Injured Djokovic slams quarantine, suggests NBA-style ‘bubble’ tennis season | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Top seed Novak Djokovic blamed the mandatory 14-day quarantine for injuries at the Australian Open on Tuesday and demanded a better solution for the tennis season, suggesting NBA-style “bubbles”. The eight-time winner is one of several players battling injury at the year’s first Grand Slam, where more than 1,000 competitors and officials had to … Read more Injured Djokovic slams quarantine, suggests NBA-style ‘bubble’ tennis season | Tennis News – Times of India

Australian Open: Nadal outplays Fognini to set up quarterfinal meeting with Tsitsipas | Tennis News – Times of India

Rafael Nadal’s back is holding up. It reflected in the service speeds the world No. 2 clocked en route to the Australian Open quarterfinals on Monday. The Spaniard, broken twice by the tricky Italian Fabio Fognini in his fourth-round engagement, went for more on his delivery, hitting the 200-kmph mark. On a day when ninth-seeded … Read more Australian Open: Nadal outplays Fognini to set up quarterfinal meeting with Tsitsipas | Tennis News – Times of India

Australian Open: Injured Djokovic admits playing on in Melbourne is a gamble | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Wounded Novak Djokovic admits he is taking a gamble by continuing at the Australian Open but says it is worth it to try and claim a record-extending ninth title. The 33-year-old suffered an injury he described as “a tear” to his right side against Taylor Fritz in the third round on Friday, but was … Read more Australian Open: Injured Djokovic admits playing on in Melbourne is a gamble | Tennis News – Times of India

Injured Djokovic’s Australian Open record bid hangs in balance | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: The Australian Open rolls on amid a Melbourne lockdown, but the tournament risks losing its greatest champion in the first week as fans wait to hear if Novak Djokovic will be fit to play on Sunday. Djokovic suffered a muscle tear in his third-round, five-set epic against Taylor Fritz, and the world number one … Read more Injured Djokovic’s Australian Open record bid hangs in balance | Tennis News – Times of India

Australian Open goes quiet as lockdown keeps crowds away

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Inside an empty Rod Laver Arena, the fluttering of a photographer’s camera suddenly seemed all too distracting before a player served. Other sounds not normally heard also felt amplified: the creaking of electronic sunshades rising into position on changeovers, the pitter-patter of the ball kids’ shoes. Terrific rallies were greeted with the lonely … Read more Australian Open goes quiet as lockdown keeps crowds away

Australian Open third-round comebacks take back seat to new COVID lockdowns

The scene at John Cain Arena was electric until the final moments Friday night. As the clock counted down on fans’ final seconds of freedom before a mandatory minimum five-day lockdown, as well as on Nick Kyrgios‘ run in the 2021 Australian Open, those in attendance only grew louder with every point. There were “Aussie, … Read more Australian Open third-round comebacks take back seat to new COVID lockdowns

Rublev wins Vienna opener; eyes 5th title in ’20

VIENNA — Andrey Rublev started his quest for a fifth ATP title of the season with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Norbert Gombos at the Erste Bank Open on Monday. The eighth-ranked Rublev hit 11 aces and never faced a break point against his Slovakian opponent, who had won their only previous meeting on hard … Read more Rublev wins Vienna opener; eyes 5th title in ’20