• John McEnroe identifies why Casper Ruud easily lost to Rafael Nadal in RG final

    John McEnroe felt that Casper Ruud was "totally overwhelmed thinking about playing Rafael Nadal on clay" during this year's French Open final.Ruud, 23, reached his first Grand Slam final at this year's French Open. Ruud didn't really stand much of a chance versus Nadal as the Spaniard ousted the Norwegian 6-3 6-3 6-0. On Friday, Ruud defeated Karen Khachanov in four sets to make the US Open final. "So this is an awesome effort. I think at the French Open he was totally overwhelmed
  • 'Roger Federer has changed our sport since...', says former ace

    Roger Federer's career ended at the Laver Cup, the exhibition he founded, which took place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September. The former world number 1 played a double alongside his great friend and now former rival Rafael Nadal, giving his fans the chance to see him on the pitch after more than a year of absence. The Swiss phenomenon had decided to have knee surgery again after Wimbledon 2021, in which he had reached the quarterfinals thanks also to a not impossible scoreboard.
  • The Billionaire Trying to Turn Kazakhstan Into a Thriving Tennis Nation

    Bulat Utemuratov decided in 2007 to create a tennis culture for the masses in a former Soviet Republic known for combat sports and weight lifting. Add tennis to the list, too.
  • Andy Murray, ex-top-15 player receive wildcards into inaugural ATP 250 event in Spain

    Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray and former world No. 12 Feliciano Lopez have both been awarded main draw wildcards into the inaugural Gijon Open. Next week, the inaugural Gijon Open is set to take place and it is set to feature two well-known names. ATP250 Gijon main draw wildcards:Andy MurrayFeliciano LopezMartin Landaluce— Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) October 4, 2022In Gijon, Spanish tennis fans will have a chance to see former world No. 1 Murray in action. 
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  • Denis Shapovalov discusses wanting to approach big moments with excitement, not fear

    Canadian tennis star Denis Shapovalov, 23, admits he would like to approach big moments with excitement rather than fear.Shapovalov, the 22nd-ranked player in the world, hasn't been really convincing with his game this season as he is just 24/20 on the year.During the clay and grass seasons, there was one period during which Shapovalov suffered six consecutive losses.Shapovalov is undoubtedly one of the most talented players in the game but it seems that he is having difficulties handling the bi
  • Challenge Tour, the new livescoring system

    The Challenge Tour has revolutionized its livescoring system. Players must now enter the score directly on a given equipment when they leave. The latter has several features that players seem to appreciate.No, Ugo Coussaud is not on his phone in the middle of the Hopps Open de Provence when he monopolizes the top 10 of the ranking. Angoumoisin enters his score on a mobile lent by the Challenge Tour. The goal is simple: to offer more responsive livescoring on the circuit's website and application
  • Novak Djokovic asked who will for sure cry on the day he retires

    Novak Djokovic named his mother as the person that will for sure cry when he retires but noted that he is not close to retiring.Djokovic, 35, is still a dominant figure in tennis and exceptionally fit and prepared. With that being said, Djokovic is hoping to play the game for at least a couple of more years."My mother for sure," Novak told Sports Walla, when asked who will cry on the day he retires.Djokovic, who represented Team Europe at this year's Laver Cup, witnessed Roger Federer's ret
  • PHOTO: Novak Djokovic celebrates brother's wedding in swimming shorts

    Pictures and footage from the wedding of Djordje Djokovic, Novak's younger brother, keep popping up on social media. The last one is a photo of Novak Djokovic and Djordje running on the beach with their arms away from their bodies."Photo of Djordje and Novak Djokovic from Djordje’s wedding. I can feel the energy through this photo," the Twitter user who shared the photo captioned it.Photo of Djordje and Novak Djokovic from Djordje’s wedding 😂I can feel the energy through this
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  • Jay Monahan reacts to Rory McIlroy's comments about LIV Golf

    Rory McIlroy, although clear about the fight against LIV Golf, this time emphasized that things can be better.“It has been an ugly year, [but] there’s a solution to everything.” He said, as quoted by nationalclubgolfer.com, “If we can send rockets to the moon and bring them back again and have them land on their own I’m sure we can figure out how to make professional golf cohesive again.”PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan seems to have a different opinion. 
  • Petra Kvitova explains what makes Iga Swiatek so dominant

    Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says it's tough to win a single point against Iga Swiatek and underlined that the Pole deserves to be where she is now.Swiatek, 21, has won seven titles in 2022, including two Grand Slams, and she has been the top-ranked player since early April.Swiatek has undoubtedly been the most dominant player this year as there was a period between February and July during which she won 37 consecutive matches. "Iga has had an amazing season, won two Grand Slam
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime reveals his big goal for rest of season

