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Reinvigorated Prajnesh Gunneswaran shifts focus to 2021 after promising year-end return

2:30 AM ETJonathan SelvarajESPN In what has been a largely indifferent year, Prajnesh Gunneswaran finally appeared to put recurring injury woes behind him and find a bit of momentum over the last couple of weeks. A runner-up finish in...

Boris Becker leaving role at German Tennis Federation, citing time

HAMBURG, Germany -- Tennis great Boris Becker said Wednesday he is stepping down from a position overseeing youth development and the Davis Cup team at the German Tennis Federation.The six-time major winner said he no longer had enough time...

David Dinkins Kept Loving Tennis, No Matter Who Mocked Him

“These programs teach our young people more than just tennis,” Dinkins wrote in The Times in 1990. “They reinforce values such as discipline, courteousness, good sportsmanship, team spirit and responsibility. And they provide our young people with an alternative...

Australian Open ‘likely’ to be delayed

Victorian Sports and Tourism Minister Martin Pakula concedes the 2021 Australian Open will "most likely" be delayed - but only by a week or two.Pakula on Wednesday also said the delicate negotiations between the governments and various stakeholders were...

Daniil Medvedev finds confidence, composure en route to first ATP Finals victory

LONDON -- Daniil Medvedev winning the season-ending ATP Finals over Dominic Thiem on Sunday was a fitting end to tennis' year in which very little went to script and the unexpected seemed to occur on a tournament-by-tournament basis.While Thiem,...

Daniil Medvedev defeats Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to win first ATP Finals

LONDON -- Nearing defeat, Daniil Medvedev suddenly switched tactics at the ATP Finals and collected the biggest title of his career by beating US Open champion Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Sunday. The fourth-ranked Medvedev became the...

Organisers optimistic for Australian Open despite coronavirus measures

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has moved to allay fears the season-opening tennis grand slam and its buildup tournaments could be hampered by strict biosecurity protocols to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.Tiley said on Sunday that...

Amid safety protocols, Australian Open dates should be known within two weeks

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Tennis Australia said the dates for next year's Australian Open in Melbourne should be known within two weeks.Chief executive Craig Tiley responded on Sunday to unsourced reports the season-opening grand slam event might be pushed back...

Dominic Thiem holds on to beat Novak Djokovic to reach ATP Finals title match

LONDON -- Dominic Thiem thought winning his first Grand Slam title at the US Open would make him calmer in the tensest moments of the biggest matches. He realized in his ATP Finals showdown with No. 1 Novak Djokovic...

Bulgaria’s Aleksandrina Naydenova given lifetime ban for match-fixing

LONDON -- The Tennis Integrity Unit has banned Bulgarian player Aleksandrina Naydenova for life and fined her $150,000 for match-fixing offenses.Naydenova "had partaken in match-fixing activity multiple times between 2015 and 2019," the anti-corruption body said in a statement...

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