Posts Tagged "Tennis"

From the euphoric rise of the likes of Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova to the controversy and on-court shenanigans of Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic, Australian tennis has struggled to capture the public’s attention and no longer dominates the headlines like it did in the past.

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Watching Jelena Dokic being interviewed about the domestic violence she allegedly suffered distressed me.

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The lead-up to the elite year-end event in London was initially all about whether world No. 1 Rafael Nadal would participate. Ultimately, the organisers heaved a huge sigh of relief when Rafa confirmed he would compete, but there was a twist in the tale.

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Players will have an additional five seconds between points at the Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide, thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks.

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The ATP World Tour finals will be played in London from November 12 to 19, in what will be the fourth stage of change.

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The year end Nitto ATP finals is a much-awaited elite tennis event played by the top eight ranked players of the preceding 12 months.

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The draw for the Paris Masters has been released, and with world number two Roger Federer opting out after winning his eighth Basel tournament, here is the preview of the prestigious event.

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Recognising the need to prepare champions for the future, the ATP has started a Top 21-and-under event of eight youth players. 

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There is only one word to describe Nick Kyrgios: polarising.

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Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Boris Becker are among Wimbledon’s three most dominating players. Yet relative unknowns Sergiy Stakhovsky, George Bastl and Peter Doohan are the unlikely trio who had shock wins over these fearsome champions at the All England Club.

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Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall was just two months shy of his 40th birthday when he reached the last of his Slam finals – the 1974 US Open – by far the oldest in the sport’s history.

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Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival.

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With Roger Federer’s win over Rafael Nadal at Shanghai, next on the ATP tour is Basel and immediately after that the Paris Rolex Masters and the year ending Nitto ATP Finals.

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Our Nick has done it again.

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Nick Kyrgios has been fined almost $A40,000 by the ATP on Wednesday after walking off the court during his opening match at the Shanghai Masters a day earlier.

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Nick Kyrgios faces the prospect of another season-ending ban after branding an official “a joke” before sensationally quitting his first-round match at the Shanghai Masters.

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Rafael Nadal’s win in the China Open continues an amazing year for the Spanish champion, and an unforgettable year for tennis.

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Rafael Nadal is urging Nick Kyrgios to “keep going” after consigning the combustible Australian to an explosive straight-sets loss in the China Open final.

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Nick Kyrgios has kept alive his hopes of qualifying for the ATP finals by beating Alexander Zverev to reach the final of the China Open in Beijing.

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Youngster Alexander Zverev has qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time after a stunning 2017 season.

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