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Osaka's first tournament as a mom ends in a loss to 3-time winner Pliskova

Published on Jan 03, 2024 12:26 PM IST

Osaka won the first set but Pliskova fired 16 aces and hit 50 winners, saving 10 of the 12 breakpoints she faced and making amends for her 11 double-faults

Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a shot in her match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic(AP)
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Nadal's emotional comeback is the talk of the town but let's not over-celebrate

Rafael Nadal showed formidable form against Dominic Thiem but sterner tests await.

Rafael Nadal's goal in 2024 may not be to win Grand Slams, but see how much his body can go through(Reuters)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 10:13 AM IST

Rafael Nadal makes winning return in singles after being a year out injured

Facing familiar rival Dominic Thiem in his Brisbane International opener at the Pat Rafter Arena on Tuesday, Nadal won 7-5, 6-1

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning the first set in his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 2(AP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 04:43 PM IST

Coco Gauff has 'things to improve' after season-opening win in Auckland

Gauff prevailed 6-4, 6-2 in her first match of the season, while Svitolina outlasted Caroline Wozniacki in a battle of the comeback mums.

Coco Gauff of the U.S. celebrates her first round win against her compatriot Claire Liu in the women's singles match at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday, Jan. 2(AP)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 03:41 PM IST
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Djokovic and his sore right wrist advance Serbia to United Cup quarterfinals

Djokovic was troubled by his wrist during practice on Tuesday morning, with the injury requiring intense treatment from his physio.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his win over Jiri Lehecka of the Czech Republic during the United Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 2(AP)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 03:38 PM IST
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Nadal vs Thiem, Brisbane International: Live streaming details, time, H2H tie

The 22-time Grand Slam champion, Nadal, unseeded in Brisbane, is all set to make a return in singles tennis after 349 days.

Spain's Rafael Nadal attends a training session ahead of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on December 31(AFP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 03:07 PM IST

Naomi Osaka hopes to turn the page in ‘chapter 2’ of tennis journey

Osaka returned to professional tennis after 15 months beating Germany's Tamara Korpatsch 6-3, 7-6(9) in the first round of the Brisbane International on Monday

Japan's Naomi Osaka (L) bumps racquets with Germany's Tamara Korpatsch after victory during their women's singles match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 1(AFP)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 10:02 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Osaka returns to elite tennis from maternity break, wins 1st match in Brisbane

Before Monday, the first day of 2024, Osaka had only played one competitive match since her first-round exit at the 2022 U.S. Open.

Japan's Naomi Osaka (R) takes a selfie with fans after victory during her women's singles match against Germany's Tamara Korpatsch at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on January 1, 2024(AFP)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 03:30 PM IST
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Poland reach United Cup QFs, Norway beat Croatia but playoff chances uncertain

In Sydney, Casper Ruud kept Norway's quarterfinal chances alive with similar victories in the singles and mixed doubles against Croatia.

Poland's Iga Swiatek speaks to partner Hubert Hurkacz during their mixed doubles match against Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina at the United Cup tennis tournament in Perth on January 1(AFP)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 03:24 PM IST
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No promises as Rafael Nadal makes injury comeback

The Spanish 22-time Grand Slam champion is taking baby steps in tournament play as he builds up for the Australian Open starting on January 14

Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) shakes hands with partner Marc Lopez after losing their men's doubles match against Australia's Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on December 31(AFP)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 09:01 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Rafael Nadal to face familiar rival in blockbuster Brisbane opener

Nadal is all set to face a familiar rival in his first singles match at the Brisbane International opener on Tuesday.

Spain's Rafael Nadal attends a press conference at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on December 31, 2023(AFP)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 05:01 PM IST

Rafa Nadal's unfavourable return in first comeback match after year out injured

It was Nadal's first match in 347 days, the longest he has ever been out of action owing to an injury.

Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) and partner Marc Lopez are seen during their men's doubles match against Australia's Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on December 31(AFP)
Updated on Dec 31, 2023 08:05 PM IST

‘Obviously I would like to face Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic’: Andy Murray

Andy Murray spoke about his ambitions in 2024, and about his thoughts on facing Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Andy Murray spoke about Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Published on Dec 30, 2023 05:52 PM IST

Excited to be back in 'happy place' Australia: Novak Djokovic

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will begin his 2024 ATP season at the United Cup.

Novak Djokovic speaks at a news conference.(AP)
Published on Dec 30, 2023 04:30 PM IST
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Dominic Thiem survives deadly venomous snake interruption, qualifies at Brisbane

Despite an invasion by a deadly venomous snake, Dominic Thiem managed to secure qualification at the Brisbane International.

