The Malta Independent 25 September 2020, Friday

Tennis

Djokovic wins Rome title: 'I moved on' after US Open default

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 06:32 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

For four or five days after being defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic did some serious soul searching. Then he got back on the tennis court — and since then it's been fairly...

Thiem first since 1949 to win US Open after ceding first two sets

Monday, 14 September 2020, 06:43 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

A U.S. Open unlike any other finished unlike any other — with an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker as Dominic Thiem became the first man in 71 years to win the final after dropping the opening...

Naomi Osaka comes back, beats Azarenka for 2nd US Open title

Sunday, 13 September 2020, 07:06 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

fter one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, “What the heck is...

Watch: Djokovic out of US Open after hitting line judge with ball

Monday, 7 September 2020, 06:43 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

Novak Djokovic was kicked out of the U.S. Open for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a tennis ball after dropping a game in his fourth-round match Sunday, a stunning end to his...

Djokovic wins 35th Masters; hurt Osaka withdraws from final

Sunday, 30 August 2020, 06:45 Last update: about 26 days ago Associated Press

For all that’s been on Novak Djokovic’s plate of late — including a painful neck and his efforts to start a new players’ association in men’s tennis — he...

Washington tennis tournament canceled; US Open still planned

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 18:42 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

The hard-court tournament in the nation’s capital that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the pandemic was scrapped Tuesday — but the group in...

Tennis: Wimbledon to allocate prize money despite cancellation

Friday, 10 July 2020, 15:41 Last update: about 4 months ago Associated Press

Wimbledon will pay out $12.5 million in prize money to 620 players despite the tournament's cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic, the All England Club said Friday. After consulting...

Tennis: Alexander Zverev teams up with David Ferrer as coach

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 17:54 Last update: about 4 months ago Associated Press

Alexander Zverev has hired David Ferrer as a coach on a trial basis, the seventh-ranked German said Wednesday. Zverev wrote on Instagram that he “could not be more excited to get to...

Tennis: ATP Tour updates rankings procedure for return to play

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 18:12 Last update: about 4 months ago Associated Press

The ATP Tour has temporarily changed its rankings system because of the coronavirus pandemic, hoping to reward players who perform well when the 2020 season resumes without punishing those who can't...

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