Italian Open could be expanded to 96 players as tennis officials face race against time to rewrite schedule
The ATP Tour approached Rome organizers with an expansion proposal and offered to cover the extra prize money that would be required, Italian Tennis Federation president Angelo Binaghi said Wednesday.
Madrid Open organisers last weekend were advised by local authorities not to stage the 2020 edition of the tournament due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.
Madrid Open organisers advised not to hold tournament by local health authorities amid spike in COVID-19 cases
The Madrid Open was postponed from the spring due to the severe virus outbreak that only a three-month lockdown of the country managed to get under control. With the economy back in motion, there has been a worrying uptick in cases in recent weeks.
When discussing the favourites to win the Madrid Open, the first name on most people’s lips would usually be claycourt king Rafa Nadal. Things are a little different this year though.
The men's and women's professional tennis tours are examining contingency plans for post-coronavirus rescheduling, including the possibility of pushing back the end of the 2020 season.
The tennis season was halted in early March due to the pandemic, leaving players in the lower tiers, who solely depend on tournament winnings, without any chance to earn a living
French Open 2019: How Angelique Kerber was ousted by 18-year-old Anastasia Potapova; Muguruza survives Round 1 exit scare
What did not help Kerber's cause was the fact that Potapova, standing firm at the baseline, sent shots all over court, and the German, still recovering from her right ankle injury, was not able to chase them all down
French Open 2019: Kiki Bertens has honed her claycourt skill sets to get to cusp of first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros
Seven years on from her first title, fighting through tournaments unseeded and as a qualifier, Kiki Bertens is on the cusp of a Grand Slam win in French Open.
The Serbian world number one widened his lead over Spaniard Rafael Nadal who was dumped out of the Madrid tournament by young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the semi-finals.
Madrid Open 2019: Victory over Rafael Nadal showcases a new Stefanos Tsitsipas, one reinventing himself quick and fast
In an era of tennis where the newest generation are making their presence felt among the old guard, Tsitsipas brings calmness, youth and maturity to the court
Italian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal hoping to revive claycourt season at Rome ahead of 12th Roland Garros title bid
Rafael Nadal heads into the final fortnight of the countdown to the French Open facing uncertainty after crashing out in his bid for a sixth title at the Madrid Open.
Madrid Open 2019: Kiki Bertens upsets Simona Halep in straight sets to clinch title and deny Romanian World No 1 ranking
Kiki Bertens pulled off a surprise victory over Simona Halep to win the Madrid Open, denying the Romanian a return to the top of the world rankings.
Madrid Open 2019: Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up final with Novak Djokovic after stunning Rafael Nadal in thrilling semi-final
Novak Djokovic will play Stefanos Tsitsipas for the Madrid Open title after the 20-year-old Greek stunned Rafael Nadal to win a thrilling semi-final
Madrid Open 2019: Roger Federer yet to decide on whether to accept wild card for Italian Open after quarter-final exit
Roger Federer said that he will spend the weekend deciding whether to play next week in Rome after falling to Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open quarter-finals.
Madrid Open 2019: Simona Halep through to final with win over Belinda Bencic; Dominic Thiem sets up Novak Djokovic clash
Bencic, who opened the door for Halep to possibly return to the top of the world ranking with her quarter-final defeat of current number one Naomi Osaka, took a tight second set in a tiebreaker
Madrid Open 2019: Naomi Osaka blames quarter-final loss to 'thinking about too many things' during match
Naomi Osaka admitted she 'was thinking about too many things' in her 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 Madrid Open quarter-final loss to Belinda Bencic.
Madrid Open 2019: Rafael Nadal thumps Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets; David Ferrer calls time on career
Rafael Nadal believes he is finding his rhythm again after beginning his bid for a sixth Madrid Open title by beating Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets.
Madrid Open 2019: Rafael Nadal begins bid for sixth title with straight sets win; Kei Nishikori sets up clash with Stan Wawrinka
Rafael Nadal made the perfect start to his bid for a sixth Madrid Open title on Wednesday by beating Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets.
Madrid Open 2019: Roger Federer posts convincing win over Richard Gasquet on return to clay after three-year absence
Roger Federer shook off a brief bout of pre-match jitters as he returned to clay after three years, posting a win over Richard Gasquet at the Madrid Open.
Madrid Open 2019: Novak Djokoic hammers Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-2 to enter third round; Simona Halep ousts Johanna Konta
Serbian World No 1 Novak Djokovic won the Madrid title in 2011 and 2016. He will be chasing a fourth straight Grand Slam trophy at Roland Garros next month.