Dominic Thiem joins Djokovic in skipping Paris Masters

Save articles for later Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. Austrian Dominic Thiem has joined world No.1 Novak Djokovic in pulling out of next week's Paris Masters after struggling with blisters in his foot during the Vienna Open. US Open champion Thiem complained of the problem after his title defence in Vienna ended in the quarter-finals on Friday. Thiem would have had little time to recover as the final ATP Masters 1000 event […]

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Novak Djokovic thrashed by world No 42 Lorenzo Sonego who hails ‘best match of my life’

Lorenzo Sonego toasted “the best match in my life” after shocking world number one Novak Djokovic to reach the semi-finals of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. Djokovic was comfortably out-played by his unseeded Italian opponent, who sealed a 6-2, 6-1 win and will now meet British number one Dan Evans in the last four. Sonego, 25, who owns a solitary tour win compared Djokovic’s haul of 81, had never beaten or taken a set from a top-10 opponent before. […]

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‘He blew me off the court’: Djokovic’s pants pulled down by no-name Italian

Novak Djokovic suffered his heaviest ever defeat in a three-set match on Saturday when he was knocked out of the Vienna ATP tournament by lucky loser Lorenzo Sonego, stalling his bid to wrap up the year-end world number one ranking for a sixth time. Italian Sonego, ranked 42 and who had initially lost in qualifying last weekend, is the first lucky loser ever to beat Djokovic. His 6-2, 6-1 quarter-final stunner was 33-year-old Djokovic’s heaviest ever defeat. The only other […]

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Stripping UMass women’s tennis of Atlantic 10 championship could be the worst miscarriage of NCAA justice, ever

For the meager sum of $252, the University of Massachusetts Amherst purchased a competitive advantage for one of its athletic teams. That’s some slick financial sleight-of-hand, wouldn’t you say? The person responsible for this sorcery ought to be calculating salary cap numbers for the Pittsburgh Steelers, or perhaps running a presidential campaign. How did so little money elevate UMass women’s tennis to the 2017 Atlantic 10 Conference championship? How did the $126 that was Brittany Collens’ share of this windfall […]

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Bertens to miss Australian Open after Achilles surgery

Save articles for later Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. Amsterdam: Top 10 tennis player Kiki Bertens will miss the start of next season, including the Australian Open, after having surgery on her left Achilles tendon. The 28-year-old from the Netherlands announced the news on Instagram on Tuesday, posting a picture of herself in a hospital bed with her leg in a cast. Top-10 player Kiki Bertens will miss the Australian Open after […]

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Novak Djokovic says matching Pete Sampras’ season-ending No 1 achievement would be amazing

Novak Djokovic has admitted matching Pete Sampras’ season-ending No 1 achievement would be “a dream come true”. American legend Sampras finished top of the rankings in six consecutive years between 1993 and 1998. Djokovic is currently level with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for five seasons on top – 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018 and he’s heading towards No 1 spot this year too, which would equal Sampras’ record. The Serb is also looking to overtake Federer’s 310 weeks […]

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Norrie knocked out at the Astana Open after having match point

Cameron Norrie knocked out in cruel fashion at the Astana Open after having match point against Jordan Thompson Cameron Norrie had victory in sight but Jordan Thompson stepped up his game Norrie beat world No 9 Diego Schwartzman in the first round of the US Open The biggest victory of Thompson’s career came in 2017 against Andy Murray Cameron Norrie was agonisingly knocked out at the first-round stage of the Astana Open after being on match point against Jordan Thompson.  […]

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Dan Evans wins quarter-final against Karen Khachanov in Antwerp

British No 1 Dan Evans made it through to the semi-finals of the European Open in Antwerp after winning a spicy encounter against Karen Khachanov. Evans’ hopes of becoming the third successive Briton to win the tournament are still alive after a 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 victory over the third seed, who was lucky to avoid disqualification. The match was marred by an explosive rant by Khachanov towards umpire Adel Nour, furious at a line call in a second set […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Wimbledon to increase diversity of its governance

EXCLUSIVE: Wimbledon to increase diversity of its governance with former British No 1 Anne Keothavong set to become first member of its main committee from a BAME background Wimbledon are set to appoint its first BAME main committee member   Anne Keothavong will join the 12-person board by the end of the year Her elevation will mean there is no longer a lack of BAME representation  Andy Murray has been vocal in the lack of ethnic diversity in the tennis authority […]

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Tennis great Billie Jean King and Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn join NWSL’s Angel City investors

Tennis great Billie Jean King and Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn are among a slew of additional investors announced by the National Women’s Soccer League’s Los Angeles-based expansion franchise. The franchise, which will known as Angel City Football Club, will become the NWSL’s 11th team when they begin playing in 2022. Federer expects Australian Open return Wimbledon considering three scenarios for 2021 Among the dozens who joined an already star-studded cast of investors are Women’s National Basketball Association great Candace […]

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