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Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic out of US Open tuneup in Cincinnati

Published on Aug 13, 2022 07:39 AM IST
  • That is also why Djokovic is not expected to be able to enter the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tournament, which begins in New York on Aug. 29.
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia(AP)
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia(AP)
AP | , Cincinnati

Casper Ruud takes out hometown favorite Felix Auger-Aliassime in Montreal

  • Ruud will face eighth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-1 winner over Nick Kyrgios of Australia.
Casper Ruud of Norway reacts during his match against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime during quarterfinal play (AP)
Casper Ruud of Norway reacts during his match against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime during quarterfinal play (AP)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 07:19 AM IST
AP | , Montreal

'He's the only person...': Tennis great snubs Djokovic, Nadal with Kyrgios claim

  • ATP has witnessed an unlikely dominant force in Nicky Kyrgios, who is presently on a nine-match winning streak, and a tennis great has made a massive US Open claim on the Aussie amid Djokovic drama and Nadal's fitness issue.
Rafael Nadal with Novak Djokovic; Nick Kyrgios
Rafael Nadal with Novak Djokovic; Nick Kyrgios
Published on Aug 12, 2022 06:17 PM IST

Nadal handed massive benefit ahead of US Open with Medvedev's Montreal loss

  • Having missed the Montreal Masters with his continued recovery from the abdominal strain he incurred during Wimbledon, Nadal has confirmed his return to ATP tour in Cincinnati Masters which is slated to begin from Tuesday, August 16.
Rafael Nadal; Daniil Medvedev with Nick Kyrgios
Rafael Nadal; Daniil Medvedev with Nick Kyrgios
Published on Aug 12, 2022 11:47 AM IST

Swiatek upset by Haddad Maia in Canadian Open last 16

Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia stunned Iga Swiatek 6-4 3-6 7-5 in the round of 16 clash.
Iga Swiatek reacts during her defeat to Beatriz Haddad Maia in National Bank Open tennis action in Toronto, Thursday, August 11, 2022.(AP)
Iga Swiatek reacts during her defeat to Beatriz Haddad Maia in National Bank Open tennis action in Toronto, Thursday, August 11, 2022.(AP)
Published on Aug 12, 2022 08:52 AM IST
Reuters |

Rampaging Kyrgios on a mission to shed 'wasted talent' tag

A day after stunning world number one Daniil Medvedev, Kyrgios steamrolled compatriot Alex de Minaur 6-2 6-3 at the Canadian Masters on Thursday to notch his 15th win from 16 matches.
Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, returns to compatriot Alex de Minaur during the National Bank Open tennis tournament Thursday(AP)
Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, returns to compatriot Alex de Minaur during the National Bank Open tennis tournament Thursday(AP)
Published on Aug 12, 2022 08:35 AM IST
Reuters |

Serena loses 1st match since saying she's prepared to retire

  • Serena Williams did not state precisely what her last event will be, but did make it sound as if her final farewell will come at the U.S. Open, which begins August 29 in New York.
Serena Williams, of the United States, serves to Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the National Bank Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Toronto.(AP)
Serena Williams, of the United States, serves to Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the National Bank Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Toronto.(AP)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 09:00 AM IST
AP |

Kyrgios stuns Medvedev on day of upsets in Montreal

It appeared that top-seeded Russian Medvedev had all the momentum when he eased through the first set tiebreaker and the temperamental Kyrgios smashed a ball into the stratosphere in frustration.
Montreal, QC, Canada; Nick Kyrgios (AUS) hits a backhand against Daniil Medvedev (not pictured) in second round play at IGA Stadium.(USA TODAY Sports)
Montreal, QC, Canada; Nick Kyrgios (AUS) hits a backhand against Daniil Medvedev (not pictured) in second round play at IGA Stadium.(USA TODAY Sports)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 08:39 AM IST
Reuters |