Dominic Thiem in action.(AP)
Published on Dec 30, 2023 04:22 PM IST
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Waiting for final AITA confirmation on player arrival for Davis Cup: PTF chief

The World Group 1 play-off tie is scheduled to be played at the Islamabad Sports Complex on February 3 and 4.

Playing in the boys’ U-18 semi-finals during the AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament, Vatsal defeated qualifier Bhicky Sagolshem in a three-set match 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, while Anmol Nagpure beat fourth seed Om Yadav 6-1, 6-2
Published on Dec 30, 2023 11:55 AM IST
PTI |

My belief and hunger are higher than ever before: Sumit Nagal

2023 saw him climb to 138 in the ATP rankings and he wants to carry that momentum into the next year

India's Sumit Nagal celebrates a point against Kazakhstan's Beibit Zhukayev during the men's singles tennis match at the 19th Asian Games(PTI)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 09:02 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Rafael Nadal ready for Brisbane 'comeback', drops retirement hint

Rafael Nadal spoke on his upcoming comeback and also dropped a huge retirement hint.

Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to fans during a promotional event ahead of the Brisbane International tennis tournament.(AFP)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 07:21 PM IST

Susurrations pick up on Nadal’s return; Djokovic and others should be worried

Next week Nadal is returning to the game at the Brisbane International after almost a gap of one year.

Spain's Rafael Nadal attends a training session ahead of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on December 28, 2023(AFP)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 09:15 AM IST

Australian Open increases prize money by 13 per cent for total pool of $58.4m

en's and women's singles champions will receive $3.15 million Australian dollars each (about $2.15 million).

Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 06:37 AM IST
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Swiatek ready for dominant 2024 with eye on Paris Olympics

The Pole outlined her plans prior to the Friday start of the 18-nation mixed teams United Cup in Perth and Sydney, ahead of the Australian Open in January.

Poland's Iga Swiatek(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 03:25 PM IST
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Djokovic reigns supreme, Big Three in WTA; Sania Mirza retires: Tennis in 2023

Before 2024 kicks off in all glitz and promising action, which includes the much-awaited return of Nadal, we take a look back at the 2023 calendar year.

A look back at tennis in 2023
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 09:01 PM IST
ByAratrick Mondal

Novak Djokovic expects Rafael Nadal back for more Grand Slams not just to play

22-time Grand Slam champ Rafael Nadal returns after a year-long injury absence at the Brisbane warm-up for the Australian Open, starting Sunday.

Rafael Nadal's comeback is on everyone's mind, including his opponents'(AFP)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 05:37 PM IST
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Osaka hits practice to prepare for her tennis return at Brisbane International

Osaka will make her WTA comeback at the tournament which begins Sunday at Pat Rafter Arena.

Japan's Naomi Osaka attends a training session ahead of the Brisbane International tennis tournament at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane on December 27, 2023(AFP)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 11:20 AM IST
PTI |

Medvedev, Rublev, Sofia power Eagles to win World Tennis League 2023

In the finals played at the Etihad Arena, UAE, the PBG Eagles defeated Team Kites 29-26 for the coveted trophy and winning purse.

PBG Eagles were bang on with the formidable combinations of players
Published on Dec 26, 2023 05:23 PM IST

AITA refuses to nominate Nagal for 2024 Aus Open wildcard

India’s top-ranked singles player had earlier opted out of the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan

India's Sumit Nagal reacts during the Asian Games.(PTI)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 10:50 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

'Actually, with Nadal maybe I even... than with Djokovic': Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev commented on Rafael Nadal's comeback and made huge comparison with Novak Djokovic.

Daniil Medvedev spoke on Rafael Nadal's comeback and made a Novak Djokovic comparision.
Published on Dec 25, 2023 07:36 PM IST

'Happened to me when I was 20 and I think it is the same with Alcaraz': Becker

Boris Becker made a bombshell claim over Carlos Alcaraz' fitness issues in 2023.

Carlos Alcaraz won the Wimbledon this year.(AFP)
Published on Dec 24, 2023 05:10 PM IST

Dolgopolov, famous for win over Nadal, opens up on life as soldier

Alexandr Dolgopolov, once ranked 13th in the men's ranking and also known for defeating Rafael Nadal, spoke about his life as a soldier in Ukraine.

Alexandr Dolgopolov is a former tennis player.
Published on Dec 24, 2023 03:12 PM IST

‘I’m just curious how Osaka, Nadal are going to play and if…’: Swiatek

WTA No. 1 Iga Swiatek made a huge statement on Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal ahead of their respective comebacks.

Iga Swiatek made a big statement on Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal.
Published on Dec 23, 2023 06:57 PM IST
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