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Aces of the Week - 1 December to 8 December

Catch up with the biggest news from the past week in the world of tennis

News 10 Dec 2016, 14:15 IST
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05:  Champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia clebrates with his coach, Boris Becker following his victory during the Men's Singles final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill for Adidas/Getty Images)
The Way We Were: Boris Becker and Novak Djokovic in happier times; Djokovic is now ‘looking’

With both the ATP and WTA seasons at a close, there has still been some news from the tennis world as year-end shuffles and changes occur. Elsewhere, the IPTL continues in India as some big tennis stars take the court. And there were a lot of changes, with some of the sport’s best splitting from their coaches.

Here’s your weekly catch-up with the world of tennis:

Becker and Djokovic call it quits 

After three years, six Grand Slams and innumerable masters titles, German former No. 1 has parted ways with his charge, Novak Djokovic. 

More on that HERE. 

Becker spoke out after that breakup. Read more.

Milos Raonic splits with coach

After what was perhaps a career-best year, Milos Raonic, who shot to No. 4 in the rankings, made his first ever Grand Slam final at the most prestigious of tennis venues – Wimbledon – where he tumbled to a relentless Andy Murray. 

Coached there and helped through his recovery from recurrent injuries by Spanish former No. 1 Carlos Moya, Raonic has inexplicably decided to part ways with the Grand Slam winner.

Read more HERE.

Johanna Konta splits with coach

British No. 1 Johanna Konta also split with her Spanish coach Esteban Carillo – after climbing over a hundred spots on the WTA singles rankings and only narrowly missing out on qualifying for the WTA Finals in Singapore after a title win for Russsian ace Svetlana Kuznetsova at another tournament. 

Now, the top-ranked Briton, who is Britain’s highest-ranked female tennis player in history, has also split with her coach.

Sadly for Konta, she suffered a major personal blow in the same week, with her mental coach passing away suddenly. Our condolences are with the ace.

More on that HERE.

Federer pulls out of IPTL, tournament hit by cash crunch

India has been reeling under demonetization lately, and now, the country's premier league tennis tournament, the IPTL, has seen perhaps its biggest draws – former No. 1s Roger Federer and Serena Williams drop out due to ‘monetary issues.’

Read more HERE.

 Match fixing in Spain

After Wimbledon earlier this year, it has now been revealed 34 people – 6 players among them – have been indicted in a fixing ring that extends through Spain, Portugal and Italy. And there’s more to come. 

More on that HERE.

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