Tennis

Spectators to be allowed to watch Italian Open

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 12:16 GMT

Up to 1,000 spectators will be allowed to watch each of the final two days of the Italian Open tennis tournament.

Safwat starts US Open by facing Gilles Simon

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 - 10:48 GMT

Wadi Degla player Mohamed Safwat begins his journey in the US Open tennis tournament against Gilles Simon, ranked 54th in the world.

Nadal frustrated by tennis lockdown, Federer happy with surgery recovery

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 - 06:58 GMT

Rafael Nadal on Monday expressed his frustration that tennis players remain unable to practise due to the coronavirus pandemic, while Roger Federer revealed he was happy with his recovery from knee surgery.

Roger Federer Withdraws from Dubai Championship due to Knee injury

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 - 04:28 GMT

Defending champion Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after undergoing knee surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday.

Tennis: Safwat jumps to the 176th position

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 - 10:28 GMT

Egyptian champion Mohamed Safwat of Wadi Degla has advanced to the world number 176 in the last rankings of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after Safwat has made an outstanding level in the last few days to reach the final of the Helsinki Champi

Next generation smells fear after Federer, Djokovic exit Shanghai

Sat, 12 Oct 2019 - 11:35 GMT

With Rafael Nadal absent from the tournament with a wrist injury, none of the vaunted "Big Three" will win the title on Sunday.

Tennis: Australia's McNamara dies at 64 after quiet cancer battle

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 - 09:07 GMT

Australia’s Peter McNamara, who won three doubles Grand Slam titles and became a prominent coach after hanging up his racquet, has died at the age of 64 after a quiet battle with cancer.

Andy Murray 'pain-free' but unsure over future after hip surgery

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 05:24 GMT

Andy Murray says he is no longer in pain but the former world number one is unsure whether he will be able to play top-level tennis again following a second hip operation.

Cartoon ofSerena Williams not racist, Australia watchdog

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 - 11:10 GMT

Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper and cartoonist Mark Knight denied the image was racist.

Confident Shapovalov primed to step up against Djokovic

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 - 03:00 GMT

With his long blond hair and flamboyant game, Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov has enjoyed two successful seasons to find his natural place on the circuit.

Osaka says US Open win has given her belief

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 - 11:24 GMT

Japanese star Naomi Osaka said her US Open victory in September had given her the self-belief to be able to come from behind and win tight matches.

New Australian Open heat policy to counter oven-like conditions

Sun, 30 Dec 2018 - 04:11 GMT

A new extreme heat policy that dictates when it is safe to play will be introduced at next month's Australian Open to better deal with frequent oven-like conditions on court.

Nadal confident about fitness for Australian Open

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 - 02:00 GMT

Rafael Nadal is "confident" he will be 100 percent fit when the Australian Open starts in less than three weeks' time despite enduring yet another tough battle with injuries over the past few months.

Federer, Djokovic top the bill for London finale

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 - 05:26 GMT

Roger Federer is aiming to complete a century of titles at the ATP Finals but will likely have to find a way past the irrepressible Novak Djokovic, who is looking to round off his astonishing season in style.

Russia's Kasatkina wins Kremlin Cup

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 - 07:13 GMT

Sixth seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia won her first Kremlin Cup title on Saturday when she beat Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur in a tough three-setter.

US Open champion Osaka says fame won't affect her game

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 - 06:12 GMT

US Open champion Naomi Osaka admitted Saturday she is still grappling with her newfound stardom but believes the overwhelming attention won’t affect her game at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.

Tennis star Wozniacki signs deal to launch her own crypto token

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 - 11:15 GMT

Tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki signed a deal with a Singaporean company to launch her own crypto token on Thursday, with the firm saying it hoped ex-soccer star Michael Owen or boxer Manny Pacquiao would be the first to sell such a token next year.

Egypt beats Azerbaijan in YOG table tennis games

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 - 10:09 GMT

Egypt’s Youssef Abdel-Aziz defeated Azerbaijan's Yu Khinhang 4-1 in table tennis match within the framework of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires.

Del Potro savours 'amazing year' after injury hell

Sun, 30 Sep 2018 - 10:57 GMT

Juan Martin del Potro will go into this week's China Open enjoying the "best moments" of a career that came perilously close to being destroyed by injury.

By Giorgi! Japan's Osaka romps into Tokyo final

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - 12:32 GMT

Japan's Naomi Osaka crushed Italian Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 i:n Tokyo on Saturday to set up a Pan Pacific Open final against Czech Karolina Pliskova.

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