Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal among big names in initial entry lists for Cincinnati; top-ranked Ashleigh Barty excluded
However, just because a player is on Wednesday’s lists does not mean she or he necessarily will compete at the New York-hosted Cincinnati event.
Serve-and-volley tennis was not a feature of the sport from its inception, and it only came to prominence in the 1950s. However, it presented a genuinely innovative way to explore court geometry.
'Gambler' Stan Wawrinka is underestimated, can beat anyone from the Big Four on his day, says his coach Magnus Norman
Wawrinka, 35, was the last man to win a Grand Slam singles title outside the trio of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic when he won the 2016 US Open.
Will COVID-19-hit season affect legacies of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams?
How will Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic — known as the Big Three of the men’s game — along with Serena Williams, fare whenever they do return to competition?
Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour event lacked bit of common sense, says former ATP players' council head Vijay Amritraj
Djokovic has apologised and admitted it was probably “too soon” to run the event, which was played in front of packed stands in Belgrade.
Novak Djokovic says 'Big Three' rivalry with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal a great promotion for tennis
Novak Djokovic still feels inspired by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the men’s world number one tennis player has said, adding that the rivalry between the so-called ‘Big Three’ is a great promotion for the sport.
US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic says it's important that all players are free to travel to New York for Grand Slam
World No 1 Novak Djokovic says he is excited by the prospect of playing at the US Open but says it would only be fair if every player eligible is able to compete
US Open 2020 to be held on scheduled dates without fans after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gives go ahead
Even with the go-ahead from the state, one significant question remains for the US Open: Which players actually will participate?
Kyrgios, who has been in lockdown in Australia since the pandemic brought a halt to the ATP Tour, appeared more concerned about having to undergo 14 days of self-isolation upon his return home from Flushing Meadows.
Coronavirus Outbreak: US Open to go ahead without fans despite objections from top players, say reports
Wimbledon was cancelled altogether while the French Open has been moved to September and is due to start one week after the scheduled US Open men’s final.
World No 1 Ashleigh Barty joins list of high-profile players expressing concerns over US Open timing
Ash Barty has joined the ranks of high-profile players concerned over the staging of the US Open while there’s still so much uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic.
Women's tennis in great spot, men need new Grand Slam champions, says Australian coach Darren Cahill
While the women’s game is replete with fresh champions, the men’s side has witnessed the so-called ‘Big Three’ of Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer sharing the last 13 Grand Slam titles between them.
Kyrgios tweeted, "The ATP is trying to make the US Open go ahead. Selfish with everything going on at the moment. Obviously COVID, but also with the riots, together we need to overcome these challenges before tennis returns in my opinion."
American Danielle Collins criticises Novak Djokovic's stand against playing the US Open with restricted protocols
Danielle Collins hits out at Djokovic, she said, 'This is a massive opportunity for players to start making money again, and here we have the top player in the world saying only being able to bring one person with (him) will be too difficult.'
Novak Djokovic is fretting about harsh restrictions on players’ entourages and other extreme changes proposed for the US Open — and saying he might not participate if it is played.
Britain’s Dan Evans dismisses Novak Djokovic's US Open concerns over COVID-19 protocols, says compromises should be made
Dan Evans believes Novak Djokovic’s concerns about players having only one member of their support staff at the US Open does not apply to the majority of the field and compromises should be made when action resumes.
Novak Djokovic says playing at US Open will be an impossible task due to 'extreme' COVID-19 protocol
The suspension of the tennis season was last extended until the end of July but Djokovic, a three-time champion in New York, is not sure the tournament will go ahead.
During his stint with Becker, Djokovic won six Grand Slam titles. After they parted ways, Becker was named by the German tennis federation as head of men’s tennis, a position he holds today.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Rafael Nadal not sure about US Open being held in 2020, says it depends on COVID-19, travel
Nadal thinks there are two key requirements for the US Open to happen — and for tennis to resume anywhere: assurances about being protected from the coronavirus and having everyone be able to fly internationally.
A big secret to success on clay is the skill of the slide, which involves getting into position to hit a ball and quickly changing directions for the next shot