Tennis

Grigor Dimitrov Wins in London

Stay here for live results and analysis for all tennis tournaments. Complete scores and schedule. Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov became the first man for 19 years to win the ATP Finals on his debut appearance with victory over Belgian David Goffin. The sixth seed Dimitrov, 26, claimed the biggest title of his career as he won 7-5 4-6 6-3 at the O2 Arena in London. The Bulgarian collected a sizable cheque of £1.9m in prize money for coming on top through the tournament as he went unbeaten in five matches across the group stage, semi-finals and final. He will now end the year as World No. 3, with Goffin up to seventh. “I’m still trying to think about what I just did,” said Dimitrov, who follows in the footsteps of Spain’s Alex Corretja, who won the season-ending tit...

Rafael Nadal’s Season Ends in Defeat

Stay here for live results and analysis for all tennis tournaments. Complete scores and schedule. World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the ATP Finals. He brought his season to a pre-mature end after defeat by Belgian seventh seed David Goffin in his opening round match. Nadal fought hard before losing 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4. Before the tournament he told reporters that his knee was “not perfect” and described it as a “miracle” that he took Goffin to three sets over two-and-a-half hours. “I am off and the season is finished. I am really not ready to play,” he said. “I really fought a lot during the match knowing probably it was a big chance that it would be the last match of the season. It’s about the pain and I world cannot hold with e...

Murray Hopes to Return in January

Stay here for live results and analysis for all tennis tournaments. Complete scores and schedule. Britain’s Andy Murray hopes to make his competitive return in Brisbane in January following a hip injury, but on one condition – only if he is 100% fit. The British No. 1 lost 6-3 3-6 10-6 to world No. 2 Roger Federer as part of a charity event in Glasgow on Tuesday. It was the first time Murray, 30, had played in public since he lost to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon in July. “I am in a significantly better place than at the end of Wimbledon and in the build-up to the US Open” said Murray. Murray, who has now slipped to 16th in the latest world rankings, said he was confident of getting back to full fitness, but admitted that it could take time for him to find his best form. However, fo...

Nadal To End the Year as World No. 1

Stay here for live results and analysis for all tennis tournaments. Complete scores and schedule. Rafael Nadal secured his year-end No. 1 ATP ranking by winning his opening match at the Paris Masters on Wednesday. The Spaniard, who has risen from ninth at the start of the year via French and US Open victories, advanced 7-5 6-3 in one hour and 48 minutes. “The most important moment of the year was the clay-court season and winning a 10th Roland Garros title here”, he told the crowd with his on-court interview. The 16-time Grand Slam champion is the oldest man to finish a season at the top of the rankings at the age of 31, having previously achieved the feat in 2008, 2010 and 2013. However, he did not have it all his own way in a see-sawing first set in which he and Chung exchanged two break...

Djokovic is Set to Return!

Stay here for live results and analysis for all tennis tournaments. Complete scores and schedule. Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic is set to play his first match since Wimbledon at the World Tennis Championship this coming December. The World No.7, whose season was ended early with an elbow injury, is due to play at the Abu Dhabi exhibition event from the 28th to the 30th December. 2017 hasn’t been a great year for the Serb, as he lost in the second round of the Australian Open in 2017, and failed to go beyond the quarter-finals at the French Open and Wimbledon. Another man that is set to return to action is the French Open finalist, Stan Wawrinka. The Swiss World No.9 ended his season in August because of a knee injury. The Abu Dhabi event is held two weeks before the start ...

Konta’s Season Finishes on a Sour Note!

Stay here for live results and analysis for all tennis tournaments. Complete scores and schedule. “Briton splits from coach and will not play again this season”. That’s the headline that greeted most of the Tennis world on Wednesday evening as the British number one has parted ways with her coach, Wim Fissette, after less than a year together and will not play again this season. The 26-year-old, who has called an early end to her season due to a foot injury, did not qualify for this month’s WTA Finals in Singapore and will not play in the WTA Elite Trophy the week after that. The world No.10 has amicably split from her coach Wim Fissette but will carry on working with the rest of her team. “After careful thought and discussion, Wim and I have mutually decided to end our working...

So, What’s Happening in The World of Tennis?

