• Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina forced to play qualifying at upcoming WTA event?

    Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina will likely have to play qualifying at the San Diego Open. Rybakina, the 25th-ranked player in the world, has signed up to compete at the WTA 500 event in San Diego. The San Diego Open features a star-studded player field, which includes top-ranked Iga Swiatek and six more top-10 players.Rybakina is currently the fifth player on the alternates list. WTA500 San Diego entry list (main draw + alternates) pic.twitter.com/Gvw37lycsf— Michal Samul
  • Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with stars

    What starts on Thursday is one of the most iconic tournaments of the entire DP World Tour 2022, and more generally of golf as such. We go to Scotland for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which in the space of twenty years has become an unmissable event even for numerous champions who usually stop on the PGA Tour.Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, statementsGolf: star parade at the 2022 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with McIlroy, Fitzpatrick, Francesco Molinari and Migliozzi at the star
  • Rafael Nadal: 'Things cannot be prepared with a lot of time'

    Rafael Nadal broke into the top-3 after his first Major title at Roland Garros in 2005. Rafa made it a couple of days after his 19th birthday, and he is still part of that group 17 years later. The 36-year-old Spaniard has his 669th week in the top three, three behind Novak Djokovic, who has 672. Both players still have hard work to do if they want to match Roger Federer, the group leader with 750 weeks in the top three. top three. Novak missed two Majors in 2022 and did not receive 2,000 points
  • Roger Federer reveals why he touched Rafael Nadal's hand while they were crying

    In an interview with New York Times journalist Christopher Clarey, Roger Federer revealed why he touched Rafael Nadal's hand while they were both crying during Ellie Goulding's performance at Laver Cup."Well, I mean, it was a short moment. I think at one point, I was sobbing so hard, and I don’t know, everything was going through my mind about how happy I am to actually experience this moment right there with everybody. And I think that’s what was so beautiful about just sitting ther
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  • Novak Djokovic: 'It's the other way around'

    Novak Djokovic played over the weekend in the Laver Cup, which not only served as a competition between Team Europe and Team World, but also a celebration of the career of the now-retired Roger Federer. The Serbian was happy to participate in such a special moment. “I have great respect for Roger and what he has contributed to our sport. He had an epic career, he can be proud of it. He is one of the most recognized athletes of all time,” said Djokovic. "His retirement is a sad moment
  • Pam Shriver tells Naomi Osaka key to rediscovering her top game

    Pam Shriver feels simply playing more tournaments and matches is the key to Naomi Osaka rediscovering her top game. Osaka, 24, hasn't won any titles since winning her fourth Grand Slam title at the 2021 Australian Open. Last year, Osaka ended her season after the US Open.This time, Osaka has continued her season beyond the US Open as last week she competed in Tokyo. This season, Osaka has appeared in just 11 tournaments, which is basically one tournament per month. "It h
  • Dunhill Links in Scotland with Pro-Am formula

    A classic event is back on the DP World Tour calendar, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, scheduled from 29 September to 2 October. Born in 2001 and now in its 21st edition, the tournament is held with the Pro-Am formula, with couples, made up of a pro and an amateur, which will feature personalities from the world of sport, entertainment and culture. It is played on the three Scottish courses of the Old Course of St. Andrews, of the Carnoustie Golf Links and of the Kingsbarns Golf Links on
  • Rafael Nadal gets compared with Robert Downey Jr: "Rafa was larger than life"

    Matthew, the brother of Julie Klam, author of the book "The Stars in Our Eyes: The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much about Them",  told her sister a funny anecdote involving Rafael Nadal and actor Robert Downey Junior, who is famous for his roles in the Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes movies."My brother Matthew, in addition to being a terrific novelist and short-story writer, has written a fair amount of journalism. In 2007, he wrote a piece for GQ on Rafael Nadal, then the nu
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  • Novak Djokovic: 'It was the loudest atmosphere I ever experienced'

    Novak Djokovic and Jonathan Erlich will face Sander Arends and Bart Stevens in their first Tel Aviv Open doubles match. Djokovic, 35, and Erlich, 45, will play together in doubles for the third time. In 2010, Djokovic captured his first and only doubles title when he teamed with Erlich at the Queen's Club. A few months after their victory at the Queen's Club, Djokovic and Erlich competed together again at the Shanghai Masters, where they fell in the round of 16. It has been 12 years since Djokov
  • Iga Swiatek explains what she thought was impressive about Roger Federer

    World No. 1 Iga Swiatek said she was amazed by how "smooth and majestic" Roger Federer's game looked. Swiatek, who is now the face of the women's game, paid her tribute to Federer in an interview with Eurosport Polska. "Roger is a class in itself, in terms of movement, technique, and how he behaves outside the court. I am generally impressed by the smoothness of his movements and how majestic he looks. These are things that I admire immensely, but I don't know if I will be able to intr
  • Cori Gauff roasts heckler on Instagram

    A heckler tried to put down Cori Gauff but the 18-year-old American had a response ready. This week, Gauff posted a photo on her Instagram account. The heckler tried to mock Gauff's outfit choice and also poked fun at the fact that Gauff is often compared to Serena Williams. "You got time to dress like a clown but not bag any Grand Slams? Hahaha. And people really thought you were the next Serena," the heckler wrote in the comment section. Gauff responded: "You got time to co
  • Roger Federer: 'I was happy to play this match in...'

