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French Open postponed because of coronavirus

Tennis Mar 18, 2020

French Open postponed because of coronavirus

The French Open was postponed for about four months because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting from May to September and juggling the tennis calendar. The French tennis federation said Tuesday it will hold its 15-day clay-court event at Roland Garros in Paris from Sept. 20 ...

ATP halts events for six weeks; WTA calls off three tournaments

Tennis Mar 13, 2020

ATP halts events for six weeks; WTA calls off three tournaments

The ATP suspended all men's professional tennis tournaments for six weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the WTA said Thursday it was calling off three events for now and would decide on any further changes to the women's tour schedule within a week. After ...

Ecuador denies Japan a spot in Davis Cup Finals

Tennis Mar 7, 2020

Ecuador denies Japan a spot in Davis Cup Finals

With no fans in the stands to give host Japan a boost, Ecuador took an insurmountable 3-0 lead on Saturday to secure a place in November's Davis Cup Finals in Madrid. Gonzalo Escobar and Diego Hidalgo beat Ben McLachlan and Yasutaka Uchiyama 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 ...

Ecuador takes 2-0 lead over Japan in Davis Cup qualifier

Tennis Mar 6, 2020

Ecuador takes 2-0 lead over Japan in Davis Cup qualifier

Roberto Quiroz beat Yasutaka Uchiyama 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 7-6 (10-8) on Friday to give Ecuador a 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup qualifier being played with no spectators amid fears over the spread of the coronavirus. Emilio Gomez defeat Go Soeda 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) in ...

John McEnroe not counting out Roger Federer after latest surgery

Tennis Mar 4, 2020

John McEnroe not counting out Roger Federer after latest surgery

Hall of Famer John McEnroe doesn't think tennis has seen the last of Roger Federer playing at an elite level following the 38-year-old's recent knee surgery. Federer announced last month that he will miss the French Open and at least three other tournaments while he ...

Rafael Nadal breezes into Mexican Open semifinals

Tennis Feb 28, 2020

Rafael Nadal breezes into Mexican Open semifinals

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal remained on course for his third Mexican Open title by breezing past South Korea's Kwon Soon-woo 6-2, 6-1 in their quarterfinal clash on Thursday. Top seed Nadal eased into the semi-finals with his best performance of the week as he ...

Tennis Feb 26, 2020

Virus forces Japan Davis Cup tie behind closed doors

Japan's home Davis Cup tie against Ecuador next week will be played behind closed doors, organizers said Wednesday, the latest sporting event in the country to be affected by COVID-19 fears, five months before the Tokyo Olympics. The Davis Cup decision comes a day after ...