Kvitova against closed door majors

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Djokovic has been practising, in secret

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Basilashvili arrested and charged

Georgia’s top player, Nikoloz Basilashvili, 28, has been charged with assaulting his ex-wife Neka Dorokashvili in front of their five-year old child, Lukas, having first been arrested in Tbilisi on Friday the 22nd May, when allegedly the incident took place.

Unsanctioned events popping up all over

Unofficial pro events continue to proliferate as the Credit One Bank Invitational on Daniel Island in South Carolina is scheduled to get underway on 23 June and Novak Djokovic announces a series of matches to run from 13 June to 5 July in the Balkan region.

Will there be a US Open or Roland Garros this year?

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Four-time Grand Slam winner Ashley Cooper dies at 83

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Osaka passes Serena Williams earnings

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Tributes flood in for ‘inspirational’ Cathie Sabin OBE

The first female president of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Cathie Sabin, has died of cancer in a Shrewsbury hospice at the age of 73.

Mayor recognises Djokovic contribution to city

Novak Djokovic has spent the last two months locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic with his family in Marbella, Spain, a destination he often visits and is familiar with, and is now receiving recognition from the city’s Mayor, Angeles Munoz, who has thanked the...

Tennis set to resume in Scotland

Following a statement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Thursday, non-contact sports, including tennis, golf, fishing and bowls, will resume in Scotland from next week in a planned relaxation of lockdown measures in the country.
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Cape Town | Federer’s retirement is not imminent

Roger Federer, who will turn 39 this year, has been plagued by questions concerning his possible retirement, one of the most recent rumours being that it is set to take place after this year’s Olympics in Tokyo

I feel I can still compete at the highest level, which I feel I did again in Australia. I am happy to keep on playing Roger Federer

.Speaking after his successful ‘Match in Africa’ exhibition he told the press: “No updates on retirement or any plans to stop playing. The family is healthy; my wife is cool and I am feeling pretty good.

“I feel I can still compete at the highest level, which I feel I did again in Australia. I am happy to keep on playing.

‘You never know, but at the moment I have no plans for any retirement and all that. I am happy that the season actually has started as well as it did.”

Speaking about his rivalry with Rafa Nadal, five years his junior, with whom he played the Exhibition last Friday, he revealed: “It’s nice to call one of your biggest rivals one of your friends. He’s not my closest friend, I’m not his closest friend as well.

“On the road, I think we understand each other really, really well. We like seeing each other, also chatting together and making sure that tennis moves forward the right way.

“I remember Rafa when he was younger, he was so shy – he was looking up to me – and he said whatever Roger wants I’m happy with that. Then he grew into a much stronger character. And then obviously the rivalry grew as we were No 1 and 2 the whole time.

“Then today with all the time that has past we’re on the final stretch in some ways. We see life very differently, but we have ultimate respect for one another.

“We’ve done so many promotions together. We’ve done charitable things like the bushfire relief just now in Australia, I’ve played him in Mallorca on the half clay, half grass court, I’ve played him in Madrid for his foundation, he came to Zurich to play in my match for Africa as well. It’s just nice to really get together.”



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