Carlos Alcaraz upsets world tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic to reach Madrid Open final

MADRID — After beating Rafael Nadal on Friday, Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz did it again Saturday with an upset of world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open tennis tournament. After defeating Nadal, his idol, in the quarterfinals, the 19-year-old rallied to beat Djokovic 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5) in a match that lasted … Read more

Nadal, Djokovic and Murray slam Wimbledon decision to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes

CNN — There is a growing rift between some of the world’s leading tennis stars and past and present Ukrainian players over Wimbledon’s decision to ban competitors from Russia and Belarus due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Explaining its stance, Wimbledon said it didn’t want to “benefit the propaganda machine of the Russian regime.” … Read more

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic slam Wimbledon ban on Russian players

MADRID — Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic criticized Wimbledon’s decision to exclude Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s tournament following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two tennis greats said Sunday that Wimbledon had acted unfairly, with Nadal saying that the decision was “very unfair” to his Russian colleagues. “It’s not their fault what’s happening … Read more