Andrey Rublev continued his strong start to the season as the rising Russian star swept past Norway’s Casper Ruud in straight sets in Monte Carlo to book a first Masters 1000 final against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece.
Russian world number two tennis player Daniil Medvedev, who played with Rafael Nadal on Monday, will not be involved in this week's Monte-Carlo Masters following a positive test for Covid-19, the ATP announced on Tuesday.
Russian tennis star Veronika Kudermetova has won the first singles title of her career – and her straight-sets victory over Montenegrin Danka Kovinic would have made her idol, UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov, a proud compatriot.
Tennis favorite Genie Bouchard has proudly displayed the medical evidence of her Covid-19 jab, likening her appointment to winning a golden ticket while being hailed as a "vaccinated queen" by former US Open champ Sloane Stephens.
Ex-champ Pat Cash has claimed that tennis chiefs are pushing stars to be vaccinated without giving them proper information or alternatives, adding that stars are not happy with the proposals while querying the origins of Covid-19.
Novak Djokovic's father has again slammed the media, claiming that they are "constantly bothered" by the Serb superstar while admitting that he does not watch the tennis number one's matches and calling Roger Federer a lesser man.
French tennis boss Gilles Moretton says he "dare not imagine" the prospect of canceling May's French Open after President Emmanuel Macron announced new lockdown measures which may threaten the annual Roland-Garros tournament.
Croatian tennis player Oleksandra Oliynykova has fetched the equivalent of more than $5,000 after selling off part of her right arm as an NFT digital collectible – claiming the new owner could make their money back 100 times over.