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Happy birthday Roger Federer: Swiss great turns 39
Zurich, Aug 8 (IANS) Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer turned 39 on Saturday. The Swiss has been at the top of his sport for nearly two decades, first breaking into the top 10 of the world rankings in October 2002 and becoming number one for the first time in February 2004.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Top-seeded Petra Martic reaches Palermo Open semis
Rome, Aug 8 (IANS) Top-seeded Petra Martic defeated Belarussian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to advance to the semi-final of the ongoing Palermo Open.
2020-08-08
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
US Open: Svitolina, Bertens latest tennis stars to withdraw
New York, Aug 7 (IANS) World No.5 Elina Svitolina and No.7 Kiki Bertens on Friday became the latest tennis stars to pull out of this year's US Open citing COVID-19 concerns. Earlier, World No.1 Ashleigh Barty too had withdrawn from the Grand Slam in New York.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
COVID-19: NSW offers to host 2021 Australian Open
Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has offered to host the 2021 edition of the Australian Open alongwith other sporting events that are usually held in neighbouring Victoria.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Kim Clijsters, Andy Murray get wild cards for 2020 US Open
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Former US Open champions and world No. 1 players Kim Clijsters and Andy Murray have received wild cards for the 2020 US Open, which is slated to begin from August 31.
2020-08-07
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Dimitrov 'uncertain' over US Open participation after battling past COVID-19
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov remains uncertain over his participation at this year's US Open as he tries to regain his full fitness after battling past COVID-19 recently.
2020-08-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Haven't been home this long in 25 years, says Federer
Zurich, Aug 5 (IANS) Swiss great Roger Federer has said that he hasn't been home for this long in 25 years as he has been during the coronavirus enforced lockdown. Federer last played at the 2020 Australian Open in January following which a knee surgery forced him to call off the rest of his 2020 season.
2020-08-05
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Top seed Wang Qiang suffers shock exit at CTA Tour
Kunming, Aug 5 (IANS) China's top female tennis player Wang Qiang crashed out of the Chinese Tennis Association (CTA) Tour after losing in a three-set thriller 6-4, 4-6, 6-10 against Yang Ziyi in the round of 16 on Wednesday.
2020-08-05
Category: International, China,Sports,Tennis
Sumit Nagal gets direct entry into US Open men's singles draw
New York, Aug 5 (IANS) India tennis star Sumit Nagal has gained direct entry into this year's US Open men's singles draw after a string a top-ranked players pulled out of the competition citing coronavirus concerns.
2020-08-05
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open amid COVID-19 concerns
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Defending champion Rafael Nadal has decided to pull out of this year's US Open amid concerns over COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-05
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Ahead of US Open, Murray receives Cincinnati wild card
New York, Aug 4 (IANS) Two-time champion Andy Murray is among the four players who have been handed wild card for this month's Western & Southern Open.
2020-08-04
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Andy Murray 'willing to take risk' to participate at US Open
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Former World No.1 Andy Murray has confirmed he will be participating at this year's US Open if it goes ahead as planned. The US Open is currently scheduled to be held from August 31 with the Cincinnati Open being held at the Flushing Meadows before that from August 22.
2020-08-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Alexander Zverev unsure over US Open participation
Hamburg, Aug 3 (IANS) World No.7 Alexander Zverev remains unsure over his participation at this season's US Open due to implications put forward by coronavirus pandemic in New York.
2020-08-03
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Kyrgios pulls out of US Open due to COVID-19 fears
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Tennis star Nick Kyrgios on Sunday pulled out of this year's US Open, saying his decision was made keeping in mind "the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives".
2020-08-02
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Federer to send 'rooftop tennis' sensations to Nadal's academy
Rome, Aug 1 (IANS) Remember the two Italian girls who became an internet sensation after a video of them playing rooftop tennis in the city of Liguria earlier this year went viral?
2020-08-01
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Ash Barty pulls out of US Open due to COVID-19 fears
Sydney, July 30 (IANS) World No. 1 women's tennis player Ashleigh Barty has pulled out of this year's US Open due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-30
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Do you have rocks in your head: Kyrgios lashes out at Coric
Melbourne, July 29 (IANS) Australia tennis star Nick Kyrgios once again trained his guns at a participant who took part in Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour last month. This time, it was Borna Coric, who was slammed by Kyrgios for not paying heed to his comments regarding the ill-fated exhibition event.
