NEW

Seeds tumble in San José but Kasatkina survives

Four players advanced to the quarter-finals at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on Wednesday, but only one seed, Daria Kasatkina, seeded 4, who overcame Caroline Garcia in a clash of former Top 10 players, while Zhang Shuai took out Madison Keys, the 3rd seed,...

Olympic dreams fulfilled…

After Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Andrey Rublev won the Mixed Doubles at Tokyo 2020 by the narrowest of margins, the Olympic Tennis Event came to a close on Day 9.

Montréal suffers pull-outs

The US Open Series provides the tune-up for the US Open and the second tournament, the National Bank Open in Montréal, the first WTA 1000 event of the summer hard-court swing through North American, takes place next week with disappointing news that Naomi Osaka, Sofia...

Americans progress as Tomjlanovic saves match points in San José

The first round of matches at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic were completed on Tuesday with three Americans advancing at the expense of two others, and an Australian coming back from match points down to defeat yet another.

Raducanu falls to Zhang in San José

It was not quite the fairytale return for Emma Raducanu at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San José on Monday, but a valuable experience nevertheless when veteran Zhang Shusi rolled past her 6-3 6-2.

Raducanu set to play San José WTA 500

As the dust settles on the Olympic Tennis Event and many of those involved take a breather, attention turns to the hard courts of north American where the WTA Tour heads towards the US Open, starting with the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic hosted on the campus at San...

Lepchenko wins Charleston WTA125

In an all-American final, No 4 seed Varvara Lepchenko won her first WTA 125 title at the LTP Women's Open in Charleston with a 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4 triumph over Jamie Loeb on Sunday. 

Schmiedlova wins inaugural Belgrade Open

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova lifted the inaugural Belgrade Ladies Open trophy with a straight-sets victory over second seed Arantxa Rus in the final of the WTA 125 event on Sunday.

Zverev is the new Olympic Champion

Alexander ‘Sascha’ Zverev has emulated incomparable compatriot Steffi Graf and struck Olympic gold, declaring: “There is nothing better than this.”

Krejcikova & Siniakova take Gold at Tokyo 2020

Top seeds Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova became the first Czech players to win Gold at the Olympic Tennis Event after defeating Switzerland's Belinda Bencic & Viktorija Golubic 7-5 6-1 in the women's doubles final on Sunday at the Ariake Tennis Park...
Tennis News, Tennis Results, Live Tennis Scores & Interviews

Coric is latest player to test positive

The list of individuals from the Adria Tour infected by the Covid-19 virus grows with Borna Coric, the current world No.33, becoming the second player following Grigor Dimitrov’s Sunday announcement, to test positive for coronavirus after taking part in the Croatian leg of Novak Djokovic’s exhibition tour.

I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during the last few days gets tested! Borna Coric

No doubt of concern for Djokovic is his fitness coach Marko Paniki and another member of Dimitrov’s team, his coach Chris Gro, have also tested positive for the virus according to Croatia’s N1 television channel.

Croatia’s Coric had beaten Dimitrov in the second leg of the exhibition tour being held in Zadar last Saturday with the Bulgarian immediately departing for home in Monaco as he felt unwell.

“Hi everyone, I wanted to inform you all that I tested positive for Covid-19,” Coric posted on Twitter today.
“I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during the last few days gets tested!

“I am really sorry for any harm I might have caused! I’m feeling well and don’t have any simptoms (sic). Please stay safe and healthy! Lots of love to all!”

Needless to say, the criticisms which has been levelled at the tour’s lack of social distancing is proving to be justified with Nick Kyrgios now adding his own views on the subject describing the tour as being
‘boneheaded’.

The world No. 40 from Australia tweeted: “Boneheaded decision to go ahead with the ‘exhibition’,” he tweeted.
“Speedy recovery fellas, but that’s what happens when you disregard all protocols. This IS NOT A JOKE.”

Also playing in the tournament were world No 3 Dominic Thiem, former US Open winner Marin Cilic, seventh-ranked Alexander Zverev and Filip Krajinovic.

Djokovic’s brother Djordje, the tournament director, defended the organisers actions by telling Sportske Novosti: “Novak? He took this news very hard. We undertook all the measures prescribed by the governments of Serbia and Croatia.”

But they were obviously not sufficient as the Montenegro and third leg of the tour, with stricter controls in place, decided against holding their event and cancelled on the eve of the tours first offering in Belgrade.
The final leg at present is in Bosnia.

Commenting on social distancing measures during the inaugural leg in Belgrade, Djokovic pointed out that both Serbia and the region had been relatively successful in containing the virus.

“Of course you can criticise, you can also say this is dangerous or not, but it’s not up to me to make the calls what is health-wise right or wrong,” the Serbian hero told reporters.

While the countries have not been particularly hit by coronavirus, the lax approach to social distancing has backfired with Dimitrov and Coric – who played each other at the weekend – both now succumbing to the virus.

Djokovic did not show any symptoms at the weekend but refused to be tested in Croatia preferring to contact an epidemiologist and his doctor on his return to Serbia.

Could he be joining the list?






Previous

Next

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.