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COMMENT: Yes, Novak Djokovic is flawed, but his greatness should be allowed to define him

Novak Djokovic has been roundly criticised for showing his frustrations on court at the Olympics, but surely we must forgive our greats their flaws? --- As...

‘I could not play – my body decided’ – Rafael Nadal explains Wimbledon and Olympics absences

Rafael Nadal says a foot injury sustained at Roland Garros forced him out of Wimbledon and the Olympics earlier this summer.Nadal lost out at...

‘What Novak Djokovic has achieved this year is amazing,’ says Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal says Novak Djokovic has achieved 'something amazing' this year whether he wins the calendar slam or not.Djokovic has already won the Australian...

‘One Olympics medal is not good by my standards,’ says Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic says 'only' winning one Olympics medal in four appearances at the Games is well below his expectations.Djokovic was the favourite for gold...

Nick Kyrgios drops retirement hint, admitting: ‘I feel like every tournament could be my last’

Nick Kyrgios has suggested he may be set for early retirement by admitting he 'feels weird about his career' right now.The Australian is only...

‘Dominic Thiem can beat anyone’ – Coach warns against dismissing ailing US Open champion

Dominic Thiem can still beat anyone and may have his best years still ahead of him, says coach Nicolas Massu.Things have not gone well...

Rafael Nadal has prompted ‘unprecedented interest’ in Citi Open, says tournament chief

Rafael Nadal has 'the whole town buzzing' for his first ever appearance at the Citi Open, says the event's tournament director.Nadal skipped Wimbledon and...

Olympic bronze medal is ‘best title of my career,’ says Pablo Carreno Busta after Novak Djokovic upset

Pablo Carreno Busta described his Olympics bronze medal as 'the best title of his career' after beating Novak Djokovic.Carreno Busta faced the world number...

‘This is for Roger Federer and Martina Hingis,’ says Olympics gold medal winner Belinda Bencic

Belinda Bencic won the women's singles gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics before dedicating it to compatriots Martina Hingis and Roger Federer.Bencic was not...

‘I have played with pain and exhaustion,’ admits Novak Djokovic after Olympics disappointment

Novak Djokovic revealed he is suffering from 'abnormal pain and exhaustion' after he left the Olympics without a medal.Djokovic lost his semi-final to Alexander...

‘I feel terrible,’ admits Novak Djokovic as bid for Golden Slam ends in Tokyo

Novak Djokovic says he 'feels terrible' after his loss to Alexander Zverev in the Olympics semi-finals.The world number one started the match brilliantly and...

‘It was such a mess’ – Stefanos Tsitsipas coach blasts Tokyo Olympics over athlete’s living conditions

Christos Fiotakis, the fitness coach who was working with Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Olympics has blasted organisers of the event.Tsitsipas was tipped for a...

Alexander Zverev: ‘I told Novak Djokovic he is the greatest player of all time’

Alexander Zverev says he believes Novak Djokovic is the 'greatest player of all time' after ending his hopes of a Golden Slam.Djokovic was bidding...

Andy Murray on Tokyo Olympics exit: ‘I am crushed, but s**t happens’

Andy Murray said he felt 'crushed' as his Olympics journey was ended by Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in Tokyo.Murray was pairing with Joe...

‘I’ll need to take a break after the Olympics,’ admits Andy Murray

Andy Murray thinks he'll be 'physically okay' for the rest of his Olympics doubles challenge but admits he'll need to take a break after...

‘I’m thriving on the energy of the Olympic village,’ says Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is through to the third round in his Tokyo Olympic campaign and says he is thriving on being around other athletes in...

‘My attitude wasn’t that great,’ admits Naomi Osaka after shock Olympic defeat

Naomi Osaka has made a shock exit at the Tokyo Olympics after losing in the third round to world number 42 Marketa Vondrousova in...

Olympics men’s round up: Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas through but Andrey Rublev out

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev have made winning debuts at the Tokyo Olympics but Andrey Rublev is out after defeat from Kei Nishikori.Zverev made...

