Tennis

Naomi Osaka 'happy again' as star breaks media silence after winning Tokyo Olympics opener

Naomi Osaka: Pundits discuss French Open withdrawal 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 Naomi Osaka is ‘happy again’ and ‘refreshed’ after winning her opening match at the Tokyo Olympics. The Japanese tennis star spoke to the

Andy Murray apologises for 'ruining' photo - admits it was 'total shambles'

Tennis legend Andy Murray is among the team of talented athletes in Tokyo for the Olympic Games. As he prepares for his event, Murray has also been able to spend time with his Team GB teammates, even posing for socially-distanced photos with some. However, he had to apologise for his appearance in a snap with British sailing Champion Hannah Mills, saying he "ruined" the cute photo because of his trousers.

Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron at 2021 opening ceremony; Billie Jean King, others offer praise

Game, set, torch. It’s been a whirlwind summer for Naomi Osaka, but the superstar tennis player, was given one of sport’s highest honors of Friday morning: The 23-year-old lit the Olympic cauldron at the conclusion of the opening ceremony, officially signaling the start of the 2021 Olympic games. The lighter of the cauldron is oftentimes a well-guarded secret, and many were pleased and pleasantly surprised with the tennis star getting

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal verdict given by Denis Shapovalov

John McEnroe doubts Federer’s chances of winning Wimbledon 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 Denis Shapovalov believes it is impossible to pick between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as to who is the greatest

Gauff positive for COVID-19, won't play in Tokyo

Tennis star Coco Gauff will not represent the United States at the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19. Gauff announced her diagnosis Sunday on Twitter, saying she is “so disappointed” and she hopes “there will be many more chances” to play in the Olympics in the future. Gauff, 17, last played earlier this month at Wimbledon, where she lost to Angelique Kerber in the fourth round. The world No.

Coco Gauff withdraws from Tokyo Olympics after positive coronavirus test

Coco Gauff has withdrawn from the Olympics after testing positive for coronavirus. The 17-year-old American, who is ranked 25th in the world, had been set to represent the USA at the upcoming Games in Japan. This is a breaking news story that is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh this page for the latest updates. Sky Sports brings you live updates as they happen. Get

Novak Djokovic coach names two biggest obstacles to Calendar Slam - not Nadal or Federer

Tennis Grand Slams: Who is the greatest of all time? 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 has been told how he can complete an historic clean sweep of Grand Slams in a calendar year

What next for Emma Raducanu after Djokovic & Barty crowned Wimbledon royalty?

After a frantic fortnight, Wimbledon is over for another year. British fans were forced to wait two years for The Championships after the coronavirus pandemic cancelled the 2020 edition but they have not been disappointed by the return of top-tier tennis to the All England Club. There has been drama, tears, injuries and controversy throughout the tournament. Oh, and some pretty good tennis, too. But as the tennis world moves

Why Roger Federer isn't playing in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Roger Federer’s quest to earn his first Olympic gold medal will have to wait. The 39-year-old tennis star will not compete in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Federer confirmed that he withdrew from the tournament in a Twitter post on Tuesday afternoon. Why won’t he play? Federer wrote that he had a setback in his surgically repaired right knee. Here’s a look at Federer’s statement in full. During the grass court season, I unfortunately

Barty question that made Patty Mills ‘choke up’

The significance of Ash Barty’s victory at Wimbledon certainly wasn’t lost on basketball champion Patty Mills. Barty became the first Australian woman since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980 to win Wimbledon when she defeated former world No. 1 Karolína Plíšková in three sets on Saturday night (AEST). After Australia’s thrilling victory over Argentina in the warm-up series before the Tokyo Olympics, Mills was asked for his thoughts on Barty’s victory.