20.07.2021 - 22:19 Uhr
Dominic Thiem is back on court after suffering a right wrist injury last month. Well, sort of.The Austrian posted on Instagram on Tuesday that he is "finally back on court". However, the World No. 6 is not back to full tennis activites. Thiem hit lefty forehands, one-handed lefty backhands, lefty volleys and completed a series of footwork drills. He did not use his right hand. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dominic Thiem (@domithiem)The two-time Nitto ATP Finals runner-up suffered a detachment of the posterior sheath of the ulnar side of his right wrist during his match against Adrian Mannarino at the Mallorca Championships on 22 June. A statement from his team two days later said he would wear a splint for five weeks, and he was still wearing one in his new video.Thiem owns a 9-9 record on the season, with his best result coming at the Mutua Madrid Open, where he advanced to the semi-finals. The 17-time tour-level champion made the biggest breakthrough of his career last year at the US Open, where he lifted his first Grand Slam trophy.



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25.09.2021 - 21:23 Uhr

#NextGenATP Italian Jannik Sinner will begin his Sofia Open title defence against either Canadian Vasek Pospisil or a qualifier, it was revealed at the ATP 250’s draw ceremony on Saturday.The 20-year-old, currently 11th in the FedEx ATP Race To Turin, defeated Pospisil in last year’s Sofia final, their only previous ATP Head2Head meeting. If Sinner can reach the quarter-finals, he is seeded to play Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who is starting his campaign against Benoit Paire.Alexander Bublik is the fourth seed and arrives having enjoyed a run to the semi-finals on home soil in Nur-Sultan. The Kazakhstani could face #NextGenATP star Lorenzo Musetti in his opening match if the Italian can overcome wild card Dimitar Kuzmanov in the first round. Musetti will be targeting a strong end to the season as he aims to qualify for the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.[FOLLOW ACTION]Fifth seed Filip Krajinovic will be Bublik’s opponent in the quarter-finals if both men make it that far. The Serbian will be aiming to snap a four-match losing streak in his first-round match against Bulgarian wild card Alexandar Lazarov.In the bottom half of the draw, Metz semi-finalist Gael Monfils is the second seed and will face either Winston-Salem champion Ilya Ivashka or Pablo Andujar in the second round. The Frenchman holds a 4-0 ATP Head2Head lead against Andujar and is tied at 1-1 with Ivashka.Australian Alex de Minaur is seeded to meet Monfils in the semi-finals and will begin his quest for his third tour-level title of the season against either American Marcos Giron or Spaniard Jaume Munar.In other action, sixth seed Adrian Mannarino begins against Italy’s Gianluca Mager, while eighth seed John Millman faces Mikael Ymer.

16.09.2021 - 17:20 Uhr

Home favourite Alexander Bublik will be aiming to capture his first tour-level title on home soil in Kazakhstan at the Astana Open, with Russia’s Aslan Karatsev also competing at the indoor-hard ATP event from 20-26 September.In the second edition of the tournament, Hamburg finalist Filip Krajinovic and reigning champion John Millman will all be in action, too.Belarusian Ilya Ivashka will be targeting a second tour-level title, having triumphed at the Winston-Salem Open, while #NextGenATP Italian Lorenzo Musetti will hope for a strong run as he aims to strengthen his position in the ATP Race To Milan.Established: 2020Tournament Dates: 20-26 September 2021Tournament Director: Dmitriy SavchukDraw Ceremony: Saturday, 18 September at TBC.Are You In? Subscribe To Get ATP Updates In Your Inbox-->Schedule (View On Official Website)* Qualifying: Sunday, 19 September - Monday, 20 September at 12:00 p.m.* Main Draw: Monday, 20 September - Sunday, 26 September, Monday-Thursday 12:00 p.m., Friday 1:00 p.m., Saturday 2:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00p.m.* Doubles Final: Sunday, 26 September at 12:00 p.m.* Singles Final: Sunday, 26 September at 2:30 p.m.How To WatchWatch Live On Tennis TVTV ScheduleVenue: National Tennis CenterSurface: Indoor HardPrize Money: $480,000(Total Financial Commitment: $541,800)View Who Is Playing, Past Champions, Seeds, Points & Prize Money BreakdownHonour Roll (Open Era)Most Titles, Singles: John Millman (1)Most Titles, Doubles: Sander Gille, Joran Vliegen (1)Oldest Champion: John Millman, 31, in 2020Youngest Champion: John Millman, 31, in 2020Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 45 John Millman in 2020Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 45 John Millman in 2020Last Home Champion: NAMost Match Wins: John Millman (4)2020 FinalsSingles: [4] John Millman (AUS) d [3] Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7-5, 6-1 Read MoreDoubles: [1] Sander Gille (BEL) / Joran Vliegen (BEL) d Max Purcell (AUS) / Luke Saville (AUS) 7-5 6-3 Read MoreSocialHashtag: #AstanaOpenFacebook: @kaztennisInstagram: @ktf.kzDid You Know?The Astana Open was given an additional single-year licence for 2021 after it was one of four new ATP 250 events added to the 2020 provisional schedule as tennis returned following the suspension of theseason due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

