newstennis17 days ago

Judy Murray backs change in ATP scheduling after injury-packed 2017

Judy Murray has asserted that the ATP needs to rethink the scheduling of the year’s matches to avoid players missing out majors due to injuries. The 58-year-old coach pointed out that despite managing their workload, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal ended up missing quite a bit of the action.
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newstennis23 days ago

Grand Slam Board releases list of possible rule changes for 2018 season

The 2017 season has given the Grand Slam Board a lot to ponder upon and they have released a list of changes after their meeting, in London, that could be enforced in 2018. A major change would be the players being penalized if they decide to withdraw just before a tournament or in the first round.
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newstennisa month ago

Novak Djokovic played left handed twice after injury, says Guy Forget

Paris Masters director Guy Forget has stated that Serbian ace Novak Djokovic met him last week and revealed that he has only played twice since his injury, that too with his left hand. The Serb, who has been out injured for four months now, will drop out of the world's top 10 rankings next week.
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newstennis2 months ago

Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka to make a comeback in Abu Dhabi

Former World No.1 Novak Djokovic and Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka will be making a comeback at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition event this December in Abu Dhabi. Both of them will return from a lengthy injury break and consider MWTC as the best platform to begin the season.
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featuretennis2 months ago

Long recovery breaks and advanced conditining foresee ageing players dominate world tennis for years to come

Tennis has undergone a huge change over the years. No more can a knee or elbow surgery force the end of an athlete’s career, even if he has crossed his prime. With men’s tennis mostly dominated by players in their early and mid-thirties now, recovery breaks have become a growing trend.
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newstennis4 months ago

US Open draw | Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal semi-final a possibility

World No.1 Rafael Nadal could battle it out against his formidable foe Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the US Open according to the draw unveiled on Friday. Nadal will start his campaign against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic while Federer will take on American Frances Tiafoe in the opening round.
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newstennis4 months ago

French tennis federation to build Rafael Nadal's statue at Roland Garros

French tennis federation chief Bernard Giudicelli has confirmed the construction of Rafael Nadal's statue at Rolland Garros via Facebook today, a news which was revealed in May. Nadal won a record 10th title in June this year defeating Stan Wawrinka in the finals of the clay-court tournament.
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newstennis4 months ago

Cincinnati Masters: Ramkumar Ramanathan beats Chris Eubanks to move into second round

India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan made it to the second round of the ongoing Cincinnati Masters, after he beat American qualifier Chris Eubanks 6-7, 6-1, 6-4. The 22-year-old Indian will next face either American Jared Donaldson or Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the second round.
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newstennis4 months ago

Del Potro asks Djokovic to spend quality time with kids

Novak Djokovic has been advised to spend quality time with wife and kids by Argentine Juan Del Potro as the Serbian prepares for a stronger comeback next year. Del Potro is well acquainted with Djokovic's situation as he has himself missed a large part of his career with frustrating wrist injuries.
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newstennis4 months ago

Novak Djokovic's decade-long run in top-four comes to an end

Former World No.1 Novak Djokovic has dropped one place to fifth with Stan Wawrinka moving up to the fourth position in the latest ATP rankings published on Monday (July 31). This is the first time since July 2007 that the 12-time Grand Slam champion has been ranked outside the top four.
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