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FILE PHOTO: Dark clouds drift over centre court during the finals match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 6, 2008. (REUTERS)

Star India renews its broadcast rights for Wimbledon

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 04:58 PM IST
As a part of the long-standing association between the AELTC and Star India, viewers and fans will get to watch the world’s top tennis players live in action on the grass courts of Wimbledon.
FILE PHOTO: Switzerland's Roger Federer(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Switzerland's Roger Federer(REUTERS)

Results not age key factor for Federer now, says Woodbridge

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:25 PM IST
Last week Federer confirmed that fitness issues after two knee operations in 2020 mean that fans will not see him in action at the Australian Open in February for the first time in more than two decades.
FILE PHOTO: Dark clouds drift over centre court during the finals match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Dark clouds drift over centre court during the finals match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo(REUTERS)

Wimbledon plans return in 2021, with or without fans

Wimbledon | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 06:08 PM IST
The tournament, canceled this year for the first time since 1945, is scheduled to run next year from June 28-July 11. It could be held at full capacity, reduced capacity or without fans, the club said.
Serena Williams returns a shot to her sister Venus Williams during the WTA tennis tournament in Nicholasville.(AP)
Serena Williams returns a shot to her sister Venus Williams during the WTA tennis tournament in Nicholasville.(AP)

Sibling rivalry: Serena Williams beats Venus to take 31st meeting

Lovington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 10:45 AM IST
Moments later, both headed to the court, each wearing a face covering — Serena sporting a leopard print design, Venus with a light blue medical mask — and were greeted not by the roars of an appreciative audience but basically by silence.
File image of Australian Open.(AP)
File image of Australian Open.(AP)

2021 Australian Open: Smaller crowds, player bio-security

Melbourne | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 09:39 AM IST
The pandemic forced the cancellation of Wimbledon and the postponement of the French Open to Sept. 27 to Oct. 11. The U.S. Open is set for Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.
Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 14, 2019 Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer(REUTERS)
Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 14, 2019 Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer(REUTERS)

Wimbledon to allocate prize money despite cancellation

Wimbledon | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 07:40 PM IST
After consulting with its insurance provider, club officials said 256 players who would have competed in the main draw will each receive 25,000 pounds ($31,000), while 224 players who would have competed in qualifying will each receive 12,500 pounds ($15,600).
Serena Williams (R) and Venus Williams of the United States attend an award ceremony following their Australian Open women's singles final in Melbourne on Jan. 28, 2017, in which Serena beat her older sister 6-4, 6-4. The Williams sisters last met in a Grand Slam final at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships. (Photo by Kyodo News Stills via Getty Images)(Kyodo News Stills via Getty Imag)
Serena Williams (R) and Venus Williams of the United States attend an award ceremony following their Australian Open women's singles final in Melbourne on Jan. 28, 2017, in which Serena beat her older sister 6-4, 6-4. The Williams sisters last met in a Grand Slam final at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships. (Photo by Kyodo News Stills via Getty Images)(Kyodo News Stills via Getty Imag)

Serena, Venus played 50 fewer times than Evert, Navratilova

Associated Press | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2020 04:08 PM IST
Evert knows that her series of matches through the years against Martina Navratilova — including five finals at Wimbledon, which should be happening right now but was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic — provided compelling contrasts in playing style and backstory.
Steffi Graf of Germany plays a forehand during Day 5 of the 1998 Wimbledon Championships played in Wimbledon, London, England.(Getty Images)
Steffi Graf of Germany plays a forehand during Day 5 of the 1998 Wimbledon Championships played in Wimbledon, London, England.(Getty Images)

On this day: Born June 14, 1969: Steffi Graf, German tennis player

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 06:39 PM IST
It was the year a 19-year-old Graf won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Olympics. The Golden Slam.
Representative image.(REUTERS)
Representative image.(REUTERS)

ITF chief advises players to seek local support during shutdown

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 11:54 PM IST
The tennis season was halted in early March due to the pandemic, leaving players in the lower tiers who rely on tournament winnings without the opportunity to earn a living.
This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round blue objects), also known as novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab which was isolated from a patient in US.(Via Reuters)
This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round blue objects), also known as novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab which was isolated from a patient in US.(Via Reuters)

