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Jannik Sinner Returns Home To Celebrate His No. 1 Ranking [Video]

Posted by Staff on June 19th, 2024 @ 10:57 pm

Jannik Sinner gave a rare behind-the-scenes look at life as a new world No. 1 returning home.

The Italian was being filmed as part of a documentary.

“I have my house here, and here is the other house with grandma and grandpa and they always cooked for me and …

Andy Murray Back Injury Puts Wimbledon In Jeopardy

Posted by Staff on June 19th, 2024 @ 10:46 pm

Andy Murray bowed out of the Queen’s Club event in London on Wednesday retiring down 4-1 in the first set to Jordan Thompson because of his back.

Murray could very well have played his final match at the event he’s won a record five times.

“When I walked up the stairs before going out, …

Less Than 2 Weeks After Knee Surgery, Novak Djokovic Is Already Training; Wimbledon?

Posted by Staff on June 15th, 2024 @ 11:06 am

Novak Djokovic is already back training. Less than two weeks after surgery on his right knee, Djokovic posted a video yesterday showing the 24-time Grand Slam champion once again pushing his body.

Djokovic hasn’t confirmed whether or not he will play Wimbledon where he would be among the favorites.

At the very least, the video does shed a positive light that he’ll be able to play the Olympics. But things like …

Rafael Nadal Confirms He’ll Skip Wimbledon, Focus On Olympics

Posted by Staff on June 13th, 2024 @ 10:42 am

Rafael Nadal said at the French Open that Wimbledon wasn’t in the plans. Today, he confirmed it.

Nadal said instead of Wimbledon he’ll take a spot in Bastad on clay to prepare for the Paris Olympics at the end of July.

“During my post match press conference at Roland Garros I was asked about my summer calendar and since then I have been practicing on clay. It was announced …

Novak Djokovic Was Home With His Kids Watching Alcaraz Defeat Zverev

Posted by Staff on June 9th, 2024 @ 11:38 pm

“Enjoying this match with some great company. 👦” Novak Djokovic posted on Instagram in a picture of him watching Carlos Alcaraz’s thrilling win over Alexander Zverev to win the French Open.

Djokovic of course just underwent successful surgery for a torn meniscus in his right knee, so he joined his kids to watch the final from his home.

When will Djokovic be back is the question. Wimbledon is just three …

Alexander Zverev: Alcaraz Is A Beast, An Animal, The Intensity He Plays At Is Different

Posted by Staff on June 9th, 2024 @ 11:31 pm

Alexander Zverev didn’t make much in the way of excuses after losing to Carlos Alcaraz in a marathon 5-set final Sunday at the French Open.

The loss was especially tough given Zverev blew a 2-set lead at the 2020 US Open final and today was ahead 2-1 in sets. He lost the fourth …

Carlos Alcaraz: In The 5th Set You Have To Give Everything Including Your Heart

Posted by Staff on June 9th, 2024 @ 11:24 pm

After winning his third Grand Slam title and first at the French Open defeating Alexander Zverev in five sets, Carlos Alcaraz met the media. The 21-year-old set the record becoming the youngest man to win Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces, younger than even his idol Rafael Nadal did when he …

Alcaraz Rallies Past Zverev For First French Open Title, Third Slam And More Records

Posted by Staff on June 9th, 2024 @ 5:08 pm

Rafael Nadal might all but be gone but Spanish tennis is in good hands, very good hands. Carlos Alcaraz picked up the reign from Nadal Sunday taking the French Open title over Alexander Zverev in a wild 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 victory in 4 hours, 19 minutes.

“It was …

2024 French Open Day 15: Men’s Final – Carlos Alcaraz v Alexander Zverev

Posted by Staff on June 8th, 2024 @ 5:04 pm

There were some big surprise during the men’s French Open, but the end result isn’t. We are left with the guy who came into the event as the betting favorite, Carlos Alcaraz, against the man who just won the Rome Masters and then defeated the King of Clay, …

Unbeatable Swiatek Powers Past Paolini For 3rd Straight French Open Title, 5th Grand Slam

Posted by Staff on June 8th, 2024 @ 12:39 pm

Iga Swiatek remains the woman to beat on clay after powering past Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-1 to collect her fourth French Open title and third straight. It’s Swiatek’s fifth career Grand Slam title.

Swiatek becomes the first woman to with three straight at Roland Garros since Justine Henin in 2007. She has now won her last 21 …

2024 French Open Day 14: Iga Swiatek v Jasmine Paolini For Women’s Title

Posted by Staff on June 7th, 2024 @ 10:13 pm

The French Open women’s title match once again comes do to a first-time Slam finalist, this time Jasmine Paolini, trying to stop the run of Iga Swiatek.

Swiatek enters the final on a torrid run of 18 straight match wins and at the French Open, she’s won her last 20 (34-2 overall). The world No. 1 is also a …

Alcaraz Outlasts Sinner In 5, Zverev Tops Sick Ruud In French Open Semifinals

Posted by Staff on June 7th, 2024 @ 4:54 pm

The Carlos Alcaraz – Jannik Sinner rivalry continues to impress as today the last two new No. 1s played to a fifth set in the French Open semifinals with Alcaraz pulling it out 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in 2 hours, 35 minutes.

“You have to find the joy suffering,” Alcaraz said after. “That is the key, even more …

2024 French Open Day 13: Men’s SF – Alcaraz v Sinner, Zverev v Ruud

Posted by Staff on June 6th, 2024 @ 2:04 pm

For the first time in 20 years, there are no Big 3 members in the French Open semifinals. But it’s not all bad for the fans. Instead, it’s a real taste of the future, rather the present with Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, Casper Ruud and Alexander Zverev.

Alcaraz …

Swiatek Sweeps Past Gauff To Reach Fourth French Open Final; Paolini Puts Away Andreeva

Posted by Staff on June 6th, 2024 @ 1:39 pm

Iga Swiatek continued her reign as the Queen of Clay easing past Coco Gauff 6-2, 6-4 to reach her fourth French Open final.

“I think most of the things overall in my game worked today, so I’m proud of myself,” Swiatek said.

“The surface makes my game better,” she added. “My grip allows me to spin more. I can …

Roger Federer Announces Zendaya Is With On

Posted by Staff on June 6th, 2024 @ 8:44 am

Roger Federer took to social media to further announce that the On sneaker company has added Zendaya to their list stars.

The 27-year-old Zendaya has been the talk of tennis since her hit movie “Challengers” was released in April. The actress’s dive into the tennis has her now signing on with On. And among …