Madrid Open cancelled due to rise of coronavirus cases in Spain

The Madrid Open has been cancelled due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the Spanish capital. The clay-court tournament, which was scheduled for September 12-20, was seen as an important event for men’s and women’s players to prepare for the French Open, which begins on September 27. The only top-level clay-court event leading into
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Tour-level tennis has resumed after a five-month enforced break at the Palermo Ladies Open

Tour-level tennis resumed after a five-month enforced break, and players at the Palermo Ladies Open had to handle their own towels and not shake hands. The new proceedures as a result of coronavirus included no showers on site, and no autographs or photos with fans. A limited number of fans were allowed into the 1,500-seat
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Maria Sakkari considered running in the 100m at the national athletics championships

Maria Sakkari says she was so desperate for competition during the coronavirus shutdown she considered running in the 100m at the national athletics championships. The 25-year-old is seeded third at the WTA’s Palermo Ladies Open, which marks the return of professional tennis five months after it was halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Murray enters
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Inside the National Tennis Centre: How diligence and agility has driven elite tennis’ return

On May 15, two brothers took to a tennis court in south west London for the first time since the lockdown period had been imposed. One was celebrating his 33rd birthday and the other was eager to remind his ‘lil bro’ that he could still run him around a bit on court… Those two brothers
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Project host slams ‘brat’ Kyrgios

The Project co-host Peter van Onselen has slammed Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios after Sunday morning’s announcement he would not compete at this year’s US Open. Kyrgios read out a letter on his social media channels where he slammed tennis players and officials for pushing through with the New York tournament in the middle of
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Nick Kyrgios delivers parting shot at Adria Tour players after withdrawing from US Open

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the US Open because of his concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Kyrgios, the world number 40, said his decision “hurts me at my core” and criticised some of his fellow players in a video posted on social media. “I’ve got no problem with the USTA putting on the US Open
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Nick Kyrgios withdraws from US Open over coronavirus concerns

Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the US Open because of concerns over the coronavirus and in honour of Americans who have died from the illness. The 25-year-old has again criticised some of his fellow professionals for their decisions to ignore health advice during the coronavirus pandemic. Murray has concerns about flying to New York Murray
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Nick Kyrgios pulls out of US Open and makes Novak Djokovic jab in emotional statement

Nick Kygrios has confirmed he won’t be playing at the US Open this year, while criticising Novak Djokovic and other tennis players for their actions during the coronavirus pandemic. Kygrios released an emotional video statement on Saturday night announcing his decision Kyrgios has become the latest player to pull out of the tournament, after women’s
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Nick Kyrgios withdraws from US Open and pleads with tennis players to stop being selfish

An emotional Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from this year’s US Open and slammed money grabbing players in a passionate letter amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Kyrgios, the world No.40, has pleaded with fellow tennis players to stop being selfish and act responsibly amid a virus that does not discriminate. He joins fellow Australian and word No.1
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Andy Murray worried about flying to New York ahead of the US Open

Andy Murray admits he has apprehensions about flying to New York for the first time since lockdown ahead of the Western & Southern Open and US Open in the next couple of weeks. The Grand Slam will be played without fans in attendance with organisers United States Tennis Association planning to set up a strict
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