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Unvaccinated players can compete at Australian Open after quarantine, says report

October 25, 2021 12:40:00 pm

Up to a third of players on the WTA and the ATP remain unvaccinated, according to reports, and men's world number one Novak Djokovic has declined to disclose his vaccination status.

Djokovic could miss Australian Open due to anti-vaxx stance

October 20, 2021 3:05:31 pm

On Monday, Djokovic declined to reveal his vaccination status and said he was unsure if he would compete at Melbourne Park in January due to the Covid-19 related restrictions.

Indian Wells: Norrie, Badosa first-time winners

October 18, 2021 9:53:38 am

Cameron Norrie beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win the BNP Paribas Open, giving the tournament its first champion ranked outside of the Top 25 since 2010.

Cameron Norrie

Norrie, Dimitrov advance to semifinals at Indian Wells

October 15, 2021 11:19:49 am

Norrie needed just 73 minutes to dismantle Schwartzman, who finally held serve to open the second set, drawing cheers from the small crowd at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, where attendance has been capped at well below capacity because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Grigor Dimitrov and Daniil Medvedev

Grigor Dimitrov downs top-seeded Daniil Medvedev in 3 sets at Indian Wells

October 14, 2021 12:08:43 pm

Medvedev's loss left the combined ATP and WTA tournament without its top two men's and women's seeds. Karolina Pliskova lost in the third round and No. 2 Iga Swiatek went out in the fourth round.

Andy Murray says he will not play Davis Cup

October 13, 2021 4:40:54 pm

Andy Murray plans to skip the Davis Cup because he is uncertain he "deserves to play" for Britain and the former world number one also said he needs some time off before competing at the Australian Open.

Indian Wells: Top-seeded Medvedev wins, Pliskova upset

October 12, 2021 2:10:02 pm

Daniil Medvedev beat Filip Krajinovic 6-2 7-6 (1) to reach the round of 16 on a gusty at the BNP Paribas Open.

Swiatek, Murray advance to 3rd round at Indian Wells

October 11, 2021 12:56:03 pm

Iga Swiatek routed 25th-seeded Veronika Kudermetova 6-1, 6-0 to reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.

‘As elder partner, I should have picked up the phone to talk to Mahesh when things weren’t so great’: Leander Paes

October 12, 2021 12:13:23 pm

Former doubles World No 1 tennis players Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes talk about winning despite differences, the missed medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, the great value in all that they achieved, and finding closure in a tell-all docuseries.

Indian Wells: Top-seeds Medvedev, Pliskova win, Muguruza loses

October 10, 2021 9:14:42 am

Top seeds Daniil Medvedev and Karolina Pliskova rolled to straight-set victories at the BNP Paribas Open, when several lower-seeded players were knocked out.

Coco Gauff urges Emma Raducanu not to focus on social media

October 7, 2021 3:12:34 pm

Coco Gauff, who shot to fame as a 15-year-old when she reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2019, urged the teenage US Open champion Emma Raducanu to take time away from her phone.

Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens outlasts Heather Watson in 3 sets in Indian Wells opener

October 7, 2021 10:01:06 am

Stephens won 7 of 18 break points She raced to a 5-0 lead in the third set before Watson held, then served out the win. Watson had seven aces and seven double faults on the hard courts at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

ATP investigating abuse accusations against Alexander Zverev

October 4, 2021 10:26:52 pm

The ATP has opened an investigation into a former girlfriend’s accusations of domestic abuse by Olympic gold medalist and 2020 US Open runner-up Alexander Zverev.

Break Point

Break Point review: Paes-Bhupathi, the original brown munde and their tale of doomed relationship

October 2, 2021 7:51:51 am

Break Point' can leave you frustrated by the complicated legacy of Paes-Bhupathi; two great champions and flawed individuals. It can also leave you with a nostalgic smile. There were several double faults along the way. But the series, at least, finishes on Love-all.

Roger Federer calls for ‘evolution’ in player-media relationship

September 27, 2021 6:35:51 pm

The issue of players' mental health came into the spotlight after Japan's Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open in a row with tournament officials over media duties.

Sania Mirza-Shuai Zhang win Ostrava Open women’s doubles title

September 27, 2021 9:29:11 am

Sania Mirza won her first title of the season as she and her Chinese partner Shuai Zhang beat the pair of Kaitlyn Christian and Erin Routliffe in the women's doubles final of the Ostrava Open on Sunday.

Tsitsipas takes shoe break in Laver Cup win over Kyrgios

September 26, 2021 1:20:24 pm

Tsitsipas came under scrutiny at the U.S. Open for both the timing and length of his mid-match bathroom breaks that critics considered unfair gamesmanship

Sania Mirza earns shot at first title of 2021 season, reaches doubles final in Ostrava

September 25, 2021 8:08:20 pm

Sania Mirza and her partner Shuai Zhang, who are seeded second, defeated Makoto Nonomiya and Eri Hozumi 6-2, 7-5 in the Ostrava Open semi-finals in one hour and 21 minutes.

Laver Cup

Roger Federer’s deep passion for the Laver Cup

September 24, 2021 9:38:51 am

Federer latched on to Rod Laver of Australia, who is the only tennis player to win the Grand Slam — Wimbledon and the Australian, French and United States championships — twice, in 1962 and 1969. Federer’s own play is reminiscent of Laver’s with graceful groundstrokes followed by explosive but perfectly timed forays to the net.

‘Thank you for everything’: Simona Halep splits with coach Darren Cahill

September 23, 2021 3:34:34 pm

Simona Halep, who was knocked out in the fourth round of the US Open by Elina Svitolina earlier this month, got married to Macedonian businessman Toni Iuruc last week.

Emma Raducanu

British tennis must build on Emma Raducanu success, says Andy Murray

September 21, 2021 9:56:18 am

The three-times Grand Slam champion said tennis in Britain had to change its image of being exclusive.

Davis Cup: After loss to Finland, India look for larger pool of players

September 19, 2021 8:02:59 am

"We need to look at the next bunch of guys", said captain Rohit Rajpal after India lost the Davis Cup World Group 1 tie to Finland 3-1. "At 41, the younger guys are not pushing Rohan Bopanna."

Davis Cup: Finland’s Ruusuvuori, Virtanen give hosts 2-0 lead against India

September 18, 2021 2:14:22 pm

After Otto Virtanen's 6-3, 7-6 victory over Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Finland's number one player Emil Ruusuvuori made it 2-0 for the hosts with a 6-4, 7-5 win over India's Ramkumar Ramanathan.

Davis Cup: Prajnesh loses to lower-ranked Virtanen, India down 0-1 in tie

September 17, 2021 10:56:36 pm

After Otto Virtanen's 6-3, 7-6 victory over Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ramkumar Ramanathan needs to beat Finland's number one player, Enil Ruusuvuori, to keep India in the hunt.

Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu back in Britain and in demand after US Open win

September 17, 2021 5:30:34 pm

Emma Raducanu's life has been turned upside down since winning the U.S. Open title as an 18-year-old qualifier and she's still struggling to get to grips with what has happened

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