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Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal cruises past Spanish teenage sensation

May 5, 2021 11:25:08 pm

Carlos Alcaraz needed medical attention in the third game after losing a long rally, apparently hurting his arm or shoulder while going for an overhead smash

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Former top-ranked doubles player Barbora Strycova retires

May 5, 2021 11:11:11 am

Barbora Strycova, a former top-ranked doubles player and Wimbledon singles semifinalist, has announced her retirement.

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Rafael Nadal to face promising Spanish teenager at Madrid Open

May 4, 2021 10:19:18 am

The 17-year-old Carlos Alcaraz defeated Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-0 on Monday to set up the "dream" matchup against the 20-time grand slam champion.

Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep advance to second round in Madrid Open

May 1, 2021 8:24:44 am

Naomi Osaka, the US Open and Australian Open champion, next plays Karolina Muchova in the second round of Madrid Open.

Comeback queen Ash Barty savours ‘phenomenal’ week in Stuttgart

April 26, 2021 11:16:43 am

World number one Ash Barty said her tennis had reached a new level during a "phenomenal" week in Stuttgart where she pulled off three successive comeback wins to claim her second title on clay.

Nadal outlasts Tsitsipas to win Barcelona Open for 12th time

April 26, 2021 9:54:32 am

Rafael Nadal saved a match point on his way to beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-7 (6), 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open for a record 12th time.

Barty beats Svitolina in birthday comeback to reach Stuttgart final

April 25, 2021 9:03:52 am

Ash Barty has celebrated her birthday by coming back from a set down to beat the fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina in three sets in their Porsche Grand Prix semifinal in Stuttgart.

Ash Barty beats Karolina Pliskova to reach Stuttgart semis

April 24, 2021 10:36:30 am

Ash Barty came back from a break down in the deciding set to beat Karolina Pliskova 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Germany.

Rafa Nadal beats Cameron Norrie in 2 sets to move into Barcelona semis

April 24, 2021 9:19:22 am

Rafael Nadal has brushed aside Cameron Norrie in two sets to ease into the semifinals of the Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal beats Nishikori in 3 sets at Barcelona Open

April 23, 2021 10:10:33 am

Nadal broke Nishikori twice in the decisive set, converting his second match point by driving a forehand winner down the line.

Rafael Nadal advances, Fognini defaulted at Barcelona Open

April 22, 2021 10:39:29 am

Rafael Nadal needed three sets to beat his 111th-ranked opponent in his first match at the Barcelona Open.

Roger Federer

‘I will play Geneva and Paris’: Roger Federer confirms French Open participation

April 18, 2021 11:40:08 pm

After missing more than a year following two knee operations, Roger Federer returned on tour at last month's Qatar Open, where he suffered a quarter-final defeat by Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Stefanos Tsitsipas wins Monte Carlo Masters without dropping a set

April 18, 2021 10:30:31 pm

Stefanos Tsitsipas was in dominant form as he edged 4-3 ahead of Andrey Rublev in their career meetings, having also beaten him on clay last year in the French Open quarterfinals.

India, Ankita Raina outclassed by Latvia in Billie Jean King Cup

April 18, 2021 8:01:59 am

After her phenomenal duel against Jelena Ostapenko on Friday, Ankita Raina again showed stomach for fight but Anastasija Sevastova sealed the match to give her side an unassailable 3-0 lead.

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Ankita runs Ostapenko close, Karman too fights hard before losing on day 1 of BJKC

April 17, 2021 10:01:37 am

The 174th-ranked Ankita gave a mighty scare to 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, ranked 52, before losing 2-6 7-5 5-7 in two hours and 16 minutes.

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Andrey Rublev stuns 11-time champion Rafael Nadal at Monte Carlo Masters

April 17, 2021 9:17:57 am

Nadal clawed his way back to win that set and seemed to have settled down, but Rublev broke him immediately at the start of the decider in which the 34-year-old Nadal looked very tired.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic counts Evans loss among his worst performances in many years

April 16, 2021 11:03:51 am

Novak Djokovic went into his first meeting against the 33rd-ranked Evans with a 10-0 record in 2021 but exited the ATP Masters 1000 event after an error-prone show in chilly and blustery conditions. 

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In unchartered territory: India to play Latvia in Billie Jean King Cup playoff tie

April 16, 2021 2:59:28 pm

India will have to punch above their weight on Friday when they take on Latvia – a side that has 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and 2018 US Open semi-finalist Anastasija Sevastova.

No fans in stands: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic miss the ‘energy’

April 15, 2021 4:22:35 pm

Rafael Nadal lost some of his intensity during his 6-1, 6-2 win over Federico Delbonis at the Monte Carlo Masters and he was in no doubt the absence of fans took something away from the match.

Novak Djokovic beats Jannik Sinner to make successful return at Monte Carlo

April 14, 2021 8:45:13 pm

Facing a stern test in his first competitive match since his ninth Australian Open win, Novak Djokovic eased into his clay-court routine to reach the third round and improve his unbeaten record.

Daniil Medvedev comes clean: ‘I don’t like clay’

April 12, 2021 6:34:09 pm

Daniil Medvedev has a bye in the first round in Monte Carlo and will play the winner of the match between Serbian Filip Krajinovic and Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.

‘Being Serena’: A superwoman’s tale of embracing weakness off the tennis court

April 8, 2021 4:00:18 pm

"Being Serena", a five-part documentary series about the hurdles faced by Serena Williams during and after her childbirth in 2017, depicts a story about parenthood and the doubts surrounding it.

French Open postponed to May 30 amid COVID-19 crisis

April 8, 2021 1:45:26 pm

The French Open, which last year was postponed by four months and took place in front of limited crowds, was due to start this year on May 23.

Sania Mirza news

Olympic-bound Sania Mirza included in TOPS after gap of four years

April 8, 2021 7:40:24 am

Sania Mirza was on Wednesday included in the government's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), four years after she opted out of the programme.

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When will next generation of tennis overtake the Big Three?

April 6, 2021 10:45:10 am

Sunday’s match between No. 37-ranked Hubert Hurkacz and No. 31 Jannik Sinner was the first ATP Masters 1000 final since 2003 with two players ranked outside the top 30

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