Posted by Staff on December 19th, 2020 @ 12:15 am
The latest 2021 women’s tennis schedule as confirmed by the WTA Tour.
2021 WTA Tour Schedule
Jan 5 – Abu Dhabi 500 (H – 64)
Jan 10 – Australian Open Qualifying – Dubai (H – 128)
Feb 1 – Melbourne 1 500 (H – 56)
Feb 1 – Melbourne 2 500 (H – 56)
Feb 8 – Australian Open (H – 128)
Feb 15 – Melbourne 3 250 (H – 56)
Last updated December 18.
Posted by Staff on December 16th, 2020 @ 9:50 pm
Latest 2021 men’s tennis calendar as confirmed by the ATP tour:
2021 ATP Tour Schedule
Jan 5 – Delray Beach 250 (H – 28)
Jan 5 – Antalya 250 (H – 32)
Jan 10 – Australian Open Qualifying in Doha
Jan 31 – Adelaide 250 in Melbourne (H – 48)
Jan 31 – Melbourne 250 2 (H – 48)
Feb 1 – ATP Cup Melbourne (H – 12 teams)
Feb 8 – Australian Open (H – 128)
Posted by Staff on June 23rd, 2020 @ 9:36 am
A running list of those top tennis players to have officially tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) from the ATP/WTA Tours.
PLAYER (date of announcement)
Thiago Seyboth Wild (March 24)
Grigor Dimitrov (June 21)
Borna Coric (June 22)
Viktor Troicki (June 22)
Novak Djokovic (June 23)
Frances Tiafoe (July 4)
Kei Nishikori (August 16)
Benoit Paire (August 30)
David Goffin (Oct 9)
Sam Querrey (Oct 14)
Fabio Fognini (Oct 14)
Juan Sebastian cabal
Alina Kalinskaya (July 23)
Viktoriya Tomova (Reported August …
Posted by Staff on January 20th, 2021 @ 11:47 am
Players have been hitting social media hard during their quarantine, some of it entertaining, some of it enlightening, but there’s also been a fair bit of complaining, and that’s doing no one any good.
And Australian Open head Craig Tiley has had enough of it. Tiley said during an interview that he wants players to air their issues with him.
What really upset me probably last night the most was if …
Posted by Staff on January 20th, 2021 @ 11:31 am
Following his rejection of his “demands” by the health officials in Australia, Novak Djokovic released a lengthy statement earlier today on social media clearing up his intentions when he asked the Australian Open to ease the quarantine restrictions earlier in the week. The request was met with criticism and one player, Nick Kyrgios, called him a “tool”.
Djokovic said he and tournament direction Craig Tiley were brainstorming ideas of …
Posted by Staff on January 18th, 2021 @ 11:52 am
As the number of players in full 14-day isolation has ballooned to 72, Novak Djokovic has given tennis authorities a list of demands for players.
Djokovic, the leader of the fledgling PTPA, has asked Tournament Director Craig Tiley for an ease on quarantine restrictions, an opportunity to stay in private houses with tennis courts, better food and more.
The ask was responded to with a swift “no” from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.
Posted by Staff on January 18th, 2021 @ 11:22 am
Nick Kyrgios is back! As tennis has returned to his homeland, Nick Kyrgios took a shot at Novak Djokovic on twitter in his first tweet of 2021, calling him a “tool” for presenting demands for players currently in quarantine to Australian Open head Craig Tiley.
“Djokovic is a tool. I don’t mind Bernie but his Mrs obviously has no perspective, ridiculous scenes” Kyrgios tweeted.
Djokovic is a tool. I
Posted by Sean Randall on January 16th, 2021 @ 12:04 pm
After months and months of planning, it didn’t take long for issues to arise with the Australian Open COVID-19 protocols.
The tournament chartered several flights to ferry players to Australia, but in the last 24 hours two of those planes had passengers test positive upon arrival.
On a flight from LAX, two aboard tested positive including a coach.
On a flight from Abu Dhabi, one passenger tested positive — Bianca Andreescu’s coach, …
Posted by Staff on January 14th, 2021 @ 11:50 am
Players are slowly trickling into Australia and several top names have already reached. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena and Venus Williams are among the big stars who have already touchdown in Australia after taking one of the tournament’s charter flights.
