‘She inspired me’ reveals Norrie on ‘utterly incredible’ Raducanu

Like so many others, the Indian Wells champion was blown away by the achievement of Emma Raducanu at this year’s US Open. Ahead of this year’s Indian Wells, Norrie sat at a career-high 26 in the world and was the 21st seed for the Masters 1000 event. He played exceptionally to overcome the field and claim a second title of his career and first at Masters 1000 level. The Brit had never even advanced past the third round of a Masters event. Norrie has since praised the Slam triumph of…

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‘Won’t change the outcome’ – Djokovic urged to reveal vaccination decision

‘It won’t change the outcome’ – Novak Djokovic urged to reveal vaccination decision quickly Todd Woodbridge has urged Novak Djokovic to put any vaccination hesitation to one side to ensure he can play at the Australian Open. In an interview earlier this week, Djokovic refused to disclose his COVID vaccination status before criticising the media for even asking him the question. The Australian government have said tennis players will not be given a visa to enter the country unless they have have vaccinated, putting Djokovic’s potential participation at risk. However,…

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‘Andy Murray is the biggest competitor I know

Frances Tiafoe: ‘Andy Murray is the biggest competitor I know – a true inspiration’ Frances Tiafoe has described Andy Murray as ‘the biggest competitor’ he has ever seen after their epic match in Antwerp. Murray came out on top after nearly four hours – the longest three-set match of the season so far. It was far from routine for the Scotsman, though, with him forced to save two match points before eventually getting over the line. The players embraced after the match and Murray has revealed they discussed the match…

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‘I’m nowhere near my peak’

Taylor Fritz recently reached his first ATP Masters 1000 semi-final at Indian Wells, and believes that he still has far more potential. A southern California native, Fritz overcame top-10 pros Matteo Berrettini and Alexander Zverev en route to the last four of his home Masters event. He eventually fell to Nikoloz Basilashvili, but can be proud of his career-best performance at a Masters event. “I’d like to still improve my serve,” Fritz said following the ATP tournament. “Then have my forehand be even more reliable than it is now, more…

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Sabalenka topples Tomljanovic to move on in Moscow

Aryna Sabalenka returned to the court for the first time since her run to the US Open semi-finals, starting positively in Russia. The Belarusian is the number one seed at the WTA 500 Kremlin Cup. She overcame Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-1. The win comes after Sabalenka was denied a shot at a fifth WTA 1000 title when she was forced to withdraw from Indian Wells due to contracting Covid. The world number two would have been the top seed at the California event as Ashleigh Barty chose…

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WTA teen talent captures first top-10 win in Tenerife

A 19-year-old star has secured the biggest win of her young career by ousting the number one seed at the WTA 250 Tenerife Ladies Open. World number 63 Maria Camila Osorio Serrano rallied from a set down to win over world number six Elina Svitolina. “It was an incredible match,” the Colombian said following the victory. “I still can’t believe I won. “[Svitolina] is a fighter, she is so good. She’s a really great tennis player and I knew it was going to be hard. But yeah, I’m super happy…

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‘I don’t like it’ declares former Slam champ on Raducanu triumph

The surprise US Open triumph of Emma Raducanu highlights shortcomings among the rest of the field according to this former US Open champion. The 18-year-old shocked the tennis world by becoming the first player ever to win a Slam tournament as a qualifier. But 2015 US Open champion Flavia Pennetta believes that it says more about the state of women’s tennis than it does about potential future stars like Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez. “I do not like it,” Pennetta told Corriere della Sera. “What is happening, this strong lack of…

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Emma Raducanu backed to ‘go through a lot of coaches’ in her career

Emma Raducanu wants to take her time in finding the right coach appointment (Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) Emma Raducanu will ‘go through a lot of coaches’ in her career rather than adopt the ‘hiring and firing’ technique some tennis players use. That’s the view of Mark Petchey, who previously coached the 18-year-old between July and December in 2020 and then again from March to April this season. Raducanu parted ways with Andrew Richardson after her stunning US Open triumph in September and is yet to appoint a new permanent coach.…

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‘Djokovic will play’ – ex-ATP coach dismisses Australian Open doubts

Novak Djokovic is certain to play the 2022 Australian Open in pursuit of a 21st Slam title, this former ATP coach is convinced. Australia’s immigration minister recently confirmed that all visitors to the country will require double vaccination. This includes tennis players looking to compete at the first Slam of the new season. Djokovic has not revealed his vaccination status and has himself said he is unsure of whether he will compete in Melbourne. But Roger Rasheed, former coach to two-time slam champion Lleyton Hewitt and former world number three…

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Andy Murray explains ‘rare’ moment after Frances Tiafoe win

Frances Tiafoe and Andy Murray played out an epic best of three sets match in Antwerp (Picture: Getty) Andy Murray and Frances Tiafoe shared a ‘rare’ and special chat together in the locker room about all things tennis following their epic encounter at the European Open in Antwerp. The former world No.1 saved two match points to eventually win 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (10-8) in a match that lasted three hours and 45 minutes. Following the match, the pair shared an embrace at the net as both players lapped…

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