Michael Kouame slaps Raphael Nii Ankrah video, ITF juniors tournament

Footage has emerged of the moment a French tennis player slapped his opponent in the face after losing a match, sparking a brawl on the court. On Monday, 15-year-old Michael Kouame lost to Raphael Nii Ankrah 2-6 7-6 6-7 in the first round of an ITF juniors tournament in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. […]

Ranks No. 1 for seventh time: Djokovic overtakes Sampras | Novak Djokovic

Paris: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic holds the world number one record in men’s tennis. Joko surpassed US legend Pete Sampras for the seventh time in a row at the end of the year. Sampras was ranked No. 1 for 6 consecutive years from 1993 to ’98. Joko has maintained the number one ranking since 2011 at […]

Explained: The method to Emma Raducanu’s glorious madness in the US Open final

The first all-teenage Grand Slam final since 1999 played out just as was expected of an all-teenaged match. There were carefree, risk-taking strokes mixed with graceful technique, impressive composure — and with Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez involved, a whole lot of smiles. Eventually, it was the 18-year-old Raducanu who came up with a 6-4, […]

US Open: Shelby beats Barty; Djokovic in pre-quarter | US Open Tennis | Asleigh Barty

New York: Australia’s number one Ashley Barty has been knocked out in the third round of the U.S. Open tennis women’s singles. Shelby Rogers of the United States, ranked 43rd in the world, defeated Barty (6–2, 1–6, 7–6). Serbia’s world number one Novak Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the men’s singles after defeating Japan’s […]

Novak Djokovic’s biggest opponent is revealed… and he is not on court

As the cries rang out around Arthur Ashe Stadium court during his first round match against Danish newcomer Holger Rune, an all-too-familiar sense of isolation descended on Novak Djokovic. At the start of a tournament that could end with the world No.1 sealing the ultimate achievement in tennis as he looks to add the US […]

Nick Kyrgios ATP Tour Winston-Salem Open withdrawal, US Open tennis news 2021

Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of the ATP Tour event in North Carolina in a dramatic last-minute call. The Australian was about to walk out for his highly-anticipated match with Andy Murray when it was announced to the crowd that Kyrgios had retired from the tournament. Kyrgios said he had been bothered by pain in […]