Serena Williams retires: Listing her 5 most memorable Grand Slam finals

  • As one of the most decorated careers in tennis enters its swansong, we take a look at five of the most stunning and career-defining matches from Serena Williams' career.
Serena Williams has announced her retirement from tennis. (Getty)
Serena Williams has announced her retirement from tennis. (Getty)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 08:31 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta, New Delhi

Kyrgios wins in Montreal, faces No. 1 Medvedev in 2nd round

  • Kyrgios is coming off a victory at last week's Citi Open in Washington, where he ended a three-year title drought by winning his seventh career tour-level singles championship. That victory follows a runner-up finish at Wimbledon, where he lost to Novak Djokovic.
Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, returns to Sebastian Baez, of Argentina, during first round play at the National Bank Open tennis tournament(AP)
Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, returns to Sebastian Baez, of Argentina, during first round play at the National Bank Open tennis tournament(AP)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 09:36 AM IST
AP |

Serena Williams drops shocking retirement bombshell ahead of US Open 2022

  • Serena, who will turn 41 next month, has clinched 73 career singles title during her illustrious career, which includes 23 Grand Slam trophies as well. The last of it came back in 2017 at the Australian Open following which she had taken a maternity break for the birth of her daughter Olympia.
 Serena Williams (USA TODAY Sports)
 Serena Williams (USA TODAY Sports)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 07:43 PM IST

No pressure says Raducanu as U.S. Open title defence looms

  • Teenager Raducanu completed one of tennis' most remarkable feats a year ago at Flushing Meadows when the 150th-ranked qualifier swatted aside vastly more experienced opponents on her way to becoming a Grand Slam champion.
Emma Raducanu, of Britain(AP)
Emma Raducanu, of Britain(AP)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 09:05 AM IST
Reuters |

Russia's Medvedev looks on the bright side of Wimbledon ban

The world number one returned to action in Los Cabos last week where he won four straight matches without dropping a set to claim his first title of the year on Saturday and said he feels extra prepared for the hard court season.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 07:49 AM IST
Reuters |

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Montreal hardcourt event

Nadal has withdrawn due to the same abdominal strain which forced him to miss his Wimbledon semi-final last month
Spain's Rafael Nadal (REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal (REUTERS)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 06:31 PM IST
Reuters |

Novak Djokovic withdraws from Canadian Open, Andy Murray handed wildcard

Wimbledon champion Djokovic, whose withdrawal was announced a day before the official draw ceremony, has refused to take the vaccine but was included on the entry list for the ATP 1000 hardcourt event in Montreal when it was released in mid-July.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 05, 2022 12:59 AM IST
Reuters |

50-year-old San Marino player oldest to win Davis Cup match

  • Vicini and doubles partner Marco de Rossi of San Marino beat Martin Muedini and Mario Zili of Albania 6-3, 7-6 on Wednesday in Group IV play.
Domenico Vicini(Twitter/Davis Cup)
Domenico Vicini(Twitter/Davis Cup)
Published on Jul 28, 2022 10:23 AM IST
PTI |

Nick Kyrgios pulls out of singles in Atlanta with knee problem

  • The 27-year-old was drawn to take on German Peter Gojowczyk in his opening round of the ATP 250 hardcourt event in Georgia but instead addressed the crowd after his withdrawal.
Nick Kyrgios(AP)
Nick Kyrgios(AP)
Published on Jul 27, 2022 11:03 AM IST
Reuters |

Kyrgios handed wildcard for U.S. Open tune-up in Cincinnati

For the 27-year-old Australian, who two weeks ago fell to Novak Djokovic in his first Grand Slam singles final, this will mark his sixth appearance in Cincinnati and first since 2019.
Nick Kyrgios(USA TODAY Sports)
Nick Kyrgios(USA TODAY Sports)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 08:17 AM IST
Reuters |

