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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Tsonga captures Marseilles

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cruised to the 14th title of his career when he won the Open 13 Marseilles event for a third time at the weekend.

This is the best feeling you can have, winning a title

He defeated fellow Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-4 6-4 in just 69 minutes and was never under any pressure.
It was Tsonga’s second consecutive title following his success at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam last week when he beat the 11th ranked David Goffin.
Meanwhile Jack Sock also won his second tournament of the year when Milos Raonic was forced to conceded a walk-over in the final of the Delray Beach Open thanks to a hamstring tear in his right leg.

In South America Austria’s Dominic Thiem won his eighth ATP title when he beat Pablo Carreno Busta in the final of the Rio Open in Brazil.
Thiem won 7-5 6-4 in what proved to be an excellent week in which he never dropped a set.
“This is the best feeling you can have, winning a title,” he told the Tour’s official website. “I played five very good matches, especially in the semis and final against amazing players.”



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