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Denis Shapovalov excited to represent Canada at ATP Cup The inaugural ATP Cup will be held across three Australian cities from January 3-12 as 24 nations will be divided into six groups, with the winner of each group and the two best second-placed teams progressing into the quarterfinal stage.
Nick Kyrgios joins Kooyong Classic field after the ATP Cup The latest confirmed player is probably the most anticipated one for the crowd at Kooyong, with Nick Kyrgios joining the action for the second year in a row, losing to Bernard Tomic this January in straight sets.
Podcast: Handing Out the WTA and ATP Year-End Awards Wertheim and Lisanti also look ahead to the 2020 season and outline the players and storylines that will define the upcoming year in tennis. Listen to the Beyond the Baseline podcast here and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Stitcher..
Announcement of Roger Federer's commerative coin crashes Swissmint website Swissmint CEO Marius Haldimann spoke about the commemorative coin in honor of Roger Federer. Haldimann said: "We had 2.5 million clicks. It was too much for the shop to handle. We expected and planned for high demand, but we never imagined it would be this big.
How Rafael Nadal, World No. 1, Keeps Getting Better - ATP Tour - Tennis 1, and the scary part is that he is still improving. An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers analysis of Rafael Nadal's serving side of the equation this season uncovered that he averaged serving more aces per match in 2019 than any year of his illustrious career.
Roland Garros finalist returns to action in Adelaide after seven months The 20-year-old Marketa Vondrousova will finish the season in the top-16 despite skipping the second part of 2019, undergoing left wrist surgery in September and working on a comeback for the next season.
Marinko Matosevic now works as head coach at tennis academy in Bali Former Australian tennis star Marinko Matosevic is now reportedly working as the head coach at a tennis academy in Bali, which is owned by a Russian millionaire who has set high goals for the academy.
Roger Federer's former doubles partner accused of rape Allegro teamed up several times with Roger Federer, often in Davis Cup. The two also won 2003 Vienna and 2005 Halle titles and reached 2004 Bangkok final. Allegro achieved a doubles career-high ranking at No. 32. In singles, he achieved his career-high ranking at No.
Tennis Today: Rafael Nadal tipped to be even more dangerous in Barcelona than ever before in 2020 In Tennis Today, players hoping to get an easier ride from Rafael Nadal in Barcelona next year have been left disappointed, and which young-gun has been tipped to break the top ten in 2020? What's on the site: So… this whole GOAT thing… there has been a bit said about it of late so let's do our best to sift through it a bit.
Daniel Nestor: 'Canadian Davis Cup team will be the one to beat in the future' Tennis - Former doubles legend is confident about the abilities of the young guns that led Canada towards the Davis Cup Finals title match.
'He needs to evolve' - Alexander Zverev urged to follow Andy Murray example to win Grand Slam Patrick Mouratoglou believes that Alexander Zverev could become capable of winning Grand Slams, but only if he uses Andy Murray as an example to follow. Zverev has established himself as a mainstay towards the top of the world rankings, but has also gained a reputation for failing at Grand Slams.
Leander Paes dreams about the eighth Olympic Games in Tokyo At the age of 46 and ranked just outside the top-100, Paes still dreams about that eighth consecutive Olympic Games in Tokyo, already standing as the record holder with seven straight appearances since Barcelona 1972.
WTA Best Matches of 2019: 20 to 11 This year's best matches feature on Moo's Tennis Blog is a bumper edition, returning to the good old days of a top 20 countdown. I thought there were lots of good matches in 2019 and I had pretty much constructed a top 20 list by Wimbledon! This first part covers 20 to 11 including my favourite matches watched live.
Could Robots Replace Human Tennis Players? While steeped in tradition, tennis has embraced technology on multiple fronts: coaching, umpiring and fan experiences. Since the early 2000s, the Sony-owned Hawk-Eye system has been assisting tennis umpires in making close calls.
Nadal, Barty, Djokovic and Gauff: Tennis' 2019 wrap The year in tennis came and went with familiar faces such as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic adding to their grand slam hauls and newcomers such as Ashleigh Barty and Bianca Andreescu breaking through.
Marton Fucsovics: Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt were my idols Fucsovics, who worked his way from the Futures and Challenger level to the ATP Tour, absolutely loved the fighting spirit former three-time Grand Slam champion Hewitt was showcasing in his every match. "The last top 100 Hungarian player was Attila Savolt.
ITF World Tennis Tour - Round-Up CW48 2 seeded Altmaier outpointed his rival in the final 98-91 to prevail 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in two hours and 39 minutes. Altmaier, who has been coached by former ATP No. 61 Francisco Yunis since September, celebrated his ninth career title on the ITF World Tennis Tour, his fourth in 2019.
Ashleigh Barty feels exciting about Olympic Games debut in Tokyo Despite falling short in the Fed Cup final against France in Perth, Ashleigh claimed the third-straight Newcombe Medal award on Monday night, spending more time off the court before starting working on preparations for the new season, hoping to show her best tennis in front of the home fans.
Boris Becker Takes Restraining Order Against Oliver Pocher Former Wimbledon champion and six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker has got a restraining order against 41-year-old comedian Oliver Pocher.
Yannick Noah is the Latest to Hit out at the Davis Cup The new Davis Cup format has come under criticism from many quarters - with players of the past and present lashing out at the organizers for the revamped format. Until, last year, the Davis Cup was held in a home-and-away format for more than a century.
Berrettini Coach: 2019 Has Been Incredible and Exciting Vincenzo Santopadre, the coach of Italian tennis star Matteo Berrettini says the Italian has had an incredible and exciting year in which he moved from No. 54 in the world to the Top 10 in the world rankings. According to Sportal, Santopadre says, "Matteo deserves everything he has won.
From north to south of the world: Federer and Zverev hit tennis ball Andy Murray: 'You'd expect Roger Federer to finish before me, Nadal, Djokovic' Insider shares why Rafael Nadal poses a challenge for Novak Djokovic 'Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer do not get on so great' - Rusedski Coach splits with Lopez to go work at the Rafa Nadal Academy Federer: 'Being injury-free for years wasn't a gift like everybody...
Roger Federer Runs on New York Streets for On Shoes Commerical Tennis - Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer earlier announced that he was investing in the Swiss running shoe brand "On" shoes and now, the Swiss manufacturer has made an advertisement for the same featuring the 20-time Grand Slam champion.
Heather Watson: Main Goal for 2020 is to Qualify for Tokyo Olympics British tennis star Heather Watson says she will train with fellow Brit Alex Ward prior to the season's first Grand Slam in Australia and that her main goal for 2020 is to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, in an interview to Sky Sports. Watson is currently ranked No.
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