U.S. Open Tightens Protocols, Fans Must Provide Proof of Covid Vaccination

Under pressure from Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city leaders, the United States Tennis Association reversed its lax coronavirus protocols for the upcoming U.S. Open tournament, which opens to thousands of fans on Monday. Originally, the tournament did not require any proof of vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test for fans to enter, … Read more

Harriet Dart qualifies to set Slam record…Britain will have FIVE women competing at the US Open

Harriet Dart qualifies to set new record with Britain to have FIVE women competing in the first round of a Grand Slam outside of Wimbledon for the first time in nearly 30 years at the US Open Harriet Dart beat Viktoriya Tomova 6-7 6-1 6-3 to take her place in the main draw Emma Raducanu, Katie … Read more

Bianca Andreescu returns to US Open looking to begin new era of stability | US Open Tennis 2021

Two years ago Bianca Andreescu seemed as if she had the tennis world in the palm of her hand. Throughout the 2019 season she emerged at the top table of the women’s tour in a unique set of circumstances. So many times she would travel to a tournament and struggle with injury along the way. … Read more

John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg: A Rivalry That Ended Too Soon

Over the last 17 years, Roger Federer has played Rafael Nadal 40 times, including nine times in Grand Slam finals. He has played Novak Djokovic 50 times since 2006, twice in five-set Wimbledon championship matches, both won by Djokovic. And Nadal and Djokovic have played a staggering 58 times, including nine times at the French … Read more

The Covid gap…Andy Murray says he expects life on tour to become more difficult for players

The Covid gap: Andy Murray says he expects life on tour to become more difficult for players who refuse jab ahead of his first round match at the US Open Andy Murray will play third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in first round of the US open Roughly only half the competitors at the competition have had … Read more

Andy Murray concerned by low uptake of vaccine among tour pros | Tennis

Andy Murray hopes that more players choose to be vaccinated over the coming months as tennis faces a possible reckoning over its rate of inoculation among tour professionals, which is widely believed to be below 50%. Murray, who faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the US Open on Monday, was speaking in the … Read more

A Relaxed Ash Barty Is Still No. 1

In a year when mental health has often been a headline in sports, it is fitting that Ash Barty of Australia is the No. 1 women’s player in the world. Barty had the self-awareness to walk away from tennis for more than a year in 2014 to seek a more normal existence (though she also … Read more

Andy Murray knocked out of Winston-Salem Open following straight sets defeat by Frances Tiafoe

Andy Murray knocked out of Winston-Salem Open following straight-sets defeat by Frances Tiafoe… with world No 114 admitting he has ‘no real consistency’ after blowing THREE break points in first set Andy Murray was knocked out in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open  He failed to convert three break points in the first set … Read more

MIKE DICKSON: Greek is no gift for Andy Murray in US Open draw

Greek is no gift for Andy Murray in US Open after draw serves up unenviable showdown with Stefanos Tsitsipas Andy Murray might have been hoping for a break in the US Open first round  Instead the draw served him up an encounter with third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas Tsitsipas made a tame first-round exit at Wimbledon but … Read more

Emma Raducanu moves within ONE win of a place in US Open main draw

British teen sensation Emma Raducanu moves within ONE win of a place in US Open main draw after beating Mariam Bolkvadze in second round of qualifying Teenager Emma Raducanu is one step away from securing place in the US open She beat Bibiane Schoofs 6-1, 6-2 and then Mariam Bolkvadz 6-3, 7-5  The 18-year-old will … Read more