Tears flow as curtain comes down on Roger Federer’s glittering career

09/24/2022

LONDON—Roger Federer’s trophy-laden career ended with defeat on Friday, but for once the result hardly mattered as the Swiss maestro headed into retirement with tears in his eyes and cheers ringing in his ears. With a sellout…

Alex Eala wins 3rd tennis bronze in SEA Games

Lance Agcaoili - @inquirerdotnet 05/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Alex Eala settled for another bronze medal after falling to Thai rival Luksika Kumkhum, 4-6, 1-6, in the women’s tennis singles semifinal of the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Friday at Hanaka Paris Ocean…

Boris Becker faces possible jail term after guilty verdicts

Agence France Presse 04/29/2022

Former tennis star Boris Becker will learn on Friday whether he faces a lengthy jail term after he was found guilty by a British court of charges relating to his 2017 bankruptcy. The six-time Grand Slam champion,…

LCTC prexy says politics not behind banning of some Lapu tennis players

Glendale G. Rosal 02/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- A group of tennis players in Lapu-Lapu City are crying foul after they were banned from playing at the Lapu-Lapu City Tennis Club (LCTC) allegedly due to politics and their rift with some club…

Nadal into Paris Masters quarters, Schwartzman one win from Tour Finals

11/06/2020

Paris, France—Rafael Nadal battled past Australian Jordan Thompson in straight sets to reach the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Thursday, November 5, 2020, as Diego Schwartzman moved within one win of securing an ATP Tour Finals debut. Top…

‘Great achievement’: Nadal claims 1,000th win of career

11/05/2020

Paris, France—Rafael Nadal said he was proud of a “great achievement” after securing the 1,000th Tour-level victory of his illustrious career on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, becoming the fourth man to reach that mark with a comeback…

Alex Eala reaches semis in 2020 French Open juniors

Marc Anthony Reyes 10/09/2020

Filipino tennis hope Alex Eala fought through a problematic service game to overcome Czech Republic’s Linda Noskova, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, late Thursday, October 8, 2020, and reach a milestone by barging into the French Open girls singles…

Alex Eala books French Open girls’ quarterfinals spot

Celest Flores-Colina 10/08/2020

Filipino tennis ace Alex Eala booked a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2020 French Open Juniors singles tournament after turning back Spain’s Leyre Romero Gormaz, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, on Wednesday (Manila time). It is the first…

‘Little bit sad’: US Open show set to go on despite pandemic

Associated Press 08/31/2020

NEW YORK — Back in April, an on-schedule U.S. Open simply did not seem possible. The coronavirus was at its peak in New York; a building on the tournament grounds housing indoor tennis courts was converted to…

French Open not considering event behind closed doors

06/19/2020

French Open organizers have “absolutely” rejected the scenario of playing the tournament behind closed doors, the president of the French Tennis Federation said on Wednesday. Bernard Giudicelli said all of the tickets sold for the tournament in…

Postponed French Open topics: Rafa’s 20th? Serena’s 24th?

05/28/2020

If the French Open were being held as scheduled right now — instead of postponed to September because of the coronavirus pandemic — Rafael Nadal would have been seeking a 20th Grand Slam title to equal Roger Federer’s…

‘A lot of regrets’: Tennis star Naomi Osaka says shyness is holding her back

05/15/2020

Former world number one Naomi Osaka has admitted having “a lot of regrets” and said she’s soul-searching during the coronavirus lockdown for ways to become more assertive. The 22-year-old Japanese, who stormed to prominence by winning back-to-back…

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