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Coco Gauff has the ability to change world for better, believes tennis legend Martina Navratilova
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Coco Gauff has the ability to change world for better, believes tennis legend Martina Navratilova

'She (Gauff) was really brought up with great qualities and it shows how she plays and it shows how she’s active now politically,' said Navratilova

French Open to allow up to 60 percent of seats to be filled for 2020 edition, say organisers
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French Open to allow up to 60 percent of seats to be filled for 2020 edition, say organisers

While a maximum of four spectators will be able to sit together on the main courts with an empty seat between two groups, the other courts will have an empty seat between two individuals.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Novak Djokovic, wife test negative in latest COVID-19 tests
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Novak Djokovic, wife test negative in latest COVID-19 tests

Novak Djokovic and his wife have tested negative for the coronavirus, his media team said on Thursday, 10 days after announcing they had contracted the disease.

Will COVID-19-hit season affect legacies of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams?
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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
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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.

Nick Kyrgios, Boris Becker trade insults on Twitter following Australian star's criticism of Novak Djokovic
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Nick Kyrgios, Boris Becker trade insults on Twitter following Australian star's criticism of Novak Djokovic

Kyrgios had previously criticised the organisers of the Balkan event and hit out at governing bodies for their plans to restart professional tennis during the pandemic.

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic defends Novak Djokovic after COVID-19 positives in Adria Tour exhibition tournament
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Manchester United's Nemanja Matic defends Novak Djokovic after COVID-19 positives in Adria Tour exhibition tournament

Djokovic was criticised for hosting the tennis tournament amid a pandemic after his coach Goran Ivanisevic and players Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki returned positive tests over the two legs in Serbia and Croatia.

No major financial impact on British tennis due to cancellation of Wimbledon, says All England club boss Richard Lewis
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No major financial impact on British tennis due to cancellation of Wimbledon, says All England club boss Richard Lewis

The US Open is going ahead as scheduled from the end of August while the French Open has moved to the end of September from May and Sally Bolton, who will succeed Lewis, said the AELTC would learn all they can from the tournaments.

'How selfish can you be?': Nick Kyrgios blasts Alexander Zverev for partying and self-isolation breach
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'How selfish can you be?': Nick Kyrgios blasts Alexander Zverev for partying and self-isolation breach

Alexander Zverev had stated he would enter self-isolation of 14 days after the Adria Tour debacle but was seen partying in Monte Carlo.

Andy Murray withdraws from third-place match at Battle of the Brits exhibition with 'shin problems'
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Andy Murray withdraws from third-place match at Battle of the Brits exhibition with 'shin problems'

Former world number one Murray, 33, returned to action following a seven-month injury layoff at the charity event organised by his brother Jamie this week.

Busy revised ATP calendar not safe for players, says three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray
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Busy revised ATP calendar not safe for players, says three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray

The ATP tour, which was suspended in March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, is set to restart on 14 August with the Citi Open, followed by the Cincinnati Masters, which will be held at Flushing Meadows before the US Open.

'We're happy to buckle down and help those who raised all of us': Somdev Devvarman gives back to tennis community
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'We're happy to buckle down and help those who raised all of us': Somdev Devvarman gives back to tennis community

Somdev Devvarman intends to give back to the tennis community, that brought him and others up, during these difficult times with his 'Love All' initiative.

Wuhan Open 2020 offers hope for all; would be tough to convince players to participate, says organiser
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Wuhan Open 2020 offers hope for all; would be tough to convince players to participate, says organiser

Wuhan has accounted for the majority of China’s coronavirus deaths to date and the city was subject to one of the strictest lockdowns in the world for 76 days.

Davis Cup, Fed Cup cancelled for 2020 due to coronavirus, will resume next year, says ITF
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Davis Cup, Fed Cup cancelled for 2020 due to coronavirus, will resume next year, says ITF

The ITF said the 18 nations that already qualified for the Davis Cup 2020 finals will keep those spots in 2021.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Novak Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic tests positive for virus
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Novak Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic tests positive for virus

Ivanisevic, who said he has no symptoms, attended the Adria Tour exhibition series, a charity event hosted by Djokovic in Belgrade and at the Adriatic resort of Zadar in Croatia.

Venus Williams signs to play World TeamTennis for 15th time; season to begin in July
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Venus Williams signs to play World TeamTennis for 15th time; season to begin in July

Williams will be a member of the Washington Kastles, one of nine teams that will gather at a resort in West Virginia for a three-week season starting 12 July.

'I feel well and don’t have symptoms': Tennis star Borna Coric says after contracting COVID-19 infection
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'I feel well and don’t have symptoms': Tennis star Borna Coric says after contracting COVID-19 infection

Coric was among several other players who tested positive for COVID-19 after playing in Novak Djokovic’s controversial Adria Tour tournament.

SAI to explore possibility of hiring differently-abled coaches to work with hearing, speech-impaired athletes
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SAI to explore possibility of hiring differently-abled coaches to work with hearing, speech-impaired athletes

In a virtual meeting with the Sports Minister, the AISCFD on Thursday highlighted the need for differently-abled coaches for its athletes for clear communication.

World No 3 Dominic Thiem apologises for taking part in Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour exhibition series
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World No 3 Dominic Thiem apologises for taking part in Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour exhibition series

Thiem, a two-time French Open finalist who lost to Djokovic in the Australian Open final this year, said he has been tested five times in the last 10 days but is negative for the virus.

'Protocols are in place for reason', Wimbledon chief expresses disappointment over botched Adria Tour
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'Protocols are in place for reason', Wimbledon chief expresses disappointment over botched Adria Tour

Wimbledon chief said, 'The images were disappointing and I think that ... what needs to come out of it is everybody involved — not just players, but administrators, organisers, entourages — understands that the protocols, rules and regulations are in place for a reason.'