Rafael Nadal withdraws from Laver Cup after doubles with Roger Federer due to ‘personal reasons’

CNN  —  Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the remainder of the Laver Cup due to personal reasons, after partnering with his longtime rival and friend Roger Federer in doubles to mark the end of Federer’s career. The Laver Cup confirmed Nadal’s withdrawal on Twitter on Saturday, adding that he would be replaced by Briton Cameron … Read more

Serena Williams ‘paved the way’ for mothers to keep playing tennis, says Martina Navratilova

CNN  —  Tennis great Martina Navratilova thinks more women will continue to play professional tennis after having children – thanks largely to Serena Williams. When she retired from tennis last month, the 41-year-old Williams left behind a legacy that stretches well beyond her 23 grand slam titles, the last of which she won at the … Read more

Novak Djokovic: Serbian scientists name new species of beetle after tennis star

CNN  —  Serbian scientists have named a new species of beetle after tennis great Novak Djokovic due to its speed, strength, flexibility, durability and ability to survive in a difficult environment, Serbian media reported on Friday. The insect, which belongs to the Duvalius genus of ground beetles that are present in Europe, was discovered several … Read more

Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Astana Open final to win his 90th career ATP title

CNN  —  Novak Djokovic claimed his 90th career ATP Tour title by cruising past Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Astana Open in Kazakhstan. The Serb needed just 76 minutes to win 6-3 6-4 and cement his place at November’s season-ending ATP Finals in Turin, Italy. Victory at the Astana Open was Djokovic’s second … Read more

Novak Djokovic is welcome at Australian Open, says tournament director; Russian and Belarusian players can compete

CNN  —  Novak Djokovic would be welcomed to play at the Australian Open if he can obtain a visa, according to tournament director Craig Tiley. The former world No. 1 was deported from Australia in January following a prolonged saga, including time in detention, preventing his participation in this year’s Australian Open due to his … Read more