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Sports  /  Published 08.09.20

Reckless & needless, a double ‘fault’

Novak Djokovic’s default from the US Open after hitting a line judge in the neck with a ball that he struck toward the back of the court in frustration is perhaps the most costly one in tennis h...
By Ben Rothenberg in

Sports  /  Published 08.09.20

Line judge accidentally hit, Novak disqualified

During a warm-up tournament for the US Open that was staged at the same site, Aljaz Bedene, a Slovenian player, inadvertently hit a cameraman with a ball that he tapped in frustration and received a w...
By Christopher Clarey in

Sports  /  Published 06.09.20

Tsitsipas loses way, Osaka survives a scare

India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov advanced to the second round of men’s doubles event after a 6-2, 6-4 win over  Ernesto Escobedo and Noah Rubin. The Ind...
By Agencies in New York

Sports  /  Published 01.09.20

US Open: Pliskova eases into Round II

Top seed Karolina Pliskova got off to a roaring start in her bid for a maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open on Monday, downing first-round opponent Anhelina Kalinina 6-4, 6-0 to kick off action in A...
By Agencies in New York

Sports  /  Published 31.08.20

At ‘peak’, Djokovic serves confidence

Missing stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will not be seen in action. World No. 2 and defending champion Nadal feels it is not safe to participate since the pandemic is not yet under control. Fede...
By Agencies in New York

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Sports  /  Published 04.08.20

Andy Murray seeks clarity on quarantine

Players need assurance that they would not face mandatory quarantine upon returning to Europe from the US Open before travelling to New York amid the pandemic, former world No. 1 Andy Murray has said....
By Reuters in London

Sports  /  Published 15.05.20

Novak’s dreams unlimited

Novak Djokovic believes he will win the most Grand Slam titles and become the longest-reigning world No. 1 by the time he retires.The current world No. 1 has 17 Grand Slam titles to his name — two b...
By Reuters in London

Sports  /  Published 07.05.20

Rafa: ’20 is lost, time to focus on ’21

If given the option, Rafael Nadal said he would scrap this season entirely so tennis could resume normally in 2021.The second-ranked Spaniard, who is 33 years old and has won 19 Grand Slam titles, sai...
By Agencies in Madrid

Sports  /  Published 04.06.20

0-to-top gear poser

Novak Djokovic had built up real momentum before the Covid-19 pandemic shut the tennis season down and it will be interesting to see if the world No. 1 can regain it once the game restarts, 18-time Gr...
By Agencies in Mumbai

Sports  /  Published 27.05.20

In ‘weird’ game, Kvitova’s ball boy moment

A little ball boy peeking from behind a fence gave Petra Kvitova the only touch of the fan support she misses at a Prague tournament played behind closed doors.“It was after I played a decent passin...
By Agencies in Prague


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