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  • Bob Ryland, First African-American Pro, Dies Aged 100 6. August 2020
    Robert 'Bob' Ryland, the first African-American pro tennis player and a coach to future trailblazing generations of global stars including Arthur Ashe, Venus and Serena Williams, passed away on Monday aged 100. His parents, Irishman Robert Sr., and mother, Gussie, who died of tuberculosis when Ryland was aged two, were forced to move from Alabama […]
  • Murray Highlights US Open Wild Cards 6. August 2020
    Andy Murray, the former World No. 1 and 2012 US Open champion, headlines the wild cards for the US Open, the USTA announced Thursday. The 33-year-old, who is No. 129 in the FedEx ATP Rankings as he continues his recovery from hip surgery, will compete in Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2018. The […]
  • Flashback: Del Potro's Washington Hat Trick 6. August 2020
    Juan Martin del Potro always brings his best tennis to the North American hard-court swing and the Citi Open has become the most successful hunting ground of his career. The Argentine prevailed in three of his five appearances in Washington, D.C., (2008-2009, 2013) enabling him to rack up a 15-match run at this event before […]
  • Yevgeny Kafelnikov: The Man Who Sparked Tennis' Russian Revolution 6. August 2020
    In the latest profile on the 26 players to rise to No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, ATPTour.com looks back on the career of Yevgeny Kafelnikov. View Full List First week at No. 1: 3 May 1999 Total weeks at No. 1: 6 At World No. 1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov overtook Pete Sampras to become […]
  • For Daniil, Depth Is A Diamond 6. August 2020
    It’s easy to be mesmerised by Daniil Medvedev’s unorthodox groundstrokes. To better wrap your head around what makes the 6’6” Russian so potent from the back of the court, don’t focus on his flailing follow-throughs. Keep your eye on the ball as it travels like a laser beam to the other side of the court, […]
  • Gilles Simon Says Time Off Will Benefit This Group Of Players… 5. August 2020
    Which players will be best equipped to start strong when the five-month Tour suspension ends later this month? I think this period is the best for middle-aged players, guys between 25 and 30. I believe they already have experience on the ATP Tour and it’s the right moment for them to improve their game and […]
  • Is Shapovalov Returning To The Rap Game? 5. August 2020
    Is #NextGenATP star Denis Shapovalov making a return to the rap game? Judging by the 21-year-old’s social media activity, he is. The Canadian recently started a new Instagram account (@shapo.music), where he posted the teaser of a song called ‘Night Train’.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Shapo (@shapo.music) on […]
  • US Open Reveals 2020 Prize Money Distribution 5. August 2020
    The USTA today announced that the US Open will offer $53.4 million in total player compensation in 2020 – nearly 95 per cent of its total from 2019 – with $7.6 million dedicated toward player relief from the COVID-19 pandemic. The USTA, ATP and WTA Tours worked collaboratively to build a payment structure for the […]
  • Are You Not Entertained?! Kyrgios' Tips & Deliveries In Washington 5. August 2020
    There’s never a dull moment when Nick Kyrgios is playing, but arguably the most event-filled week of his career took place during last year’s title run at the Citi Open. The Aussie saved a match point in his semi-final victory against Stefanos Tsitsipas and overcame back spasms to defeat Daniil Medvedev for his second ATP […]
  • Sinner Headlines Strong Cincinnati Qualifying Field 4. August 2020
    Jannik Sinner will be among a trio of #NextGenATP stars competing in the Western & Southern Open qualifying draw later this month. The reigning Next Gen ATP Finals champion will make his second ATP Masters 1000 appearance, following his debut at the level at last year’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Sinner will be joined […]

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  • Nadal withdraws from US Open: 'I have decided to follow my heart' 4. August 2020
    Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the US Open after announcing his withdrawal from the tournament due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic."After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open," the Spanish tennis star told his followers on Twitter on Tuesday."The situation is very complicated worldwide, the […]
  • ATP cancels 2020 Citi Open 21. Juli 2020
    The 2020 tennis calendar has taken its latest hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the ATP confirming Tuesday that the 2020 Citi Open has been canceled.Scheduled to start Aug. 13 in Washington, D.C., the Citi Open was originally set to mark the return of the ATP Tour following the suspension of play in March."It's […]
  • Beloved comedies highlight Part 4 4. Juli 2020
    theScore is counting down the 100 best fictional characters in sports movie history, with a new post every weekday until July 3.100-91 | 90-81 | 80-71 | 70-61 | 60-5150-41 | 40-31 | 30-21 | 20-11 | 10-170. Charles Jefferson"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982)In his youth, Oscar winner Forest Whitaker portrayed Jefferson, a football […]
  • French Open 2020: Up to 60% capacity allowed at Roland Garros 2. Juli 2020
    French Open organizers announced up to 60% of the usual capacity will be permitted inside the Roland Garros grounds for the rescheduled 2020 tournament, according to Reuters.French federation chief Bernard Giudicelli said at a news conference Thursday that a maximum of four spectators could sit together with an empty seat between groups during matches on […]
