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Yastremska strikes out Vekic in superb Zhuhai debut ZHUHAI, China - No.10 seed Dayana Yastremska made a thunderous debut at the Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai, saving two set points in the first set to squeeze through a superb contest of brutal hitting that ended No.8 seed Donna Vekic's involvement in the tournament 7-6, 6-2 in one hour and 35 minutes.
Vasek Pospisil in good spirits as he aims for strong end to year Tennis: Pospisil makes two good results for the first time since returning from his surgery.
Roger Federer given 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games blessing by ITF chief Roger Federer will be allowed to compete at the Olympic Games because he is a previous medalist.
Yevgeny Kafelnikov labels Jannik Sinner as world no. 1 with three years! A bold statement, one would say, especially when we talk about an 18-year-old in the times when we had only four players on the ATP throne in the last 15 years, although it is not that hard to predict a great future for the San Candido native after watching him on the court for about ten minutes.
Roger Federer and Gerard Pique urged to air out differences in private meeting ITF president David Haggerty has urged Roger Federer and Gerard Pique to come together to air out their differences. Barcelona defender Pique has heavily invested in tennis' Davis Cup and has completely revamped the competition.
Only Federer, Nadal and Djokovic can fill a 40.000 seat stadium - Zurutuza In an interview the Mextenis Director Raul Zurutuza spoke about the challenges in bringing Roger Federer to Mexico City for an exhibition match with Alexander Zverev that is scheduled to take place late next month. Zurutuza said: "It's a project we have been working on for many years.
Roger Federer Swiss Indoors opponent Radu Albot trained on wooden floors Radu Albot has reflected on his upbringing ahead of his clash with Roger Federer.
Technology is getting more and more important, says Roger Federer In an interview to Credit Suisse Roger Federer commented on the importance of technology in the world and sports in general. The Swiss player said: "It's getting more and more important. Just look at all the data you can gather from players in terms of their tendencies.
Victorious Mertens ends Sakkari hopes in Zhuhai, sets decisive Sabalenka clash Sixth seed Elise Mertens came through a seesaw three-setter at the Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai to eliminate Maria Sakkari and set up a deciding Rose Group clash with Aryna Sabalenka.
Maria Sakkari hopes to play Olympics mixed doubles with Stefanos Tsitsipas Sakkari, 24, and 21-year-old Tsitsipas have previous experience of playing alongside each other, having represented Greece earlier this year at the Hopman Cup. Sakkari, ranked at No. 22 in the world, and seventh-ranked Tsitsipas will both be primarily focused on winning a medal in the singles event at the upcoming Olympics.
French DC Captain Sebastien Grosjean: Lucas Pouille was in my plans French Davis Cup Team Captain Sebastien Grosjean has revealed that Lucas Pouille would have been nominated to represent his country at the inaugural Davis Cup Finals event hadn't he finished his season, per Tennis Magazine.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic only play when they want, blasts tennis hero Thomas Muster Neither Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic are playing at this week's Vienna Open.
Roger Federer pockets staggering amount from Swiss Indoors and donates it all to charity Roger Federer will give mammoth Swiss Indoors appearance fee to his charity foundation.
Albert Ramos: 'I was not lucky against Roger Federer' Speaking to Punto de Break Albert Ramos spoke about his season overall. The Spaniard said: "I won some matches indoors and on hard court. This year I beat Gael Monfils in Zhuhai and Lucas Pouille in Miami and some other tough matches. I lost many, because it's not my favorite surface.
Novak Djokovic's wife celebrates son Stefan's fifth birthday Through her official Instagram account, Novak Djokovic's wife Jelena posted an update on her son Stefan's fifth birthday. Jelena said: "Five years ago, on this day, I was born again.
Will the midas touch of Denis Shapovalov swing into other tournaments? Capturing your first title may prove more than a player knows to themselves and to their opponents. Denis Shapovalov is figuring it all out now.
ATP Basel: Roger Federer faces Albot. Tsitsipas, Fognini, Bautista Agut win Tennis - Fognini and Bautista Agut are still in contention for the ATP Finals but they need a good result here in Basel.
Against Maria Sharapova I was crazy on court, says Sabalenka In a press conference at the WTA Zhuhai Elite Trophy Aryna Sabalenka recalled the match she played against Maria Sharapova in Cincinnati earlier this year. The Belarusian player said: "That match I was crazy on the court, I was getting mad because of everything, so, and it wasn't that good game for me in Cincy.
Tennis Today: Surgeon fears Andy Murray could face 'catastrophic consequences' In Tennis Today, Andy Murray has his parade rained on by a party-pooping Swiss surgeon, and Stan Wawrinka explains his absence from the ATP Cup line-up. What's on the siteIt turns out the fears that the Davis Cup would fail to attract the star names in its new format were completely unfounded.
Sergiy Stakhovsky shares interesting things about Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal In an interview with BTU, Sergiy Stakhovsky commented on the reasons why he left the ATP Player Council that now features Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Jurgen Melzer as new entries. The Ukrainian player said: "I spent more than six times there and we never had personal goals.
Mahesh Bhupathi: Knowing the Man Outside the Tennis Court & Inside Boardroom Entrepreneur India got in a conversation with him, to know the business side of the talented man. Bhupati runs a management and brand solution company Globosports that has built an organized format to get the best potential outcomes from the players and celebrities.
Roger Federer was shy and serious back in 1999, says Derrien The former Brest Challenger Tournament Director Francois Derrien recalled Roger Federer's 1999 title in the French event. "He came being targeted as the up-and-coming player. He was around world No. 60 which enabled him to be the top seed in the tournament.
Featuring Rafael Nadal, Spain has big chances to win Davis Cup - Costa Davis Cup Tournament Director Albert Costa commented on the men's event that will take place in Madrid next month. Costa believes that the Spanish team, featuring Rafael Nadal, will have many chances. "There are chances to win Davis Cup, many chances because Spain has a great team even if everything will be very balanced.
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