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Tuesday, February 25, 2020


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Novak Djokovic continues hot streak with opening win in Dubai

February 25, 2020 10:05:21 am

Djokovic, who helped Serbia to victory in the ATP Cup before lifting his eighth Australian Open title last month, struck 22 winners and did not face a break point against wildcard Jaziri in a near-faultless display.

Novak Djokovic reveals he’s in a ‘Big Three’ WhatsApp group with Nadal and Federer

February 24, 2020 10:02:20 pm

The "Big Three" have been supportive of each other's ventures outside the court as recently, Djokovic flew to Kazakhstan to play a match for the Spaniard's foundation, and Nadal also involved himself in the "Match for Africa" series for the Federer's foundation.

Stefanos Tsitsipas sinks Felix Auger-Aliassime to win Marseille title again

February 23, 2020 9:05:12 pm

The Open 13 victory made Stefanos Tsitsipas the first man to win back-to-back trophies at the tournament since Sweden's Thomas Enqvist in 1997-98.

Stefanos Tsitsipas through to Open 13 final, to defend title

February 22, 2020 9:20:44 pm

The 21-year-old Tsitsipas will aim for his fifth career title on Sunday against either seventh-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime or French veteran Gilles Simon, who has 14 titles.

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Elena Rybakina sets up final showdown with Simona Halep in Dubai

February 22, 2020 1:50:30 pm

Rybakina came back from a break down in both sets and also saved set points in each to overcome the eighth seeded Croatian in a little over two hours for her 19th victory of the year.

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WTA cancels Xi’an Open due to coronavirus outbreak

February 21, 2020 12:30:06 pm

The 125K series hardcourt event was to be played from April 13 to April 19, with 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams.

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Watch: Novak Djokovic plays late night street tennis in Belgrade

February 20, 2020 9:33:51 pm

Survival instructor Bear Grylls also shared the video and praised Novak Djokovic for devoting time to the kids.

Roger Federer out of French Open due to knee injury

February 20, 2020 4:49:29 pm

World no 3 Roger Federer won't participate in the upcoming edition of French Open due to a knee injury.

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I do not feel unloved by opposition fans, says Novak Djokovic

February 19, 2020 9:47:12 am

Tennis pundits have often suggested that Djokovic gets infuriated as well as galvanised by overwhelming support for Federer and Nadal when he locks horns with them, but the 32-year-old from Belgrade offered a different view.

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Belinda Bencic and Sofia Kenin fall at first hurdle on day of upsets in Dubai

February 19, 2020 9:37:22 am

Fifth seed Kenin was eliminated by Kazakh Elena Rybakina, who came back from a set down to win 6-7(2) 6-3 6-3 in exactly two hours.

Sania Mirza, Caroline Garcia sail into Dubai Open doubles pre-quarterfinals

February 18, 2020 9:54:07 pm

The Sania-Garcia combine will now meet the fifth-seeded duo of Saisai Zheng of China and Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic in the round of 16.

How sports industry can protect nature? Dominic Thiem shares his two cents

February 18, 2020 5:04:59 pm

“I think the most important thing is to reduce plastic bottles, to reuse glass bottles, to use huge water dispensers," said Dominic Thiem after being appointed as Rio Open's nature ambassador.

Kim Clijsters stumbles on comeback after eight years, loses to Garbine Muguruza in Dubai

February 18, 2020 11:11:07 am

After last playing in the US Open in 2012, Kim Clijsters returned for a second time in her career to compete in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. She had first retired from tennis in 2007.

Sania Mirza recovers from calf injury, returns to action at Dubai Open

February 17, 2020 7:08:46 pm

Sania Mirza will pair up with her French partner Caroline Garcia and they face Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik in the opening round of the women's doubles event on Wednesday.

Gael Monfils fells Felix Auger-Aliassime to defend Rotterdam Open crown

February 17, 2020 9:38:46 am

Gael Monfils, who came into the tournament on the back of a record-equalling third triumph in Montpellier, denied his 19-year-old opponent a maiden ATP title by beating him 6-2, 6-4 to retain the trophy.

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Leander Paes finishes second best in his last outing at home

February 16, 2020 12:24:32 pm

"The fact that I've played my last match in India - it sunk in after the match when I was signing autographs." Veteran Leander Paes' final ATP Tour match on home soil ends on a disappointing note.

Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov pair enters semifinals in Rotterdam

February 14, 2020 7:12:46 pm

The unseeded Indo-Canadian combine beat the Romanian-Dutch pairing of Tecau and Rojer 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 in a quarterfinal played on Thursday.

Netflix to make a documentary on two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka

February 14, 2020 10:24:01 pm

Originally from Japan, Naomi Osaka toppled 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams to win the US Open in 2018 and followed it by winning the Australian Open the following year.

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French Open to be Roger Federer’s only claycourt appearance in 2020

February 14, 2020 12:41:13 pm

Roger Federer skipped the entire claycourt season in 2017 and 2018 and last year played only two tournaments on the surface before arriving in Paris for the French Open.

Prajnesh, Sumit Nagal crash as India’s singles challenge ends in Bengaluru Open

February 13, 2020 9:05:50 pm

While the seventh seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran threw in the towel to Benjamin Bonzi of France 6-7(5), 0-6, eighth seed Sumit Nagal lost to 11th seed Blaz Rola of Slovenia 3-6, 3-6 in the pre-quarterfinals.