Tennis

Winner Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the trophy ceremony for the Men's Singles final on day 15 of the French Open 2021, Roland-Garros 2021, Grand...

Tennis is another sport I love and enjoy covering – both on the men and women’s tour – especially when the Grand Slams roll around. Nonetheless, here is an ascending list of my tennis coverage, continuing to widen with time! Pieces pre-2020 have been archived but be sure to stay tuned for more in future after an unforgettable Australian Open tournament just finished…

2021

June

Wimbledon
Contrasting reasons see Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka withdraw
Venus Williams, Andy Murray granted tournament wildcards

French Open
Djokovic recovers to overwhelm Tsitsipas in five-set epic final
Djokovic’s defiant defence sees him roar past Berrettini, Nadal awaits
Tsitsipas shines brightest, downing Medvedev in straight sets
Fact or fiction – Has Daniil Medvedev finally cracked his clay curse?
Naomi Osaka withdraws after being fined for media no-show

April, May

French Open prep
Djokovic, Federer and defending champion Nadal in same half
Cancer-free, Carla Suarez Navarro to make unlikely return
Simona Halep likely out after suffering innocuous calf tear
Alize Cornet blasts decision to postpone Grand Slam by a week

Frustration continues: Murray plotting return after yet another injury setback
Alexander Zverev: Jannik Sinner should be a top-10 player soon
Monte Carlo 2021: Stefanos Tsitsipas tames in-form Dan Evans in straight sets
Monte Carlo 2021: Daniil Medvedev withdraws after positive COVID-19 test

March
Juan Martin del Potro to undergo fourth knee surgery, targeting Tokyo Olympics
Qatar Open: Nikoloz Basilashvili’s dream comes true, topples Federer in three sets
Qatar Open: Roger Federer beats Dan Evans in three-set thriller after 405 days out
Rotterdam 2021: Kei Nishikori confident he can return to tennis’ top 10 rankings

Australian Open
Day 14: Djokovic defiantly breaks Medvedev’s spirit, retains his crown once again
Day 13: Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady, clinches her fourth Grand Slam title
Day 12: Medvedev ruthlessly crushes Tsitsipas, earns his second Slam final
Day 11: Osaka beats Williams in straight-setsDjokovic ends Karatsev’s remarkable run
Day 10: Barty knocked out, Tsitsipas with historic comeback win against Nadal
Day 9: Osaka-Williams set up semi-final clash, Djokovic recovers to sting Zverev
Day 8: Injuries, retirements overshadow Monday as more quarter-finals are set
Day 7: Comebacks aplenty as Osaka, Halep and Karatsev all recover in style
Day 6: Tsitsipas and Rublev cruise before Barty, Fognini and Nadal navigate tricky wins
Day 5: Osaka + Serena win, Karatsev shines, a Kyrgios-Thiem epic, injured Djokovic prevails
Day 4: Kenin crashes out, Tsitsipas survives in five sets while Svitolina ruthless
Day 3: Halep’s fightback, gritty wins for Djokovic and Kyrgios as Andreescu, Kvitova lose
Day 2: Kenin, Gauff, Medvedev among those who win, Azarenka and Goffin stunned
Day 1: Williams sisters, Osaka and Swiatek start well as Kerber and Monfils crash out

Australian Open prep
Ashleigh Barty, Dan Evans and more clinch warm-up event titles
Niggling injuries pile up as Slam’s warm-up events draw to close
Serena Williams says COVID-enforced delays helped Achilles injury recovery
World no. 14 Johanna Konta grateful, as she reflects on quarantine period
Murray forced to withdraw with unresolved issues after positive COVID-19 test

January
Lucas Pouille discusses recovery after elbow surgery, comeback plans
Despite clay struggles, Janko Tipsarevic tips Medvedev for future world no.1 and Slam titles
Garbine Muguruza: Excited for new tennis season, reassured of safety in Australia

WTA Abu Dhabi
Sabalenka beats Kudermetova to seal her ninth WTA title, first of 2021
Sabalenka swiftly dismantles Sakkari for 14th straight win, into final
Sakkari rallies to earn for big win vs. Kenin, Sabalenka awaits in semis
Kenin saves match point to beat Putintseva, Sakkari next in quarter-finals
Sakkari recovers to beat Gauff in straight sets, Muguruza next

2020

November, December
Federer withdraws from Australian Open, while Andy Murray is granted wildcard entry
Australian Open 2021: Gavrilova headlines first wildcards revealed ahead of Feb. 8 start
Thiem’s coach Nicolas Massu: I see a bright future, he can win more Slams
Australian Open 2021: Roger Federer doubtful to play, knee recovery not 100%
Daniil Medvedev’s historic ATP Finals win sets up a very promising 2021
Jannik Sinner beats Vasek Pospisil, becomes youngest ATP title-winner in 12 years
Felix Auger-Aliassime says his first ATP title will come when it’s deserved

