Rafael Nadal has won his 13th French Open singles title and 20th Grand Slam tournament by beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets and he is now on tie with Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles.
Djokovic Disqualified From US Open Tournament
Novak Djokovic was surprisingly disqualified from the US Open on Sunday for striking a female lines official in the throat with the tennis ball. The world number one hit the ball in disgust after he went 5-6 down against the Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. It appeared Djokovic was looking away from the office when he struck the ball with considerable force. She could be heard gasping and coughing on the tennis court upon the impact of the ball on her throat.
Tokyo Olympics: Oshonaike, Omotayo And Offiong Seals Ticket
Nigerian trio Olufunke Oshonaike, Olajide Omotayo and Edem Offiong has clinched tickets in table tennis for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Djokovic Dethrones Nadal As World No.1 After Claiming His 17th Grand Slam Title
Novak Djokovic has returned to the top of the FedEx ATP Rankings for a fifth stint after replacing Rafael Nadal, who had overtaken him at No. 1 in November last year.
COVID-19: Roland Garros Now Moved to September
The organisers of the French Open tennis tournament have confirmed that the tournament has been postponed for about four months because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will now be played in September as against the earlier schedule date in May. The French tennis federation announced the decision Tuesday.
Tennis: Sharapova Announces Professional Retirement
Five-time Grand Slam Champion, Maria Sharapova has on Wednesday announced her retirement from professional tennis, ending her 19-year-old career.
Coronavirus: Sports Championships Affected By The Epidemic
Following the emergence of the coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province of China late last year, some international sports events scheduled to hold in China and other Asian countries have been affected. The affected events include The International Tennis Federation (ITF) Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Group I set to hold from February 4-8 featuring China, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea and Uzbekistan.