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From ‘Boom Boom’ to bust, Becker must now serve time

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/John Sibley, REUTERS/Kieran Doherty. Boris Becker’s thunderous delivery earned him the nickname ‘Boom Boom’ as a 17-year-old Wimbledon winner in 1985 but on Friday, aged 54 and bust, the German great was told he must serve time in prison. Three times a champion on the grass courts of south-west London, the man who Read More…

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Osaka falls short in Miami but finds comfort in loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo. Naomi Osaka was certainly disappointed on Saturday after falling in straight sets to Iga Swiatek in the Miami Open final, but the four-time Grand Slam champion said she may leave Florida with something more valuable than the winner’s trophy. Osaka only dropped one set en route to the final, where Read More…

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Nadal claims record 21st grand slam title after stunning comeback win

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Photo Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images. Hailed by Federer, Djokovic Rafael Nadal achieved the most astonishing feat of his glittering career by fighting back from two sets down to defeat Daniil Medvedev and win the 2022 Australian Open. The feat helped him to win a record 21st grand slam title. Nadal’s 2-6 6-7 (5-7) Read More…

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Nadal and Medvedev both striving for history-making victory as Australian Open ends

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: ATP Tour/Getty Images. Daniil Medvedev finds himself the man in the way of history once again as he takes on Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open on Sunday. Victory for Nadal at Melbourne Park for the first time since 2009 would make him the first man ever to win a Read More…

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Nadal reaches Australian Open quarter-finals, but Zverev suffers loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: AFP/Telegraph. Rafael Nadal survived the longest tie-break of his career to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday and then saw Alexander Zverev taken out of his path. Nadal would have expected to have to get past the third seed to reach the last four. But Zverev’s underachievement at the grand slams went Read More…

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Djokovic sorry for COVID mistakes, visa for Australian Open still in doubt

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Loren Elliott. World tennis No. 1 and vaccine opponent Novak Djokovic blamed “human error” on Wednesday for a mistake in his Australian immigration paperwork and apologised for breaking isolation for a photoshoot when he had COVID-19 last month. The 34-year-old Serbian superstar is chasing a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam victory at the Australian Read More…

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Djokovic criticised for medical exemption to play at Australian Open

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, Tennis Photo Network. Jan 4 (Reuters) – Seven-times Grand Slam doubles champion Jamie Murray was among those to question the decision to grant world number one Novak Djokovic a medical exemption from getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to compete at the Australian Open. read more Djokovic, gunning for a Read More…

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Emma Raducanu makes history at US Open, first British woman in 44 years to win grand slam title

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports, Danielle Parhizkaran/USA TODAY Sports . Emma Raducanu wrote her name into the history books just under that of Virginia Wade as she beat Leylah Fernandez to claim the US Open title on Saturday night. The new British No 1 had to come through qualifying just to make it into Read More…

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Osaka fined for media boycott, could face expulsion from French Open

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Christian Hartmann, Essentially Sports. ‘Fine Me!’ – Alexander Zverev jokes to Umpire, references Naomi Osaka stand Japan’s Naomi Osaka could be thrown out of the French Open if she continues to boycott post-match news conferences at the tournament, the board of Grand Slam tennis tournaments said on Sunday. Osaka, who was fined 15,000 Read More…

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Surgery forces Serena William out of Miami Open

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Tennis365, Susan Mullane/USA TODAY Sports. Serena Williams has become the latest Grand Slam champion to withdraw from the Miami Open, joining Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Williams pulled out of the tournament on Sunday, citing recent oral surgery, per Michelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald. The 39-year-old has won the event Read More…