Tennis

Novak Djokovic crushes Yoshihito Nishioka at French Open in first Grand Slam match of 2022

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Novak Djokovic won his first Grand Slam match of the season, dropping just four games in a 6-4 6-1 6-0 win over world No 99 Yoshihito Nishioka at the French

French Open updates | Djokovic match last left on rainy day – The Denver Post

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 10 p.m. Novak Djokovic is on court in his first-round match against Yoshihito Nishioka, and that is the only contest still going at the French Open. They are playing with the retractable roof shut at Court Philippe Chatrier because of showers Monday night. Djokovic took the first set by a 6-3 score. No other courts

Osaka out of French Open, worried motivation might wane at rankings-free Wimbledon

Four-time major winner Naomi Osaka is out of Roland Garros and her participation at Wimbledon is up in the air after she said the decision to strip the All England Club of ranking points would likely affect her motivation. The 24-year-old might end up playing just two matches combined in Paris and London across two years following the tumult of 2021 when the Japanese star pulled out of the French

Tennis rule slammed as defending French Open champion booed in first-round shock exit

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Defending French Open women’s singles champion Barbora Krejcikova crashed out in the opening round to French teenager Diane Parry 1-6 6-2 6-3 in what was a match tainted by some

Wimbledon ban ‘a damaging precedent’? Tell that to the people of Mariupol

The Association of Tennis Professionals thinks that Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusians this year “undermines the principle and integrity of the ATP’s ranking system”, which is why they have removed rankings points from the tournament. You imagine the Ukrainians cowering in an air raid shelter under a theatre in Donetsk felt a bit undermined when the bombs began to fall, too, not to mention scared witless and utterly

Wimbledon boycott begins as first player confirms they wont play after points stripping

Wimbledon: Martina Navratilova ‘devastated’ by ban We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Frenchman Lucas Pouille has become the first top player to declare he will not play Wimbledon because there will be no ranking points. And

Dominic Thiem and Ons Jabeur crash out in the French Open first round

French Open diary: Dominic Thiem still looks a shadow of his former self after 11th successive defeat, while the host nation are at a low ebb without a single seeded player of either sex at Roland Garros Dominic Thiem lost his 11th match on the trot as he crashed out in the first round Ons Jabeur and Gabarine Muguruza were also knocked out on the opening day Roland Garros is

Sloane Stephens backs decision to strip Wimbledon of its ranking points

Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens has backed the decision to strip Wimbledon of its ranking points. Both the WTA and the ATP announced on Friday that no points would be on offer at this year’s tournament after Wimbledon chiefs banned Russian and Belarusian players from competing in the wake of the war in Ukraine. A number of players including Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have spoken out

Wimbledon with no ranking points will be ‘like an exhibition’, Cameron Norrie claims

Cameron Norrie believes this year’s Wimbledon has been reduced to nothing more than an exhibition after the tournament was stripped of its ranking points. The British number one also fears some top stars may even opt not to compete at the season’s third grand slam. The ATP and WTA announced on Friday night that there would be no points on offer at SW19 after Wimbledon banned Russian and Belarusian players

Iga Swiatek embracing pressure of being French Open favourite

Iga Swiatek is hopeful she will be able to handle the pressure of being the overwhelming favourite to win the French Open for a second time. When the Pole scythed through the draw in 2020 to claim her first grand slam title she was a largely unknown quantity but, 19 months on, Swiatek has established herself as the leading force in the women’s game following the shock retirement of Ashleigh