Tennis

It’s springtime in Paris so that can only mean one thing: The French Open is upon us! The start of the season has been eventful, to say the least. With Novak Djokovic‘s deportation from Australia, Rafael Nadal‘s record-breaking 21st Slam victory, world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty‘s shocking retirement and the rise of young superstars Iga
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has continued to speak with Olympic officials since the Beijing Winter Games and wants to visit Europe soon, IOC president Thomas Bach said Friday. The fallout from Peng’s allegations in November of being sexually assaulted by a Chinese Communist Party official complicated matters for Olympic organizers. Her
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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz all were placed in the same half of the French Open men’s bracket during Thursday’s draw for the clay-court Grand Slam. Djokovic, who is the defending champion and seeded No. 1, could meet 13-time champion Nadal in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. Djokovic beat Nadal in the semifinals
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GENEVA — Watching the recent news from Ukraine is “very upsetting,” No. 2-ranked tennis player Daniil Medvedev said Sunday of the war that led Wimbledon organizers to ban him and other Russians from their tournament. The U.S. Open champion spoke at the Geneva Open where he returns to action after a five-week absence from the
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ROME — It was just the type of scrambling, wear-down-the-opponent mentality and shot-making that took Novak Djokovic to within one match of a calendar-year Grand Slam in 2021. A spectacle that was missing for so much of this year when Djokovic didn’t play because he wasn’t vaccinated against the coronavirus. The top-ranked Djokovic brought the
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