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‘Circus’ that could have been avoided: tennis world reacts to Djokovic decision

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Martina Navratilova responded to Novak Djokovic’s release from immigration detention on Monday by saying the “unbelievable” chain of events could have been avoided if he had simply been vaccinated while Rafael Nadal b...

‘I have high standards for myself’: Emma Raducanu, Britain’s 18-year-old tennis star

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Until now, only the tennis obsessed might have heard of Emma Raducanu, the wildcard 18-year-old who is the last British woman standing in Wimbledon’s singles draw. But her second-round victory against her Czech oppone...

‘Stop the monster’: Ukrainian tennis chief backs Wimbledon ban on Russians

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A senior Ukrainian tennis official has told his sport’s governing bodies that they will be “playing on the side of the monster” if they take action against Wimbledon and the LTA for banning Russian and Belarusian play...

Ajax memories, no-look 180s and table tennis temper flare-ups

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1) After playing superbly to finish runner-up in the UK Open, Luca Brecel continued his rich vein of form by thrashing John Higgins in the final of the Scottish Open. He features in this roundup of the best shots of t...

Alexander Zverev secures historic Olympic tennis title for Germany

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Alexander Zverev followed up his upset of Novak Djokovic by becoming the first German man to win a singles gold medal in Olympic tennis with victory over Karen Khachanov. Having ensured his countrywoman Steffi Graf re...

Anatomy of a tennis sensation: Emma Raducanu’s run to final is no fluke

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Maria Sakkari, one of the best servers in the world, reached the semi-final with a supreme serving performance against Karolina Pliskova, the world No 4. Two days later, that same serve was eviscerated by Raducanu, wh...

Andy Murray slays another tennis giant to reach Sydney Classic final

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Andy Murray reached his first ATP Tour final for more than two years with a three-set win over the American Reilly Opelka at the Sydney Tennis Classic. The Scot has said for several months that a deep run at a tournam...

Andy Murray to defend Olympic tennis title at Tokyo Games

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray will defend his title in Tokyo after being named in Team GB’s team for the Tokyo Games. Murray, who won the singles competitions at London 2012 and Rio 2016, will compete in ...

Ash Barty is not just a tennis legend. She’s a great cricketer (and golfer) too

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George Orwell wrote that all animals were equal but some were more equal than others. The same applies to athletes. Some of them have an almost unearthly ability to turn their hand to whichever sport they fancy. Just ...

Ash Barty: former tennis world No 1 to play in US golf event

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Ash Barty will return to the world stage of sport wielding a golf club rather than a tennis racket. The former world No 1 will play in a teams exhibition event in New Jersey from 30 June 30 to 1 July, alongside some o...

Ash Barty’s greatest hits: the moments that defined retired tennis star’s career

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Wednesday’s bombshell was not the first time Barty has called time on her tennis career – she did likewise after the US Open in 2014, saying the rigours of the professional tour meant she had missed out on the kind of...

ATP calls time on toilet breaks in new guidelines for men’s tennis

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Strict new guidelines on toilet breaks during matches have been sent to players by the ATP after growing calls to make lengthy visits to the bathroom a thing of the past. The guidelines for the men’s game will limit b...

Australia news live update: Tennis Australia denies misleading players on vaccination rules, NSW records 45,098 new Covid cases and nine deaths

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Leaked documents show Australian Open organisers told players they could get a medical exemption if they had a Covid infection in the last six months, contrary to federal advice. Follow all the day’s news

Australian Open: no exemptions for unvaccinated tennis players, premier says

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The Victorian government will not apply for exemptions for unvaccinated players travelling from overseas to appear at next year’s Australian Open, the state’s premier has said. Daniel Andrews said refusing to consider...

Brilliant Ash Barty in a tennis bubble all of her own after reaching Madrid final

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Ash Barty is living in a bubble at the moment – and appears to be playing in a world of her own too. Australia’s extraordinary champion has made it to another major final, successfully negotiating the difficulties of ...

Carlos Alcaraz becomes youngest men’s top 10 tennis player since Rafael Nadal

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Carlos Alcaraz moved up to No 9 in the ATP rankings on Monday, a little more than a month before he turns 19, making him the youngest man to break into the top 10 since Rafael Nadal did it exactly 17 years ago. Alcara...

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