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January

11
Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Sydney Tennis Classic after testing positive for COVID-19

Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the Sydney Tennis Classic after testing positive for Covid-19, but hoped to be at the Australian Open next week “if all goes well”. Australian Kyrgios had withdrawn from the Melbourne Summer Set ATP tournament last week due to asthma, according to the organizers, and pulled out of his clash with Italian seventh seed Fabio Fognini on Monday. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! “I just want to be open and transparent with everyone, the reason I have had to pull out of Sydney is because I tested […]

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December

27
Andrey Rublev the latest to test positive for COVID after Abu Dhabi exhibition

World No. 5 Andrey Rublev is the fifth player to test positive for COVID-19 after playing at an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi this month. Spaniard Rafael Nadal, Canadian Denis Shapovalov, Switzerland’s Olympic champion Belinda Bencic and Tunisian Ons Jabeur all tested positive after taking part in the event. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! US Open champion Emma Raducanu tested positive in Abu Dhabi before the event and withdrew, while Nadal’s coach Carlos Moya also contracted the novel coronavirus. The 24-year-old Rublev, who beat Andy Murray in the World Tennis Championship final on Dec. 18, confirmed on Twitter he was isolating with minimal symptoms. “I am currently […]

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December

08
Djokovic named in Serbia’s ATP Cup squad for Sydney

Novak Djokovic has been named in the Serbian line-up for next January’s ATP Cup team event, raising firm hopes the world No. 1 will play in the Australian Open. Organizers have trumpeted that 18 of the world’s top 20 players will take part in the 16-nation tournament in Sydney from Jan. 1-9, with Djokovic leading the top-seeded Serbians. Djokovic hadn’t publicly committed to defending his Australian Open title at Melbourne Park or revealed his vaccination status, with a mandate that he be double-jabbed to play. While the ATP Cup doesn’t have the same entry criteria, his inclusion for the Open warm-up […]

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November

03
Novak Djokovic shakes off rust with win over Marton Fucsovics at Paris Masters

In his first singles match since missing out on a calendar-year Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic defeated Marton Fucsovics 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Tuesday. No. 1-ranked Djokovic showed signs of rustiness with a couple of unforced errors in the opening game, but he put pressure on his Hungarian opponent with the quality of his service returns, breaking him twice in the first set. The 20-time Grand Slam champion dropped serve with a forehand error to trail 2-1 in the second set. Fucsovics leveled the set score when Djokovic hit a return long. Looking for the best […]

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October

15
Cameron Norrie, Ons Jabeur advance to semifinals at Indian Wells

Cameron Norrie routed 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open and extend the best campaign of his career. Norrie needed just 73 minutes to dismantle Schwartzman, who finally held serve to open the second set, drawing cheers from the small crowd at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, where attendance has been capped at well below capacity because of the coronavirus pandemic. “For my biggest match of my career to play like I did and execute like I did was the biggest thing that I’m most happy with,” Norrie said. No. 12 seed Ons Jabeur advanced to the […]

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September

30
Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic sheds shaky start, tops Maddison Inglis in three sets

Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic overcame 10 double-faults and some first-set frustration to grab 12 of the last 13 games versus qualifier Maddison Inglis on Wednesday and reach the third round of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic. The third-seeded Bencic got past 130th-ranked Inglis 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 at a hard-court tournament that was added to the WTA schedule after the tour swing in Asia was called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. Bencic next faces Tereza Martincova, who eliminated No. 13 seed and French Open semifinalist Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 7-5. In other results Wednesday, No. 1 seed Elina Svitolina defeated Amanda Anisimova 6-4, 6-3, and No. 5 Elena Rybakina defeated Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4, 6-4. […]

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September

23
Andy Murray in fine form as he eases past Vasek Pospisil to reach Moselle Open quarters

Andy Murray saw off Vasek Pospisil in consecutive sets to advance into the quarterfinals at the Moselle Open in Metz on Wednesday. The three-time Grand Slam champion eased to a 6-3, 6-3 triumph, reaching his first ATP Tour quarterfinal this year. Murray, 34, dominated the opening exchanges, nearly breaking Pospisil in the first game of the match before winning four consecutive games to claim the first set. Pospisil looked to recover in the second, breaking Murray to begin the set before holding his serve to take an early 2-0 lead. But Murray rebounded, taking six of the next seven games to achieve a […]

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September

20
Cristian Garin crushed as No. 5 Chile loses to Slovakia in Davis Cup

No. 17-ranked Cristian Garin was crushed in 50 minutes and won only one match to seal seeded Chile’s upset 3-1 loss to Slovakia in Bratislava in the Davis Cup World Group on Saturday. Norbert Gombos, ranked nearly 100 spots lower, also knocked off Nicolas Jarry on Friday on the indoor hardcourt to help advance Slovakia to the Qualifiers for a third consecutive time. Along with No. 5-seeded Chile, No. 6 India and No. 7 Uzbekistan were also defeated in Europe. India, already 2-0 down to Finland in Espoo, was bundled out after the doubles when former world doubles No. 1 Henri Kontinen and Harri Heliovaara beat Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-6 […]

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August

06
Rafael Nadal loses to 50th-ranked Lloyd Harris at Citi Open

The good news for Rafael Nadal was that his painful left foot felt much better Thursday at the Citi Open. The bad news? His debut appearance at the tournament ended after two rough outings. A day after needing three sets and more than three hours to get by at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open, Nadal was eliminated 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 under the lights by 50th-ranked Lloyd Harris of South Africa. “I need to keep working,” Nadal said. He is a 20-time Grand Slam champion. Harris has only once made it as far as the third round at a major. “All the credit […]

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July

30
Novak Djokovic dominates Kei Nishikori, reaches medal rounds in Tokyo

Kei Nishikori thought he was playing well. Then he played Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb never gave Nishikori an opportunity in a 6-2, 6-0 rout of the home favorite from Japan to reach the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. “He was defending amazing today — everything deep — and I was trying to stay with him but I couldn’t,” Nishikori said. “I thought I was playing OK but my serving was bad today and he was attacking every [time].” The dominant performance advanced Djokovic into the medal rounds and — more importantly — moved him one […]

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