Grim US projections, Wimbledon cancelled: Covid-19 news from around the world

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 11:47 AM IST
Here are the top stories on Covid-19 pandemic from around the world today.
Representative image.(AP)
Representative image.(AP)

Wimbledon 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 10:06 PM IST
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Wednesday decided to cancel the historic Wimbledon Championships, in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Benoit Paire of France speaks with umpire Gianluca Moscarella at the 2019 Wimbledon Tennis Championships.(AP)
Benoit Paire of France speaks with umpire Gianluca Moscarella at the 2019 Wimbledon Tennis Championships.(AP)

Wimbledon 2020 to be ‘cancelled’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 05:03 PM IST
According to German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff, the Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the 2020 tournament on Wednesday.
Tennis - Australian Open - Men's Singles Final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - February 3, 2020. Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after winning his match against Austria's Dominic Thiem. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Men's Singles Final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - February 3, 2020. Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after winning his match against Austria's Dominic Thiem. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)

‘Was on the brink of losing the match’ - Dizzy, dehydrated Novak Djokovic on eighth Australian Open title win

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 09:27 PM IST
The indomitable Serb stretched his unbeaten streak this season to 13 but he had to rally from two sets to one down to beat the courageous fifth-seeded Austrian 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a nearly four-hour marathon.
Roger Federer waves after his match against Australia's John Millman.(REUTERS)
Roger Federer waves after his match against Australia's John Millman.(REUTERS)

Roger Federer finds ‘super breaker’ to his liking after escaping defeat

MELBOURNE | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 11:29 PM IST
For the first time Federer experienced the Australian Open’s unique system for ending prolonged contests, a so-called ‘super breaker’ -- a first to 10-point tiebreak activated when the score reaches six games all in deciding sets.
Switzerland's Roger Federer(AP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer(AP)

Australian Open: ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Roger Federer

Melbourne | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 01:42 PM IST
Federer said ahead of the tournament that he had low expectations at the year’s opening Grand Slam after missing the warm-up ATP Cup to spend more time with his family.
Coco Gauff reacts during her first round singles match against compatriot Venus Williams.(AP)
Coco Gauff reacts during her first round singles match against compatriot Venus Williams.(AP)

Coco Gauff stuns Venus Williams in Australian Open first round

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 12:51 PM IST
Coco Gauff shone on her Australian Open debut on Monday as she knocked Venus Williams out of the first round in a repeat of her stunning victory over the seven-times Grand Slam champion in the Wimbledon opener last year.
File image of Roger Federer(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Roger Federer(Action Images via Reuters)

Australian Open: Roger Federer eyeing another miracle in Melbourne

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Federer is bidding for a seventh Australian Open title and a record-extending 21st Grand Slam trophy but will require a near-perfect fortnight and a slice of fortune to achieve it.
Serena Williams reacts after winning a point.(AP)
Serena Williams reacts after winning a point.(AP)

Serena Williams drops set before reaching Auckland Classic quarters

Auckland | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 11:01 AM IST
It took Serena Williams two hours to put away the 27-year-old McHale and advance to a quarter-final with Germany’s Laura Siegemund, who ousted teen prodigy Coco Gauff in the second round.
File photo of Switzerland's Roger Federer.(AFP)
File photo of Switzerland's Roger Federer.(AFP)

Federer says a star’s legacy isn’t at risk with late decline

Dubai | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 01:21 PM IST
Federer recognizes that continuing to play tennis at a high level long past the age when many greats of the past were done (his idol, Pete Sampras, competed for the final time at 31) means he repeatedly faces questions.
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.
Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic celebrates winning against Fabio Fognini of Italy.(REUTERS)
Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic celebrates winning against Fabio Fognini of Italy.(REUTERS)

