• Lucas Pouille talks comeback plans, reflects on his 2018 burnout

    Lucas Pouille talks comeback plans, reflects on his 2018 burnout
    French tennis star Lucas Pouillehas acknowledged that he is now taking his health much more seriously and he doesn't want to put himself in positions where his health could be jeopardized. Pouille, a former world No. 10, underwent a season-ending surgery in late 2019 but hoped to be ready for the start of the 2020 season. Unfortunately that wasn't the case as Pouille kicked off his 2020 season at the Indian Wells Challenger in March, just days before the Tour got suspended. After
  • Maria Sharapova got a $ 400,000 engagement ring!

    Maria Sharapova got a $ 400,000 engagement ring!
    According to the Daily Mail, Maria Sharapova got a $ 400,000 engagement ring. The former Russian tennis player received the marriage proposal from her boyfriend, British businessman Alexander Gilkes, a few weeks ago.As for the jewel, it is a custom-made ring by the English precious designer Jessica McCormack. The five-karat piece is crafted in white gold and blued silver and features an emerald inlaid with a diamond in the center. The price of the ring is $ 400,000. Maria showed her new ring in
  • 'Roger Federer is on my bucket list', says ATP star

    'Roger Federer is on my bucket list', says ATP star
    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will once again start with the underdogs at the Australian Open 2021, which will kick off on February 8 at Melbourne Park. The top two players in the world had the chance to spend the quarantine in Adelaide, where they will play a show before the start of the ATP Cup. The number 1 of the ATP ranking will try to seize his ninth title in the Happy Slam, while Rafa - in addition to wanting to repeat his only triumph dated 2009 - could also detach his eternal rival Ro
  • 'Djokovic will want to show Rafael Nadal that...', says tennis legend

    'Djokovic will want to show Rafael Nadal that...', says tennis legend
    To allow all players to carry out the mandatory two-week quarantine, the 2021 Australian Open has been moved to February. The unprecedented conditions could play a fundamental role in the Happy Slam economy, although Novak Djokovic will start with the odds given his history at Melbourne Park. The number 1 in the world has dominated the first Slam of the season like no other in the last ten years, winning eight titles in the last 13 editions. The 33-year-old Serbian won his 17th career major at t
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  • 'Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic know themselves like no other', says ATP star

    'Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic know themselves like no other', says ATP star
    Roger Federer's last presence in an official match dates back to January 30, 2020, when in Melbourne, the Swiss champion was defeated in three sets in the semifinal against current world number one Novak Djokovic. We are undoubtedly talking about an extremely bruised Roger, fresh from the comebacks and in some ways enterprises first against John Millman in the third round and then in the quarter-finals against the American Tennys Sandgren. These two challenges have literally 'drained' physically
  • Kenin not dwelling on 2020's missed opportunities

    Kenin not dwelling on 2020's missed opportunities
    Sofia Kenin looked set to take 2020 by storm, but COVID-19 hampered her plans to become world No. 1. Back in Melbourne, the American is now ready to defend her crown.
  • Serena Williams' amazing stats in the Australian matches

    Serena Williams' amazing stats in the Australian matches
    Serena Williams will play the Australian Open 2021, which begins February 8th, with a definite goal: to try to win the tournament, eg by winning Margaret Smith's 24 Slams and achieving that record she has been chasing for many years now, especially after motherhood.In fact, in 2017 Serena's last success in a Grand Slam, at the Australian Open, against her sister Venus, while she was pregnant for a few weeks. After the come back to the courtm Serena got four defeats in four Slam finals, two at Wi
  • Bill Gates on Roger Federer: "They should take example from him"

    Bill Gates on Roger Federer: "They should take example from him"
    In a recent interview, American tycoon and philanthropist Bill Gates talked about Roger Federer, agreeing that the world needs more people like the Swiss champion.Here are his words: "The surprising part of Roger Federer is this: when he was a boy he didn't fully concentrate on tennis and did not give him any particular or strength-based training, swimming, table tennis, football and badminton. He didn't start playing tennis at a competitive level when he was a teenager.His parents when he was a
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  • 'That's why Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic are able to keep...', says former Top 10

    'That's why Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic are able to keep...', says former Top 10
    Although Roger Federer did not want to risk his participation in the Australian Open both from a physical point of view and for a family choice, many of the people close to the 20-time slam champion are certain that his thoughts will still go to a specific person: his ex. Australian coach Peter Carter, who tragically passed away in 2002 following a car accident. Roger has had many coaches in his career, however the Swiss champion has always firmly and emotionally affirmed that the most important
  • PGA Championship 2022, new hosting site

    PGA Championship 2022, new hosting site
    The PGA Championship 2022 will be played in Tulsa (Oklahoma, USA), on the course of the Southern Hills Country Club.PGA Championship 2022, coursAmong the 4 most important majors in men's golf, it should have been played in Bedminster, on one of Donald Trump's courses in New Jersey. But after the facts regarding the assault on the US Congress, the PGA of America dumped Trump. And now here is the new headquarters. The appointment, scheduled from 19 to 22 May 2022, will be the protagonist on a hist
  • 'I really enjoyed feeling the quality of Rafael Nadal's ball', says ATP player