13.09.2021 - 06:18 Uhr

Juan Manuel Cerundolo knew it would be a tough decision, but the 19-year-old understood that it was for the best. The surging #NextGenATP star had the opportunity to make his US Open qualifying debut last month, but opted to forego the hard-court major as he remained in Europe and continued building his game on the ATP Challenger Tour. Safe to say, the decision paid dividends. Cerundolo went back-to-back on the clay of Como, Italy and Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina, claiming his second and third Challenger titles of the year. The Argentine sealed the remarkable run with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Nikola Milojevic in Sunday's Srpska Open championship. He reeled off eight sets won in a row to capture the crown in Banja Luka. The teenager is making noise on the court with his determined play and dogged defence, and he will earn a significant reward in the FedEx ATP Rankings for his efforts. Cerundolo is poised to rise 27 spots to a career-high No. 108 on Monday. He and brother Francisco Cerundolo (No. 104) are both knocking on the door of the Top 100.Moreover, his title treble has him in elite company in Argentine tennis history. At the age of 19 years and nine months, Cerundolo became the third-youngest player from his country to win three Challenger titles. Only Juan Martin del Potro and Guillermo Coria were younger when they lifted their third trophies.Cerundolo, who also secured his maiden ATP Tour title in Cordoba in February, is up to seventh position in the ATP Race To Milan. The teen will look to secure his place at the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals in the coming months.Youngest Argentines To Win Three Challenger Titles Player Age Third Title Juan Martin del Potro 17 years, 10 months 2006 Segovia Guillermo Coria 18 years, 10 months 2000 Montevideo Juan Manuel Cerundolo 19 years, 9 months 2021 Banja Luka Guillermo Canas 19 years, 10 months 1997 Santiago In other action... Benjamin Bonzi is unstoppable on the ATP Challenger Tour. The Frenchman added a fifth title of the year on Sunday in Cassis, completing a dominant run that has seen him go back-to-back on home soil at the St. Tropez Open and Cassis Open Provence. In fact, he extended his Challenger win streak to 15 straight, having also lifted the trophy in Segovia, Spain, last month.One of the newest members of the Top 100 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, Bonzi is putting it all together in 2021. He joined the exclusive club on 2 August and is projected to rise to a career-high No. 76 on Monday.How impressive is the 25-year-old's achievement? He is the first player to win five Challenger titles in a season since Filip Krajinovic in 2017. The single-season record is six. He is also just the second Frenchman to achieve the feat, following in the footsteps of Adrian Mannarino (2014).This week, the prestigious Copa Sevilla celebrated its 30th anniversary on the ATP Challenger Tour. For the 16th time, one of its native sons lifted the trophy. Pedro Martinez captured his third career title, streaking to victory on home soil with a 6-4, 6-1 win over countryman Roberto Carballes Baena. The World No. 75 was coming off a first match win at the US Open, rallying from two sets down to defeat James Duckworth.At the inaugural NO Open in Tulln, Austria, it was Mats Moraing claiming his second title of the year. The German dominated Hugo Gaston 6-2, 6-1 in just 46 minutes on Saturday. The final finished just three minutes shy of the record for shortest title match in ATP Challenger history. Moraing, who rallied from a set down twice during the week, rises 49 spots to No. 193.At the inaugural Kyiv Open, the Italian-Argentine sensation Franco Agamenone carried his jaw-dropping run of form to a second title. Agamenone entered the month of August without a match win in his ATP Challenger career, but, at the age of 28, he is proving that it's never too late to break through. The Argentine-born Italian has since reeled off 11 wins from 12 matches, adding titles in Prague and Kyiv. From outside the Top 600 at the start of the year, he is projected to rise to a career-high No. 230 in the FedEx ATP Rankings on Monday.

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26.09.2021 - 05:18 Uhr

Roger Federer, who is recovering from August right knee surgery, made a late decision to attend this year’s Laver Cup. The Swiss legend is happy that he did.“The reception I’ve received, everybody is so upbeat that I’m here. They wish me all the best and they don’t even see the crutches. They just want me to be good again and enjoy the weekend,” Federer said in an interview for the event with former World No. 1 Jim Courier. “I’ve seen some incredible tennis, some great matches and it’s been wonderful. I’m really happy I made the trip.”"I'm just really in a good place. I'm really happy."A must-watch @rogerfederer update. #LaverCup pic.twitter.com/1skKeZtCnf— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 26, 2021The 20-time major champion admitted that it was a difficult process to decide whether to undergo a third right knee surgery after having two last year. But following Wimbledon, where he was “really unhappy” with his performance in reaching the quarter-finals, Federer opted to go through with it.“I was just nowhere near where I wanted to be to play at the top, top level. But I tried my best and at the end... too much is too much. Now I’ve just got to take it step by step,” Federer said. “I’ve got to first walk again properly, run properly and then do the sidesteps and all the agility work and then eventually I’ve got to be back on the tennis court. But it’s going to take me a few more months and then we’ll see how things are at some point next year. “I’ve got to take my time. I don’t want to rush into anything at this point. This is also for my life. I want to make sure I can do everything I want to do later on. There’s no rush with anything, so I’m actually in a really good place. I think the worst is behind me. “I took the time and, I don’t know, I’m just really in a good place. I’m really happy.”Federer has received several thunderous ovations inside Boston’s TD Garden, where he has often been sitting in the front row watching the action or behind the scenes visiting with the players. The former World No. 1 played in the first three editions of the Laver Cup.“I think Boston is a great city. The stadium is wonderful, the crowds have been incredible. Both teams are stacked with absolute quality and top players,” Federer said. “That’s what the idea was behind it: that everybody could come together, have the most incredible weekend, learn from one another and then hopefully that’s going to inspire them, motivate them and get them going for the rest of this year, next year.”