    World No. 13 Felix Auger-Aliassime has underlined that his big goal for the rest of the season is to make the ATP Finals.After missing out on the ATP Finals in the last two years, Auger-Aliassime has a shot at making Turin this year.Currently, Auger-Aliassime is the seventh-ranked on the Race to Turin list."For the last two years it’s been a clear goal that I want to be in Turin. Last year I was close and this year I have real chances, I’m in the race right now but a lot of things ca
  • No. 1 seed Casper Ruud admits mistake he made after shock first-round defeat in Tokyo

    World No. 3 Casper Ruud admitted that playing in Asia was probably a mistake. Last week, Ruud competed at the inaugural Korea Open in Seoul, where he suffered a shock quarterfinal defeat to Yoshihito Nishioka. This Tuesday, first-seeded Ruud exited the Japan Open in Tokyo following a shock first-round defeat to 58th-ranked Jaume Munar. After going just 1-2 in Asia, Ruud said he probably made a scheduling mistake. "I probably made a mistake scheduling this events in Asia. I'm
  • Long drive, Bryson DeChambeau is second

    Bryson DeChambeau in second place in the Long Drive World ChampionshipThe player who has made the gain of distance his reason for living in the world of professional golf has almost come close to an unprecedented feat.Bryson DeChambeau took part in the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship, finishing in second place.The event was held from September 27th to October 1st, in its almost usual location, at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex, in Nevada.128 players took the fie
  • Bernard Tomic sends very direct and clear message to his 'haters'

    Former world No. 17 Bernard Tomic has sent a very clear message to his "haters" as he is determined to get back to the upper echelon of tennis. Tomic, 29, won an ITF event in Cancun this past week after defeating Alexander Cozbinov in the final.Tomic, who also won Cancun three weeks ago, has now won his last 10 matches and is coming off back-to-back ITF titles. "Thanks again for the support. F--- the haters, I'm gonna prove them wrong," Tomic wrote on his Instagram Story. Tomic, w
  • Greg Norman: What happened in the ReA was a petty, cheap, childish shot

    A few months ago, the R&A issued a statement about Greg Norman's omission from the 150th Open Championship. After three months, in a conversation with Piers Morgan Uncensore, Norman reacted to such a decision:"I'll be honest with you, at times, my heat shield gets a little bit weak because I am a human being. I've done a lot for the game of golf. I was number one player in the world for six years. I've done things in the game of golf, I promoted the game of golf, I've grown the game of golf
  • Bouchard's qualifying spot gets stolen then replaced by main draw WC in Transylvania

    After initially getting a wild card in the qualifiers of the WTA 250 tournament Transylvania Open, Genie Bouchard now finds herself with a main draw entry, where other stars like Emma Raducanu and Barbora Krejcikova await their first-round opponents. The decision to give Bouchard a main draw wild card instead of the qualifiers one was taken by the organizers of the tournament."We are pleased about the presence of Eugenie Bouchard at the Transylvania Open, for she is an attraction
  • Indonesia soccer tragedy, Javier Roca: "Four people died in the locker room"

    On 1 October 2022 in Indonesia at least 125 people died and hundreds more injured due to an invasion of the field at the end of the soccer match between Arema and Persebaya Surabaya. Javier Roca, Arema FC manager, spoke about the scale of the tragedy.He told: "I am mentally destroyed. I feel a very strong weight, even a responsibility. If we had equalized, perhaps this would not have happened. What happened was terrible. I saw four people die in the locker room. I could have expected an invasion
  • Holger Rune hopes to have Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer-like rivalry with Carlos Alcaraz

    World No. 26 Holger Rune admits he would like to have a Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer-like rivalry with top-ranked Carlos Alcaraz.Rune, 19, won the French Open boys' singles title in 2019 and now he has quickly established himself as one of the most promising and talented players in the game.On the other side, Alcaraz is already a two-time Grand Slam champion and the top-ranked player at the age of 19. The first and lone meeting between Rune and Alcaraz came at the 2021 NextGen ATP Finals,
  • Chris Evert pays tribute to Steffi Graf on 34th anniversary of legendary Golden Slam

    Former 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert feels Steffi Graf deserves more credit for her on-court accomplishments and underlined that Graff is definitely one of the greatest players in tennis history.In 1988, Graf pulled off something that was never done before - to win all four Grand Slams and the gold medal at the Olympics in the same calendar year. After winning all four Grand Slams in 1988, Graf capped off her outstanding season by winning her first gold medal at the Seoul Olympics
  • Red Bull’s Horner defiant on F1 team’s compliance with budget cap

    Amid growing speculation on whether Red Bull F1 team had exceeded their budget cap last season, Red Bull boss Christian Horner unveiled in an interview over the weekend that he is confident that his team did not breach any F1 regulation.Besides, latest remarks from Horner came against the backdrop of a barrage of disturbing remarks from the Red Bull rivals before Singapore GP, while the Red Bull boss had countered that his team had always been acquiescent with F1 budget cap.In the
  • 17-year-old Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer and proclaims: 'I belong at the top'

