Tennis

French Open 2022: Stefanos Tsitsipas survives first-round scare to progress at Roland Garros

On Tuesday, Lorenzo Musetti broke decisively in the 11th game in the opening set when an unforced error from Stefanos Tsitsipas gave him a 6-5 lead.

May 25, 2022, 07:19 AM IST

French Open 2022: Defending champ Novak Djokovic eases past Yoshihito Nishioka into round two

Fresh from his Italian Open victory without dropping a set eight days ago, the defending champion Novak Djokovic broke Nishioka, who deployed a risky strategy of playing tight angles from the start, to move 4-2 up. 

May 24, 2022, 06:45 AM IST

French Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz bulldozes past Juan Ignacio Lorendo to reach second round

The teenager Carlos Alcaraz, who reached the third round as a qualifier last year in Paris, has taken the tennis world by storm this season with four titles and has arrived at the French Open established as one of the title favourites. 

May 23, 2022, 07:24 AM IST

French Open 2022: Dominic Thiem knocked out in first round, records 10th loss in row

Dominic Thiem was the runner-up to Rafael Nadal in Paris in 2018 and 2019, and to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in 2020, but his last victory came in May 2021 there were other results that probably were more surprising

May 22, 2022, 23:51 PM IST

French Open 2022: Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal could meet in quarter-finals stage

In the lower part of the draw, last year’s runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas faces a tricky first-round match against Italian Lorenzo Musetti, who last year took Djokovic to five sets in the fourth round. 

May 20, 2022, 07:31 AM IST

French Open 2022: Rafa Nadal ready for Roland Garros despite injury concerns

The 13-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal had said last week that daily training was a challenge and he would take a doctor with him to Paris after a chronic foot injury flared up during his defeat by Denis Shapovalov at the Italian Open. 

May 18, 2022, 12:33 PM IST

Meet Carlos Alcaraz who beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to reach Madrid Open final

The 19-year-old Spaniard clinched a stirring 6-7(5), 7-5, 7-6(5) win over Novak Djokovic at the ATP Masters 1000 event

May 08, 2022, 15:55 PM IST

Madrid Open 2022: 'Clay King' Rafael Nadal cruises into quarter-finals after a thrilling contest with David Goffin

It was Nadal's fifth win in seven matches as he is eyes sixth Madrid Open title

May 06, 2022, 17:20 PM IST

Madrid Open: Rafa Nadal overpowers Miomir Kecmanovic on return from injury

The 35-year-old Rafa Nadal, hitting with explosive power, recovered from failing to serve out the match at 6-5 in the second set to seal victory in just under two hours.

May 05, 2022, 12:06 PM IST

Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic beats Gael Monfils to set up Andy Murray clash, Emma Raducanu crashes out

Novak Djokovic first played Monfils at the US Open in 2005 but Tuesday’s match was only their second encounter on clay and he needed only one break point to clinch the first set. 

May 04, 2022, 10:56 AM IST

Madrid Open 2022: Andy Murray powers past Dominic Thiem to enter round 2

With the victory, Murray improves to 8-1 in first-round matches on the year. He next faces 14th seed Denis Shapovalov

May 03, 2022, 18:48 PM IST

Andy Murray sends Dominic Thiem packing, Simona Halep storms into Madrid Open quarters

In the first round of the men’s tournament, wildcard Andy Murray came out on top over Dominic Thiem, who has struggled since his comeback from a wrist injury which prevented him from defending his US Open crown last year. 

May 03, 2022, 10:37 AM IST

Tennis legend Boris Becker to be jailed for 2 years and 6 months in bankruptcy case

Becker hid hundreds of thousands of pounds of assets after he was declared bankrupt.

Apr 29, 2022, 20:48 PM IST

Novak Djokovic can defend his title at Wimbledon 2022 after THIS big rule change

Novak Djokovic was in Australia and even practised on the court after being sent to a quarantined hotel in a litigious tug of war with the top officials in the country. 

Apr 27, 2022, 13:24 PM IST

Russian Andrey Rublev outlasts Novak Djokovic to win Serbia Open title

Andrey Rublev galloped to an early lead and barely gave his opponent a chance as he closed out the match with a powerful forehand winner for his first win over Novak Djokovic and 11th career title. 

Apr 25, 2022, 11:26 AM IST

Serbia Open 2022: Novak Djokovic beats Miomir Kecmanovic to book semi-finals berth

The 20-time Grand Slam champion stretched his winning streak against compatriots to 10 matches going back to a loss to Janko Tipsarevic in Madrid in 2012

Apr 22, 2022, 14:55 PM IST

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic slams ‘crazy’ Wimbledon ban on Russian, Belarusian players

The grasscourt Grand Slam is the first tennis tournament to ban individual competitors from the two countries, meaning men’s world number two Daniil Medvedev from Russia and women’s fourth-ranked Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus will be banned.

Apr 21, 2022, 10:28 AM IST

Wimbledon 2022: Russian and Belarusian players including Daniil Medvedev to be barred from competing, says report

A ban on Russian players from Wimbledon 2022 would prevent world number two Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, ranked eighth, from competing in the men’s draw. 

Apr 20, 2022, 11:57 AM IST

Maria Sharapova turns 35: Glamourous lifestyle of tennis queen, in pics

Former world No. 1 and five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova turned 35 on Tuesday (April 19). On her birthday, Sharapova also announced her first pregnancy with partner Alexander Gilkes. In these collection of pictures, we take a look at glamourous lifestyle of tennis queen Maria Sharapova.

Apr 20, 2022, 09:22 AM IST

Tennis queen Maria Sharapova announces first pregnancy, father is Prince William and Harry’s friend

Maria Sharapova retired from professional tennis in 2020, just before the pandemic, with five Grand Slam singles titles (including a career Slam) and a 21-week stint as the WTA No. 1. 

Apr 20, 2022, 07:19 AM IST