Italian Lorenzo Musetti defies odds to lift maiden title in Hamburg

Musetti had lost his last six matches on the tour before the Hamburg European Open and arrived at the German port city without his bag of rackets.
Italy's Lorenzo Musetti holds the trophy after beating Spain's Carlos Alcaraz, at the Hamburg tennis tournament, Germany(AP)
Italy's Lorenzo Musetti holds the trophy after beating Spain's Carlos Alcaraz, at the Hamburg tennis tournament, Germany(AP)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 01:16 PM IST
Reuters |

Tennis great's savage reply to Djokovic teaming up with Federer, Nadal, Murray

  • Juan Martin del Potro mocked the news of Novak Djokovic teaming up with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray in the upcoming Laver Cup.
Juan Martin del Potro had a savage reply for Novak Djokovic.(Instagram)
Juan Martin del Potro had a savage reply for Novak Djokovic.(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 23, 2022 04:52 PM IST

Federer's priceless reaction as Djokovic joins him, Nadal, Murray for Laver Cup

  • Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic on Friday announced that he would join Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray in Team Europe for the 2022 Laver Cup
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic(AP)
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic(AP)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 10:38 AM IST

Nadal's full schedule towards US Open 2022: From Montreal Masters to Laver Cup

  • Nadal is all set to participate in as many as 4 events across August and September, having taken a small break post-Wimbledon for recovery.
Spain's Rafael Nadal(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 22, 2022 02:27 PM IST

Zverev gives major update on ankle recovery with US Open on the horizon

  • Zverev hasn't played since the injury in French Open 2022, but in a recent interview, he revealed he's optimistic about his return, even if the date isn't set at this point in time.
Germany's Alexander Zverev (REUTERS)
Germany's Alexander Zverev (REUTERS)
Published on Jul 22, 2022 12:55 PM IST

Djokovic joins Federer, Nadal, Murray in dream Team Europe lineup for Laver Cup

  • The fifth edition of the Laver Cup will begin from September 23-25, 2022 and will be held at The O2 Arena in London.
Novak Djokovic; Rafael Nadal with Roger Federer; Andy Murray
Novak Djokovic; Rafael Nadal with Roger Federer; Andy Murray
Published on Jul 22, 2022 11:57 AM IST

Djokovic handed huge blow as US Open releases statement on vaccination policy

  • Novak Djokovic's season has taken another massive blow after the US Open released statement on vaccination policy
Serbia's Novak Djokovic(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 22, 2022 11:01 AM IST

ATP cancels 2022 tennis tournaments in China due to COVID restrictions

  • As of July 20, mainland China had confirmed 228,180 cases of COVID-19 with symptoms since the pandemic first struck in December 2019.
ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi had said last month that the prospects of the 2022 China swing were bleak.(Reuters)
ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi had said last month that the prospects of the 2022 China swing were bleak.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 22, 2022 10:48 AM IST
Reuters |

Carlos Alcaraz advances to quarterfinals in Hamburg Open, Andrey Rublev loses

  • Alcaraz saved four set points down 4-5 in the first set before surging back to beat Krajinovic and improve to 21-2 on clay this season.
Spain's Carlos Alcaraz (AP)
Spain's Carlos Alcaraz (AP)
Published on Jul 22, 2022 08:10 AM IST
AP |

Rafael Nadal discusses potential retirement plans ahead of return

  • Recurring injuries which have been Nadal’s greatest demons throughout his career.
Rafael Nadal(REUTERS)
Rafael Nadal(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 11:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sumit Nagal returns to Indian Davis Cup team, Divij Sharan dropped

Expectedly, country's number one singles player Ramkumar Ramanathan (ranked 196), Prajnesh Gunneswaran (295), Sasikumar Mukund (431), Yuki Bhambri (571), doubles exponent Rohan Bopanna (21) have been named in the team as the Nandan Bal-led selection committee picked four specialist singles players.
File photo of Sumit Nagal(HT Media)
File photo of Sumit Nagal(HT Media)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 04:56 PM IST
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