Tennis

Roberto Bautista Agut eyeing qualification for season-ending ATP Finals

Roberto Bautista Agut says qualifying for the season-ending ATP Finals is one of his goals before retiring from the sport. The Spaniard made a strong start to the season by winning all six of his singles matches for Spain in the ATP Cup before reaching the third round of the Australian Open, where he fell to Croatia’s Marin Cilic after a gruelling five-setter. He was ranked 12th when the tennis

Moya reveals how Medvedev 'surprised' Rafael Nadal and proved how good he is

Carlos Moya admitted Daniil Medvedev ‘surprised’ Rafael Nadal in the final of the US Open, when he clawed his way back into the five-set thriller. Nadal had thumped Medvedev 6-3 6-0 in their only previous meeting at the Rogers Cup that summer and looked on course for a routine straight sets win in New York when he led by two sets to love, with a break in the third. But

Andy Murray will have head-start on rivals when tennis returns, Boris Becker claims

Andy Murray can emerge from the coronavirus lockdown with a head-start on his illustrious rivals as he looks to cap a remarkable comeback from injury with a fourth grand slam title. That is the opinion of tennis great Boris Becker who believes that while the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are left kicking their heels, Murray can make major strides in shrugging off his problematic hip injury. Speaking

Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni pays tribute to Roger Federer - 'At the moment he is the best'

Rafael Nadal’s uncle Toni believes Roger Federer is the best ever tennis player ‘at the moment’. For years, Toni plotted the downfall of Federer as Rafael’s coach. And he was successful as Rafael’s unique style posed countless problems for Federer, especially on clay. But in recent years, Nadal and Federer’s relationship has grown and the reserved respect between them has since given way to a friendship. And that is seemingly

Andy Murray forced to cut short online chat with 'drunk' Nick Kyrgios

Sir Andy Murray had to cut short an embarrassing online chat with Nick Kyrgios – because the Australian player was so drunk. Murray was left cringing as Kyrgios repeatedly told him he loved him and slagged off fellow players. The tennis aces had arranged an Instagram Live chat to discuss their careers on Saturday. However Kyrgios was clearly worse for wear when he logged on and was seen drinking a

Nick Kyrgios didn’t hold back when talking about tennis’ biggest names

A red-wine addled Nick Kyrgios has declared his love for Andy Murray and lambasted some of tennis’ biggest names in a wildly entertaining Instagram Live chat between the pair. Murray, at home in Surrey, just outside London, set up the 30-minute catch-up which was broadcast via his Instagram page. Kyrgios was still up and about at his base in Canberra in the early hours of Sunday morning, clearly the worse

Andy Murray 'overachieved' competing against Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic

Todd Martin has hailed Andy Murray for his style in competing in the same era as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Much of the attention in men’s tennis centers around the trio of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic but Murray was able to go toe-to-toe with them and create a compelling era of dominance. Unfortunately for Murray, injuries have taken their toll on the British star but he continues

Tennis extends coronavirus suspension: No ATP and WTA Tours until August

Professional tennis on the ATP and WTA tours has been suspended until August because of the coronavirus pandemic. The US Open, which takes place in New York at the end of August, remains pencilled in for that date. All ATP tournaments in July have been suspended, including the Hamburg Open – a third-tier 500 level event. WTA events in Bastad, Bucharest, Lausanne and Jurmala have been called off, with similar

Novak Djokovic's coach backs Nick Kyrgios to win a Grand Slam on one condition

Nick Kyrgios must stop looking for fights on the tennis court if he ever wants to win a Grand Slam. That is the view of former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic. Kyrgios is one of the most controversial characters in tennis with his natural talent and showmanship coupled with an at times self-destructive streak. Since turning professional in 2013, the Australian has reached just two Grand Slam quarter-finals and has a

Roger Taylor, 78, gets back on the court at his wife's tennis club

Wimbledon semi-finalist and US Open doubles champion Roger Taylor, 78, back on the court at his wife’s club which has marked balls, hand sanitiser and 10-minute buffer between slots At 8.30am Roger Taylor headed to his wife Alison’s tennis club to pick up a racket Taylor, 78, was twice Wimbledon semi-finalist and a US Open doubles champion Alison’s club have marked balls, hand sanitiser and buffers between court slots  England’s tennis