• Raducanu falls short in Rd of 16 at Slovenia Open

    Raducanu falls short in Rd of 16 at Slovenia Open
    Emma Raducanu fell short in the round of 16 at the Slovenia Open, losing 5-7, 6-0, 3-6 to Germany's Anna-Lena Friedsam on Thursday.
  • Tiger Woods, list for Hero World Challenge

    Tiger Woods announced on Tuesday the list of participants for the Hero World Challenge, a tournament organized by his foundation every year in December in Albany (Bahamas). In the same figure, the invitation for the Basque Jon Rahm, winner of the tournament in 2018 and 2nd in 2019. In addition to Rahm and the defending champion, the Norwegian Viktor Hovland, there are 16 PGA Tour winners.Tiger Woods, Hero World ChallengeRahm will have as rivals, apart from Hovland, the World Number 1, Scottie Sc
  • Emma Raducanu takes tough last minute decision after wrist injury, heads to MRI

    Although she was eager to perform in front of the Romanian public, Emma Raducanu will not play in the Transylvania Open, the WTA250 tournament hosted in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, because of a new wrist injury."Unfortunately, Emma Raducanu will not play at this edition of the Transylvania Open due to a wrist injury. We received this information recently. We know many fans wanted to see her on the court, and we would have liked to offer them this experience. However, tennis is unpredictable, and
  • Nadal's early coach unveils crucial message Roger Federer sent Rafa

    One of Rafael Nadal's early coaches, Toni Colom, recently shared on his blog a moment that, he believes, contributed to the quick bond that was created between the Spaniard and Roger Federer."While returning to the hotel after winning a title in Beijing in September 2005, he received an SMS from Roger congratulating him on the tournament won a few minutes earlier. I still remember the joy he expressed at that time. This demonstrates the good foundations that have been created. This exemplary rel
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  • Novak Djokovic: 'I made my decision'

    Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz found time to visit a children's hospital in Nur-Sultan and put smiles on the faces of the little ones. On Monday, Djokovic and Alcaraz visited the center for autism in Nur-Sultan. The Astana Open released a video of their visit, showing Djokovic and Alcaraz playing with the children, taking a look at their drawings and generally doing their best to put a smile on the little ones' faces. Djokovic has a foundation and has always been open and willing to promote a
  • Raducanu withdraws from Transylvania Open due to wrist injury

    Raducanu withdraws from Transylvania Open due to wrist injury
    British No 1 Emma Raducanu has been forced to pull out of the upcoming Transylvania Open due to a wrist injury. 
  • 'Rafael Nadal's season leaves bitter taste,' Toni Nadal says

    Rafael Nadal will lead a Major race at the end of the season for the first time in his career. Rafa claimed two Majors in 2022 and passed Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. The Spaniard played only 29 matches in 2021, struggling with injuries and competing only twice after Roland Garros. As many times before, Rafa bounced back and made an incredible start to 2022. Nadal secured his second Australian Open crown following an epic victory over Daniil Medvedev in the title clash from 6-2, 7-6, 3-2, 4
  • Jon Rahm: "I have had a bad year in quotes"

    Jon Rahm, former world number 1 and current number six in the ranking, said this Tuesday in the presentation that he faces the Spanish Open with "a little less pressure" than last year but with the aim of winning and "adding" his name to that of Seve Ballesteros, who has three victories.The golfer from Barrika arrives at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid at a "good time" and ready to rediscover the victory he achieved at the Open in 2018 and 2019, although he admits that this year has not been as go
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  • Carlos Alcaraz makes honest admission after shock loss to lucky loser at Astana Open

    World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz admitted that David Goffin took it to him and that he simply didn't know to react. On Tuesday, first-seeded Alcaraz crashed out of the Astana Open as lucky loser Goffin stunned the Spaniard 7-5 6-3. Alcaraz, 19, was playing his first ATP match as the new world No. 1. Goffin, 31, used all of his experience on Tuesday to spoil Alcaraz's debut in Nur-Sultan and clinch his biggest victory of the season. “He has played great matches, a lot of
  • Novak Djokovic recalls: 'Rain helped me beat Roger Federer'

    Novak Djokovic claimed his first clay-court Masters 1000 title in Rome 2008. The Serb returned to Foro Italico a year later and reached the semi-final. The world's best players, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, stood between Novak and his second Rome crown. The Serb passed the first test in the semi-final with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Roger Federer. Novak defeated Roger after two hours and 11 minutes, losing the opening set and trailing 3-1 in sets two and three before emerging at the top to
  • AGEL Open: Petra Kvitova leads Czech charge; Iga Swiatek survives Ajla Tomljanovic

