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
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
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
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
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
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
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
10:59 AM ET In a town in northern Germany, far from TV cameras and the media glare, Sumit Nagal became the first Indian to win an international tournament in the Covid era. He should have been hundreds of miles away, preparing for Wimbledon; instead, he was holding aloft the winner’s trophy in the PSD Bank
4:59 AM ET Outgoing Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis has said it will be “impossible” to secure pandemic insurance for the tournament next year. The tournament was cancelled in April for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus pandemic. 2 Related Wimbledon was one of the few tournaments to have pandemic
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
11:03 AM ET Andy Murray has withdrawn from his third-place playoff match against Cameron Norrie in the Battle of the Brits exhibition tournament, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said on Sunday. Former world No. 1 Murray returned to action following a seven-month injury layoff at the charity event organised by his brother Jamie this week.
3:56 PM ET Three-times Grand Slam champion Andy Murray said on Saturday the ATP’s revised calendar, which includes seven tournaments in as many weeks, is not safe for players, who will be forced to skip major events due to the crammed schedule. The ATP tour, which was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic,
11:51 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Tunisian tennis player Majed Kilani has been banned from professional tennis for seven years after the sport’s anti-corruption body concluded he conspired to fix matches in 2016. Kilani was also fined $7,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit on Friday. The TIU investigation “established that Mr. Kilani conspired with
9:38 AM ET Associated Press The Davis Cup men’s tennis competition has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will pick up again in 2021. Matches were scheduled for this September and the Davis Cup finals were set for November in Madrid. Now the World Group I and World Group II preliminary
Jun 26, 2020 Associated Press This year’s Fed Cup finals have been rescheduled for 2021 because of “challenges” related to the coronavirus pandemic. The International Tennis Federation said the women’s team competition will take place April 13-18 in Budapest, Hungary. The 2020 event was originally scheduled for April but was postponed because of the pandemic.
7:44 AM ET Associated Press Tennis great Goran Ivanisevic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The former Wimbledon champion coaches top-ranked Novak Djokovic and was at the recent Adria Tour exhibition series in Serbia and Croatia. Djokovic and three other players have also tested positive for the virus after playing in the events.
2:44 PM ET Associated Press Venus Williams has signed up to play World TeamTennis for the 15th time, the league announced Thursday. She will be a member of the Washington Kastles, one of nine teams that will gather at a resort in West Virginia for a three-week season starting July 12. Matches normally are played
6:57 AM ET World no. 3 Dominic Thiem is “extremely sorry” for the way players conducted themselves at Novak Djokovic‘s Adria Tour exhibition event after which four players tested positive for coronavirus, the Austrian said on Thursday. Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki tested positive after playing in the charity tournament in Serbia