Novak Djokovic’s father believes tennis still needs Nadal

Madrid, March 15 : Srdjan Djokovic, father of Serbian star Novak Djokovic, has said “tennis still needs” Rafael Nadal, hoping that the Spanish icon can play “another two or three years” at a high level. “Tennis still needs Nadal; he needs to come back,” Srdjan said in an interview with Newsweek magazine on Monday. “I […]

Nadal plans to sue over doping accusation

Indian Wells, March 14 : Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal plans to sue an ex-French government minister who alleged his seven-month absence in 2012 was “probably due to a positive doping test”. The comments were made by France’s former Minister for Health and Sport Roselyne Bachelot who was in the chair from 2007 until 2010 […]

Djokovic advances after Fratangelo scare

Indian Wells, March 14 : World No.1 Novak Djokovic has qualified for the third round of the Indian Wells tennis tournament after a hard-fought 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 win against the 149-ranked American Bjorn Fratangelo. Djokovic, who is looking to become the first player to win the tournament five times, survived an unexpected challenge from the […]

Murray advances, Muguruza falls at Indian Wells

Indian Wells, March 13 : British tennis star Andy Murray beat Spain’s Marcel Granollers to advance to the third round of Indian Wells 6-4, 7-6 (7-3). “It was very different conditions to what I have been practicing and playing in in the past five weeks, against a tough, unorthodox player,” Murray told Efe after his […]

Nadal represents the ideal of what a sportsman should be: Enrique

Barcelona, March 11 : Catalan football giants Barcelona’s head coach Luis Enrique on Friday praised Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal who is accused of doping, and said that the Spanish champion represents “the ideal of what a sportsman should be”. “I have more chances of doping to train than Nadal,” said the Barcelona coach in […]

Spanish Olympic Committee supports Nadal on doping accusation

Madrid, March 11 : The Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) on Friday supported Rafael Nadal following the “unfortunate and unjustified” doping accusations by French former sports minister Roselyne Bachelot. Bachelot said during a talk show that the Spanish player had faked a knee injury in 2012 to conceal a doping ban. Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam […]