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Piet van Eijsden, Long-Time Tournament Director, Dies Aged 85

Piet van Eijsden, the former Dutch champion and long-time Tournament Director, has passed away after a short illness aged 85. Van Eijsden was associated with the Dutch Open in various positions for more than 50 years, first as a member of the ‘t Melkhisje tennis club in Hilversum, where the

Bob Ryland, First African-American Pro, Dies Aged 100

Robert 'Bob' Ryland, the first African-American pro tennis player and a coach to future trailblazing generations of global stars including Arthur Ashe, Venus and Serena Williams, passed away on Monday aged 100. His parents, Irishman Robert Sr., and mother, Gussie, who died of tuberculosis when Ryland was aged two, were forced

Pouille Announces Right Elbow Surgery

Frenchman Lucas Pouille announced Tuesday on social media that he will undergo right elbow surgery later this month in Paris. “It’s never an easy decision to take,” Pouille wrote. “After new medical exams, it appeared it was the best solution in order to finally be able to play pain-free. I

Nadal: ‘Come To Mallorca & Play Safe’

Rafael Nadal is ready to welcome tennis fans to get back on court safely and responsibly after an extended period of COVID-19 lockdown. Not only is the five-time year-end World No. 1 back on court practising at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, Nadal said in a video released

Thiem Among Players To Resume Training

© Instagram/Dominic Thiem Dominic Thiem is back on court and continuing to work on his game. This article contains: Djokovic, Wawrinka also back on court As normalcy begins returning to daily

Djokovic & Federer Urge Fans To Stay Home

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have joined the large list of ATP Tour players who are staying at home and playing their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Djokovic took to Instagram on Sunday and encouraged fans to join him in practising social distancing. The World No. 1 said

Andy Murray Targetting Miami Return

Former World No. 1 Andy Murray has not played a tour-level match since 20 November due to a pelvic injury, a setback after returning from hip resurfacing surgery last year. But there is good news on the horizon: the Scot is targetting a return at the Miami Open presented

Paes Announces 2020 Will Be His Final Season

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Leander Paes, the 46-year-old Indian who has amassed 767 tour-level doubles wins and 54 tour-level doubles titles during his illustrious career, announced Wednesday that 2020 will be his final season. "I am looking forward to the 2020 tennis calendar where I will be playing a few select tournaments, travelling with

Roger Federer Named GQ’s Most Stylish Man Of The Decade

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Roger Federer has long been stylish with his game and his fashion, both on and off the court. And the Swiss superstar finished the 2010s with a big award in the style department, being named GQ’s Most Stylish Man of the Decade on Friday. The award was decided by the

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