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Novak Djokovic says 'not anti-vax' but would rather skip events than be forced into COVID-19 jab
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Novak Djokovic says 'not anti-vax' but would rather skip events than be forced into COVID-19 jab

In an interview to BBC, Djokovic said he did not want to be associated with the anti-vax movement, but supported an individual's right to choose.

Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes were on a break; a ZEE5 docuseries brings them back together
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Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes were on a break; a ZEE5 docuseries brings them back together

"It's not a puff piece but a 'tell all,'" insist Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, co-directors of Break Point, the docuseries featuring Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes' partnership and split on the tennis court.

French Open 2021: Organisers' lack of empathy for Naomi Osaka disconcerting as tennis star withdraws from Roland Garros
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French Open 2021: Organisers' lack of empathy for Naomi Osaka disconcerting as tennis star withdraws from Roland Garros

When something as complex as mental health needed to be treated with kid gloves and empathy, the organisers’ heavy-handed approach made things significantly worse.

Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty and the curious case of protective rankings
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Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty and the curious case of protective rankings

What was mind boggling was that Barty’s 1351 points lead over Naomi Osaka and 1931 points over Simona Halep was due almost entirely to tournaments she had played (and done well at) over a year before.

One-dimensional counterpuncher to mean server, Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in a league of his own
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One-dimensional counterpuncher to mean server, Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in a league of his own

Time and again, Djokovic has produced incredible tennis against some of his biggest opponents, especially against Nadal and Federer. Fans will obviously remember the 2019 Wimbledon final against crowd favorite Federer after being down two Championship points, but the transformation from good to great to legend started after his memorable Australian Open final against Nadal in 2012.

Rafael Nadal can overtake Roger Federer's record tally of 20 Grand Slam titles, feels fellow Spaniard Alex Corretja
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Rafael Nadal can overtake Roger Federer's record tally of 20 Grand Slam titles, feels fellow Spaniard Alex Corretja

Nadal suffered from injuries after last year’s Australian Open, but has hit back with a vengeance and, according to Corretja, has another three years left in him to win Grand Slams

Tennis legend Roger Federer says he 'really doesn't know' when to retire and he's not thinking about it
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Tennis legend Roger Federer says he 'really doesn't know' when to retire and he's not thinking about it

Two days into Federer's preparation for next season, he flies to Melbourne on 9 January, a week before the Australian Open draw, he is taking a 48-hour break, sitting out his fitness sessions

'Win a Grand Slam, Masters 1000 and finish in Top 3', Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas lays out plans for 2020
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'Win a Grand Slam, Masters 1000 and finish in Top 3', Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas lays out plans for 2020

'I understand that our top three are getting older and we are the ones coming up,' said Tsitsipas on the sidelines of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship

From domination of 'Big Three' in Grand Slams to Nadal powering Spain to victory in revamped Davis Cup Finals, the year in tennis
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From domination of 'Big Three' in Grand Slams to Nadal powering Spain to victory in revamped Davis Cup Finals, the year in tennis

The tennis season culminated in Madrid where the incarnation of the 119-year-old Davis Cup was won by the Nadal-inspired home side, beating Canada in an emotional final

ATP Finals 2019: Novak Djokovic gunning for sixth year-end title, wresting control of World No 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal
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ATP Finals 2019: Novak Djokovic gunning for sixth year-end title, wresting control of World No 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal

Djokovic is bidding to equal Pete Sampras' record of finishing six years as the world's best player, while Nadal is looking to achieve the feat for the fifth time

Swiss Indoors: Roger Federer set to check off another landmark as he gears up for his career's 1,500th match
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Swiss Indoors: Roger Federer set to check off another landmark as he gears up for his career's 1,500th match

Roger Federer will check off another landmark on Monday when he starts his bid for a 10th Basel title by playing the 1,500th match of his career.

Andy Murray's mother Judy says her son is 'getting better with each match' and is on track for full fitness starting 2020 season
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Andy Murray's mother Judy says her son is 'getting better with each match' and is on track for full fitness starting 2020 season

Andy Murray, who is set to climb into the top 250 of the ATP rankings, is already in Antwerp planning to play in the ATP 250 event next week

Shanghai Masters 2019: Stefanos Tsitsipas credits social media detox for first-ever win over Felix Auger-Aliassime
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Shanghai Masters 2019: Stefanos Tsitsipas credits social media detox for first-ever win over Felix Auger-Aliassime

The 21-year-old Tsitsipas was speaking after defeating another promising talent, the 19-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime, to reach the last 16 of the Shanghai Masters

China Open 2019: Andy Murray beats Cameron Norrie in three sets to advance to quarterfinals; Bianca Andreescu beats Elise Mertens to reach last 16
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China Open 2019: Andy Murray beats Cameron Norrie in three sets to advance to quarterfinals; Bianca Andreescu beats Elise Mertens to reach last 16

The hard-fought triumph over 69th-ranked Norrie means Murray reaches the last eight in singles on the ATP Tour for the first time since Shenzhen in September last year

China Open 2019: Andy Murray scores biggest win since hip surgery, beats US Open semi-finalist Matteo Berrettini in first round
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China Open 2019: Andy Murray scores biggest win since hip surgery, beats US Open semi-finalist Matteo Berrettini in first round

Murray showed glimpses of the steely determination which made him number one in 2016 as he grabbed the first set from the eighth-seeded Berrettini

Naomi Osaka splits with coach Jermaine Jenkins following US Open fourth-round exit
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Naomi Osaka splits with coach Jermaine Jenkins following US Open fourth-round exit

Osaka has now sacked her second coach in seven months and took to Twitter to announce that she feels that the time is right for the change

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal’s improved backhand has made him a formidable hardcourt threat even in Djokovic Era
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US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal’s improved backhand has made him a formidable hardcourt threat even in Djokovic Era

Armed with an improved backhand to go with the already formidable game he possessed, Rafael Nadal is breaking new ground even at the age of 33.

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal edges Daniil Medvedev in gruelling five-set encounter to clinch 19th Grand Slam title
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US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal edges Daniil Medvedev in gruelling five-set encounter to clinch 19th Grand Slam title

Nadal moved one shy of Roger Federer's record 20 Grand Slams and became the second-oldest New York champion in the Open era after Ken Rosewall in 1970 at 35

US Open 2019: Elise Mertens, Aryna Sabalenka down Victoria Azarenka, Ashleigh Barty to win women's doubles title
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US Open 2019: Elise Mertens, Aryna Sabalenka down Victoria Azarenka, Ashleigh Barty to win women's doubles title

Mertens and Sabalenka beat Azarenka and Barty in straight sets 7-5, 7-5 to capture their first Grand Slam title

US Open 2019: 'The Future is now' Twitter reacts as 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu wins first major
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US Open 2019: 'The Future is now' Twitter reacts as 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu wins first major

Andreescu took charge early in the U.S. Open final, going up by a set and two breaks, then held off a late charge by Williams to win 6-3, 7-5 for the championship