Stefanos Tsitsipas defends his Monte-Carlo Masters title with victory over Davidovich Fokina

The Greek world No. 5 triumphed 6-3 7-6(3) to claim his second ATP Masters 1000 crown despite a valiant performance from the Spaniard, ranked 41 places lower. In doing so, Tsitsipas joins an esteemed group of five players who have defended the Monte Carlo title: Rafael Nadal, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Thomas Muster, Björn Borg and … Read more

Ukrainian tennis players live ‘parallel lives’ at Billie Jean King Cup

In Asheville, North Carolina, the Ukrainian women’s tennis team is in the middle of a match against the United States team for the Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers. Meanwhile, bombs rain down on their hometowns as war rages in Ukraine. “I feel like we have two different realities right now. The tennis court, an incredible … Read more

Novak Djokovic feels ‘motivated’ to move past vaccine controversy and compete again

MONACO — Novak Djokovic is ready to come out of the controversy surrounding his refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “I miss the competition,” the Serbian tennis star said on the opening day of the clay-court season at the Monte-Carlo Masters in Monaco on Sunday. “I still feel the motivation to be on the tour … Read more

Carlos Alcaraz cements himself as tennis’ hottest prospect with his first career Masters 1000 title

On Sunday, 18-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz won the Miami Open, beating Casper Ruud in the final to become the tournament’s youngest winner in its 37-year history. After winning his first Masters 1000 title, Alcaraz was congratulated by his country’s most famous tennis player, 21-time Grand Slam winner Nadal, who earned his nickname “King of Clay” … Read more

Iga Swiatek’s Big Wins, Taylor Fritz’s Rise, and Other Indian Wells and Miami Open Takeaways

Iga Swiatek left no doubt of his place at the top of the game and Carlos Alcaraz and Taylor Fritz won the biggest titles of their fledgling careers. If there’s one thing we’ve learned at the Sunshine Double in Indian Wells and Miami over the past month, it’s that the future is definitely here in … Read more

Naomi Osaka rallies in Miami Open final; Daniil Medvedev upset in quarter-finals

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Naomi Osaka’s eyes filled with tears at the end of her match, a scene far too familiar to her in recent years. These were of the happy variety. For the former world No. 1, this is major progress. Unranked Osaka defeated No. 22 Belinda Bencic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday in … Read more

Tennis world No. 1 Ash Barty calls his astonishing decision to retire ‘scary but exciting’

At her first press conference since announcing her immediate retirement from professional tennis, three-time major champion and current world No. 1 Ash Barty called her decision “scary but exciting” and said she was looking forward to it. to work with Australian junior players. future, while spending time with his family. “It’s exciting because there are … Read more

Naomi Osaka says she started talking to a therapist after Indian Wells

After beating Australia’s Astra Sharma 6-3, 6-4 in her first-round match at the Miami Open, the four-time Grand Slam champion told reporters she was feeling better. “I don’t know if I have the right to say this, but I finally started talking to a therapist after Indian Wells. It only took a year after Roland … Read more

Ashleigh Barty retires as the most dominant force in women’s tennis

Barty’s mix of crushing groundstrokes and slicing backhands, which is as close to a perfect shot as it gets, made her unstoppable at times. Never was that more evident than at January’s Australian Open – the site of the last of Barty’s three Grand Slam titles – where she didn’t drop a set to become … Read more