Shintaro Mochizuki becomes world No. 1 for juniors

Tennis Jul 16, 2019

Shintaro Mochizuki becomes world No. 1 for juniors

Teenager Shintaro Mochizuki, who won the Wimbledon boys' title on Sunday, claimed the No. 1 spot for junior players in the latest world rankings released by the International Tennis Federation. In the latest rankings released on Monday, the 16-year-old jumped eight spots from last week, ...

Expectations make it tough on former No. 1 Naomi Osaka

Tennis Jul 2, 2019

Expectations make it tough on former No. 1 Naomi Osaka

by Joel Tansey

Facing break point at 2-2 in the second set, Naomi Osaka fired a flat, roughly 180 kph serve to Yulia Putintseva's backhand, seemingly handcuffing her tricky Kazakh opponent. Putintseva made an almost apologetic stab at the return that floated over the net and was called ...

Naomi Osaka returns to hunter role at Wimbledon

Tennis Jun 30, 2019

Naomi Osaka returns to hunter role at Wimbledon

by Joel Tansey

A shocking coaching change, off-court distractions, the pressure of added expectations as world No. 1: There's no one-size-fits-all explanation for Naomi Osaka's struggles since winning the Australian Open. All three were among the reasons American tennis legends and commentators Chris Evert and John McEnroe cited ...

Red-hot Sugita gears up for Wimbledon

More Sports / Tennis Jul 3, 2017

Red-hot Sugita gears up for Wimbledon

Fresh from claiming his first career ATP title at the Antalya Open in southern Turkey, Yuichi Sugita arrived in London on Sunday and said he could not hope to start Wimbledon on a better note. Sugita moved up from 66th to a career-best 44th in ...

Nishikori, Doi exit Wimbledon in fourth round

More Sports / Tennis Jul 4, 2016

Nishikori, Doi exit Wimbledon in fourth round

Kei Nishikori and Misaki Doi both crashed out of Wimbledon in the fourth round on Monday. Taking to No. 2 court following Doi's straight-sets defeat to Australian Open champion and women's fourth seed Angelique Kerber, men's fifth seed Nishikori was sluggish and retired in the ...

Nishikori, Doi advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

More Sports / Tennis Jul 3, 2016

Nishikori, Doi advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

Kei Nishikori and Misaki Doi both reached the fourth round after straight-set third-round victories on Saturday, a day of frequent rain interruptions at Wimbledon. In the only Grand Slam in which he has yet to reach the quarterfinals, Nishikori has begun to look comfortable and ...