• Roger Federer: 'Martina Navratilova inspired Mirka into tennis'

    Roger Federer: 'Martina Navratilova inspired Mirka into tennis'
    Ranked 6th at the beginning of the season, Roger Federer found the rhythm in February to conquer Marseille and Dubai in 2003. The Swiss didn't play at his best in Indian Wells and Miami and found his A-game again on clay to capture Munich and reach the Rome final. Things weren't that good in Hamburg and Roland Garros, and the Swiss turned the attention to the grass season and lifted the first ATP title on the fastest surface in Halle. Heading to Wimbledon as one of the favorites, Federer lost on
  • Casper Ruud: "Here's who I prefer between Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic"

    Casper Ruud: "Here's who I prefer between Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic"
    Despite the defeat suffered in the third round of the Roland Garros, Casper Ruud is certainly experiencing one of the best moments of his career. The Norwegian tennis player reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open, the semifinals at the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo and Madrid, and won the Geneva tournament.Ruud kicked off his season on grass with the first-round victory of the Mallorca Championships. In an interview with the Spanish newspaper AS, he said: "The truth is that I am very
  • Clijsters: "Serena and Venus Williams got a lot of sh*t for..."

    Clijsters: "Serena and Venus Williams got a lot of sh*t for..."
    No Wimbledon and no Olympics. This is Rafael Nadal's decision. The Spanish champion, fresh from the defeat against Novak Djokovic in Bois de Boulogne, has announced it on social channels. "It's never an easy decision to make but after listening to my body and discussing with my team, I realized it's the right choice to make.The goal is obviously to extend my career and keep doing what makes me happy, which is to compete at the highest level and keep fighting for professional and personal goals a
  • Djokovic, Barty tabbed as top Wimbledon seeds

    Djokovic, Barty tabbed as top Wimbledon seeds
    Defending champion Novak Djokovic -- seeking a 20th Grand Slam title -- and Ashleigh Barty were named the top seeds for Wimbledon on Wednesday, while Roger Federer and Serena Williams will begin the grass-court tournament seeded seventh.
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  • ATP Mallorca: Novak Djokovic, Carlos Gomez-Herrera beat No. 1 seeds for semis

    ATP Mallorca: Novak Djokovic, Carlos Gomez-Herrera beat No. 1 seeds for semis
    World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Spaniard Carlos Gomez-Herrera have continued their Mallorca doubles campaign. Djokovic abd Gomez-Herrera stunned No. 1 seeds Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers 3-6 7-6 (3) 10-8 to reach the Mallorca semifinal. After claiming a break in the opening game of the match, Granollers and Zeballos didn't allow a single break point in the rest of the set to win the opener. Granollers and Zeballos could have started the second set the same way but they fai
  • 'Two years ago Rafael Nadal reached a point of...', says former No. 1

    'Two years ago Rafael Nadal reached a point of...', says former No. 1
    A few days after the semi-final elimination at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal announced his decision to miss both Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics. Thanks also to the shorter week that divides the French Open from the third Slam of the season, the Spanish champion opted for a break with the intention of recharging his batteries. The former world number 1 played a total of 22 games during the clay swing, which began in April and ended just over a week ago. In this time frame, the 34-year-old from Ma
  • Djokovic, Barty top seeds at Wimbledon

    Djokovic, Barty top seeds at Wimbledon
    Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty have been named as the top seeds in the men's and ladies' singles draw at this year's Wimbledon, as Great Britain boast three seeded representatives at SW19 for the first time since 1978.
  • Gauff beaten in Wimbledon warm-up event

    Gauff beaten in Wimbledon warm-up event
    Coco Gauff's Wimbledon preparations suffered a blip as she bowed out of the Eastbourne tournament on Wednesday.
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  • Ranking, the reign of Dustin Johnson is over

    Ranking, the reign of Dustin Johnson is over
    After 43 weeks, Dustin Johnson's reign ends. The triumph at the US Open allows Jon Rahm to return, with a total of 9,9874 points, for the first time since August 2020 at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking. The Spaniard returns king and now the American Johnson, second with 9.9514 points, is chasing. Step back also for Justin Thomas, third with 8.0883.Italgolf also smiles as it returns to the Top 100 thanks to Guido Migliozzi, the new star of the tricolor green after the fourth place at t
  • 'I was worried about Roger Federer's body language,' says Corretja

    'I was worried about Roger Federer's body language,' says Corretja
    Former world no. 2 and the Roland Garros finalist Alex Corretja wasn't impressed with what he saw from Roger Federer in Halle. Competing on his beloved grass for the first time in two years, Roger beat Ilya Ivashka in the first round and took the opening set against Felix Auger-Aliassime before fading from the court. Thus, Roger failed to reach the Halle quarter-final for the first time in 18 trips to Germany and will compete at Wimbledon with only eight matches in his legs in the past 17 months
  • 'I would have liked to see Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic...', says top analyst

