Champion Novak Djokovic crushed Paolo Lorenzi to advance while Andy Roddick and women’s second seed Radwanska also moved ahead. Roger Federer has had an illustrious career in tennis, filled with elegant play and love from around the world. But on one day in 2009, the 20-time grand slam winner couldn’t stop laughing at former CNN Sport correspondent Pedro Pinto’s Spanish. Marin Cilic on Wednesday led Croatia into the Davis Cup semi-finals, knocking out six-time champions Spain who were missing Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal, the world’s two top-ranked players. Hall of Fame tennis news today coach Nick Bollettieri, the self-dubbed “”Michelangelo of Tennis”” who guided 10 players to No. 1 in the world rankings, has died at the age of 91. Hall of Fame tennis coach Nick Bollettieri died Sunday night at his home in Florida after a series of health issues.
Great Britain’s encouraging run to the Billie Jean King Cup semi-finals was unconventional and their prospects in 2023 are equally hard to gauge, says Russell Fuller. He also claimed he wanted to motivate Rublev in his next match, since a win by the Russian would have helped Tsitsipas keep the No. 3 position in the rankings. “Tennis wouldn’t be where it is today without Nick’s influence,” said Jimmy Arias, IMG Academy director of tennis and one of Bollettieri’s original students.
The Aussie looks back on a year of high and lows that brought successive quarterfinal runs at Wimbledon and the US Open.
Pakistan batter Shoaib Malik has penned a sweet birthday message for wife Sania Mirza amid rumors of their divorce. With the Indian tennis star turning 36 today, her husband took to social media to wish her. 21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic is likely to be granted visa to take part in the Australian Open in January 2023. Rafa Nadal, a double Wimbledon champion, destroyed Norwegian Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 to stay undefeated in Roland Garros finals.
Rafael Nadal had an incredible start to the 2022 season but already battled injuries in the second part of the year. Despite admitting that he still enjoys the daily grind of tennis, he is determined to avoid injury woes that he had in 2022 and is making great efforts in that direction. French tennis player Gael Monfils has confirmed that he will skip next year’s Australian Open in order to secure his protected ranking for Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal is the most successful Spanish player in the sport’s history and Carlos Alcaraz is tipped to break some of his records. Although there could be a huge rivalry between them, that’s not the case as they are very good friends.
After being deported in 2022, Novak Djokovic will return to Australia in 2023 as he will attempt to lift yet another Australian Open trophy. The Hopman Cup, last played in 2019, will return in 2023 and be played in Nice, France. Serena Williams has announced she will be retiring from tennis after the 2022 US Open. CNN’s Christina MacFarlane looks at her journey from teen sensation to being one of the sport’s all-time greats. Already being called a sports prodigy, Serena Williams spoke to CNN about her tennis ambitions when she was just 9 years old. Mirabai Chanu defeated Olympic champion Hou Zhihua to win silver medal at the 2022 Weightlifting World Championships.
Teenager Carlos Alcaraz is the youngest year-end No. 1 in the history of the ATP computerized rankings. At No. 2 is fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who at 36 is the oldest man to finish a year ranked first or second. Caroline Garcia was awarded the medal of honour by the city of Lyon having grown up in the city and still residing there. A spectacular second half of the 2022 season saw Caroline Garcia advance to and win the WTA Finals. Earlier this year, Karolina Pliskova announced that she won’t be working with coach Sascha Bajin anymore but that changed only after five months. Pliskova didn’t have a good year and when she was announcing her split with Bajin, she had a negative record (9-11) on the WTA Tour in 2022.
The protester who invaded the pitch during the group-stage match between Portugal and Uruguay has been set free by the Qatari Police. The pitch invader Mario Ferri said that FIFA president Gianni Infantino came to the police station and helped him. Djokovic sealed victory in style with his ninth ace to collect the title for the first time since 2015 in front of a rapturous crowd. Speaking to Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview, Istomin talks about the fourth season of TPL, tennis in India, his career and battles against the Big Three. The Pro Tennis League will be played across two legs over a period of four days between December 1 to December 4. Andrey Rublev was able to secure a stunning comeback win over compatriot and former World No.1 Daniil Medvedev on Monday.
This year’s championship was overshadowed by nine-time Australian Open champion Djokovic being put on a plane on the eve of the contest after a high-stakes legal battle over his visa status. There has been a clamour for Wimbledon to make an exception to their traditional rules requiring players to wear all white clothing. Andrey Rublev sealed a place in the final four of the Turin ATP Finals on Friday rallying from a set down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.