Tags: Djokovic, Novak

A Big Step by Coco Gauff, Huge Leaps for a Tennis Youth Movement

Youth ruled tennis on Friday in Shanghai, where Stefanos Tsitsipas upset No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev beat his new mentor, Roger Federer. It also ruled a continent away in Linz, Austria, where the 15-year-old Coco Gauff added another exclamation point to her breakthrough season by defeating top-seeded Kiki Bertens, 7-6 (1), 6-4, to…

In Tennis, Another Battle Over Prize Money Looms

Professional tennis players are up in arms again about prize money, and a large group of them, including Novak Djokovic and Sloane Stephens, are attempting to push the four Grand Slam tournaments to commit a greater percentage of their revenue to the players. The group, led by the veteran Vasek Pospisil of Canada but lacking…

For Rafael Nadal, the U.S. Open Has Become a Comfort Zone

Rafael Nadal struggled to acclimate to New York in his early United States Opens. In his first five appearances, he did not reach even a semifinal; within that span, he had won at least one title at the three other Grand Slam events. Things have changed dramatically in recent years, however: The courts have slowed,…