• Novak Djokovic engaged in furious row with umpire in Italian Open loss

    Djokovic's on-court outburst follows his disagreement with Cam Norrie after the Briton hit him with a smash in the previous round

    • WNYC

    Rafael Nadal has pulled out of this year's French Open

    Tennis great Rafael Nadal is dropping out of the French Open, months after sustaining a hip injury, he said Thursday. The event is set to begin Monday at the Roland-Garros stadium in Paris and run to June 11. "I'm not going to be able to play in Roland-Garros," Nadal, 36, said at a press conference at his tennis camp in Mallorca, Spain. "As you know, I was even working as much as possible every single day for the last four months. Nadal injured his hip during the second set of a match against...

  • Rafael Nadal withdraws from French Open as injuries mount

    The clay court master announced on Thursday that he is withdrawing from the French Open as he battles a lingering hip injury that has impacted him since January.

  • Novak Djokovic loses to Holger Rune, again, this time at Italian Open

    ROME: Novak Djokovic sees a bit of himself in Holger Rune. The 20-year-old Danish player is solid in nearly every area: A great mover and super fit physically, he’s strong off both his forehand and backhand, has good hands and is an aggressive returner. Perhaps that’s why Rune has now recorded two victories over Djokovic in little more than six months, beating the 22-time Grand Slam champion 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 Wednesday to reach the Italian Open semifinals. Rune, who also defeated Djokovic in the...

  • Off-key Novak Djokovic bundled out of Italian Open by Holger Rune

    Talented Dane prevails 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in an epic quarter-finalDjokovic appeared to be struggling physically in defeatHolger Rune sent an off-colour Novak Djokovic tumbling out of the Italian Open on Wednesday as the talented Dane prevailed 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in an epic battle against the defending champion to secure his place in the semi-finals.Rune outlasted Djokovic in three sets in last year’s Paris Masters final and the 20-year-old got off to the perfect start in search of another upset by...

  • Novak Djokovic loses to Holger Rune, again, this time at Italian Open

    Novak Djokovic sees a bit of himself in Holger Rune.

  • Novak Djokovic overcomes Cameron Norrie after Italian Open flashpoint

    Djokovic beats British No 1 6-3, 6-4 to reach quarter-finalsNorrie leaves his mark on world No 1 in second-set incidentCameron Norrie left his mark on Novak Djokovic but saw his Italian Open run end in the fourth round. The world No 1 was simply too solid for Norrie in a 6-3, 6-4 victory that maintains his record of never having lost before the quarter-finals in Rome.The main talking point came in the fourth game of the second set as Norrie sought to retrieve an early break. Djokovic turned his...

    • WNYC

    Hip injury forced Rafael Nadal to pull out of this year's French Open

    NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Wertheim, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, who offers his perspective on defending champion Rafael Nadal missing the French Open this year.

    • Newsy

    Rafael Nadal to miss French Open due to nagging hip injury

    ViewThere will be a new French Open champion this year. Rafael Nadal, who has won the grand slam tournament a record 14 times, announced he will not participate in this year's event. Nadal has been dealing with a nagging hip injury for much of 2023. During a press conference in Spain, Nadal said his body is not where it needs to be to compete for another title. The former No. 1 tennis player in the world added that he's going to stop training for a while to let his body and mind heal. "Maybe two...

  • Rafael Nadal Withdraws From French Open, 2024 Likely Final Season

    This will be the first time Rafael Nadal has missed his signature event since 2005.

  • Rafael Nadal out of French Open due to injury, says 2024 could be his last

    Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal will not play in the 2023 French Open. It will be his first time missing the competition since 2004.      

  • Rafael Nadal Withdraws From the French Open, Wants to Play One More Year

    Nadal, the Spanish star, has battled a core muscle injury since January. He said that next season “probably is going to be my last year in the professional tour.”