Roger Federer playing on clay in 2019 surprised me, says pundit

In an interview to SRF the former Swiss Fed Cup team captain commented on decision to play the clay-court season. At the moment the only tournament confirmed is the French Open but the 37-year-old is set to add one or two events to his schedule. It surprised me, admitted Gnthardt speaking to SRF. I wasRead moreRead more

Be like water and not like ice

Many athletes think that the key to getting better is to play and practice with more intensity. The answer might actually not be more intensity, but less. It is very difficult, after spending so much time on training and technique, to be present in the moment during a match. However, this is exactly what weRead moreRead more

I am so excited to face Rafael Nadal, says Frances Tiafoe

looks forward to facing at the Australian Open on Tuesday in the quarter-finals. After his four-set win over Grigor Dimitrov, the American player said: Im so excited to play Rafa. Were going to have some fun, going to have some long rallies. I hope I can play on Laver. That would be cool. Thats justRead moreRead more

Henri Leconte: 'Roger Federer is like James Bond. He always finds a way'

that good times will come again for . Leconte has a good relationship with the Swiss player, as earlier this month they attended together an event held by Credit Suisse in Melbourne. He is the James Bond for me, said Leconte as quoted by Blick. He is unique, able to constantly adapt his game. HeRead moreRead more

Novak Djokovic feels tested by Rafael Nadal's great performances – Corretja

The former world no. 2 believes that the stunning form that has shown so far at the Australian Open is an extra motivation for . The Serb dropped off two sets so far – against Daniil Medvedev and Denis Shapovalov – but he is in the quarter-finals. Analyzing Novaks win over Medvedev, Corretja said: TheRead moreRead more

Andy Murray may play Wimbledon doubles with Jamie, says journalist

BBC journalist hinted at the possibility of seeing playing in doubles with Jamie at Wimbledon, which has been a lifetime dream for both. Athletes have had operations like that done and come back to play, but certainly not in singles. I am sure there is a small part of him that has not abandoned allRead moreRead more

Berdych:'If I'd won a set vs Rafael Nadal,it would have turned interesting'

lost to 6-0 6-1 7-6(4) but he is still satisfied with how his Australian Open campaign went. It was his first Grand Slam since the French Open and Berdych defeated three good players like Diego Schwartzman, Robin Haase and Kyle Edmund. Analyzing his loss to Nadal, Berdych said he should have started his match better:Read moreRead more

I didn't get scared after losing first set to Serena Williams, says Halep

fought hard against in the Australian Open fourth round. The Romanian lost in three sets, and in press conference she said: I didnt get scared about the first set, because I knew I have a better level, and I can play better if I stay there and I really start moving better and hitting theRead moreRead more

Roger Federer recalls funny first kiss with wife Mirka in 2000

In an interview to CNN, last month in Dubai during his pre-season training recalled his first kiss with his current wife during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Mirka is three years older than Federer, she is now 40 while Roger is 37. Mirka achieved a career-high singles ranking at No. 76 in 2001. We were bothRead moreRead more

Novak Djokovic: 'Federer and Tsitsipas played one of the best AO matches'

The Serb had some great words for the youngster, praising his game and skills he has shown in the last 12 months. Also, he had to mention the fourth round clash between Tsitsipas and Roger Federer that the youngster won 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 after a titanic struggle that lasted three hours and 45 minutes,Read moreRead more