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‘Novak Djokovic didn’t commit any crime’: Dominic Thiem slams Adria Tour critics

July 14, 2020 4:29:22 pm

Dominic Thiem believes that the Adria Tour criticism has gone too far as he also hit back at Nick Kyrgios for criticising Alexander Zverev last month for breaking quarantine rules.

2011 US Open champion Sam Stosur announces her partner gave birth

July 13, 2020 10:29:59 pm

The 36-year-old Australian tennis pro announced Monday on Instagram that her partner, Liz, gave birth to a girl in June.

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Somdev Devvarman: Police brutality in India is off the charts. It’s simply a misuse of power.

July 13, 2020 10:40:50 am

In a video chat with The Indian Express, former tennis player Somdev Devvarman shares his experiences with racism and social injustice in India. The Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medallist from Tripura remembers being called ‘Bahadur’ and ‘Chinese’, and breaking barriers with his racquet. Devvarman also speaks out on police brutality in India, and why athletes don’t raise their voices on social issues.

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Tennis star Somdev Devvarman speaks out: ‘Police brutality horrible, off the charts’

July 12, 2020 8:38:00 pm

“I am more likely to say something,” says former India No.1 tennis player, Somdev Devvarman. Especially, he says, when the issues that confront him demand it -- police brutality and racism.

Wimbledon to allocate prize money despite cancellation

July 11, 2020 7:52:28 am

Officials said 256 players who would have competed in the main draw will each receive 25,000 pounds ($31,000), while 224 players who would have competed in qualifying will each receive 12,500 pounds ($15,600).

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Novak Djokovic accuses critics of ‘witch-hunt’, undecided on US Open

July 9, 2020 10:07:49 am

“It’s obviously more than just criticism, it’s like an agenda. Someone has to take the fall, a big name," said Novak Djokovic, who tested positive for COVID-19 after the Adria Tour in June.

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How molestation case led to age fraud accusation against junior Davis Cupper and four others

July 7, 2020 6:00:24 pm

A molestation case, pursued vigorously by a desperate father, has ended up uncovering alleged age fraud by a junior Davis Cupper and four others even as the national tennis federation tip-toed around the issue that has plagued the sport for years.

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Frances Tiafoe tests positive for Covid-19 after playing match in front of fans

July 4, 2020 7:41:59 pm

The organizers had said earlier that all precautions would be in place to avert the possibility of a repeat of what happened at the Adria Tour event.

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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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