Laver Cup

Nick Kyrgios shuts down press conference over Kaepernick question

For a brief moment it looked like a journalist was about to pull off the impossible: leave Nick Kyrgios speechless.<p>But it didn’t take long for the …

Sports

Roger Federer reveals his schedule for 2018, makes notable omissions from calendar

The Swiss ace had an extremely successful 2017 campaign following the same schedule, going on to win seven titles, including the Australian Open and …

Tennis

Advantage Shapovalov

Denis Shapovalov quickly became a household name in 2017, capturing the attention of the tennis world with his style and success. But as a new season begins, can the Canadian teenager sustain that hard-charging momentum and establish himself as the sport's face of the future?<p>It was no ordinary …

Denis Shapovalov

Aussie Open, SS extend partnership

15 January 2018, 08:42<p>Tennis Australia and SuperSport have today extended their relationship to 2021.<p>Along with extensive coverage of the Australian …

Sport (South Africa)

Great Expectations: What can Shapovalov do with an entire season?

Denis Shapovalov was halfway off the court when he set down his bags, put a hand to his heart and waved goodbye to the crowd on Arthur Ashe Stadium …

Tennis

The Five Men Most Likely to Win Their First Slam at the 2018 Australian Open

There have been 56 Grand Slam events since the start of 2004. Forty-six of those tournaments have been won by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak …

Tennis

Renaissance Men: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal keep defying the odds

<i>"That’s where both Rafa and myself said, ‘OK, enough of this already.’ Let’s get back to 100 percent, enjoy tennis, enjoy the practice. Not just</i> …

Tennis

Brisbane’s hope to keep WTA event

If Tennis Australia succeeds in bringing a World Team Cup for men to Brisbane and three other Australian capitals from 2020, a WTA Premier level …

Tennis

Baseline: Who has had the best celebration on tour?

There was a lot to celebrate during the tennis season in 2017, and there will be a lot more in 2018. Some players tend to get particularly creative. …

Tennis

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal special because of ability to adapt: Marin Cilic

The ability to adapt when the time demands is what makes Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal very special, reckons world number six Maric Cilic, who was …

Tennis

Happiness and fitness key to Nick Kyrgios’ success in 2018

TRIPLE Wimbledon champion John Newcombe will be looking for signs in Nick Kyrgios of better on-court temperament and more success in longer rallies …

Sport (Australia)

Best of 2017: Top moments in men’s tennis

Any list of the best tennis moments from 2017 is of course going to include Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, which was the sports story of the year. …

Rafael Nadal

Year in review 2017: Tennis, shooting among sports which made tweaks or embraced technology

Athletes constantly have to embrace change to stay relevant. Sometimes, it takes the form of a minor tweak to their technique. At other times, it …

Hockey India

Baseline: Baseline Awards: Once-in-a-lifetime highlight

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer took the court as doubles partners at the Laver Cup. (AP)<p>The inaugural edition of the Laver Cup, featuring a squad of …

Tennis

'I know what I have to do': Introspective Isner focusing firmly on '18

Athletes are judged primarily not on what they have accomplished over the short term, but for the way they have performed across a longer period of …

Tennis

Federer reveals how close he was to missing the 2017 Australian Open through injury

Federer went on to win the Australian Open, beating his old foe Rafael Nadal in the finals.<p>Federer accumulated seven titles in 2017, including …

Tennis

Year in review: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer staged astonishing comebacks to rule men's tennis in 2017

The 2017 men's tennis season will be remembered as the year Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, arguably two of the greatest players in the sport, defied …

Tennis

Mailbag: Appreciation for Non-Federer Big Four Rivalries and Memorable Matches

Hey everyone. Quick housekeeping:<p>1) Happy holidays to your and yours. A quick 'bag today and then we’ll be back in 2018.<p>2) If you missed it, here are …

Tennis

The Year in Sports

Jan. 29: Australian Open<p><b>Rematch of the Year</b><p><b>Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer</b><p>How could a Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal final come as a shock? They had played 34 times, creating one of the chummiest great rivalries in sports, but not even the rivals saw this one coming. Injuries had spoiled their 2016 …

Sports

Australian Open: Rafa and Roger seeded one and two, Djokovic 14th in injury-hit men’s field

The seedings have gone largely according to the ATP world rankings, although Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori are out injured.<p>Six-time champion Novak …

Tennis

Tennis in 2017: Where the old battled the new and won

This year was a tug-of-war, to say the least, in the tennis world. The old guard got some of its much needed mojo back while the new lot made inroads.<p>…

Tennis

Federer or Nadal: Who was the men's MVP of the 2017 season?

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have created one of the greatest rivalries in sports history. While their epic struggle has been driven by the …

Tennis

Mini Me: Wilson releases limited edition Federer collectibles

Searching for a holiday gift for the Roger Federer superfan in your life? Wilson has just released a limited edition 2017 Roger Federer Mini Racquet …

Tennis

Nadal or Federer: Who was the men's MVP of the 2017 season?

3:36 PM GMT<p>Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of …

Tennis

Roger Federer wins Swiss Sportsman of the Year — much to the surprise of his children

TWO Grand Slams, three Masters, Laver Cup and several ATP awards — it’s been a sensational 2017 campaign for Roger Federer, to say the least.<p>But not …

Sport (Australia)

Nick Kyrgios doesn't want to be remembered as good tennis player

Nick Kyrgios has opened up to 7News about his true motivation in life, and it goes much deeper than his work on the tennis court.<p>In an exclusive …

Tennis

Paralysed Hong Kong rock climber up against Federer, Nadal and others for international sports award

A paralysed Hong Kong rock climber has been nominated for a prestigious international sports award alongside world-renowned athletes like tennis …

News (China)

ATP, WTA Year-End Awards: 2017's Top Players, Coaches, Comebacks and More

As usual, tennis zigged when the rest of the world zagged. In this “age of rage” and time of polarization and deep division, tennis served up …

Tennis

Partners In Prime: Simultaneous Comebacks of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer Were a 2017 Highlight

Pity your favorite editorial cartoonist. Usually 'tis the season when that weary wretch can, for a day, get away with a dashed-off Father Time: …

Laureus World Sports Awards announces December nominees for Best Sporting Moment of the Year

A paraplegic rock climber. An Olympique Marseille fan who scored against the Toulouse goalkeeper. A surfer who paddled for 93 days to traverse 4,050 …

Rafael Nadal