Australian Open 2023: Who are the early favourites for the men’s singlesThe 2023 Australian Open promises to be the biggest in several seasons as fans come back in full force. With his visa ban set to be lifted Novak Djokovic comes into the Australian Open undoubtedly among the favourites. Australian Open men’s singles 2023: FavouritesDjokovic stands out immediately as the big favourite to go all the way Downunder. Nobody has claimed more Australian Open men’s singles titles that and he sets out to complete ‘La Decima’ in 2023. The 2023 Australian Open gets underway on Monday 16 January.
Unofficial WTA and ATP Rankings give a realistic view of a crazy tennis yearThe race to the end-of-season finals is on and the final ranking points will be crucial in deciding the final line-ups, but this is a tennis season that has seen the official WTA and ATP rankings thrown into chaos. Yet after the chaos of the Covid break in tennis, this year has arguably been even more confusing for the WTA and ATP rankings, as this explainer highlights. He has missed out on 8,000 ranking points after being blocked from playing at the Australian Open, US Open and the four north American Masters 1000 series events. In addition to the 2,000 ranking points he missed out on after retaining his Wimbledon title, Djokovic’s position at No 7 in the current ATP rankings list does not reflect his current status in the game. THE DISAPPOINTMENTSNaomi Osaka’s ranking at No 46 and Emma Raducanu’s position at No 70 in the current WTA rankings highlight a disappointing year for two of the biggest stars in the women’s game.1 month ago Tennis365
Daniil Medvedev dedicates Vienna title to his wife: ‘She gave me the most beautiful gift- my daughter’Daniil Medvedev had to produce his best performance of the week to get the better of Denis Shapovalov in the final of the Vienna Open and afterwards he dedicated his title to his wife after she gave birth to their first child. The 2021 US Open winner then edged ahead in game four of the second set before he had to save four break points in the next game. It was all Medvedev in the third set as he raced into a 4-1 lead with two breaks. This match was the best of the week because Denis was really playing unreal until probably 4-3 in the second set. READ MORE: ‘Cold’ Daniil Medvedev jokes that the birth of his daughter showed he can be ‘a sensitive person’28 days ago Tennis365
Novak Djokovic wins sixth ATP Finals crown and $4.7m as he explains what makes latest win even sweeterA season that started with deportation from Australia finished on a high for Novak Djokovic as he defeated Casper Ruud to win a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals trophy. Two days ago, Djokovic struggled physically during his round-robin match against Daniil Medvedev as his right hand was shaking uncontrollably. However, he came through that match as he won in three sets to keep his unbeaten run at the Finals alive. Besides equalling Roger Federer’s record for most ATP Finals titles, Djokovic notched up a few other milestones along the way as he is now the oldest player to win the season-ending tournament at the age of 35, overtaking Federer’s record (30). At the same, the fact that I waited seven years makes this victory even sweeter.”READ MORE: Novak Djokovic gives tips to start your day in top form6 days ago Tennis365
US Open champion gutted to miss out on Davis Cup placeOne half of the ATP Finals winning doubles pairing, Rajeev Ram is disappointed to miss out on a place in the US Davis Cup team. The veteran doubles star just last week turned it on to win five straight matches alongside Great Britain’s Joe Salisbury. “Like today, I thought he played one of the best matches of the season for sure and maybe since we have played together. “That’s probably up there one of our best matches as a team. READ MORE: Novak Djokovic’s big ATP Finals payday helps him to pip Iga Swiatek in 2022 prize-money earners’ list4 days ago Tennis365