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newstennisa year ago

VIDEO | Rafael Nadal finally answers why he arranges bottles during matches

Rafael Nadal advanced to the round of 32 with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Mathew Ebden on Wednesday and he will face Aussie Alex de Minaur in the next round. However, the highlight of the match was his post-match interview where Nadal 'spoke' about his new remodelled serve and his bottle superstitions.
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newstennis2 years ago

Rafael Nadal breaks 34-year old record, wins 50 sets in a row on clay

Rafael Nadal won his 50th consecutive set on clay in a win against Diego Schwartzman on Thursday and broke a 34-year old record set by John McEnroe, who won 49 consecutive sets on carpet in 1984. Nadal will face Austrian Dominic Thiem up next in the quarter-finals of Madrid Open on Friday.
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newstennis3 years ago

Novak Djokovic wants first-round retirement problems to be addressed

Novak Djokovic has advocated amending the rule that allows full payment to players who make it to the Grand Slams even if they withdraw in the very first round. John McEnroe seconded the idea stating that players who are not giving or cannot give their 100% in the opening rounds should be penalized.
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newstennis3 years ago

After Serena’s response, John McEnroe proposes men vs women contest

Earlier, McEnroe that stated in an interview that Serena Williams would be ranked 700 if she played on the men's circuit. Williams, who didn't take take the comments kindly asked him to make factually based statements to which McEnroe has proposed a "Men vs Women" tennis game to prove his statement.
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newstennis3 years ago

Serena Williams demands respect from John McEnroe after his "700th amongst men" remark

Serena Williams responded to former American tennis player John McEnroe's remarks of ranking her 700th amongst male tennis players and demanded respect from the seven-time Grand Slam winner. The 23-time Grand Slam champion also suggested that McEnroe's remarks were baseless and devoid of facts.
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newstennis3 years ago

John McEnroe ranks Serena Williams 700th amongst men

Seven-time Grand Slam Champion John McEnroe stated that he would rank Serena Williams, the World No. 1 female tennis player, 700th if she played among men. The American legend had also claimed, two years back, that he could beat the 23-time Grand Slam winner in a singles match.
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newstennis3 years ago

Andy Murray lashes out at John McEnroe for his "distant fourth" remark

Andy Murray retaliated to John McEnroe's claims of Murray not being at the same level as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stating that it does not matter what people say and he is proud of his Olympic medals. Murray further said that him being the World No. 1 speaks for itself.
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newstennis3 years ago

French Open 2017 | John McEnroe slams Novak Djokovic after Dominic Thiem loss

John McEnroe has described Novak Djokovic's French Open Quarterfinal loss to Dominic Thiem as "inexplicable" while questioning the latter's desire to play the game. Djokovic's defeat has also ensured that the Serbian will drop out of the world's top two for the first time since 2011.
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newstennis3 years ago

If you don't want to play tennis then quit, Pat Cash tells Nick Kyrgios

Former Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash has told Nick Kyrgios that if he doesn't want to play tennis seriously, he should quit the sport. Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou also added to the outlash saying that strong personalities like Kyrgios have to be told when they are going too far.
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newstennis3 years ago

Get professional or get out of here – Australian media to Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios once again finds himself in the eye of a storm after his second round Australian Open exit at the hands of Andreas Seppi. The 21-year-old threw away a two-set lead in the match and faced the wrath of the Australian media and John McEnroe in the studio for his perceived lack of effort.
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