2020-07-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Former tennis World No.2 Radwanska gives birth to baby boy
Warsaw, July 28 (IANS) Former tennis World No.2 Agnieszka Radwanska has given birth to her first child. Radwanska made the announcement on her Instagram handle and shared the first photos of her son Jakub.
2020-07-28
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Tennis
WTA Pan Pacific Open scheduled to be held in Tokyo cancelled due to COVID-19
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) The WTA Pan Pacific Open, due to take place at Tokyo's Ariake Tennis Park in November, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said on Tuesday.
2020-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
Not ready to compete at the highest level: Dimitrov
Nice (France), July 27 (IANS) World No.19 Grigor Dimitrov has conceded that he isn't ready to play top-level tennis yet after recovering from COVID-19 recently. Dmitrov was one of the few players who had tested positive for the deadly virus after taking part in Novak Djokovic's disastrous Adria Tour exhibition event last month.
2020-07-27
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Mentally I'm planning for US Open to go ahead, says Murray
London, July 27 (IANS) Britains Andy Murray will be apprehensive about travelling to New York for the US Open amid the COVID-19 pandemic but the former world number is mentally prepared for the Grand Slam. The US Open is due to start on August 31 behind closed doors at the Flushing Meadows.
2020-07-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
'It's creeping me out': Osaka upset for being criticised on swimsuit pictures
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Rising tennis star Naomi Osaka has said that she is "creeped out" by fans who urge her to maintain her "innocent image" in apparent response to social media comments on her being pictured in swimwear.
2020-07-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Halep pulls out of Palermo Ladies Open, organisers disappointed
Rome, July 26 (IANS) World No. 2 Simona Halep has pulled out from next month's Palermo Ladies Open after Italy's decision to impose a mandatory quarantine for people coming from Romania and Bulgaria amid the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Sunday.
2020-07-26
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Australian star Stosur to skip rest of 2020 season
Sydney, July 26 (IANS) 2011 US Open champion and former doubles world no.1 Samantha Stosur stated that she will take the rest of 2020 off after her partner gave birth to the couple's first child last month.
2020-07-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Federer looking to return to training in August, says coach
Zurich, July 25 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer is looking to return to training in August, his coach Severin Luthi said. The 20-time Grand Slam winner had decided to cut short his 2020 season after struggling with a knee injury.
2020-07-25
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
ATP, WTA cancel all tennis tournaments in China due to COVID-19
New York, July 24 (IANS) All tennis tournaments slated to be held in China this year, including the Shanghai Masters and the WTA Finals, have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ATP and WTA announced on Friday.
2020-07-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Murray, Konta to feature in Battle of Brits Team Tennis tournament
London, July 23 (IANS) Former World Number 1 Andy Murray and current British No.1 Joanna Konta are set to participate in the Battle of Brits Team Tennis tournament, which is being organised by Jamie Murray.
2020-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
ITF announces plans to resume play on four tours
London, July 23 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced initial plans to resume play on four of its tours -- ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors, the ITF Seniors Tour, the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and the ITF Beach Tennis World Tour.
2020-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Simona Halep signs up for Prague event
Prague, July 23 (IANS) World No.2 Simona Halep has committed to the Prague event scheduled to be held next month.
2020-07-23
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic returns to training after recovering from COVID-19
Belgrade, July 19 (IANS) World No 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has returned to training after recovering from coronavirus.
2020-07-19
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Tennis
We only talk about Novak's flaws and Federer's strength, says Simon
Paris, July 19 (IANS) Veteran French tennis player Gilles Simon criticised the 'media game' that surrounds Novak Djokovic and the unfair treatment the Serbian World No.1 gets as compared to Swiss great Roger Federer.
2020-07-19
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis
Will take a call on next move once full tennis calendar is out, says Paes (IANS Exclusive)
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Tennis legend Leander Paes will wait for the game to start again in full flow on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic before taking a call on his peerless career spanning three decades.
2020-07-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Wawrinka one of the greatest of all time, says coach
Zurich, July 16 (IANS) Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka is one of the greatest players of all time, according to the 35-year-old's long-time coach Magnus Norman.
