Tennis

Paula Badosa of Spain poses poses for photographers after defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during the final of the BNP Paribas Open at the...

Tennis is another sport I love and enjoy covering – both on the men and women’s tour – especially when the Slams roll around. Nonetheless, here is an ascending list of my tennis coverage, continuing to widen with time! Pieces before 2021 have been archived but scroll down to the bottom for a list of timeless features after an unforgettable US Open just finished…

2021

November
Mats Wilander: Raducanu needs to have fun and develop on her own
WTA Finals 2021: Motivated Muguruza makes history against error-prone Kontaveit
Roger Federer update: Swiss legend’s coach Ivan Ljubicic talks recovery and retirement
Linz 2021: Raducanu’s memorable year ends in tight last-16 loss to persistent Wang
Anett Kontaveit astonished by top 10 rankings surge, but she really shouldn’t be

Indian Wells
Badosa, Norrie make history the hard way as first-time Masters 1000 winners
Cameron Norrie describes Dimitrov victory as the biggest of his career
Zverev outguns gutsy Murray, after Rogers recovers to beat Fernandez
Savvy Sasnovich spoils Raducanu’s return on WTA 1000 debut

September, October
Zverev downs Tiafoe in Vienna Open final, sealing his fifth title of 2021
Take your time: Tim Henman warns Emma Raducanu over impending coaching choice
After Chicago defeats on her return, how long can Clijsters’ excitement remain?
Tsitsipas opens up on his struggles, Medvedev backed to avoid Thiem’s slump
Barty’s coach Craig Tyzzer calls her exhausted, needing long rest — confirms her 2021 year is over

August, September: US Open
Day 14: Daniil Medvedev beats Novak Djokovic, clinches first Grand Slam title
Day 13: Emma Raducanu outguns Leylah Fernandez, seals title on main draw debut
Day 12: Medvedev vs. Djokovic in eagerly-awaited repeat of Aus Open final
Day 11: Fernandez vs. Raducanu in battle of first-time teenage Slam finalists
Day 10: Raducanu-Sakkari, Djokovic-Zverev semifinals set on rollercoaster ride
Day 9: Three new semi-finalists confirmed but injuries see night session fizzle out
Day 8: Raducanu’s run rolls on, Djokovic downs spirited Brooksby with Berrettini next
Day 7: Auger-Aliassime makes history with Tiafoe win; teenagers shine elsewhere
Day 6: Djokovic, Raducanu record very different wins as Barty, Shapovalov fall
Day 5: Alcaraz stuns Tsitsipas in five-set classic, Rublev and Osaka knocked out
Day 4: Raducanu, Zverev earn contrasting straight-set wins, Barty and Bencic prevail
Day 3: Rublev, Medvedev both win but Ruud stunned in four sets on rainy afternoon
Day 2: Olympic champions Zverev, Bencic progress as Raducanu makes British history
Day 1: Murray-Tsitsipas doesn’t disappoint, despite day with more injury withdrawals

August: US Open prep
Match rewind: Osaka’s remarkable Australian Open recovery win vs. Muguruza
Williams sisters withdraw with respective injuries, Kenin sidelined by COVID
Raducanu finishes runner-up in WTA Chicago; Murray hails her future potential
Recurring wrist pain sees Dominic Thiem withdraw, will not defend US Open title
Roger Federer is again out indefinitely, after needing more knee surgery
Improving: Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov confident for different reasons

July, early August: Olympics
After seizing gold for Swiss, can Belinda Bencic build on this?
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 his motivation
Andy Murray in high spirits, boosted by Wimbledon display
Tokyo update: Gauff, Berrettini withdraw with COVID and injury issues

June, July: Wimbledon
Day 13: Determined Djokovic eventually ousts Berrettini, secures 20th Slam
Day 12: Bullish Barty battles past tricky Pliskova, seals second Slam title
Day 11: Matteo Berrettini into his first Final, plays defending champ Djokovic next
Day 10: First-time finalists Barty and Pliskova to collide on Saturday
Day 9: Djokovic wins clean, Hurkacz knocks Federer out on wacky Wednesday
Day 8: Barty-Kerber, Pliskova-Sabalenka semis sealed, Hurkacz stuns Medvedev
Day 7: Djokovic, Barty and Kerber all win, Rublev and Swiatek out
Day 6: Raducanu roars on, Kyrgios injured and Federer continues
Day 5: Key wins for Jabeur and Korda, Shapovalov ends Murray’s run
Day 4: Federer sets up Norrie clash, but Raducanu steals the show
Day 3: Murray magic ends the night on a dramatic high as many seeds fall
Day 2: Barty and Medvedev through but de Minaur, Serena crash out in different ways
Serena Williams withdraws mid-match, sustains ankle injury
Day 1: Tiafoe and Murray win big as Tsitsipas, Kvitova fall on memorable opening day
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

June: 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


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

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

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