• Andy Murray pulls out of Cologne 2, might not play anymore in 2020

    Andy Murray pulls out of Cologne 2, might not play anymore in 2020
    Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murrayand world No. 13 Roberto Bautista Agut have both withdrawn from Cologne 2. Andy Murray has withdrawn from the second event in Cologne this coming week because of “inflammation of left psoas”, an issue that he suffered after the US Open. Might still play again before the season is out in Paris but not certain at the moment.— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) October 18, 2020Murray, 33, appeared in the first edition of Cologne but didn't h
  • Gauff: Murray a 'great ally' on diversity

    Gauff:  Murray a 'great ally' on diversity
    Coco Gauff said she was inspired by Andy Murray after the former world No. 1 highlighted a lack of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) board members at the Lawn Tennis Association and All England Club.
  • Djokovic regrets US and French Open failures

    Djokovic regrets US and French Open failures
    Novak Djokovic says he regrets the failure to win either the US or French Opens, despite playing some of the best tennis of his life in 2020.
  • 'Rafael Nadal was doing things which he had not always done', says former No. 1

    'Rafael Nadal was doing things which he had not always done', says former No. 1
    It was thought that the unprecedented conditions of Roland Garros 2020 could interrupt the dominance of Rafael Nadal, who proved once again to be the greatest ever on clay by winning his 13th title in Paris (without leaving a single set on the road. ). The Spanish phenomenon has thus equaled the record of 20 Grand Slams of eternal rival Roger Federer, still standing in the pits after the surgery on his right knee that he underwent in recent months. The progress of the final against Novak Djokovi
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  • ATP Antwerp: Fritz tries everything but Harris is UNBEATABLE!

    ATP Antwerp: Fritz tries everything but Harris is UNBEATABLE!
    Lloyd Geaorge Harris reached the quarter-finals of the ATP Antwerp, beating in two sets the young American Taylor Fritz with the final score of 7-5 7-6 (3), at the end of a very balanced match, decided by a few shots that they rewarded South Africa.One of these happened in the first game of the second set, with the score on 0-0 (0-15). After the serve, the American tried to close the point by approaching the net, but Harris drove him back to the bottom of the baseline. Fritz tried to settle the
  • WTA Ostrava: Victoria Azarenka wins the most ... in the balance!

    WTA Ostrava: Victoria Azarenka wins the most ... in the balance!
    In the first round match of the WTA in Ostrava, in the Czech Republic, between Victoria Azarenka and the home tennis player Barbora Kreicikova, during an exchange between the two players, the ball walked on the net for a few seconds before landing in the Czech field, giving the point to the Azarenka.The two tennis players at the end of the point were incredulous. Neither of them believed their eyes, precisely because the ball danced on the net as if it didn't want to fall on either side of the f
  • Novak Djokovic: 'The Adria Tour is now a notorious event because...'

    Novak Djokovic: 'The Adria Tour is now a notorious event because...'
    With Roger Federer still on the sidelines and struggling with recovery from his knee injury, it seems that his two great rivals, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, want to undermine him in every entry in the record book where possible. Now more than ever. Nadal did it by winning his 20th Grand Slam in Paris and Djokovic also strongly desires it, who between 2020 and 2021 could become the holder of two important records: one is the number of seasons closed to the number one ATP. For now he is still
  • Gauff: Murray a 'great ally' for raising diversity issues

    Gauff: Murray a 'great ally' for raising diversity issues
    Coco Gauff said she was inspired by Andy Murray after the former world No 1 highlighted a lack of BAME board members at the Lawn Tennis Association and All England Club.
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  • ATP Cologne 2: Jannik Sinner marches on. Gilles Simon downs Denis Shapovalov

