Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Sports / Tennis / Popular

More Than a Serve

In a few weeks’ time at the Davis Cup final, in Lille, the French will be cheering against Roger Federer—at least if Gilles Simon gets his way. Today, however, the Swiss star remained their hero. A fallen hero, it turned out, as he was beaten—although “brutalized” might be a better word—in the Paris Masters quarterfinals by No. Show More Summary

Andy Murray Proving He's Back in Elite Form at 2014 BNP Paribas Masters

Andy Murray's not fooling around. A couple of months after his season appeared to be a lost cause, Murray has bounced back. Yesterday he qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals with an impressive 6-3, 6-3 win over Grigor Dimitrov. Ignore the scoreline. Show More Summary

Will Roger Federer Take over the No. 1 ATP Ranking from Novak Djokovic in 2014?

Here at the end of 2014, Roger Federer is in a familiar yet unexpected position: It's the second-to-last tournament of the year, and he could finish it ranked No. 1. Only one very familiar foe stands in his way: Novak Djokovic. Here's...Show More Summary

Hard Work Pays off for Andy Murray in Sealing World Tour Finals Berth

Six straight weeks of constant tournament play for Andy Murray has finally yielded the desired result, as the British No. 1 booked his place at the ATP end-of-season extravaganza at London’s O2 Arena on Thursday. The two-time Grand Slam...Show More Summary

Autumn Death March

Immediately after Andy Murray wrapped up an impressive 6-3, 6-3 win over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters today, the familiar marker was thrust into the Scot’s hand so that he might perform a trick that by now has become a tedious...Show More Summary

The Biggest Storylines That Will Surround the Top WTA Stars in 2015

Excluding the Fed Cup in November, the most iconic names in women’s tennis are finished hitting serves and pummelling returns for another year. For the second year in a row, it’s the great Serena Williams who ends the year on top of the rankings. Show More Summary

Darian King Disqualified After Frightening Lineswoman by Slamming His Racket

Darian King learned a valuable lesson in anger management and perhaps a bit of sensitivity over those who are easily frightened. During the Charlottesville Challenger tournament, King became very, very upset and slammed his racket into the wall behind him. Unfortunately, there was a lineswoman standing very close to said wall. Show More Summary

BNP Paribas Masters 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Paris Masters Draw Schedule

Some of the world’s finest players will be battling to lift the BNP Paribas Masters title—the final tournament of the men’s regular tennis season—but with the ATP Tour Finals looming, it’s also a wonderful chance to accrue some vital...Show More Summary

2014 ATP BNP Paribas Masters: The Top Storylines to Follow in Paris

The ATP BNP Paribas Masters in Paris is the last tournament before the ATP World Tour Finals in London. It serves as the stage for all the late-season drama unfolding on tour. There are many plots and subplots. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic enter the tournament battling for the No. Show More Summary

2014 WTA Finals: Final Grades for Every Player

It was nothing less than expected. Serena Williams, qualifying for the 2014 WTA Finals in first place, lifted another title in Singapore. Having endured a lesson at the hands of Simona Halep at the round-robin stage, Williams hit back...Show More Summary

2014 ATP BNP Paribas Masters: Predictions for the Top Stars in Paris

The BNP Paribas Masters began in Paris on Sunday, with the 16 seeded players in action from Tuesday after being given a first-round bye. The tournament, above all, has two over-riding narratives. The first, of course, is Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer’s ongoing battle to end the year as No. Show More Summary

2014 WTA Finals: Winners and Losers from Singapore

Women's tennis showcased spectacular drama at Singapore's 2014 WTA Finals. The eight top players in the world battled out two well-balanced groups of competitive stars, and it led to fascinating elimination matches on Friday. SimonaShow More Summary

ATP World Tour Finals 2014: Updated Race to London Rankings, Points, Qualifiers

Andy Murray's nail-biting victory over Tommy Robredo in the Valencia Open final all but guaranteed his place at the ATP Tour Finals, but there's still all to play for in the Race to London. With No. 3 Rafael Nadal confirming his season...Show More Summary

Serena Williams Celebrates WTA Finals by Doing Major Handstands Under Trophy

Serena Williams claimed her fifth WTA Finals title with a victory over Simona Halep in Singapore and celebrated by showing that she is pretty good at handstands. The American ends the year as world No. 1 at the age of 33 and is clearly pretty agile, too, judging by her Instagram pictures. [ Instagram ] Read more Tennis news on

Rafael Nadal Right to Put Health First by Ending 2014 Season

Rafael Nadal announced on Friday that he will end his 2014 season early in order to treat a back injury and appendicitis which have affected his form over recent weeks. Per the Telegraph's tennis correspondent Simon Briggs, Nadal said: "I'm not going to play Paris and London, I'm not enough competitive. Show More Summary

Roger Federer's Play at Swiss Indoors Basel 2014 Proves He Should End Year No. 1

In a development that would have been shocking a few months ago, Roger Federer has a chance to be the No. 1 player in the world at the end of the season. Finishing the year on top of the rankings is not something new for the 33-year-old veteran, who has accomplished the feat five times (2004-2007, 2009). Show More Summary

Rafael Nadal out of 2014 Paris Masters: Latest Details, Reaction and More

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the 2014 Paris Masters due to "personal reasons," it was confirmed on Friday. The 28-year-old is set to miss the last tournament of the regular season and is yet to confirm his participation in next week's...Show More Summary

What Serena Williams' Rout over Eugenie Bouchard Says About the 2015 Season

Serena Williams' rout over Eugenie Bouchard in the WTA Championships serves as a forecast for 2015. Williams defeated Bouchard, 6-1, 6-1. The loss sent the Canadian home with an 0-3 record in her first appearance at the year-end championships. Show More Summary

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic Becomes a Father to Boy Named Stefan

Novak Djokovic has become a father, the world's top-ranked tennis player confirmed on Twitter on Wednesday. The Serbian's wife, Jelena, gave birth to a baby boy named Stefan. Stefan, our baby angel was born! I am so proud of my beautiful wife Jelena! Thank you so much for your love and support. Show More Summary

Swiss Indoors Basel 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Draw Schedule

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer head a very strong field at the 2014 Swiss Indoors Basel, which started on Monday, as the pair continue their preparations for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London next month. Federer is the...Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC