From young rebel to global icon, Federer calls time on tennis

From racquet-smashing enfant terrible with a bad attitude and ill-advised ponytail to universally respected role model and modern icon, Roger Federer has attained almost saintly status. More than 19 years after winning his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003, which set him on the road to being acclaimed as the greatest player of … Read more

Alan Brazil takes aim at Andy Murray over Rangers appearance as tennis star plans Ally McCoist meet up

ALAN BRAZIL has questioned Andy Murray’s Ibrox appearance last week after the tennis star made a cheeky dig towards the talkSPORT host. The two-time Wimbledon champion wished Ally McCoist a happy birthday on the radio before revealing that he hoped to make the Rangers hero out for a meal. But Murray wasn’t so keen on … Read more

Novak Djokovic marks return to tennis with dominating back-to-back wins in Laver Cup

Novak Djokovic made a winning return in the Laver Cup Novak Djokovic made a winning return at the Laver Cup, dispatching Frances Tiafoe 6-1, 6-3 and then partnering Matteo Berrettini past Alex de Minaur/Jack Sock 7-5, 6-2 to give Team Europe an 8-4 lead against Team World in London. The Serbian was competing for the … Read more

‘I’m excited … I’m ready’: Hong Kong tennis star Coleman Wong on joining senior ranks, opening new doors – YP

Coleman Wong Chak-lam was a chubby five-year-old kid when he first held a tennis racket, taking his older sister’s place at her lesson in Victoria Park. “She was sick that day … I filled in for her, so as to not waste it since we already hired the coach,” he recalled. In that hour-long class, … Read more

‘This Has Me Sobbing…’- American Tennis Prodigy Coco Gauff Joins Millions of Fans to Witness History Created by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

The American tennis star, Coco Gauff, has long been inspired by the 20 grand slam title winner, Roger Federer. She has previously stated that she grew up watching the Swiss tennis legend. Gauff even received tennis advice from Federer. However, she was overwhelmed with emotion when Federer announced his decision to retire from tennis. Recently, … Read more

Eugenie Bouchard happy to feel the burn after successful return to tennis

Her first match left her exhausted physically and mentally, but Eugenie Bouchard couldn’t be happier. After a 17-month layoff recovering from right shoulder surgery the native of Westmount, Que., is back playing tennis at the Odlum Brown VanOpen. “The goal of surgery and coming back is to be able to play exactly how I want … Read more

Roger Federer emotional as he bids farewell to professional tennis

Roger Federer lost his final match (John Walton/PA) A tearful Roger Federer paid tribute to his wife Mirka and declared himself “happy and not sad” despite bringing his professional career to an end with defeat in the Laver Cup doubles alongside Rafael Nadal. The 20-time grand-slam champion announced last week he would bow out from … Read more

Emma Raducanu reacts to making first semi-final since US Open as Brit finds form in Korea | Tennis | Sport

Emma Raducanu claims reaching her first semi-final since last year’s US Open is a “nice reward” for her hard work. The British No 1 attracted criticism for her off-court activities and her many sponsorship deals as her form dipped after her New York triumph. But the world No 77 beat Poland’s Magda Linette 6-2, 6-2 … Read more

National Games 2022, Table Tennis: Sutirtha stuns top seed Manika Batra

Unseeded Sutirtha Mukherjee of West Bengal played a tight yet brilliant game to defeat the top seed Manika Batra of Delhi 11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6 in the women’s table tennis semifinals of the 36th National Games here on Saturday. Sutirtha played to her strengths of perfect block, excellent consistency and good anticipation, seldom … Read more

Roger Federer fights through tears as he bids farewell to professional tennis

The 20-time grand-slam champion announced last week he would bow out from competitive tennis with one final match at the Ryder Cup-style competition which was his brainchild. London was the destination for the fifth edition of the Laver Cup, the city for some of Federer’s greatest triumphs, but the Swiss superstar could not add one … Read more