10 To Watch: Denis Shapovalov—the sky’s the limit for this youngster
While Denis Shapovalov is already a well-known player, it’s worth pointing out that he is still only 19 years old. The fact that he is already winning a significant amount of matches on the ATP tour is a testament to how special he truly is, but there is still... Read more
Nadal tops Fognini in three sets, setting up semifinal with Djokovic
ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open semifinals — and three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova also reached the last four Friday. Nadal, who holds a record seven titles at the Foro Italico, overcame a poor first set and a partisan... Read more
In Rome, singles stars continue trend of building results in doubles
With the year’s second Grand Slam, the French Open, right around the corner, every bit of extra match play counts for the top singles players on the ATP and WTA tours. And if it can come in doubles to break up the day-to-day routine of practice, many of them... Read more
UPDATE: Halep retains No. 1 ranking with victory and Wozniacki loss
UPDATE, Friday, May 18: With her 6-2, 6-3 win over Caroline Garcia in Rome, Simona Halep will retain the No. 1 ranking next week and be seeded first at Roland Garros. The win also puts Halep into the semifinals of Rome against Maria Sharapova, who defeated 2017 French Open... Read more
With first win over Shapovalov, Nadal gets occasional nemesis Fognini
Additional reporting from Kamakshi Tandon. Rafael Nadal served up a storm to beat Denis Shapovalov in straight sets at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Thursday, avenging a loss to the rising star in their only previous meeting in Canada last summer. In that previous meeting, in the round of 16... Read more
Following uproar, Davis Cup reforms to include a round of 12 home ties
The ITF is adjusting its Davis Cup reforms following the sharply divided reaction to its original plans. ITF President David Haggerty told the Telegraph that the new planned structure would begin with an initial round between 24 nations the week following the Australian Open, with the 12 winning nations joining the previous four semifinalist nations... Read more
Who do you take to win Roland Garros: Rafael Nadal or the field?
Every week Tennis Channel and Tennis.com will be introducing a Tough Call around a thought provoking topic – and our panel of experts will chime in both on-air and online. Be sure to join the discussion, weigh in on our polls, or comment on Facebook and Twitter using #TennisToughCall.... Read more
10 takeaways from a wild Wednesday in Rome
It was an absolutely packed day at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia with a total of 27 singles matches—13 men’s, 14 women’s, all second round—taking the court at the joint ATP World Tour and WTA event. Here are 10 takeaways from Wednesday’s results: Nadal got back on track in a big way.... Read more
Maria Sharapova reveals pep talk before asking Rafa Nadal to practice
An impromptu practice session between Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal in Rome got a lot of attention this week, but the Russian revealed she almost didn’t make the request. Sharapova says she had to be talked into asking the all-time great to hit on his favorite surface. “Well, I saw he was practicing on... Read more
10 To Watch: Felix Auger-Aliassime—Canada’s next prodigy?
Felix Auger-Aliassime has generated a lot of buzz by performing at a high level on the ATP Challenger Tour at a very young age. As a 14-year-old, the Canadian became the first player to qualify for a Challenger tournament and win a match in the main draw, which he did in... Read more