Tennis

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.

Federer to miss action till 2021 after knee surgery

Roger Federer to reclaim ‘RF’ logo from Nike

Twenty-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer said Wednesday he would be sidelined until 2021 after undergoing his second knee operation in a matter of months. The 38-year-old Swiss said he needed follow-up arthroscopic surgery “a few weeks ago” after undergoing a similar keyhole procedure in February. Federer, whose last ... Read more

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Five-time major winner Sharapova retires at 32

sharapova retires

Maria Sharapova, the Russian five-time Grand Slam champion who became one of the highest-paid sportswomen in the world, announced she was ending her career at the age of 32 on Wednesday. Siberia-born Sharapova, whose Wimbledon victory over Serena Williams in 2004, aged 17, propelled her to superstardom and riches, broke ... Read more

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Kyrgios wins five-set epic to set up Nadal match

Kyrgios wins five-set epic to set up Nadal match

Nick Kyrgios will face top seed Rafael Nadal in the last 16 at the Australian Open after an “insane” five-set win over Karen Khachanov. Kyrgios, who missed match points in the third and fourth sets, won 6-2 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (6-8) 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (10-8). The Australian, 24, needed nearly ... Read more

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Nadal battle Djokovic in ATP Cup final

Nadal battle Djokovic in ATP Cup final

Rafael Nadal will play Novak Djokovic as Spain take on Serbia in the inaugural ATP Cup final in Sydney. Top-ranked Nadal came from a set down to beat Australia’s Alex de Minaur 4-6 7-5 6-1 and give Spain an unassailable 2-0 lead over the hosts. World number two Djokovic had ... Read more

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Serena into Auckland final with 43-minute win

Serena into Auckland final with 43-minute win

Serena Williams thrashed fellow American Amanda Anisimova in just 43 minutes to reach the final of the Auckland International. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, searching for her first title since the 2017 Australian Open, hammered the 18-year-old 6-1 6-1. Williams, 38, will face Jessica Pegula in the final after ... Read more

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Nadal puts Spain into ATP Cup quarters

Nadal puts Spain into ATP Cup quarters

Rafael Nadal came back twice from a break down against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka to put Spain into the ATP Cup quarter-finals in Australia. The world number one won 7-6 (7-4) 6-4) to give Spain an unassailable 2-0 lead in the tie after Robert Bautista Agut had earlier beaten Go Soeda ... Read more

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New tennis era kicks off with ATP Cup

New tennis era kicks off with ATP Cup

Tennis’ innovative new team championship kicks off the men’s 2020 season on Friday, with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among those looking for a winning start ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year. The ATP Cup will see 24 nations split into six groups across three Australian cities, ... Read more

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