Saturday February 24 2018

Tennis

  • January 25, 2018

    Federer to play doubles match with Bill Gates

    Tennis icon Roger Federer and software tycoon Bill Gates will form a doubles pairing in a charity match in March. Federer – a 19-time grand slam champion – will take to the court alongside Microsoft co-founder Gates at ‘Match for Africa 5’ in San Jose on March 5. The Australian Open...

  • January 23, 2018

    Injured Nadal bows out of Australian Open to Cilic

    Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open hopes were dashed in cruel fashion as he retired through injury in the fifth set of his quarter-final against Marin Cilic. Former US Open champion Cilic produced a hugely impressive display on Rod Laver Arena, his stinging, flat forehands a particularly potent weapon throughout a contest that was brought...

  • January 16, 2018

    Dominant Federer makes light work of Bedene

    Roger Federer started the defence of his Australian Open title with a straightforward 6-3 6-4 6-3 triumph over Aljaz Bedene on Rod Laver Arena. The second seed, who is eyeing a 20th grand slam title at Melbourne Park, made short work of Bedene in the pair’s first meeting, although it...

  • November 20, 2017

    Former Wimbledon champion Novotna dies aged 49

    Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49. A statement from the WTA said Novotna, who had cancer, passed away peacefully on Sunday surrounded by her family. One of the leading players of the 1990s, Novotna famously broke her grand slam singles duck at Wimbledon in...

  • October 11, 2017

    Sensational Nadal shines in Shanghai

    Rafael Nadal began his quest for a record 31st ATP 1000 title with a comfortable straight-sets victory over a spirited Jared Donaldson at the Shanghai Masters. Heading into the event in China, the world number one is locked on 30 Masters titles with Novak Djokovic, but he has the opportunity...

  • October 11, 2017

    Kyrgios fined after controversial Shanghai exit

    Nick Kyrgios has been stripped of his prize money at the Shanghai Masters and fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct after another controversial retirement. The Australian quit midway through his match with Steve Johnson on Tuesday, citing illness and a shoulder injury for his decision. Kyrgios walked off court after losing the...

  • October 5, 2017

    Nadal outclasses Khachanov to reach last eight

    Rafael Nadal ominously dispatched Karen Khachanov in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open on Thursday. The world number one saved two match points in his first-round victory over Lucas Pouille in Beijing, but sealed a more commanding 6-3 6-3 win over the unseeded Khachanov. Aside from a shaky start...

  • August 21, 2017

    Nadal back as number one, after three year absence

    Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the world number one for the first time in three years in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday. The Spaniard, who learned he was going to reclaim the ATP summit a week ago, last topped the men’s charts in July 2014. The 31-year-old Spaniard,...

  • July 31, 2017

    Djokovic´s 10-year stay in top four comes to an end

    Novak Djokovic dropped out of the top four in the world rankings for the first time in a decade on Monday. The 12-time grand slam champion last week announced that he will not play again this year due to an elbow injury. Djokovic retired from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych...

  • July 26, 2017

    Djokovic to miss remainder of 2017

    Novak Djokovic will miss the US Open after confirming he will sit out the rest of the 2017 season due to an elbow injury. Djokovic was trailing 6-7 (2-7) 0-2 in the second set of his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych this month when the Serbian was forced to retire. After...

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