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Caroline Garcia embarks on a unique holiday adventure in Antarctica!

Caroline Garcia embarks on a unique holiday adventure in Antarctica!

Caroline Garcia has opted for a captivating and unconventional destination during her off-season—an expedition amidst the icy landscapes of Antarctica! I’m truly fascinated by the Frenchwoman’s choice of such a frozen locale, and I deeply admire her for embracing this unconventional adventure. Through her Instagram stories, Caroline has shared captivating snapshots of her journey, showcasing pristine and untouched landscapes. In these photos, Garcia can be seen on the ship’s deck and balcony, enjoying a cup of coffee as the vessel navigates through the Drake Passage, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In a casual caption accompanying one of the photos, ...

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Novak Djokovic reveals surprising admission about his victory at the 2023 French Open

Novak Djokovic reveals surprising admission about his victory at the 2023 French Open

Novak Djokovic recently admitted to harboring doubts about his game leading up to the 2023 French Open, citing less-than-ideal results in preceding tournaments. Despite his uncertainties, Djokovic clinched his third French Open title by defeating Casper Ruud in the Roland Garros final. Remarkably, this victory marked Djokovic’s sole clay court title for the year. In the buildup to the French Open, he reached the quarterfinals at the Rome Masters and the Srpska Open in Banja Luka but faced a round-of-16 exit at the Monte Carlo Masters. Reflecting on his journey after securing his seventh ATP Finals title, Djokovic shared insights ...

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Novak Djokovic candidly shares his perspective on whether Carlos Alcaraz is comparable to Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic candidly shares his perspective on whether Carlos Alcaraz is comparable to Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic acknowledges that Carlos Alcaraz is a player distinct from Rafael Nadal but underscores the 20-year-old Spaniard’s ability to bring out Djokovic’s best during their matches. The absence of Nadal this year has allowed Alcaraz to step into the spotlight, creating a noteworthy rivalry with Djokovic. Their latest encounter in Turin saw Djokovic securing a victory with a scoreline of 6-3, 6-2, although they had engaged in thrilling battles earlier in the year. Despite Djokovic’s consistent victories, the highlight of their clashes was Alcaraz’s triumph in a five-set Wimbledon final, countered by Djokovic’s win in the longest ATP final ...

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Check out: Serena Williams gives insights into her recent hitting session with Venus Williams

Check out: Serena Williams gives insights into her recent hitting session with Venus Williams

Serena Williams recently made a brief comeback to the tennis court, engaging in a hitting session with her sister Venus Williams. The former 23-time Grand Slam champion shared a glimpse of the practice on TikTok, featuring moments of stretching on the practice court. Serena then revealed her Wilson racket after unzipping her tennis bag. Once the preparations were complete, the Williams sisters began hitting the tennis balls. Serena appeared to relish the experience of playing with her sister, showcasing a joyful demeanor with smiles and evident enjoyment on the court. Captioning her post, Serena expressed the pleasure of the session, ...

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Watch as Emma Raducanu makes an 'awkward' attempt to place a latte order with an Australian accedent

Watch as Emma Raducanu makes an ‘awkward’ attempt to place a latte order with an Australian accedent

Emma Raducanu humorously attempted an Australian accent while pronouncing a latte order during this year’s Australian Open. In a short clip for the tournament’s channel, an interviewer prompted Raducanu to showcase her best Aussie accent. Responding with “G’day mate!” initially, Raducanu was then challenged to place a latte order with an Australian twist. Despite her efforts, she burst into laughter, describing her attempt as “awful” after saying, “I’ll have an almond milk flat white. No. That was awful! Stop! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Australian Open (@australianopen) Raducanu, who celebrated her 21st birthday on Monday, has ...

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Poised and elegant, Iga Swiatek conveys a heartfelt message for the tennis 'maestro' Novak Djokovic

Poised and elegant, Iga Swiatek conveys a heartfelt message for the tennis ‘maestro’ Novak Djokovic

WTA’s top-ranked player, Iga Swiatek, extended her congratulations to the tennis ‘monarch,’ Novak Djokovic, for his remarkable victory at the ATP Finals. She acknowledged Djokovic’s stellar performance in defeating Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-3 in the final, breaking the tie with Roger Federer and securing his seventh title at the season-ending tournament in Turin. Having experienced a defeat to Sinner in the group stage, Djokovic successfully turned the tables in the final, emerging triumphant against the home favorite. Swiatek, recognizing Djokovic’s achievement, expressed admiration by stating, “Incredible. Congratulations @DjokerNole 👑. Also congrats to you @janniksin for playing inspiring tennis this whole ...