Stay here for live results and analysis for all tennis tournaments. Complete scores and schedule. Fabio Fognini fined for outburst Fabio Fognini has been fined $96,000 and given a suspended Grand Slam ban after abusing an umpire at the US Open in September. A statement from Fognini’s agent read “Fognini accepts and will not appeal this decision and he has expressed remorse for his admitted misconduct. He has confidence that he will meet the conditions necessary to reduce his financial penalty and to lift his Grand Slam tournament suspensions in the future”. Fognini’s fine will be halved and he will not be banned from the US Open or the following Grand Slam if he does not commit another offence within the specified time period. The Italian used insulting language towards umpire,...

What’s Been Happening In The World Of Tennis

Stay here for live results and analysis for all tennis tournaments. Complete scores and schedule. Nadal survives a scare Making his first appearance since last month’s US Open win, world No. 1 Rafael Nadal saved two match points as he came from a set down to beat Lucas Pouille of France in the first round of the China Open. The Spaniard found himself 4-6 down in the second set tie-break before winning four points on the bounce. Nadal, 31, then converted his first and only break point in the final set to win 4-6 7-6 (8-6) 7-5. The reigning US Open champions admitted to been a bit ring rusty but praised the work of this opponent. “I am very, very happy to be through,” said Nadal. “He played well, I think, very aggressive. He’s serving well. For me it was a littl...

Laver Cup 2017

Stay here for live results and analysis for all tennis tournaments. Complete scores and schedule. THE INAUGURAL LAVER CUP The 2017 Laver Cup was the first edition of the Laver Cup, a men’s tennis tournament which saw a team from Europe compete against a team from the rest of the world. It was held at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic from 22nd until 24th September. The European team was made up of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Marin Čilić, Dominic Thiem and Tomáš Berdych; a quite formidable line-up. The rest of the world team boasted the likes of Nick Kyrgios, John Isner, Jack Sock, Sam Querrey, Frances Tiafoe, and Denis Shapovalov with Milos Raonic and Juan Martin Del Potro pulling out as they we were initially in the six players chosen. Former professionals an...

Belgium to play France in this year’s Davis Cup final

Stay here for live results and analysis for all tennis tournaments. Complete scores and schedule. After a thrilling comeback victory, Belgium will face nine-time champions France in this year’s Davis Cup final. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was the hero for France as he booked his sides place in this year’s Davis Cup final by helping them beat Serbia in Lille. The French number one was able to rally from a losing position to beat Dusan Lajovic 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(5), 6-2, to claim his 20th singles victory in his Davis Cup career. Underdogs Serbia threatened to cause an upset Earlier in the contest, Lajovic had shocked Lucas Pouille to give underdogs Serbia, who were without Novak Djokovic, the lead in the opening tie. However, he could not repeat the upset to beat Tsonga, who had levelled the fixture earli...

The Tennis Equality Row Rumbles on!

Stay here for live results and analysis for all tennis tournaments. Complete scores and schedule. Do men always get the upper hand in sporting deals? The battle for equal rights for men and women is an age old battle. Whether it is in politics, sport or daily working life, it is a constant struggle. Men always seem to get the upper hand when it comes to sporting deals, T.V deals and sponsorship deals. When the issue is brought up in sport, many “experts” tend to wade in and tennis is no different. Earlier this year, 7-time Grand Slam champion, John McEnroe commented on the quality of one of the all-time greats, Serena Williams. The American said “she would struggle to break into the top 700 if she competed on the men’s tour.” Williams, the 23-times Gland Slam title winner, said these comme...

Sweet 16th For Super Rafa

Stay here for live results and analysis for all tennis tournaments. Complete scores and schedule. Love for the game A near flawless display for Rafa Nadal saw the Spaniard win his 16th Grand Slam title with a straight sets win over South African, Kevin Anderson. It is the first time since 2013 that Nadal has won two Slams in a year, following his win at Roland Garros in June. Nadal puts this success down to his resurging love for the game. Despite his age, the Manacor native says he is as passionate as ever about his beloved sport. “I am 31, I’m not 25, but I still have the passion and the love for the game“. His unrelenting drive is clear for all to see as he reals in Roger Federer and his record of 19 Grand Slam titles. Nadal went into the final with a 4-0 record agains...