Roger Federer delivers clearest hint he will play in 2021 with message to Halle

Roger Federer says he intends to play at the Noventi Open in 2021 following its cancellation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Federer had earmarked the event in Halle as the tournament he would make his return to action after knee surgery in February. But…

Why Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal is tennis’ greatest ever rivalry – Patrick McEnroe

The rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is the greatest ever in tennis, according to former player and tennis analyst Patrick McEnroe. March 28 marked 16 years since Federer and Nadal first faced each other in a singles match in Miami. On that occasion, it…

Tennis365’s Top 10 countdown of the greatest tennis players – No 4: Novak Djokovic – Tennis365.com

As Kevin Palmer continues his countdown of his greatest tennis players of all time, a very familiar face comes in at number four – with a few caveats. Enter Novak Djokovic.  First of all, a disclaimer. The latest player in our Tennis365 all-time top ten rankings…

Tennis: Top players donate, lower tier counts cost of coronavirus shutdown

MUMBAI: While top players donate to coronavirus relief efforts and post cooking and workout videos online, lower level professionals are counting the cost of the tennis shutdown with some fearing they will be unable to put food on the table if it lasts much longer….

Coronavirus: Season could be wiped out, says Tennis Australia chief

MUMBAI • Tennis could lose the remainder of the 2020 season to the coronavirus pandemic, Tennis Australia (TA) chief executive Craig Tiley has warned. The tennis season screeched to a halt early last month due to the respiratory illness, which has infected almost 800,000 in…

Toni Nadal: Bill Gates told Rafael Nadal about outbreak when they met in Cape Town

Toni Nadal, the uncle and former coach of Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal, says that American businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates had told Rafa about the COVID-19 outbreak in China when the two met in South Africa in early February for the Match in Africa…

In Rafael Nadal’s words: ‘Victory over Roland Garros champion means a lot to me’

Playing in his first Masters 1000 tournament at the age of 16 in Monte Carlo 2003, Rafael Nadal qualified for the main draw and scored two wins to cement his place in the top-100 for the first time. In the second round, the youngster took…

In Rafael Nadal’s words: ‘I have never asked for an autograph, my favorite player..’

The 16-year-old star in the making Rafael Nadal was ready to rumble in 2003 after gaining a lot of places on the ATP list in the previous year, passing more than 500 rivals and hoping for more of the same in the new campaign. The…