Daniil Medvedev has bemoaned the lack of support he feels he and other tennis stars of his generation receive from crowds in comparison to their older rivals. Speaking after his Australian Open final defeat, the Russian revealed his belief that those who suggested he would be part of a new wave of fans' favourites were "lying".
A whopping 80 per cent of fans believe Novak Djokovic should be banned from the remaining three Grand Slams of 2022. The world No 1 was deported from Australia on the eve of the Aussie Open, having entered the country with a medical exemption to bypass the requirement of full vaccination for all players.
Go all the way back to June 8, 2006, when Rafael Nadal moved on at the French Open after his 19-year-old, 63rd-ranked opponent in the quarterfinals quit because of a bad back while trailing two sets to none.
The US Open becomes the first Grand Slam of the COVID-19 era when it starts today in a spectator-free bubble at Flushing Meadows following a troubled buildup that saw several top stars withdraw over coronavirus fears.
Novak Djokovic still feels inspired by Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, the men's world number one tennis player has said, adding that the rivalry between the so-called 'Big Three' is a great promotion for the sport.
The dust had barely settled on Novak Djokovic capturing his fifth Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships crown on Saturday and the World No. 1 already had his sights set on his next challenge: The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
An Australian Open that has seen the men’s establishment shaken by young talent comes to a fitting close today when defending champion Novak Djokovic takes on Dominic Thiem in an intergenerational decider.