    The 16-year-old Rafael Nadal was ranked just outside the top-200 at the beginning of 2003. The Spaniard improved his position rapidly after advancing into four Challenger finals and winning one title by the end of March. Ready to show his skills on a higher level, Rafa reached the third round at the Monte Carlo Masters as a qualifier and repeated that in Hamburg and Wimbledon. A teenager backed those results with more good runs on clay in July, including his first ATP semi-final in Umag. The you
  • Nick Kyrgios addresses his court hearing for alleged common assault

    Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he is focused on what he can control as he is hoping for positive news after his case gets heard at a magistrates' court in Canberra.On Tuesday, Kyrgios has a hearing scheduled in court for alleged common assault. Kyrgios, 27, was accused of allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Chiara Passari. Kyrgios, who is competing at this week's ATP 500 event in Tokyo, won't be attending the court hearing as he will be represented by his lawyers."Th
  • Coach Patrick Mouratoglou comes to defense of Alexander Bublik

    Coach Patrick Mouratoglou has come to the defense of Alexander Bublik following the criticism the Kazakh received.Down by a set, a break, and facing a break point to go down by a double break in the Metz final, Bublik turned his racket head at the net and hit the ball with his racket grip.Bublik lost that point as Lorenzo Sonego went up by a set and a double break in the Metz final.There was no coming back for Bublik from that deficit as Sonego won 7-6 (3) 6-2.Bublik has become well-known for hi
  • When Roger Federer lifted his only Tokyo crown

    Roger Federer produced his unbelievable third season in a row in 2006, turning everything he touched into gold! The Swiss won 92 out of 97 matches (four losses came against Rafael Nadal) and finished the season on the record-breaking 12 ATP titles. Roger won three Major crowns in 2006 and lost three notable finals on clay to Nadal, including Roland Garros, where he could have earned tennis glory. Roger won all the matches until the end of the season after the second-round Cincinnati loss to Andy
  • Here's how Max Verstappen can win the title in Japan

    Max Verstappen sees his second world title in F1. The Red Bull driver is 104 points clear of Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, and after failing the (difficult) match point in Singapore, the Dutch driver could now be crowned world champion for a second time in Suzuka, Japan.Max will be champion if he earns 8 points over Leclerc and 6 points over Perez.Verstappen will be world champion if he wins with the fastest lap, but without the fastest lap and Leclerc 2nd at the finish will not be enough to w
  • Young Novak Djokovic on beating Rafael Nadal on clay: 'It's not Mission impossible'

    Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were the players to beat in Monte Carlo 2009. The Spaniard and the Serb defeated all the rivals and set the title clash, their seventh encounter on clay. Novak hoped to topple the king of clay for the first time on his beloved surface. He felt confident about his game and looked positive following the semi-final victory over Stan Wawrinka. Asked about the final meeting, Novak did not think that beating Rafa on clay was a mission impossible; otherwise, it would hav
  • Tommy Fleetwood on LIV Golfer's move: I think it's a bit silly really

    Tommy Fleetwood spoke to Barstool's Fore Play podcast about LIV Golfers and the fact that they have decided to sue the PGA Tour. Fleetwood understands why some have decided to join LIV Golf, but...“I think for some people that have gone it probably was a good idea to go. They are the ones that might not be as competitive going forward or are a bit older and they've been offered what they have or the chance to do what they're doing. I'm not that bothered. That's fine. I just think when you
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime reflects on Roger Federer's emotional farewell

    World No. 13 Felix Auger-Aliassime felt Roger Federer breaking down in tears showed the best of how much the Swiss loved the game of tennis. On September 23, Friday night in London, Federer said goodbye to tennis by playing doubles with Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup.Auger-Aliassime, who was representing Team World, witnessed Federer's farewell from the court. After the match was over, Federer broke down in tears several times.Nadal, who was Federer's biggest rival, also got very emotio
  • Red Bull boss Horner says Singapore victory was Perez’s best drive yet

    Red Bull F1 team boss Christian Horner unfurled on Sunday that Perez’s victory at a wet and slippery San Marina Bay in Singapore, has been “World Class” and his career-best drive in Formula One.In the matter of the fact, latest remark from Red Bull boss Horner came forth shortly after the 32-year-old Mexican had taken his third F1 victory at home despite having been hit with a penalty of 5 seconds.At least up to lap 36, almost all teams were having troubles to set the
  • Nick Kyrgios shocked by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's tears

    Roger Federer ended his splendid career as a professional player at the O2 Arena in London with a historical double together with his Spanish friend Rafael Nadal, failing to conquer the last victory and joy from the point of view of the result, which however he took on very little relevance compared to the rest of the thanks and celebrations.The tribute to the Swiss tennis player was beautiful and very emotional, the 41-year-old from Basel did not hold back the strong emotions he felt in those m

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