The men’s singles seedings will revert to the world rankings at next year’s Wimbledon, after almost two decades of being based on grass-court form, organisers announced on Friday.
Roger Federer, who turns 39 next month, says he hopes to play again in front of crowds as he targets his comeback from a knee injury in 2021.
Novak Djokovic, who recently tested negative for coronavirus after testing positive during his Balkans charity event, told a Serbian newspaper on Wednesday that he still was not sure if he would play the US Open.
Rafael Nadal said on Tuesday that he will take part in the Madrid Open, raising doubts about whether he intends to defend his title at the US Open.
The ATP has announced a revised system for calculating the men’s tennis world rankings when the coronavirus disrupted season resumes in August.
Roger Federer on Monday said he is “missing” Wimbledon after the grass-court Grand Slam was cancelled, but hopes to play the tournament in 2021.

Sport Up to 20,000 spectators to attend French Open each day

The French Open will allow up to 20,000 people to attend each day of this year’s tournament despite the coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced on Thursday.

Sport Djokovic, his wife test negative for coronavirus

Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena, who last week both tested positive for coronavirus following his exhibition tournament in the Balkans, have now tested negative, his press service said Thursday.

Sport Big-serving Murray upbeat as he plans for return

Andy Murray says he is serving at full throttle again as he bids to rebuild his injury-ravaged career when tennis returns after the coronavirus shutdown.

Sport Wimbledon head groundsman says grass will be greener next year

Neil Stubley should have been nervously appraising how the grass he and his fellow Wimbledon ground staff had nurtured was faring on the first day of the Grand Slam.

Sport Murray on right track despite Evans defeat

Andy Murray insists he is on the right track following his return from injury despite losing to Dan Evans in the semi-finals of the ‘Battle of the Brits’ tournament on Saturday.

Sport Fed Cup finals in Budapest moved to 2021

The Fed Cup tennis finals in Budapest have been rescheduled for April 13-18, 2021 after they were postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ITF announced Friday.

Sport Ivanisevic positive for coronavirus, days after Djokovic event

Croatia’s former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic said Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus just days after attending an exhibition tournament organised by world number one Novak Djokovic, whom he coaches.

Sport US Open to host wheelchair event after player backlash

The US Open wheelchair competition will be staged September 10-13 in New York in its traditional spot on the calendar, the US Tennis Association said Wednesday after widespread criticism of its original cancelation.

Sport Berlin tennis event will allow 1,000 fans despite Djokovic row

One thousand fans will be allowed to watch a Berlin tennis tournament next month despite the controversy which has engulfed Novak Djokovic whose Balkans event left him and three other players testing positive for coronavirus.

Sport Djokovic slammed over coronavirus ‘horror show’

Novak Djokovic was widely condemned for hosting a tennis exhibition where he was one of four players to test positive for the coronavirus, a lapse that sent shudders through a sport struggling to get back on its feet.

Sport ‘This takes the cake’: Kyrgios hits out at Djokovic ‘stupidity’

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has taken aim at Novak Djokovic’s “stupidity” after the world number one contracted coronavirus at an exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans.

Sport Murray ‘not expecting much’ after winning return

Andy Murray insists he has low expectations on his latest return from injury despite winning his first match for seven months at the Battle of the Brits tournament on Tuesday.

Sport Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus, apologises to other players

World number one Novak Djokovic said Tuesday he had tested positive for coronavirus, the Serb star becoming the fourth player to contract the virus after taking part in his exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkans.

Sport Murray plans to play both US, French Open

Andy Murray is hoping of making a return to Grand Slam tennis at both the US and French Open later this year.




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