ATP describes Wimbledon’s impending ban of Russian, Belarusian players as discrimination

Daniil Medvedev in action during his mens singles' fourth round match against Hubert Hurkacz on day eight of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis...

After announcing their controversial decision earlier today, Wimbledon chiefs have been accused of discrimination after banning Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s Championships – direct sanctions due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This would mean players such as Daniil Medvedev, Aryna Sabalenka and Andrey Rublev wouldn’t be allowed to compete.
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“No perfect time, but this was mine” – Barty discusses shock retirement in press conference

Ash Barty speaks to the media during a press conference at the Westin on March 24, 2022 in Brisbane, Australia. Barty announced her retirement from...

After sending the tennis world into shockwaves late on Tuesday by announcing her immediate retirement from the sport, world number one Ashleigh Barty fielded questions and was content discussing the decision alongside head coach Craig Tyzzer with assembled media reporters in a press conference today – just 53 days after cruising to a historic Australian Open triumph.
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Improving: Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov confident for different reasons

Denis Shapovalov of Canada warms up on a warm up court on Day One of the National Bank Open at Aviva Centre on August 09, 2021 in Toronto, Canada.

After struggling for consistency so far this year, 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu (world no. 8) said she’s enjoying herself again under a new coach in Sven Groeneveld, who previously worked with Maria Sharapova. Meanwhile, Canadian compatriot Denis Shapovalov (#10) is excited and itching to continue his momentum after a successful grass court season.
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Tokyo Olympics update: Gauff, Berrettini withdraw with COVID and injury issues

Coco Gauff of The United States, playing partner of Caty McNally of The United States plays a backhand in their Ladies' Doubles Third Round match...

In a field weakened by notable absences including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep and Serena Williams, America’s prodigious teenager Coco Gauff and first-time Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini have withdrawn from this year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. Gauff tested positive for COVID-19, while Berrettini has been struggling with a lingering thigh injury. Continue reading

Wimbledon 2021: Berrettini into his first Final, plays defending champ Djokovic on Sunday

Matteo Berrettini of Italy celebrates victory after winning his Men's Singles Semi-Final match against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland during Day Eleven of...

Sunday will be a big day for Italian sport: the football team play England in the EURO 2020 final, after history-maker Matteo Berrettini (#7) contests his first Grand Slam final against defending champion Novak Djokovic. He earned a four-set win over fellow semi-final debutant Hubert Hurkacz (#14), before the Serb’s gritty three-set thriller to outlast Denis Shapovalov.
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Wimbledon 2021: Djokovic wins clean, Hurkacz knocks Federer out on wacky Wednesday

Switzerland's Roger Federer congratulates Poland's Hubert Hurkacz after losing their men's quarter-finals match on the ninth day of the 2021...

There was unmistakable sadness in the air as eight-time champion Roger Federer bowed out of Wimbledon – losing handily in straight-sets vs. Daniil Medvedev’s conqueror Hubert Hurkacz on Centre Court. Novak Djokovic avoided a banana skin against Marton Fucsovics, while there were big wins for Matteo Berrettini and especially Denis Shapovalov as the final four is now set. Continue reading

Wimbledon 2021: Barty-Kerber, Pliskova-Sabalenka semis sealed, Hurkacz stuns Medvedev

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus celebrates during her match against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in the quarter finals of the ladies singles during Day Eight of...

Tuesday’s action promised plenty on paper but ultimately wasn’t as entertaining as it could’ve been, though there are three first-time semi-finalists during a day where all four Ladies’ singles quarter-final matchups ended with straight-sets victories for the respective winners. Among them, world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka (#2), breaking new ground at SW19.  Continue reading

Wimbledon 2021: Raducanu roars on, Kyrgios injured and Federer continues

Britain's Emma Raducanu celebrates winning against Romania's Sorana Cirstea during their women's singles third round match on the sixth day of the...

British wildcard Emma Raducanu’s memorable week continued as she beat Romania’s Sorana Cirstea, while fellow teenager Coco Gauff punched her ticket into week two dropping just six games against Kaja Juvan. Nick Kyrgios (abdominal) retired vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime, before bullish title challenger Roger Federer ended Cam Norrie’s hopes in four sets on Super Saturday. Continue reading