Jack Draper: Ruusuvouri defeat will help me learn lessons, with SW19 returning this month

Jack Draper of Great Britain looks dejected against Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland during day three of the cinch Championships at The Queen's Club on...

It’s easy to declare post-match that you’ll learn lessons from a loss, especially a humbling one during the notoriously short grass court season, but 20-year-old Jack Draper’s case feels slightly different than most. Considering Wimbledon’s just around the corner, here’s why… Continue reading

Alexander Zverev undergoes surgery on torn ligaments after French Open semi-final fall

Alexander Zverev leaves the court with crutches as he retires from the match after sustaining an injury during the men's singles semifinal match...

The 25-year-old, who reached a new career-high world ranking #2 this week, will be sidelined for several months after undergoing surgery on the multiple torn ligaments in his right foot – sustained during his French Open semi-final vs. eventual champion Rafael Nadal last Friday. Continue reading

Johanna Konta’s retirement: Injuries don’t cloud her legacy as Britain’s tireless hope

Johanna Konta of Great Britain celebrates her victory against Simona Halep of Romania in their Ladies' Singles Quarter Final Match at Wimbledon on...

Having announced her retirement on Dec. 1, Britain’s Johanna Konta – a three-time Major semi-finalist and former world no. 4 – was plagued by troublesome injuries and some streaky form, underselling the country’s greatest hope in the women’s game across the last decade and more. Here, I look back as the 30-year-old waved goodbye quietly before the new year. 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: Williams sisters withdraw with injuries, Kenin out with COVID

Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponant Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles...

The list of high-profile withdrawals ahead of the year’s final Grand Slam continues, with Venus and younger sister Serena Williams revealing they won’t feature at Flushing Meadows. After news of Roger Federer (knee) and Rafael Nadal (foot) shutting down their 2021 seasons in the last fortnight, this will be the first Slam tournament without the latter trio playing since 1997. Continue reading

Raducanu finishes runner-up in WTA Chicago; Murray hails her future potential

Clara Tauson, Emma Raducanu - Chicago 125 2021

Handed another wildcard entry, Emma Raducanu has officially broken into the world’s top-150 after an impressive run to the WTA Chicago 125k Final over the weekend. She lost in three sets against fellow teenager Clara Tauson but while now preparing for US Open qualifiers later this week, former world number one Murray provided a glowing assessment of her future potential. Continue reading

Wimbledon 2021: Draw revealed, featured first-round matches to watch out for

Jack Draper of Great Britain practices ahead of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2021 in...

British teenage wildcard Jack Draper, who beat Jannik Sinner and Alexander Bublik at Queen’s last week, faces defending champion Novak Djokovic on Centre Court – one in a handful of intriguing first-round encounters. French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas faces a tough test in America’s Frances Tiafoe, while Andy Murray vs. Nikoloz Basilashvili has potential to be good…
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Wimbledon 2021: Contrasting reasons see Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka withdraw

Tennis: Fans erupt over Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka news

20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal and reigning Australian Open titlist Naomi Osaka today both announced they wouldn’t feature at this year’s Championships. The latter confirmed she will compete at the Tokyo Olympics in her native Japan – unlike the 35-year-old Spaniard, preparing to take this summer period off to recover from injuries after listening to his body. Continue reading

Daniil Medvedev’s historic ATP Finals win sets up a very promising 2021

Daniil Medvedev hopes ATP Finals a sign of things to come with young guns forming 'great rivalries' - Tennis365.com

Daniil Medvedev recovered from a set down to beat US Open champion Dominic Thiem and win this year’s Nitto ATP Finals, making history in London on Sunday. Eleven years after his Russian compatriot Nikolay Davydenko won the first edition at The 02, the 24-year-old defiantly rose to the occasion in a way that sets him – and others – up brilliantly for a promising 2021 campaign.  Continue reading