Tennis

10:06 AM ET Three of the top four players from Spain will be headlining the UTR Pro Series-Spain, a three-event series that will be played on successive weekends beginning Saturday in Barcelona. Conspicuous in his absence: ATP No. 2 ranked Rafael Nadal, who has not taken part in any of the growing number of “reopening”
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9:21 AM ET Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has slammed Dominic Thiem for defending players who competed at the ill-fated Adria Tour and subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus. Kyrgios has repeatedly criticised organisers and players at the abandoned event in the Balkans, where Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive for
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10:31 AM ET The DraftKings All-American Team Cup, the first pro tennis event in the U.S. to take place before paying spectators, ended Sunday at a tennis and fitness center in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. It was rocked Friday night when Frances Tiafoe, the popular captain of the young “Stars” team, tested positive for the coronavirus,
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4:23 PM ET On Monday, the ATP announced the revisions it is making in the rankings system due to the lengthy suspension of official tournament play caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The tour’s ranking system has been in place with no comparably major modifications since the rankings were first published in 1973. “In anticipation of
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1:56 PM ET Associated Press Frances Tiafoe will not play in the World TeamTennis season after testing positive for the coronavirus. The American was playing in a weekend tournament in Atlanta and was tested after feeling symptoms during his match on Friday. He withdrew from the event the following day and said he was following
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11:03 AM ET Associated Press ZURICH — Roger Federer is already focusing on the 2021 season, including the postponed Tokyo Olympics, as he recovers from two knee surgeries. Federer said Monday he is not yet able to play top-level tennis but he is on the mend. “I feel much better again,” Federer said when taking
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11:19 AM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament. Tiafoe was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday in the weekend tournament involving eight top American men’s players at Life Time Fitness in Peachtree Corners. The event is allowing a
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10:50 AM ET Up to 60% of the usual attendance capacity will be allowed inside the Roland Garros grounds for the 2020 edition of the French Open amid the coronavirus crisis, organisers said on Thursday. French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli told a news conference that on the main courts, a maximum of four people
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8:46 AM ET Wimbledon has began donating 200 portions of strawberries per day to front line NHS workers in London for what should have been The Champions Fortnight, the All England Club announced on Thursday. The club says more than 26,000 strawberries that would have been used for Wimbledon, which was due to start on
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7:48 AM ET Associated Press BELGRADE, Serbia — Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested negative for the coronavirus, his media team said Thursday, 10 days after announcing they had contracted the disease. The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia amid the
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3:10 PM ET The USTA is sticking to its plan to play the US Open without fans in attendance, but if the coronavirus pandemic remains under control, the tournament could allow a limited number of spectators who have served as front-line workers and first responders during the peak of the pandemic. “If New York is
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2:19 PM ET Associated Press BERLIN — Up to 800 spectators per day will be allowed at a tennis exhibition in Berlin in mid-July, even after four players tested positive for the coronavirus after playing in a similar event fronted by Novak Djokovic. Organizers of two tournaments in Berlin said Tuesday the city health authorities
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8:10 AM ET Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker traded insults on social media on Tuesday following the Australian’s criticism of Alexander Zverev after a video appeared to show the German dancing in a crowded club despite the coronavirus pandemic. The video was posted on Instagram by German designer Philipp Plein and later deleted. There was
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6:38 AM ET Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has defended his Serbian compatriot Novak Djokovic for hosting the ill-fated Adria Tour where a number of players, including the world No. 1, tested positive for the coronavirus. Djokovic was criticised for hosting the tennis tournament amid a pandemic after his coach Goran Ivanisevic and players Grigor
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11:42 PM ET Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has blasted Alexander Zverev and the tennis world after videos emerged of the German player partying while he was supposedly self-isolating. Zverev voluntarily went into self-isolatation after several tennis players tested positive for COVID-19 after taking part in Novak Djokovic‘s ill-fated Adria Tennis event last week. Zverev
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