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Kyrgios out of Australian ATP Cup team as world ranking slips – tennis

Nick Kyrgios has paid the price for a year of inaction over Covid19 concerns after he was ruled out of Australia’s team for next month’s ATP Cup after his world ranking slipped to number 46 following a 11-month absence from the ATP Tour. The 25-year-old last played a competitive match at Acapulco in February after deciding to remain at home ...

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Djokovic, Nadal set to return for 2nd ATP Cup in Australia – tennis

ATP Cup champion Novak Djokovic and runner-up Rafael Nadal are set to return for the season-opening men’s team tennis event starting Feb. 1, but the United States will be missing because of a change in format that has halved the field. The inaugural event last year featured 24 teams and was played in three Australian cities, with Djokovic’s Serbia team ...

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Simon, Daniell and Andujar join ATP Council after Djokovic withdrawal – tennis

Gilles Simon, Marcus Daniell and Pablo Andujar were voted as the new members on the 2021-22 ATP Players Council, the governing body for men’s tennis said on Tuesday, days after world number one Novak Djokovic pulled out of the elections. Djokovic set up the breakaway Professional Tennis Players’ Association (PTPA) on the eve of the U.S. Open in September after ...

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Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Tiafoe win ATP awards for 2020 – tennis

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Frances Tiafoe were among the winners of the ATP’s top awards for 2020. Djokovic was the year-end No. 1 for a record-equaling sixth time after winning four titles including a record eighth Australian Open. U.S. Open champions Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares are the doubles No. 1s. Federer, who played only six singles ...

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Australian Open to start on Feb. 8 – ATP – tennis

The Australian Open will start on February 8, three weeks later than scheduled, the ATP Tour said in releasing an update of its calendar for 2021 revising the first seven weeks of the season. The start date of the main draw of the year’s first Grand Slam was originally slated for Jan. 18 and organisers Tennis Australia have been in ...

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Players can train in Australian Open quarantine, ATP Cup cancelled – report – tennis

Tennis Australia (TA) has been granted permission by the Victoria state government to allow players to train during their 14-day quarantine ahead of the Australian Open, local media reported on Friday. Organisers have been in lengthy discussions with authorities over the COVID-19 protocols to be established for those arriving in Australia ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year, ...

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Medvedev storms back to beat Thiem and claim ATP Finals title – tennis

Daniil Medvedev barged to the head of the queue of young pretenders as the Russian captured the biggest title of his career by beating Dominic Thiem 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4 in an absorbing climax to London’s last ATP Finals on Sunday. Thiem was on course to become the first Austrian to win the title, following on from his recent U.S. Open ...

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Nadal adapts, ATP Finals title still remains elusive – tennis

In the seventh game of the deciding set against Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal resorted to serve and volley thrice, losing the point each time as the volley wasn’t short enough, handing Medvedev the break at 3-3. But think of it: when was the last time one saw Nadal serve and volley thrice in a single game, or even a set? ...

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Thiem gets past Djokovic in 3-set semifinal at ATP Finals – tennis

Dominic Thiem ended Novak Djokovic’s bid for a record-tying sixth ATP Finals title, beating the top-ranked player 7-5, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (5) in the semifinals Saturday by grabbing seven of the last eight points. Thiem could have closed things more than an hour earlier, but he frittered away four match points in the second-set tiebreaker, including one by double-faulting. Then ...

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Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis, Nadal showdown still on – tennis

London’s farewell edition of the ATP Finals could still have its dream climax after world number one Novak Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-6(4) to seal a last-four spot on Friday. Defeat by Russian Daniil Medvedev had left the five-time champion needing to beat Germany’s Zverev to avoid a group stage exit and he obliged with a relatively comfortable win. ...

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