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Boris Becker accused of failing to surrender Wimbledon trophies – tennis

Tennis great Boris Becker appeared in a London court on Thursday, accused of failing to surrender two of his Wimbledon trophies to be sold to settle his debts. The 52-year-old Becker, who was declared bankrupt in 2017, has also failed to turn over his two Australian Open trophies, according to a new 28-count indictment that claims he hasn’t complied with ...

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I regret US Open and Roland Garros failures, says Djokovic – tennis

Novak Djokovic has played some of the best tennis of his life in 2020 but he regrets the failure to win either the U.S. Open or the French Open in his bid to become the world’s most trophy-laden player, the world number one said on Thursday. Having won the Australian Open in January, Djokovic was disqualified at the U.S. Open ...

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Djokovic marks Italian teenager Jannik Sinner as a potential number one – tennis

Novak Djokovic feels Italian teenager Jannik Sinner leads the pack of ‘Next Gen’ players with the potential of becoming a future world number one, the Serbian said after all but securing his year-end top ranking with a win in Vienna on Wednesday. Djokovic saved four set points in the opener against Croatia’s Borna Coric to win 7-6(11) 6-3 to reach ...

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Julia Goerges retires from tennis at 31 – tennis

Former Wimbledon semifinalist Julia Goerges announced her retirement from tennis Wednesday at the age of 31. The German reached her highest ranking of ninth in the world in 2018 and was ranked 45th at her retirement. Her most recent match was a second-round loss to fellow German Laura Siegemund at the French Open. Goerges, in a letter addressed to the ...

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Djokovic pulls out of Paris Masters with no points to win – tennis

Novak Djokovic has decided not to enter the Paris Masters because he has no points to win at the Nov. 2-8 event as he bids to retain the world number one spot come end of season, the 33-year-old Serb said. “I won’t play in Paris as I can’t add to my points tally but I will go to Vienna and ...

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Roger Federer pain-free and on track for Australian Open – tennis

Roger Federer is practising pain-free after undergoing two knee surgeries this year and says he expects to return to the circuit at the Australian Open in January. The 39-year-old Swiss reached the semi-finals at Melbourne Park at the start of the year but missed the rest of the season after undergoing a second arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. “I’m ...

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Andy Murray pulls out from Cologne event with pelvic problem – tennis

Andy Murray has suffered another injury setback and has pulled out of this week’s ATP Tour event in Germany due to a lingering pelvic problem, the former world number one said, raising doubts over his participation for the remainder of the year. The Briton returned from a second hip surgery in January 2019 to win the Antwerp title seven months ...

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Wimbledon plans return in 2021, with or without fans – tennis

The Wimbledon tennis tournament is planning its comeback in 2021. Wimbledon was the only Grand Slam tournament canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the All England Club announced plans Friday for its return next year. “Staging The Championships in 2021 is our number one priority and we are actively engaged in scenario planning in order to deliver ...

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Querrey accused of leaving Russia despite virus positive – tennis

U.S. tennis player Sam Querrey was placed in isolation by Russian authorities after testing positive for the coronavirus but left the country on a private plane, organizers of the St. Petersburg Open said on Thursday. The tournament said Querrey and his wife tested positive on Sunday, the day before main draw play started. They tested negative on arrival in Russia ...

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French Open champ Swiatek adjusting to celebrity status – tennis

French Open champion Iga Swiatek says she is trying to adjust to her new celebrity status after becoming the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title. The 19-year-old beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in Saturday’s final to become the youngest winner of the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros since Monica Seles in 1992. “It’s pretty ...

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