newstennisa month ago

Maria Sharapova might not be offered French Open wildcard

Just when it looked like Maria Sharapova's problems were ending, there is a new twist in the tale as the French Tennis Federation (FFT) has said that her wildcard entry to Rolland Garros was not confirmed. The 29-year-old is currently serving a 15-month ban for using prohibited substance meldonium.
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newstennisa month ago

WATCH: Rafael Nadal's superstitions on the Tennis court

All sportspersons have some routines, habits, or superstitions that they believe put them in a position to perform better, and tennis superstar Rafael Nadal is no different. Every time he steps on the court, there are some things that he always does very particularly. Watch this video to find out.
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newstennis2 months ago

Roger Federer emotionally acknowledges his wife’s part in his success

Roger Federer might have fans in every part of the world, but he believes that there is none bigger than his wife Mirka Federer. Acknowledging Mirka's contribution throughout his career, the Swiss legend, who won his 18th Grand Slam title on Sunday, said, “she was there when I had no titles”.
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newstennis2 months ago

Andy Murray defends Novak Djokovic : Everyone needs to give him a bit of a break

World No 1 Andy Murray has come out in defense of Novak Djokovic after the Serbian came under a lot of criticism following his second round exit in the Australian Open at the hands of World No 117 Denis Istomin. The Brit stressed on how tough it is to “keep up the intensity week after week”.
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newstennis2 months ago

Australian Open | Ivo Karlovic and Horacio Zeballos serve up 108 aces

Big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic produced another memorable performance as he racked up 75 aces in his first-round tie against Horacio Zeballos at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Karlovic won the five-set marathon encounter, which went on for five hours and 14 minutes, 6-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 22-20.
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newstennis3 months ago

Australian tennis player Nick Lindahl banned for seven years for corruption

Former Australian tennis player Nick Lindahl has been handed over a 7-year ban, along with a $35,000 fine, after being found guilty of attempting to fix matches.TIU, the sport's regulatory body, has stepped up its efforts to curb match-fixing ahead of the Australian Open later this month.
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featuretennis3 months ago

Which are the best-performing countries at each of the four Grand Slams?

The United States of America’s dominance in tennis might be on the wane, but the other nations still have a lot of catching up to do if they are to establish themselves as the new tennis superpower. We take a look at how each nation has fared in the four Grand Slams in the open era.
Amlan Majumdar
newstennis3 months ago

WATCH: Kyrgios left speechless by Jack Sock’s stunning tweener winner

Nick Kyrgios, who according to Rod Laver has the talent to be the best, was left stunned by an outrageous between-the-legs winner from Jack Sock in the second set of their Hopman Cup encounter at Perth. Sock went on to win the match 6-2, 6-2 to give the USA an early lead against Australia.
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featuretennis3 months ago

Djokovic or Murray: Who is the real winner in 2016?

If 2016 began with Novak Djokovic's continuation of his dominance, it ended in a stunning fashion with Andy Murray dethroning him from the top spot. As Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were out of the picture for most of the season due to injuries, the role reversal between Djokovic and Murray kept tennis fans spellbound.
Sudeshna Banerjee
newstennis3 months ago

Roger Federer calls for more stringent drug testing in tennis

Tennis legend Roger Federer feels that the authorities should lay emphasis on funding the anti-doping programs and also increase the number of drug tests in order to make tennis a clean sport. Federer also felt that after a six-month break, he is fit enough to win another Grand Slam in 2017.
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