Tennis

Roger Federer backed to make tactical change to battle Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer: Chris Evans recalls encounter with tennis star Former British tennis star Annabel Croft has backed Roger Federer to play more aggressive when he returns to action because he will still want to battle Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for the major titles. Federer has been ruled out with a knee injury since last March and he does not yet have a return date. The 39-year-old is skipping next

'This is insane': Tennis players unhappy in hotel quarantine

Tennis players have reacted angrily to the news that they are facing 14 days stuck in their hotel rooms with no practise, after people on their charter flights to Australia returned positive COVID-19 tests. However, some players, Tennis Australia and state government body COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria maintain it was made clear to players that they could be stuck in such circumstances should anyone on their flights have the virus upon

'My good intentions have been misconstrued': Djokovic pens letter to Australia

Novak Djokovic has penned a letter to the Australian public in an attempt to "clarify" the list of suggestions sent to Australian Open director Craig Tiley that triggered an enormous backlash. Djokovic's already shaky reputation took another hit on Monday, when a list of suggestions sent to Tiley in an email exchange were revealed. World No.1 Novak Djokovic.Credit:AP While some pundits have made the point that Djokovic is simply playing

Victoria Azarenka calls on fellow Australian Open players to ‘accept’ quarantine conditions

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka has urged her fellow tennis players to “accept and adapt” to health regulations in Melbourne ahead of next month’s Australian Open amid widespread criticism about hotel quarantine. More than 70 players, plus members of their entourage and officals, have been placed into hard quarantine and are unable to train after passengers on three charter flights returned positive tests for the coronavirus. A number of

Australian Open: Heather Watson among 72 players isolating after positive coronavirus tests on flights

Heather Watson is among 72 players competing in the Australian Open who cannot leave their hotel rooms for 14 days following five positive Covid-19 tests on chartered flights. Three people on a chartered flight from Los Angeles carrying 24 players returned positive swabs upon their arrival in Melbourne, while on a later flight from Abu Dhabi, a sole passenger on a plane carrying 23 players also returned a positive result.

Tennis star lashes Australian Open quarantine ‘jail’

The World No. 13 tennis player has slammed the Victorian Government’s handling of the Australian Open quarantine program, saying the hotel conditions are the same as a “prison” for players. Spanish hothead Roberto Bautista Agut has lashed Victorian health authorities, branding the forced isolation a “complete disaster”. Speaking with Sport5 via mobile phone, the champ said the 14-day Melbourne quarantine was “really tough” and like a prison “with Wi-Fi”. “These

Tennis stars slam horrible hotel food in Australian Open quarantine

No wonder the world’s best tennis players are complaining about being stuck in a hard 14-day lockdown. Positive COVID-19 cases were detected on-board two planes carrying stars to Melbourne for next month’s Australian Open, forcing nearly 50 players to quarantine inside their hotel room for the next two weeks. Watch the ATP 250 World Tour exclusive on Fox Sports with Kayo. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial &

Australian Open players forced into quarantine after two coronavirus cases

A group of Australian Open players and staff will quarantine for two weeks after two people on their flight to Melbourne tested positive for coronavirus. About 1,200 players and staff are arriving in Melbourne ahead of the delayed Australian Open starting on Feb. 8. But one flight, from Los Angeles which landed on Friday, has led to two positive COVID-19 tests, according to a letter shared by players Pablo Cuevas

Australian Open confirms further 25 players are quarantining

A further 25 players have been forced into hard lockdown for two weeks prior to the Australian Open, tournament organizers have confirmed. Tennis’ season-opening Grand Slam tournament was plunged into crisis Saturday when it was announced 47 players would be consigned to their hotel rooms for 14 days and not eligible to practice. Officials said the protocols were as a result of two passengers testing positive for the coronavirus on

Laura Robson casts doubt over her future after third hip operation

Former British No 1 and Wimbledon junior champion Laura Robson casts doubt over her future after undergoing third hip operation Former British No 1 revealed latest injury setback on her 27th birthday Robson has not played competitively since April 2019 due to injury She is ‘not sure’ where a third hip surgery leaves her tennis career  Former Wimbledon junior champion Laura Robson has hinted that her career may finally be