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Novak Djokovic makes history with an astonishing victory at 36: Winning the ATP Finals is truly incredible

Novak Djokovic makes history with an astonishing victory at 36: Winning the ATP Finals is truly incredible

Novak Djokovic has once again etched his name in tennis history, securing his seventh ATP Finals victory and snatching another significant record from Roger Federer. The tournament showcased the finest eight players of the season, culminating in Djokovic’s triumphant performance against Jannik Sinner in the final. Responding swiftly to his earlier defeat by Sinner in the Round Robin match, Djokovic expressed gratitude towards his opponent during the awards ceremony. He acknowledged Sinner’s remarkable week at the Nitto ATP Finals and wished him success in future Grand Slam endeavors, emphasizing his proximity to the top ranking. In his address, Djokovic extended ...

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Daniil Medvedev shares intriguing remarks following his defeat against Carlos Alcaraz

Daniil Medvedev shares intriguing remarks following his defeat against Carlos Alcaraz

Daniil Medvedev reflects on his performance, believing he showcased a stronger game in his loss to Carlos Alcaraz than in his victory over Alexander Zverev. Despite defeating the world No. 7 Zverev in straight sets (7-6 (7), 6-4) on Wednesday at the ATP Finals and securing a 2-0 record, Medvedev faced a setback two days later when Alcaraz triumphed over him with a 6-4, 6-4 scoreline. Expressing his thoughts on the match, Medvedev stated, ‘Inside of me, I think that I played a good match, better than versus Zverev, based on my level. But I lost, and 4-4 seems an ...

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Djokovic reveals his genuine thoughts on Alcaraz, Sinner, and Rune.

Djokovic reveals his genuine thoughts on Alcaraz, Sinner, and Rune.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic secured a spot in the semifinals of the 2023 ATP Finals, courtesy of Jannik Sinner’s victory over Holger Rune. Now, Djokovic is set to clash with Carlos Alcaraz for a chance to reach the coveted year-end Masters final. On the final day of his group stage, Djokovic overcame Hubert Hurkacz in a challenging three-set match, making his advancement contingent on Sinner’s success against the Dane. As I pen down this article, it strikes me as a twist of fate that has led Djokovic to this crucial juncture. The Turin Masters’ potential champion may well emerge ...

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Carlos Alcaraz equals two records set by Rafael Nadal.

Carlos Alcaraz equals two records set by Rafael Nadal.

Carlos Alcaraz secured a spot in the semifinals of the 2023 ATP Finals, turning around a challenging start to the tournament. Following a loss to Alexander Zverev in his opening match and a crucial victory against Andrey Rublev, the young Spanish player faced a make-or-break situation in the Red Group: defeating Daniil Medvedev in straight sets. As my colleague Jovica Ilic previously highlighted, Alcaraz showcased his peak performance when it mattered most, a trait shared by the elite players. He clinched a spot in the semifinals by defeating Medvedev with a convincing double 6-4 scoreline. Alcaraz achieved two remarkable milestones, ...

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Martina Navratilova advises Iga Swiatek on enhancing her game.

Martina Navratilova advises Iga Swiatek on enhancing her game.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova suggests that the world No. 1, Iga Swiatek, could elevate her game by focusing on improving her net play. Despite being recognized as one of the most well-rounded players in the sport, Swiatek’s dominance from the baseline has room for enhancement, according to Navratilova. The former 18-time Grand Slam champion highlights that Swiatek tends to linger at the baseline unnecessarily. Navratilova commends Swiatek’s remarkable comeback after admitting fatigue post the US Open, culminating in an impressive 11-0 finish. Looking ahead, Navratilova recommends that Swiatek could reach greater heights by developing a better sense of when to ...

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ATP Finals: Carlos Alcaraz secures showdown with Novak Djokovic!

ATP Finals: Carlos Alcaraz secures showdown with Novak Djokovic!

In a stylish performance, World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz advanced from the ATP Finals round-robin stage, defeating World No. 3 Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 in the final match. Alcaraz secured the victory in just an hour and 20 minutes, claiming his second triumph in Turin and setting the stage for an exciting semi-final against World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Throughout the match, Alcaraz successfully defended both break points, maintaining constant pressure on his opponent. He capitalized on opportunities to break Medvedev’s serve once in each set, effectively controlling the pace of the game and securing a spot in the last ...

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Ten Factors Leading to the Breakdown of Tennis Coach-Player Relationships

Ten Factors Leading to the Breakdown of Tennis Coach-Player Relationships

Emma Raducanu’s forthright critiques of tennis coaches have become a defining aspect of her public persona. Take, for instance, her recent remark to Amazon Prime: ‘I think on certain occasions they haven’t been able to keep up with the questions I asked. So maybe that’s why it ended.’ But what exactly is the nuanced role of a tennis coach? Telegraph Sport delved into this often-misunderstood position, extracting ten insights that might challenge conventional perceptions. Power Dynamics: In team sports, coaches wield significant authority in hiring, firing, and disciplinary matters. In tennis, however, the coach is subordinate to the player and ...