September and October

French Open
Nadal storms past Djokovic to clinch his 20th Slam trophy with aplomb
Polish teenager Iga Swiatek blasts Sofia Kenin to win first Grand Slam title
Sunday’s Final: Djokovic outlasts gutsy Tsitsipas in five sets, to face defending champ Nadal
Polish teen Swiatek and Aus Open champ Kenin book Saturday’s final clash
Friday’s semi-finals: Tsitsipas to play Djokovic as both progress
Schwartzman to play Nadal in semis after pair record contrasting wins
Serena Williams withdraws before R2 matchup with Achilles heel injury
Rafael Nadal voices concerns ahead of his Slam return after COVID-19 concerns

US Open
Thiem battles back from two sets to beat Zverev, wins first Slam of his career
Osaka recovers from set and break down against Azarenka, wins her second title
Naomi Osaka eases past Shelby Rogers to reach semi-finals with 40th Slam win
Shapovalov recovers to win in four sets vs. David Goffin, earns first Slam quarter-final
Denis Shapovalov snatches five-set win against Taylor Fritz in round four
Anastasija Sevastova beats Cori Gauff in grinding three-set battle
Novak Djokovic ‘felt responsible’ as a top player to feature

July, August
Western & Southern Open: Djokovic beats Milos Raonic to US Open tuneup title
Kim Clijsters promises she still has ‘good tennis left’ in second retirement return
Barbara Schett: Dominic Thiem will be in good shape once tennis resumes
Who said what? Murray, Muguruza, Schwartzman and more on preparing to return
Roger Federer sets sights on 2021 season, next summer’s Olympics after knee surgeries
Cori Gauff ready to return, as critics say she can surpass Serena Williams in future


Timeless archives

Serena Williams of the United States holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and Maria Sharapova of Russia holds the runner up plate afte their women's...

2020

COVID-19 centric stories
Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric reveal they’ve contracted COVID-19 after event
USTA moving ahead with plans to start US Open on August 31, despite concerns
Britain no.1 Dan Evans eyes US Open return, believes tennis is falling behind
Tsitsipas shares US Open concerns, feels tennis should return when fans are allowed
Rafael Nadal feels the 2020 tennis season is ‘practically lost’, preparing for 2021
Sam Groth believes Grand Slam tennis prize money isn’t distributed evenly
Stan Wawrinka: It’s possible we won’t play any more tennis in 2020
Mats Wilander: Tennis suspension will affect young players more than Big 3
Greg Rusedski: It’ll be tough for Andy Murray to win Grand Slams again post-lockdown
Novak Djokovic could benefit from this break, says Todd Woodbridge
Coronavirus: Wimbledon 2020 cancelled in response to pandemic
Tennis halted as coronavirus intensifies with events, matches cancelled or postponed

Featured pre-pandemic content
Maria Sharapova’s retirement: Her lasting legacy, memories and controversy
Djokovic recovers to beat Thiem in five-set thriller, wins 17th Grand Slam
2020 Australian Open Preview: Djokovic, Serena, Wozniacki’s last Slam and more

2019

ATP Finals 2019: Stefanos Tsitsipas makes history, wins three-set thriller vs. Dominic Thiem
Afterwards, reveals his belief that he’s “really close” to winning first Grand Slam

US Open: Rafael Nadal wins big after dramatic five-set clash vs. Daniil Medvedev
US Open: Bianca Andreescu seals first Slam title with 6-3, 7-5 win vs Serena

Coco Gauff emerges
US Open: Withstands immense pressure to stun Timea Babos in three sets
After beating Venus, Rybarikova and Hercog, what’s next for precocious teen Coco Gauff?
Fairytale run over, humbled by future champion Halep
Polona Hercog in gripping three-set affair
Plain sailing against Magdalena Rybarikova
Venus Williams on Wimbledon debut? No problem

Australian Open: Djokovic masterclass vs. Nadal earns record-breaking seventh Melbourne title

2018

Analysis and a look back in time, as Agnieszka Radwanska retires from tennis
US Open: Naomi Osaka stuns Serena, loses just six games to win maiden Slam
Andy Murray plans swift return after hip surgery

2017

Burning question: Will Serena continue to dominate upon her return?
Wimbledon: Johanna Konta battles hard in three-set win over tenacious Simona Halep

2016

Wimbledon: Serena seals 22nd Grand Slam in high-quality Final against Angelique Kerber
ATP Miami: Kyrgios fantastic in 6-4, 7-6 victory over Milos Raonic
Indian Wells: Christina McHale excellent in straight-sets win over Garbine Muguruza

2015

US Open 2015 - Roger Federer bt. Stan Wawrinka: As it happened

Federer-Wawrinka was an exciting all-Swiss semi-final clash (Picture source: Jonny Walsh)

US Open
Semi-final – Roger Federer bt. Stan Wawrinka: As it happened
Round three – Andy Murray bt. Thomaz Bellucci: As it happened
Third round – Madison Keys bt. Agnieszka Radwanska: As it happened

Serena Williams: A resilient, elegant champion
Nick Kyrgios – a fascinating, exciting enigma

French Open
Lucie Safarova sees off Ana Ivanovic in tense affair
Maria Sharapova shrugs off illness – again – beating Sam Stosur
Sloane Stephens slams her way past Heather Watson
Julia Goerges sinks world no.5 Caroline Wozniacki