Federer’s agent has “front row seat to history” but stays on the move
Court Report: Roger Federer focused on Laver Cup Roger Federer’s agent, Tony Godsick, sat down with TENNIS.com to talk about his most famous client, their Team8 agency and the Laver Cup—an annual team event they started, which is being played for the second time this week in Chicago. [This interview has been... Read more
In first match since February, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga edged by Gojowczyk
WATCH: Novak Djokovic to join Roger Federer on Team Europe at Laver Cup Playing his first match in more than seven months, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fell just short of a comeback win, losting to Peter Gojowczyk at the Moselle Open in Metz, France, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4. At 4-all in the third set, Gojowczyk... Read more
Federer on tennis umpires: ‘there should be more discretion—sometimes’
WATCH—Roger Federer is focused on Laver Cup:  Roger Federer, appearing at a charity event for Andy Roddick’s Foundation, issued careful comments on the controversy surrounding the penalties given to Serena Williams in the US Open final. Federer was asked about the incident, which saw the umpire give Williams a verbal abuse violation following a lengthy... Read more
Rafael Nadal to skip Beijing, Shanghai Masters because of bad knee
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal says he will not play in upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai because of an injured right knee. Nadal says he and his team decided to skip the Asia swing to recover. The top-ranked Spaniard retired in the semifinals of the U.S. Open this... Read more
Venus Williams withdraws from next week’s Wuhan Open
WATCH—Maria Sharapova will sit the rest of the 2018 season:  Venus Williams will not play next week’s WTA event at Wuhan, citing physical issues. The 38-year-old won the tournament in 2015. “I’m really disappointed because it’s such a great tournament. At this stage of my career though, I have to listen to my... Read more
For Kyrgios chat, ATP suspends umpire Mohamed Lahyani two tournaments
The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match was suspended for two tournaments by the ATP. Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events — the China Open in Beijing, which starts on Oct. 1,... Read more
After successful Slam season, Mackenzie McDonald seeks points overseas
Court Report: Novak Djokovic to join Roger Federer on Team Europe for Laver Cup When American tennis fans reflect on the 2018 season and examine players who captured their imagination, many will single out Mackenzie McDonald for two primary reasons. The first was when he moved safely through the... Read more
Tiafoe replaces Del Potro on Team World for Laver Cup in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Open runner-up Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from Team World at the Laver Cup this weekend and has been replaced by American Frances Tiafoe. Del Potro, of Argentina, lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the U.S. Open final. Djokovic will play for... Read more
Brandon Holt, Tracy Austin’s son, wins first pro title in Claremont
Court Report: A mixed week for American players around the world—including a victorious Brandon Holt Brandon Holt, the son of former world No. 1 Tracy Austin, won his first professional title over the weekend, conquering a Futures event in Claremont, California. The 6’1”, 20-year-old Holt was unseeded at the Claremont... Read more
Jennifer Brady routs top seed Alize Cornet in Guangzhou opener
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Alize Cornet lost a rain-interrupted match to Jennifer Brady 6-0, 6-3 to exit the Guangzhou Open in the first round. Cornet, who was incorrectly admonished by a chair umpire for changing her shirt during a match at the U.S. Open, was trailing 6-0, 2-1... Read more