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  • Organiser considers withdrawing Zverev from Berlin tournament

    The organiser of an exhibition tennis tournament in Berlin said on Friday he is considering withdrawing Alexander Zverev from the line-up and has insisted there would be "zero tolerance" if the German does play, but again ignores social distancing guidelines.

  • Djokovic receives death threats

    After Novak Djokovic tested positive for Covid-19 on last Tuesday, the tennis world has been plunged in chaos. Adding to that now, graffiti death threats have popped up in Croatia targeting the World No.1.

  • Kyrgios lashes 'selfish' Zverev after viral party video

    Nick Kyrgios let rip at "selfish" fellow tennis star Alexander Zverev Monday after the German was seen partying despite promising to self-isolate following Novak Djokovic's coronavirus-hit Adria Tour.

  • Davis Cup and Fed Cup Finals postponed to 2021

    Tennis's flagship team events the Davis Cup and Fed Cup Finals have been postponed until 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Friday.

  • Ivanisevic positive for coronavirus, days after Djokovic event

    Croatia's former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic said Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus just days after attending an exhibition tournament organised by world number one Novak Djokovic, whom he coaches.

  • 'Djokovic the cat will put the mice back in hole'

    Manchester United's Nemanja Matic on Thursday backed his fellow countryman Novak Djokovic, who was widely slammed for hosting a tennis exhibition where he was one of four players to test positive for the coronavirus, and said the world number one was the "cat" who will chase away the "mice".

  • Thiem 'extremely sorry' for Adria Tour antics

    World number three Dominic Thiem is "extremely sorry" for the way players conducted themselves at Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour exhibition event after which four players tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Austrian said on Thursday.

  • U.S. Open to hold wheelchair event after player backlash

    U.S. Open organisers said on Wednesday they will include a wheelchair tournament at this year's Grand Slam following a player backlash over their decision to scrap the event as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

  • Djokovic, too, tests positive for Covid-19

    Novak Djokovic, the men’s world number one tennis player, has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serbian said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Djokovic tests positive for Covid-19

    Novak Djokovic, the men's world number one tennis player, has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serbian said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Virus cases raise questions over Djokovic tournament

    Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki have all tested positive for coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans featuring world number one Novak Djokovic, raising questions over the sport's planned return in August.

  • Coric, Dimitrov test positive

    Croatia’s Borna Coric, who played in Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition tournament at the weekend, said on Monday he had tested positive for Covid-19.

  • Dimitrov tests positive for coronavirus after playing in Djokovic event

    Grigor Dimitrov said on Sunday he has tested positive for coronavirus after pulling out of an exhibition tournament which also featured world number one Novak Djokovic.

  • US Open will work with wheelchair players on 2020 event

    The US Tennis Association, accused of discrimination after calling off its annual US Open wheelchair events, agreed Thursday to work with players regarding details of a 2020 competition.

  • 'Big Three' rivalry great promotion for sport, says Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic still feels inspired by Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, the men's world number one tennis player has said, adding that the rivalry between the so-called 'Big Three' is a great promotion for the sport.

  • Japan Open tennis scrapped over coronavirus fears

    The Japan Open tennis tournament, won last year by world number one Novak Djokovic, has been cancelled due to fears of a second coronavirus wave, organisers said on Thursday.

  • French Open to be held with fans

    The French Open, unlike its U.S. counterpart, will be held with fans when it takes place from Sept. 27-Oct. 11, the head of the French tennis federation (FFT) said on Wednesday.

  • ATP and WTA announce revised calendars

    The men's ATP Tour and women's WTA Tour have both issued their revised calendars for the resumption of professional tennis following the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • U.S. Open will go ahead without fans

    The United States Tennis Association will hold the U.S. Open this year without fans amid the COVID-19 outbreak even though some top players have expressed concerns about attending the tournament due to the virus, according to multiple reports.

  • Djokovic breaks down in tears at his Belgrade event

    Emotional Novak Djokovic broke down in tears in front of an enthusiastic home crowd in Belgrade after he failed to make the final in the first leg of his Balkans charity tennis tournament on Sunday.

  • Thiem, Zverev, Dimitrov join Djokovic in US Open doubts

    Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov on Friday joined world number one Novak Djokovic in expressing their reluctance over playing at the US Open under current conditions while the coronavirus pandemic is still active.

  • Federer to miss rest of season

    Roger Federer will miss the rest of the 2020 season after undergoing a second procedure on his right knee, the 20-times Grand Slam singles champion said on Wednesday.

  • Racism 'swept under carpet' in Germany, says Becker

    Boris Becker says racism in Germany needs to be discussed openly after the tennis icon drew criticism on social media for taking part in a Black Lives Matter protest.

  • Djokovic worried by 'extreme, impossible' US Open health restrictions

    World number one Novak Djokovic described the strict hygiene restrictions under which the US Open is likely to be played as "extreme" and a cap on support teams as "really impossible" on Friday.

  • Thiem to host eight-man tournament in July

    World number three Dominic Thiem will host an invitational eight-man tennis tournament in Kitzbuehel with a "limited audience" from July 7-11, organisers announced on Saturday.

  • Australian tennis great Cooper dies at 83

    Eight-time Grand Slam tournament winner Ashley Cooper dies aged 83, Tennis Australia announced Friday, with Rod Laver hailing him as a "wonderful champion".

  • Kyrgios tells Murray 'you are better than Djokovic'

    Nick Kyrgios told Andy Murray on Saturday the British tennis star was better than world number one Novak Djokovic, claiming the Serb "dodges" his serve while the Scot "is on it like a light".

  • 2020 lost, says Nadal

    Rafael Nadal has said he views the rest of this year as “practically lost” for tennis and would even be relieved if the sport returned as normal at the start of 2021.

  • No shaking, no showering, no sharing: Welcome to post-virus tennis

    No shaking, no showering, no sharing, no signing. Welcome to what the world of tennis could look like once government restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic is lifted.

  • 'Madness': Murray wins Virtual Madrid title after connection hiccup

    Andy Murray wins the Virtual Madrid Open title on Thursday, helped by a semi-final walkover when opponent Diego Schwartzmann, logging in from Argentina, suffered a connection glitch.

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