Novak Djokovic marks Jannik Sinner down as a future world No 1

Novak Djokovic has marked Italian teenager Jannik Sinner down as having the potential to become a future world No 1. The Serb all but secured his year-end top ranking with his latest win against Croatia’s Borna Coric in Vienna on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Erste Bank Open. The win meant the 17-time
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Novak Djokovic says matching Pete Sampras’ season-ending No 1 achievement would be amazing

Novak Djokovic has admitted matching Pete Sampras’ season-ending No 1 achievement would be “a dream come true”. American legend Sampras finished top of the rankings in six consecutive years between 1993 and 1998. Djokovic is currently level with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for five seasons on top – 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018
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Schwartzman eases through, Shapovalov stunned by Simon

Diego Schwartzman eased to a straight-sets win over home hope Oscar Otte but there was a shock in store for Denis Shapovalov at the Cologne Championships. Second seed Schwartzman, ranked ninth in the world, needed just 81 minutes to seal a 6-3, 6-2 victory, setting up a third-round meeting with Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. It was a less happy outing for
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Tennis great Billie Jean King and Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn join NWSL’s Angel City investors

Tennis great Billie Jean King and Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn are among a slew of additional investors announced by the National Women’s Soccer League’s Los Angeles-based expansion franchise. The franchise, which will known as Angel City Football Club, will become the NWSL’s 11th team when they begin playing in 2022. Federer expects Australian Open
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Boris Becker accused of failing to hand over Wimbledon trophies to settle debts

Former Grand Slam tennis champion Boris Becker has been accused of failing to hand over trophies – including the 1985 Wimbledon men’s singles title which catapulted the then-unknown 17-year-old to sporting stardom – so they could be sold to settle his debts. The 52-year-old German national, who was declared bankrupt in June 2017, is accused
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Zverev too strong as Auger-Aliassime’s rotten finals record goes on

Alexander Zverev won his first title of the year with a comprehensive victory over Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime at the Cologne Indoors. Zverev, beaten by Dominic Thiem in his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open last month, was knocked out of the French Open in disappointing fashion in the fourth round by Jannik Sinner. The
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Murray: Nadal and Djokovic will surpass Federer's 20 major titles

Andy Murray predicts Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will surpass Roger Federer’s 20 Grand Slam titles after the Spaniard drew level with the Swiss maestro by winning his 13th French Open Andy Murray hailed Nadal’s record in Paris as ‘one of the best records in sport’ The Scot crashed out of Roland Garros after losing
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Perfect in Paris, Rafael Nadal overwhelms Novak Djokovic at French Open to tie Roger Federer – The Denver Post

PARIS — All the years of work, all the many wins, led to this moment, with Rafael Nadal preparing to serve against Novak Djokovic, one point from a 13th French Open championship, one point from a 20th Grand Slam trophy to tie Roger Federer’s record for men. Nadal swept his right foot along the baseline,
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Nadal gets record-tying 20th Slam title at French

PARIS — Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles by producing a nearly perfect performance against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on Sunday. Nadal equaled long-time rival Federer for the most major singles tennis championships won by a man and added to his own record at Roland Garros with No.
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Rafael Nadal dominates Novak Djokovic to reign supreme at Roland Garros and draw level with Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal swept Novak Djokovic aside to win the French Open for the 13th time and equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 grand slam titles. The two great rivals now sit atop the men’s all-time standings after Nadal’s quite brilliant 6-0 6-2 7-5 victory over world number one Djokovic. The Spaniard has been dominant for
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