  • Djokovic, wife test negative for coronavirus 2. Juli 2020
    Ten days after announcing they had contracted the coronavirus, Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena are in the clear, his media team said in a statement The Associated Press obtained."Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena are negative for COVID-19. That was shown by the results of the PCR tests that both had in Belgrade," the […]
  • There's no need to pretend sports will save us all right now 1. Juli 2020
    The trials and tribulations of the sporting world over the past few months can be bookended fairly neatly by two incidents. The first helped trigger the shutdown of pro sports, and the second demonstrated the folly of trying to bring them back as we once knew them. On March 11, two days after he made […]
  • Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19 after Adria Tour involvement 23. Juni 2020
    Novak Djokovic is the latest tennis player to test positive for COVID-19 after organizing and taking part in the Adria Tour.The heavily criticized exhibition series featured full crowds in Serbia and Croatia and did not implement any physical distancing protocols.The world No. 1, who has defended staging the tournament amid a pandemic, is the fourth […]
  • Kyrgios slams Djokovic's 'boneheaded' tour after positive COVID-19 tests 22. Juni 2020
    Nick Kyrgios has called it a "boneheaded decision" to go ahead with the Adria Tour, a series of exhibition events organized by Novak Djokovic, after Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric both tested positive for the coronavirus.World No. 19 Dimitrov withdrew from the Adria Tour on Saturday following defeat to Coric in Zadar, Croatia. Coric played […]

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  • New, Strict Protocols for US Open-Cincy Bubble Released 5. August 2020
    The US Open is doing everything it can to assure the tournament isn't sabotaged by a Covid-19 outbreak. The US Open has sent an update to its health and safety protocols and highlighted the importance of maintaining a strict bubble throughout the Western and Southern Open and US Open. Rules are strict for players that […]
  • US Open Prize Money Figures: First-Round Gets a Raise 5. August 2020
    Today the US Open announced its prize money for the 2020 event. The US Open has announced its prize money payout for 2020, including a five percent raise for first-round participants. Also of note is the fact that the champions will take home $850,000 less this year. 💰 $53.4M in player compensation 💰 $7.6M dedicated […]
  • Players: US Open Must Enforce Safety Protocol 4. August 2020
    Former No. 1 Andy Murray is one of several players calling for repercussions for those who violate safety bubble. The US Open must create a strict safety bubble—and enforce it with stiff penalties against violators, say some players. Pointing to the fact some NBA players have broken the league's safety bubble in Orlando, Florida, former […]
  • Ostapenko Opts Out of US Open 4. August 2020
    Jelena Ostapenko won't be taking the trip to New York. The US Open is scheduled to start on August 31st. At least two recent Roland Garros champions won't be taking the trip to New York. More: Yastremska Drops Dance Music Jelena Ostapenko told the Latvian media she will opt out of the US Open due […]
  • After Sparkling Debut, Donna Vekic is Just Happy She Remembered How to Play 4. August 2020
    The Croatian dropped just three games in her first match at Palermo “It’s a huge relief,” Donna Vekic tells reporters after winning her first match at the Palermo Ladies Open in two simple sets. The Croatian, who parted ways with coach Torben Beltz at the end of last month, is clearly in a good headspace […]
  • Yastremska Drops New Dance Track 3. August 2020
    Dancing days are here for Dayana Yastremska. The WTA slid back into action on the red clay of Palermo today. Dayana Yastremska rocked her return before striking a shot. More: Zverev Confirms Coach Ferrer The world No. 25 dropped a new dance track on social media. The song titled "Favorite Track" features Yastremska singing over […]
  • Zverev Confirms Coaching Partnership With Ferrer 3. August 2020
    David Ferrer has passed the test. David Ferrer has passed the test. Alexander Zverev confirmed he has hired former world No. 3 Ferrer as his new coach. Watch: Federer's Rooftop Rally The pair had been working together on a trial basis in recent weeks. Zverev, who split with Hall of Famer Ivan Lendl last season, […]
  • Player Tests Positive at WTA Palermo - Tournament Continues 1. August 2020
    A positive results has been recorded in Palermo, from a player who has not yet been named. Main draw action has yet to start at the Palermo Open, but already there has been a positive Covid-19 test. #WTA statement on player testing positive for COVID-19 at the 31st Palermo Ladies Open: A player has tested […]
  • Watch: Federer Joins Vittoria and Carola for Rooftop Rally and Pasta in Liguria 31. Juli 2020
    The two girls who took tennis to another level in April are joined by a ringer from Switzerland. In April a video of two Italian girls playing tennis across rooftops in southern Italy warmed the hearts of many and instantly went viral on social. I admit that at first, I glanced over it – so […]
  • Palermo Practices Safety Protocol 31. Juli 2020
    The WTA resumes in Palermo, Italy next week. Is it safe? Palermo will be the center of the tennis universe next week. The WTA Tour resumes at the Palermo Ladies Open starting Monday. Murray: More Top Players Will Withdraw From US Open Will it be safe? Wimbledon winner Simona Halep, Johanna Konta and Anastasija Sevastova […]