Asian swing title winners Djokovic in Japan, Osaka in China

Novak Djokovic with Japan Open Trophy Photo ATP Tour Ltd   Novak Djokovic ripped through to a winning conclusion during his Japan Open debut week, with the world No. 1 lifting his 76th career title 6-3, 6-2 over Australian John Millman in just 70 minutes. Djokovic won as he played for the first week since withdrawing with a shoulder injury in the US Open fourth round, keeping his opponent from qualifying under control throughout. It […]

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Felix Auger-Aliassime and Simona Halep to star in debut Adelaide events January 2020

Breakthrough Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime will take his place next January in the debut edition of a new event in Adelaide, which came to life as a result of the summer shakeup of the pre-Australian Open calendar. With Brisbane and Sydney tournament dead and buried along with Perth’s wildly popular Hopman Cup, the ATP needed to scratch together some legit competition to counterbalance the $15 million ATP Cup team tournament which tops the tennis agenda in the new year. […]

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Fins looking up for Williams’ sisters

Serena and Venus Williams have expanded their sporting portfolio, buying a stake in the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. Franchise owner Stephen Ross confirmed the deal as the tennis legends met several of the dolphins squad after a training session. The pair live in nearby Palm Beach Gardens, about an hour’s drive from the Dolphins’ stadium. “To have this opportunity is really where our heart is,” Venus told AP. “We’re South Florida girls. When we get off […]

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Are Wildcards Wildly Unfair?

July 9th 2001 – Goren Ivanišević defeats Pat Rafter in the Mens Wimbledon Singles Final.  On his road to the title he had to defeat Grand Slam winner and former world number 1 Carlos Moya, soon to be Grand slam winner and world number 1  Andy Roddick, former British number 1 Greg Rusedski, multiple Grand Slam winner and former world number number 1 Marat Safin, British world number 1 Tim Henman, and then Pat Rafter, a […]

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Too hot for tennis: Umpire banned

A tennis umpire who asked a ball girl whether she was ‘hot’ during a men’s tennis tournament in Italy last week, has been banned from officiating pending an investigation, the ATP has announced. Umpire Gianluca Moscarella is alleged to have addressed the girl during a second-tier ATP men’s tournament in Florence. He is also accused of inappropriate conduct towards one of the players. Video on social media showed Moscarella telling the girl she was “very sexy, then […]

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