    Roger Federer is ready for a new life. As he has already abundantly recounted, not far from tennis. The Swiss phenomenon said goodbye during the Laver Cup, losing along with Rafa Nadal in a double unrepeatable in history. However, Federer, who has already confirmed that he will go to Vancouver next year, is not currently considering the possibility of becoming the new captain of Team Europe. "Bjorn [Borg] is doing a great job together with Thomas [Enqvist], so there are no plans for that at the
  • Rafael Nadal reveals his memory of Roger Federer

    Rafael Nadal says Roger Federer will forever be remembered as someone "unique" and as one of the biggest gentlemen in sports history.Federer, 41, retired from tennis after the Laver Cup.Besides being one of the greatest to ever do it on a tennis court, Federer was also known as one of the classiest sportsmen. In an interview for Onda Cero Radio, Nadal revealed his memory of Federer."In the end, there remains the memory of someone who I believe is unique not only for what he has done but als
  • Corentin Moutet, Adrian Andreev get into physical altercation in Orleans (WATCH)

    French tennis player Corentin Moutet and Bulgaria's Adrian Andreev got physical following their Orleans Challenger round-of-16 match. JSJSJSJSJSJSJSJSJSJSJSJSJD pic.twitter.com/I7RyeiXpSM— Imad (@Imad__26) September 29, 2022On Thursday, 247th-ranked Andreev upset first-seeded Moutet 2-6 7-6 (3) 7-6 (2).While at the net for a post-match handshake, the two held on to each other's hand for a while and exchanged words.Andreev appeared to bump Moutet at the net and from that moment it beca
  • Emma Raducanu to play world No. 2 in MWTC debut

    Emma Raducanu and Ons Jabeur are set to clash at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.Raducanu, 19, is set to debut at the Abu Dhabi exhibition. On the other side, 28-year-old Jabeur is expected to play at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship for the second year in a row.Last year, Raducanu was scheduled to meet Belinda Bencic in the women's match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.Unfortunately, Raducanu tested positive for COVID-19 just before the exhibition and sh
  • Roger Federer: 'Without fans it was...'

    The social media platform Twitter honored Roger Federer by introducing a special emoji depicting a tennis racket with a crown. Twitter explained how the special emoji can be posted. "With @rogerfederer set to retire after this week's Laver Cup, Twitter will honor a player who won 20 major titles and held the world number 1 for 237 consecutive weeks. The following hashtags will result in a tennis racket wearing a crown emoji, allowing fans to celebrate his historic career and send him off in styl
  • Novak Djokovic reacts to destroying Pablo Andujar in Tel Aviv opener

    Novak Djokovic has gotten off to a great start at the inaugural Tel Aviv Open as he crushed Pablo Andujar to progress into the quarterfinal.Djokovic, the first-seeded player in the Tel Aviv main draw, had a first-round bye in Tel Aviv.On Thursday, Djokovic kicked off his Tel Aviv campaign with a 6-0 6-3 victory over Andujar.After winning the first seven games of the match for a 6-0 1-0 lead, Djokovic missed out on four break points in the second game of the second set as Andujar managed to
  • Novak Djokovic once screamed primitively to "horrible driver" Rafael Nadal

    Matthew, the brother of Julie Klam, author of the book "The Stars in Our Eyes: The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much about Them",  told her sister a funny anecdote involving Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.In 2007, according to Julie's book, Matt went out with a 20 years old Rafael Nadal through Miami."Matt said Rafa was reading a young adult novel and he was having a really hard time with English. He was a horrible driver (he almost ran people over) but insisted on taking
  • Rafael Nadal reflects on rivalry with Roger Federer

    Rafael Nadal felt he and Roger Federer had "a very healthy rivalry" from Day 1 and he was glad that their rivalry never negatively impacted their relationship. Nadal, 36, and 41-year-old Federer met for the first time at the 2004 Miami Masters. That was the start of a rivalry that eventually went down as probably the greatest rivalry in tennis history.For his final match, Federer wanted to team up with Nadal for a doubles match.Nadal granted Federer's wish as the Swiss retired by playi
  • Coach Ivan Ljubicic shares thoughts on Roger Federer's final tournament

