• Genesis of a champion Chapter 4: Roger Federer's years of domination

    Genesis of a champion Chapter 4: Roger Federer's years of domination
    Roger Federer from start to today. In this new column, we will explore the Swiss Maestro's career, focusing our analysis in several stages not only on his victories and his records, but also on anecdotes, events that happened behind the scenes, and curiosities. In short, the genesis of a champion.After 2003 that he first lived as a protagonist, Federer started 2004 with a new awareness, both of his talent and his possibilities. He started the year by winning the Australian Open against Mara
  • Maria Sakkari: Very proud for becoming first Greek woman to qualify for WTA Finals

    Maria Sakkari: Very proud for becoming first Greek woman to qualify for WTA Finals
    World No. 7 Maria Sakkariacknowledged she was aware of the importance of her Moscow round-of-16 against Anna Kalinskaya. Sakkari, 26, was up 6-2 1-0 before Kalinskaya retired the match. With the win over Kalinskaya, Sakkari is guaranteed a place at the WTA Finals."It was a very important match. I knew that before I stepped on the court, because I knew that if I won that match. I would qualify for the WTA Finals. It’s achieving one of my biggest goals this year. It’s very sa
  • Top coach reflects on Rafael Nadal's mental strength

    Top coach reflects on Rafael Nadal's mental strength
    Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic (each one accommodates him to his liking) are the three best players in the history of tennis. By titles, legacy, records and absolute dominance, they marked and continue to mark an era. So much so that they have been at the top of the ranking for more than 15 years (only Andy Murray unseated them at some point) and each of them had the pleasure of lifting 20 Grand Slams trophies in his career. And beyond the time that passed since the three shared
  • Danielle Collins opens up on her battle with endometriosis

    Danielle Collins opens up on her battle with endometriosis
    World No. 31 Danielle Collins opened up about her battle with endometriosis, a condition with which she has been battling for the better part of her adult life. Endometriosis is a condition that causes intense abdominal pain and menstrual irregularities."I’ve always had painful periods but I remember a couple of years ago being woken from my sleep and immediately needing to drive to the pharmacy to buy anti-inflammatories just to be able to get through the night," Collins told Eurospo
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  • Kei Nishikori withdraws from Vienna

    Kei Nishikori withdraws from Vienna
    Former world No. 4 Kei Nishikorihas withdrawn from Vienna and his focus has switched to the Paris Masters. Nishikori, now ranked at No. 49 in the world, signed up for the Vienna qualifying event but he decided to withdraw. Nishikori, 31, made his lone Vienna appearance in 2018. Back then, Nishikori made the final before losing to Kevin Anderson.Nishikori last played at the Indian Wells Masters, where he lost in the second round. "I was not able to have as great feeling as tha
  • 'I supported Roger Federer as much as I could', says Top 10

    'I supported Roger Federer as much as I could', says Top 10
    Jenson Brooksby has become the fifth player to qualify for the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, to be played from November 9 to 13, after reaching the semi-finals at the European Open in Antwerp. At 20, the American had barely added an ATP Tour victory before the 2021 season. But Jenson has managed to sign a campaign of hatching, climbing from beyond the Top 300 of the FedEx ATP Rankings to currently occupying his best position as No. 70. "He was excited to finish the season in the
  • Tenerife Ladies Open: Maria Camila Osorio Serrano to vie for title against Ann Li

    Tenerife Ladies Open: Maria Camila Osorio Serrano to vie for title against Ann Li
    Maria Camila Osorio Serrano and Ann Li will play each other for a chance to win the maiden edition of the Tenerife Ladies Open on Sunday. The Colombian and the American came through their respective semi-finals against Camila Giorgi and Alize Cornet on Saturday.In the first semi, the 21-year-old Li dominated Cornet to win 6-2, 6-1 in an hour and 23 minutes. The younger player hit 30 winners, three times as many as the Frenchwoman’s 10 and had 24 unforced errors for the match. Li won 63% of
  • Kremlin Cup: Ekaterina Alexandrova and Anett Kontaveit set title showdown in Moscow

