Tennis

COVID-19: French Open Grand Slam postponed by a week because of pandemic

The French tennis federation said the decision was taken in order to maximize chances the event will be played ‘in front of as many spectators as possible’ in a safe environment.

Apr 08, 2021, 14:30 PM IST

In Pics: Hot Ukrainian star Elina Svitolina gets engaged to Gael Monfils

World No. 5 tennis player Elina Svitolina from Ukraine announced her engagement with men's World No. 14 Gael Monfils from France last week in a post on social media. The couple have been dating each other since 2018 and have popular Instagram account called G.E.M.S. life -- from their initials of Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina. Former women's world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, Kim Clijsters and Marcos Baghdatis were among a host of stars to congratulate the newly engaged couple. We take a look at some hot and sizzling pictures of 'newly-engaged' Elina Svitolina.

 

Apr 07, 2021, 13:14 PM IST

Roger Federer crashes out of Qatar Open in second match after return

Roger Federer initially eyed a return at last month’s Australian Open but slow progress in his recovery convinced him to skip the Grand Slam and he said he would play in events which would help him regain his fitness before Wimbledon. 

Mar 12, 2021, 07:10 AM IST

Roger Federer returns to court after 14 months, no ‘ice bath’ for maestro

While the 20-times Grand Slam champion Roger Federer said in the build-up that tennis for him is like riding a bicycle, he admitted there were nerves as his first match back loomed. 

Mar 11, 2021, 08:01 AM IST

India’s Sumit Nagal stuns No. 22 Christian Garinto for biggest win of career

This is his first-ever win over a Top-50 player. Nagal has faced top-ranked players like Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem in the past.  

Mar 04, 2021, 14:12 PM IST

‘Indo-Pak Express’ Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi to pair up again

Bopanna and Qureshi are set to reunite to play men’s doubles at the ATP 500 event in Acapulco later this month, according to the tournament entry list. Bopanna all but confirmed the news when he retweeted the news from his Twitter account. 

Mar 02, 2021, 17:19 PM IST

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza wishes former Pakistan paceman Waqar Younis on wedding anniversary

Waqar Younis was one of the leading paceman from Pakistan, picking up 373 Test wickets and 416 ODI scalps in a career spanning 14 years. Younis also captained the Pakistan side and was the head coach for some time as well.  

Feb 11, 2021, 12:39 PM IST

Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee expecting first child

The Dane married the two-time NBA All-Star Lee, who won a championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015, in June 2019. Wozniacki won the 2018 Australian Open to silence critics who said she could not win at the Grand Slam level. 

Feb 11, 2021, 09:40 AM IST

ATP Cup tennis: Rafa Nadal out of Australia tie with back issue

Spain, who lost in the final of the inaugural ATP Cup last year, will play Greece on Thursday and Nadal would hope he would be fit to play the tie and get some match practice before the February 8 to 21 Australian Open. Nadal was replaced by Pablo Carreno Busta for Tuesday’s singles match.

Feb 02, 2021, 13:52 PM IST

Australian Open: Rohan Bopanna awaits COVID-19 quarantine freedom, new doubles partner

Bopanna is appreciative of the reasons behind the strict local COVID-19 regulations and grateful for the daily contact from Tennis Australia and the Victorian health authorities. Bopanna will also have to look for a new men's doubles partner, however, after Joao Sousa was unable to travel to Australia on time after testing COVID-19 positive.

Jan 29, 2021, 15:03 PM IST

Australian Open: With quarantine almost over, tennis set to start again

Some players complained bitterly after being forced into hard lockdown because passengers on their charter flights to Melbourne tested positive for COVID-19, and a letter from top-ranked Novak Djokovic to tournament officials offering his suggested rule changes sparked public backlash.

Jan 28, 2021, 12:37 PM IST

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic says demands for players 'misconstrued'

It comes after the eight-time Australian Open champion was widely criticised after issuing a list of demands for players in quarantine to Australian Open chief Craig Tiley, including shorter quarantine periods and 'moving as many players as possible' to houses with private tennis courts. Djokovic said that his letter to Tiley was taken the wrong way. 

Jan 21, 2021, 09:45 AM IST

Four more Australian Open participants infected with COVID-19

Passengers on three Australian Open charter flights have now been sent into hard quarantine, including more than 70 players who are unable to train for 14 days ahead of the year's first Grand Slam.

Jan 18, 2021, 07:34 AM IST

Australian Open to plough ahead despite players' quarantine anger

Forty-seven players and their entourages have to isolate for two weeks in their hotel rooms in Melbourne and are no longer able to leave them to train.

Jan 17, 2021, 12:02 PM IST

After Racer-turned-adult star Renee Gracie, Aussie tennis player Angelina Graovac joins OnlyFans to sell 'nudes'

Angelina Graovac currently ranks 1,057 on the ITF Women's Singles Ranking and has 9 wins and 37 losses.

Dec 29, 2020, 23:27 PM IST

Maria Sharapova's big announcement on Instagram, know former tennis star's 'little secret'

Maria Sharapova broke the news on her official Instagram account.

Dec 19, 2020, 19:26 PM IST

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to finish inside top 2 for third straight year

Rafael Nadal now leads the 'Big Three' - Djokovic and Roger Federer - with 12 top two finishes. 

Nov 29, 2020, 12:03 PM IST

Daniil Medvedev sees off Dominic Thiem to clinch ATP Finals title

Thiem was on course to become the first Austrian to win the title, following on from his recent U.S. Open triumph, but the relentless Medvedev ended his hopes.

Nov 23, 2020, 12:10 PM IST

ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev eases past Diego Schwartzman to set up semi-final tie against Rafael Nadal

The comfortable victory over Schwartzmann enabled Medvedev to complete 3-0 run in Group Tokyo 1970. 

Nov 21, 2020, 18:02 PM IST

World No.1 Novak Djokovic backs domestic abuse policy in tennis

The Serbian tennis maestro offered his support to Alexander Zverev, who has repeatedly denied the allegations made by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova.

Nov 21, 2020, 15:41 PM IST