• Casper Ruud makes honest Rafael Nadal admission after reaching US Open final

    Casper Ruud admitted that Rafael Nadal gave him "a good beating" in the French Open final as he is happy that in his second Grand Slam final he won't be taking on the Spaniard at Roland Garros. Ruud, 23, reached his first Grand Slam final at this year's French Open, before Nadal handed him a 6-3 6-3 6-0 loss.On Friday, Ruud defeated Karen Khachanov 7-5 (5) 6-2 5-7 6-2 to reach the US Open final. This time, Ruud plays Carlos Alcaraz for the US Open title.“(Nadal) obviously gave me
  • 'I did not have a gradual transition to...', says former Top 5

    Juan Martin del Potro paid an emotional tribute to Roger Federer considering that the game will never be the same without the Swiss. On Thursday, Federer announced his plans to retire from tennis after next week's Laver Cup. In the 2009 US Open final, Del Potro defeated Federer to lift his first and only Grand Slam title. "I LOVE YOU, Roger. Thank you for everything you have done in tennis and with myself. The world of tennis will never be the same without you," Del Potro wrote on Twitter. Earli
  • Tallinn Open: Anett Kontaveit sets up finale against Barbora Krejcikova

    Anett Kontaveit and Barbora Krejcikova will play each other for the Tallinn Open title on Sunday. On Saturday, Kontaveit, the tournament top seed and Krejcikova, who’s the seventh seed came through their respective semi-finals.Kontaveit ousted Kaia Kanepi in the derby clash of Estonians. After 80 minutes of play, Kontaveit won 6-4, 6-4 against her older compatriot. Of the two players, it was Kanepi who won a higher margin of first-serve points – 78% to Kontaveit’s 70%. But the
  • Sanderson Farms Championship, two leaders

    The PGA Tour golfers have come to the end of the first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship ($ 7.9 million prize pool). The Mississippi event, born in 1968, sees the American duo composed of Davis Riley and Will Gordon in command. Both closed the opening round with a score of -6 (66 strokes), and boast a length of margin over the closest rivals.Sanderson Farms Championship, resultsIn third place with a score of -5 we find the Americans Andrew Putnam, Brandon Matthews, Mark Hubbard and Trevo
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  • 'Rafael Nadal is a hard-working player with intense shots,' Karen Khachanov recalls

    Rafael Nadal and Karen Khachanov have played eight official matches, with the Spaniard emerging at the top in all of them. Rafa and Karen have had some incredible battles, and the more experienced player would always find a way out, winning all seven tie breaks against the Russian to maintain a perfect score. Nadal had the upper hand in their opening four meetings, and Khachanov produced his best tennis against the Spaniard at the 2018 US Open, giving his best in a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6, 7-6 loss after
  • 'Roger Federer will try to improve his battered knee to...', says top coach

    Roger Federer's farewell sparked a lot of reactions around the world. The Swiss phenomenon tried hard to get back competitive, but he realized he could no longer go on. When he tried to force more in training, the King's knee was once again giving problems and the response was clear. “When I was invited to Wimbledon for Center Court's 100th anniversary, I still believed I could return. But ten days later, his knee was in the same condition. I underwent an MRI and the outcome was not satisf
  • Parma Ladies Open: Mayar Sherif bests Maria Sakkari; notches maiden title

    Mayar Sherif won the 2022 Parma Ladies Open on Saturday after upsetting top seed Maria Sakkari in the final on Saturday. Earlier, both Sherif and Sakkari had to pull double duty after rain forced the abandonment of the semi-finals that were scheduled for Friday.In the semi-finals, Sakkari defeated Danka Kovinic, 7-5, 6-2 in 90 minutes. Compared to Sakkari, Sherif had a tougher outing in the penultimate round against sixth seed Ana Bogdan. The Egyptian needed almost twice as much time (at two hou
  • Bjorn Borg explains why Rafael Nadal was so emotional at Laver Cup

    Team Europe captain Bjorn Borg thought Rafael Nadal was so emotional over Roger Federer's retirement because he was probably thinking about the day when he would be saying a final goodbye to the game. Last Friday in London, Federer's career came to an end at the Laver Cup. For the final match of his career, Federer decided to play doubles with Nadal.After their match was over and Federer was addressing the crowd, Nadal broke down in tears.There was also one moment during which the came
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  • Pga, legal action against Arab Super League

    The PGA Tour goes on the counterattack and takes legal action against the Arab Super League "for inducing player-members to violate existing contracts with the top American male circuit".Pga Tour, legal actionIt is the new chapter of a clash that shows no signs of abating and that, day after day, becomes more and more bitter. With the PGA Tour of golf now seeking compensation for "lost profits, damage to reputation and brand, as well as the payment of legal fees".The PGA Tour is an organization
  • Novak Djokovic: 'That formula has worked for me'

