Tennis

Runner-up Ons Jabeur of Tunisia helps champion Iga Swiatek of Poland fix her collar ahead of the trophy ceremony after the final match on Day 13 of...

Tennis is another sport I love and enjoy covering – both on the men and women’s tour – especially when the Slams roll around. As such, here is an ascending list of my tennis coverage, continuing to widen with time! Pieces pre-September 2022 are archived but scroll down the page towards the bottom for a list of timeless features if you’re ever feeling nostalgic…

2023

Australian Open
Day 10: Linette-Sabalenka, Paul-Djokovic semis sealed on straightforward
Day 9: Azarenka-Rybakina, Khachanov-Tsitsipas semifinals set after straight-set wins
Day 8: Rublev saves match points vs. Rune, Djokovic dismantles de Minaur
Day 7: Swiatek, Gauff beaten in straight-sets, Tsitsipas survives Sinner fightback
Day 6: Bautista Agut ends Murray’s memorable Major, Fruhvirtova and Shelton big winners
Day 5: Korda outplays Medvedev, Lehecka downs Norrie, Zhu stuns Sakkari
Day 4: Ruud, Zverev and Fritz all stunned, Murray weaves his magic again in epic
Day 3: McDonald beats hobbled reigning champ Nadal, Gauff outworks Raducanu
Day 2: Murray saves match point against Berrettini, Zverev and Jabeur survive
Day 1: Kyrgios withdraws, Nadal battles past Draper, Raducanu-Gauff in R2 and more
Nadal, Swiatek and more in round-up, draw analysis as year’s first Major starts Monday

Warm-up events
United Cup, Adelaide and Auckland Open
USA secure United Cup, Sabalenka + Gauff win clean – Djokovic saves match point to pip Korda
USA vs. Italy sealed for United Cup final, Gauff-Masarova and Djokovic-Korda finals plus more
USA and Italy lead United Cup semis, Noskova-Jabeur and Djokovic-Medvedev confirmed
Djokovic, Gauff edge their way to tight victories while Raducanu retires with ankle injury
United Cup’s final four teams confirmed, Rybakina and Andreescu lose in Adelaide and more
Djokovic, Raducanu begin their 2023 season with contrasting wins as warm-up events continue
Popyrin powers past Auger-Aliassime, De Minaur stuns Nadal and more on busy day of tennis
Ruud, Otte and Hurkacz win while Badosa outlasts Dart in three-hour tussle
Dimitrov, Swiatek among winners before Norrie finally overcomes Nadal in three-set battle
Berrettini, Sakkari, Wawrinka all prevail before Kubler clinches big win for team Australia

2022

November, December
AUS OPEN 23: Berrettini to use United Cup as confidence boost for long Grand Slam run
AUS OPEN 2023: After an incredible year, Barty’s backing for Tomljanovic speaks volumes
Emma Raducanu proud of her resilience during arduous year, hopes for more injury-free 2023
Who was Nick Bollettieri? Remembering the HOF tennis coach, who died aged 91 on Sunday
Australian Open 2023: Zverev, Norrie eager to ramp up their preparations in Saudi Arabia event
Carlos Alcaraz aware a difficult 2023 season awaits him with newfound favourite tag
ATP Finals: Djokovic outlasts Ruud to seal record-equalling sixth title, ending a memorable 2022
After return to world’s top 50 and with wife’s blessing, Andy Murray plots busy 2023 schedule
Rune stuns Djokovic in Paris; Garcia bests Swiatek slayer Sabalenka to win WTA Finals
Simon stuns Fritz to extend his retirement party; Sakkari into semi-finals with Sabalenka win
Djokovic downs Cressy at Paris Masters; Sabalenka recovers to stifle Jabeur in WTA Finals

September, October
Dominic Thiem ends his 2022 season exhausted, but happy with progress – as he should be
Simona Halep drug suspension: What is Roxadustat, what’s next for the two-time Slam champ?
Round-up: Swiatek seals 8th title of 2022, Bencic’s coaching change and Zverev update
Fritz downs Tiafoe in Japan while Djokovic, Mertens and Krejcikova seal titles on busy day
ATP JAPAN: Tiafoe outlasts Kwon after topsy-turvy clash, friend Fritz awaits in Sunday’s final
Japan Open: Tiafoe’s blistering start helps him overwhelm Kecmanovic in quarter-finals
Alcaraz, Ruud stunned in straight-sets, Kasatkina outwits Raducanu in Ostrava and more
Djokovic downs Cilic to clinch Tel Aviv title, Astana Open with Alcaraz and Medvedev awaits
Wimbledon ban a blessing in disguise for in-form Samsonova, who’s firing on all cylinders
Leading 6-4, 2-1 against Ostapenko in Saturday’s SF, what happened to Raducanu in Seoul?
Round-up: Federer retires, Siniakova stuns Rybakina while Fruhvirtova clinches Chennai title


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...

