• 'It's a little bit less than Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic', says top player

    'It's a little bit less than Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic', says top player
    Once again Dominic Thiem has confirmed himself as a constant danger also for the Fab Three (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic). His success over Novak Djokovic, the fifth in the last seven direct matches against the Serbian (7-5 for Nole the total count), earned him the 300th ATP victory and the second consecutive final at the ATP Finals. A game played well overall, but he seriously risked losing after missing four match points in the tiebreak of the second set and being 0-4 below i
  • 'No one can do what Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic are doing', says legend

    'No one can do what Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic are doing', says legend
    Roger Federer was the only career player to win a title in each category. It happened in 2010. The Swiss won a Grand Slam title that year, the Australian Open. The ATP Finals. A Master 1000, the Cincinnati Tournament. An ATP 500, the Basel Tournament. And An ATP 250, the Stockholm tournament. Federer is number 5 in the world in the ATP men's tennis rankings. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are ‘not normal human beings,’ according to Australian legend Pat Cash.Cash pra
  • Roger Federer: 'Just listening to the body’s signs and...'

    Roger Federer: 'Just listening to the body’s signs and...'
    For some years now, alongside the rankings of the best players in response and service in the Top 100, the ATP has also drawn up a third ranking to evaluate who is able to give the best "under pressure", under pressure. There are four indicators: percentage of converted breakpoints, percentage of breakpoints saved, tiebreaks won, deciding sets won. Since the 2020 season was crippled by Covid-19, the current data on the ATP website refer not only to this year but also to the period from March to
  • ATP Finals Flashback: Novak Djokovic edges Gilles Simon in almost three hours

    ATP Finals Flashback: Novak Djokovic edges Gilles Simon in almost three hours
    Novak Djokovic made the Masters Cup debut in 2007, losing all matches in straight sets and returning stronger a year later. Novak spent the entire 2008 season ranked third behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, claiming the maiden Major title in Melbourne at 21 and adding two Masters 1000 trophies to his tally. Making his second appearance in Shanghai - and the last, with the event moving to London from 2009 - Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro for his first victory at this competition. Gat
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  • ATP Finals Flashback: Novak Djokovic downs Nikolay Davydenko to lift the trophy

    ATP Finals Flashback: Novak Djokovic downs Nikolay Davydenko to lift the trophy
    After failing to win a set against David Ferrer, Richard Gasquet and Rafael Nadal on his Masters Cup debut in 2007, Novak Djokovic was ready to compete on a much higher level in Shanghai in the following season. Novak spent the entire 2008 as world no. 3, claiming four titles and lifting his first Major crown at the Australian Open, together with two Masters 1000 trophies. Determined to show his class at the last edition of the Masters Cup in Shanghai, Novak defeated Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 7-5 i
  • Naomi Osaka will become a Manga!

    Naomi Osaka will become a Manga!
    Former world number one and prominent Japanese and world tennis player Naomi Osaka will star in her country in a new and unprecedented role. The three-time winner of Grand Slam tournaments and number 3 in the world will be the star of a manga available in her country aimed at teenage girls.With precision Naomi Osaka, one of the main protagonists of women's tennis, currently, will be the main protagonist of the new series called Unrivaled Naomi Tenka-ichi, a series built under the supervision of
  • 2020 in Review: Nick Kyrgios wins thrilling encounter over Stefanos Tsitsipas

    2020 in Review: Nick Kyrgios wins thrilling encounter over Stefanos Tsitsipas
    Australia faced Greece on January 7, competing at the ATP Cup in front of the home fans in Brisbane. John Millman had to work hard against Michail Pervolarakis before Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas entered the arena. In one of the most exciting matches of the entire tournament, the Aussie prevailed 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, in two hours and 34 minutes to push Australia over the top! It was a great battle between two fierce and crafty rivals, who produced a barrage of powerful strokes and attacking ten
  • 'I don’t see Nadal being able to beat Roger Federer on grass', says ATP legend

    'I don’t see Nadal being able to beat Roger Federer on grass', says ATP legend
    Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have written incredible pages in the history of tennis, monopolizing the sport in the last 15 years to the sound of records and triumphs. The Big 3 have totaled a whopping 57 Slams overall, preventing many excellent players of the same era from winning what they deserved for their talent. Suffice it to say that Dominic Thiem's ​​victory at the US Open sanctioned the first seal in a Major by a tennis player born in the 90s. It must be sai
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  • Grigor Dimitrov: "After the Adria Tour I shouldn't have..."