Tomas Berdych to announce retirement on Saturday

Prague | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 09:09 PM IST
Berdych’s father Martin broke the news to the Czech tabloid Blesk on Wednesday and Berdych himself then recorded a tweet confirming the retirement.
ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 12, 2019 Austria's Dominic Thiem reacts during his group stage match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien(Action Images via Reuters)
ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 12, 2019 Austria's Dominic Thiem reacts during his group stage match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien(Action Images via Reuters)

Thiem into ATP Finals semis as Djokovic and Federer face shootout

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 09:53 AM IST
Federer and Djokovic will face off on Thursday in a repeat of this year’s Wimbledon final to determine who else will progress from Group Bjorn Borg.
A file photo of Novak Djokovic (L) and Roger Federer.(USA TODAY Sports)
A file photo of Novak Djokovic (L) and Roger Federer.(USA TODAY Sports)

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic drawn in same ATP finals group

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 10:42 PM IST
Their group clash in London will only be the best of three sets -- Austria’s two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem and Italian Matteo Berrettini make up the quartet.
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Australia's Alex de Minaur(REUTERS)
Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Australia's Alex de Minaur(REUTERS)

Federer beats De Minaur for ‘unbelievable’ 10th Basel title

Basel | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 08:48 AM IST
The 38-year-old had to control his emotions as he drew a loud and heartfelt standing ovation from his home public during the presentation of his 103rd career trophy.
Simona Halep of Romania(USA TODAY Sports)
Simona Halep of Romania(USA TODAY Sports)

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep targets strong finish in Asia

Wuhan (China) | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 01:20 PM IST
A solid contender for clinching one of the six remaining spots in the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, sixth-ranked Halep also has a shot at finishing the year as world number one for a third consecutive time with a strong finish to the season in Asia
Legendary tennis player Roger Federer had developed an interest in the game very early in his life. By the age of 6, he had become the best player in his age group in his home city Basel, Switzerland.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)
Legendary tennis player Roger Federer had developed an interest in the game very early in his life. By the age of 6, he had become the best player in his age group in his home city Basel, Switzerland.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)

Roger Federer: One of tennis’ all-time greats

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 11:54 AM IST
Counted among all-time great tennis players, he has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles which is more than anyone in the sport’s history. Currently, he is third in the ATP rankings.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Daniil Medvedev(USA TODAY Sports)
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Daniil Medvedev(USA TODAY Sports)

‘Feel comfortable here’: Clay fiend Rafael Nadal finds unlikely second home at US Open

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 10:17 AM IST
Nadal’s epic victory over Daniil Medvedev secured the Spaniard his fourth US Open crown, leaving him one shy of the Open era record of five titles belonging to long-time rival Federer, Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors.
Matteo Berrettini of Italy serves to Andrey Rublev of Russia in a fourth round match.(USA TODAY Sports)
Matteo Berrettini of Italy serves to Andrey Rublev of Russia in a fourth round match.(USA TODAY Sports)

Italy’s Matteo Berrettini through to US Open quarter-finals

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 07:09 AM IST
Berrettini, the 24th seed, eased to a 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) win over Russia’s 43rd-ranked Andrey Rublev to reach the last eight at a Grand Slam for the first time.
Naomi Osaka (L) of Japan comforts Coco Gauff of the US.(AFP)
Naomi Osaka (L) of Japan comforts Coco Gauff of the US.(AFP)

Coco Gauff takes doubles win after tearful US Open singles exit

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 05:35 AM IST
The 15-year-old US sensation who made the fourth round at Wimbledon in July was routed 6-3, 6-0 by 21-year-old Japanese world number one Osaka on Saturday, her tears after the loss prompting Osaka to entice her to stay on court and speak to the crowd.
Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, stretches for a return against Qiang Wang, of China.(AP)
Ashleigh Barty, of Australia, stretches for a return against Qiang Wang, of China.(AP)

Ashleigh Barty toasts ‘hell of a year’ after US Open exit

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 12:46 AM IST
Barty, the second seed from Australia, was bundled out by China’s Wang Qiang after an error-strewn performance, but the 23-year-old was keen to put her season’s work into perspective.
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