newstennis18 hours ago

French Open 2017| Murray faces an uphill road to the finals

The French Open draws have been revealed and Andy Murray has been handed a tricky path to what would be his second consecutive final at Roland Garros. Though Murray has avoided the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in his half, he still faces a tough road to the finals in Paris.
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newstennisa day ago

Andy Murray battling illness ahead of French Open

Andy Murray is reportedly unwell ahead of the French Open, the main draw of which starts on Sunday. The Briton world No 1 has been struggling with various ailments since the start of the year which has affected his run at major events. Murray was runner-up to Novak Djokovic at the last French Open.
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newstennis10 days ago

Maria Sharapova vows to "rise up again" after French Open snub

Maria Sharapova has promised to ‘rise up again’ after being denied a wildcard entry for the French Open. The Russian was denied a wildcard on moral grounds, following her 15-month doping ban, as the French Tennis Federation said that it was not in the best interest of the game to allow her to play.
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newstennis14 days ago

Rafael Nadal rubishes talk of Novak Djokovic's slump in form

Rafael Nadal has dismissed talk of the slump in Novak Djokovic’s form ahead of their semi-final meeting at the ongoing Madrid Masters. Nadal feels that not only is the Serbian a victim of his own success, but also acknowledged that his rivalry with Djokovic has made him a better player.
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newstennis15 days ago

Footballer Gerard Pique suggests replacing Davis Cup with Tennis World Cup

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has suggested that the Davis Cup should be replaced by a 16-team tennis "World Cup" which would take place over the span of a week at a single location. Tennis stars Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have all voiced their support for the idea.
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newstennis17 days ago

Andy Murray blames media for Maria Sharapova receiving wildcards

Andy Murray believes that the media hype around Maria Sharapova's return has forced the organisers to include her in tournaments via wildcards. The Scot explained that Sharapova's inclusion in the events would increase the total revenue generated which is beneficial to the organisers.
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newstennis22 days ago

Novak Djokovic parts ways with his coaching team

Novak Djokovic has endured a disappointing run of form ever since winning the French Open last year and it has resulted in the Serbian parting ways with his coaching staff. Djokovic also revealed that he will be without a coach for the immediate future until he decides on a replacement.
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newstennisa month ago

Struggling Novak Djokovic crashes out of Monte Carlo Masters

Novak Djokovic was dumped out of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday by David Goffin of Belgium in three sets. With his French Open title defense starting in five weeks time, the Serbian former world No 1 is in a desperate search for answers as he looks to regain his touch.
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newstennis2 months ago

WATCH | Andy Murray swaps places with ball boy on match point

What would one do when facing a match point against the great Roger Federer in the tie-breaker? While some might take a second to compose themselves, World number one, Andy Murray decided to hand over the responsibility for the point to a ball boy while taking up his place behind the players.
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featuretennis2 months ago

The second coming of Roger Federer

If his skill epitomized Federer's first reign at the top, his performances and results since his comeback from injury, so far this year, can be attributed to sheer will power and passion for his craft. Moreover, this could be the start of Federer's second tenure at the helm of world tennis
Rohit George