USTA proposes staging two-tournament bubble, comprising US Open and Cincinnati Open, in New York starting late August
It is far from certain that either US Open or any other tournament in lead up can be played this year, but the maneuver is designed to help draw the needed support of government and public health officials as they manage the outbreak, travel and the economy.
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
World No 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas says his claim of being 'really close' to winning a Grand Slam was too big a statement
The 21-year-old Tsitsipas is ranked number six in the world and had announced he was “really close” to being crowned a Grand Slam champion after his triumph in the ATP Finals last year
Roger Federer takes the top spot for the first time in the Forbes highest paid athletes list, with $106 million of pre-tax earnings, edging past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
In this edition of 'The Heist', we look at some of the greatest escapes, greatest Houdini acts and greatest how-did-that-happen in recent memory from the tennis courts.
Roger Federer may not like it, but playing behind closed doors is the only viable option for tennis in 2020
We all know Roger Federer loves playing to a crowd, but right now the tennis world needs him to play to anything but a crowd. The Swiss has the power to lead the way and help make tennis a reality again in 2020, so the sooner he lets go of his fondness for applause, the better it would be for the sport.
Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Big three' of men's tennis won't lose much due to sport's suspension, says Vijay Amritraj
Amritraj said the trio of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafel Nadal, who have a tight grip over Grand Slam tournaments, won't feel any financial stress or the pressure of progress
Roger Federer's the best but Novak Djokovic remains Rafael Nadal's most difficult opponent, says ex-coach Toni
The “GOAT” (Greatest of all Time) debate in men’s tennis has divided opinion for a decade and remains a hot topic as the trio continue to dominate, having won the last 13 majors.
Novak Djokovic believes he will win the most Grand Slam titles and become the longest-reigning world number one by the time he retires, the 32-year-old Serb said in an interview.
Men's tennis' 'Greatest of all Time' should be decided on the basis of Grand Slam titles, says Ivan Lendl
While Djokovic says he does not feel antagonised by the lack of crowd support when he plays Federer or Nadal, Lendl said the affection of the public should not be a deciding factor
Todd Martin lauds Novak Djokovic’s ‘athleticism’, says there's no one ‘more unbeatable’ than Serb when he is at his best
There is no one more unbeatable in men’s tennis than Novak Djokovic when the Serbian is at his best, former world No 4 American Todd Martin has said.
Tennis governing bodies should use the time during the lengthy coronavirus shutdown to align their interests and fix the imbalance in the calendar, six-times Grand Slam winner Boris Becker.
WTA chief executive Steve Simon backs idea of merger with ATP, says coronavirus crisis can provide new opportunities
Still, the tours, which have operated independently since the WTA was founded in 1973, are now in an unprecedented position. Never before have both tour chiefs and the biggest stars in the men’s game publicly supported considering such a merger.
Andy Murray backs call for ATP and WTA merger, says 'important to bring more women into decision-making positions'
Andy Murray has backed Roger Federer’s call to merge the men’s and women’s tours, saying that many top male players believe it will be a positive step for tennis.
Coronavirus crisis forces sportspersons to contemplate playing behind closed doors while chess and poker go online
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed hyperactive sportspeople, used to living out of suitcases, to grapple with adjusting to the new normal, which is to stay at home and maintain fitness.
A summer without the French Open: Reflections on growing up with tennis, in a world that cannot afford sports
The French Open has been to my summer what a Rafael Nadal victory has been to the French Open: an inevitable, intractable fact of life.
Simona Halep's coach Darren Cahill backs idea of WTA-ATP merger, says idea would make tennis 'simpler'
Cahill said, 'I think, hypothetically, it would be a pretty good position for a tennis player to be in, because you know that every single decision being made is made in the best interest of the game.'
Former Grand Slam-winner Mats Wilander backs Roger Federer's suggestion of uniting men's, women's tennis
Wilander said merging the Tours would simplify television contracts and sponsorship deals. Currently TV viewers need two different pay-TV platforms to watch the men’s and women’s matches from the same tournament.
With no tournaments and earning potential on hold, these are worrying times for rank and file tennis players such as Noah Rubin, the American ranked 225th in the ATP rankings.
Federer began a string of posts on Twitter by saying the shutdown of tennis because of the coronavirus outbreak has given the sport an ideal opportunity to assess its future.