    'I really enjoyed feeling the quality of Rafael Nadal's ball', says ATP player
    Rafael Nadal, 34 years old and number 2 in the ATP ranking behind Djokovic, acknowledged that conditions in Adelaide are "better than those of most players in Melbourne. Although in Melbourne some have larger rooms, in which they can practice activities. physical, while others are in smaller rooms, without even the possibility of contact with a coach or physical trainer. Where is the line? It is an ethical question - said the Majorcan -, everyone has their own opinion and all are to be respected
  • Annabel Croft: 'Roger Federer was soundly beaten by Novak Djokovic in Melbourne'

    Annabel Croft: 'Roger Federer was soundly beaten by Novak Djokovic in Melbourne'
    Roger Federer hasn't played for a year, struggling with a knee injury and undergoing two surgeries in 2020 for his shortest season on the Tour. Speaking about his Australian Open campaign, Annable Croft said that Roger wasn't at his best, reaching the semi-final after two tight encounters and suffering a commanding loss to Novak Djokovic. The seven-time champion ousted the six-time winner 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 in two hours and 18 minutes, beating Roger for the 27th time in their 50 encounters. The Swiss
  • Two Russian players receive lifetime bans

    Two Russian players receive lifetime bans
    Alija Merdeeva and Sofia Dmitrieva have both been found guilty of match-fixing and have been banned for life from the sport.
  • 'Even more Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic can go higher which...', says French ace

    'Even more Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic can go higher which...', says French ace
    Rafael Nadal has thrown a dig at those who "need to go public" about the conditions in which the Australian Open players are going through quarantine. Affirmations that come a week after the disclosure of the requests made by Novak Djokovic to the organizers of the tournament. "Some need to let everyone know what they try to do to help others; while others, they do it more confidentially, without necessarily having to disclose it... Some of us don't need to advertise with these things" , said th
  • Serena Williams' father movie: the man behind the success

    Serena Williams' father movie: the man behind the success
    King Richard is certainly one of the most anticipated movies by tennis fans in 2021, obviously because it talks about the story of the father of the sisters Venus and Serena Williams.Richard is the man who with practical and sometimes unorthodox methods was the real architect of the success of Serena and Venus. Will Smith, chosen by the director Reinaldo Marcus Green, will have to play Richard Williams, the man who has chosen the destiny of her two daughters since birth, pressing
  • Murray, out of Aussie, enters challenger event

    Murray, out of Aussie, enters challenger event
    After withdrawing from the Australian Open due to COVID-19 quarantining issues, Andy Murray has entered a lower-tier challenger tournament in Italy next month.
  • Justin Thomas must donate to LGBTQ rights

    Justin Thomas must donate to LGBTQ rights
    Citi has decided to give Justin Thomas a second chance after the facts relating to a homophobic exclamation during the Sentry Tournament of Championship, PGA Tour event in Hawaii.The US investment bank announced that Thomas must donate a "significant part" of the sponsorship agreement to support the battles in favor of LGBTQ rights. Justin Thomas and Citi“We considered terminating our relationship with him. It would send a clear and important message, but we decided to use t
  • On this day: Roger Federer wastes match point vs. Safin to lose Melbourne crown

    On this day: Roger Federer wastes match point vs. Safin to lose Melbourne crown
    On this day, 16 years ago, the entire tennis world enjoyed the semi-final encounter at Rod Laver Arena between the last year's Australian Open champion Roger Federer and Marat Safin, whom he beat in the title match. The Swiss claimed the first Australian Open crown over Marat in 2004, and this time it was the Russian's turn to serve revenge, ousting world no. 1 5-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6, 9-7 in four hours and 28 minutes of thrilling tennis that kept the crowd on the edge of their seats from start to fi
  • 'Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic have a presence that...', says ATP ace

    'Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic have a presence that...', says ATP ace
    After 21 consecutive years in the main draw of the Australian Open, Swiss champion Roger Federer has announced that he will not take part in the first Grand Slam of 2021, which, due to exceptional circumstances, will be held this year in February. Federer has therefore postponed his return to the field, he will not go to Australia and most likely will return to the field next March. The 20-time Grand Slam title champion hasn't played since last year when he reached the Australian Open semifinals
  • Novak Djokovic kicks off the season against Denis Shapovalov

    Novak Djokovic kicks off the season against Denis Shapovalov
    World no. 1 Novak Djokovic will start the new season against the Canadian Denis Shapovalov at the ATP Cup on February 2. The 17-time Major champion hopes for another strong start of the season (Novak hadn't lost a match until September last year) and sets eyes on the ATP Cup and the Australian Open title defense. Novak and Denis will share the court at the ATP Cup for the second straight year, setting another thrilling encounter following the one that lasted for two hours and 40 minutes! Novak p
  • 'It doesn't matter if Rafael Nadal plays a first match or a final...', says ATP ace

