Herbert & Mahut claim second Roland Garros doubles title

France claimed the Men’s Doubles title on Saturday when Pierre-Hughes Herbert & Nicolas Mahut defeated Alexander Bublik & Andrey Golubev from Kazakstan, 4-6 7-6(1) 6-4, to become the first all-French team to win twice at the clay-court major since World War...

Krejcikova bags French Open title

It was nip and tuck but, at the last, it was unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova who hoisted the French Open trophy aloft after a 3-set victory over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the No 31 seed, in the final at Roland Garros on Saturday.

Konta steps into her third straight Nottingham final

British No.1 Johanna Konta has reached her third consecutive final at the LTA’s Viking Open Nottingham after defeating Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic 6-2 6-7(2) 7-5 in two-hours and 53-minutes.

Swiatek and Krejcikova to meet in Paris Doubles Final

Iga Swiatek may have lost her singles crown at Roland Garros but she has her eyes firmly set on taking home the French Open doubles title with her partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, but the pair will have to navigate past Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova, who...

Nadal is brought down in classic

Two classic semi-finals and a change of heart by the French pandemic authorities, a boisterous crowd and excellent weather all helped to ensure that the French Open, the second grand slam of the season, reached its Sunday climax with the appropriate fanfare

Sue Barker awarded CBE

Sue Barker has been awarded a CBE in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to sport, broadcasting and charity.

Konta through to third straight Nottingham semi-final

Johanna Konta is safely through to her third consecutive Viking Open Nottingham semi-final after defeating eighth seed Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 7-6(6), having reached the final in her last two visits to the Nottingham Tennis Centre in 2017 and 2018.

Evans loses in last eight.

In the Viking Nottingham Open Challeneger event, the top seed from Birmingham Dan Evans was pipped to the post in his quarterfinal against No.6 seed Denis Kudla falling 6-4 1-6 6-4 after two=hours and two-minutes.

Salisbury & Krawczyk win French Mixed Doubles title

Britain’s Joe Salisbury teamed up with American Desirae Krawczyk to win the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday at Roland Garros, marking his second Grand Slam triumph.

Krejcikova outlasts Sakkari to reach Paris final

Barbora Krejcikova held her nerve to see off a match point and a controversial line call to advance to the French Open final after upsetting Maria Sakkari, the No 17 seed from Greece, 7-5 4-6 9-7, in a 3 hour 18 marathon semi-final battle.
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Djokovic cruises through but refuses to commit to vaccination

The world No.1, Novak Djokovic showed no mercy to his countryman Miomir Kecmanovic when they clashed in the quarter-finals of the Serbia Open, winning 6-1 6-3 to remain on course to pick up his third title at his home event.

I think personally I’m feeling very well on court, moving well, hitting the ball well and, of course, enjoying the home court advantage Novak Djokovic

The top seed needed just 75-minutes to reach the semi-finals in what was his 12th win of the season against just the one loss incurred in Monte Carlo where Britain’s Dan Evans got the better of him.

“I think personally I’m feeling very well on court, moving well, hitting the ball well and, of course, enjoying the home court advantage,” a very confident Djokovic said. “So I’m really excited to go out in the semi-finals on the court again tomorrow.”

Djokovic also added that he hoped it would not become compulsory for players to be vaccinated against coronavirus and insisted any decision he makes on whether or not to take the vaccine, will remain private.

“I am still a supporter of freedom of choice,” Djokovic said in Belgrade, where last year he launched the ill-fated Adria Tour which broke many pandemic rules ending up with many players, including himself, contracting the virus.

The possibility that players will have to be vaccinated in order to enter tournaments is one Djokovic refuses to commit to.

“I will keep my decision to myself, I think it’s a private, intimate thing. I do not want to be labelled as someone who is for or against vaccination,” added Djokovic who has expressed his reservations in the past.

“I hope it does not become compulsory.”

Djokovic’s next on court date is a rematch of his Australian semi-final with Russian Aslan Karatsev who ousted Italian qualifier Gianluca Mager 6-3 6-3.
No. 2 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy, also made the semi-finals after beating Serbian Filip Krajinovic 6-4 6-4 and will play Lucky Loser Taro Daniel of Japan, who upset Argentina’s Federico Delbonis 4-6 6-1 7-5.

“I think I played a really solid match. My weapons were working from the beginning really well. I am happy with the performance. I served well. I also returned well when I had to. I am really happy that I am in the semi-finals. It’s never easy when you are coming back from an injury. I played well, physically I am feeling good, so that the most important thing for me, especially in the last month. I am reaching the best shape, that is the goal”, the Italian said.



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