    Kremlin Cup: Ekaterina Alexandrova and Anett Kontaveit set title showdown in Moscow
    Ekaterina Alexandrova and Anett Kontaveit will clash against each other for Kremlin Cup glory on Sunday. Earlier, on Saturday, both made it through to the final in a completely contrasting manner.In the first semi-final, Kontaveit defeated Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 14 minutes. The ninth seed from Estonia won 69% of her first-serve points to the Czech’s 55% and a relatively higher 41% of second-serve points to the latter’s 37%. Kontaveit also had 26 winners
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  • International Golf Travel Market'll be in Rome

    International Golf Travel Market'll be in Rome
    Rome will host the IGTM, International Golf Travel Market in 2022, from 17 to 20 October between the pavilions of the Nuova Fiera Roma, the Sheraton Parco de 'Medici Rome Hotel and the Cinecittà Studios. This is what we learned last night, on the occasion of the gala evening held in Newport, Wales, at the end of IGTM 2021. An important stage that is added to the path towards the Ryder Cup 2023, the most prestigious international golf competition as well as the third most followed sporting
  • Players feeling the heat about the upcoming Australian Open

    Players feeling the heat about the upcoming Australian Open
         "(The Virus) doesn't care what your ranking is...you need to be vaccinated to keep yourself and to kepp others safe," theVictoria Premier Daniel Andrew says concerning the virus and taking the vaccination. With the coronavirus taking its toll on everyone, the tournament directors want to do everything to keep people safe. This is there major goal.     Players have mixed feelings on taking the jab despite learning of hundreds of thousands succumb to the virus. A
  • 'The pressure is very difficult to manage for Novak Djokovic', says ATP star

    'The pressure is very difficult to manage for Novak Djokovic', says ATP star
    Serbian tennis player Filip Krajinovic acknowledged in words collected by Blic that his participation in the Australian Open 2022 is in the air when he knows the plans that the organization of the tournament has to be able to play. If they impose quarantine periods of 14 days, many players have decided not to play in the first Grand Slam of the season. After having lost to Daniil Medvedev in the past Indian Wells 2021, Filip Krajinovic's head was not playing in Moscow, a tournament where he was
  • Rafael Nadal: I was a big fan of Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras

    Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadalrevealed as a kid he enjoyed watching matches between Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. The rivalry between Agassi and Sampras is one of the greatest in tennis history and Nadal absolutely loved watching two Americans going against each other.“When I was a kid, I was a big fan of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, and I loved watching matches between them,” the 20-time Slam champion told Japanese sports magazine Number.“I learned an aggressive playi
  • 'One of the things I said to Rafael Nadal was that...', says top coach

    'One of the things I said to Rafael Nadal was that...', says top coach
    Renowned tennis coach Toni Nadal says motivating Rafael Nadal has never been a problem, adding that he does not understand people who live without motivation. Nadal, 35, is one of the greatest players in tennis history, as he is tied with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on the list of all-time Grand Slam records. “I've been asked several times how to motivate a guy who has won it all. First of all, Rafael has not won everything. If a guy who is lucky enough to have life going well and has
  • Matteo Manassero, the third place in Girona

    Matteo Manassero, the third place in Girona
    Matteo Manassero is close to the feat in Spain and, with a total of 269 (66 70 63 70, -15) hits, he closes the Challenge Costa Brava in third place, the penultimate round of the season of the second European men's circuit. In Girona, with a decisive birdie in the final, the New Zealander Daniel Hillier (his first title on the Challenge Tour) prevailed who, with a score of 265 (71 67 62 65, -19), overtook the Danish Marcus Helligkilde ( protagonist of the best set in the last round closed in 64,
  • Shintaro Mochizuki: Roger Federer is my idol, he is a nice and fun guy off the court

    Shintaro Mochizuki: Roger Federer is my idol, he is a nice and fun guy off the court
    2019 Wimbledon boys' singles champion Shintaro Mochizuki reveals he has always been looking up to Roger Federer. Mochizuki, 18, is currently enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 391 as he is hoping to have a good career on the Tour following a successful junior career. Mochizuki had a chance to train with Federer at the Nitto ATP Finals and that's when he realized that the Swiss was also a great person off the court."I've been looking up to Federer since my childhood and I still like
  • Diego Schwartzman: One lady in Antwerp gives me chocolates after my matches

