Goffin upsets Murray, to face Nadal in Abu Dhabi final

December 30, 2016 9

Semifinal Friday at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship began with a surprise, as David Goffin downed world No.1 Andy Murray 7-6(4), 6-4. Defending champion Rafael Nadal joined Goffin in the title match by beating Milos Raonic 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in the nightcap. […]

Nadal, Goffin win on day one in Abu Dhabi

December 30, 2016 9

Opening day at the 2016 Mubadala World Tennis Championship saw Rafael Nadal and David Goffin book spots in the semifinals alongside Andy Murray and Milos Raonic. Nadal took care of Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-4 on Thursday, while Goffin advanced with a 7-6(2), 6-4 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. […]

Murray, Nadal kick off Abu Dhabi festivities

December 28, 2016 67

World No.1 Andy Murray and 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal stopped traffic during a friendly hit on the Al Maryah Island Bridge in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday as they prepared for the start of the 2017 season. It marked a ceremonial start to the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, which officially gets underway on Thursday with a pair of quarterfinal matches. […]

Federer streams practice, does Q&A session in Dubai

December 22, 2016 0

Roger Federer streamed his Thursday practice session in Dubai with Lucas Pouille on his Periscope and Twitter channels. Federer’s practice with the Frenchman has been watched by almost 500,000 viewers and the 35-year-old Swiss also held a Q&A session via Periscope. […]

Federer announces 2017 return to ATP Tour

December 20, 2016 1

Roger Federer announced earlier this week that he has healed physically and will be able to play in next month’s Hopman Cup. Federer has not taken the court since losing to Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon semifinals in early July because of a knee injury. […]

Nadal adds Moya to coaching team

December 17, 2016 6

Rafael Nadal announced on Saturday that former world No. 1 and fellow Spaniard Carlos Moya is joining his coaching team. Moya will be part of a long-time staff that features Nadal’s uncle, Toni, and Francisco Roig. […]

McEnroe lists Federer and Nadal as two best players ever

December 15, 2016 3

Former world No. 1 and current commentator John McEnroe recently offered his thoughts on the five best players in tennis history. McEnroe produced a list consisting of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Pete Sampras, Rod Laver, and Novak Djokovic, with Federer topping his chart.

Murray named UK’s greatest sportsperson ever by Telegraph Sport

December 15, 2016 3

Andy Murray was recently named the United Kingdom’s greatest all-time sportsperson in a poll carried out by Telegraph Sport. Votes were cast by 7,000 Telegraph subscribers in addition to Telegraph correspondents and 13 sporting experts, resulting in a list of the UK’s top 100 greatest athletes. […]

Becker says Djokovic must recapture his work ethic

December 8, 2016 31

Former coach Boris Becker offered some indirect advice to Novak Djokovic shortly after it was announced on Tuesday that they are no longer working together. Djokovic and Becker split up following a three-year partnership that resulted in six of the Serb’s 12 Grand Slam titles.

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