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Sutirtha-Ayhika Duo Secures a Landmark Bronze in Table Tennis at the Asian Game

Sutirtha-Ayhika Duo Secures a Landmark Bronze in Table Tennis at the Asian Game

Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee’s remarkable journey culminated in a historic bronze medal at the Asian Games as the Indian pair faced a closely-fought defeat in the women’s doubles semifinal against North Korea in Hangzhou on Monday. The duo, Sutirtha and Ayhika, exhibited a spirited performance but eventually lost 3-4 (11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-5, 2-11) to Suyong Cha and Sugyong Pak, settling for bronze after a sensational triumph over the world champions from China in the quarterfinals on Saturday. This unexpected medal adds to India’s historic achievements in table tennis at the Asian Games, notably securing an unprecedented ...

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Djokovic jeopardizes his spot in the ATP Finals' top four: exploring the possible scenarios.

Djokovic jeopardizes his spot in the ATP Finals’ top four: exploring the possible scenarios.

The determination of the four contenders for the Nitto ATP Finals semi-finals remains uncertain, particularly following Jannik Sinner’s recent triumph over Novak Djokovic. Despite securing two victories in as many matches, Sinner’s path to the semi-finals at the PalaAlpitour in Turin is not yet guaranteed. The pivotal clash between Sinner and Denmark’s Holger Rune on the final day of their group will hold the key. Although Sinner has never defeated Rune in their past encounters, a victory might not be mandatory for him to secure a spot among the top four players in the year-end Masters. Winning just one set ...

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ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev Triumphs Over Alexander Zverev, Advances to Semifinals

ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev Triumphs Over Alexander Zverev, Advances to Semifinals

In a thrilling match, world No.3 Daniil Medvedev became the first player to qualify for the ATP Finals semifinals by defeating old rival Alexander Zverev 7-6, 6-4 in an intense battle lasting an hour and 45 minutes. The victory propelled Medvedev to a 2-0 record in the Red Group. The upcoming clash between Zverev and Alcaraz on Friday will determine the second semifinalist from this group. Despite a strong effort from Zverev, who forced a tiebreak in the first set and fought hard, Medvedev managed to secure the win in straight sets and advance to the next round. Medvedev showcased ...

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Holger Rune boldly asserts a testament to Novak Djokovic's exceptional prowess.

Holger Rune boldly asserts a testament to Novak Djokovic’s exceptional prowess.

Holger Rune asserts that Novak Djokovic’s victory over him at the ATP Finals “illustrates the extent of the Serb’s excellence” since the Dane had “never lost a match when I played good tennis.” Djokovic, the world No. 1, secured a hard-fought three-set victory of 7-6 (4) 6-7 (1) 6-3 against Rune on the tournament’s opening day. In his second group stage match against Stefanos Tsitsipas on Tuesday, Rune faced an unusual turn of events. After just three games, with Rune leading 2-1, Tsitsipas retired from the match due to a back injury. Reflecting on his previous encounter with Djokovic during ...

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Not only Roger Federer, but Rafael Nadal also possesses an excellent technique.

Not only Roger Federer, but Rafael Nadal also possesses an excellent technique.

Tennis players who have forged their careers through polished technique have demonstrated mastery in their sport, elevating the elegance and precision of their shots. One iconic figure in this realm is Roger Federer, renowned for his graceful and fluid style that has etched him into tennis legend status. His adept control over the power and accuracy of his shots transforms each match into a harmonious blend of grace and command. Federer’s mastery of the challenging one-handed backhand further adds an artistic flair to his game. Pete Sampras is another luminary who crafted his career on refined technique. His strategic court ...

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Holger Rune comes to Stefanos Tsitsipas' defense following harsh criticism aimed at the Greek player.

Holger Rune comes to Stefanos Tsitsipas’ defense following harsh criticism aimed at the Greek player.

Holger Rune has stepped forward to support Stefanos Tsitsipas amidst substantial criticism directed at the Greek player following his withdrawal against the Dane. The ATP Finals match between Rune and Tsitsipas in Turin concluded after a mere 15 minutes on Tuesday. During the early stages of the first set, with Rune leading 2-1, Tsitsipas sought the assistance of the physio during a changeover. Unfortunately, the match concluded after just three games and 15 minutes, with Tsitsipas retiring due to a back injury. The Turin audience expressed their dissatisfaction with Tsitsipas, booing the Greek player for the limited action they witnessed ...

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Experience the amusing and inventive response from Novak Djokovic as he handles the loud boos from the Turin crowd.

Experience the amusing and inventive response from Novak Djokovic as he handles the loud boos from the Turin crowd.

Novak Djokovic showcased his comedic side in response to the Turin crowd’s boos as the world No. 1 playfully engaged with the audience during a changeover. In Tuesday’s match against local favorite Jannik Sinner in Turin, Djokovic faced a predominantly pro-Sinner crowd from the beginning. Unsurprisingly, the entire stadium seemed to rally against Djokovic. In a light-hearted moment, Djokovic sarcastically applauded the crowd for their apparent distraction when he served a double fault. The fun continued as he amusingly reacted to the boos he received during a changeover. Novak Djokovic is orchestrating the boos he’s receiving in the stadium in ...