Tennis

Dan Evans splits with coach Mark Hilton

British No 1 Dan Evans has announced the end of his 12-month partnership with coach Mark Hilton. Evans ended a five-match losing streak with a 6-2 3-6 6-3 victory over Italian qualifier Salvatore Caruso in the opening round of the European Open in Antwerp on Tuesday before announcing a forthcoming split from coach Mark Hilton. The 30-year-old reunited with Hilton, with whom he had a successful partnership prior to his

Quarantine a vexed issue for the Australian Open

Tennis Australia and government authorities are continuing to thrash out details about the composition of the summer calendar Down Under as Victoria, the home of the Australian Open, slowly creeps out of COVID-19 restrictions. Victoria's Sport, Tourism and Major Events minister Martin Pakula says "there's a whole lot of work to do" but he remains "extremely confident" the Open will go ahead in Melbourne. Sofia Kenin claims the 2020 Australian

Steven McCann's journey from addiction to reigniting his love for tennis

Local tennis leagues player Steven McCann shares his inspirational story of battling addiction to reignite his love and passion for the sport. The LTA [Lawn Tennis Association] has released a short film on McCann’s journey to recovery, from severe addiction and mental health issues throughout his 20s and 30s, to turning his life around following his decision to go teetotal. During this period, McCann also engaged in charity work within

Roger Federer continues to be shunned by his home town of Basel

A push to rename Basel’s main sports arena after local tennis superstar Roger Federer fell through on Tuesday after it failed to garner enough signatures. But hopes that the St. Jakobshalle will be renamed the Roger Federer Arena are still burning despite the setback, Swiss news agency ATS reported. In Switzerland, renaming streets, squares and the like after public figures is typically a posthumous honour. The idea to change the

Andy Murray withdraws from ATP Tour event in Cologne due to injury

Andy Murray’s battle against fitness issues continues as he is forced to pull out of ATP Tour event in Cologne due to lingering pelvic problem Andy Murray has pulled out of next week’s ATP Tour event in Cologne because of a lingering pelvic problem. The former world number one revealed ahead of the French Open last month that he had been forced to rest following a second-round loss at the

Rublev, Coric oust Shapovalov, Raonic in St. Petersburg Open semifinals

Andrey Rublev boosted his hopes of reaching the ATP Finals as he came from behind to defeat Denis Shapovalov, setting up a St. Petersburg Open final with Borna Coric.  Rublev trailed Shapovalov by a set but fought back to prevail 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and ensure there will be a home hope in the final.  He saved five of six break points in the process of earning victory over the Canadian, the win moving Rublev ahead of

Thanasi Kokkinakis falters on his single’s return while Daria Gavrilova’s pre-French Open run continues

THANASI Kokkinakis’ long-awaited return to the ATP Tour’s top level didn’t exactly go to plan with the 21-year-old Australian falling to Uzbek world No. 81 Denis Istomin 6-3 6-4 in the first round in Lyon. Kokkinakis, who has spent the last 18 months battling debilitating injuries to his shoulder and abdomen, delivered a serviceable performance but it appeared he was well below his best. His forehand, usually a strength, was

Rafael Nadal says rivalry with Roger Federer is 'beautiful' after winning his 13th French Open

Rafael Nadal says it means a lot to share 20 Grand Slam titles with Roger Federer after sweeping to a 13th French Open title at Roland Garros on Sunday. The Spaniard hit 31 winners and made only 14 unforced errors on his way to a brilliant 6-0 6-2 7-5 victory over old foe Novak Djokovic on Court Philippe Chatrier. Untouchable Nadal wins record-equalling 20th Grand Slam Djokovic: Rafa played a

French Open final, LIVE: Rafael Nadal faces world No 1 Novak Djokovic

French Open final, LIVE: Rafael Nadal on brink of equalling Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams as he takes on world No 1 Novak Djokovic in Roland Garros finale Rafael Nadal goes head-to-head with Novak Djokovic in the French Open final The Spaniard has never lost a final at Roland Garros having won 12 out of 12 Djokovic won the French Open title once before, beating Andy Murray in

Rafael Nadal trying to copy Roger Federer and Serena Williams feat in French Open final

Rafael Nadal could emulate the likes of Roger Federer and Serena Williams with a win over Novak Djokovic today. The Spaniard takes on his opponent at the famous Roland Garros vebue. If Nadal emerges victorious, it will be his 100th victory on the same ground, a feat only matched by just four others – including Federer and Williams. Nadal has dominated the French Open, where he is yet to lose