Obituary – David N. Dinkins

New York’s first African-American Mayor and a benefactor for tennis died on 23 November at the age of 93.

Medvedev makes a clean sweep at the final O2

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Mektic & Koolhof triumph in ATP doubles final

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Thiem and Medvedev spring two shocks to reach final

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Salisbury & Ram lose No 1 spot hope

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Djokovic makes up the final four

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Salisbury & Ram on course for top spot

There is added drama attached to the semi-final doubles matches at the O2 Arena, where the Nitto ATP Finals are being staged for the last time and the conclusion of a decade of indoor tennis in London draws near to a close on Sunday.

Salisbury & Ram make semi-finals at the O2

With the year-end World No 1 spot up for grabs, Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram secured their semi-final berth at the Nitto ATP Finals after a thrilling marathon win over Germany’s Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies, 7-6(5) 6-7(4) [10-4], in 2 hours and 5 minutes, the...

Nadal trumps Tsitsipas

Rafa Nadal has got himself back on track to achieve his goal of winning the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time by eliminating the defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 4-6 6-2 and reach the semi-finals of the prestigious end-of-season event being played out at...

Australian Open still causing concern

As the 2020 season draws to an end, players and fans are looking ahead to next year with the hope of seeing the two tours settling down into their traditional calendars.
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Washington is cancelled – US Open now doubtful.

Whether the US Open will take place, is now doubtful following the news that the Citi Open in Washington, scheduled take place on August 14 to restart the ATP Tour following the coronavirus shutdown, has been cancelled.

The reason is simple with the organisers worried about the travel restrictions applying to players in various countries plus the recent rapid increase in coronavirus itself currently being experienced in the US, are the main contributory factors which lie behind the decision.

As the event was a warm-up for Flushing Meadows which is due to kick-off on August 31, and the increasing worries of travelling to New York being shown by numerous top players, this year’s US Open is under increasing pressure to follow suit.

However Stacey Allaster, the US Open’s first female tournament director, is still committed to holding what would be the second grand slam of the year with the Cincinnati Open played on the same courts in what is now the familiar ‘safety bubble’ which has been adopted by the LTA at the NCT and the current cricket tests.

As things stand the ATP Tour has no plans to replace the City Open so their tour will expected to restart a week before the US Open and if they do go ahead, it could well be a diminished field as players like the men’s defending champion Rafa Nadal and Dominic Thiem are among those considering restarting their 2020 campaigns on clay.

Currently the WTA is till committed to restarting their tour in Palermo on August 3 but the tournaments they have scheduled in China for later in the year, are still not fully confirmed by the Chinese authorities who have banned international sport within their borders.



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