    'I would have liked to see Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic...', says top analyst
    Rafael Nadal was unable to clinch his 14th Roland Garros title this month, as well as having to postpone his appointment with overtaking eternal rival Roger Federer in the all-time Grand Slam standings. The Spanish champion's journey in Paris was interrupted in the semifinals against Novak Djokovic, capable of inflicting his third absolute defeat in the French capital and flying towards success. A few days after his elimination at the French Open, the former world number 1 announced that he will
  • 'I think Rafael Nadal has played too much on clay, although...', says legend

    'I think Rafael Nadal has played too much on clay, although...', says legend
    A few days ago, Rafael Nadal announced that he will not be at the start of Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics next month. The former world number 1 has in fact decided to take a break after the hard work on clay, this time not embellished by yet another triumph at Roland Garros. The Spanish phenomenon was forced to surrender by Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, showing clear signs of a physical decline in the crucial moment of the challenge. The 35-year-old from Manacor has scored 22 games on his
  • Wimbledon 2021: Dominic Thiem doubtful for championships with wrist injury

    Wimbledon 2021: Dominic Thiem doubtful for championships with wrist injury
    US Open champion Dominic Thiem is a doubt for Wimbledon with a wrist injury sustained during a match in Mallorca.
  • 'If you consider Rafael Nadal’s style of play...', says former ATP star

    'If you consider Rafael Nadal’s style of play...', says former ATP star
    Fighting Tsitsipas again in Barcelona, ​​Rafael Nadal saved a match point in a memorable final that lasted three hours and 38 minutes and lifted the first trophy since Roland Garros in October last year. Alexander Zverev defeated Nadal in Madrid before the Spaniard recovered in Rome, fending off a match point against Denis Shapovalov and defeating Novak Djokovic in the 36th Masters 1000 title clash. At Roland Garros, the 13-time champion suffered only the third defeat in Paris since
  • KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is back

    KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is back
    The LPGA Tour season is back in the spotlight just two weeks after the end of the US Open, due to the approach of the third major of the year. The 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is scheduled this week at John’s Creek, on the Atlanta Athletic Club course in Georgia. The tournament will be played in its originally scheduled place on the calendar, with a large field of 156 players ready to compete to raise the trophy on Sunday evening and pocket a total prize pool of 4.5 million dol
  • How someone who achieves great results really prepares to win

    How someone who achieves great results really prepares to win
    The idea that motivation leads to success is a false myth.Motivation is the result of a process not a cause. It is not motivation that generates success, it is small successes that generate constant motivation and allow you to achieve yyour goals while having fun.The idea that motivation is a prerequisite, a necessary spark to take the path of success is an insidious myth. Motivation is actually a result, the result of a process, and it feeds on the satisfaction of seeing oneself progress day af
  • 'Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic are among...', says ATP star

    'Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic are among...', says ATP star
    The men's circuit has been dominated by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for the past decade and a half. The Serbian star clinched his 19th Grand Slam title this month at Roland Garros, just one distance behind the Swiss and the Spaniard (who currently share the all-time record at 20). Given the difficulties of Nadal - who will miss Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics - and the advanced age of King Roger, there are concrete possibilities that the world number 1 will achieve the 'Calen
  • 'Roger Federer played miles below his best against Auger-Aliassime in Halle,' says..

    'Roger Federer played miles below his best against Auger-Aliassime in Halle,' says..
    Competing in Halle for the 18th time, Roger Federer failed to reach the quarter-final for the first time last week following a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to Felix Auger-Aliassime in an hour and 44 minutes. It was the first encounter between the players who share birthdays and Federer's first match against the opponent born in the 2000s. Felix played well in sets two and three to oust the ten-time champion and advance into the last eight a week after playing the Stuttgart final. Pam Shriver said Roger pl
  • 'Novak Djokovic doesn't want to face Nick Kyrgios in Wimbledon R1,' says Newcombe

    'Novak Djokovic doesn't want to face Nick Kyrgios in Wimbledon R1,' says Newcombe
    Novak Djokovic has won all 14 matches at Majors in 2021, claiming trophies at the Australian Open and Roland Garros to move closer to Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Eager to pass his greatest rivals as soon as possible, the Serb enters Wimbledon as the top favorite, winning five crowns at the All England in the previous ten years and seeking another in two weeks. The famous Aussie John Newcombe believes that Novak wouldn't want to face Nick Kyrgios at the beginning of the tournament, despite hi
  • 'Rafael Nadal has indicated that he was close to that again', says top coach

    'Rafael Nadal has indicated that he was close to that again', says top coach
    Throughout his career, Rafael Nadal has won the champion title in Paris several times without losing a single set, a situation that Borg himself has managed to achieve over the years. Between 2016 and 2018 Nadal won a series of 38 consecutive sets and in the round of 16 it was Argentine Diego Schwartzman who stopped his career, just three sets before equaling Bjorn Borg. After three years, history repeats itself and Rafael Nadal was making an incredible series of victories to three sets to
  • Leona Maguire: "My game is in good shape"

