When Roland Garros moved one further, the grass-court season became eve
  • 'I could have risked more against Rafael Nadal', says ATP star

    'I could have risked more against Rafael Nadal', says ATP star
    After winning his first Masters 1000 trophy in Monte Carlo, the Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas took part in the Godò tournament in Barcelona, Spain, where he overtook Jaume Munar, Alex De Minaur, Félix Auger. -Aliassime and our Jannik Sinner before losing in the final against the host Rafael Nadal, without being able to take advantage of a match point on the opponent's serve. It was the fifteenth final in his career by Tsitsipas, who won six in total (including the trophy o
  • Cameron Norrie reflects on beating Marin Cilic in Estoril semifinal

    Cameron Norrie reflects on beating Marin Cilic in Estoril semifinal
    Great Britain's Cameron Norrie said he was "fortunate to get through" after beating 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic to reach the Estoril Open final.Norrie, ranked at No. 50 in the world, handed a 7-6 (5) 7-5 loss to world No. 42 Cilic in the Estoril semifinal. “I was really tough. I started a little bit slow and managed to ease my way into the match. [I] played really good when break point down and went after it,” Norrie said in his on-court interview. “[Marin] was servi
  • Naomi Osaka: "Now I'm more comfortable on clay-courts"

    Naomi Osaka: "Now I'm more comfortable on clay-courts"
    Naomi Osaka came back to play on clay-courts at the WTA Mutua Madrid Open, winning 7-5 6-2 against countrywoman Misaki Doi. At the end of the match, the tennis player, winner of the last Australian Open, told her impressions during the press conference.Talking about her relationship with the clay court, Naomi Osaka said: "I feel that I am more comfortable with this surface than in the past. I started playing better in the second set and I can only improve my movements on the court. I hope that a
  • WTA Madrid 2021: Petra Kvitova vs Kerber's HIGHLIGHTS

    WTA Madrid 2021: Petra Kvitova vs Kerber's HIGHLIGHTS
    In the 2nd round of the Mutua Madrid Open 2021, Petra Kvitova took a great win against Angelique Kerber, in two sets, with the final score of 6-4 7-5.In both sets, the German lost her service after breaking the Czech player and played the decisive points with tension. In the first, the tape sided with Kvitova and literally handed her the set point by putting Kerber out of the game; in the second set, the two-time Wimbledon Grand Slam champion found a series of winning shots in the game that
  • Stefano Mazzoli won at Antognolla Alps Open

    Stefano Mazzoli won at Antognolla Alps Open
    With a comeback to be framed that saw him rise from 41 / o place and establish himself after a five-player play-off, Stefano Mazzoli in San Giovanni del Pantano (Perugia) won, with 204 (72 71 61, -9) hits, the Antognolla Alps Open presented by + energy.Stefano Mazzoli, Antognolla Alps OpenThe 24 year old from Segrate (Milan) with a partial bogey free final closed in 61 (-10) and characterized by eight birdies and an eagle, took the opportunity of the play-off. And thanks to another birdie he ove
  • WTA Madrid 2021: Iga Swiatek vs Siegemund's HIGHLIGHTS

    WTA Madrid 2021: Iga Swiatek vs Siegemund's HIGHLIGHTS
    At the 3rd round of the Mutua Madrid Open 2021, world no.1 Ashleigh Barty will challenge last edition of the Roland Garros winner Iga Swiatek. The young Polish girl also did not run into one of her best days, but unlike her next opponent, she ended her second round match in two sets against Laura Siegemund.In the first set, both Swiatek and Siegemund hesitated to serve, but the rival broke once more. In the second set, the game that ended the match can be considered the manifesto of Swiatek's su
  • Roger Federer: 'Pete Sampras stands on seven titles while I just won..'

    Roger Federer: 'Pete Sampras stands on seven titles while I just won..'
    In 2003, we had a chaotic Wimbledon from the first round, with the defending champion Lleyton Hewitt bowing out in the opening match against Ivo Karlovic. Eight players reached the quarter-final without winning Wimbledon before, setting the scene that hadn't been seen since 1973 and leaving the door wide open for everyone. One name would stand above them all in the end, with Roger Federer beating Andy Roddick and Mark Philippoussis in the semis and the final to claim his first Major crown at 21.
  • Rafael Nadal: 'I don't like losing, especially after three match points'

    Rafael Nadal: 'I don't like losing, especially after three match points'
    Just a couple of days after winning his third Masters 1000 title in Montreal 2005, Rafael Nadal was back on the court in Cincinnati. With no luck in the draw, the Spaniard faced the young Czech Tomas Berdych, who fended off three match points in a 6-7, 6-2, 7-6 triumph in just under three hours. Delivering better numbers behind the first serve, Tomas repelled ten out of 12 break chances with brave and aggressive tennis and prevailed in the decisive moments to stun world no. 2. The Czech had over
  • 'If Roger Federer disagreed with me he would disagree but...', says top coach

    'If Roger Federer disagreed with me he would disagree but...', says top coach
    Many have been the opinions raised by the presence of Roger Federer at the next edition of Roland Garros. The Swiss tennis player has already confirmed his participation in the Grand Slam on brick dust, and although in the first instance, he will not start as one of the main favorites for the title, with Federer nothing can never be taken for granted. Former American tennis player Patrick McEnroe commented that “I don't think Federer will go to the French Open thinking that he could win it
  • Mutua Madrid Open: Ashleigh Barty and Iga Swiatek take on each other for QF berth