    Diego Schwartzman: One lady in Antwerp gives me chocolates after my matches
    World No. 13 Diego Schwartzman reveals he feels comfortable in Antwerp from Day 1 and that has helped him reach the Antwerp final. Schwartzman, a former world No. 8, saw off rising American star Jenson Brooksby 6-4 6-0 to reach the Antwerp final."I feel very comfortable here since the day I arrived here. I know the people, I know the city, I even know the spectators. There is a lady who is like my grandmother here, she gives me chocolates after my matches," Schwartzman said, per Punto de Br
  • Aslan Karatsev: It means the world to me to reach the Moscow final

    Aslan Karatsev: It means the world to me to reach the Moscow final
    No. 2 seed Aslan Karatsev tried to stay calm in the key moments of the first set tie-break and it paid off as he ended up claiming a 7-6 (7) 6-1 win over third-seeded Karen Khachanov to reach the Moscow final. Karatsev blew an early break and he faced four set points in the tie-break but he stayed calm and focused and ended up winning a tight first set. After winning a tight first set, Karatsev broke Khachanov twice in the second set to book a straight-set win. "I tried to not thi
  • Jannik Sinner reacts to making his fifth final of the season in Antwerp

    Jannik Sinner reacts to making his fifth final of the season in Antwerp
    World No. 16 Jannik Sinner couldn't hide his happiness after reaching his fifth final of the season in Antwerp. Sinner, seeded at No. 1, demolished US Open quarterfinalist Lloyd Harris 6-2 6-2 to reach the Antwerp final. Sinner made an outstanding start to the match, having claimed back-to-back breaks to take an early 4-0 lead. Harris saved a break point in the fifth game to get on the board but it didn't change the outcome of the set as Sinner served out for the opener in the eig
  • Lorenzo Sonego: Novak Djokovic is strongest in history in terms of trophies won

    Lorenzo Sonego: Novak Djokovic is strongest in history in terms of trophies won
    World No. 24 Lorenzo Sonego described Novak Djokovic's results as "incredible" and added that the Serb is "the strongest in history in terms of trophies won."Djokovic, 34, won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon this year before ending runner-up at the US Open. With three Grand Slams won in 2021, Djokovic tied Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on the all-time record list with 20 Majors captured. “Djokovic has had incredible results, is practically the strongest in history
  • Jenson Brooksby fifth player to qualify for Next Gen ATP Finals

    Jenson Brooksby fifth player to qualify for Next Gen ATP Finals
    Rising American star Jenson Brooksby has qualified for the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. Brooksby, 20, entered the 2021 season with only one Tour-level win but he has enjoyed a breakthrough season on the Tour in 2021. Brooksby made four Challenger finals this year, ended runner-up in Newport, made the Washington semifinal and also reached the US Open round-of-16. Following a win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the Antwerp quarterfinal, Brooksby clinched a spot for the Next Gen
  • Marin Cilic reacts to making third Moscow final

    Marin Cilic reacts to making third Moscow final
    World No. 41 Marin Cilic insisted it wasn't easy against Ricardas Berankis though he claimed a straight-set win over the Lithuanian in Moscow. Cilic, seeded at No. 6, breezed past world No. 108 Berankis 6-3 6-4 to reach his second final of the season in Moscow. “It was a tough match, Ricardas played well,” Cilic said in his on-court interview, per the ATP website. “The first set was great from my side. I served amazing but then Ricardas began to find his rhythm a
  • Jannik Sinner: I could only play indoors due to weather conditions in my hometown

    Jannik Sinner: I could only play indoors due to weather conditions in my hometown
    Italian tennis star Jannik Sinnerreveals he enjoys playing on indoor courts since he grew up at a place where he was forced to play mostly indoors because of the extreme weather conditions. Sinner, 20, has enjoyed success on indoor courts so far in his career, having won the Next Gen ATP Finals last year and back-to-back titles in Sofia in 2020 and 2021.“In my hometown during winter there are 5 meters of snow, so as a child I could only play indoors. So yes, this is my favourite
  • Juan Ignacio Londero: Playing each member of Big Four in 2019 was special gift