    Although at this point it already seems something "normal", it is clear that the fact that three tennis players remained so long at the top of the ATP is out of any common scenario. Novak Djokovic is clearly the tennis player who has been established as number one in the world for the longest time, with his more than 350 weeks in the position of honor of the men's ranking. The Serbian tennis player, 35 years old and current number seven in the world, explained what he considers to be the key to
  • 'Roger Federer cares a lot for others', says top coach

    Roger Federer's career officially ended on Friday 23 September. The Swiss champion took part in the Laver Cup, the exhibition he founded, playing his last match alongside his friend and now former rival Rafael Nadal. The two were defeated by the Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, but the result was irrelevant on such an evening. At the end of the meeting, the Master received a beautiful tribute that moved everyone. Roger and Rafa's tears have gone around the world, as well as certifying the
  • Golf war, OWGR is the needle of the balance

    More than two weeks have passed since the last announcement of the signing by new players made by LIV Golf.Cameron Smith (reigning Champion Golfer of the Year), Mark Leishman, Harold Varner III, Cameron Tringale, Joaquin Niemann and Anirban Lahiri joined the league led by Greg Norman at the event held in Boston.OWGR, situationSince then there has been no news of new signatures, as well as the rumors about new negotiations.It would appear that the LIV Golf has lost its appeal.But there is a reaso
  • Novak Djokovic: 'You always have to figure out how...'

    Novak Djokovic had not competed in a singles tournament for two months, when he lifted his 21st Grand Slam crown on the Wimbledon grass. That was not an obstacle to find a great version. After joining Team Europa during last week's Laver Cup, the Serbian returned this Thursday under the cover of the Tel Aviv Watergen Open ready to impose his authority on the indoor track. The old no.1 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings defeated Spaniard Pablo Andújar 6-0, 6-3 in a solid performance. Novak tr
  • Rory McIlroy hopes for a solution to golf war

    Rory McIlroy participates this week in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews, Scotland, where several players who are playing the LIV Golf circuit participate. Once again, he did not hesitate to express his thoughts on the Saudi-backed beginner circuit.Rory McIlroy, statementsMcIlroy told reporters that LIV continues to create a division in the sport and that division is not beneficial to any of the parties involved. "I don't want a fractured game. I never have. You look at other
  • Swiatek unhappy with WTA and ITF: "They are not cooperating"

    Iga Swiatek in her last interview did not only focus on the victories, the top of the ranking and the ambitions for the future. The number one in the world complained about the calendar and the near contemporaneity between the WTA Finals and the Finals of the Billie Jean King Cup.Although she has explained how for the moment she has not yet managed to metabolize a creepy 2022.She explained: "The truth is, I'm still getting used to all of this, even if it's a pretty comfortable position. I worked
  • Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz set to make tennis history after Casper Ruud's defeat

    Casper Ruud has lost the world No. 2 spot and Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal are set to make history on Monday. Ruud, who rose to second place following his runner-up finish at the US Open, suffered a shock quarterfinal defeat to Yoshihito Nishioka in the Seoul quarterfinal.Following Ruud's Seoul defeat, Nadal is set to overtake the Norwegian at No. 2 on Monday. When that happens, Alcaraz and Nadal will become the first-ever two Spanish players to occupy the two top positions simultan
  • Rafael Nadal: 'The only thing I could say to him is...'

    The American Reilly Opelka has been one of the most important star tennis players in recent years. The experienced tennis player has recently been sidelined due to physical problems and Reilly has not played a tournament since the last Citi Open 2022. Opelka was, along with Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver, one of the commentators for the Laver Cup and has taken on a new role. In recent hours, Opelka has starred in a curious social confrontation in which he has been forced to "virtually go ou
  • ATP Tel Aviv: Novak Djokovic tops Romas Safiullin and reaches final

    Novak Djokovic is through to his 127th ATP final and the fourth of the season in Tel Aviv. Novak took down the Russian Roman Safiullin 6-1, 7-6 in an hour and 34 minutes and set Sunday's title clash against Marin Cilic. Roman came to Tel Aviv with nine ATP wins and played well to move into the semi-final. He gave his best against Novak in the second set before the Serb grabbed the tie break to avoid a decider. Djokovic played better behind the first and second serve and defended two out of three
  • Valderrama, 25 years ago the European win

    He was the player who revolutionized the competition. Before he had done it with golf and the European circuit. Even a 'totem' like Jack Nicklaus said in 1987: "I don't have a Seve Ballesteros in my team". Starting in 1985, his charisma but, above all, his game and his fighting spirit contributed to placing the Ryder Cup at unbelievable heights of popularity, media and television interest, merchandising, and excitement. In 1979, when two players from the continent such as Seve and Antonio Garrid
  • 'Novak Djokovic's an exquisite player but...', says top analyst

    As the world tried to emerge from the pandemic, two world stars were making waves with their no-vaccine choices: Novak Djokovic, of course, and NBA star Kyrie Irving. Interestingly, both have taken up the subject in recent hours. At the ATP in Tel Aviv (Israel), Novak Djokovic returns to play with points at stake in the world rankings. The latest Wimbledon winner, however, has Australian Open and US Open losses behind him, with the Laver Cup marking his comeback just after the London final. At a
  • Paula Badosa picks between Grand Slam title and No. 1 ranking