    'It doesn't matter if Rafael Nadal plays a first match or a final...', says ATP ace
    Carlos Alcaraz's performances - first in the Futures circuit and then in the Challengers - have prompted numerous insiders to consider him one of the greatest prospects of the men's tour. The 17-year-old Spaniard also qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open, becoming the first player born in 2003 to succeed in this feat. His nationality led to an immediate (and hasty) comparison with his illustrious compatriot Rafael Nadal, although his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero has repeatedly reitera
  • 'Roger Federer turns 40 in August, we don't know what to expect,' says Annabel Croft

    'Roger Federer turns 40 in August, we don't know what to expect,' says Annabel Croft
    Roger Federer is one of the oldest remaining players on the ATP list, turning 40 in August and still standing in the top-5 thanks to his 2019 points. The Swiss star had another notable season two years ago, winning the Masters 1000 crown in Miami alongside three other titles and losing the Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic despite having two match points. Finishing the season inside the top-3, Federer had high hopes ahead of 2020, kicking off the season at the Australian Open and reaching the se
  • Ashleigh Barty: "We created a bubble to train safely"

    Ashleigh Barty: "We created a bubble to train safely"
    World number one Ashleigh Barty is ready for a busy Australian summer.  After an exceptional 2019 that saw her win the Roland Garros, the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, and finish the season as the second Australian to hold the topspot of the women's ranking, Barty had started 2020 with a title race in Adelaide and semi-finals at the Australian Open and the Qatar Total Open.WTA Insider caught up with Barty on the phone from Melbourne, where the Aussie is fine-tuning her game before headi
  • Covid cases linked to Australian Open downgraded to eight

    Covid cases linked to Australian Open downgraded to eight
    The number of positive COVID-19 tests linked to the Australian Open has been downgraded to eight after authorities reclassified one of the results as a previous infection, health officials said on Wednesday.
  • 'Roger Federer's won a lot of Slams by doing this', says former Top 10

    'Roger Federer's won a lot of Slams by doing this', says former Top 10
    After a long wait that lasted almost twelve months, it seemed that former world number one Roger Federer was now ready for his great return to the field: it should have taken place at the Australian Open, the scene of his latest campaign in an official Tour event. ATP. In 2020, in fact, King Roger overtook Steve Johnson, Filip Krajinovic, John Millman, Marton Fucsovics and Tennys Sandgren, before losing to Serbian Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. Since then he has taken part exclusively in the
  • Nadal, Serena support strict Covid protocols

    Nadal, Serena support strict Covid protocols
    Rafael Nadal feels tennis players are privileged to be able to compete at the Australian Open during the coronavirus pandemic and urged fellow participants to have a wider perspective of the strict health measures in the country.
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas: 'I want to beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros'

    Stefanos Tsitsipas: 'I want to beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros'
    World no. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas has some high goals ahead of 2021, feeling motivated before the new season. Among other things, the young Greek would love to beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, or on clay in general, doing that in the past and hoping for more this spring. Stefanos was the Roland Garros semi-finalist last October, competing on a high level before the semi-final and saving a match point in the third set against Novak Djokovic to push the world's leading player to the limits. In the
  • Brooks Koepka splited with coach Harmon III

    Brooks Koepka splited with coach Harmon III
    Claude Harmon III is no longer Brooks Koepka's swing instructor. The man who guide him to four major championships and the top spot in the world rankings revealed the split to Golfweek on Monday.During an interview about his client Si Woo Kim’s victory at the American Express on Sunday, Harmon was asked about the form of Koepka, who missed the cut at the Amex by three strokes. “I don’t know. We are no longer working together, I was informed on the Wednesday after the Masters th
  • Petra Kvitova: "Everyone knew the risks of these Australian Open"

    Petra Kvitova: "Everyone knew the risks of these Australian Open"
    Petra Kvitova is one of those lucky tennis players who is able to train in these weeks. In an interview with Tennis Majors, the Czech tennis player makes an analysis of the situation highlighting the complicated reality they are experiencing.She said: "To be honest, I was one of the luckiest, since at least I can go out for a few hours a day to train on the track. I spent many hours working in the preseason, so now I have a little more time to relax, in fact I'm enjoying my free time a lot. I wa
  • 'Roger Federer doesn’t question it', says French ace

    'Roger Federer doesn’t question it', says French ace
    Roger Federer had deluded the fans and fans who were waiting for him in Australia. A flame that was rekindled after a few weeks ago he rejected the idea of returning for the first Slam of the season. The fault is always of the right knee operated twice and not yet perfectly recovered. But Roger Federer, until yesterday already registered in the ATP Cup, the tournament for nations starting in Melbourne from 2 to 5 February, starter of the Australian Open, has formalized his absence from the compe

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