Ukrainian ex-star credits tennis for helping him in war against Russia

Former world No.13 Alex Dolgopolov has claimed his tennis career is helping him in his fight for Ukraine against Russia. Dolgopolov reached the 2011 Australian Open quarter-finals where he lost to Andy Murray and twice beat Rafa Nadal. The Ukrainian, now 35, officially retired in 2021 but returned to his homeland in March last year “for moral reasons” to fight the Russian invasion. After basic military training, he has witnessed

Emma Raducanu given timescale to return to top 10 and challenge for Majors again

Emma Raducanu teaches tennis lesson from 4,000 miles away Serena Williams’ former coach Rick Macci believes Emma Raducanu has what it takes to claw her way back into the WTA top 10 by 2025. The 21-year-old reached No 10 in the world back in July 2022 but injuries have marred her progress ever since. She remains on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery on both wrists and one of her

Simona Halep predicts 'end of her career' as banned tennis star breaks silence

Simona Halep fears that her tennis career will be over if her four-year ban is not reduced. The 2019 Wimbledon champion was suspended from the sport by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) for “intentional” doping offences. Halep tested positive for the banned substance Roxadustat in August 2022 and was provisionally suspended from competitive tennis two months later. She was later charged with irregularities in her Athlete Biological Passport (ABP)

Nick Kyrgios' coach drops retirement hint after tennis star's comments

Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios pleads guilty to assaulting former girlfriend Nick Kyrgios manager has dismissed suggestions the controversial tennis star will be retiring soon. Daniel Horsfall is not only the former Wimbledon finalist’s chief organiser for his tennis career but is also a close friend. Speculation regarding the Australian’s future in the game also intensified when he declared in a recent podcast interview with Jay Shetty, that he didn’t “really

Andrey Rublev responds to Kyrgios offer after 'embarrassing' mid-match meltdown

Andrey Rublev responded to Nick Kyrgios’ offer after the Australian said he would fly out to his rival and help him with his mental game. The Russian was involved in a worrying on-court meltdown at the ATP Finals where he smashed his knee with his racket six times, drawing blood. After watching back footage of his outburst, Rublev confessed that it was “embarrassing”. Rublev enjoyed the best season of his

Novak Djokovic hits out at coach of the year award as Goran Ivanisevic snubbed

Novak Djokovic has hit out at the ATP after Goran Ivanisevic controversially failed to win the coach of the year award. The 24-time Grand Slam champion has wondered what his coach needs to do to win the gong after a remarkable year. Djokovic won three Grand Slams and reached the final of the other, being defeated by Carlos Alcaraz in the Wimbledon showdown. He won a host of other tour-level

Seven-time Wimbledon champion told Novak Djokovic would 'eat him alive'

Nick Kyrgios believes seven-time Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras would be overwhelmed by Novak Djokovic if the pair faced one another in their prime. The outspoken Australian does not believe stars of previous eras – even all-time greats such as Sampras and Boris Becker – could hold a candle to modern players.  Kyrgios is one of many stars battling to win Grand Slam titles among a competitive field of hyper-athletic superstars

Nick Kyrgios' manager says 'everyone thinks he is going into the adult industry'

Nick Kyrgios’ manager has clarified that the Aussie is not going into the porn industry despite setting up an OnlyFans account earlier this month. He recently announced that he was starting a free-to-access OnlyFans page to interact with his supporters in a new way. Kyrgios is one of the most prominent male athletes to have joined OnlyFans, a subscription site where people can pay others for photos and videos. It

Nick Kyrgios joins six sporting stars to have penned deals with OnlyFans

Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios may have left fans disappointed by missing the 2023 season through injury but the tennis star has come up with an interesting alternative way to provide a fix to his legion of followers. The 28-year-old has signed a deal to join the controversial social media site OnlyFans where he will offer subscribers the chance to access a range of exclusive content including photos and videos

Emma Raducanu sparks 'concerns' as Serena Williams' ex-coach worried by comment

Serena Williams’ former coach Rick Macci expressed concern for Emma Raducanu after the Brit suggested she wished she had not won the 2021 US Open. Raducanu made history when she won her maiden Grand Slam title in New York over two years ago but coaching instability and injuries have hampered her development. Raducanu has struggled with the added scrutiny that comes with being a major champion. She missed most of