The Mental Health of Tennis Players Is No Longer in the Shadows

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Robin Soderling was at the peak of his prowess when the walls started crumbling. In 2009, when Soderling was just 24, he stunned the four-time defending champion Rafael Nadal en route to the final of the French Open. Soderling reached the final again in 2010, losing to Nadal. By the end of the season, Soderling … Read more

Andy Murray vs Aslan Karatsev LIVE: Sydney Tennis Classic FINAL – score and updates

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Andy Murray vs Aslan Karatsev LIVE: Follow all the action from Sydney as the 34-year-old former Wimbledon champion plays in his first ATP Tour final since 2019 against the Russian top seed Andy Murray will face Russia’s Aslan Karatsev in the Sydney Tennis Classic final Murray beat American Reilly Opelka to reach his first ATP … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s Fight to Stay in Australia Lives Another Day

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Novak Djokovic, the top men’s tennis player in the world, was detained by border authorities in Australia, on Saturday, the latest turn in a legal dispute over his travel visa that has drawn interest around the world and inflamed tensions during a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak. The Australian minister for immigration revoked Djokovic’s travel visa … Read more

Chris Evert, Tennis Hall of Famer, Says She Has Ovarian Cancer

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The former tennis star Chris Evert, an 18-time Grand Slam singles champion, has an early form of ovarian cancer, she said Friday in a story posted on The stage 1C cancer was detected after a preventive hysterectomy, and it has not spread elsewhere in her body, according to the story. Ms. Evert, 67, who … Read more

Novak Djokovic visa: Australian minister Alex Hawke says risk of ‘civil unrest’ behind cancellation | Novak Djokovic


Tennis champion Novak Djokovic, who has been described as a risk to “civil unrest” and a “talisman of anti-vaccination sentiment”, may never get the chance to defend his Australian Open title, facing a three-year ban from the country ahead of a last-ditch court challenge to stay. Australia’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke, personally cancelled the unvaccinated … Read more

Novak Djokovic Is Detained Awaiting Hearing on Australian Visa

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Novak Djokovic was taken into custody on Saturday by immigration officials as he fights the Australian government’s efforts to deport him. Court documents filed by his lawyers confirmed that as of 9:19 a.m. in Melbourne he was being held in immigration detention as a court decides whether he can be deported after entering Australia without … Read more

Morrison government dragging out Djokovic visa saga ‘as a distraction’, Labor says | Novak Djokovic


Labor has accused the Morrison government of dragging out the Novak Djokovic visa saga to distract from its Omicron woes, as uncertainty over the tennis star’s ability to play the Australian Open enters its second week. With no decision yet announced by immigration minister Alex Hawke, the independent senator Jacqui Lambie also accused the government … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s slim Australian Open hopes reliant on last-ditch appeal | Novak Djokovic


Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open hopes are reliant on him winning a last-ditch appeal after another extraordinary day in which the government cancelled his visa for the second time. Shortly before 6pm in Melbourne on Friday, Australia’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke, exercised a personal power to revoke Djokovic’s visa “on health and good order grounds … … Read more

‘Not great for tennis’: Andy Murray on the Novak Djokovic visa farrago | Novak Djokovic


Andy Murray described the re-escalation of Novak Djokovic’s visa saga as “not great for tennis, not great for the Australian Open and not great for Novak,” after the Serb’s hopes of playing in the first grand slam of the year were left hanging by a thread on Friday. Murray was one of a number of … Read more