    ATP Cologne 2: Jannik Sinner marches on. Gilles Simon downs Denis Shapovalov
    Competing for the first time since the quarter-final defeat to Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, Jannik Sinner is through to the last eight in Cologne following a 6-3, 6-1 win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert. The encounter lasted for an hour and 16 minutes, with a teenager having the advantage following a reliable performance on both serve and return. The Italian lost serve twice in the opening set but that was hard to notice thanks to an impressive account on the return, stealing almost 60% of the poin
  • 'It is hard to compare anyone with Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic', says ATP legend

    'It is hard to compare anyone with Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic', says ATP legend
    In the modern age of tennis, it's really hard to compare any player to legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The Big 3 have dominated the last 15 years leaving the crumbs to rivals, who have admired the extraordinary feats on the field without almost ever being able to worry about their domination. Andy Murray was the one who most of all came close to the three sacred monsters, managing to score three Grand Slam titles, the ATP Finals, two Olympic gold medals and becoming
  • ATP Antwerp: Marcos Giron tops David Goffin. Milos Raonic and Karen Khachanov advance

    ATP Antwerp: Marcos Giron tops David Goffin. Milos Raonic and Karen Khachanov advance
    The top seed David Goffin has suffered the fourth straight defeat, losing to a qualifier Marcos Giron 6-3, 7-5 in an hour and 40 minutes. The home star served at only 48% and made too many unforced errors, giving away half of the initial shot points and suffering five breaks from eight opportunities offered to Giron. The American defended ten out of 13 break opportunities, controlling the scoreboard and moving over the top with a late break in set number two. Marcos raced into a 5-1 lead in the
  • Gilles Simon speaks extremely highly of rising stars Denis Shapovalov, Jannik Sinner

    Gilles Simon speaks extremely highly of rising stars Denis Shapovalov, Jannik Sinner
    Former world No. 6 Gilles Simonnoted it wasn't easy playing against No. 3 seed Denis Shapovalov at Cologne 2 but he was happy to win 6-1 4-6 6-2. Simon, now ranked at No. 58 in the world, stunned world No. 12 Shapovalov to set up a quarterfinal clash against another rising star Jannik Sinner."It was really hard. Denis has a very offensive game. He is really going for everything, every time. Missing a lot, but making a lot of winners also. He is creating a lot of stress on the other side of
  • Dominic Thiem on star-studded Vienna player field: It's absolute madness

    Dominic Thiem on star-studded Vienna player field: It's absolute madness
    Top-ranked Austrian Dominic Thiemis excited about competing in front of his home fans in Vienna as he thinks this year's player field at the tournament is an "absolute madness." An ATP 500 event in Vienna is set to feature a star-studded field as seven top-10 players have confirmed their participation at the tournament. World No. 3 Thiem is one of them, while the remaining six top-10 players are Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Matteo Berrettini, Andr
  • Leander Paes compares Novak Djokovic to football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo

    Leander Paes compares Novak Djokovic to football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo
    Former doubles world No. 1 Leander Paes suggested a tight French Open semifinal drained physically Novak Djokovicand that affected the Serb's performance in the final against world No. 2 Rafael Nadal.Djokovic, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, was aiming to lift his second title at Roland Garros but that didn't happen as Nadal claimed a dominant 6-0 6-2 7-5 win to win a record 13th French Open title. Still, it has been an extremely successful year for Djokovic, who has claimed five titles in 2
  • Novak Djokovic: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal wanted to take no part in PTPA

    Novak Djokovic: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal wanted to take no part in PTPA
    World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has confirmed that he had spoken with the Roger Federer and Rafael Nadalabout joining the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) but the two tennis greats rejected the Serb's invitation. The PTPA -- a proposed tennis association of male and female tennis player -- as the group will represent top-500 singles players and top-200 doubles players, respectively. Djokovic, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, and former world No. 25 Vasek Pospisil were the drivin
  • WATCH: Olympia refuses to give strawberries to Serena Williams