    Grigor Dimitrov: "After the Adria Tour I shouldn't have..."
    Grigor Dimitrov tried to think on what could have been after he played the Adria Tour. He won in two sets against Ugo Humbert, one of the most promising young players on the circuit, in the first round of the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati on 23 August. The Bulgarian had tested positive for Coronavirus after leaving Serbia and competing in the Adria Tour, but unlike many of the players affected by the virus, he had to deal with the toughest symptoms related to the disease.The Adria Tour wa
  • ATP Finals Flashback: Roger Federer's worst campaign comes after Andy Murray loss

    ATP Finals Flashback: Roger Federer's worst campaign comes after Andy Murray loss
    Roger Federer made the Masters Cup debut in 2002, winning the first round-robin match in the first five trips to the premium ATP event. That all changed in 2007 when Roger lost a thrilling match against Fernando Gonzalez, bouncing back and scoring four wins to defend the title. A year later, the Swiss had to work from behind too, losing to Gilles Simon 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in two hours and eight minutes. It was their second match of the season and the Frenchman's second victory, both after losing the o
  • Serena Williams' incredible longevity stats

    Serena Williams' incredible longevity stats
    Like Roger Federer, also Serena Williams never ceases to amaze us. Like the Swiss Maestro, also the American player was born in 1981, but at the end of September. Winner of 23 Grand Slam titles today, Serena's first success on the WTA Tour came back in February 1999 in Paris, when she defeated Amélie Mauresmo in the third set tiebreaker in the final.A few months later here, the first Major seal came for the American player at the US Open, where she defeated Martina Hin
  • Daniel Vallverdu: 'We are fortunate to have Andy Murray around. He can still..'

    Daniel Vallverdu: 'We are fortunate to have Andy Murray around. He can still..'
    Andy Murray and Daniel Vallverdu met in Spain in the early 2000s, becoming best friends and competing at some doubles tournaments together. While Andy developed into a top-ranked singles player, Vallverdu chose a different path, becoming a coach and crossing ways with the Briton again in 2010. Murray and Vallverdu worked together until the end of 2014, with the Venezuelan helping the Briton en route towards two Major titles. Dani is thrilled to see Andy in action again, hoping he can chase big t
  • Murray can still compete against best, says former coach

    Murray can still compete against best, says former coach
    "We're all very lucky to still be able to have him around and not only in the locker room but to see him compete." Dani Vallverdu says we're fortunate to still be able to watch Andy Murray in action.
  • 'We would like Roger Federer to stop on a Grand Slam title', says ATP ace

    'We would like Roger Federer to stop on a Grand Slam title', says ATP ace
    Every tennis fan is looking forward to the 2021 Australian Open. According to the latest rumors from L'Equipe, the first Slam of the season should take place from 8 to 21 February to allow players to arrive in Australia and carry out quarantine . The Happy Slam will also sanction the return of Roger Federer, whose last official appearance dates back to the semifinal against Novak Djokovic. The Swiss phenomenon has undergone two operations on his right knee that kept him in the pits for the rest
  • 2020 memories: Jannik Sinner's first ATP title

    2020 memories: Jannik Sinner's first ATP title
    In one of the most incredible, particular and dramatic seasons ever, the great tennis stars like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams still managed to shine, for one reason or another.Jannik Sinner was one of the great protagonists of 2020. A few weeks after his excellent performance at the French Open, where he reached the quarter-finals by losing in straight sets to eventual champion Rafael Nadal, in the ATP 250 in Sofia he became the youngest player Italian to have
  • Dayana Yastremska's father on the split with Sascha Bajin

