Tennis great Roger Federer, who announced his retirement, lost his last Laver Cup 2022. After losing the retirement game, he said one should not overthink a perfect ending. On September 30, Federer, who played alongside Rafael Nadal, lost 6-4, 6-7, 9-11 in the doubles match to Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe. "We all hope for a fairytale ending. Here's how mine went: Lost my last singles," said Roger.
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Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer bowed out of the sport with final competitive tennis match at the ongoing Laver Cup 2022. The tennis legend bid a farewell to his sports career and said, "It does feel like a celebration to me. I wanted to feel like this at the end, and it is exactly what I hoped for, so thank you."
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World no. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic will miss the US Open, scheduled from August 29. As per the player's official website, Djokovic has opted out of the tournament due to not being vaccinated against Covid-19. Notably, Djokovic is dreaming of this men's Grand Slam singles titles, but now due to being not vaccinated, he might need to wait for another year.
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Daria Kasatkina, the top tennis player in Russia, has discussed her sexual orientation and criticized the nation's attitude toward homosexuality. During a talk with Russian blogger Vitya Kravchenko, the 25-year-old, Daria Kasatkina made it known that she is a lesbian and had a partner named Natalia Zabiiako. "Living in peace with yourself is the only thing that matters," she said.
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The world's number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic, was denied entry in Australia and his request for a visa cancelled at the Melbourne airport, on January 6. Owing to this, Djokovic may not play the Australian Open. However, it is expected that Djokovic could apply for a new visa or pursue a legal appeal. Reportedly, Djokovic has also not received the COVID-19 vaccine so far.
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Rafael Nadal, Spanish Tennis Star and the winner of the 20 Grand Slams, won the heart of netizens for fulling the dream of Ukraine's 97-year-old Leonid Stanislavskyi by playing tennis with him. Reportedly, Stanislavskyi is a Guinness World Record holder for being the oldest player in the world with an International Tennis Federation (ITF) licence. The 35-year-old star played the match at Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain.
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British teen player Emma Raducanu clinched the US Open title at Wimbledon by defeating Canadian Leylah Fernandez in the set of 6-4, 6-3 on Sept 11. Her victory at Wimbledon is to raise her ranking from 345th to top 25 tennis players. On her victory, Emma expressed her overwhelming emotions and said, "I thought Wimbledon was an incredible experience. All rounds, great achievement... but I was still hungry".
Ahead of the Australian Open, the decision of organisers to bring tennis players has drawn flak from locals. While 37,000 Australians are stranded, the arrangement of chartered flights and prioritising tennists has led the government to draw criticisms. Besides, the recent flight cancels and players travelling with the COVID-19 infected people added to the menace. Reportedly, the Australian government has put a weekly cap on international… read-more
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