    Paula Badosa reveals she would prefer winning a Grand Slam over reaching the world No. 1 ranking. Badosa, 24, achieved her career-high ranking of No. 2 in April. On the Grand Slam level, Badosa has just one quarterfinal. At the 2021 French Open, Badosa made her first Grand Slam quarterfinal before losing to Tamara Zidansek. "What is clear to me is that I would like to win a Grand Slam much more. But it is choosing how to love mom or dad more. It is a trophy, a moment. You don
  • 'Rafael Nadal lost set 6-1 and pushed even harder,' Novak Djokovic recalls

    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were the rivals in the 2008 Olympic Games semi-final, battling for a place in the final and a medal. Rafa prevailed 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in two hours and 11 minutes to remain on the gold medal course. The Spaniard overcame the second set failure and delivered a late break in the decider to advance into the title clash and beat Novak for the tenth time in 14 meetings. Thirteen days earlier, Djokovic ended Nadal's streak of 32 consecutive victories, and he looked good to d
  • Novak Djokovic reacts to making final at inaugural Tel Aviv Open

    First-seeded Novak Djokovic admitted that 104th-ranked Roman Safiullin definitely wasn't an easy opponent and gave credit to the Russian for fighting until the last point during their Tel Aviv Open semifinal match. On Saturday, Djokovic defeated Safiullin 6-1 7-6 (3) to progress into the final at the inaugural Tel Aviv Open. “I think it was a very competitive match, especially in the second set,” Djokovic said after his win. “I must say I was quite emotional on the co
  • Nadal: "I didn't want Roger Federer to win the Roland Garros!"

    Rafael Nadal spoke at length about his rivalry with Roger Federer during a recent interview. The Spaniard shared a curious anecdote concerning the Roland Garros 2009 final won by Roger Federer.Nadal explained: "Like everything, the relationship between Roger Federer and me went through different phases. It was great from the start and has grown stronger over the years. At some point in our careers, we realized how many special moments we had lived together.We understood that our personal relatio
  • Shapovalov sets up Korea final clash vs. Nishioka

    Shapovalov sets up Korea final clash vs. Nishioka
    Canada's Denis Shapovalov will face Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka in the final of the Korea Open in Seoul after he eased to a straight-sets victory over United States' Jenson Brooksby on Saturday.
  • Dominic Thiem offers assessment of his level

    Former world No. 3 Dominic Thiem appears to be happy with the progress he is making and noted that he is willing to play the Australian Open qualifying if necessary. Thiem, who is now the 173rd-ranked player in the world, returned to tennis in late March following a 10-month absence caused by a wrist injury. Six months have passed since Thiem made his return and he is yet to rediscover his top game. “If necessary, I will play the qualifying event of the Australian Open. I am
  • Roger Federer: 'I waited for him to finish that tournament'

    Opponent, friend, mentor, coach. Ivan Ljubicic, a fundamental piece in Roger Federer's career, has spoken about his relationship with the Swiss phenomenon, who played his last match on the circuit (after more than a year of absence) together with Rafa Nadal in the Laver Cup. In the long shoulder-to-shoulder interview with Severin Luthi, the Croatian recounted the first meeting, the sixteen challenges and, of course, the most intense emotions that he lived with Federer. "Ljubo" went through the s
  • Angela Stanford is assistant for Solheim Cup

    Team USA captain Stacy Lewis has chosen Angela Stanford as her third assistant for the 2023 Solheim Cup challenge to be held at Finca Cortesin in Spain from 22-24 September. Six-time Team USA member Angela Stanford, along with two other assistants Morgan Pressel and Natalie Gulbis, will work alongside Stacy Lewis and the top 12 American golfers to try to bring the Solheim Cup back overseas."I have known Angela for a long time and I am so happy she agreed to work with me at the Solheim Cup 2023,"
  • 'Roger Federer killed me in our first match,' Dominic Thiem recalls

    Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem met seven times between 2016 and 2019. The Austrian had an excellent record against one of his idols, although it did not start well for him. Thiem was only a kid when Federer became the world's leading player, dreaming about practicing and playing against one of the greatest players of all time. "Borrowing" Roger's one-handed backhand, Dominic got a chance to share the court with his idol for the first time in the 2016 Brisbane semi-final. Federer scored a comfor
  • Roger Federer: 'I lost my voice from screaming and supporting the team'

    Novak Djokovic says he has "tremendous respect" for Roger Federer and underscored the impact the former 20-time Grand Slam champion had on tennis. Djokovic, a 21-time Grand Slam champion, participated in Federer's farewell at the Laver Cup. Federer was one of Djokovic's biggest rivals, but the Serb has nothing but a high level of respect and admiration for the Swiss. "I have great respect for him," Djokovic said of Federer, according to Sportskeeda. Everything he has brought to our sport, on and

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