    Dayana Yastremska's father on the split with Sascha Bajin
    20-years-old Dayana Yastremska was born in Odessa on 15 May 2000. Her best result in a Grand Slam event came at Wimbledon 2019, when she pushed her way to the round of 16 after beating Camila Giorgi, Sofia Kenin and Viktorija Golubic .In her career she has won three WTA titles: Hong Kong, Hua Hin and Strasbourg. This year, rather disappointing in terms of results, she played only one final: that of Adelaide, lost in two sets against home crowd player Ashleigh Barty.Thus, last September
  • 2020 memories: Rafael Nadal's 1000 career wins

    2020 memories: Rafael Nadal's 1000 career wins
    In one of the most incredible, particular and dramatic seasons ever, the great tennis stars like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams still managed to shine, for one reason or another.A few weeks after winning his 13th Roland Garros and equaling Roger Federer's 20 Slam record thanks to a 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 victory against world number 1 Novak Dokovic in the Paris final, Rafael Nadal returned in the French capital for the Rolex Paris Masters, on hard courts.By defeating Feli
  • Paolo Bertolucci: 'Novak Djokovic will pass Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal'

    Paolo Bertolucci: 'Novak Djokovic will pass Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal'
    After the 2020 season, three Major titles separate Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The GOAT race has become even more attractive ahead of the upcoming season, with Nadal joining Federer on 20 Major crowns and giving Djokovic an extra motive to catch and pass them in the future. For many, Novak is the top favorite to win the GOAT race, playing on a higher level than anybody else when his game is on and having a chance at all four Majors during the season. The former Italian player
  • Former Italian player: 'Roger Federer will struggle to repeat his 2017 comeback'

    Former Italian player: 'Roger Federer will struggle to repeat his 2017 comeback'
    In 2016, Federer struggled with the left knee, undergoing surgery in February and playing only seven tournaments that season. The Swiss star decided to skip post-Wimbledon season to rest his knee and start all over in 2017. In one of the most impressive comebacks ever, Federer won 54 out of 59 matches and claimed seven ATP titles, including the Australian Open and Wimbledon, his first Major crowns since 2012! After four ATP titles in 2018, Roger added the same number last year, becoming the seco
  • 'Djokovic is physically healthier than Roger Federer and Nadal', says ATP legend

    'Djokovic is physically healthier than Roger Federer and Nadal', says ATP legend
    Winning his 13th title at Roland Garros, the fourth without losing a single set, Rafael Nadal crowned a very long chase, equaling the record of 20 Grand Slams of eternal rival Roger Federer. The 34-year-old Majorcan demolished Novak Djokovic in the final, thus preventing the world number 1 from closing the gap that separates him from the two great symbols of the modern era. The Serbian had started the season very well by winning the Australian Open, but something in the mind of the Serbian has c
  • Dick Hordorff: 'Roger Federer changed the ranking system to protect himself'

    Dick Hordorff: 'Roger Federer changed the ranking system to protect himself'
    Roger Federer will finish the season in the top-5 despite playing only one tournament in 2020. The Swiss maestro will have a perfect comeback position when he returns to the court in February next year, keeping his points from 2019 and staying in front of many players who performed on a high level in 2020. Dick Hordorff, the Vice President of the German Tennis Federation, believes it is wrong to see Roger ranked that high after playing only six matches in the entire season, saying that Roger use
  • Young Spanish star: 'Rafael Nadal is a mental beast. You can learn a lot from him'

    Young Spanish star: 'Rafael Nadal is a mental beast. You can learn a lot from him'
    The 21-year-old Alejandro Davidovich Fokina will finish the season just outside the top-50, gaining almost 50 places on the list since the season restart. In his recent interview, Davidovich Fokina praised the Spanish legend Rafael Nadal, calling him a mental beast and someone you can learn a lot from. After almost 20 years on the Tour, Nadal still plays with the same desire as ever, chasing the big titles and always giving 100% on the court. Rafa will finish the season inside the top-2 for the
  • TENNIS WORLD TOUR, WHAT A BALANCE IN THE OPEN CATEGORY!