    WATCH: Olympia refuses to give strawberries to Serena Williams
    Earlier this week, American tennis player Serena Williams posted yet another video featuring some mommy-daughter time with her beautiful daughter Olympia, but this time it seems that her daughter Olympia got a little greedy. The 23-time Grand Slam champion was having fun with her daughter and asked her for a strawberry while she was eating some fruits – “Olympia, can I have a strawberry?” – but the little girl refused even though her mouth was already filled with fru
  • Hamad Medjedovic, 17, on Dominic Thiem comparison, practicing with Novak Djokovic

    Hamad Medjedovic, 17, on Dominic Thiem comparison, practicing with Novak Djokovic
    Promising Serbian junior Hamad Medjedovic, 17, says some see the similarities between his game and the game of world No. 3 Dominic Thiem. Medjedovic, who is preparing to make a switch to senior tennis, had a chance to train with 2020 US Open champion Thiem in Vienna last year."A lot of tennis players and coaches have told me that my way of playing is similar to Thiem's. I even had the opportunity to play with him, we trained together with him in Vienna, and then I saw that we were similar,
  • Shanghai Flashback: Roger Federer edges Gilles Simon to lift the trophy

    Shanghai Flashback: Roger Federer edges Gilles Simon to lift the trophy
    After winning just one title in 2013 (the lowest number since 2001), Roger Federer bounced back a year later to conquer the two fastest Masters 1000 events in Cincinnati and Shanghai alongside Dubai, Halle and Basel. The Swiss maestro stayed away from the Masters 1000 titles for two years after Cincinnati 2012 before changing that in 2014, lifting the first trophy in Shanghai following a hard-fought 7-6, 7-6 victory over Gilles Simon in an hour and 53 minutes on October 12. Rafael Nadal lost in
  • Rafael Nadal earns Royal Order of Sports Merit award after matching Roger Federer

    Rafael Nadal earns Royal Order of Sports Merit award after matching Roger Federer
    Rafael Nadal made a professional debut almost two decades ago, becoming one of the greatest players of all time in the previous 15 years. Claiming his first Masters 1000 and Major titles as a teenager in 2005, Nadal has stayed in the top-10 since April that year, enduring many setbacks due to injuries and never losing passion for the sport. Leaving two and a half worst years of his career behind him at the beginning of 2017, Nadal entered the top-2 after lifting the title at Roland Garros that J
  • THEIR MORTAL REMAINS: Gods of the Game gave us Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Serena

    THEIR MORTAL REMAINS: Gods of the Game gave us Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Serena
    One day, many years from now, when we will be old, more tired but still hungry for tennis, we will look back and be amazed to have lived among the giants of this era: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, but also Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka. And all stars of the women's Tour, like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. YES, SERENA WILLIAMS (AND HER SISTER VENUS) AND MARIA SHARAPOVA IN THE SAME ERA OF FEDERER, NADAL AND DJOKOVIC. We all underestimate this golden age of tennis to
  • 'Comparisons to Roger Federer have held me back', says Next Gen ace

    'Comparisons to Roger Federer have held me back', says Next Gen ace
    Over the course of their careers, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have won 40 Grand Slam titles together. In recent weeks, thanks to the success at Roland Garros 2020, Rafael Nadal has in fact reached the Swiss champion with 20 career slams and the two are now at the top of the ranking of those who have won the most career Grand Slam titles. This is perhaps only part of the photograph of the greatness of two athletes who have written several pages in the history of this sport with a rivalry that
  • Shanghai Flashback: Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to reach the final

    Shanghai Flashback: Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to reach the final
    Shanghai 2014 could have turned into a disaster for both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. The Spaniard lost to his countryman Feliciano Lopez in the second round, while the Swiss had to perform a miraculous escape to avoid the same fate, fending off five match points versus Leonardo Mayer. Carried by that boost, Federer won the next two matches in straight sets to advance into the semi-final, facing the two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic in the battle for the final. It was their 36th enco
  • Grigor Dimitrov and the 2020 road he's travelled

