Rafael Nadal wins 2020 French Open to claim 20 Grand Slam singles titles

RAFAEL Nadal won the 2020 French Open on Sunday, tying him with Roger Federer for 20 Grand Slam singles titles, the most all-time on the men’s list. And Nadal did…

French Open Final: Djokovic versus Nadal this Sunday

TOP seed Novak Djokovic withstood a gutsy fightback from Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up a French Open final against long-time rival Rafael Nadal on Sunday. Djokovic, 33,…

Nadal faces tough path to French final, Wawrinka takes on Murray in round one

By Reuters PARIS: Rafael Nadal, who is seeking a record-extending 13th French Open title and a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam singles crown, was handed a relatively tough path to this…

Djokovic claims first victory since being defaulted at US Open

Novak Djokovic has returned to his winning ways with victory at the Italian Open in Rome since being defaulted from the US Open. Djokovic defeated Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 in…

Nadal crashes out, Djokovic battles into Italian Open semis

By AFP Clay court king Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open on Saturday, falling to a straight sets defeat to Argentine Diego Schwartzman in a tournament the Spaniard…

Serena Williams returns with a win

SERENA Williams came back from the brink to start her first tournament in 6 months with a win against Bernarda Pera. Williams overcame fellow American Bernarda Pera 4-6 6-4 6-1…

Pro tennis bounces back with New Zealand tournament

NEW ZEALAND Tennis said Monday it was set to host the southern hemisphere’s first professional tournament since the COVID-19 shutdown. The men’s Premier League tournament in Auckland next month will…

WTA pros take the court in Florida mini-tournament

AMERICANS Alison Riske and Danielle Collins and Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic were among the winners Friday on the opening day of a women’s tennis mini-tournament in Florida that offered pros a…

Cancel French Open rather than play without spectators: Leconte

HENRI Leconte says the French Open should be cancelled if it is impossible to have spectators at the claycourt Grand Slam event. “I think there is just no interest in…

‘A lot of regrets’ – tennis star Osaka says shyness is holding her back

Former world number one Naomi Osaka has admitted having “a lot of regrets” and said she’s soul-searching during the coronavirus lockdown for ways to become more assertive. The 22-year-old Japanese,…