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Here’s why Djokovic almost quit 10 years ago

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has revealed how he considered quitting tennis in 2010 as he struggled against great rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The 32-year-old was ranked third in the world and had lifted his first Grand Slam at the 2008 Australian Open. But he was plunged into the depths of despair in […]

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It’s back to basics as pro tennis resumes

It was a case of back to basics but live tennis returned on Friday with the opening matches at the Tennis Point Exhibition Series event staged near Koblenz in Germany. Eight players, including one-time Wimbledon conqueror of Rafa Nadal, Germany’s Dustin Brown, were in action at the Base Tennis centre, for the start of the […]

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Murray wins Virtual Madrid title after connection hiccup

  Andy Murray won the Virtual Madrid Open title on Thursday, helped by a semi-final walkover when opponent Diego Schwartzmann, logging in from Argentina, suffered a connection glitch. Murray downed Belgium’s David Goffin in the final but the drama of the online tournament had been in the previous round. Schwartzmann kept being awarded points even […]

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Fan of routine, Djokovic finds it tough to adjust to uncertainty

  World No. 1 Novak Djokovic said he initially struggled to cope with the uncertainty surrounding when tennis can restart after its shutdown in early March due to the novel coronavirus. The sport is suspended till at least mid July due to the virus, which has infected more than 3.19 million people and killed almost […]

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‘Homebody’ Osaka adjusting well to ‘new normal’

  TOKYO (Reuters) ‒ Following a whirlwind few years, Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka can be forgiven for taking time to reset and relax as the sporting world goes on an indefinite pause due to the coronavirus crisis. Osaka, a two-time Grand Slam winner who also became the first Japanese player to reach world No. […]

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Nadal makes winning start in virtual tourney

Claycourt king Rafa Nadal suffered a fake injury, several players ‘froze’ and one match vanished into thin air as the Virtual Madrid Open made its debut on Monday. With professional tennis tours closed down until mid July at the earliest because of the coronavirus pandemic, an esports version of the claycourt event is being staged […]

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