    Mutua Madrid Open: Ashleigh Barty and Iga Swiatek take on each other for QF berth
    Anastasija Sevastova and Veronika Kudermetova caused the only two second-round upsets at the Mutua Madrid Open on Saturday. The Latvian stunned 15th seed Johanna Konta in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 in an hour and 31 minutes. In the round-of-16, Sevastova will play Paula Badosa. The Spaniard ousted Jil Teichmann 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.Meanwhile, Kudermetova upset the defending champion Kiki Bertens. The Russian needed an hour and 20 minutes to wrap up a 6-4, 6-3 win over the seventh-seeded Dutchwoman. In the
  • 'It is a tremendous achievement that Rafael Nadal...', says ATP star

    'It is a tremendous achievement that Rafael Nadal...', says ATP star
    What a draw Rafael Nadal will have to overcome! Luck was not on the side of the Spanish tennis player in the draw for the Mutua Madrid Open 2021, where he theoretically had to face a very complex path in search of his sixth title in the tournament that takes place in the Caja Mágica. Although he starts as the great favorite, the current world number two will have to put the accelerator on from the start to avoid a surprise like in Monte Carlo or the one he was close to suffering in the fi
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas feeling great, aims Madrid Masters title

    Stefanos Tsitsipas feeling great, aims Madrid Masters title
    Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas has had a great clay season so far and he says he is feeling better than ever before. Tsitsipas won his maiden Masters title in Monte Carlo, before falling just short to Rafael Nadal in the Barcelona Open final. “I wanted to have a good kickstart like this. So far it's looking good. I'm [on] the right track,” Tsitsipas said. “It has helped me to be at the top of the [FedEx ATP] Race To Turin. It's important to have such an importan
  • Nicolai Von Dellingshausen, surprise at Canary

    Nicolai Von Dellingshausen, surprise at Canary
    In the Canary Islands, the new leader of the Tenerife Open golf is Nicolai Von Dellingshausen, a 28-year-old German (with no success on the European Tour) who, with a partial of 62 (-9) out of a total of 126 (64 62, -16), halfway through the race he surprisingly leads the leaderboard with three strokes ahead of the Spanish Pep Angels, second with 129 (-13).Nicolai Von Dellingshausen, Tenerife OpenHe was unable to repeat the super test offered in the first lap and so the Dane Thorbjorn Olesen (le
  • 'It was just an amazing feeling to practice with Roger Federer', says young ace

    'It was just an amazing feeling to practice with Roger Federer', says young ace
    Roger Federer, recognized as one of the greatest players of all time, has amassed an army of fans over the past two decades. The 20-time Major Champion has had many memorable moments on the tennis court, scoring some of the biggest victories in our sport and writing history. On Thursday, Federer announced that he will auction a collection of personal items this summer, offering his fans the opportunity to own a piece of tennis history. Two sales will be held in June and July at Christie's to rai
  • Viktor Troicki defends Novak Djokovic: He is a well-meaning man

    Viktor Troicki defends Novak Djokovic: He is a well-meaning man
    Former Serbian world No. 12 Viktor Troicki absolutely believes that fellow compatriot Novak Djokovic is unfairly targeted and that some have a wrong image of him.Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, is one of the most accomplished players in tennis history but it is no secret that he has never enjoyed a great media image such as his big rivals -- Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer."We all see that aversion, it is very easy to see," Troicki said, as quoted on Sportskeeda. "The fact is that Rafael
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas: Being In the Race Lead Is Very Important, I Want To Finish Top 3

    Stefanos Tsitsipas is eyeing a Top 3 finish this year.
  • 'I find the moment in which Rafael Nadal is...', says Spanish star

    'I find the moment in which Rafael Nadal is...', says Spanish star
    Rafael Nadal will be credited with the first seed at the Mutua Madrid Open, the second Masters 1000 of the season, scheduled from 2 to 9 May at the Caja Magica. The Spanish phenomenon, fresh from the triumph in Barcelona last week, was able to benefit from the surprise forfeit of Novak Djokovic. The world number 1 has in fact opted for a different schedule this year, also thanks to the desire to promote his home tournament in Belgrade. The 18-time Grand Slam champion is expected to take part in
  • Dominic Thiem: It’s Time To Be Back!

    Two-time finalist Dominic Thiem returns this week in Madrid.
  • Kvitova Tops Kerber In Madrid, Barty Sets Meeting With Swiatek

    The last two French Open champions will meet on Monday.
  • ThrowbackTimes Barcelona: Rafael Nadal ties Guillermo Vilas' record

    ThrowbackTimes Barcelona: Rafael Nadal ties Guillermo Vilas' record
    In Barcelona 2016, Rafael Nadal survived a tough challenge from the two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori to beat the Japanese 6-4, 7-5 in two hours and four minutes, clinching the ninth crown at one of his favorite events! It was the 49th ATP title on clay for the great Spaniard, matching Guillermo Vilas' record and looking good to pass the Argentine in the rest of the clay swing that spring. It was the second consecutive crown for Nadal after Monte Carlo and his last of the season, winning
  • JSmithers, his first European eTour victory

    JSmithers, his first European eTour victory
    JSmithers claimed his first European eTour victory with a scintillating performance at the Portugal Masters.JSmithers, statements“I am playing pretty damn good right now. I have been working on my mental focus, which is really helping with my game. Last year I played for the fun, but this year is about winning. That was awesome, I felt I couldn’t miss. It was so much fun, I am absolutely over the moon right now. I got laid off with COVID, and I have been lucky enough to find other wo
  • 'In the end, Roger Federer decides on...', says top coach

    'In the end, Roger Federer decides on...', says top coach
    Roger Federer's goal is precisely to participate in the two aforementioned tournaments and achieve the best physical shape for the season on grass and, above all, Wimbledon. “After the operation, he had in mind when he would return. He was aiming for the Australian Open, but when I realized that progress was low, I realized that he had to be careful, change something. At that moment I felt that my season would start on grass ”, explained the Swiss at the end of his experience in Qata

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