Kiwi Michael Venus Off To A Strong AO Start

New Zealander Michael Venus has made a phenomenal start to this year’s Australian Open doubles competition. He and Aussie partner John Peers made quick work of dealing with top Australian singles player Alex De Minaur and mate Matt Reid at an impressive score of 6-3, 6-2 in all of 64 ….

All Eyes On Tennis’ Te Anau Invitational

Since quarantine requirements have dealt a death blow to several top local sporting tournament events, including Auckland’s ASB Classic, local tennis fans now have their sights set on December’s Te Anau Invitational. Alongside similar classics such as the Wellington Open / New Zealand Championship, the upcoming invitational remains one of ….

Bertens Accused Of Faking Cramps At Open

Italy’s Sara Errani – a 2012 French Open runner-up – says she didn’t “buy” Kiki Bertens’ claims of cramps bad enough to justify being wheeled from a Roland Garros tennis court in a wheelchair. She also appeared to mock her opponent’s cramps and even went as far as refusing to ….

Caroline Wozniacki Announces Retirement

Caroline Wozniacki, former world number one, has announced that she will be officially retiring from the sport after the end of the Australian Open in January. The 29 year old is currently 27th in the world, and had last competed in the China Open that took place in October. The ….

Caroline Wozniacki’s Last ASB Classic

Next year’s ASB Classic could be the last one that Caroline Wozniacki takes part in, according to tournament director Karl Budge. The director announced the full field recently, confirming that Wozniacki would be playing along with other previous grand slam winners, including Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Jelena Ostapenko. They will be ….

Novak Djokovic Wins Fifth Paris Masters

Serbian Novak Djokovic claimed his 77th ATP title thanks to a 6-4 6-4 victory against Canadian Denis Shapovalov during the Paris Masters. The 32-year-old Serb is set to be replaced as world number one by Rafael Nadal despite earning his 34th Masters title, which is also his fifth in Paris ….

Nick Kyrgios Issued 16 Week Ban

Nick Kyrgios has been issued a 16-week ban, along with a $25000 fine for his aggravated behaviour, and is subjected to a six month probationary period. The Australian smashed two Racquets in an outburst of anger at the Cincinnati Masters after he lost to Karen Khachanov in August earlier this ….

Lee Duck-hee Wins First ATP As Deaf Player

Lee Duck-hee from South Korea has become the first deaf player to win a game in the main draw of an ATP Tour event. At the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina, the 21-year-old, ranked 212th in the world, beat Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen 7-6 6-1. Talking about both his win and ….

Novak Djokovic Wins Wimbledon Singles Final

Novak Djokovic managed to save two championship points in Wimbledon’s longest singles final to hold on to his defending title in an exciting win against Roger Federer. Played on a Centre Court with an atmosphere that overflowing with energy, Djokovic won the game 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 ….

Andy Murray To Skip US Open Singles

Andy Murray has ruled out the chance of playing singles at the US Open, saying that it could take up to 18 months until he was feeling well enough to head back into a singles match. The 32-year-old Scottish player has hinted that his successful hip surgery, along with his ….