    Leona Maguire: "My game is in good shape"
    From the first tee shot on Thursday until the final putt on Sunday, Ireland’s Leona Maguire put up a good fight in the Meier Classic for Simply Give, playing more like an LPGA Tour veteran than a second-year rookie. The No. 88-ranked player in the Rolex Ranking never let winner Nelly Korda out of her sights as Maguire put up six birdies and no bogeys on Sunday to finish the week 23-under par. That would have been a new tournament record had Korda not finished two shots better. Leona M
  • Viking International: Camila Giorgi ousts defending titlist Karolina Pliskova in 1R

    Viking International: Camila Giorgi ousts defending titlist Karolina Pliskova in 1R
    Karolina Pliskova, the defending champion at the Viking International in Eastbourne crashed out in the opening round on Tuesday. Italian Camila Giorgi upset the fifth-seeded Czech 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in an hour and 40 minutes. Giorgi hit 29 winners, 10 more than Pliskova’s total for the match. This was Giorgi’s only second win against Pliskova in seven meetings.In the second round, Giorgi will play lucky loser, Shelby Rogers. Rogers defeated Kiki Bertens 6-1, 7-5 in their opening-round cla
  • ATP Mallorca 2021: Djokovic's doubles wins and the day 3 HIGHLIGHTS

    ATP Mallorca 2021: Djokovic's doubles wins and the day 3 HIGHLIGHTS
    At the ATP Mallorca Championships 2021, Dominic Thiem, against Adrian Mannarino in the closing match of the day, is forced to retire due to an injury to his right wrist, the extent of which will be assessed in the coming days. The Austrian, however, was 5-2 ahead in the first set when he decided to retire as a precaution so as not to compromise the situation in view of the upcoming Wimbledon.In the other matches of the day comes the victory of Daniil Medvedev. After his debut defeat in Halle, th
  • 'Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have arguments to say...', says ATP ace

    'Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have arguments to say...', says ATP ace
    After a year of absence caused by the pandemic, the Wimbledon tournament finally returns, the third Grand Slam tournament that, compared to the past, will not designate the best seeds by exploiting the points accumulated on the grass but simply will follow the ATP Rankings. World number one Novak Djokovic is the great favorite of the tournament and after victories at the Australian Open and Roland Garros cradles the dream of the Grand Slam all in the same year, if not a sensational Golden Slam w
  • Bad Homburg Open: Victoria Azarenka moves into 2R; 3rd seed Jessica Pegula upset

    Bad Homburg Open: Victoria Azarenka moves into 2R; 3rd seed Jessica Pegula upset
    The Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova upset third seed Jessica Pegula in the second round of the Bad Homburg Open on Tuesday. Siniakova won 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in two hours and nine minutes.Siniakova won about 70% of her first-serve points to the American’s 65%. She also converted five of the seven break points she had while saving six of the nine break points, she faced. The world no. 76 finished with 102 points to Pegula’s 99 for the match.In the quarter-final, Siniakova will pla
  • Wimbledon quiz: What do you remember about the 2019 championships?

    Wimbledon quiz: What do you remember about the 2019 championships?
    An epic men's final, a blockbuster mixed doubles pairing and a US teen sensation - what can you remember about Wimbledon in 2019?
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reveals what he is trying to prove to himself

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reveals what he is trying to prove to himself
    Former world No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has revealed that for the moment his goal is to prove to himself that he is still able to play a good level of tennis. Tsonga, now ranked at No. 83 in the world, has been hampered by injuries in recent years and he has been struggling to produce a good level of tennis. In 2018, Tsonga was out for seven months due to a knee surgery and last year he played only two matches due to back issues. “I think the goal for the moment is to prove to
  • Juan Martin del Potro out of Tokyo Olympics

    Juan Martin del Potro out of Tokyo Olympics
    Former world No. 3 Juan Martin del Potro has officially withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics, his team announced on Tuesday. tenDel Potro enjoyed success at the past two Olympics, having claimed the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics and the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Del Potro hasn't played in exactly two years and since then he has had multiple surgeries. Unfortunately for del Potro, his career has been marked by injuries but he is still hoping to return to
  • Scottish Open 2021 at the Renaissance Club

    Scottish Open 2021 at the Renaissance Club
    A host of global stars will join World Number One and newly-crowned U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm at the Renaissance Club for this year’s Scottish Open from July 8-11, the second Rolex Series event on the 2021 Race to Dubai.Scottish Open, previewJoining compatriots Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele, who sit third, fourth and fifth on the Official World Golf Rankings, and making their Scottish Open debuts will be Billy Horschel, Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris.Horschel
  • 'Roger Federer was hampered by the lack of crowds in Halle', says legend

    'Roger Federer was hampered by the lack of crowds in Halle', says legend
    Tennis ace Roger Federer is an individual who adheres to the rules and regulations presented to Tour players. Throughout the years, he has maintained a perfect image and is considered a role model for millions of people around the world. However, there was one case where the Swiss star was criticized for breaking a tradition. During the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, Roger Federer wore orange-soled shoes. The bright orange color had caught the attention of many and, most importantly, the tourname

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