Tennis

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov plays a shot against France’s Gilles Simon in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michel Euler
Canada’s Denis Shapovalov plays a shot against France’s Gilles Simon in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michel Euler
Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, returns a shot to Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships in New York on September 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Seth Wenig

A steady if unspectacular season comes to a close for Canada’s Auger-Aliassime

A steady if unspectacular season comes to a close for Canada’s Auger-Aliassime

Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, returns a shot to Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships in New York on September 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Seth Wenig
(Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
(Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds his trophy after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Australian Open chief executive Craig Tiley says he wants international tennis players arriving for January's first Grand Slam of 2021 to be exempt from a current 14-day hotel quarantines. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Tennis hub to be centred in Melbourne for Australian Open

Tennis hub to be centred in Melbourne for Australian Open

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds his trophy after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's singles final of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Australian Open chief executive Craig Tiley says he wants international tennis players arriving for January's first Grand Slam of 2021 to be exempt from a current 14-day hotel quarantines. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Bianca Andreescu speaks during a media availability in Toronto on December 10, 2019. When we last heard from Andreescu on the tennis court, a knee injury forced her to retire from the WTA Finals. It capped an injury-plagued breakthrough 2019 season that saw her make Canadian tennis history with a US Open singles title. It also marked the beginning of a long, strange, quiet and somewhat mysterious yearlong absence from the WTA Tour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hans Deryk

After breakout 2019, all is quiet with Andreescu in ‘20 – so what’s on tap for ‘21?

After breakout 2019, all is quiet with Andreescu in ‘20 - so what’s on tap for ‘21?

Bianca Andreescu speaks during a media availability in Toronto on December 10, 2019. When we last heard from Andreescu on the tennis court, a knee injury forced her to retire from the WTA Finals. It capped an injury-plagued breakthrough 2019 season that saw her make Canadian tennis history with a US Open singles title. It also marked the beginning of a long, strange, quiet and somewhat mysterious yearlong absence from the WTA Tour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hans Deryk
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning match point against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Medvedev wins with underarm serve at ATP Finals

Medvedev wins with underarm serve at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning match point against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Djokovic, Thiem advance after slow starts in Vienna openers

Djokovic, Thiem advance after slow starts in Vienna openers

Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Milos Raonic advance to St. Petersburg semifinals

Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Milos Raonic advance to St. Petersburg semifinals

After midnight: Nadal beats Sinner for 13th French semifinal

After midnight: Nadal beats Sinner for 13th French semifinal

After midnight: Nadal beats Sinner for 13th French semifinal

After midnight: Nadal beats Sinner for 13th French semifinal
Canadian Eugenie Bouchard eliminated in third round at French Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard eliminated in third round at French Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard eliminated in third round at French Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard eliminated in third round at French Open
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard plays a shot against Poland’s Iga Swiatek in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Euler
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard plays a shot against Poland’s Iga Swiatek in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Euler
Leylah Annie Fernandez advances, while Denis Shapovalov eliminated at French Open

Leylah Annie Fernandez advances, while Denis Shapovalov eliminated at French Open

Leylah Annie Fernandez advances, while Denis Shapovalov eliminated at French Open

Leylah Annie Fernandez advances, while Denis Shapovalov eliminated at French Open
Canadian Eugenie Bouchard books spot in third round at French Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard books spot in third round at French Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard books spot in third round at French Open

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard books spot in third round at French Open
Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka serves against Germany’s Dominik Koepfer in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Ball-maker hoping Nadal wins in Paris to prove himself wrong

Perceived lack of bounce

  • Sep 30, 2020
Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka serves against Germany’s Dominik Koepfer in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard, of Montreal, smiles while responding to questions during a news conference at the Odlum Brown VanOpen tennis tournament, in West Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, August 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard, of Montreal, smiles while responding to questions during a news conference at the Odlum Brown VanOpen tennis tournament, in West Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, August 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian Denis Shapovalov advances to second round at French Open

Canadian Denis Shapovalov advances to second round at French Open

In this file photo, Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
In this file photo, Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez upsets No. 31 seed at French Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez upsets No. 31 seed at French Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez upsets No. 31 seed at French Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez upsets No. 31 seed at French Open
In this Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, Felix Auger-Aliassime returns a shot to Thiago Monteiro, of Brazil, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships in New York. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
In this Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, Felix Auger-Aliassime returns a shot to Thiago Monteiro, of Brazil, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships in New York. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Newly installed in the top 10, Shapovalov leads Canadian hopes at French Open

Newly installed in the top 10, Shapovalov leads Canadian hopes at French Open

Newly installed in the top 10, Shapovalov leads Canadian hopes at French Open

Newly installed in the top 10, Shapovalov leads Canadian hopes at French Open