    Grigor Dimitrov and the 2020 road he's travelled
    The year 2020 unwound differently for each one of us, and the tennis world and its players were no exceptions to this progression. One player in particular who has had to deal with more than a token share of the year’s vagaries has been Grigor Dimitrov.The tumultuousness of the Bulgarian’s 2020 can be best described as before and after as he, alongside most of his colleagues, re-joined the tour as it un-paused itself. Likewise, while Dimitrov’s results this year, too, have been
  • Laslo Djere: Instead of congratulating me on title, Marco Cecchinato complained

    Laslo Djere: Instead of congratulating me on title, Marco Cecchinato complained
    World No. 53 Laslo Djere is taking a few days off as he is preparing to make a switch from the clay surface to hard. Djere, who made the semifinal on the clay courts of Kitzbuhel last month, won it all on the clay courts of Sardinia last week without a dropped set. "The game on hard is completely different compared to clay, so I have to change my approach and understanding of the game, to step out of the comfort zone. That means being closer to the baseline and playing more aggressivel
  • 'It's like Rafael Nadal is winning 13 Roland Garros, and...', says Russian star

    'It's like Rafael Nadal is winning 13 Roland Garros, and...', says Russian star
    Rafael Nadal recently won his 13th Roland Garros title by beating world number 1 Novak Djokovic in three sets. By winning the Parisian Grand Slam for the fourth time without losing a single set, the Spanish phenomenon has equaled the 20 Grand Slam record of eternal rival Roger Federer, crowning a very long chase that began more than ten years ago. The Majorcan has been admired by many younger colleagues: Andrey Rublev has in fact defined Nadal as the greatest athlete ever, while Iga Swiatek (win
  • Tennis great King joins NWSL's Angel City investors

    Tennis great King joins NWSL's Angel City investors
    Tennis great Billie Jean King and Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn are among a slew of additional investors announced by the National Women's Soccer League's Los Angeles-based expansion franchise.
  • Becker accused of failing to give up trophies to settle debts

    Becker accused of failing to give up trophies to settle debts
    Former Grand Slam tennis champion Boris Becker has been accused of failing to
    hand over trophies - including the 1985 Wimbledon men's singles title which
    catapulted the then-unknown 17-year-old to sporting stardom - so they could be sold to settle his debts.
  • Alexander Zverev: Mischa Zverev beat John Millman easier because he is better than me

    Alexander Zverev: Mischa Zverev beat John Millman easier because he is better than me
    Top-ranked German tennis player Alexander Zverev joked his dogs would be "jealous" after Cologne tournament dog Bernie strolled onto the court to congratulate him on his round-of-16 win over Australian John Millman. Zverev, seeded at No. 1, edged out world No. 44 Millman in three sets 6-0 3-6 6-3 to make the quarterfinal at Cologne 2."Now my dogs will be jealous!” Zverev said, cracking a laugh, per the ATP website.Home favorite Zverev absolutely dominated the first set as he broke Mil
  • 'Roger Federer has a style and elegance that makes everyone...', says top footballer

    'Roger Federer has a style and elegance that makes everyone...', says top footballer
    Rafael Nadal's 13th victory at Roland Garros has reignited the debate related to the greatest ever. The numbers of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are now getting closer and closer, yet no one can steal from the Swiss the 'title' of most loved player of all time. The Basel phenomenon has earned a lot this year despite having only played in the Australian Open, where he almost miraculously reached the semifinals. The former world number 1 then underwent a double surgery on his righ
  • ATP Cologne: Davidovich Fokina MASTER of the net!

    ATP Cologne: Davidovich Fokina MASTER of the net!
    21-year-old Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is one of the most interesting prospects of the ATP Tour. At the recent US Open 2020 he reached the fourth round, where he lost to eventual finalist Alexander Zverev in three sets. In this season he showed to be competitive on all surfaces. In fact he also made the second round at both the Australian Open and the French Open, obtaining his first victories in the Grand Slam tournaments.At the ATP Cologne 2 tournament, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina wa

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