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Djokovic calls Alcaraz clay’s best

Reading Time: 2 minutes Carlos Alcaraz, one of the main candidates for the French Open crown, is the man to defeat on clay, according to the world’s top player, Novak Djokovic. After starting an injury-plagued season with the Buenos Aires crown, Alcaraz won back-to-back claycourt championships in Barcelona and Madrid. After the current Italian Open, Alcaraz is positioned to Read More…

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Murray leaves Rome following ‘patchy’ match against Fognini

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The former world number one’s loss to Fabio Fognini in the Italian Open’s opening round on Wednesday hurt his chances of earning a French Open seed. Murray lost to Fognini 6-4 4-6 6-4 just days after taking home the second-tier Aix-en-Provence Challenger Tour title, his first since 2019 and first on clay since 2016. Murray’s Read More…

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Alcaraz defeats Medvedev in Indian Wells final to retake No 1 rank

Reading Time: 2 minutes With a 6-3 6-2 demolition in the Indian Wells final on Sunday, top seed Carlos Alcaraz ended Daniil Medvedev’s 19-match winning streak. With this victory, Alcaraz will overtake Novak Djokovic and reclaim the top spot in the global rankings. Alcaraz played in six matches and did not lose a set during the competition. His accomplishment Read More…

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Russia’s Medvedev sad for Ukrainian athletes competing in wartime

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Daniil Medvedev has expressed sympathy for Ukrainian players competing in tennis tours in the midst of unrest in their country, which Russia invaded last year. Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine withdrew from her match against Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka at Indian Wells, citing a panic attack triggered by a conversation with WTA Chief Executive Steve Simon about Read More…

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Ukraine’s Tsurenko claims panic attack after conversation with WTA chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes After speaking with the WTA chief executive, Ukrainian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko withdrew from her match against Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka in the third round in Indian Wells, she said on Monday. Tsurenko, who on Friday defeated Donna Vekic of Croatia 2-6 6-2 6-2, withdrew from the competition soon before the start of her match Read More…

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Serena Williams set to retire from tennis

Reading Time: 3 minutes After winning 23 Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams says she is turning her focus to having another child and her business interests as she readies to step away from tennis. “I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give,” Williams wrote in an essay released Tuesday by Vogue magazine, and a post on Instagram. Read More…

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Ice-cool Djokovic tames fiery Kyrgios to continue Wimbledon love story

Reading Time: 2 minutes Novak Djokovic stayed serene amid a frenzied atmosphere to tame fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios in an engrossing final on Sunday, lifting a seventh Wimbledon trophy and taking his Grand Slam title count to 21. Rallying from a set down, Djokovic exhibited ice-cool nerves in sweltering conditions to win 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(3) for his fourth Read More…

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Moscow-born Rybakina powers past Jabeur to Wimbledon title

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a year when Russian players were banned from Wimbledon, Moscow-born Elena Rybakina rallied from a set down to defeat Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 3-6 6-2 6-2 on Saturday to become the first player from Kazakhstan to win a Grand Slam singles title. With Russian and Belarussian players banned from the grasscourt major following Moscow’s invasion Read More…

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 thrilled tennis fans in the 1980s Read More…