Andy Murray mourns exit from Australian Open

Andy Murray says he "gave everything" after he was knocked out of the Australian Open in the third round - and believes he can go further at future Grand Slam tournaments. The British player lost in four sets - 6-1 6-7 (7) 6-3 6-4 - to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut. The defeat came after Murray's … Continue reading Andy Murray mourns exit from Australian Open

Roger Federer retires from tennis

Wimbledon paid a fulsome tribute to Roger Federer after he announced he will retire after next week's Laver Cup on Thursday, thanking the Swiss legend who won a record eight men's titles there for "the memories and joy". "Roger, Where do we begin?" tweeted Wimbledon. "It's been a privilege to witness your journey and see … Continue reading Roger Federer retires from tennis

Kyrgios to appear in court

Kyrgios court date HAS BEEN postponed Wimbledon tennis finalist Nick Kyrgios court date to face a common assault charge has been postponed by three weeks.  The charge relates to an incident in January 2021 that was reported to Australian Capital Territory police in December.  Kyrgios was initially expected to face ACT Magistrates Court next Tuesday, … Continue reading Kyrgios to appear in court

Serena Williams to play again in Texas

Serena Williams signs up to play in Toronto as comeback continues Serena Williams will continue her comeback at the National Bank Open in Toronto next month. The 40-year-old played her first singles tournament for a year at Wimbledon, losing in the first round to Harmony Tan, but was non-committal on her plans going forward. However, … Continue reading Serena Williams to play again in Texas

Novak Djokovic beats UK’s Cameron Norrie, battles Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon final

Cameron Norrie gave Centre Court cause to dream before his brilliant Wimbledon run came to an end with a semi-final loss to defending champion Novak Djokovic. The British number one, who had never previously been past the third round of a grand slam, had taken full advantage of a favourable draw to become just the … Continue reading Novak Djokovic beats UK’s Cameron Norrie, battles Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon final

Is Rafael Nadal the GOAT in tennis?

Rafael Nadal won his 14th Roland Garros tennis crown on June 5. It was also his 22nd Grand Slam victory, which sets him apart from Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who each have 20 Grand Slams trophies. The Roland Garros singles final featured Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud; a 23-year-old Norwegian player ranked 8th in the world. King Felipe … Continue reading Is Rafael Nadal the GOAT in tennis?

Naomi Osaka withdraws from major tournament again

Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka withdrew from her semifinal match Saturday at a WTA tournament with an abdominal injury, allowing her opponent Veronika Kudermetova to advance to the final on a walkover. Naomi Osaka “I had a lot of fun playing here in Melbourne. Unfortunately I have an abdominal injury which I need to … Continue reading Naomi Osaka withdraws from major tournament again

Tennis star Novak Djokovic detained in Melbourne, facing deportation

Novak Djokovic’s lawyers filed court papers Saturday in his challenge against deportation from Australia that show the tennis star tested positive for COVID-19 last month and recovered, grounds he used in applying for a medical exemption to the country’s strict vaccination rules. Novak Djokovic The No. 1-ranked Djokovic was denied entry at the Melbourne airport … Continue reading Tennis star Novak Djokovic detained in Melbourne, facing deportation

WTA suspends tournaments in China over concern about Peng Shuai

The Women's Tennis Association is suspending all tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, WTA Chairman and CEO Steve Simon said in a statement released Wednesday. Peng Shuai The decision from the WTA comes after Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai alleged that she was sexually assaulted by China's former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli. The Chinese government deleted her post on … Continue reading WTA suspends tournaments in China over concern about Peng Shuai

Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal officially withdraw from Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka, with 24 Grand Slam titles between them, both withdrew from Wimbledon on Thursday with the Spanish star also pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics in a bid "to prolong my career". Rafael Nadal Nadal's snub of the Olympics was later followed by world number five Dominic Thiem also withdrawing from … Continue reading Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal officially withdraw from Wimbledon

Naomi Osaka opens up on mental health issues

The highest-paid female athlete in the world, tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, decided to leave the French Open at the end of May citing her battle with depression and anxiety. Her withdrawal from the tournament created a media frenzy, and divided journalists and fans. But it has also started a conversation about athletes and mental health that … Continue reading Naomi Osaka opens up on mental health issues

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Novak Djokovic and wife test positive for COVID-19

Novak Djokovic tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organised in Serbia and Croatia. The World No 1 ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar. His wife also tested … Continue reading Novak Djokovic and wife test positive for COVID-19