2022

Features
Dominic Thiem ends his 2022 season exhausted, but happy with progress – as he should be
Simona Halep drug suspension: What is Roxadustat, what’s next for the two-time Slam champ?
Wimbledon ban a blessing in disguise for in-form Samsonova, who’s firing on all cylinders
Leading 6-4, 2-1 against Ostapenko in Saturday’s SF, what happened to Raducanu in Seoul?
Okay, do we need to have the Emma Raducanu conversation yet?
Murray’s R1 Madrid Open win over Thiem should also give Austrian some perspective
After success in Munich, who isn’t paying attention to Danish teenager Holger Rune?
Leylah Fernandez motivated to defend Monterrey titlesaves five championship points to win

Alcaraz’s ascent
Carlos Alcaraz aware a difficult 2023 season awaits him with newfound favourite tag

US Open title run
Day 10: Tiafoe-Alcaraz in semifinals after epic five-set encounter against Jannik Sinner
Day 12: Ruud-Alcaraz in Sunday’s final after contrasting wins over Khachanov, Tiafoe
Day 14: Alcaraz topples Ruud in four sets, clinches first Major title and becomes new world no. 1

Umag: Alcaraz-Sinner in Croatian clay final after contrasting semi-final wins over qualifiers
July round-up: Alcaraz inspires, Thiem’s timely progress, Zverev injury update & more
Alcaraz does it again, clinches another Masters 1000 title after masterful week in Madrid
Miami: Alcaraz ascends to rally past Ruud, wins historic maiden Masters 1000 title

US Open
Day 11Day 12Day 13Day 14
Day 6Days 7-8Day 9Day 10
Day 1Day 2Day 3Days 4-5
Nadal, Raducanu and more in round-up, draw analysis as year’s final Major upon us

US Open prep
Winston-Salem: Draper downed in two draining sets against Swiss’ in-form Huesler
Pegula outwits Raducanu in competitive contest — Garcia beats Pegula, Sabalenka next in semis
Cincinnati Open: Raducanu dismisses patchy Serena on Cincy debutthen blitzes Azarenka too

Wimbledon
Day 11Day 12Day 13Day 14
Day 6Days 7-8Day 9Day 10
Day 1Day 2Day 3Days 4-5
COVID-19 sees Cilic and Berrettini both withdraw, after injuries for Keys and Coric

French Open
Zverev undergoes surgery on torn ligaments after French Open semi-final fall
Nadal eases past first-time finalist Ruud, wins record-extending 14th RG trophy
Swiatek sweeps Gauff aside in straight-sets, secures her second Slam title
Swiatek strolls into second Major final, plays record-breaker Gauff Saturday
Trevisan, Gauff win big; Zverev swarms Alcaraz before Nadal outlasts Djokovic
Djokovic-Nadal, Zverev-Alcaraz QFs set for Tuesday after contrasting wins
Zverev, Tsitsipas and Alcaraz survive scares – but for how long?
Swiatek, Nadal, Djokovic all progress; Krejcikova, Kontaveit ousted
Gauff grits through R1 on opening day; Jabeur, Muguruza crash out
Berrettini, Monfils, Murray among withdrawals before year’s second Major

Legacy and retirements
Who was Nick Bollettieri? Remembering the HOF tennis coach, who died aged 91 on Sunday
Round-up: Federer retires, Siniakova stuns Rybakina while Fruhvirtova clinches Chennai title
Serena’s swansong: 23-time Major champion confirms imminent retirement in Vogue magazine
Can he do it? Murray’s Stuttgart surge makes critics believe again, before Wimbledon
Decision felt inevitable: Clijsters confirms third retirement, 20 months after comeback
“No perfect time, but this was mine” – Barty discusses shock retirement in press conference
Andy Murray’s coaching conundrum continues, del Potro reveals retirement decision