    TENNIS WORLD TOUR, WHAT A BALANCE IN THE OPEN CATEGORY!
    The Tennis World Tour continues unabated, a meritorious initiative strongly desired by Federico Coppini and his Tennis World Foundation. The purpose of the TWT is to raise funds for one of the most important charitable foundations related to tennis, as well as favouring the resumption of competitive activity after the socio-economic disasters caused by COVID-19.The numbers of the TWT are more and more interesting: 245 players have signed up and the calendar has expanded to include – among
  • One of Simona Halep’s first “angel investors” dies at hospital: “He helped me a lot”

    Corneliu Idu, the businessman who helped Simona Halep survive the tough years of her early career died at 70 years old in a Romanian hospital after he was tested positive with COVID-19, as reported by Digi Sport.Corneliu Idu had a net worth of around 250 million euros and was one of the wealthiest Romanians alive and the richest from Constanta, the city where he owned a few tennis courts, per Romanian media.“I loved tennis a lot. I was lucky that when I was 16 years old, I had a sponsor fr
  • 'Roger Federer would not be in the top 50', says top coach

    'Roger Federer would not be in the top 50', says top coach
    As we all know, Roger Federer has not played an official tournament since the Australian Open, thanks to a double operation on his right knee that kept him stationary for the rest of the season. The phenomenon from Basel has decided to take all the time necessary to recover the best form, avoiding forcing the return and possibly jeopardizing the last phase of his career. The former world number 1 will return to the field at the Australian Open 2021, which - according to reports from L'Equipe - s
  • Australian Open 2021 to be played in February!

    Australian Open 2021 to be played in February!
    The Australian Open 2021 is going to be played in February. We have to wait only the official confirmation from the Australian Open and the government of Victoria. The tournament should be played from 8 February 2021, according by L'Equipe.We are now used to living with a new normal. Absolutely valid speech also for the tennis world, which between August and November managed at least to group two Grand Slams, two ATP Masters 1000s and the ATP Finals.That is why after the speculati
  • Roger Federer: 'You have to stay focused on the ball and not be bored'

    Roger Federer: 'You have to stay focused on the ball and not be bored'
    Roger Federer will turn 40 in August next year, but he has no intention of hanging his racquet. The Swiss phenomenon, who has missed almost all of 2020 due to a double operation on his right knee, is expected to return to the field at the Australian Open 2021 after 11 months of hiatus. It is useless to deny that doubts have been raised in recent months about the real chances of the 39-year-old from Basel to return to competition, even if the precedent of 2017 heartens his countless fans around t
  • Novak Djokovic: 'I enjoy competing and traveling, doing what I love'

    Novak Djokovic: 'I enjoy competing and traveling, doing what I love'
    For the sixth time in his career, Novak Djokovic has secured the year-end no. 1 honor after a rock-solid season. The Serb claimed four ATP titles, including a Major and two Masters 1000 events, taking the ATP throne away from Rafael Nadal after the Australian Open and looking good to pass Roger Federer's record of 310 weeks as world no. 1 in March. After failures at the US Open and Roland Garros, Novak took Vienna wild card and secured the year-end no. 1 spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, heading to th
  • USTA calls off youth winter championships

    USTA calls off youth winter championships
    The U.S. Tennis Association has canceled its youth National Winter Championships in Arizona and Florida because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • 2020 in Review: Rafael Nadal tops Pablo Cuevas in Perth

    2020 in Review: Rafael Nadal tops Pablo Cuevas in Perth
    On January 6, Spain defeated Uruguay 3-0 in the ATP cup's second round-robin clash. Two days after delivering a double bagel against a lower-ranked player from Georgia, Roberto Bautista Agut took down the 19-year-old Franco Roncadelli 6-1, 6-2 in 57 minutes to push his country in front. World no. 10 lost 11 points behind the initial shot, repelled two out of three break chances and stole 60% of the return points, enough for six breaks from ten opportunities. The Uruguayan netted a forehand in th

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