Andy Murray backs compulsory vaccines for tennis tournaments

Tennis Nov 25, 2020

Andy Murray backs compulsory vaccines for tennis tournaments

Andy Murray said Tuesday that tennis players should be required to have a coronavirus vaccination before they are allowed to take part in tournaments. With the 2021 tennis schedule facing inevitable issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, three-time Grand Slam winner Murray hopes the long-awaited ...

Tennis hub to be centered in Melbourne for Australian Open

Tennis Nov 17, 2020

Tennis hub to be centered in Melbourne for Australian Open

The Australian Open and all the regular regional leadup tournaments are set to be staged in Melbourne in January as organizers aim to minimize health risks for players in the coronavirus pandemic. Tennis Australia plans to transfer tournaments usually held in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide ...

John McEnroe blasts 'homophobic' Margaret Court

Tennis Jan 27, 2020

John McEnroe blasts 'homophobic' Margaret Court

John McEnroe blasted fellow tennis great Margaret Court's "offensive and homophobic" views on Monday as the Australian Open prepared to mark 50 years since her calendar-year Grand Slam. The American said Court, 77, was Tennis Australia's "crazy aunt" and that marking the golden anniversary of ...

Osaka to face young guns at Australian Open

Tennis Jan 19, 2020

Osaka to face young guns at Australian Open

by Joel Tansey

Asked to select the female player under 25 who is likely to have the best career, American tennis legend Chris Evert hesitates, hums and haws before coming up with her answer. "I'm looking at Naomi Osaka's name right here. I think Naomi," she told reporters ...

Naomi Osaka aims for third Grand Slam win

Tennis Jan 18, 2020

Naomi Osaka aims for third Grand Slam win

Naomi Osaka has learned to appreciate her victories more after enduring the "toughest" year of her fledging career and the Japanese world No. 3 says mentally she is in a better place to launch her Australian Open title defense. Osaka started 2019 by winning her ...

Australian Open qualifying delayed due to wildfire smoke

Tennis Jan 15, 2020

Australian Open qualifying delayed due to wildfire smoke

Qualifying rounds for the Australian Open were delayed Wednesday as toxic smoke from widespread bushfires continued to choke Melbourne, throwing the Grand Slam's schedule into chaos. The decision to suspend the action followed heavy criticism when players were affected by hazardous conditions after play was ...

Recovering Kei Nishikori to miss Australian Open

Tennis Dec 30, 2019

Recovering Kei Nishikori to miss Australian Open

Kei Nishikori said Sunday he will miss next year's Australian Open as he is "still not 100 percent" ready to compete with the world's best following the right elbow surgery he underwent in October. Nishikori, who last played on Aug. 31 in the U.S. Open ...