Players who arrive will still quarantine for 14 days, though they will be allowed to train up to five hours per day.
The four stars landed in Adelaide where they will …
Posted by Staff on January 14th, 2021 @ 11:39 am
Tennys Sandgren is on his way to Melbourne despite test positive for COVID-19 on Monday! The American star revealed that he tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after a first positive over Thanksgiving.
Covid positive over thanksgiving
Covid positive on monday
Yet pcr tests are the “gold standard”?
Atleast I get to keep my points 😂
— Tennys Sandgren (@TennysSandgren) January 13, 2021 …
Posted by Sean Randall on January 14th, 2021 @ 11:21 am
Andy Murray has tested positive for COVID-19 per a release from the Australian Open. The Scot is quarantining at home in the UK and reports suggest the former No. 1 is doing well with minor symptoms.
The positive test — his first — means Murray was unable to board one of the charter flights to Melbourne this week, however the Australian Open did not rule out him arriving at a later …
Posted by Staff on January 13th, 2021 @ 11:03 pm
In a historic Australian Open qualifying competition held overseas, 32 players advanced to next month’s main draw and the $100,000 (AUS) first round prize money that comes with it.
The men’s event concluded today in Doha with Australian bad boy Bernard Tomic making the long trip and it paid off. Now 28 and ranked No. 228, Tomic won his last two round in final set super breakers, beating countryman Jan-Patrick Smith …
Posted by Staff on January 13th, 2021 @ 10:43 pm
The hottest player to end 2020 showed no signs of slowing down in this new year. Arnya Sabalenka won his 15th straight match and in doing so took home the Abu Dhabi title blasting past Veronika Kudermetova 6-2, 6-2.
“I was doing everything I could in each match from the beginning, and I’m really happy to start this season with a title,” Sabalenka said following the hour-long final.
“Every final is really …
Posted by Staff on January 13th, 2021 @ 10:31 pm
Pol star Hubert Hurkacz collected his second career title besting Sebastian Korda 6-3, 6-3 to win the Delray Beach title on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Hurkacz never lost a set all week en route to his second career ATP final after his 2019 Winston-Salem crown.
“It feels great,” Hurkacz said. “It’s the beginning of the season and I still need to work on a couple of things, but I hope I can play …
Posted by Staff on January 13th, 2021 @ 10:22 pm
Australian Alex de Minaur become the first men’s champion of 2021 with an abrupt victory over Alexander Bublik in the Antalya final.
Bublik retired down 2-0 in the first set due to a right ankle issue he sustained in the semifinal.
The win is de Minaur’s fourth of his young career.
“I knew I’d put in a great pre-season. I felt good and ready to compete,” the 21-year-old de Minaur said. “I gave …
Posted by Staff on January 7th, 2021 @ 1:02 pm
Promising 20-year-old Dayana Yastremska has been provisionally suspended from the tour for a positive doping test.
The world No. 29 was charged with a doping violation on December 22 for a testing positive for a mesterolone metabolite in a November 24 urine sample.
Yastremska released a statement on social media denying she knowingly took the drug.
— Dayana Yastremska (@D_Yastremska) January 7, 2021
Posted by Staff on January 6th, 2021 @ 10:30 pm
Because of the time difference, the 2021 ATP season officially begins Thursday around noon in Turkey where in Antalya 32 players in singles have assembled.
Leading the way on the hard courts are three Top 20 players including Matteo Berrettini, David Goffin and Fabio Fognini.
Australian Alex De Minaur is seeded fourth, then Jan-Lennard Struff, Nikolaz Basilashvili, Miomir Kecmanovic and the quirky Alexander Bublik.
Jannik Sinner, Borna Coric and Benoit Paire were among …
Posted by Staff on January 5th, 2021 @ 1:43 am
The WTA Tour is set to begin its 2021 season in a new event in Abu Dhabi. The city, which usually plays host to a men’s exo in late December, will be home to the first event on the 2021 WTA calendar, and the field is packed.
Four of the Top 10 players entered including Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova and Aryna Sabalenka who finished 2020 winning …