Friday, April 10, 2020

Tennis

Wimbledon 2020 edition canceled, tennis fears white season

Serbian Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon on July 14, 2019. HANNAH MCKAY / REUTERSMembers of the venerable All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) are foresighted when it comes to Wimbledon. In the insurance policy taken out...

"Indian summer" of Roland-Garros is already causing friction

Court Philippe Chatrier in the rain, June 4, 2019. THOMAS SAMSON / AFPListening to Bernard Giudicelli, it's a season that doesn't just exist "In the north of America" but also very close to the Porte d'Auteuil in...

Roland-Garros will take place in September

"The containment measures in force make it impossible to prepare for the tournament and, consequently, to organize it on the dates initially planned," explained the French Tennis Federation. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFPDue to the epidemic due to...

For secondary circuit players, "six weeks without tennis, one season is a long time"

If the stars of the circuit can afford not to make money on the courts for six weeks, the more modest do not have this luxury. PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFPWhat if Roger Federer's big winner in the...

Indian Wells, first tournament victim of coronavirus

At Indian Wells, March 8, the day before qualifying begins. AL BELLO / AFPGloves and preventive measures have done nothing: the epidemic of new coronavirus spreads in California, forcing its organizers to cancel the tennis tournament of...

Tennis and Tunisia, the two passions of Ons Jabeur

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Maria Sharapova bows out

Maria Sharapova, during her victory at Roland Garros in 2012. PATRICK KOVARIK / AFPFormer world number one star on the women's circuit, Russian tennis champion Maria Sharapova, announced on Wednesday February 26 that she is ending her...

Roger Federer operated on the knee and forfeit for Roland-Garros

Roger Federer during an exhibition match with Rafael Nadal in Cape Town (South Africa) on February 7. Halden Krog / APIt is a big blow for Roger Federer and incidentally for the organizers of Roland-Garros (May 24-June...

Gaël Monfils continues in Rotterdam

Gaël Monfils exults after his victory Sunday February 16 in Rotterdam against the young Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (6-2, 6-4). EVA PLEVIER / REUTERSGaël Monfils, 9e is the third player to take the most ATP points since the...

In South Africa, tennis to win back townships

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Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa sentenced to eight years in prison for corruption

The message "Rafael returns" tagged on a wall in Quito (Ecuador), Tuesday April 7. Dolores Ochoa / APRafael Correa says he is...