Some new firsts…
Welcome return: Serena wins alongside Jabeur in fun Eastbourne doubles clash
Mallorca: Tsitsipas clinches maiden grass-court title, ousting Bautista Agut in three sets
Miami Open: Medvedev masterclass overwhelms Murray’s mettle in straight-sets
Indian Wells: Fritz extinguishes Nadal’s unbeaten streak after Swiatek sinks Sakkari
Vesely ousts Djokovic in quarter-finals, Medvedev confirmed as new world no. 1
ATP Dubai: Djokovic’s long-awaited 2022 debut ends with straight-sets win over Musetti
Rotterdam Open: Auger-Aliassime beats Tsitsipas to clinch his first ATP title

Australian Open
Day 11Day 12Day 13Day 14
Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9Day 10
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5

Warm-up events
Finals Day
Keys, Badosa, Kokkinakis and Karatsev all clinch titles as warm-up events end
Adelaide 2

Keys recovers to sting Gauff, plays friend Riske in finale
Gauff ousts Kostyuk in three-set battle of attrition
Sydney

Badosa withstands Bencic pressure, clinches semi-final berth
Ruthless Rybakina makes quick work of returning Raducanu

2021

Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada during their Women's Singles...

Rest of the year’s big winners
WTA Finals: Motivated Muguruza makes history against error-prone Kontaveit
Anett Kontaveit astonished by top 10 rankings surge, but she really shouldn’t be
Badosa, Norrie make history the hard way as first-time Masters 1000 winners

Special features
Johanna Konta’s retirement: Injuries don’t cloud her legacy as Britain’s tireless hope
After Chicago defeats on her return, how long can Clijsters’ excitement remain?
Match rewind: Osaka’s remarkable Australian Open recovery win vs. Muguruza
After seizing gold medal for Swiss, can Belinda Bencic build on this?

Raducanu’s remarkable 2021
Mats Wilander: Raducanu needs to have fun and develop on her own
Linz: Memorable year ends in tight last-16 loss to persistent Wang
Savvy Sasnovich spoils Raducanu’s return on WTA 1000 debut
US Open: Stefanie Vogele, Zhang Shuai, Sara Sorribes Tormo, Shelby Rogers, Belinda Bencic, Maria Sakkari, Leylah Fernandez in all-teenage final
Finishes runner-up to Clara Tauson in WTA Chicago; Andy Murray hails her future potential
Wimbledon: Marketa Vondrousova, Sorana Cirstea, Ajla Tomljanovic

US Open
Day 11Day 12Day 13Day 14
Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9Day 10
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5

Injury withdrawals
Williams sisters withdraw with respective injuries, Kenin sidelined by COVID
Recurring wrist pain sees Dominic Thiem withdraw, will not defend US Open title
Roger Federer is again out indefinitely, after needing more knee surgery

Tokyo Olympics
Zverev cruises past Karen Khachanov, clinching gold medal
Zverev recovers to storm past Djokovic, seals Final berth vs. Khachanov
Djokovic dismantles Nishikori, as Zverev awaits him tomorrow
Naomi Osaka eases into R3, is happy again and fulfilling a dream
Alexander Zverev excited to compete, but medals are his motivation
Andy Murray in high spirits, boosted by Wimbledon display
Tokyo update: Gauff, Berrettini withdraw with COVID and injury issues

Wimbledon
Day 10Day 11Day 12Day 13
Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9
Day 1, Serena injuryDay 2Day 3Day 4Day 5
Draw revealed, featured first-round matches to watch out for
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
Djokovic, Federer and defending champion Nadal in same half
Monte Carlo 2021: Tsitsipas tames in-form Evans, ahead of Roland Garros

Remember me?
Cancer-free, Carla Suarez Navarro to make unlikely return
Frustration continues: Murray plotting return after yet another injury setback
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: Kei Nishikori confident he can return to tennis’ top 10 rankings

Australian Open
Day 11, in two partsDay 12Day 13Day 14
Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9Day 10
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5

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

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

Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates winning the Women's Final during day 14 of the 2020 French Open on Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros stadium...

Roland Garros
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
Semis: Djokovic outlasts gutsy Tsitsipas in five sets, faces defending champ Nadal

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

Other pieces
Thiem’s coach Nicolas Massu: I see a bright future, he can win more Slams
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
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

COVID-19 centric stories
Rafael Nadal voices concerns ahead of his Slam return after COVID-19 concerns
US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic ‘felt responsible’ as a top player to feature
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

Cori Gauff of the United States celebrates during her match against Venus Williams of the United States during Day 1 of The Championships - Wimbledon...

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
Coco ready to return, as critics believe she can surpass Serena Williams in future
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

2016-18

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland speaks at a press conference after defeating Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in the final match during the BNP Paribas...

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

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

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