    Czech players were in fine form on Wednesday at the AGEL Open being played in Ostrava, Czech Republic. While two players won their first-round matches, one player advanced into the quarter-finals.Karolina Muchova upset the seventh-seeded Beatriz Haddad Maia in their opening-round clash, 6-4, 6-4 in an hour and 42 minutes. Muchova saved six of the eight break points she faced while converting four of the six break points she had on the Brazilian’s serve.In the second round, Muchova wil
  • 'Rafael Nadal plays accepting the presence of...', says top coach

    Being aware that he has all the qualities to aim high is an important element for a young tennis player like Sebastian Korda, who has already proven himself. The 22-year-old from Bradenton, Florida is one of the most promising players on tour and is one of the prospects that the United States hopes will restore prestige to the entire Stars and Stripes tennis movement, which has not seen one of its representatives winning a Slam since Andy Roddick in 2003 at the US Open. In an interview granted t
  • 'Knowing how important Roger Federer was for...', says ATP legend

    In recent years, the world of tennis has experienced a true golden epic. The last two decades have featured the Big Three, three tennis phenomena: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Sixty-three Grand Slam titles together and a first place always in charge of these three stars, probably the three best athletes in the history of the sport. If for some the fact of seeing only three tennis players dominate the world of tennis, over and over again, may seem "boring", the reality has not
  • Rafael Nadal recalls: 'I lost, but I played well'

    Rafael Nadal was the youngster on a mission at the beginning of 2003. The 16-year-old reached four Challenger finals and conquered one title to move closer to a place in the top-100. Nadal qualified for his first Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo and ousted Karol Kucera in the first round for a notable win at the premium event. Not stopping there, Rafa took down the reigning Roland Garros champion Albert Costa in the second round to enter the last 16. It was Nadal's first top-10 victory, giving
  • Céline Boutier, thirteenth in the ranking Lpga

    Ninth last weekend at The Ascendant LPGA after occupying second place in the tournament after three rounds, Céline Boutier is still advancing in the world rankings. The Francilienne based in Dallas (Texas) thus grabs 13th place in the Rolex Rankings of October 3, 2022. She had already recorded the best ranking in the history of French golf, men and women combined, pointing to 14th place on September 12. last…Céline Boutier, rankingImpressive Celine Boutier! Ninth last w
  • Carlos Alcaraz admits: 'I never thought it would come this fast'

    The 19-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz enjoys his fourth week as world no. 1. Carlos is the first teenager on the ATP throne, achieving that following an incredible run at the US Open and his first Major trophy. The Spaniard admitted he never expected to get this far in 2022, wishing to crack the top-15 but achieving much more. Alcaraz started the season from just outside the top-30 and needed only four months to find himself in the top-10. Carlos won the ATP 500 titles in Rio de Janeiro and Ba
  • 'Roger Federer represents it perfectly', says expert

    Roger Federer's career ended on Friday 23 September at the Laver Cup. To tell the truth, the Swiss champion had played very little in the last two seasons due to a serious right knee injury. The former world number 1 has undergone three operations, but he has never been able to get back competitive. The 41-year-old from Basel had tried a timid comeback last year, playing just 13 official matches and revealing a precarious condition to say the least. After the blow he suffered against Hubert Hurk
  • Novak Djokovic: 'It was an extremely difficult time for...'

    After 81 days away from the major circuit -with only a fleeting participation in the Laver Cup on the occasion of Roger Federer's moving farewell to tennis-, Novak Djokovic returned to Tel Aviv (where he had obviously never played) and won the 250 security points heading into the Finals on the eve of the last '500' and the last '1000' of the season. It will be enough for the Serbian to stay between ninth and twentieth in the race to secure a place in the final in Turin. A task that, given his no
  • Nick Kyrgios reveals his expectation for rest of 2022

    2022 Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios says he is expecting "big things" from himself in the rest of the season. Kyrgios, 27, is enjoying the season of his life and this has undoubtedly been the season in which he has shown his best tennis. After finishing runner-up at Wimbledon and reaching the US Open quarterfinal, Kyrgios returned home to spend some time with family and friends.This week, Kyrgios returned to action at the ATP 500 event in Tokyo.Following a routine 6-3 6-1 victory over
  • Thiem: "Alcaraz, Sinner and Tiafoe have changed tennis"

    Dominic Thiem continues his recovery path from the long ordeal that kept him in the box for more than a year. The Austrian, eliminated by Cilic in Tel Aviv and who will now participate in the home tournament in Vienna, has exalted young stars such as Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner and Frances Tiafoe, who in his opinion have brought tennis to a higher level.Thiem explained: "Players like Alcaraz, Sinner or Tiafoe have changed tennis. They play very fast and have elevated this sport to a
  • Rafa Cabrera: "Defending the title is special"

