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# Tennis

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2022
# Roland Garros
Nadal into 14th French Open final after Zverev quits with horror injury
Zverev had to leave the court in a wheelchair after turning his ankle.
# Roland Garros
Women's matches less appealing than men's at French Open, says tournament director
Amelie Mauresmo, a former world number one, said it was ‘tough’ to schedule women’s matches for the prime night session slots.
# Tennis
Rafael Nadal outlasts Novak Djokovic to inch closer to 14th French Open title
The Spaniard hustled his way to a 6-2 4-6 6-2 7-6 (4) win in an enthralling showdown lasting four hours and 12 minutes.
# french open
Zverev delighted to edge past Alcaraz 'before he starts beating us all'
The German third seed secured a semi-final meeting with either Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros.
# Roland Garros
Trevisan into first Grand Slam semi-final at French Open
The 28-year-old will face either Coco Gauff or Sloane Stephens for a place in the final.
# Roland Garros
Teenage sensation Rune stuns Tsitsipas to reach French Open quarter-finals
Meanwhile, Daria Kasatkina and Veronika Kudermetova guaranteed a Russian woman will make the semi-finals with wins today.
# Tennis
Alcaraz and Zverev pull off French Open escapes as kingpins Nadal and Djokovic cruise
Meanwhile this evening, Barbora Krejcikova was forced out with Covid.
# Tennis
Medvedev cruises at French Open as Paris struggles to escape Wimbledon shadow
Medvedev routed Argentina’s 103rd-ranked Facundo Bagnis today.
# Disappointment
Defending champion among the big names to crash out early at French Open
Barbora Krejcikova tumbled out in the first round on Monday.
# Sw19
Wimbledon stripped of ATP ranking points after decision to ban Russian players
Wimbledon chairman Ian Hewitt said the UK Government had left them with “no viable alternative” following invasion of Ukraine.
# tired
'Two days ago I went to bed at 4, 4.30 am. Yesterday I went to bed at 5.20am' - Zverev
The German star succumbed in 62 minutes to Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz but was unhappy that on the previous two nights he had been last on court.
# unwell
Illness rules Andy Murray out of Madrid Open clash with Novak Djokovic
The pair had been due to meet for the first time in more than five years.
# Tennis
Andy Murray ‘not supportive’ of Wimbledon ban on Russian players
The three-time grand slam winner said the Government’s guidance to Russian and Belarusian players could put their families at risk.
# title defence
Djokovic and unvaccinated players permitted to play at this year's Wimbledon
The world number one has only competed at three tournaments in 2022 because of entry restrictions imposed by various countries.
# Changes
US Open champion Raducanu splits from coach after less than six months
Raducanu hired Torben Beltz at the end of last season but it was a short-lived relationship.
# relentless
Swiatek shows ruthless streak with emphatic win to claim fourth WTA title on bounce
The 20-year-old picked up her 23rd straight victory to add Stuttgart to her collection after her title wins in Doha, Indian Wells and Miami this year.
# Not happy
Wimbledon ban 'complete discrimination and illogical', says Russia's Rublev
World number one Novak Djokovic also hit out at the “crazy” decision.
# Barred
Wimbledon 2022 ban on Russian and Belarusian players slammed as 'unfair'
The decision was taken in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
# Verdict
Boris Becker found guilty of four charges related to bankruptcy
The six-time grand slam champion was accused of hiding millions of pounds worth of assets.
# link-up
Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou to work full-time with Simona Halep
Halep is currently ranked 20th in the world. She won Roland Garros in 2018 and Wimbledon the following year.
# Court
Tennis star Boris Becker tells jury bad publicity damaged his personal brand
The six-time Grand Slam champion was declared bankrupt in June 2017.
# Prodigy
16-year-old earns landmark win at Miami Open
Linda Fruhvirtova on Sunday became the youngest player to reach the last 16 of the tournament since 2004.
# Sharp
Osaka's resurgence continues as she puts fan's jeers behind her
Japanese star makes light work of 13th seed Angelique Kerber to progress in Miami Open.
# Future
Ash Barty would ‘never say never’ about returning to professional tennis
The 25-year-old also hinted at a role with junior tennis in her home country.
# Seeking Help
'I finally started talking to a therapist after Indian Wells' - Osaka
The Japanese star had time away from the sport in 2021 because of mental health problems.
# completed it mate
World number one Ash Barty announces shock retirement aged 25
The Australian said triumphing at Wimbledon in 2021 was the culmination of her ‘one true dream’.
# Court
Becker trial to start as former Wimbledon winner fights to avoid prison
The 54-year-old is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion.
# Winning run
Nadal reaches last 16 at Indian Wells as Medvedev crashes out
The 35-year-old Spaniard has won all 17 of his matches in 2022.
# Regret
Germany's Zverev says meltdown was ‘worst moment of my life’
The Olympic gold medallist was thrown out of the Mexican Open last month.
# bnp paribas open
Novak Djokovic included in Indian Wells draw despite doubts over US entry
The 34-year-old Serbian is the only man in the top 100 who remains unvaccinated against coronavirus.
# Ukraine
Andy Murray to donate rest of season’s prize money to Unicef’s Ukraine appeal
The Scot is working with Unicef UK to provide children with medical supplies and educational kits.
# Tantrum
Zverev given probation for Mexico meltdown
Zverev shocked the tennis world during the Mexico Open last month after smashing his racket several times against the umpire’s chair.
# Speaking out
Belarusian tennis star Azarenka 'devastated' by violence against Ukraine
Authoritarian Belarus is closely linked to Russia and has been used as a key staging ground for the invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
# message
Elina Svitolina dedicates Monterrey Open victory to Ukrainian army
Ukraine’s number one beat Russian Anastasia Potapova.
# Tennis
Djokovic announces split from long-time coach
A turbulent 2022 continued for the Serb.
# Top of the pile
Medvedev replaces Djokovic as world number one
The Russian is the first man outside the game’s “Big Four” to occupy the top spot since 2004.
# future plans
'I would fight' - Tennis player joins Ukraine military reserves
Sergiy Stakhovsky famously defeated Roger Federer on Wimbledon’s Centre Court in 2013.
# Hope
'No war please': Russian star into final with peace plea
Andrey Rublev made a plea for peace after notching an eighth consecutive victory.
# mexican open
Nadal matches best career start, Zverev expelled after striking umpire's chair
The 35-year-old Spaniard defeated American Denis Kudla 6-3, 6-2 in his first match since winning the Australian Open.
# Dubai
Fans' welcome 'exceeded expectations', says Djokovic on winning return
‘The [Australian Open] final, I was trying not to watch it, but then I had my household watching… so I had to follow it.’