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Rafael Nadal ends year as number one for fifth time

Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the year-end world number one for the fifth time after the ATP released its season-closing rankings on Monday.
The next generation of youngsters made their mark at the Shanghai Masters as Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev knocked out former champions Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer respectively, booking their semi-final spots on Friday.

Roger Federer withdraws from Paris Masters

World number three Roger Federer announced on Monday that he was withdrawing from this week’s Paris Masters in order to “pace” himself for the next year.
Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates her win over Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during their semi-finals women’s Singles match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Don EMMERT / AFP) /

US Open: Bianca Andreescu can handle Serena Williams challenge – coach

Sylvain Bruneau, the coach of US Open finalist Bianca Andreescu, believes the Canadian teenager is fully equipped for Saturday’s showdown with Serena Williams despite calling it the hardest assignment in women’s tennis.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal into US Open semis

Rafael Nadal will play Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the US Open semi-finals after the 18-time Grand Slam champion defeated Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2.
Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Yoan Valat-EPA

Ashleigh Barty into US Open third round

Reigning French Open champion Ashleigh Barty progressed to round three of the US Open on Wednesday with a 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) victory over 73rd-ranked American Lauren Davis.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams faces Maria Sharapova in US Open first round

It will be a blockbuster of a match as Serena Williams begins her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam victory against long-time rival Maria Sharapova in the US Open women’s singles draw unveiled Thursday.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer wary of fresher, stronger Kei Nishikori

Roger Federer believes his Wimbledon quarter-final opponent Kei Nishikori is ready to challenge for Grand Slams after the Japanese number one seems to have found a way to reach the latter stages without getting tangled up in marathon matches.
Angelique Kerber

Wimbledon: Angelique Kerber wary of Serena Williams shadow

There are seven Grand Slam winners in defending champion Angelique Kerber’s quarter of the draw at Wimbledon this year but the German admits she is only conscious of one particular minefield — Serena Williams.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal primed to tighten Wimbledon grip

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are set to tighten their private stranglehold on Wimbledon as rivals struggle to keep afloat as they bid to dethrone the sport’s A-list stars.
Dominic Thiem has claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title with a thrilling victory over Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open. PA

Dominic Thiem offers Serena Williams doubles match after Roland Garros row

Austrian tennis ace Dominic Thiem on Tuesday offered Serena Williams a mixed doubles jaunt in an attempt to put their French Open press room dispute behind them.
Rafael Nadal adds to his rich French Open history.

Rafael Nadal: I’m not obsessed about Roger Federer’s record

Rafael Nadal took sole ownership of one record when he claimed a 12th French Open on Sunday, but says matching Roger Federer’s 20 Grand Slams haul will not become an obsession.
Rafael Nadal celebrates with his 12th Roland Garros trophy.

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 12th French Open title

Rafael Nadal now has a dozen French Open titles after he crushed Dominic Thiem 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 in Sunday’s final at Roland Garros.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic blasts ‘worst’ ever conditions after Paris exit

Novak Djokovic said his shock Roland Garros defeat to Dominic Thiem, which ended his dream of becoming just the second man in history to hold all Grand Slam titles at the same time twice, was played out in “hurricane conditions”.
Rafael Nadal adds to his rich French Open history.

Rafael Nadal too tough for Roger Federer, reaches 12th French Open final

Before this French Open semi-final match-up between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, it had been all about the dizzying numbers and statistics.
Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Yoan Valat-EPA

Ashleigh Barty, Marketa Vondrousova to meet in Roland Garros final

Ashleigh Barty reached her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros on Friday, coming back from a set and 0-3 down to defeat 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3 in a rollercoaster semi-final.
Steve Simon was critical of the move to kick women’s matches off Chatrier (Picture- Getty Images)

WTA slams Roland Garros as women semi-finalists denied centre court

Is it sexism? Women’s Tennis Association boss Steve Simon is wondering why French Open organizers have scheduled both of the women’s semi-finals away from centre court, while the men are allowed to play there.
Johanna Konta

Billie Jean King: Johanna Konta playing better than ever

American tennis great Billie Jean King said on Wednesday she thinks Johanna Konta is playing “the best” she has in her career so far.
Top seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic reaches 10th successive French Open quarter-final

Top seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.

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