Tennis Tours Penalize Wimbledon Over Ban on Russian Players

But the leadership of the ATP, including its player council, which includes stars like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, ultimately decided that it was important to take a strong stand against the ban on individual players in order to dissuade tournaments from barring players — now or in the future — based on political concerns. … Read more

Tennis Experts Offer Advice on How Young Players Can Improve

When Ash Barty retired in March, the conversation centered on how someone so young could walk away from tennis. For a Women’s Tennis Association champion, however, 25 is relatively old. Since Serena Williams’s last Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2017, 15 of 19 Slam winners have been 25 or younger, and 11 … Read more

Carlos Alcaraz, Just 19, Has His Eye on a Grand Slam Title

ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN, France — Carlos Alcaraz of Spain was walking to a series of television interviews at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters here last month when something stopped him in his tracks: A Maserati MC20 on display. Cars have become a passion for Alcaraz, even though he didn’t obtain his driver’s license until this year, well past … Read more

How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Tied Set?

Nick Kyrgios knew he could be a top tennis player when he won his first main draw match at the French Open in 2013. “It was memorable because I beat Radek Stepanek in three tiebreakers,” said Kyrgios, who has twice reached major quarterfinals and been ranked as high as No. 13 in the world. “To … Read more

The Challenge for Young Players: Achieving Dominance

When Ash Barty retired in March, the conversation centered on how someone so young could walk away from tennis. For a Women’s Tennis Association champion, however, 25 is relatively old. Since Serena Williams’s last Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2017, 15 of 19 Slam winners have been 25 or younger, and 11 … Read more