Andrey Rublev receives craziest tennis trophy ever after winning UTS Frankfurt

Andrey Rublev was handed a unique trophy after being crowned the winner of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS) event in Frankfurt. The Russian was making his debut on the UTS Tour and marked the occasion by beating Grigor Dimitrov in the final before he was rewarded with a lightning bolt-shaped trophy for his success in Germany. In a final that kept the crowd on the edge of their seats with

Novak Djokovic planning 'bonus' achievement after knocking Alcaraz down a peg

Halep given four-year ban from tennis over doping offences Novak Djokovic has revealed that he would like to finish the year as world No. 1 following his success in the US Open. The Serb has won three of the four Grand Slams this season and is hopeful that he will remain ahead of Carlos Alcaraz for the remainder of the season. The 36-year-old secured the 24th Grand Slam of his

Murray chokes back tears at Davis Cup after missing gran's funeral to play match

Andy Murray says he has ‘a retirement date in mind’ ahead of Wimbledon Andy Murray choked back tears after his Davis Cup victory over Leandro Riedi on Friday as he revealed how he had missed his grandmother Ellen’s funeral to play his singles match. “Today is a tough day for me,” Murray said in his on-court interview as he paused several times in order to compose himself after his win.

US Open star Ben Shelton's dad slams Novak Djokovic for mocking his son

Novak Djokovic says he will 'keep going' after US Open win The father of Ben Shelton has fired a broadside at Novak Djokovic after the US Open champion imitated his opponent’s signature celebration after winning their semi-final at Flushing Meadows. Unseeded Shelton demonstrated his true potential in New York by reaching the final four of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career, before he fell at the penultimate hurdle

Tennis legend Andy Roddick admits he was completely wrong about Novak Djokovic

Former US Open champion Andy Roddick has hailed Novak Djokovic after his record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, admitting he was wrong about the Serbian. Roddick was the last American man to win the US Open back in 2003 when he beat Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets. Djokovic won his fourth US Open crown on Sunday to tie Margaret Court with 24 Grand Slams, and even at the age of

Nick Kyrgios urges tennis players 'to just stop taking shady s***'

Nick Kyrgios urges tennis players to ‘just stop taking shady s***’ as the Australian weighs in on the sport’s doping discussions following Simona Halep’s ban Nick Kyrgios has weighed in on the debates surrounding doping in tennis  It cames  after Simona Halep was banned for using a forbidden substance  The Australian tennis player urged his colleagues to ‘stop taking shady s***’  Nick Kyrgios has weighed in on recent debates surrounding

Jessica Pegula explains how 'laughing a lot' helps her tennis after US Open run

Novak Djokovic says he will 'keep going' after US Open win Jessica Pegula may no longer be the top-ranked women’s tennis player in America, but she won’t be downbeat for long thanks to her positive approach to her own wellbeing. The 29-year-old dropped down to number 5 in the world rankings this week after her doubles partner Coco Gauff won the US Open in New York, replacing her in the

Alex de Minaur wants to give Katie Boulter 'a little bit of c**p'

Alex de Minaur may have grown fond of Britain through his relationship with girlfriend Katie Boulter, but he’s still determined for Australia to emerge victorious at the Davis Cup so he can rub it in his partner’s face. “There’s years and years of history of rivalry between the two nations,” the Australian world No 12 said. “With Katie, I’ve got to spend a little bit more time here in the

It shouldn’t be left to Novak Djokovic to dim the light on Margaret Court’s legacy

Margaret Court looks on during a Tennis Hall of Fame ceremony at the 2020 Australian Open Sign up to our free sport newsletter for all the latest news on everything from cycling to boxing Sign up to our free sport email for all the latest news Thanks for signing up to the Sport email Only a select group of people have a world-famous tennis court named after them. Novak Djokovic

US Open star didn't know she was filmed crying as she U-turns after breakdown

Maria Sakkari U-turned on her decision to take a break from tennis following an emotional first-round exit from the US Open. The world No 9 broke down in tears during her post-match press conference, with the heartbreaking moment drawing attention from her fans and rivals. Sakkari admitted that she wasn’t aware it was being recorded as she made her return at the San Diego Open. Sakkari is back in action