Tennis: Zverev dethrones Medvedev to win second ATP

TURIN (AFP) – Alexander Zverev captured his second ATP Finals title after producing a brilliant performance to defeat world number two Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday’s (Nov 21) final in Turin. Zverev, the Olympic singles gold medallist in Tokyo, won his tour-leading sixth trophy of the season and ended a run of five straight... » read more

Tennis: Tsitsipas recovery on track after arm injury

LONDON (REUTERS) – Stefanos Tsitsipas’ recovery from an arm injury is heading in the right direction, the world number four said on Friday (Nov 12) ahead of the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy. The 23-year-old was forced him to retire from last week’s Paris Masters in his second-round match against Australian Alexei Popyrin and later... » read more

Tennis: Raducanu stumbles to new early defeat in Linz

LINZ, AUSTRIA (AFP) – US Open champion Emma Raducanu was knocked out of the WTA event in Linz on Tuesday (Nov 9), losing her second round match 6-1, 6-7 (0/7), 7-5 to world number 106 Wang Xinyu. The 18-year-old top seed Raducanu, who is expected to announce Torben Beltz as her new coach, stunned the... » read more

Tennis: Murray battles to opening victory in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Andy Murray came through a tense second-set tie-break to edge out Norwegian qualifier Viktor Durasovic in the Stockholm Open first round on Tuesday (Nov 9). The former world number one needed three match points and saved a set point in the breaker to win 6-1, 7-6 (9/7). The injury-hit 34-year-old, still bidding... » read more

Tennis: Djokovic makes winning return in Paris doubles

PARIS (AFP) – Novak Djokovic, making his return to the court at the Paris Masters, seven weeks after losing the US Open final, picked up a doubles win on Monday (Nov 1), on the eve of his singles debut. Djokovic and Serbian compatriot Filip Krajinovic needed a super tie-break to beat Australians Alex de Minaur... » read more

Tennis: Raducanu turns on charm offensive

BUCHAREST (REUTERS) – US Open champion Emma Raducanu has been touching base with her Romanian side this week and endearing herself to the fans by speaking their language. The crowd favourite, whose father is Romanian and her mother is Chinese, is bidding to win her first title on the WTA Tour in just her fourth... » read more

Tennis: Raducanu earns first win since US Open title

CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA (AFP) – US Open champion Emma Raducanu on Tuesday (Oct 26) claimed her first victory since her shock triumph in New York as the British teenager beat Polona Hercog at the Transylvania Open in Romania. Raducanu, 18, recovered from a set down to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 after nearly two hours and 30... » read more

2021 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters to begin
2021 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters to begin

TOKYO, Oct 26, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced its ongoing sponsorship of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters, the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) year-end championship, where the world’s top ranked wheelchair tennis players compete from October 31 to November 7, 2021 at the United States Tennis Association (USTA)... » read more

Tennis: Raducanu is new ambassador for fashion house Dior
Tennis: Raducanu is new ambassador for fashion house Dior

LONDON (AFP) – US Open champion Emma Raducanu has been announced as a new ambassador for French luxury fashion house Dior in the latest sign of her rapid elevation to A-list celebrity. The British teenager, who is also the face of jewellery brand Tiffany and Co, will represent Maria Grazia Chiuri’s womenswear collections and Dior’s... » read more

Tennis: US Open champion Medvedev pulls out of Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW (REUTERS) – US Open champion Daniil Medvedev has withdrawn from next week’s Kremlin Cup in Moscow in order to focus on the remainder of the season, the Russian said in a statement on Friday (Oct 15). Medvedev, who beat Novak Djokovic in last month’s Flushing Meadows final to claim his maiden Grand Slam title,... » read more

Tennis: Djokovic withdraws from Indian Wells tournament

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – World number one Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next month’s ATP/WTA Indian Wells tournament in California, organisers confirmed on Wednesday (Sept 29). “We are disappointed that Novak will not be able to join us at the BNP Paribas Open this fall,” tournament director Tommy Haas said. Djokovic has not played since... » read more

Tennis: Team Europe win fourth consecutive Laver Cup

BOSTON (REUTERS) – Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev clinched the Laver Cup for Team Europe with a 6-2 6-7(4) 10-3 win over Team World’s Reilly Opelka and Denis Shapovalov on Sunday (Sept 26) in Boston. Team Europe entered the final day of the event needing one victory from any of the four scheduled matches to... » read more

Tennis: Svitolina sees off Halep in US Open fourth round

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – World number five Elina Svitolina produced a solid performance to dispatch Simona Halep 6-3 6-3 in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday (Sept 5). The 12th-seeded Romanian won an epic 33-shot rally in the second game but a dozen unforced errors in the first set handed Svitolina the... » read more

Tennis: Bencic serves up masterclass to reach US Open fourth round

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – Olympic champion Belinda Bencic put on a serving masterclass to beat Jessica Pegula 6-2 6-4 and reach the last 16 of the U.S. Open on Saturday (Sept 4). The 11th-seeded Swiss won 85 per cent of her first serve points and smacked four aces to improve to a 3-0 record against... » read more

Tennis: Zverev says he will sue over domestic abuse allegations

NEW YORK (AFP) – Tokyo Olympic singles champion Alexander Zverev said on Friday (Aug 27) he plans to take legal action over accusations of domestic abuse by former girlfriend Olya Sharypova and again denied any wrongdoing. Zverev, last year’s US Open runner-up, is seeded fourth in this year’s New York Grand Slam hardcourt tennis showdown... » read more

Tennis: Federer to have knee surgery, out of action for ‘many months’

BASEL (REUTERS) – Roger Federer will undergo another knee surgery after injuring it during the grasscourt season and will miss the US Open given the rehabilitation process will rule him out of the sport for many months, he said on Sunday (Aug 15). The 40-year-old Swiss, speaking on a video posted to his Instagram account,... » read more