Nadal & Federer Out Of Top Four For First Time In 13 Years

For the first time in 13 years, the duo of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are both outside the top four in the men’s world rankings. Spaniard Nadal, 30, is fifth in the latest ATP standings, with 35-year-old Swiss Federer two places lower. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic tops the list, ahead of Briton Andy Murray and Federer’s compatriot Stan Wawrinka, with Japan’s Kei Nishikori in fourth. … Continue reading Nadal & Federer Out Of Top Four For First Time In 13 Years

CHINA OPEN: Andy Murray Wins 40th Title Of His Career

Andy Murray secured his fifth singles title of 2016 – and 40th of his career – by beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 7-6 (7-2) in the China Open final. World number two Murray was seriously tested by his Bulgarian opponent but the Scot ended a near-faultless week in Beijing with the main prize. The British top seed did not drop a set during the tournament. “It’s … Continue reading CHINA OPEN: Andy Murray Wins 40th Title Of His Career

Bizarre! Female Hotel Attendant Stalks Andy Murray To Two Cities

British tennis star Andy Murray said he was once stalked by a hotel maid who entered his room when he was sleeping and followed him to at least two other tournaments. The double Olympic gold medallist and three-time Grand Slam champion described waking up to find the woman sitting on his bed and stroking his arm. “I had the ‘do not disturb’ sign up on … Continue reading Bizarre! Female Hotel Attendant Stalks Andy Murray To Two Cities

MARIA SHARAPOVA: ITF Warn Players Over Claiming Ignorance On Drugs Usage

The International Tennis Federation has revealed that tennis players would not be able to plead ignorance if they test positive for banned substances. This was made known after former world number one Maria Sharapova, 29, had a two-year ban reduced to 15 months. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) had ruled she was not told about a change in the drug’s status. She tested … Continue reading MARIA SHARAPOVA: ITF Warn Players Over Claiming Ignorance On Drugs Usage

Maria Sharapova To Return To Tennis Court On April 2007

Maria Sharapova’s two-year doping ban has been reduced to 15 months following her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The five-time Grand Slam winner, 29, was initially banned by the International Tennis Federation for two years after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. The Russian will be able to return to the tennis court on 26 April, 2017. “I am … Continue reading Maria Sharapova To Return To Tennis Court On April 2007

Maria Sharapova Doping Ban Appeal Verdict To Be Delivered On Tuesday

Maria Sharapova will find out on Tuesday if her two-year doping ban will be overturned, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). The five-time Grand Slam winner, 29, was banned by the International Tennis Federation after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. The Russian, who said she had been taking the drug since 2006 for health problems, appealed against the ban. … Continue reading Maria Sharapova Doping Ban Appeal Verdict To Be Delivered On Tuesday

Stan Wawrinka Shocks Novak Djokovic To Win US Open Final

The world number one Novak Djokovic was left stunned with Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka putting up with a scintillating display to win his first US Open and third Grand Slam title. Wawrinka, seeded third, won 6-7 (1-7) 6-4 7-5 6-3 to add the US title to his 2014 Australia Open title and his French Open triumph last year. The 31-year-old hit 46 winners in a brilliant … Continue reading Stan Wawrinka Shocks Novak Djokovic To Win US Open Final