2020-07-16
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
US Open restrictions makes participation risky: Thiem
New York, July 14 (IANS) Austrian World No.3 Dominic Thiem said that the restrictions that are in place for players in this year's US Open makes it extremely risky to participate in the Grand Slam.
2020-07-14
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Federer almost the perfect tennis player on and off court: Edberg
Stockholm, July 14 (IANS) Former Swedish World No.1 Stefan Edberg said that Swiss great Roger Federer is set apart by the kind of all-round ability that he possesses. Edberg coached Federer between January 2014 and December 2015.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Tennis
My father gave me 2 years to succeed or go back to school: Federer
Zurich, July 11 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer said that his father had given him an ultimatum of two years to find success in the sport. Federer said that while his parents supported him a lot financially to become a professional during his younger days, they were not sure if their son would find success in the fiercely competitive sport.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Stokes becomes second-fastest to 150 wickets & 4000 runs in Tests
Southampton, July 11 (IANS) Stand-in England captain Ben Stokes added another feather into his already illustrious cap as he achieved the rare feat of 150 wickets and 4000 runs in the longest format.
2020-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Never stopped believing: Nadal on epic 2008 Wimbledon final
London, July 11 (IANS) After two consecutive losses in 2006 and 2007 to Roger Federer in the final of the Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal finally managed to beat his arch rival in 2008 in a match that is regarded as one of the greatest of all time in the history of the sport.
2020-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Serena will have fresh perspective when tennis returns, feels Evert
New York, July 11 (IANS) Tennis great Chris Evert feels Serena Williams can make the most of this Covid-19 induced lockdown and aim to clinch a 24th Grand Slam title.
2020-07-11
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Good for tennis it can compete with others sports financially, says Federer
Zurich, July 11 (IANS) Tennis legend Roger Federer feels it is good for the sport that players are getting financially stronger and can compete in that aspect with other disciplines.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
AELTC to distribute 2020 Wimbledon prize money among 620 players
London, July 10 (IANS) The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced on Friday that the prize money set aside for this year's cancelled Wimbledon Championships will be distributed among the 620 players whose world ranking would have enabled them to gain entry into the grass court Grand Slam by direct acceptance into the Main Draw or Qualifying event.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Jamie Murray latest to express doubts on US Open participation
London, July 10 (IANS) Seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner Jamie Murray became the latest player to express doubts about travelling to the United States for the US Open that starts on August 31. Murray said that the US seems to have regressed in the battle against coronavirus and the increased number of cases in the country means that he would be more comfortable staying back.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
WTA adds two events to 2020 provisional calendar
Florida, July 10 (IANS) The WTA has announced that two more additional tournaments, the Prague Open in the Czech Republic and the Top Seed Open in Lexington, have been added to the provisional 2020 calendar, which now features 21 tournaments.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Sports,Tennis
My rivals have faced fewer injuries than I have had to face: Nadal
Madrid, July 9 (IANS) Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has revealed a lesser number of injuries would have helped his already illustrious career further, saying that is the only thing he envies about his rivals.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Clijsters steps up comeback with World Team Tennis
New York, July 9 (IANS) Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Kim Clijsters is all-set to ramp up her professional comeback when she participates in the World Team Tennis (WTT) tournament starting Sunday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Djokovic still undecided over US Open participation
Belgrade, July 8 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has said that he is still not sure of participating in the US Open and that there is a "witch-hunt" against him after the events of his ill-fated Adria Tour.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Tennis
AITA awaits court's decision before acting on molestation & age-fraud charge
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has asked for an explanation from Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) on the topic of a junior player being allegedly molested by five players and of them being allegedly overage. However, it will have to wait until the court pronounces its judgement on the topic before taking any action on the issue, said AITA Secretary General Hironmoy Chatterjee.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
ATP announces adjustments to rankings due to COVID-19
London, July 7 (IANS) The ATP has said it will make 'adjustments' for calculating the men's tennis world rankings when the season resumes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Confident about being at 100 per cent ahead of next season: Federer
Zurich, July 6 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer expects to be at 100 per cent ahead of next season considering he was able to get a long break from the game due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
French Open director feels overconfidence led to Adria Open fiasco
Paris, July 6 (IANS) French Open tournament director Guy Forget trained his guns towards World No.1 Novak Djokovic and other tennis stars who took part in the Adria Open last month.
2020-07-06
Category: International, France,Sports,Tennis