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  • Historic year sees veterans dominate

    This week's ATP rankings are the year-end rankings, and they're historic: the Top 10 includes seven players age 30 or over, the most in the 45-year history of ATP rankings.

  • 'Zverev proved he's Next Gen's best'

    Alexander Zverev has proven himself as the best of tennis' new generation of men's players following his maiden ATP Finals triumph where he beat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in consecutive days, German great Boris Becker has said.

  • Zverev so proud after 'astonishing' finale in London

    An inspired Alexander Zverev beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday -- the biggest title of the German's fledgling career.

  • Zverev stuns Djokovic

    Alexander Zverev became the youngest champion at the ATP World Tour Finals in a decade on Sunday, stunning World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to lift the biggest title of his career.

  • Federer stuck on 99

    Alexander Zverev beat Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) on Saturday to reach the title decider at the ATP Finals in a match that ended in confusion after a ball boy's fumble forced a point to be replayed.

  • Federer cruises into last four

    Roger Federer gained sweet revenge over Kevin Anderson at the ATP Finals on Thursday but is putting thoughts of his 100th title to the back of his mind after both players reached the last four.

  • Federer rebounds against Thiem

    Roger Federer staved off elimination from the ATP Finals as the six-time champion eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Dominic Thiem on Tuesday.

  • Djokovic crushes big-serving Isner

    Novak Djokovic sent out a warning to his rivals at the ATP Finals on Monday, brushing aside big-serving John Isner 6-4, 6-3 to launch his bid for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title in style.

  • Nishikori stuns Federer

    Roger Federer suffered a shock straight-sets defeat to Kei Nishikori at the ATP Finals on Sunday, severely denting his bid for the 100th title of his illustrious career.

  • Federer, Djokovic top the bill

    Roger Federer is aiming to complete a century of titles at the ATP Finals but will likely have to find a way past the irrepressible Novak


    The spotlight in Sri Lanka's first Test against England in Galle remains on the departing Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm

  • Djokovic stunned

    Russia's Karen Khachanov clinched the biggest win of his career on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-4 upset of Novak Djokovic to claim the Paris Masters title.

  • Djokovic outlasts Federer

    Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a thrilling semi-final at the Paris Masters on Saturday to extend his winning run to 22 matches ahead of his return to world number one next week.

  • It's phenomenal, says Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic described his return to the world number one ranking as a "phenomenal achievement" on Thursday as he coasted into the Paris Masters quarterfinals.

  • Int'l junior tennis from Nov 3

    The 32nd Bangladesh International Junior Tennis Championship will get underway at the Ramna National Tennis Complex on Saturday.


    An unwavering Elina Svitolina claimed the biggest title of her career with a gritty comeback victory against Sloane Stephens at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.

  • Short Corner

    FIFA are opposed to La Liga's plans to stage the match between Barcelona and Girona later this season in the United States, Gianni Infantino confirmed on Friday.


    Czech Karolina Pliskova stormed into the semifinals Thursday after a convincing straight sets victory against compatriot Petra Kvitova,

  • Final set tie-breaks from next year

    Wimbledon will introduce tie-breaks in the final set of all events for the first time next year, but only once the score in the deciding set reaches 12-12, the All England Lawn Tennis Club announced on Friday.

  • 'New' Djokovic wins Shanghai

    The "new" Novak Djokovic warned that he was gunning for Rafael Nadal's world number one ranking after winning the Shanghai Masters with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Borna Coric on Sunday.

  • Federer stunned by Coric in semis

    Roger Federer admitted that he was lacking "punch" after he was turfed out of the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Saturday by 13th-seeded Borna Coric.

  • 'Get your own towels'

    Fernando Verdasco's treatment of a ball boy who failed to bring him his towel fast enough has thrust tennis players' attitudes towards the child volunteers into the spotlight, and could prompt changes.

  • 'Get your own towels'

    Fernando Verdasco's treatment of a ball boy who failed to bring him his sweaty towel fast enough has thrust tennis players' attitudes towards the child volunteers into the spotlight, and could prompt changes.

  • Serena's season over

    American great Serena Williams was left out of the China Open tennis draw on Friday as she appeared to call time on her season following her meltdown at the US Open.

  • Double for Elina

    Elina Sultana grabbed a double in the Summer Open (Ranking) Badminton Tournament, which concluded at the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Osaka's homecoming spoiled by Pliskova

    Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday.

  • ‘That’s why we don’t play doubles, bro!’

    Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic put their rivalry to one side after teaming up in the second edition of the Laver Cup. However, they lost their opening game.


    Naomi Osaka is reportedly set to sign the biggest deal Adidas has ever made with a female athlete, after the tennis star defeated 23-time

  • Japan's Osaka has 'no regrets' over chaotic US Open final

    Japan's Naomi Osaka has refused to criticise Serena Williams after her historic US Open victory was overshadowed by the American's furious row with the chair umpire.

  • Australian cartoonist under fire for Serena sketch

    An Australian cartoonist faced withering criticism on Tuesday for portraying tennis superstar Serena Williams using -- what Harry Potter author JK Rowling described as -- "racist and sexist tropes".