• Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Serena: the endgame

    It is the end of an era for Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. In the inevitable succession of the sporting era, a decisive step was experienced during the night with the elimination of Rafa Nadal in the round of 16 of the US Open.In the quarter-finals in Flushing Meadows Serena Williams were not present in the women's draw, and in the men's one out Roger Federer, Nole Djokovic and obviously the Majorcan.In a Grand Slam, it hasn't happened since the US Open 2003.Slam quarters withou
  • 'Rafael Nadal had problems in New York', says top coach

    The Paris-Bercy Masters 1000 is one of the biggest events of the final stage of the tennis year. In the past, some tennis players used to skip this tournament in order to rest and prepare for the ATP Finals (perhaps if they were already qualified), but now the Paris tournament will see everyone in the spotlight, a tournament which has nothing to envy to the four Grand Slam tournaments. It will be the first Masters 1000 in history with Carlos Alcaraz as number one in the world. The Spanish phenom
  • Kontaveit unveils boyfriend after losing Tallinn title: a football champion

    Anett Kontaveit unveiled her boyfriend in a new series of photos published on Instagram after she lost the title in Tallinn, Estonia, her home country. You can see the post below. Scroll to the right to get to the photos with her boyfriend.    View this post on Instagram           A post shared by Anett Kontaveit (@anett_kontaveit)WTA world number 3's boyfriend is Brent Lepistu, a midfielder playing for Levadia Tallinn, a
  • British Challenge is close the to Grand Final

    Two stops in England, then the Grand Final in Mallorca where the twenty 'cards' for the DP World Tour 2023 will be assigned to the top twenty in the order of merit. The sprint to the Spanish Balearic Islands begins with the British Challenge presented by Modest! Golf Management (6-9 October) on the St. Mellion Estate track, in Cornwall, and will continue with the English Trophy (Abingdon, 13-16 October) where the starting grid will be defined, composed of the 45 best classified in the Road to Ma
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  • 'Rafael Nadal had a complicated year', says top coach

    At 36 years old, and despite living with constant physical problems that hinder his progress, Rafael Nadal continues undeterred breaking records. The Spaniard ─ who, together with his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz, recently rewrote history ─ remains firm at the top of world tennis, as evidenced by his return to number 2 in the ATP ranking. Nadal who, thanks to this (umpteenth) achievement, officially becomes the longest player in the Top-2 of the Open Era. To be exact, the count correspo
  • Naomi Osaka rivals Serena Williams off the court with new children's book

    Serena Williams didn't get rid of her tennis rivals even if she stepped out of the professional tennis world. Naomi Osaka published a children's book soon after Serena launched her own."So excited to finally announce the release of my first children’s book, The Way Champs Play. It's the first publishing project under my production company @hanakuma. I hope this book inspires kids to chase their dreams and encourages them to believe they can do anything they put their minds to. This bo
  • Ex-Grand Slam champion preaches patience with Emma Raducanu

    1976 French Open champion Sue Barker feels Emma Raducanu definitely deserves to be given some credit and that she "has got all the attributes" to be a major star one day.Raducanu, 19, has struggled with her game and results ever since her stunning US Open triumph.Raducanu made tennis history during last year's US Open, when she became the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam.Since then, Raducanu has had just one semifinal appearance at a WTA 250 tournament. But Barker, who stepped down
  • Anirban Lahiri on LIV Golf's investments in the Asian market

    Anirban Lahiri is happy that Saudi Arabia is investing 300 million dollars in the Asian Tour. LIV Golf has shown how serious they are in its intentions. Lahiri is delighted about this move by the management of LIV Golf and believes that this will be an important decision.“You look at where the Asian Tour was post-Covid. I know a lot of my friends who play on the Asian Tour were without a job for almost 18 months. Asia being such a strong economic region in the world, the professional golf
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  • Top WTA player follows Simona Halep in cancelling 2022 season

    WTA world number 39 Sorana Cirstea announced that she won't play any more tournaments in 2022 because of a shoulder injury. The Romanian player has been carrying the injury since the US Open, where she bowed down to Belinda Bencic in the second round of the Grand Slam."Since the US Open I have been dealing with a shoulder injury. The recovery period is longer than I expected and that's why I haven't participated in any tournaments in the last few weeks.I have decided to finish the 2022 seas
  • Grand Slam legend urges people to stop joking about Tom Brady's divorce

    Former six-time Grand Slam doubles champion Rennae Stubbs has urged people and fans to stop joking about Tom Brady's marital problems. Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion, is reportedly getting divorced. After 13 years of marriage, Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen have reportedly hired divorce lawyers. Brady and Bundchen share two kids together as Stubbs feels they deserve some sympathy. "All the jokes about Tom and Giselle, people they have kids, come on, just shut it
  • Is there equality between women and men in golf?! Iona Stephen reacts

