Novak Djokovic managing wrist issue, ATP Finals remains his goal | Tennis News

Novak Djokovic said he was hampered by a wrist problem during the Cup of the tank in London and that his long absence from the Tour recently could be to blame. The three-day tournament at London’s O2 Arena was Djokovic’s first event since the Serb won his 21st Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon beginning … Read more

Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova shines in Seoul for third title | Tennis News

SEOUL: Ekaterina Alexandrova overcame nerves to claim third career title as she dismantled injury-hindered top seed Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 in the final of Korea Open on Sunday. The two battled to a long tiebreaker after an hour-long tied first set in front of more than 10,000 spectators, a record for the Seoul event. … Read more

Tiafoe seals first Laver Cup title for Team World | Tennis News

LONDON: Frances Tiafoe sealed team worldfirst victory over European Team in the Cup of the tank as he saved four match points to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday. The American, who beat Roger Federer in the Swiss great’s final competitive match on Friday, once again proved himself a fly in the European ointment with a … Read more

Pan Pacific Open: In-form Liudmila Samsonova beats Zheng Qinwen to claim title | Tennis News

TOKYO: Lyudmila of Russia Samsonova won her third title in four tournaments by beating the Chinese Zheng Qinwen 7-5, 7-5 in the Pan Pacific Open final in Tokyo on Sunday. The scorching world number 30 triumphed in Washington and Cleveland in August and she produced a series of deadly upsets in the Japanese capital en … Read more

Laver Cup: Novak Djokovic makes stylish return as Roger Federer watches on | Tennis News

LONDON: Novak Djokovic made an impressive comeback after two months out as the Team Europe star beat Frances Tiafoe 6-1, 6-3 with Roger Federer cheering him on in the Laver Cup on Saturday. Djokovic showed no signs of rust in his first appearance since winning the seventh Wimbledon crown of his remarkable career in July. … Read more

Tears flow as emotions rule at Roger Federer’s farewell | Tennis News

Tears flowed shamelessly at the O2 Arena in London on Friday night. Roger Federer stressed, between sobs, that his tears were of joy – first to the 17,500 spectators, then to his family, his teenage daughters, Charlene Riva and Myla Rose. Next to him in their seat on the court side was his great rival … Read more

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Laver Cup after doubles with Roger Federer | Tennis News

LONDON: Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the rest of the Cup of the tank for personal reasons after pairing his friend and rival Roger Federer in a doubles match that ended the Swiss great’s glittering tennis career. Photos and videos of Federer and Nadal – who shared one of tennis’ most enthralling rivalries – sitting … Read more

Part of me leaves with Roger Federer, says emotional Rafael Nadal | Tennis News

LONDON: Rafa Nadal, seated at the edge of the pitch, wept as arch-rival Roger Federer bid farewell to tennis at the Cup of the tank on Friday, saying later that an important part of him was also leaving the men’s Tour with the abandonment of the Swiss. Photos and videos of Federer and Nadal – … Read more

Roger Federer: Enfant terrible to saintly global icon | Tennis News

PARIS: From a terrible child racket breaker with a bad attitude and a misguided ponytail to a universally respected role model and modern icon, Roger Federer has achieved near-holy status. More than 19 years after winning his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003, which set him on the path to being hailed as … Read more

Laver Cup match briefly halted after protester sets arm on fire on court | Tennis News

A man ran to court in London O2 Arena and set his arm on fire on Friday to protest the use of private jets in Britain, briefly interrupting the Cup of the tank meeting between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman. Security staff acted quickly to drag the man off the field before play resumed after … Read more