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.
The 36-year-old Australian tennis pro announced Monday on Instagram that her partner, Liz, gave birth to a girl in June.
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.
“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.
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).
“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.
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.
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.
"It really wasn't until the end of our careers, maybe the last five years, that we got along well," Evert said.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, defended Novak Djokovic by taking the blame for the Adria Tour.
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 slammed 'selfish' Alexander Zverev saying, "This tennis world is pissing me off."
The ITF has also scrapped the Fed Cup finals for this year and says they will be played April 13-18 in Budapest, Hungary.
Goran Ivanisevic coaches top-ranked Novak Djokovic and was at the recent Adria Tour exhibition series in Serbia and Croatia.
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.
Players have returned to practice at Australia's national tennis academy and community tennis has resumed in recent weeks, under guidelines for physical distancing.
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.
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.
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.