ATP Tour

Djokovic wins Tour Finals title despite father's illness

Serbia's Novak Djokovic stands behind the winning trophy after beating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Photo: AFP

Novak Djokovic dedicated his ATP Tour Finals title to his sick father after the world No1 produced one of his greatest performances to defeat Roger Federer 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 in the final.

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012, 4:01am

Australian Open officials confident despite reports of player boycott

Tennis Australia said yesterday it was confident players would not boycott the Australian Open over a prize money disagreement, but it was taking the threat seriously.

28 Aug 2012 - 2:22am

Jason Dasey

As the grand slam curtain is about to fall for another year at the US Open, the action is just getting started for Asian tennis fans. Over the next five weeks, Asia will host a staggering 11 frontline tournaments across six countries - five ATP events and six on the WTA circuit - beginning with the Guangzhou International Women's Open, which starts tomorrow.

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Mission Hills aiming to add ATP or WTA event to its schedule

Mission Hills brought the World Cup of golf back to the mainland after a 12-year hiatus. Now it wants to bring a professional tennis tournament back to southern China.

Executive director Tenniel Chu hopes to bring an ATP or WTA event to the expanding tennis centre at Mission Hills, which hosts the Michael Chang Tennis Academy.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Top names line up for Beijing title

Defending China Open champions Marcos Baghdatis, of Cyprus, and Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova face a struggle to retain their titles after the line-up for the tournament was revealed yesterday.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Injuries may put Rios out of final

Marcelo Rios booked his place in today's Chevalier Champions final with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Mark Woodforde... and then dropped a bombshell - he might not be fit enough to play in it.

'My elbow has been hurting since last week,' said the Chilean, holding an ice pack to his arm, after having physiotherapy to relieve the pain.

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Muster and Cash keep tempers in check

It was the grudge match that wasn't. Thomas Muster's baseline game overcame the serve and volley of Pat Cash yesterday at Victoria Park in an even-tempered match to earn himself a place in the final of the Chevalier Champions tournament.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

The Sport

The Chevaliers ATP Champions Tour

Eight tennis greats, including Thomas Muster (left) and former Wimbledon champions Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Cash, smash and volley on court. Finals today, 1.30pm, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, $110-$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2575 6995

17 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Former tennis stars serve up a feast

World-class tennis is being served up by former players at Victoria Park this week. The Chevalier ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Champions Tour event, which opened yesterday, continues tonight and over the weekend at the Causeway Bay venue.

15 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

McEnroe wants tour date for HK

Hong Kong could become part of an expanded Asian leg on the Senior ATP Tour next year.

Moves are afoot to make Hong Kong and Singapore part of the circuit for the elder statesmen of world tennis, according to Richard Doggart, organiser of last week's Cathay Pacific Champions tournament.

10 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Second loss

Moscow: Russian sixth seed Anna Kournikova suffered a second crushing defeat in a week, crashing out of the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament at the first hurdle to Italy's Silvia Farina, who advanced 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-1.

23 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Aussie ace to hold court

Australian tennis ace, Lleyton Hewitt, will display his prodigious talents at the inaugural CMG Open at Victoria Park starting on Monday.

In January, 17-year-old Hewitt made history by becoming the lowest-ranked singles player, at 550 in the world, to win an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour title in his home town of Adelaide.

16 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Hong Kong targets second ATP event

An ambitious bid to bring a second ATP Tour tennis event to the SAR to replace the Marlboro Championships is being considered by the Hong Kong Tennis Patrons' Association (HKTPA).

The HKTPA is looking at buying the rights to the ATP Tour's Beijing Open - held in October - and moving the tournament to Hong Kong, Sports Post can reveal.

15 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

HK stages coaching trial

Imagine the scene. Defending champion Michael Chang is struggling in a tense evening encounter in front of a packed Victoria Park Centre Court.

His first serves let him down, his forehands are consistently long and Chang has no idea what has gone wrong.

3 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Asia to benefit from change in Tour schedule

A recent adjustment to the ATP Tour schedule will benefit Asian tennis tournaments in the new millennium, according to a local sports promoter.

20 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

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