‘I feel a little bit out of my body right now,’ says Naomi Osaka after Olympic winning start

Naomi Osaka has made a winning start at the Tokyo Olympics, beating Zheng Saisai of China 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round. Osaka hasn't played...

‘I was just too erratic today,’ admits Ashleigh Barty on Olympic early exit

Ashleigh Barty has suffered a surprise early exit at the Tokyo Olympics against Spaniard Sorribes Tormo.The world number one came into the Olympics on...

Andy Murray makes ‘difficult decision to withdraw’ from Olympics singles competition

Andy Murray has seen his hopes of a third successive Olympic singles gold medal dashed after he suffered a fresh injury in Tokyo.Murray won...

Novak Djokovic after Olympics opener: ‘The humidity is brutal but I was solid on the court’

Novak Djokovic described the humidity at the Olympics as 'brutal' after he came through his first round match against Hugo Dellien.Djokovic was in complete...

Iga Swiatek comments on high humidity at Tokyo Olympics: ‘It’s hard to get used to’

Iga Swiatek admitted she was struggling to adapt to the conditions in Tokyo after beating Mona Barthel in her Olympics opener.The 2020 French Open...

‘This is just sad’ – Nick Kyrgios takes to Twitter to complain about ATP events

Nick Kyrgios says clay events between the grass season and US hardcourt swing are 'detrimental to the sport.'The tennis season has been frantic so...

Frances Tiafoe: ‘Novak Djokovic is trying to achieve something crazy and I want to stop him’

Frances Tiafoe says he Novak Djokovic is 'trying to achieve something crazy' this year but he wants to be the man to stop him.Djokovic...

‘It’s a joke!’ – Daniil Medvedev angry with Olympics scheduling despite first-round win

Daniil Medvedev has branded the scheduling of matches at the Olympics as 'a joke' after his first round win over Alexander Bublik.The Russian got...

Novak Djokovic: ‘Let’s talk about history if everything goes great here’

Novak Djokovic says he is only comfortable talking about him making history if he actually achieves it.The world number one is going for the...

‘Anything can happen’ – Novak Djokovic names three ‘favourites’ for Olympic gold

Novak Djokovic has named Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Daniil Medvedev as his main rivals for Olympics gold.The event has suffered from a spate...

Novak Djokovic handed tough Olympics draw as he chases Golden Slam

Novak Djokovic has been handed a tough draw as he bids for Olympics gold in Tokyo.Djokovic has already won all three of this years...

Naomi Osaka and Iga Swiatek in same quarter of exciting Olympics draw

Naomi Osaka has been drawn in the same quarter of the draw as Iga Swiatek in the women's singles Olympics competition in Tokyo.Osaka has...

‘Novak Djokovic is the last man standing of the Big Four,’ says analyst

Novak Djokovic is the one 'constant' in tennis and the last of the Big Four standing says Boris Becker although he's excited watching the...

‘I am proud of myself, I deserve it,’ says Goran Ivanisevic on Hall of Fame induction

Goran Ivanisevic has been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and says he deserves the accolade despite all the ups and downs...

‘Alexander Zverev fails every time due to the same mistakes,’ says Boris Becker

Alexander Zverev is his own worst enemy at Grand Slams says former champion and fellow compatriot Boris Becker.Zverev, who is ranked world number five,...

‘Proud to join the fight’ – Novak Djokovic confirms he will attempt Golden Slam

Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will be going for the 'golden slam' this summer by committing to play the Olympics.Djokovic has already won the...

‘Nobody tested Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon,’ admits coach Marian Vajda

Coach Marian Vajda has admitted that he felt that no one really 'tested' Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon.Djokovic won his third major of the year...

‘Beating Roger Federer was indescribable, but I want more,’ says Hubert Hurkacz

Hubert Hurkacz described beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon as 'indescribable,' although he wished he could have built on it.Hurkacz beat Federer in the quarter-finals,...

