Vekić strikes first ball back in Palermo

Donna Vekić goes down in history as the first player to win a tour-level match in the post-shutdown era when, 5 months after the last WTA tournament took place, the Palermo Open re-started the WTA Tour on Monday on the Italian island of Sicily, while the pandemic that...

It’s a welcome return with an uncertain future

While the return of professional tennis is more than welcome, it is a cautious one bearing in mind that the Washington event on the ATP Tour was cancelled a few weeks back and there is still uncertainty regarding the US Open.

The Lion is the UTS2 king

Alexander ‘The Lion’ Zverev needed Sudden Death to beat Felix ‘The Panther’ Auger-Aliassime and become king of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown jungle on Sunday.

WTA Tour resumes in Palermo

The 31st Ladies Open Palermo kicks off in Sicily on Monday, marking the resumption of the WTA Tour after five months suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic and the exhibition events that have peppered the calendar since March wrapped up at the weekend.

The British Bulldogs just edge it

As the organiser of the Battle of the Brits Team event, Jamie Murray couldn’t have been more delighted that, after a week’s highly competitive play, the final outcome of the event wasn’t settled until the last match.

New York Empire win World TeamTennis 2020

New York Empire defeated Chicago Smash, 21-20 in a supertiebreaker, to win the 2020 World Team Tennis season in a nail-biting finish at West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort on Sunday, and hoist the King Trophy for the first time.

UTS Finals on BBC Sport

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown is an innovative competition organised by leading coach Patrick Mouratoglou at his academy in the south of France to help fill the void created by the suspension of the professional tours, and with matches split into quarters, a unique...

New York upset Philadelphia to meet Chicago in WTT Final

The two top seeds failed to make the final of World TeamTennis on Saturday at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia after the New York Empire upset favourites Philadelphia Freedoms, 22-18, and Chicago Smash took out Orlando Storm, 24-13.

Race to the line

Jamie Murray, the man behind the Battle of the Brit events, will be delighted that his team event has reached the final day with both teams sharing the points and the finishing line of 60, just ten matches away

US Open to go ahead

The USTA has confirmed that the US Open will go ahead as planned, alongside the Western & Southern Open tune-up event the week before, both with strict protocols in place.
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Madrid | Nadal leads Spain to sixth Cup win

Rafa Nadal clinched Spain’s sixth Davis Cup title when he beat Denis Shapovalov in Madrid in front of an adoring crowd inside the Caja Magica as he sealed a 2-0 win over Canada in their appearance in the 119-year history of the competition.

I'm incredibly happy to end the year like this, Rafa Nadal

Nadal’s 6-3 7-6(7) win over the young Canadian followed compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut earlier successful 7-6(3) 6-3 win over the 19-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime making his debut in the reformatted event.

“I’m incredibly happy to end the year like this,” Nadal said afterwards.

The 33-year-old had been an unstoppable force in Spain’s previous day’s pounding semi-final against Britain and never looked like letting this opportunity slip, with King Felipe VI watching on, along with Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, the man who instigated the controversial changes via his marketing company Kosmos.

Nadal has been brilliant throughout the week as he capped what has been another incredible year in the life of the Mallorcan world number one.

The Spanish team will also pocket a cheque worth $2.1 million for their efforts.

Nadal won eight out of eight rubbers he played this week and at times on Friday and Saturday, when he stormed to singles and doubles victories against Argentina and Britain respectively, he set a pace his team-mates could hardly copy.

He was on a mission and nothing was going to stop him.



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