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…

Players back Federer over WTA-ATP merger idea as Kyrgios hits out

04/23/2020

WTA founder Billie Jean King and Rafael Nadal led a wave of support on Thursday for Roger Federer’s suggestion that “now is the time” to merge the men’s and women’s governing bodies, while tennis is at a standstill…

Roger Federer has knee surgery, will miss French Open

02/21/2020

BASEL, Switzerland — Roger Federer has had surgery on his right knee and will miss the French Open and several other tournaments. Writing on his Facebook page Thursday, the 20-time Grand Slam champion said his knee “has…

Kenin of US ousts No. 1 Barty to reach Australian Open final

Associated Press 01/30/2020

  MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So long in the shadows of other American tennis players, Sofia Kenin is into her first Grand Slam final at age 21 — and she beat the woman ranked No. 1 to…

Federer saves seven match points to reach semifinals

01/29/2020

MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer was not going to go gently, of course, no matter how daunting the number of match points — his opponent accumulated seven! — no matter how achy his 38-year-old legs, no matter…

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