    Rafa Cabrera, winner of the Spanish Golf Open in 2021, declared this Tuesday in the presentation of the tournament that he arrives "with a smile" at this year's edition, also at the Club de Campo de Madrid, and stressed that "defending the champion title is special"The Canarian golfer achieved victory in 2021 after beating Adri Arnaus in a playoff hole. This year he defends the title in a championship to which he arrives after "regaining the confidence" that he needed.Rafa Cabrera, statements"I
  • Frances Tiafoe opens up on Serena Williams' impact on him

    Frances Tiafoe admits it is Serena Williams that made him believe that one day he could be an extremely successful Black tennis player. Tiafoe, 24, grew up watching and idolizing Serena and Venus Williams. Now, 2022 US Open semifinalist Tiafoe wants to do major things and be the one who will inspire Black kids to pick up a racket and play the game. "Serena means everything to me and to many people. She and her sister are true icons of the sport. She is the real reason I believed I
  • Serena and Venus Williams gorgeouses at the Alice in Chains concert

    Serena and Venus Williams recently attended the Alice in Chains concert in West Palm Beach, Florida. They are big fans of the band, as the same band's frontman, William DuVall, himself pointed out.In fact, DuVall posted a photo on his Instagram profile with his sisters, writing: "Excellence personified. So honored to have the Williams sisters, Serena Williams and Venus Williams, attend our show in West Palm Beach. So great to see them rocking out down front and sidestage.Even
  • Ryder Cup, children and the captains for 2023

    Day of celebration and sport at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club for the "Year to Go" celebrations towards the Ryder Cup 2023 in Rome. The two captains were present: Luke Donald for the Europe team and Zach Johnson for the USA. The smiles and enthusiasm of over 250 children (between eight and ten years old), holding the flags of Europe and the USA, color the day. The usual photo, the cup in the background, an exhibition match (which ended in a draw) to enter the atmosphere of the Ryder C
  • 'Playing against Roger Federer is a different experience', says former Top 10

    Casper Ruud said it was "unbelievable" to watch Roger Federer's last live match paired with Rafael Nadal. On Friday night in London, the Swiss played doubles with the Majorcan in the Laver Cup (lost match against the American couple Sock-Tiafoe). Earlier last week, Federer had expressed his desire to play doubles with Nadal as the last match of his glorious career. The Spaniard, who has become more and more friends with the Swiss over the years, did not hesitate to grant his wish and the two fou
  • Novak Djokovic: 'I had an extra motivation to do well in...'

    Novak Djokovic underlined that he went to Israel to win the title and was absolutely emotional after winning the inaugural Tel Aviv Open. On Sunday, top-seeded Djokovic defeated 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-3 6-4 to win Tel Aviv. On his way to the title, Djokovic also defeated Pablo Andújar, Vasek Pospisil and Roman Safiullin. Djokovic did not drop a single set on his way to winning the inaugural Tel Aviv Open. "My focus is to win tournaments wherever I am and I'm glad I have a tea
  • Novak Djokovic: 'I have to just deal with it and...'

    Novak Djokovic took an important step last week in his bid to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals, adding a valuable 250 points to claim the Tel Aviv Watergen Open title. As reigning Grand Slam champion, Djokovic will secure a place in the season finale if he manages to remain in the Top 20 of the Pepperstone ATP Live Race Tu Turin. That scenario would make Djokovic enter the event along with the first 7 tennis players in the Race after the Rolex Paris Masters on November 6. Currently ranked No. 15
  • 'Roger Federer always made me feel a little frustrated', says former ace

    Roger Federer's latest performance as a professional tennis player brought a lot of tears. The Swiss champion ended his legendary career playing a double with Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup, staged at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September. The two were defeated by the Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, good at canceling a match point on the King's serve. At the end of the match, the 20-time Grand Slam champion received a splendid tribute and spoke a few words to Jim Courier's microp
  • Mackenzie Hughes, a triumph at the playoffs

    Like six years ago, this time Mackenzie Hughes wins the playoffs. Second career PGA Tour tournament for the Canadian, who beats Austrian Sepp Straka on the second playoff hole at the Sanderson Farms Championship 2022. Both had closed the 72 holes at -17, one with the last round in 69 strokes, the other completing it in 67. A tournament that also risked the conclusion on Monday, because it ended at sunset and, perhaps, not even with the space for a further return to the tee shot of the 18.Sanders
  • Serena Williams' Qai Qai illustrated book: "Believe in yourself"

    Serena Williams is ready to go with her new life beyond the tennis court.After a career of great victories and broken records, the former US star (which she who knows, maybe she could reconsider in view of Melbourne...) is ready with a new adventure. In fact, adventure is not a word chosen at random.Serena announced on Twitter the release of The Adventures of Qai Qai, an illustrated book that aims to show young readers the power to believe in themselves and in their best friend.Qai Qai is a doll

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