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The RFT sweep past Germany

The Davis Cup favourites, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, representing the Russian Tennis Federation rather than their country as it is banned from international competition for state doping violations, cruised into the final at the Caja Magica in Madrid, after...

Darlene Hard dies at 85

Darlene Hard, winner of 21 major titles in the 1950s and 60s, has died at the age of 85 in Los Angeles on Thursday at the Northridge Hospital after a brief illness, according to Mona Cravens, Director of Student Publications at the University of Southern California,...

Croatia knock Serbia out

Novak Djokovic's dream of leading Serbia to a second Davis Cup title was shattered on Friday when neighbours, Croatia, twice former campions, knocked them out of this year’s competition at the semi-final stage.

China pushes back on WTA decision to suspend Chinese tournaments

The diplomacy war is hotting up over the Peng Shuai affair, with China objecting to the WTA politicising sport and the IOC maintaining its quiet approach under on-going criticism, while the ATP and ITF fail to follow the WTA’s lead.

The RFT slip into the DC semis

Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev as expected, led the Russian Tennis Federation – Russia itself has been banned from international competition for state doping – to the semi-finals of this year’s reformatted Davis Cup brushing Sweden aside 2-0.

WTA suspends business with China

The WTA is making good on its threat to pull its business out of China by announcing that it will suspend tournaments in both China and Hong Kong unless the Chinese authorities take steps to address Peng Shuai’s allegations of sexual abuse and concerns for her welfare...

Djokovic pulls Serbia through to semis

Serbia reached the reformatted Davis Cup semi-finals in Madrid with a 2-1 victory over Kazakhstan after the world No.1 Novak Djokovic came to the team’s rescue.

Konta retires

Former British No 1 Johanna Konta announced her retirement from competitive tennis at the age of 30 on Wednesday in London.

Why Peng Shuai remains of grave concern

The headlines may have died down, but Peng Shuai’s situation remains of grave concern as fears grow that the authorities in China are keeping the former Doubles World No 1 under wraps and preventing her from speaking freely.

Germany squeeze past Britain to reach Madrid.

In the second of the Davis Cup quarterfinals Germany upset Great Britain, squeezing past the favourites in Innsbruk 2-1 to make the Madrid semi-finals later in the week.
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Lodon | Wimbledon stand firm

Japan has been reluctant to postpone the Olympics but finally wilted under the pressure of many countries threatening to boycott Tokyo and the continuing growth of the coronavirus pandemic.

As a result, the Olympics and Paralympics will now be stage next year before the end of the 2021 summer.

Meanwhile the AELTC continues to maintain that Wimbledon will go on as scheduled on June 29, though officials continue to monitor events and will abide by Government rules.

There have been suggestions that Wimbledon should delay and take up the now vacant Olympics slot, but officials point out that the rescheduling would create too big an upheaval for them to consider at present.

So far the ATP, WTA and ITF have not altered their hopes that the tour will resume on June 9 with the grass court season.

Jo Konta, who appeared last night on The Great Celebrity Bake Off in aid of Cancer Research, was ‘hopeful’ The Championships would proceed as scheduled, but remained positive that whatever happens, she and her fellow competitors would do whatever comes next.

In contrast, Novak Djokovic is prepared to see the Tours cancelled for the year while Rafa Nadal believes the season should restart with the postponed French Open on September 20.






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