Goran Ivanisevic: ‘Coaching Novak Djokovic is very stressful but I love it’

Goran Ivanisevic says it is 'very stressful' to coach world number one Novak Djokovic but he wouldn't change it.Djokovic is having arguably the greatest...

‘I have had a setback with my knee,’ says Roger Federer as he withdraws from Olympics

Roger Federer has revealed he has suffered an injury 'setback' that has forced him to withdraw from the Olympics.Federer missed 16 months of tennis...

Richard Gasquet: ‘Novak Djokovic is definitely the best, but Roger Federer is the greatest’

Novak Djokovic is 'definitely best' player of all time, but Roger Federer is 'irreplaceable' as the Greatest, says Richard Gasquet.Djokovic is now level with...

Novak Djokovic officially confirmed for ATP Finals after ‘extraordinary’ run of results

Novak Djokovic has already qualified for the ATP Finals after his remarkle performance in 2021.Djokovic became only the fifth man in history after Jack...

‘Novak Djokovic is writing the history of our sport,’ says Matteo Berrettini

Matteo Berrettini says Novak Djokovic is 'writing the history of tennis' after he won a 20th major at Wimbledon.Djokovic lost the first set to...

Novak Djokovic tips ‘Italian Hammer’ Matteo Berrettini for big future

Novak Djokovic tipped 'Italian Hammer' Matteo Berrettini for a big future after he denied him a maiden Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.Berrettini gave a...

Novak Djokovic pays humble tribute to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal after equalling record

Novak Djokovic says his rivalry with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer is a key reason for his continued success.Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini on Centre...

‘The most incredible feeling I’ve ever experienced,’ says Wimbledon winner Ashleigh Barty

Ashleigh Barty says the 'stars aligned' to help her win her first Wimbledon title and reveals it was the best feeling she's ever had...

‘He is a great player’ – Novak Djokovic sends classy message to tearful Denis Shapovalov

Novak Djokovic paid tribute to opponent Denis Shapovalov after the Canadian departed their Wimbledon semi-final in tears.Shapovalov was playing in only his 10th ever...

Denis Shapovalov: ‘Matteo Berrettini can make things uncomfortable for Novak Djokovic’

Denis Shapovalov has tipped Matteo Berrettini to 'make things uncomfortable' for Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.Shapovalov gave a fine account of himself in...

‘Grand Slams are everything,’ says Novak Djokovic after reaching Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic says that 'Grand Slams are everything' to him now as he pursues yet more records.Djokovic can draw level with Roger Federer and...

‘As good a tennis match I’ll ever play’ – Ashleigh Barty powers into first Wimbledon final

Ashleigh Barty said her Wimbledon semi-final win over Angelique Kerber was 'as good a tennis match I'll ever play.'Barty was in irresistible form against...

Rafael Nadal confirms comeback date, saying: ‘I am looking forward to playing again’

Rafael Nadal has revealed he will make his return to tennis at the Citi Open in Washington in August.Nadal decided to skip Wimbledon this...

‘The Roger Federer intimidation factor is starting to fade,’ says Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander believes the 'intimidation factor' of Roger Federer has started to fade following his Wimbledon defeat to Hubert Hurkacz.Federer was comprehensively outclassed by...

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COMMENT: Yes, Novak Djokovic is flawed, but his greatness should be allowed to define him

Novak Djokovic has been roundly criticised for showing his frustrations on court at the Olympics, but surely we must forgive our greats their flaws? --- As...

‘I could not play – my body decided’ – Rafael Nadal explains Wimbledon and Olympics absences

Rafael Nadal says a foot injury sustained at Roland Garros forced him out of Wimbledon and the Olympics earlier this summer.Nadal lost out at...

‘What Novak Djokovic has achieved this year is amazing,’ says Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal says Novak Djokovic has achieved 'something amazing' this year whether he wins the calendar slam or not.Djokovic has already won the Australian...

‘One Olympics medal is not good by my standards,’ says Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic says 'only' winning one Olympics medal in four appearances at the Games is well below his expectations.Djokovic was the favourite for gold...