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Nick Kyrgios Withdraws From US Open

Posted by Staff on August 1st, 2020 @ 8:50 pm

From the “no surprise” department, Nick Kyrgios announced that he will not be playing the US Open.

The controversial Australian has been critical of players all summer for taking part in exhibitions, risking their lives and others with the coronavirus pandemic raging. Now he won’t take part in the upcoming re-start in New York, he said in a post with the Uninterrupted.

Dear Tennis,

I will not be playing this year at …

Barty Out, Osaka In For US Open

Posted by Staff on July 30th, 2020 @ 9:27 am

Two Grand Slam champions made their decisions regarding the US Open the last 24 hours.

French Open winner and World No. 1 Ash Barty said she will not be playing the US Open or Cincinnati, citing Coronavirus fears.

“My team and I have decided that we won’t be travelling to the US for the Western and Southern Open and the US Open this year,” she said in a statement.

“I love both events …

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic Among The Cincinnati Masters Entrants, But Who’s Really Playing?

Posted by Staff on July 29th, 2020 @ 11:22 am

The Cincinnati Masters event released the entry list for their re-located event which begins August 20 in New York.

Defending champions Daniil Medvedev and Madison Keys are expected, which isn’t much of a surprise. But the tournament included Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic along with Dominic Thiem and Grigor Dimitrov on the entry list.

Nadal has been practicing on clay and has not committed to going to the U.S. for tennis. …

Andy Murray Mentally Planning For Cincinnati, US Open

Posted by Staff on July 26th, 2020 @ 6:15 pm

While one Grand Slam champion looks doubtful for the US Open, another is planning to play. Andy Murray has stated he is mentally planning on playing the US Open next month. The tournament, which appears to be on schedule, will reportedly officially confirm its staging this Friday.

“Four or five weeks ago, we were pretty sceptical about it,” the 33-year-old Murray told the Guardian during a Battle of …

Simona Halep Out Of Palermo Due To Coronavirus Anxiety

Posted by Staff on July 26th, 2020 @ 6:02 pm

Two weeks after signing up to player. Simona Halep withdrew from the August 3 re-start event in Palermo due to anxiety over the Coronavirus, she announced on twitter.

“Given the recent rise in Covid19 cases in Romania and my anxieties around international air travel at this time, I have made the tough decision to withdraw from Palermo. I want to thank the tournament director and the Italian ministry of health for …

China Tennis Events All Cancelled; WTA Hit Hard, Finals Unlikely

Posted by Staff on July 24th, 2020 @ 12:21 am

The tour events in China were officially cancelled Thursday night, as announced by both tours.

The ATP will not hold their Shanghai Masters this year along with Beijing. But, the WTA was hit hard. The tour which invested heavily in China, lost seven more events in that country including its lucrative year-end finals in Shenzhen.

“We are extremely disappointed that our world-class events in China will not take place this year,” stated …

US Open Reaffirms Intent To Hold Event: “We Are All In”

Posted by Sean Randall on July 21st, 2020 @ 1:10 pm

Following the shuttering of the Washington tennis tournament, the US Open shot down any cancellation rumors stating they are committed to holding the event next month as planned.

“This decision in no way impacts the US Open or the Western & Southern Open,” the USTA said in a statement. “The USTA will create a safe and controlled environment for players and everyone else involved in both tournaments that mitigates …

Washington Event Cancels, But Exo Tennis Sees Success

Posted by Staff on July 21st, 2020 @ 10:21 am

The Washington event officially cancelled for 2020, due to Coronavirus and logistical concerns. The event, which originally was a ATP/WTA tournament, lost its WTA slot to Lexington. And now the ATP tour will not return scheduled on August 14.

In a statement, tournament CEO Mark Ein said, “After months of tireless work by our team and close collaboration with our many stakeholders, we are heartbroken to announce that me must unfortunately …

Rafael Nadal Practicing On Clay, Doubtful For US Open?

Posted by Staff on July 20th, 2020 @ 11:44 am

With the US Open just over a month away, it’s getting close to decision time for many top players, especially those who will have to make travel plans to the U.S.

But Rafael Nadal, who hasn’t committed to attending the Open, is preparing by practicing on clay.

The Spaniard who will have Madrid, Rome and the French consecutively after the US Open, has been on court but on clay, not on hard …

Wimbledon Dumps Their Grass Court Seeding System

Posted by Staff on July 10th, 2020 @ 9:10 pm

Wimbledon’s often-controversial seeding system for the men’s event has officially been scraped, the tournament announced today.

Since the 2002 event, Wimbledon has been using a formula to seed the men’s weighted on recent grass results. Prior to 2002, a committee determined the seedings until a player revolt forced the tournament’s hand.

With the grass season wiped out, using a formula next year could have created some issues among the players.

Now, the tournament …

Wimbledon Announces Prize Money Payout For Players

Posted by Staff on July 10th, 2020 @ 8:59 pm

Thanks to an insurance policy, Wimbledon was able to avoid much in the way of financial distress from missing their 2020 edition. In fact, the tournament is in such good standing that they announced today that they will pay 620 players a portion of what they were scheduled to be awarded.

The $12.6M (USD) will be distributed to all players who would have earned main draw berths in singles, doubles and …

Alexander Zverev Hires David Ferrer For Coaching Role On Trial

Posted by Staff on July 6th, 2020 @ 10:48 am

Alexander Zverev has reportedly hired another “supercoach” tapping the now-retired David Ferrer to join his team on a part-time basis.

Zverev, who already went through Juan Carlos Ferrero and Ivan Lendl, will have the 38-year-old Ferrer visit him for a 15-day trial in Monte Carlo.

Ferrer retired last May in Madrid, losing in his final match to Zverev!

Ferrer was considered to be one of the best fighters on the tour. …

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 …

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.

August 22 – Cincinnati (in NYC)
August 31 – US Open

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

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

September 7 – Istanbul
September 21 – Rome, Strasbourg
September 27 – French Open

TBD – Seoul, Moscow, Linz

Last update: August 9