World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic to miss Miami Open due to vaccination status CNN

CNN – The world’s top male tennis player, Novak Djokovic, will miss next week’s Miami Open, after being denied entry to the United States because he has not been vaccinated against Covid-19, tournament director James Blake announced on Friday. The United States still requires international visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19, and the Serbian, who … Read more

CNN Carlos Alcaraz looks to tournament success and world No. 1 ranking after recovering from injury

CNN – Spanish tennis star Carlos Alcaraz has big ambitions – and one of those is to be able to emulate some of the game’s greats such as Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal by winning titles soon after returning from injury. The 19-year-old has not played a competitive match for more than three months as … Read more

Emma Radukanu impressive win in Indian Wells but still not ‘pain-free’ CNN

CNN – Emma Radukanu won back-to-back wins for the first time since September after advancing to the third round in Indian Wells on Saturday, but the youngster says she is still not “pain-free” after a series of injuries and illness derailed her. The start of his season. The 20-year-old cruised to a 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 … Read more

Emma Radukanu shows signs of a return to form as Britons advance to Indian Wells CNN

CNN – Winning tennis matches isn’t Emma Radukanu’s only concern lately – staying injury-free has been difficult for the British star. The 20-year-old has suffered a myriad of injuries over the past 18 months that have dashed his hopes of success on court. But Radukanu’s run in Indian Wells showed glimpses of the form that … Read more

Novak Djokovic: Ron DeSantis ‘will fly a boat from the Bahamas’ to allow US world number one to play at Miami Open | CNN

CNN – Time may be running out for Novak Djokovic’s admission to the US to play in Indian Wells, but US politicians – particularly Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – is lobbying to change the rules and allow the world No. 1 to come home in time for the Miami Open. The United States still requires … Read more

‘I feel great’: Daniel Kang looks forward to comeback from spinal tumour CNN

CNN – Breakaway Tour, return of first-time major winner, Tiger Woods; 2022 was a seismic year for many golfers. But few golfers have had a season as life-changing as Daniel Kang’s. In the first event of the calendar, the American couldn’t have gotten off to a better start, winning his sixth LPGA Tour title at … Read more

World number one Novak Djokovic is hopeful of ‘positive results’ in the US tournament CNN

CNN – World number one Novak Djokovic is hopeful of “a positive outcome” in the US tennis tournament ahead of next month’s Indian Wells and Miami Open after applying for special permission to play there. The United States still requires international visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19, and the Serbian, who has previously confirmed he … Read more

What’s next for Rafael Nadal after pulling out of the Australian Open, hampered by injury? | CNN

CNN – The image of Rafael Nadal walking off the court with an injury has unfortunately become an all-too-familiar sight for tennis fans. Nadal’s defense of his Australian Open title ended prematurely on Wednesday, as the 22-time Grand Slam champion was knocked out in the second round by American Mackenzie McDonald. Nadal was battling a … Read more

Not allowing Djokovic to enter US and compete ‘disrespectful’, Haas says CNN

Reuters – Indian Wells tournament director Tommy Haas said Novak Djokovic could finish the year as the world’s top player but it would be a “disgrace” if his lack of vaccinations affected his chances of competing in the US. Djokovic missed last year’s Australian Open and was deported for not being vaccinated against COVID. His … Read more

Chris Kirk spoke to CNN after his first PGA Tour win in 8 years CNN

Chris Kirk spoke to CNN after his first PGA Tour win in 8 years American golfer Chris Kirk won four times on the PGA Tour, but in 2019, he stepped down to deal with his crippling depression and alcohol abuse issues. Last Sunday, he won a playoff at the Honda Classic in Florida and told … Read more