NEW

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.
Tennis News, Tennis Results, Live Tennis Scores & Interviews

Murray supports Federer’s decision

Andy Murray is an inspiration to Roger Federer. Who say so? Federer.
The Swiss legend’s declaration came after Murray praised him following the 20 Slam champion’s physically-demanding third-round French Open win against Dominik Koepfer.

I'm not bothered by the outcome of this match at all. Just seeing Federer at 39 off the back of two knee surgeries playing to an empty stadium at 12.30am, getting fired up, is inspirational to me. Andy Murray

Both Murray and Federer are on the comeback road from long-term injury problems.

And two-time Wimbledon champion Murray said after Federer’s four-set Koepfer marathon: “I’m not bothered by the outcome of this match at all. Just seeing Federer at 39 off the back of two knee surgeries playing to an empty stadium at 12.30am, getting fired up, is inspirational to me. Do what you (heart emoji).”

And Federer replied: “Thank you Sir Andy, the feeling is mutual. You gotta love it (heart emoji). See you on the (grass emoji).”

Murray, 34, is aiming to make a Grand Slam return at London SW19 after warming up at Queen’s from 14 June.

The former world No.1 had turned down a wild card for Roland Garros to regain tournament fitness having been troubled by a groin problem in March.

Brit Murray has been on a stop-start comeback largely due to a hip problem since losing his 2017 All England quarter-final against American Sam Querrey.

Federer, 39, the winner of 20 Slam singles crowns, has undergone two knee operations, having only played on three occasions in 16 months prior to Roland Garros.

He said after the Koepfer victory: “After two knee surgeries and over a year of rehabilitation it’s important that I listen to my body and make sure I don’t push myself too quickly on my road to recovery,”

The decision of Federer, who had been lined up against Italian ninth seed Matteo Berrettini in Paris in the fourth round, has received a mixed reaction. Chris Evert backed it while Patrick McEnroe, although understanding, felt it didn’t look good, while social media keyboard warriors hinted that Federer “used” the Paris major to improve fitness.

Murray, while backing Federer, said: “In basketball, football etc when returning from injury players are given reduced minutes to build up their fitness. In tennis you don’t have that luxury of just playing a set in first match then 2 sets the next etc and building up that way. I’d argue that it’s quite risky to play multiple 4hr matches in a row in your 2nd tournaments back in 18 months so to me it makes sense to be reactive based on how your body feels, length of matches etc.”






Previous

Next

Leave a Reply

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