Kvitova against closed door majors

Petra Kvitova said yesterday that she didn’t like the idea of majors being played behind closed doors which is what the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening.

Djokovic has been practising, in secret

Novak Djokovic has been keeping his eye on the ball over these past two months, practising every day on a private court in Marbella with his brother, Marco, as the coronavirus pandemic prevented him from returning to his homeland, but he kept his training quiet so as...

Basilashvili arrested and charged

Georgia’s top player, Nikoloz Basilashvili, 28, has been charged with assaulting his ex-wife Neka Dorokashvili in front of their five-year old child, Lukas, having first been arrested in Tbilisi on Friday the 22nd May, when allegedly the incident took place.

Unsanctioned events popping up all over

Unofficial pro events continue to proliferate as the Credit One Bank Invitational on Daniel Island in South Carolina is scheduled to get underway on 23 June and Novak Djokovic announces a series of matches to run from 13 June to 5 July in the Balkan region.

Will there be a US Open or Roland Garros this year?

On the day when the French Open should be getting underway, speculation as to the fate of this year’s US Open continues to grow, with all sorts of scenarios apparently under consideration, but with the coronavirus pandemic still prevalent around the world, the odds on...

Four-time Grand Slam winner Ashley Cooper dies at 83

Four-time singles grand slam champion, Ashley Cooper, who was born on 15th September, 1936, died in Brisbane on 15th May after a long illness, aged 83.

Osaka passes Serena Williams earnings

Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams by setting a new record for most money earned by a female athlete over a 12-month period, according to on Friday, who stated the Japanese made $37.4 million in earnings and endorsements, $1.4 million more than the...

Tributes flood in for ‘inspirational’ Cathie Sabin OBE

The first female president of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Cathie Sabin, has died of cancer in a Shrewsbury hospice at the age of 73.

Mayor recognises Djokovic contribution to city

Novak Djokovic has spent the last two months locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic with his family in Marbella, Spain, a destination he often visits and is familiar with, and is now receiving recognition from the city’s Mayor, Angeles Munoz, who has thanked the...

Tennis set to resume in Scotland

Following a statement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Thursday, non-contact sports, including tennis, golf, fishing and bowls, will resume in Scotland from next week in a planned relaxation of lockdown measures in the country.
Tennis News, Tennis Results, Live Tennis Scores & Interviews

Nottingham | Evans is rewarded

Dan Evans has been handed a wildcard for the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club, in what will be his first appearance at an ATP Tour event since his year-long drugs ban.

The Brit has not competed on the ATP Tour since testing positive for cocaine in Barcelona back in April 2017. After a 12-month ban, he has returned to a series of challenger events, reaching the semi-finals in Surbiton and now Nottingham.

I watched him against Alex Ward [earlier at the tournament] and he’s a great pro. It will be a very tough match Dan Evans

The Birmingham-born star beat Canada’s Brayden Schnur to reach the last-four at the Nature Valley Open and will take on Marcel Granollers on Saturday.

Evans, meanwhile, is expecting a strong challenge from former World No. 19 Granollers, whom he beat on the way to the 2017 Sydney final.

“He’s a very good player,” the 28-year-old said. “I watched him against Alex Ward [earlier at the tournament] and he’s a great pro. It will be a very tough match.”

Evans’ compatriot Jay Clarke has also been given a main draw wildcard. This will be the 19-year-old’s first appearance at a tour-level event.

Fellow Brits James Ward and Edward Corrie were handed qualifying wildcards, while Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis will also have to come through qualifying. Andy Murray will make a decision over whether he will be able to compete on Saturday morning, but British No. 1 Kyle Edmund and Cam Norrie are confirmed participants.




Leave a Reply

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