Australian Open 2022: Nishikori withdraws with hip injury, Djokovic situation unresolved

Novak Djokovic of Serbia meets at the net after defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan during his Men's Singles third round match of the 2021 US Open at...

US Open 2014 finalist and world no. 46 Kei Nishikori, often plagued by troublesome injuries, has revealed he’ll miss the Australian swing as he’s been struggling with a hip issue needing more recovery time. Elsewhere, defending champion Novak Djokovic’s situation hasn’t been resolved after being refused entry into Australia despite being granted a medical exemption to play. Continue reading

Australian Open 2022: Djokovic in — Williams, Andreescu out as Slam draws closer

The sun sets as Serena Williams of the US hits a return against Romania's Simona Halep during their women's singles quarter-final match on day nine...

The first Grand Slam tournament of 2022 will be without more notable champions: 23-time Major winner Serena Williams isn’t fully recovered from her hamstring injury, while Bianca Andreescu has also opted out. Novak Djokovic, a nine-time winner in Melbourne, will participate despite refusing to declare his COVID-19 vaccination status in recent months. Continue reading

Indian Wells: Zverev outguns gutsy Murray, after Rogers recovers to beat Fernandez

Alexander Zverev of Germany plays a forehand against Andy Murray of Great Britain during their third round match on Day 9 of the BNP Paribas Open at...

World number four Alexander Zverev fufilled a personal milestone as he finally added Andy Murray to his Big Four collection, beating the former world no. 1 in their fourth and most compelling H2H meeting. Beforehand, America’s Shelby Rogers recovered from a set down to outsmart US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez, on a day with surprises at this year’s Indian Wells. Continue reading

Tsitsipas opens up on his struggles, Medvedev backed to avoid Thiem’s slump

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece is congratulated by Daniil Medvedev of Russia after their mens singles quarter final match during day ten of the 2021...

Roland Garros finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas has revealed he – like many others – wasn’t in the best mental state competing during the COVID-19 pandemic this year. However, he’s optimistic about 2022 and beyond, for his tennis and the life lessons he’s ultimately learned. Elsewhere, new US Open champion Daniil Medvedev has been backed to avoid the same drastic slump Dominic Thiem suffered after winning Flushing Meadows last year, by his coach Gilles Cervara. Continue reading

Ashleigh Barty is exhausted and needs extended rest, per coach Craig Tyzzer

Ashleigh Barty of Australia walks off the court after a loss to Shelby Rogers of the United States during her Women’s Singles third round match on...

World no. 1 Ashleigh Barty is exhausted and needs a long rest after more than six months playing away from home, according to her coach Craig Tyzzer. He also criticised the decision to move this year’s WTA Finals to Guadalajara while hinting the Wimbledon champion may skip that event, scheduled in early November, to avoid quarantine restrictions upon going home.
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US Open 2021: Medvedev vs. Djokovic in eagerly-awaited repeat of Aus Open final

Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Daniil Medvedev of Russia following his victory in the Men’s Singles Final match against Daniil Medvedev...

Novak Djokovic came back from a set down, then fended off a spirited Alexander Zverev fightback, to book his place in a ninth US Open Final after 3 hours 34 minutes with an electrifying five-set victory over the German. Beforehand, Daniil Medvedev showed why he’s world no. 2 by beating Felix Auger-Aliassime (#12) in straight sets without playing his best. Now, the pair will square off once again on Sunday, seven months after their Australian Open Final.
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