Tennis

6:46 PM ET Novak Djokovic insists he holds no grudges against Australia and is still keen to return for a crack at more tennis history there next year. The world No. 1, who was deported from the country following a global drama over his vaccination status before this year’s Australian Open, also talked of his
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11:54 AM ET ESPN News Services Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal remained on track for a quarterfinal matchup at the French Open with a pair of straight-sets victories Friday. The top-ranked Djokovic beat Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 at Court Philippe Chatrier in 1 hour, 44 minutes — the quickest of his three
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2:30 PM ET Irina-Camelia Begu has apologized after she was hit with a code violation following an incident where her racket bounced into the stands during her second-round win over Ekaterina Alexandrova. Alexandrova ended up losing the match and has since called for a change in tennis’ rules to prevent this from happening again. The
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11:50 AM ET Associated Press PARIS — Make that 30 in a row for Iga Swiatek. The top-ranked Swiatek routed Alison Riske 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the third round of the French Open and extend the longest winning streak in women’s tennis since Serena Williams won 34 in a row in 2013. The
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5:52 PM ET ESPN News Services PARIS — Rafael Nadal reached 300 career Grand Slam match victories by defeating Corentin Moutet 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in the second round at Roland Garros. The only real blip for 13-time French Open champion Nadal on Wednesday night in Court Philippe Chatrier came near the end, when he was
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7:26 AM ET ESPN News Services Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus has reached the third round at the French Open, while US Open champion Emma Raducanu is out in the second round. Azarenka, seeded 15th, had only 13 unforced errors to Andrea Petkovic‘s 42 in a 6-1, 7-6 (3) win. Nineteen-year-old Raducanu
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7:42 AM ET PARIS — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bid an emotional farewell to tennis in a special presentation on Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros after losing his first-round match Tuesday at the French Open to Casper Ruud. Tsonga, 37, announced last week he’d bow out after this year’s tournament, bringing an end to a career
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4:25 PM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com When asked about the decision to not award ranking points at Wimbledon this year, four-time major champion Naomi Osaka said the tournament will now be “more like an exhibition.” Other players have responded with anger, confusion and thoughts of skipping Wimbledon altogether. The announcement, made on Friday by the WTA
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10:15 AM ET Daniil Medvedev said he finds the ATP’s explanation of why it’s not awarding ranking points for Wimbledon far more “logical” than Wimbledon’s original justification for banning players from Russia and Belarus from competing at this year’s tournament. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced in April that players from Russia and
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