Thiem leapfrogs injured Roger Federer as Djokovic extends lead over Nadal

Dominic Thiem has climbed to world No. 3 in the ATP rankings, leapfrogging the injured Roger Federer, despite not playing a match this week, while Novak Djokovic extended his lead at the top over Rafael Nadal. Federer, who underwent knee surgery earlier this month, was unable to defend the 500

Novak Djokovic makes Stefanos Tsitsipas prediction after maintaining world No 1 ranking

Novak Djokovic has backed Stefanos Tsitsipas’ credentials to be the next world No 1 after a hard-fought win over the Greek at the Dubai Championships. In an entertaining final between the two top seeds, Djokovic showed why he hasn’t been beaten since November by proving to be too strong for

Five years on from Davis Cup success, Ward can still hear the roars

Five years on from Davis Cup success, James Ward can still hear the roars despite his recent struggles James Ward has fond memories of Great Britain’s 2015 Davis Cup success  It is approaching the fifth anniversary of Ward and Andy Murray beating USA  Ward has had tough times since due

Djokovic claims fifth Dubai title, Sabalenka triumphs in Qatar final

World No.1 Novak Djokovic eased past Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to lift his fifth Dubai Tennis Championships title on Saturday (Sunday morning AEDT), extending his unbeaten start to the 2020 season. Both players looked solid on serve early in the opening set before Djokovic turned the screw to break

Novak Djokovic: Stefanos Tsitsipas explains the key to beating world No 1 in Dubai

Stefanos Tsitsipas admits it will take “something extra” to overcome Novak Djokovic in the final of the Dubai Championships. After losing to Roger Federer in the final last year, Tsitsipas has made it back to the showpiece event again. On Friday, the ATP Finals champion had too much quality for

Novak Djokovic reveals relief after overcoming ‘unbelevable’ Gael Monfils in Dubai

Novak Djokovic admits he was left wishing Gael Monfils would struggle on serve after he fought back from three match points down to win their semi-final at the Dubai Championships. In their previous 16 matches, Djokovic had never lost to Monfils and he cruised into the semi-finals without dropping a

Six-year-old tennis prodigy goes viral

Watch out Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, this youngster is coming for the throne of best looking one-handed backhand in tennis. A shot that is incredibly hard to master with only a handful of professional players on the mens tour actually using it, has been made to look easy by

Injuries force Kyrgios, de Minaur out of Davis Cup clash against Brazil

Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur won't play in Australia's Davis Cup tie against Brazil next week because of injury. Kyrgios has been battling a wrist complaint while de Minaur has aggravated an abdominal injury which sidelined him for last month's Australian Open. Nick Kyrgios.Credit:AAP Both Kyrgios and de Minaur