Australian Open 2017 winner Roger Federer has revealed that he would like to team up with long time rival Rafael Nadal in doubles action. The inaugural Laver Cup takes place September 2017 at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. The competition – in honour of 11-time major champion Rod Laver – will have a unique twist as it will see of the six best European players face off against the six best players from rest of the world.
Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova and third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova both lost their opening matches at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday. Plikova fell 6-2, 6-4 to Kristina Mladenovic, while Cibulkova lost 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 to Ekaterina Makarova in the second round after both had received byes. Top-seeded Angelique Kerber, who would return to the No. 1 ranking if she wins the Dubai title, won her opening match 6-4, 6-3 against fellow German Mona Barthel.
Feb. 21, 2017 BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Florida Atlantic University senior Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff was named the Conference USA Tennis Athlete of the Week for his dominating performance at UCF over the weekend. Morin-Kougoucheff defeated No. 43 Korey Lovett of UCF, handing Lovett his first loss of the year. Morin-Kougoucheff also paried up with Remi Chancerel to defeat Lovett and his partner 6-4 in doubles play. "This is a very deserving award for Andrei who has been doing a really good job taking care of the little details in his game," FAU Head Coach Ricardo Gonzalez said. "We always knew Andrei was capable of playing with the best and this win should give him plenty of confidence to continue to