    Coach Ivan Ljubicic said Roger Federer being surrounded by fellow Big Four group members contributed to the Swiss being very emotional in his final tournament.  Last week, Federer retired from professional tennis at the Laver Cup.On Team Europe, Federer was teammates with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray.After teaming up with Nadal in his final match, Federer was very emotional as he broke down in tears several times during his speech. Nadal himself was also very emot
  • Roger Federer: 'I’m happy I could go first'

    Roger Federer joked after none of the journalists present at a Laver Cup press conference rushed to ask him questions after the organizers opened the microphone for them. "First question, anyone?" the organizers said. After a moment of silence, a laughing Federer asked: "Is that all?" During a Laver Cup press conference, Roger Federer let everyone know that he will not copy Bjorn Borg and disappear from the sport like the Swedish player did. "I just wanted to let the fans know that I'm not going
  • Rafael Nadal addresses his tennis future

    Rafael Nadal acknowledged that he has been hampered by physical setbacks in recent times but noted he still feels he wants to be a professional tennis player. Nadal, 36, missed almost the entire second half of the 2021 season due to a foot injury.This season, Nadal was hampered by foot, rib, and abdominal injuries. In an interview for Onda Cero Radio, Nadal addressed his future."I would like to say goodbye on the court, that's for sure. But you never know what the future may bring. And
  • Rory McIlroy on LIV Golfers: I would just say the ball is in their court

    Rory McIlroy has been clear about his fight against LIV Golf since the start of the Saudi-backed competition. McIlroy believes that LIV Golfers still have a chance to solve things in a nice way."I would just say the ball is in their court," McIlroy told BBC Sport."If they want to come to the table and try to play nicely within the sandbox that's already created, the opportunity is there."Despite the conflicts that have been going on for a long time (between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf), McIlroy st
  • Roger Federer opens up on feeling disappointed over Laver Cup defeat

    Roger Federer admitted he was disappointed following Team Europe's first defeat at the Laver Cup.This past weekend in London, Team World defeated Team Europe 13-8. After beating Team World in each of the first four Laver Cup editions, Team World finally earned their first victory over Team Europe.Team Europe led 8-4 heading into Sunday's matches, but then lost each of the three matches played on the final day.“Yeah, of course, I’m disappointed. I was on the team, almost lost my
  • Moving Roger Federer's farewell: Mirka also hugs Rafael Nadal

    Roger Federer's farewell to tennis ceremony held during the Laver Cup still leaves not indifferent aftermath. A tribute with a very high emotional charge for a champion who has undeniably changed the history of tennis.Particularly touching was the moment of the embrace between the Swiss and his wife Mirka, who from the stands went to the court to huddle around her husband overwhelmed by emotion.Moving Roger Federer's farewell: Mirka also hugs Rafael NadalThe wife of the Swiss champion also wante
  • Will Rafael Nadal play again in 2022?

    Rafael Nadal's 2022 was exceptional, even if the usual physical problems were not lacking. The former world number 1 won the first two Slams of the season, the Australian Open and Roland Garros, leaving everyone speechless. Thanks to the help of Dr Cotorro, the Spanish phenomenon managed to ease the pain in his foot and he went to Wimbledon with the aim of winning his third title. However, an abdominal tear prevented him from playing the semifinal against Nick Kyrgios, forcing him to miss the Ca
  • Rafael Nadal sweeps away the retirement: "I don't think about it!"

    The tears that accompanied the last moments of Roger Federer's career also hide the fears of his friend and rival Rafael Nadal, who returned home after just over twenty-four hours in London and spoke of the emotions he experienced without particular filters.Nadal broke up during Federer's speech: "They were emotional and sad moments. On the one hand I had the enthusiasm and motivation to play that game, on the other hand I was nervous. Playing that game was an honor. We have. having said goodbye
  • Coach Ivan Ljubicic answers what made Roger Federer so special

    Coach Ivan Ljubicic was impressed by how Roger Federer approached life and his ability to keep a perfect balance.Ljubicic, who started working with Federer in 2016, worked with Federer all up until Federer's retirement. In an interview with Eurosport, Ljubicic was asked what Federer so special. "The way he is, the way he functions, the way he thinks and the way he deals with his life, with the things that are flying around him. There is so much going on, and he is able to deal with it
  • Norrie downs Uchida, through to Korea Open QF

    Norrie downs Uchida, through to Korea Open QF
    British No. 1 Cameron Norrie defeated Kaichi Uchida 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the last eight at the Korea Open in Seoul.
  • Novak Djokovic: 'Happy that the mini‐injury is now...'

    2022 was not an easy year for Novak Djokovic. The former world number 1 has in fact paid the consequences of his choice not to vaccinate against the Coronavirus and has not been able to compete in two Grand Slams. The Serbian champion has missed the Australian Open and the US Open, as well as suffering serious damage to his image. These were two events in which he would be the number 1 favorite for the final victory. As if that were not enough, Nole also had to give up all the American Masters 1

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