Roger Federer donates £860,000 to aid Switzerland’s fight against pandemic

Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, have donated one million Swiss Francs (£860,000) to aid vulnerable families during the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Switzerland is one of the worst affected nations, with over 10,000 confirmed cases of the disease, and the 20-time

ATP suspends men’s tennis tournaments for six weeks amid coronavirus concerns

The ATP suspended its professional men’s tennis tour for six weeks on Thursday, citing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, which has upended major sporting events across the globe. The announcement came moments after Miami-Dade County said it would suspend the Miami Open and following Sun

'I'm saying goodbye': Maria Sharapova announces tennis retirement

Maria Sharapova, who announced her retirement from tennis on Wednesday, will be remembered in many corners of her sport with respect more than affection – and it will not worry her much at all. The 32-year-old Russian who arrived in America from Sochi with her father in 1994 as refugees from

Halep claims 20th career title with Dubai triumph after beating Rybakina

Top seed Simona Halep came back from a set down for the third time in the tournament to beat Kazakhstan’s rising star Elena Rybakina 3-6 6-3 7-6(5) to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for the second time on Saturday. In a battle that lasted nearly two-and-a-half hours, the match c

Kim Clijsters beaten on comeback by Garbiñe Muguruza in Dubai

Kim Clijsters’ first WTA Tour match in eight years ended in defeat to Garbiñe Muguruza at the Dubai Duty Free Championships. At 36, the Belgian is 10 years Muguruza’s senior as well as a mother of three and her last match action came at the 2012 US Open. It had been her second re

Rafael Nadal produces stunning comeback to beat Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals

Rafael Nadal produced an incredible fightback to beat Russian Daniil Medvedev and keep his ATP Finals hopes alive on Wednesday 11-13-2019, saving a match point at 1-5 down in the decider before winning 6-7, 6-3, 7-6. The 33-year-old looked beaten as 23-year-old debutant Medvedev broke serve twice i

Djokovic romps to victory in ATP Finals opener

Novak Djokovic began his quest for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title and sixth year-end number one spot on Sunday with an imperious 6-2, 6-1 victory against Italy's Matteo Berrettini. The Serbian was last week nudged off the top position in the rankings by Rafael Nadal, who is also in the

Young pretenders arrive in force in London

The greatest trio ever bestowed on men’s tennis steadfastly refuse to step aside but this year’s ATP Finals boasts a fresh new look that offers a glimpse of the rivalries that should sustain the sport when they go. Top seed Rafael Nadal, who can clinch the year-end top ranking for the f

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Tennis Championship marks 50 days before tournament start

ABU DHABI- The first day of this year's Mubadala World Tennis Championship will be "Kid's Day," with organizers announcing on Wednesday that children under 12 can enter for free. Now in its 12th edition, and taking place Dec. 19-21, the Abu Dhabi tournament's Tennis Village will also host autograph

Murray beats Wawrinka to win first title since hip surgery

Andy Murray claimed his first ATP title since having career-saving hip surgery as he fought off Stan Wawrinka in an engrossing duel in the European Open final in Antwerp on Sunday. Former world number one Murray, who appeared on the brink of retirement after losing in the first round of the Austra

Teenager Coco Gauff seals first WTA title after beating Jelena Ostapenko at Linz Open

American teenager Coco Gauff won her first WTA title on Sunday following a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 win over Jelena Ostapenko in the Linz Open.The 15-year-old, who only entered the field as a lucky loser after failing to qualify, completed a dream week to became the youngest player to win a WTA event since C

Real Madrid wants to stage Nadal-Federer match at Bernabe

The president of Spanish football giant Real Madrid is planning to organise a tennis match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium, according to Spanish media reports.Florentina Perez proposed the idea to the club's members at a general assembly meeting on We

China Open: Dan Evans beaten by John Isner in straight sets

Dan Evans' bid to become the British number one ended when he lost in straight sets to John Isner in the second round of the China Open.Evans could not break the American's serve and was beaten 7-6 (7-3) 7-5.The 29-year-old, the world number 48, would have overtaken compatriot Kyle Edmund if he ha

Tennis: Andy Murray bows out in Zhuhai, Stefanos Tsitsipas forced to retire

Australia’s Alex de Minaur fought back from a set down to beat former world number one Andy Murray 4-6 6-2 6-4 in the last 16 of the Zhuhai Championships on Thursday 9-26-2019. Murray, who won his first ATP tour singles match in nine months in Tuesday’s first round, battled for two hour

Naomi Osaka ends title drought with Pan Pacific Open win

TOKYO - Japan’s Naomi Osaka ended an eight-month title drought by winning the Pan Pacific Open in her home city on Sunday, her first trophy since her second consecutive Grand Slam triumph at the Australian Open in January.The former world number one overwhelmed Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuc

Venus Williams crashes out of Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China: Venus Williams’ first visit to Asia since 2017 was cut short as she crashed out of the Wuhan Open first round on Sunday 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) to fellow American Danielle Collins.The 39-year-old Williams, a 2015 Wuhan champion now 59th in the world rankings, squandered a lead in the firs

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