    Juan Ignacio Londero: Playing each member of Big Four in 2019 was special gift
    Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero will never forget the 2019 season in which he played against each member of the Big Four -- Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Londero went winless in those four matches but still the experience of playing some of the greatest players in tennis history was something that was special to the Argentine. Londero lost to Rafael Nadal at the French Open, was beaten by Roger Federer at the Cincinnati Masters and also ended on the losi
  • Daniil Medvedev: Lucky to have faced Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

    Daniil Medvedev: Lucky to have faced Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal
    World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev believes that Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are the three best players in tennis history and he has acknowledged that he feels lucky to have had a chance to play them. Djokovic, Nadal and Federer each own 20 Grand Slams in their collection and Djokovic has also broken the record for most weeks spent as world No. 1. Unfortunately for Nadal and Federer, they have been out for quite some due to injuries."They are the best three in history, of t
  • Billie Jean King: Ons Jabeur's goal of becoming No. 1 is not unrealistic

    Billie Jean King: Ons Jabeur's goal of becoming No. 1 is not unrealistic
    Former world No. 1 Billie Jean King believes that Ons Jabeur can go much higher than No. 8 in the wordl. Jabeur, 27, broke into the top-10 for the first time in her career following a semifinal run at the Indian Wells Masters. Tunisian tennis star Jabeur became the first Arab woman in tennis history to break into the top-10 and she also became the first Arab woman to clinch a spot for the WTA Finals. “She can improve a lot, so I don’t think No 8 is going to be her top
  • Andrey Rublev: I felt depressed after early Moscow exit

    Andrey Rublev: I felt depressed after early Moscow exit
    Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev admitted he felt "depressed" after suffering a shock exit in Moscow. Rublev, seeded at No. 1, suffered a surprise exit in his Moscow opener as Adrian Mannarino recovered from a set down to beat the Russian 5-7 7-6 (4) 6-3. Rublev had a match point in the second set but he failed to convert and ultimately paid the price. A few hours later, Rublev returned to the court to play doubles with fellow compatriot Karen Khachanov. Rublev and Khachanov
  • Jeff Winther: "I didn't have any expectations"

    Jeff Winther: "I didn't have any expectations"
    Jeff Winther continued his fine scoring in Spain on the 2021 Race to Dubai as he carded an opening 62 to take a one shot lead at the Mallorca Golf Open. The Dane signed for a 62 earlier in the season at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open and he matched it at Golf Santa Ponsa, equalling the lowest round of his European Tour career and moving to eight under in the Balearic Islands. South African Bryce Easton and Swede Niklas Lemke were his nearest challengers, a
  • Lorenzo Musetti accepts wild card into Vienna

    Lorenzo Musetti accepts wild card into Vienna
    Rising Italian star Lorenzo Musetti has been awarded a wild card into Vienna. Musetti, 19, is set to make his main draw debut on the indoor-hard courts of Vienna. Musetti drew attention to himself earlier this year, when he made ATP semifinals in Acapulco and Lyon. Musetti also made the French Open round-of-16, where he was up by two sets against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Musetti is now viewed as one of the more interesting prospects on the Tour and the Vienna organizers gi
  • 'Novak Djokovic has won everything, he only thinks of...', says ATP ace

    Victoria's Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has told Novak Djokovic that his Grand Slam titles or qualification will not protect him from COVID-19 and indicated that the only way to enter the country in January is to show proof of vaccination. "(The virus) doesn't care what his tennis ranking is, or how many Grand Slams he's won," Andrews said. "It's completely irrelevant. You need to get vaccinated to stay safe and to protect others. "I don't think an unvaccinated tennis player is going to get a v
  • Simona Halep: I'm pro-vaccine, Australia is right with their restrictions

    Simona Halep: I'm pro-vaccine, Australia is right with their restrictions
    Former world No. 1 Simona Halep has revealed that she is pro-vaccine and she has urged everyone to get the vaccine. Halep has been vaccinated for quite some time as she received the vaccine earlier this year. This summer, Halep spoke about how taking the vaccine was the right decision and back then as well urged everyone to take the vaccine. "I'm pro-vaccine. I got vaccinated. We have problems with this in in Romania, we have overcrowded hospitals, there is a whole drama there. I

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