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Chris Evert recalls ups and downs of long rivalry with Martina Navratilova

July 3, 2020 9:55:18 pm

"It really wasn't until the end of our careers, maybe the last five years, that we got along well," Evert said.

French Open to allow fans in stands, tickets to go on sale in July

July 3, 2020 8:30:40 am

The French Tennis Federation said up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts on September 27 at Roland Garros. Tickets will go on sale on July 16.

Novak Djokovic and wife test negative for coronavirus

July 2, 2020 7:59:28 pm

Novak Djokovic had tested positive for the virus 10 days ago after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic.

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John Isner faces criticism for comments on Black Lives Matter and Covid-19

July 2, 2020 12:36:43 pm

Fans come down hard on John Isner for his 'coronabros' comment. Isner reacts by equating a tennis tournament to the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, inviting even more criticism.

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‘Roger Federer all for the money’: Andrew Harris hits out at how tennis is handling the pandemic

July 1, 2020 2:33:05 pm

The world No. 204 says there is a lack of transparency on the sport's future and that the top players of the sport are not doing enough to help lower-ranked players during the Covid-19 pandemic.

When the grass was greenest for Ramanathan Krishnan in 1960 Wimbledon

July 1, 2020 11:23:26 am

Ramanathan Krishnan recalls his trailblazing run to the semi-finals of 1960 Wimbledon Championships where he reached after beating the fourth seed Luis Ayala of Chile.

Nick Kyrgios calls Boris Becker ‘doughnut’ in reply to ‘rat’ accusation

June 30, 2020 9:28:11 pm

Nick Kyrgios hit back at Boris Becker for calling him a 'rat' as the two engaged in a war of words over Alexander Zverev's behaviour during supposed isolation.

‘It’s my fault, leave the man alone:’ Serbian Prime Minister defends Novak Djokovic

June 30, 2020 2:15:34 pm

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, defended Novak Djokovic by taking the blame for the Adria Tour.

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Novak Djokovic receives death threats amid Covid 19-scandal

June 30, 2020 3:57:47 pm

After the Zadar leg of Adria Tour, Novak Djokovic, his wife Jelena, his coach Goran Ivanisevic, and three other players had tested positive for the virus last week.

Nick Kyrgios blasts Alexander Zverev for violating quarantine rules as party videos surface

June 30, 2020 2:52:25 pm

Nick Kyrgios slammed 'selfish' Alexander Zverev saying, "This tennis world is pissing me off."

Davis Cup Finals postponed till 2021 because of coronavirus

June 27, 2020 7:47:10 am

The ITF has also scrapped the Fed Cup finals for this year and says they will be played April 13-18 in Budapest, Hungary.

Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic tests positive for coronavirus

June 27, 2020 7:47:04 am

Goran Ivanisevic coaches top-ranked Novak Djokovic and was at the recent Adria Tour exhibition series in Serbia and Croatia.

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Novak Djokovic’s parents defend their son, blame Grigor Dimitrov for coronavirus

June 25, 2020 1:50:04 pm

Novak Djokovic’s parents defended their son on Wednesday and blamed another tennis player for spreading the coronavirus at a series of exhibition matches hosted by the top-ranked player.

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Pro tennis set to resume in Australia after lockdown

June 24, 2020 2:54:35 pm

Players have returned to practice at Australia's national tennis academy and community tennis has resumed in recent weeks, under guidelines for physical distancing.

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Quotes from Novak Djokovic on tennis amid a pandemic, vaccinations and COVID-19

June 24, 2020 1:15:36 pm

Djokovic was criticised for hosting the tournament amid a pandemic after Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also returned positive tests after playing in the tournament that was held in Serbia and Croatia.

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‘Stupidity, irresponsibility’: Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray slam Novak Djokovic

June 25, 2020 8:22:17 am

Tennis players come down hard on Novak Djokovic's 'stupidity' as more sports stars return Covid positive tests in the aftermath of the doomed Adria Tour.

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Novak Djokovic tests positive for Covid-19 on return from Adria Tour

June 24, 2020 1:13:25 pm

Novak Djokovic, who has been vocal against vaccinations or even being tested, did not get his test done until after he travelled from his charity exhibition event back to Serbia.

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Novak Djokovic and his wife test positive for Covid-19 amid Adria Tour fallout

June 23, 2020 6:35:40 pm

Novak Djokovic said in a statement that he will go for 14 days of self-isolation along with his wife Jelena. Their children tested negative.

Another player tests positive for virus after Novak Djokovic event

June 23, 2020 6:33:51 pm

Viktor Troicki has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition series organized by Novak Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia.

Novak Djokovic should feel responsible after COVID positives, says Dan Evans

June 23, 2020 9:06:17 am

The tournament, which also had top names such as Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, was held in Belgrade and Zadar and the players were also pictured playing basketball and dancing together without following social distancing protocols.

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