Murray, who is hopeful of playing at the French Open this month, has made a surprise addition to his coaching team Andy Murray will fly to Rome on Saturday in an attempt to reboot a jinxed season that has featured only three tour-level matches to date.Murray has already attempted to make playing returns at the Australian Open and the Miami Open, only for the first to be scotched by Covid-19 and the second by a mysterious groin problem that seemed unrelated to his metal hip.
MADRID -- Rafael Nadal's bid to reach a 75th semifinal at a Masters event ended Friday with a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Alexander Zverev.The sixth-ranked German beat Nadal for the first time on clay and for the third time in a row overall.Zverev broke Nadal's serve twice in the first set and once in the second.
Andy Murray planning latest comeback in bid to put injury problems behind him as French Open approaches
Andy Murray out of action since developing groin pain during his sleep ahead of the Miami Open in March; Murray on his promising recovery: "I've played points the last four days and there hasn't been residual pain when waking up"; French Open starts May 30 Andy Murray is planning to make his latest comeback in just over a week's time as he looks to put more injury problems behind him.
Tennis stars Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal were the major winners at the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards.Nadal, who won a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title and his 13th French Open back in October, was named World Sportsman of the Year for the second time.It is his fourth Laureus honour, having also previously scooped the Breakthrough and Comeback awards.
Spain's Rafa Nadal was named the 2021 Laureus Sportsman of the year on Thursday, while fellow tennis player Naomi Osaka won the top women's honour.Japan's Osaka won her second U.S. Open title last year, while Nadal equalled Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles by claiming his 13th French Open crown.
Ashleigh Barty continued her winning run on red clay by reaching the final of the Madrid Open.The world number one has not lost on the surface since Rome in 2019, winning the French Open title that year and the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart last month.
Rafael Nadal continues his French Open preparations by sweeping aside teenage star Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets at the Madrid Open, after his fellow Spaniard had set up dream tie with his idol on his birthday
Rafael Nadal brushed off the challenge of his fellow Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz at the Madrid Open as the world No 2 cruised to a straight-sets win over the teenager.Nadal won 6-1, 6-2 against the 18-year-old, who idolises him and had called their meeting 'a dream come true' on his birthday.
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Whatever the opposite of a match made in heaven is, apply it to Daniil Medvedev and playing on clay.Medvedev might be the third best in the world in the ATP rankings – until recently the second best – but he hasn’t got that high from his results on red dirt.
Ash Barty explains how she became tennis world No.1 after her parents' home renovation uncovers a childhood sporting relic
Australian tennis champion Ash Barty has revealed the secret to her success on the court - and it all comes down to a roll of duct tape.Barty shared a photo of her parents' renovations on her family home in Queensland with one brick wall seen covered in a strip of duct tape shaped into a net.
Ashleigh Barty defeated Iga Swiatek 7-5 6-4 in the last 16 of the Mutua Madrid Open.The win was the 14th consecutive victory on red clay, and she was pushed all the way by her younger Polish rival.She was in for a scare when she went down 3-0 in the opening set, but thereafter did not drop a service game.
Roger Federer returns to action in two weeks at the Geneva Open ahead of the French Open later this month.Dominic Thiem's former coach has ruled Roger Federer out of making any serious challenge at the French Open later this month.The 20-time Grand Slam champion made his long-awaited comeback from a 13-month injury lay-off in March at the Qatar Open.
French Open: Sports minister Jean-Michel Blanquer expects easing of COVID-19 restrictions at Roland Garros
The three main showcourts at Roland Garros will have up to 1,000 spectators in attendance during the first 10 days of the French Open with the number to be increased from the quarter-finals onward This year's French Open at Roland Garros could see up to 1,000 fans per court with sports minister Jean-Michel Blanquer expecting the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
13-time French Open champion gives his take on Real Madrid's ideal transfer targets.Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal is hitting form ahead of the French Open at Roland Garros at the end of the month, but while the Mallorcan ace is staying focused on his game, he is keeping close tabs on the club he supports.
Every Roland Garros court will be allowed to be 35% full with a limit of 1,000 spectators at the beginning of the French Open amid an easing of COVID-19 restrictions, National Education, Youth and Sports minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said on Sunday.The limit will be raised to 65% - 5,000 fans - starting June 9 when the claycourt Grand Slam quarter-finals get underway, Blanquer told France 3 TV channel.
Roger Federer has warned his two biggest rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.Roger Federer has warned Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic that he plans to return to the very top as he continues his preparations ahead of the French Open.The 20-time Grand Slam winner spent over a year on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery in March 2020.
MADRID -- Ashleigh Barty and Iga Swiatek, the two most recent champions of the French Open, will meet in the last 16 of the Madrid Open.They won their second-round matches on Saturday to set up the first-time meeting.The top-ranked Barty needed three sets to beat 80th-ranked Tamara Zidansek.
Golden age of women’s tennis demands more respect - Iga Swiatek, Naomi Osaka and others deserve that
Tennis has found itself on the right side of history more than not: after Althea Gibson broke the colour barrier at the French Open in 1952 (upending decades of vile “tradition” at white-only clubs in the process), Arthur Ashe used his Grand Slam-winning platform to lead the call to end apartheid, and the sport’s relative embrace of gay and trans athletes in the ‘70s and ‘80s put it well ahead of the rest of the sporting world still grappling with race, identity and sexuality.
Millions of Roger Federer fans will be excited at the prospect of owning some mementos of the Swiss great after he announced he is auctioning off a collection of personal items for his foundation, which delivers educational resources to children in Africa and Switzerland Roger Federer has announced he is auctioning off a collection of personal items this summer to raise money for his foundation.
Briton defeated the home favourite and 2018 champion in straight sets Cameron Norrie continued his fine 2021 season with a comfortable win over Portugal’s Joao Sousa in the first round of the Estoril Open.The British No 2 is back in the top 50 after reaching the quarter-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters last week and has been playing consistently well all year.