THE number of players in hard quarantine swelled to 72 ahead of the Australian Open after a fifth positive coronavirus test was returned from the charter flights bringing players, coaches, officials and media to Melbourne for the season-opening tennis major. That ...
Jan 18, 2021
WHEN the 2020 men's tennis season ended at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal captured a common sentiment that still holds true as the 2021 tennis season is set to begin this week."The world is suffering a lot, so we ...
Jan 6, 2021
VIENNA - Novak Djokovic lost for only the third time this year after a listless effort in the Erste Bank Open quarterfinals and walked away happy on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).The top-ranked Djokovic lost his first meeting with 42nd-ranked Lorenzo ...
Oct 31, 2020
PARIS - Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles by producing a nearly perfect performance against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final.Nadal equaled long-time rival Federer for the most major singles tennis championships won by a man ...
Oct 12, 2020
PARIS - At the mere mention of Novak Djokovic's name, at the mere thought of sharing a court with a 17-time Grand Slam champion and the French Open's No. 1-seeded man, Daniel Elahi Galan broke into a ...
Oct 2, 2020
ROME - For four or five days after being defaulted from the US Open, Novak Djokovic did some serious soul searching.Then he got back on the tennis court - and since then it's been fairly straightforward, at least in terms of ...
Sep 22, 2020
ROME - Rafael Nadal still has to shed some rustiness following a seven-month break from tennis as he prepares to chase a record-extending 13th French Open title.Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, still appears to have some anger issues two weeks after getting ...
Sep 20, 2020
ROME - Novak Djokovic behaved better Wednesday in his first match since being defaulted from the US Open.The top-ranked Serb was mostly courteous with the chair umpire and had no interaction with the line judges during a 6-3, 6-2 ...
Sep 17, 2020
ROME - Novak Djokovic learned "a big lesson" after being disqualified from the U.S. Open for unintentionally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball.The incident eight days ago marked a stunning end to Djokovic's 29-match winning ...
Sep 14, 2020
NEW YORK - A US Open unlike any other finished unlike any other - and Dominic Thiem constructed a comeback the likes of which hadn't been seen in 71 years.After dropping the opening two sets against Alexander Zverev on Sunday (Monday, ...
Sep 14, 2020
NEW YORK - Novak Djokovic was kicked out of the US Open for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a tennis ball after dropping a game in his fourth-round match on Sunday (Monday, Manila time), a stunning end to ...
Sep 7, 2020
MEN to watch at the U.S. Open in New York, where play is scheduled to begin Monday (Tuesday, Manila time):Ranked: 1Country: SerbiaAge: 33Career Singles Titles: 79Grand Slam Singles Titles: 17 - U.S. Open (3: 2011, 2015, 2018), Australian Open (7: ...
Aug 28, 2020
BELGRADE, Serbia - Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested negative for the coronavirus, his media team said on Thursday, 10 days after announcing they had contracted the disease.The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition ...
Jul 2, 2020
ZAGREB, Croatia - Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, who now coaches Novak Djokovic and attended the top-ranked player's exhibition series in Serbia and Croatia, said on Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus.The Croatian great, who won his ...
Jun 27, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Tennis players in Australia will have a chance to compete for prize money for the first time since March in a UTR pro series starting this weekend in Sydney and continuing in city hubs across the country from next week. ...
Jun 24, 2020
BELGRADE, Serbia - Novak Djokovic tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia.The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing ...
Jun 23, 2020
BELGRADE, Serbia - Novak Djokovic's charity tennis exhibition series, combined with an overall softening of coronavirus restrictions in Serbia and Croatia, has been followed by an increase in the number of positive cases among professional athletes.Two tennis players ranked among the ...
Jun 22, 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
BRISBANE, Australia - Ash Barty has joined the ranks of high-profile players concerned over the staging of the US Open while there's still so much uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic.The women's No. 1 hasn't had ...
Jun 15, 2020
BELGRADE, Serbia - There was no social distancing and few among the thousands of fans wore face masks - and Novak Djokovic approved.The fans filled the makeshift stands on Friday at Djokovic's Belgrade tennis club on the banks of the Danube ...
Jun 13, 2020
BELGRADE, Serbia - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is thinking of skipping the US Open - if it is played - and instead returning to competition on clay ahead of the rescheduled French Open.Speaking to Serbia's state broadcaster RTS on Tuesday, Djokovic said ...
Jun 10, 2020
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