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REVISED ATP/WTA 2020 Calendars

Posted by Staff on July 2nd, 2020 @ 12:11 am

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, both ATP and WTA schedules have been revised per below.

ATP
August 14 – Washington
August 22 – Cincinnati (in NYC)
August 31 – US Open

September 8 – Kitzbuhel
September 13 – Madrid
September 20 – Rome
September 27 – French Open

WTA
August 3 – Palermo
August 10 – Prague
August 21 – Cincinnati (in NYC)
August 31 – US Open

September 7 – Istanbul
September 14 – Madrid
September 21 – Rome, Strasbourg
September 27 – French …

Tennis Players Testing Positive For Coronavirus

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)

French Open: Fans Will Be Welcome At Event

Posted by Staff on July 2nd, 2020 @ 11:03 am

The French Open announced Thursday that they will allow for fans when the tournament begins on September 27.

The French Open, which controversially moved to September, says they will allow for 50-60% of total fan capacity.

Seats on the big three show courts, including the now-covered Philippe Chatrier, will allow for at least one seat separation between blocks of purchased tickets which go on sale July 9. Outer courts will …

Novak Djokovic, Wife, Test Negative For Coronavirus

Posted by Staff on July 2nd, 2020 @ 10:34 am

After revealing a positive COVID-19 test a week ago, Novak Djokovic and his wife, Jelena, are reportedly virus free.

Djokovic and three other players — Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki — contracted the coronavirus during the Serb’s now-cancelled Adria Tour.

All told, at least eight individuals were infected with the disease including Jelena Djokovic and coach Goran Ivanisevic.

Djokovic and Jelena are reported to have not have …

Serena’s Coach Not Sure How The US Open Can Happen

Posted by Staff on July 1st, 2020 @ 11:54 pm

With coronavirus cases back on the upswing in the U.S., doubt of the US Open happening is gaining momentum.

Serena Williams is among the big players who have stated their excitement to play the event. And the American has a lot at stake in her continued chase for an elusive 24th Grand Slam title.

But her longtime coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, isn’t convinced the event will even happen.

“With what’s happening at the …

Djokovic Donates $45K To Coronavirus Hit City

Posted by Staff on July 1st, 2020 @ 11:44 pm

According to Serbian media, Novak Djokovic has donated $45,000 to Novi Pazar, a COVID-stricken city in the southwest of Serbia.

Djokovic is currently under fire for staging an exhibition tour which left at least people, including himself and his wife, infected with the coronavirus.

Several came out to denounce the tour and the World No. 1 apologized for the exo series.

He and wife Jelena are currently in quarantine and …

Novak Djokovic’s Coach, Goran Ivanisevic, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Posted by Staff on June 26th, 2020 @ 10:54 am

The fallout from Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour continued Friday with the announcement that the Serb’s coach, former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Ivanisevic was on the mic Sunday to announce the Adria Tour final in Zadar had to be cancelled. He also stated he had tested negative. However, the Croatian twice tested negative but has now turned up positive. Though he has no symptoms, he …

Davis Cup, Fed Cup Cancelled For 2020

Posted by Staff on June 26th, 2020 @ 10:25 am

The ITF has announced that the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup have been cancelled for 2020. They will return in 2021.

The 2020 Davis Cup finals will now take place November 22, 2021 in Madrid. Also, the 24 home-and-away World Group I and World Group II ties due to be played in September this year have been moved to 2021.

Gerard Pique, Kosmos Tennis President said: “It’s a huge disappointment for …

Djokovic’s Father Blames Dimitrov For Adria Tour COVID Outbreak

Posted by Staff on June 24th, 2020 @ 8:17 pm

Novak Djokovic’s father, Srdan, isn’t doing his son any favors. With Novak already getting outrage from all direction, his outspoken father is now reported as saying the virus that infected at least eight people on the Adria Tour started with Grigor Dimitrov who was the first to announce a positive test on Sunday.

“Why did it happen? Because [Dimitrov] probably came sick, who knows from where. He didn’t test here, …

Novak Djokovic Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Posted by Staff on June 23rd, 2020 @ 9:27 am

Novak Djokovic has announced that he has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The Serb was the architect behind the heavily-criticized, at times reckless Adria Tour, which eschewed COVID safe practices, has now produced four positive tests after just playing two of the four weeks.

Djokovic’s wife, Jelena, also tested positive. His two children were negative. Djokovic follows postivies from Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki.

Two coaches along with …

Kyrgios Calls Djokovic’s Tour Boneheaded…And He’s Right!

Posted by Sean Randall on June 22nd, 2020 @ 4:35 pm

You know things are bad when Nick Kyrgios is taking shots at you and he’s right!

Novak Djokovic’s ill-fated Adria exo tour imploded over the weekend with three players testing positive for the Coronavirus. The final yesterday between Djokovic and Andrey Rublev in Zadar, Croatia, was called off just hours before the start after participant Grigor Dimitrov dropped a bombshell that he had tested positive for the virus.

Djokovic left town …

Borna Coric, Two Coaches Also Test Positive For COVID After Adria Tour

Posted by Staff on June 22nd, 2020 @ 11:13 am

Following the positive test of Grigor Dimitorv yesterday, Dimitrov’s Saturday opponent, Borna Coric, has also announced he has contracted the virus.

“Hello everyone, I want to inform you that I am positive for Covid-19. Please everyone who has been in contact with me for the last few days gets tested!” he wrote on social media.

Coric, along with Novak Djokovic, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, and others, was part of …

Grigor Dimitrov Becomes First Big Tennis Name To Test Positive For Coronavirus

Posted by Staff on June 21st, 2020 @ 10:16 pm

Grigor Dimitrov became the first big name in the tennis world to test positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the star announced Sunday on social media.

“I want to reach out and let my fans and friends know that I tested positive back in Monaco for Covid-19,” the Bulgarian posted on Instagram. “I want to make sure anyone who has been in contact with me during these past days gets tested and takes …

US Open, Tennis Officially Sets Return For August

Posted by Staff on June 17th, 2020 @ 7:19 pm

The US Open made it official earlier today announcing the tournament will be back on with afan-less 128-draw, 32-team doubles with no qualifying or any other events.

The event will follow a 56-draw Cincinnati Masters which will also be played at the BJK Tennis Center in Queen’s. Cincinnati will finish on August 28 with the US Open main draw to get underway as scheduled on August 31.

“These two events are the …

US Open Outlines Plan, No Limit On Entourages?

Posted by Staff on June 17th, 2020 @ 12:25 am

The US Open got the go ahead from New York governor Andrew Cuomo, and the event is set to be officially announced on Wednesday.

The tournament did leak out details of their plan which includes a 56-draw Cincinnati tournament followed days later by a 128-draw US Open.

Cincinnati will have a 48-draw for qualifier, the US Open will have no qualiyfing.

There will be doubles! 32 teams will gain entry into both events.

Total …