    There is a lot of talk about equality between women and men in sports. Iona Stephen, who is a Sky Sports Golf commentator, spoke to Golf Monthly's Mark Townsend about the prize fund and what she expects in the future.“I do believe that in the next five years, if I’m being bold, or 10 if I’m being realistic, we will see that The Open and the Women’s Open will provide an equal prize fund for men and women.”- she said.Stephen spoke of tennis as an example of how strong
  • Andrey Rublev hints British government didn't want Daniil Medvedev at Laver Cup

    Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev indicated that the British government shut down the possibility of Daniil Medvedev competing at this year's Laver Cup.Rublev, who debuted at the Laver Cup in 2021, was asked whether he was invited to this year's Laver Cup edition in London. Rublev revealed that he wasn't invited but that it wouldn't change much even if he was invited and wanted to play.This year, Wimbledon banned Russian and Belarusian players from competing at Wimbledon. Per reports,
  • Kei Nishikori opens up on challenging year, health setbacks

    Former world No. 4 Kei Nishikori has opened up about his challenging year as he admits he may not even play at all this season.After failing to recover in time for the 2022 season, 32-year-old Nishikori underwent hip surgery in January.Nishikori's initial target was to return during the summer, at the start of the North American hard court swing. The North American swing came and went but Nishikori hasn't yet played in 2022. "I spend frustrating days. When I was recovering from a hip i
  • Lee Westwood on PGA Tour: That was starting to get a bit lonely for me

    Lee Westwood surprised many with his decision to join LIV Golf. He did not feel that he could be part of the same story and decided to take a new step. Westwood was missing some things. What is most important for him is that he is happy at the tournament supported by Saudi Arabia and that his ambitions remain the same. ​He is expected to show his best, and we are aware that Westwood is a player of great quality.“I walk up and down the range the last few years, two, three years,
  • Jannik Sinner provides injury update

    World No. 12 Jannik Sinner says his doctor has advised him to skip the Firenze Open in Florence next week. Sinner, 21, competed at the Sofia Open last week. In the Bulgarian capital, Sinner reached the semifinal before sustaining an ankle injury.In the Sofia semifinal, Sinner injured his ankle and was forced to retire versus Holger Rune. "Frustrating to have had to retire last week. I’ve spoken with my doctor and have been advised that I need to take some time off to recover
  • ITF President David Haggerty responds to Iga Swiatek's criticism

    ITF President David Haggerty acknowledged that the timing of this year's Billie Jean King Cup Finals and WTA Finals is not ideal and added he is sorry Iga Swiatek won't be competing in Glasgow.The Billie Jean King Cup Finals, organized by the ITF, is set to kick off on November 8 in Glasgow. Between October 31 and November 7, the WTA Finals will be taking place in Texas, the United States.This week, Swiatek pulled out of the Billie Jean King Cup Finals, citing an "unhealthy schedule."&ldquo
  • John Isner explains why Novak Djokovic is for him toughest Big Three to play

    Former world No. 8 John Isner has picked Novak Djokovic as the Big Three that is the toughest to face. Isner, who is widely considered one of the best servers in tennis history, says Djokovic reads his serve better than anyone else.Against Djokovic, Isner has played 12 times as he has two wins and 10 losses. "It's probably Novak. Even though I played Rafa on clay off the top of my head, I played him on clay like four times. I think, once at the French Open, you know, that's one of the
  • Novak Djokovic: 'I believe that everyone should have possibility to...'

    Following consistent results in notable tournaments over the last 15 months, Novak Djokovic had a chance to become the world No. 2 for the first time in Hamburg in 2008. Facing clay-court king Rafael Nadal in the semi-final, Djokovic He gave it his all in a 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 loss after three hours and three minutes. Rafa prevailed with a great performance in the decider, although he had to make an effort at every point to come out on top and continue on the path to the title. Nadal converted only fi
  • Parks ousts Sakkari, into 1st WTA quarterfinal

    Parks ousts Sakkari, into 1st WTA quarterfinal
    American qualifier Alycia Parks earned her first win against a top-10 ranked opponent by beating fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari at the Agel Open
  • 'This is the size of the figure Roger Federer represents', says legend

    The tears of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup have gone around the world, as has the image of the two champions holding hands. The Swiss phenomenon said goodbye to tennis played in the exhibition he founded, which took place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September. The former ATP number 1 played a double alongside his friend and long-time rival Nadal, losing in a super tiebreak to Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock. At the end of the match, the King received a splend
  • David Ferrer: "Roger Federer was pure talent"

