Serena Williams: John McEnroe proposes men v women contest

John McEnroe has proposed a men v women contest to prove his claim that Serena Williams would be ranked “700 in the world” on the men’s circuit. The seven-time Grand Slam champion said Williams was “the best female player ever” but against men it would be an “entirely different story”. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam…

Qatar Open: Sir Andy Murray to face Novak Djokovic in final

Sir Andy Murray will face defending champion Novak Djokovic in the Qatar Open final on Saturday after beating third seed Tomas Berdych in the semis. Murray won 6-3 6-4 against Czech Berdych, who needed treatment on an ankle injury after the first set. It will be the 19th ATP final meeting between Murray and the…

Murray is new world No. 1 after Raonic withdraws

By Julien Pretot | PARIS After all the battles and hard graft chasing the world number one spot, Briton Andy Murray arrived there without hitting a ball on Saturday as Milos Raonic pulled out of their Paris Masters semi-final due to a leg injury. The triple grand slam winner, who will take over from Serb…

Simon knocks out Wawrinka in Shanghai, Djokovic, Murray advance

Frenchman Gilles Simon upstaged world number three Stan Wawrinka 6-4 6-4 in the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, while top seeds Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray eased into the quarter-finals. Djokovic enjoyed a 6-4 6-4 win over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil while Murray was even more ruthless as he tamed 13th seed Lucas…

Novak Djokovic pulls out of China Open with elbow injury

World number one Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week’s China Open in Beijing because of an elbow injury. “I am extremely disappointed not to be able to compete at the China Open this year,” said the Australian and French Open champion. “I’m still recovering from my elbow injury and have been advised not to…