BERLIN - Alexander Zverev has hired David Ferrer as a coach on a trial basis, the seventh-ranked German said Wednesday.Zverev wrote on Instagram that he "could not be more excited to get to work" after teaming up for a "trial period" ...
Jul 9, 2020
GRIGOR Dimitrov has tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where top-ranked Novak Djokovic was due to play in the final.Dimitrov, ranked No. 19 and a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist, is ...
Jun 22, 2020
MADISON Keys, the 2017 US Open runner-up, has not played a real tennis match since January, so she was thrilled when a partial schedule was released for the sport's true return after its coronavirus-forced hiatus."Halfway through the ...
Jun 20, 2020
LONDON - Roger Federer will be out of competitive tennis until the start of the 2021 season because of a setback in his recovery from surgery on his right knee.The 20-time Grand Slam champion on Wednesday posted a statement on Twitter ...
Jun 10, 2020
MADRID - If given the option, Rafael Nadal said he would scrap this season entirely so tennis could resume normally in 2021.The second-ranked Spaniard, who is 33 years old and has won 19 Grand Slam titles, said he hoped to resume ...
May 6, 2020
MADRID - Rafael Nadal says it will be "very difficult" for tennis to return to action any time soon and is concerned about the risk of injuries when the sport resumes.Nadal spoke in a joint interview with NBA player Pau Gasol that ...
Apr 28, 2020
SO here's a dose of realism - or surrealism - for the first video game tournament of the coronavirus pandemic involving professional tennis players: A match supposedly was postponed on Monday because of Rafael Nadal's balky back, except the tournament ...
Apr 28, 2020
ROGER Federer used a string of tweets on Wednesday to call for the merger of the governing bodies for the men's and women's professional tennis tours, sparking a conversation among players and fans.The 20-time Grand Slam ...
Apr 23, 2020
EVER wondered what a chat between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal might sound like? How about Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray or Stan Wawrinka?Fans got the rare chance to watch the Big Three - and two other owners of multiple Grand Slam ...
Apr 21, 2020
NOVAK Djokovic says he spoke with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal about working with the ATP to set up a fund to help lower-ranked tennis players financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.During an IG live session he held with three- ...
Apr 19, 2020
NEW YORK - The US Open tennis tournament is changing the brand of its court surfaces for the first time in more than 40 years.The US Tennis Association announced Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) it has a five-year agreement for the Billie ...
Mar 24, 2020
THE ATP and WTA professional tennis tours suspended all competition through at least June 7 because of the new coronavirus pandemic and froze their rankings Wednesday "until further notice."In a rare joint statement by the men's and women' ...
Mar 19, 2020
THE postponement of the BNP Paribas Open in Southern California because of the coronavirus has done more than temporarily idle the men's and women's pro tennis tours. It has jolted the Coachella Valley's economy during peak ...
Mar 10, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - The Australian Open says prize money for the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of next year will be increased by 13.6 percent to 71 million Australian dollars (US$49.1 million).Tournament organizers said in a statement on Tuesday ...
Dec 24, 2019
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Roger Federer arrives for his interview at the precise appointed time, steering his white sedan into a parking spot in an industrial area dotted by art galleries about 15 minutes from his luxury apartment in this home-away- ...
Dec 19, 2019
MADRID - Organizers are already considering changes to the new Davis Cup.The first edition of the Davis Cup Finals is not yet over but the CEO of the group behind the revamped team competition said things need to improve.Kosmos Tennis CEO ...
Nov 23, 2019
MADRID - Rafael Nadal is back at the top of the ATP rankings, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since November 2018.The 33-year-old Spaniard has become the second-oldest No. 1 player. Roger Federer led the rankings ...
Nov 5, 2019
PARIS - Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka for the 19th time in 22 meetings, winning, 6-4, 6-4, on Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals.The two players share 22 Grand Slams, but Nadal has 19 of them and once again ...
Nov 1, 2019
BASEL, Switzerland - Playing in his 1,500th tour-level match, Roger Federer needed just 53 minutes to cruise past German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk, 6-2, 6-1, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) at his hometown Swiss Indoors event.The nine-time Basel ...
Oct 22, 2019
ANTWERP, Belgium - Andy Murray claimed his first ATP tour title in more than 2-1/2 years at the European Open on Sunday in only his sixth singles tournament since returning from hip surgery in January.The 32-year-old Murray rallied ...
Oct 21, 2019
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