    David Ferrer spent fine words for Roger Federer. The Swiss Maestro retired from the Laver Cup, after playing in doubles with Rafael Nadal.Ferrer told: "I have never been able to beat Roger Federer in the major circuit, despite the fact that we have faced each other 17 times. He always made me feel a little frustrated on thecourt. He had the ability to change the pace of the exchange very well, he had a perfect control of the ball and with that wrist he did what he wanted.Roger was pure talent. A
  • Frustrated Shapovalov calls Nishioka "annoying" after losing Seoul final

    After he lost the Seoul final against Yoshihito Nishioka, Denis Shapovalov admitted he was frustrated during the match."You're playing incredible this year. You're... super annoying to play! It was very frustrating for me. Couldn't find a way, did everything I could," Shapovalov told Nishioka during his post-match speech.Nishioka, amused, responded in a manner that made the stadium laugh. "You said it was annoying to play against me, so that makes me happy!" said Nishioka.   
  • Almagro: "Roger Federer is like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods"

    Nicolas Almagro expressed his sincere opinion on Roger Federer's farewell. The Spaniard, who compared Roger to Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, said:"Roger Federer's retirement is a very significant loss. His arrival has changed our sport and taken it to a higher level. His impact is Comparable to Michael Jordan's in basketball and Tiger Woods's in golf. We hope the Next Gen exponents remain anchored in his legacy."The Spaniard has had the chance to face Roger five times: "Playing against Federer
  • New video shows how Corentin Moutet was provoking Adrian Andreev before altercation

    New details have emerged from the Corentin Moutet and Adrian Andreev incident as a video posted by Tennis Legend indicates that Moutet appeared to try to hit Andreev several times during the pre-match warm-up.Seriously, this kid... lol https://t.co/waEBD8DYVT— José Morgado (@josemorgado) October 4, 2022L'échauffement à la volée d'Adrian Andreev avec Corentin Moutet, à Orléans (le match avec la poignée de main virile). Il y avait eu un conten
  • Serena Williams 'paved the way' for mothers to keep playing tennis, says Martina Navratilova

    Serena Williams 'paved the way' for mothers to keep playing tennis, says Martina Navratilova
    Tennis great Martina Navratilova thinks more women will continue to play professional tennis after having children -- thanks largely to Serena Williams.
  • The season of the leaf rule in golf has arrived

    The leaves, so fascinating when they are on the branches, once fallen to the ground become the golfer's worst enemy.How many leave the research well before the canonical three minutes?The question is: is there a defense that is not the use of the provisional ball (advisable, but not always predictable in terms of necessity) or the extreme solution of stroke and distance, once it is established that the ball has been lost?The answer is contained (as almost always happens) in the Rules of Golf.Gol
  • Roger Federer recalls: 'I was close to beating Novak Djokovic before..'

    Roger Federer never won the title at Rome Masters, losing three finals to Rafael Nadal and Felix Mantilla. In 2009, Federer reached the semi-final at Foro Italico and faced the defending champion, Novak Djokovic in a blockbuster clash. After two hours and 11 minutes, Djokovic beat Federer 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 and delivered his fourth victory over the Swiss and the first on the slowest surface. Federer had a massive chance to cross the finish line first and move into the final, playing at a high level i
  • Novak Djokovic: "Media haven't been kind to me"

    Novak Djokovic had to play intermittently in 2022, held back by constant problems due to the decision not to get vaccinated for the Covid-19.This choice led Nole to be excluded from the Australian Open and the US Open, a situation that was really hard to digest and that slowed Nole in the Grand Slam race against great rivals Roger Federer and especially Rafael Nadal, who in the meantime had flown to 22 Grand Prix titles. Slam.A difficult situation to face also because, in recent months, Djo
  • Top WTA stars "on fire" after seeing Sabalenka wearing mini dress during night out

    Top WTA stars Paula Badosa and Anna Kalinskaya reacted to Aryna Sabalenka's latest Instagram post, in which the world number 5 appears in a short black night dress. "Night out," Sabalenka captioned the photo.Badosa and Kalinskaya both commented with "fire" emojis. You can see the photo below:    View this post on Instagram           A post shared by 𝗔𝗥𝗬𝗡𝗔 𝗦𝗔𝗕
  • Rafael Nadal extends his impressive ranking record

    Rafael Nadal is back inside the top-2, enjoying his 580th week in the exclusive group. Rafa is in his best position since May 2021, looking good to wrap up the year in the top-2 as he has nothing to defend in the rest of the year. At 36 years and four months, Rafa is the third-oldest top-2 player since 1973, moving closer to Ken Rosewall and Roger Federer, the only players left in front of him. Also, Nadal is back inside the top-2 over 17 years after cracking the group for the first time, earnin

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