Novak Djokovic goes from aiding lower ranked players to endangering countless in miserably quick fall as role model
Djokovic is not being berated for failing to live up to the lofty expectations that come with the territory of being an all-time great; he is being slammed because he behaved like a stupid, selfish jerk.
Roland Garros 2020: Tournament to be held with fans, tickets to go on sale late June or early July, says French federation president
Roland Garros, unlike its US counterpart, will be held with fans when it takes place from 27 September - 11 October, the head of the French tennis federation (FFT) said on Wednesday.
World No 12 Petra Kvitova returned to court dressed for Roland Garros but was happy to triumph in the women’s draw at an all-Czech tournament.
In alternate universe: Rafael Nadal begins chase for 20th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, Serena Williams her 24th
With Roland Garros rescheduled, players and fans alike are left to merely think and talk about what might have been happening in Paris during the 15-day period that began Sunday and ends 7 June, the original date of the men's singles final at Court Philippe Chatrier
Roland Garros could be played with limited or no fans as Court Philippe Chatrier enters modern era with retractable roof
When — or if — Roland Garros is held later in 2020, though, it is possible there could be zero — or a limited number — of people allowed to attend the event, which broke its attendance record last year with 520,000.
The coronavirus pandemic has stalled young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas’s burgeoning career but he remains philosophical about the current tennis shutdown.
This break is a necessary evil. My body needed it, even though I didn't want it, Serena tells sister Venus Williams
Serena and Venus Williams — owners of a combined 30 Grand Slam titles in singles and an additional 14 in doubles as a pair — shared their thoughts and more after doing yoga together during an online session
Coronavirus Outbreak: Roland Garros may be held without fans, hints French Tennis Federation president
The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held 24 May - 7 June, but was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic and rescheduled for 20 September - 4 October.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Unlike Rafael Nadal, ATP tour chief Andrea Gaudenzi not ruling out 2020 return
Wimbledon has been cancelled and Roland Garros postponed from its usual May start to September, while the status of the US Open, scheduled to take place in late August, is still unclear.
World number one Novak Djokovic said he initially struggled to cope with the uncertainty surrounding when tennis can restart after its shutdown in early March due to the novel coronavirus.
ATP chief Andrea Gaudenzi is hoping to salvage as much of the tennis season as possible with two grand slams yet to be played.
Richard Lewis, who is set to step down as Wimbledon chief executive in July, said he hoped the situation will stabilise in the coming months to allow the hardcourt season to get underway before the US Open begins on 24 August.
Wimbledon became the first Grand Slam tournament to be cancelled in a calendar year since Australian Open moved from December to January in 1986.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 getting postponed until 2021 may be a blessing for tennis calendar ravaged by coronavirus
Tennis has also been impacted by the flu-like disease that has killed more than 17,200 people worldwide since emerging in China late last year.
Coronavirus pandemic: Ashleigh Barty says she will defend Roland Garros title whenever tournament gets underway
Roland Garros champion Ashleigh Barty did not receive a heads up from tournament chief Guy Forget about moving the 2020 edition back by four months but said she would grasp any chance she gets to defend her title.
Coronavirus pandemic: Roland Garros’ decision to reschedule claycourt Major smacks of miscommunication and short-sightedness
It is hard not to think that Roland Garros were just trying to flex their muscle by unilaterally rescheduling their tournament to September. And the game of one-upmanship that the move has prompted is a sorry indictment of their short-sightedness.
From Vasek Pospisil to Naomi Osaka, tennis players express displeasure over Roland Garros postponement to September due to coronavirus
The French Tennis Federation (FFT) on Tuesday said the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros would now take place from 20 September - 4 October, dates that clash with several other events
Laver Cup organisers say the exhibition event will go ahead in September as planned despite Roland Garros moving to the same dates as the implications of the French Tennis Federation’s shock gambit began to reverberate on Wednesday.
US Open criticises unilateral changes to Grand Slam calendar after Roland Garros rejig, promises consultation over changes
The revised date of Roland Garros sees them begin a week after the final of the US Open and results in clashes with ATP tournaments in Metz, St. Petersburg, Chengdu, Sofia and Zhuhai as well as WTA events in Guangzhou, Seoul, Tokyo and Wuhan.
Roland Garros organisers say cancelling slam was 'unthinkable' after copping criticism over postponement
French tennis federation president Bernard Giudicelli said, 'For us it was unthinkable (to cancel), the only thing we had in mind was the interest of the tournament and of the players.'