US Open contemplates logistics

The French Grand Slam, rescheduled for 20 September to 4 October, is expected to be further delayed to accommodate the US Open and Madrid and/or the Italian Championships in Rome, in order to allow players two weeks of clay court preparation ahead of Paris.

Paris fashion showcased in Prague

Petra Kvitova had a chance to debut the dress she would have worn at Roland Garros during the Czech Tennis President’s Cup at Sparta Prague tennis club, which was played from 26-28 May  featuring a field of 8 Czech WTA players.

Murray and LTA get tennis back on court in UK

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Kvitova against closed door majors

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Djokovic has been practising, in secret

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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?

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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...
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Wimbledon | Men’s Quarter-final day

What to look out for today

The big three in the men’s game are all in action on Wednesday, Day 9 of The Championships, when temperatures are expected to reach 24 degrees and there is a chance of showers.

The men’s quarter-finals feature Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal all in action.

The trio will be favourites to fill 3 of the 4 semi-final berths, with the other going to Guido Pella or Roberto Bautista Agut, while ‘Murrena’, Andy Murray & Serena Williams, are back on court in the mixed doubles.

Centre Court, 1pm start

  • Novak Djokovic v David Goffin
  • Kei Nishikori v Roger Federer

No 1 Court, 1pm start

  • Guido Pella v Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Sam Querrey v Rafael Nadal

No 2 Court, 11am start

  • Andy Murray/Serena Williams v Bruno Soares/Nicole Melichar

Brit Watch

With no Brits left in the singles draws, Murray is flying the flag in the mixed doubles. ‘Murrena’ – the nickname chosen by Williams – have breezed through the first 2 rounds, but face a tougher test against top seeds Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar on Court 2.

There are two last Brits standing, however, in the junior singles – Arthur Fery in the boys and Matilda Mutavdzic in the girls. Both play on No 11 Court today, while there are Brits in the junior doubles events also around the grounds.

Pick of the day

Federer’s showdown with Kei Nishikori is the only one of the 4 matches to have tallied with the seedings. 8-time winner Federer bowed out at the same stage last year to Kevin Anderson, while Nishikori won their last meeting at the ATP Finals in December.



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