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Kyrgios labels ATP chief ‘potato’ in US Open blast

PARIS (AFP) ‒ Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios branded ATP chief Andrea Gaudenzi as a “potato” on Wednesday in his latest attack on the way tennis is being run during the coronavirus. “Cheers mate, you’ve really looked after the players during this time. Seriously, how about you have a collaborative effort with us, potato,” tweeted the […]

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‘Money’ will persuade players to vie at US Open

The US Open tennis championships will go ahead as scheduled in August but without spectators, officials confirmed on Tuesday. After weeks of uncertainty surrounding the tournament ‒ which is being staged in the epicentre of the US coronavirus crisis ‒ New York Governor Andrew Cuomo formally gave the event the green light. “The @usopen will […]

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US Open to go ahead as planned

  The US Open tennis tournament is to go ahead as planned pending formal government approval, the New York Times reported on Monday. The Times cited four tennis officials speaking on condition of anonymity as saying that the Grand Slam event would take place in its usual late August-September slot. The status of the tournament […]

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Venus Williams still dreaming at 40

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ‒ When Venus Williams first stepped onto a tennis court in Oakland for her professional debut in 1994, the Rolling Stones were playing a concert next door at a neighboring stadium.  Twenty-six years later, Williams, like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, is in no mood to simply fade away. The trailblazing American […]

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Ultimate Tennis Showdown debuts with Sniper beating Underdog

With new rules and new formats, Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach of Serena Williams, unveiled his Ultimate Tennis Showdown tournament in the south of France on Sunday. Targeting a younger audience, the players were allotted nicknames such as the ‘Sniper, ‘Underdog’, ‘Rebel’ and ‘Artist’ and its ambitious host hopes he can launch a parallel circuit to […]

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Djokovic breaks down in tears at his Belgrade event

  Emotional Novak Djokovic broke down in tears in front of an enthusiastic home crowd in Belgrade after he failed to make the final in the first leg of his Balkans charity tennis tournament on Sunday. “I am not crying because I missed the finals. I am just overwhelmed by emotion because this reminds me […]

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