Djokovic stunned by Greek teen Tsitsipas in Toronto

By Frank Pingue TORONTO, Aug 10 : Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas secured the biggest win of his career when he sent Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic packing in the third round of the Rogers Cup with a stunning 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 win on Thursday. Top seed Rafa Nadal battled past Swiss wild card Stan Wawrinka 7-5 […]

Chinese tennis player temporarily banned over Wimbledon ‘coercion’

London, Aug 9 : Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has been banned for six months and was fined $10,000 for breaking tennis anti-corruption rules before Wimbledon 2017. Former doubles world number one Peng tried to change her women’s doubles partner after the sign-in deadline, the BBC reported. The Tennis Integrity Unit said on Wednesday that […]

Nadal routs Paire to reach third round in Toronto

By Frank Pingue TORONTO, Aug 9 : Rafael Nadal was made to wait before his second-round Rogers Cup match due to several rain delays but did his part to put the schedule back on track with a speedy 6-2 6-3 win over Frenchman Benoit Paire on Wednesday. World number one Nadal, who kicked off the […]

Peng handed six-month ban for breaching anti-corruption rules

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, Aug 9 : Former Wimbledon doubles champion Peng Shuai’s season was all but over on Wednesday after she was handed a six-month ban and a $10,000 fine for breaching the sport’s anti-corruption code by attempting to change her doubles partner after sign-in deadline. China’s Peng, who triumphed at Wimbledon in 2013 […]

Djokovic wins opener in Rogers Cup

Toronto, Aug 8 : Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has gotten off to a solid start in the North American summer hard-court season, defeating Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Mirza Basic 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) in the first round of the Rogers Cup here. Also on Tuesday, a pair of top-10 players — Bulgarian No. 5 seed Grigor […]

ATP begins bid process for Tour Finals host city post-2020

By Martyn Herman LONDON, Aug 8 : Men’s governing tennis body the ATP has announced the opening of a tender process for hosting its season-ending showpiece tournament after a decade in London. Currently called the ATP Finals, it consists of the top eight singles players and doubles duos and has been staged at London’s O2 […]