Carlos Alcaraz

Tsitsipas says ‘focus and relaxation’ key to improved serve after win over Thiem

World number five Stefanos Tsitsipas landed 39 straight first serves en route to claiming a 3-6 6-1 7-6(5) comeback win over Dominic Thiem at the Madrid Open, with the Greek crediting his focus and relaxation for his near-perfect serving performance.

Djokovic reclaims ATP rankings top spot

BELGRADE - Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is back in the number one spot of the ATP rankings.

He took over from Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who has failed to defend his title at the Miami Masters.

Djokovic was forced to miss the tournament.

The Serbian tops the rankings with 7,160 points and Alcaraz is in second place with 6,780 points.

Djokovic on list of participants of Monte Carlo Masters

MONTE CARLO - Serbia's Novak Djokovic, the world number one in men's tennis, is on the list of participants of the April 9-16 Monte Carlo Masters tournament.

Djokovic has missed the Indian Wells Masters after being denied permission to enter the US.

For the same reason, he is also likely to miss the Miami Masters, which begins on March 22.

Osaka joins list of big names missing Aussie Open

Two-time Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka became the latest star to pull out of the opening Grand Slam of the year on Jan. 8, leaving the tournament deprived of some of the biggest names in the game.

No reason for the Japanese player's withdrawal was given with organizers Tennis Australia tweeting: "We will miss her at AO2023."

Tennis has a new "king" – Alcaraz won the US Open!

Alcaraz triumphed after three hours and 21 minutes - 6:4, 2:6, 7:6(1), 6:3.
The Spaniard won the first Grand Slam title of his career in the first final he played, while Ruud lost his second final, after Roland Garros, to Nadal this year.
Alcaraz (19) became world no.1 and thus made history, as he was the first teenager to do so, and also the youngest ever to do so.

Perfect Nadal, battling Swiatek into US Open fourth round

Rafael Nadal defeated close friend Richard Gasquet for the 18th time to reach the U.S. Open fourth round as world number one Iga Swiatek made the last 16 for a second successive year.

Four-time champion Nadal took his record over Gasquet to a perfect 18-0 with a 6-0, 6-1, 7-5 victory to stay on course for a 23rd Grand Slam title.