Tennis

Australia get Croatia, Hungary in Davis Cup draw

Australia have been put in with Croatia and Hungary in Group D of the Davis Cup after the draw for November's finals was made in London on Thursday (local time). Lleyton Hewitt's team booked their place at the showpiece event in Madrid after beating Brazil 3-1 in Adelaide last weekend. John Millman.Credit:Getty Images Reigning champions Spain will meet Russia and Ecuador in Group A. Rafael Nadal led his country to

Davis Cup Finals: Great Britain paired in group with France and Czech Republic

Great Britain, Davis Cup winners in 2015, have been paired in the same group as France and the Czech Republic for this autumn’s Finals in Spain. Holders Spain have drawn Russia and surprise finalists Ecuador, who shocked Japan, at the 18-team event from 23-29 November at La Caja Magica in Madrid. Last year’s runners-up Canada are in Group B with Kazakhstan and Sweden. Serbia, who have world number Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic defended after picture emerged of US exit before ATP suspension announced

Novak Djokovic had the ‘right’ to leave the USA before the ATP announced there would be a six-break due to the coronavirus. On Thursday, the men’s professional tennis tour confirmed there would be a hiatus on the calendar as the world deals with the pandemic. But on Wednesday evening there was confusion among players about whether the Miami Open would still take place amid conflicting media reports. And Djokovic’s fitness

Coronavirus: Fed Cup finals and play-offs both postponed due to coronavirus concerns

The ITF has announced the postponement of both the Fed Cup finals and Fed Cup play-offs in response to coronavirus health concerns. The Fed Cup was originally scheduled to take place 14-19 April at the Laszlo Papp Sport Arena in Budapest but the ITF has decided to postpone the event following consultation with independent medical and travel advisers as well as international and national authorities. The Hungarian government had put

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are 'unique' - David Nalbandian

David Nalbandian has lauded his former rivals Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as ‘unique’ as the trio continue to set the standard in men’s tennis. Though he is same age as Federer, Nalbandian turned pro two years later than the Swiss in 2000. And the Argentine, who had one of the best backhands in the game, would go on to have a hugely impressive career, the highlight being the

Hewitt unsure how virus will affect Davis Cup hopefuls

Australia's Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt admits he is in the dark as to how badly his Davis Cup players' preparation will be compromised through the season by the spread of coronavirus if it plays havoc with the European summer. American officials cancelled this week’s tournament at Indian Wells, forcing Hewitt, who had planned to travel to California to monitor Australia's top players, to alter his schedule. Australia’s Davis Cup

Miami Open in major doubt as Florida health chiefs make fresh coronavirus statement

The upcoming Miami Open has been thrown into fresh doubt after the Florida Department of Health advised individuals who have travelled internationally to self-isolate for 14 days following their date of return to the United States. On Sunday evening, it was announced that the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells was being cancelled following the concerns about the spread of a coronavirus in Southern California. Doctor David Agus, a professor

Tennis tournament cancelled due to coronavirus

The largest tennis tournament outside of the four grand slams has been cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak fears. The BNP Paribas Open, also known as Indian Wells, has been called off after a confirmed case of coronavirus was discovered locally. The tournament would have featured the world’s best tennis players, with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams among those entered into the event. World No.1 Ash Barty was among

Indian Wells tennis tournament cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

The men's and women's tennis tournaments at Indian Wells, set to begin this week, have been postponed after a case of coronavirus was confirmed in the Coachella Valley. Australian world No.1 Ashleigh Barty, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were among the high-profile players due to compete in southern California, with the event typically drawing in excess of 450,000 fans over its 10 days. Indian Wells is

Bianca Andreescu out of Indian Wells through injury; Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber also missing

World No 4 Bianca Andreescu will not defend her Indian Wells title due to a lingering knee injury. The reigning US Open champion injured her left knee injury at the WTA Finals last October and has not played since. Having already missed the Australian Open, the Canadian announced on Saturday a return to Indian Wells is not on the cards this season. “As many of you know, I’ve been working