Rafael Nadal withdraws from French Open due to injury, says ‘next year is my last year’

CNN  —  Rafael Nadal will miss the French Open for the first time since he made his debut in 2005 after the 14-time champion announced on Thursday that he has withdrawn from the tournament due to injury, adding that “next year is my last year” in professional tennis. The Spaniard suffered a hip injury during

Novak Djokovic: World’s number one tennis player to miss Miami Open due to vaccination status

CNN  —  The world’s top men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic will miss the Miami Open next week, after being denied entry to the United States because he is unvaccinated against Covid-19, tournament director James Blake announced on Friday. The United States still requires international visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19, and the Serbian, who has

Carlos Alcaraz eyes tournament success and world No. 1 spot after returning from injury

CNN  —  Spanish tennis star Carlos Alcaraz has big ambitions – and one of those is to be able to emulate some of the game’s greats such as Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal by winning titles immediately after coming back from injury. The 19-year-old didn’t play a competitive match for more than three months as

Emma Raducanu shows signs of return to form as Briton marches on at Indian Wells

CNN  —  Winning tennis matches hasn’t been Emma Raducanu’s only concern lately – staying injury free has become tricky for the British star. The 20-year-old has suffered a myriad of injuries over the past 18 months which has blighted her hopes of on-court success. But Raducanu’s run at Indian Wells has shown glimpses of the

Emma Raducanu takes impressive victory at Indian Wells but still isn’t ‘pain free’

CNN  —  Emma Raducanu secured back-to-back victories for the first time since September as she advanced to the third round at Indian Wells on Saturday, but the youngster says she still isn’t “pain free” after a series of injuries and illnesses derailed the start of her season. The 20-year-old triumphed 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 over world