Germany’s Dustin Brown says returning to competitive action at Tennis Point Exhibition Series amid coronavirus outbreak was a surreal experience
Brown, who famously beat Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon in 2015, is the highest-profile player in the eight-man field at the event being held at the Base Tennis centre near Koblenz.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Not quite Wimbledon, but professional tennis resumes with Tennis Point Exhibition Series
No spectators, line judges or ball boys are allowed and handshakes after match point are forbidden. Players are not allowed to have coaches on site, or even take a shower.
The ATP and WTA Tours remain on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic but professional tennis resumes on Friday with the first in a televised series of exhibition events in Germany.
Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate is set to host an exhibition event without the presence of fans from 1 May as the professional tennis season remains shut due to the novel coronavirus
Australian Open 2020: 'Makes my blood boil,' players angry as qualifying continues despite hazardous air quality in Melbourne
Australia has been battling its worst bushfire season on record, with fires burning for months killing 29 people, and destroying more than 2,500 homes while razing bushland across an area the size of Bulgaria.
Dustin Brown triumphed 6-4 6-7(3) 6-3 over top seed and fellow German Alexander Zverev in the second round of Stuttgart Open.
It's traditional at Wimbledon — beat Rafael Nadal, lose the next round. That's the dilemma facing Gilles Muller who will go into his maiden quarter-final at the All England Club
Alright, it doesn’t look good from where Dustin Brown is currently ranked: Number 97 in the world.
Andy Murray needed only 96 minutes to see off the dreadlocked German on Centre Court as he underlined his return to fitness following a nagging hip injury.
The hill next to No. 1 Court at Wimbledon, formerly known as Henman Hill, is a coveted spot for Day 3 at the All England Club because British players Andy Murray and Johanna Konta will be playing their second-round matches on Centre Court.
Wimbledon 2017: From Dustin Brown's flying volley to Petra Kvitova's lunging winner, best shots from Day 1
German showman Dustin Brown pulled off one of the points of Wimbledon 2017 on Day 1 when he hit a ridiculous flying volley winner in his first-round win.
Wimbledon 2017, Day 1 highlights: From Venus Williams' 'colour' violation to Naomi Osaka, the bullet train
Here's a look at some of the biggest off-court stories from Day 1 of Wimbledon 2017.
Murray has been nursing a sore hip he sustained during his French Open semi-final loss to Stan Wawrinka in June.
Here are some photo highlights from the Day 1 of Wimbledon 2017
Wimbledon 2017: Dustin Brown mourns lost art of serve and volley, says grass courts should be faster
Flamboyant German shotmaker Dustin Brown mourned the lost art of serve and volley at Wimbledon on Monday, fearing that the slower courts will only conspire against him when he faces Andy Murray.
Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal warns rivals he'll be a force to reckon with if he survives early barrage
Rafael Nadal faces a tough road this Wimbledon, with Andy Murray or Stan Wawrinka lying in the last four before a potential final showdown against Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic.
Tennis strategy analyst Craig O'Shannessy said 81 percent of all points in the men's singles at last year's Wimbledon (and 77 percent in the women's singles), were finished in the first five shots.
Yuki Bhambri and veteran Leander Paes were knocked out of their respective ATP Challenger Tour events
World number one Andy Murray faces Andrey Kuznetsov, the world number 85, in his opening round. Third seed Stan Wawrinka, the 2015 winner and reigning US Open champion, starts against Jozef Kovalik.
Rafael Nadal powered into the second round of the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets win over Germany's Florian Mayer on Tuesday.