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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.(AP)

Petra Kvitova hopes for ‘easy’ US Open decision

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 01:45 PM IST
A number of top players, including world number ones Novak Djokovic and Ash Barty as well as reigning men’s champion Rafa Nadal are among those who have expressed concerns about going to Flushing Meadows.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer.(REUTERS)

Interesting to see if Novak Djokovic can regain momentum, says Chris Evert

MUMBAI | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 02:15 PM IST
The 33-year-old was on a 21-match unbeaten run before the season came to a halt in early March, winning the ATP Cup with Serbia, an eighth Australian Open title and a fifth Dubai Tennis Championships crown.
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in action(REUTERS)
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in action(REUTERS)

Major talk was too big too soon, says Stefanos Tsitsipas

Mumbai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 08:28 PM IST
The 21-year-old is ranked number six in the world and had announced he was “really close” to being crowned a Grand Slam champion after his triumph in the ATP Finals, which is contested by the top eight singles players and doubles teams.
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his final match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his final match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S.(REUTERS)

Not quite Wimbledon, but professional action resumes

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Eight players, including one-time Wimbledon conqueror of Rafa Nadal, Germany’s Dustin Brown, were in action at the Base Tennis centre, for the start of the four-day event.
Australia's Nick Kyrgios, the Mexican Open tennis tournament defending champion, plays a shot.(AP)
Australia's Nick Kyrgios, the Mexican Open tennis tournament defending champion, plays a shot.(AP)

Nick Kyrgios accuses Acapulco crowd of ‘disrespect’ after retiring hurt

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 02:54 PM IST
The Australian had delighted fans with some superb tennis en route to the title in Mexico last year but it was a different story on Tuesday when he was forced to quit the first-round clash after losing the opening set 6-3.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses his trophy after winning the match against Spain's Rafael Nadal.(REUTER)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses his trophy after winning the match against Spain's Rafael Nadal.(REUTER)

After starting with nothing, Djokovic determined to end up on top

MELBOURNE | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 11:17 PM IST
The Serbian claimed his 17th when he beat Austrian Dominic Thiem to win an eighth Australian Open title at Melbourne Park on Sunday.
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his quarter final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his quarter final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(REUTERS)

After Roger Federer last year, Rafael Nadal encounters tight Australian Open security

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2020 03:34 PM IST
Nadal was cleared to go through the barrier in the halls of Melbourne Park only when a second guard stepped in to familiarise his colleague with one of the sport’s greatest players.
Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka reacts during his match against Russia’s Medvedev.(REUTERS)
Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka reacts during his match against Russia’s Medvedev.(REUTERS)

Australian Open: Stan Wawrinka rallies to take down Daniil Medvedev for last eight spot

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Medvedev came into the contest having won both their career meetings at Grand Slams in four sets but the 2014 Australian Open champion took the opening set with a double break of the Russian’s serve.
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his match against France's Gael Monfils.(REUTERS)
Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his match against France's Gael Monfils.(REUTERS)

Dominic Thiem beats Gael Monfils, cruises to Australian Open quarterfinals

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 11:30 AM IST
Dominic Thiem swatted aside an error-prone Gael Monfils to book a maiden Australian Open quarter-final on Monday, with the Frenchman resorting to an underarm serve in desperation.
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the match against Argentina's Federico Delbonis.(REUTERS)
Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the match against Argentina's Federico Delbonis.(REUTERS)

Australian Open 2020: Rafa Nadal wastes chances as Delbonis frustrates him

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 06:58 PM IST
The Spanish world number one created 20 break opportunities but was constantly denied by the Argentine before he wrapped up a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 win on Rod Laver Arena.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev celebrates winning the match against Spain's Pedro Martinez(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev celebrates winning the match against Spain's Pedro Martinez(REUTERS)

Australian Open 2020: Medvedev overcomes Martinez, bleeding nose to advance in Melbourne

Melbourne | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 12:43 PM IST
After a hard-fought four-set win in the opening round against American Frances Tiafoe, who made the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park last year, Medvedev had a much easier outing against the 168th-ranked Martinez.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev attends a news conference.(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev attends a news conference.(REUTERS)

Australian Open 2020: Dannil Medvedev happy with the hype at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 09:26 AM IST
American great John McEnroe has tipped the US Open finalist as the man most likely to break the Grand Slam stranglehold of Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer at Melbourne Park.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the press conference(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the press conference(REUTERS)

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic the man to beat, again, at Melbourne Park

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 11:09 AM IST
The 32-year-old may never feel the affections of the crowd savoured by Federer and Spaniard Rafa Nadal but his record of 16 Grand Slam titles is proof that tennis is no popularity contest.
File photo of Roger Federer.(Reuters)
File photo of Roger Federer.(Reuters)

Australian Open 2020: ‘Aware I shouldn’t be favourite at 38 but...’ - Roger Federer opens up on title expectations

MELBOURNE | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 04:26 PM IST
The 20-times Grand Slam winner was scheduled to warmup for the year’s first major at the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia but withdrew to spend more time with his family.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after winning the final against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.(REUTERS)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates after winning the final against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina.(REUTERS)

Ashleigh Barty and Rafael Nadal claim season-ending ITF awards

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 11:09 PM IST
Barty, who quit tennis to play cricket in 2014 before returning to the game in 2016, became the first Australian to win the French Open since Margaret Court in 1973 when she beat Czech Marketa Vondrousova in June.
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas(REUTERS)
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas(REUTERS)

Stefanos Tsitsipas sets Grand Slam target for 2020

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 11:32 AM IST
Tsitsipas was unable to claim his first major title at this year’s Slams, two of which were won by the 33-year-old Nadal and two by the 32-year-old Djokovic, while the 38-year-old Federer came close to adding to his record 20 titles.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his group stage match against Russia's Karen Khachanov(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his group stage match against Russia's Karen Khachanov(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal sparks Spanish comeback, Canada into last eight

Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 09:45 AM IST
After generally disappointing attendances so far at the glitzy new version of the 119-year-old competition, a sell-out crowd in the cavernous 12,500-seat stadium roared the world number one to a 6-3 7-6(7) win over Russia’s Karen Khachanov.
Team Europe captain Bjorn Borg, vice-captain Thomas Enqvist, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Fabio Fognini, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal pose with the trophy after they win the Laver Cup(REUTERS)
Team Europe captain Bjorn Borg, vice-captain Thomas Enqvist, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Fabio Fognini, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal pose with the trophy after they win the Laver Cup(REUTERS)

Alexander Zverev completes Laver Cup win for Europe

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 08:59 AM IST
Borg’s Europe have now won the title in each of the three years the team event has been staged.
Team Europe lift the trophy after they win the Laver Cup.(REUTERS)
Team Europe lift the trophy after they win the Laver Cup.(REUTERS)

Alexander Zverev completes Laver Cup win for Europe

Geneva | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 01:09 PM IST
With Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, part of the supporting bench, Zverev showed immense composure to close out a 6-4 3-6 10-4 victory and hand Bjorn Borg’s team a 13-11 overall win.
Roger Federer of Switzerland with Rafael Nadal in Shanghai(Getty Images)
Roger Federer of Switzerland with Rafael Nadal in Shanghai(Getty Images)

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic plus Andy Murray confirmed for inaugural ATP Cup

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:58 PM IST
18 countries qualified for the nation-based tournament after the first round deadline on Friday, with hosts Australia given a wildcard spot
FILE PHOTO: Andy Murray(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Andy Murray(REUTERS)

Andy Murray hopes to be fit enough by next year to play Federer, Nadal

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 11:29 AM IST
Murray, who has dropped to 415 in the world rankings, will next compete in Zhuhai, Beijing and Shanghai in the Asian swing of the ATP tour this year, but the three-times major winner thinks that it will be 2020 before he is “maybe” able to face the challenge of playing Federer or Nadal
New York: Rafael Nadal, of Spain, hits a return to Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York.(AP)
New York: Rafael Nadal, of Spain, hits a return to Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York.(AP)

Path cleared for Nadal but obstacles remain at US Open

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 10:22 AM IST
While a well-rested Nadal has breezed through to the final four, dropping only one set and even enjoying a walkover in the second round, Berrettini has shed sweat and tears to claw his way this far
Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria(USA TODAY Sports)
Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria(USA TODAY Sports)

US Open 2019: ‘Baby Fed’ Dimitrov comes of age with Roger Federer upset

New York | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 10:31 AM IST
But the Bulgarian, who had been ranked as high as number three, has found some form on the New York hardcourts and claimed his first win in eight meetings with the 20-times Grand Slam winner.
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts to the crowd after defeating Hyeon Chung, of South Korea.(AP)
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts to the crowd after defeating Hyeon Chung, of South Korea.(AP)

Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal headline Day Eight at US Open

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 07:53 AM IST
Osaka, who brought 15-year-old American Coco Gauff’s New York run to an end in the third round, will kick off the day session inside Arthur Ashe Stadium when she faces Swiss 13th seed Belinda Bencic.
New York: Rafael Nadal, of Spain, serves to John Millman, of Australia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York.(AP)
New York: Rafael Nadal, of Spain, serves to John Millman, of Australia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York.(AP)

Nadal, holder Osaka continue U.S. Open bids on Day Four

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Nadal, who last won the U.S. Open title two years ago, headlines Thursday night’s action on Arthur Ashe Stadium with his contest against Thanasi Kokkinakis, who he defeated in 2014 in their only matchup to date
Nick Kyrgios of Australia serves against Steve Johnson of the United States.(USA TODAY Sports)
Nick Kyrgios of Australia serves against Steve Johnson of the United States.(USA TODAY Sports)

Nick Kyrgios faces investigation after accusing ATP of being corrupt

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 11:24 PM IST
Nick Kyrgios, famous for his outbursts on and off the court, managed to keep reasonably calm as he beat American Steve Johnson 6-3 7-6(1) 6-4 in his first round clash on Tuesday.
File image of Naomi Osaka(USA TODAY Sports)
File image of Naomi Osaka(USA TODAY Sports)

U.S. Open: Osaka, Nadal, Coco open campaigns on day two

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 09:44 AM IST
World number one Naomi Osaka begins her U.S. Open title defence on day two of the championships on Tuesday.
Daniil Medvedev (RUS) poses for a photo with the Rookwood Cup after defeating David Goffin (BEL)(USA TODAY Sports)
Daniil Medvedev (RUS) poses for a photo with the Rookwood Cup after defeating David Goffin (BEL)(USA TODAY Sports)

Marathon man Medvedev beats Goffin for Cincinnati crown

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 09:15 AM IST
It was the second title of the year for Medvedev, who had lost on the past two Sundays, to Nick Kyrgios in Washington and Rafa Nadal in Montreal.
Montreal: Rafael Nadal(AP)
Montreal: Rafael Nadal(AP)

Nadal to meet Medvedev for Montreal title after Monfils injury

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 09:47 AM IST
Eighth seed Medvedev prevailed 6-1 7-6(6) over Khachanov in a victory that will make him Russia’s top-ranked player on Monday but felt he should have finished his rival off earlier.
Daniil Medvedev(USA TODAY Sports)
Daniil Medvedev(USA TODAY Sports)

Daniil Medvedev stuns Thiem, Nadal survives scare in Montreal

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 07:41 PM IST
The Spaniard and will face either Gael Monfils or Roberto Bautista Agut, who will close out the action under the lights at IGA stadium.
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