Thiem, Nadal Win Opening Matches at ATP Finals in London

Dominic Thiem made sure this year's ATP Finals didn't begin the same way last year's ended. Thiem outlasted Stefanos Tsitsipas in a rematch of the 2019 final, beating the defending champion 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3 Sunday in the opening singles match of the tournament inside a largely empty O2 Arena. I


Djokovic Says No Pressure as he Bids for Sixth ATP Finals Crown

Novak Djokovic said sealing the year-end men's world number one tennis ranking had eased some of the pressure on him as he heads into the ATP Finals and will look to end his season on a high. The 33-year-old is bidding for a sixth crown in the season-ending tournament to go level with Rog


Nadal Claims 1,000th Win of Career

Ivan Lendl also passed the 1,000-win barrier. Rafael Nadal said he was proud of a "great achievement" after securing the 1,000th Tour-level victory of his illustrious career on Wednesday, becoming the fourth man to reach that mark with a comeback win over Feliciano Lopez in the Paris Master


Wimbledon Champion Simona Halep Tests Positive for COVID-19

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has tested positive for COVID-19 and said Saturday that she is “recovering well from mild symptoms.” The 29-year-old Halep, currently ranked No. 2 in the world, had skipped the US Open due to fears of catching the coronavirus. She said in August that sh


Djokovic Wins Vienna Opener to Close on Sampras Record

Novak Djokovic defeated Filip Krajinovic in the first round in Vienna on Tuesday to edge closer to Pete Sampras's all-time record of ending the year as world number one on six occasions. Djokovic beat compatriot Krajinovic 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 and needs to win his next match in Austria against Borna Co


French Open Winner Swiatek in Quarantine

French Open winner Iga Swiatek said on Saturday she feels good, but will quarantine, after she met Polish President Andrzej Duda who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus. "Neither I nor members of my team have symptoms of coronavirus. We carry out tests regularly. We will quarantine ourse


Tennis: Wimbledon 2021 may be closed to live audiences

Next year's Wimbledon Tennis Championships may be held behind closed doors next year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the organizers of the event announced Friday. Sharing three possible scenarios, the AELTC said the tournament could either be a full-capacity event, a reduced-capacity tourn


Rafa's Roland Garros Record the Best in Sport, Says Murray

Rafa Nadal’s record of 13 French Open singles titles is one of sport’s all-time greatest achievements and one that is unlikely to ever be broken, Andy Murray has said. Spaniard Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-2 7-5 in the Roland Garros final on Sunday to draw level with Roger Fe


'What counts is victory' says peerless Nadal

When Rafael Nadal beat the Argentinian Mariano Puerta in four sets to win his first major title at the French Open back in 2005, no one had any idea that it was the start of one of the most remarkable winning sequences in any sport. Since then, Nadal has won 100 matches at Roland Garros and lost


Nadal Ties Federer at 20 Slams

Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles by producing a nearly perfect performance against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final. Nadal equaled long-time rival Federer for the most major singles tennis championships won by a man and added to his own record at Roland Garros with


Swiatek Claims French Open, First Pole to Win Grand Slam Singles Title

Teenager Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in the French Open final on Saturday. The unseeded 19-year-old, who did not drop a set throughout the claycourt tournament, is the youngest winner since Mon


Djokovic to Face Nadal in French Open Final Blockbuster

Novak Djokovic set up a blockbuster French Open title showdown with Rafael Nadal after a dramatic five-set semi-final victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas, but insisted Sunday's eagerly-awaited championship duel will "not be the biggest match of my life." World number one Djokovic, the 2016 champion a


Novak Djokovic moves into French Open semifinals

World number one Novak Djokovic came back from a set down to secure his spot in the semifinals of the 2020 French Open on Wednesday. Djokovic overcame visible physical discomfort to defeat Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinal. Read More: Djokovic in 11th


French Open: Sofia Kenin moves to women's final

American tennis player Sofia Kenin advanced to the 2020 French Open final in the women's singles on Thursday. The 21-year-old tennis player defeated Czech Petra Kvitova with the sets of 6-4 and 7-5 in the semifinals in Paris. Kenin will face Poland's Iga Swiatek in the 2020 French Open women's s


Dominic Thiem out after losing French Open epic

Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem crashed out of the French Open on Tuesday. The world number three was defeated by Diego Schwartzman from Argentina in a marathon quarterfinal in Paris. After battling for a little over five hours, Schwartzman secured a 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-2 win ag


Djokovic in 11th French Open Quarterfinal in Row

Novak Djokovic reached the French Open quarterfinals for the 11th consecutive year, extending his own Open-era record at the tournament. The top-seeded Djokovic faced his toughest challenge yet this year at Roland Garros but still won rather easily against No. 15 seed Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-3, 6-


Teenage dreams for Sinner and Swiatek as Nadal eases into 14th Roland Garros quarter-final

 Teenagers Jannik Sinner and Iga Swiatek sent shockwaves through Roland Garros on Sunday, reaching their maiden Grand Slam quarter-finals, as 12-time champion Rafael Nadal breezed into the last eight for the 14th time.Italy’s Sinner, 19 and ranked 75, defeated sixth seed Alexander Zvere


French Open: Tunisia's Ons Jabeur advances to 4th round

Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur charged into the French Open last 16 on Saturday. No. 30 seed Jabeur eliminated Belarusian eighth seed Aryna Sabalenka with the sets of 7-6(7), 2-6 and 6-3 in the women's singles. Following this victory, Jabeur became the first Arab woman to qualify for the four




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