Tennis

3:10 PM ET The USTA is sticking to its plan to play the US Open without fans in attendance, but if the coronavirus pandemic remains under control the tournament will most likely open up to a limited number of spectators who have served as front-line workers and first responders during the peak of the pandemic.
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2:19 PM ET Associated Press BERLIN — Up to 800 spectators per day will be allowed at a tennis exhibition in Berlin in mid-July, even after four players tested positive for the coronavirus after playing in a similar event fronted by Novak Djokovic. Organizers of two tournaments in Berlin said Tuesday the city health authorities
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8:10 AM ET Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker traded insults on social media on Tuesday following the Australian’s criticism of Alexander Zverev after a video appeared to show the German dancing in a crowded club despite the coronavirus pandemic. The video was posted on Instagram by German designer Philipp Plein and later deleted. There was
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6:38 AM ET Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has defended his Serbian compatriot Novak Djokovic for hosting the ill-fated Adria Tour where a number of players, including the world No. 1, tested positive for the coronavirus. Djokovic was criticised for hosting the tennis tournament amid a pandemic after his coach Goran Ivanisevic and players Grigor
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4:59 AM ET Outgoing Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis has said it will be “impossible” to secure pandemic insurance for the tournament next year. The tournament was cancelled in April for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus pandemic. 2 Related Wimbledon was one of the few tournaments to have pandemic
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11:42 PM ET Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has blasted Alexander Zverev and the tennis world after videos emerged of the German player partying while he was supposedly self-isolating. Zverev voluntarily went into self-isolatation after several tennis players tested positive for COVID-19 after taking part in Novak Djokovic‘s ill-fated Adria Tennis event last week. Zverev
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11:03 AM ET Andy Murray has withdrawn from his third-place playoff match against Cameron Norrie in the Battle of the Brits exhibition tournament, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said on Sunday. Former world No. 1 Murray returned to action following a seven-month injury layoff at the charity event organised by his brother Jamie this week.
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3:56 PM ET Three-times Grand Slam champion Andy Murray said on Saturday the ATP’s revised calendar, which includes seven tournaments in as many weeks, is not safe for players, who will be forced to skip major events due to the crammed schedule. The ATP tour, which was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic,
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2:46 AM ET ESPN staff Welcome to ESPN’s fan vote, where you, the reader and sports fan, will decide which individual or team has been the most dominant in the 21st century. In our latest match-up, we have the King of Wimbledon Roger Federer against Simone Biles, this century’s most celebrated gymnast. (Please vote in
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4:26 AM ET Australians have flocked to tennis courts in record numbers since social distancing measures put in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak were relaxed, Tennis Australia (TA) said on Saturday. Australia has been generally successful in containing the new coronavirus, even if the populous southern state of Victoria on Friday experienced a 10th
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12:58 PM ET NEW DELHI — India’s Davis Cup tie against Finland was on Friday postponed until 2021 as the International Tennis Federation (ITF) pushed back all the matches, including the Finals in Madrid, to next year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. India were scheduled to travel to Finland for the World Group I tie
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11:51 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Tunisian tennis player Majed Kilani has been banned from professional tennis for seven years after the sport’s anti-corruption body concluded he conspired to fix matches in 2016. Kilani was also fined $7,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit on Friday. The TIU investigation “established that Mr. Kilani conspired with
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9:38 AM ET Associated Press The Davis Cup men’s tennis competition has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will pick up again in 2021. Matches were scheduled for this September and the Davis Cup finals were set for November in Madrid. Now the World Group I and World Group II preliminary
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7:44 AM ET Associated Press Tennis great Goran Ivanisevic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The former Wimbledon champion coaches top-ranked Novak Djokovic and was at the recent Adria Tour exhibition series in Serbia and Croatia. Djokovic and three other players have also tested positive for the virus after playing in the events.
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2:44 PM ET Associated Press Venus Williams has signed up to play World TeamTennis for the 15th time, the league announced Thursday. Williams will be a member of the Washington Kastles, one of nine teams that will gather at a resort in West Virginia for a three-week season starting July 12. Matches normally are played
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6:57 AM ET World no. 3 Dominic Thiem is “extremely sorry” for the way players conducted themselves at Novak Djokovic‘s Adria Tour exhibition event after which four players tested positive for coronavirus, the Austrian said on Thursday. Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki tested positive after playing in the charity tournament in Serbia
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