Reilly Opelka stands officially at 6ft 11in (2.1m), admits he's closer to 7ft and is desperate for a big bed in which to sleep.
MOSCOW -- A left wrist injury and psychological unpreparedness forced Maria Sharapova to retire from Wimbledon, Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president Shamil Tarpishchev told TASS over the phone on Tuesday.
Serena Williams's bid to win a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title was thwarted again on Saturday when she was knocked out of the French Open 6-2, 7-5 by US compatriot Sofia Kenin in the third round.
Wimbledon's expansion plans have taken a huge step forward after the neighbouring golf club in London voted to sell its land.
Novak Djokovic's return to the world number one spot, just five months after slumping to his lowest ranking in 12 years, leaves little doubt that he is one of the sport's greats.
The four major tennis tournaments will continue to seed 32 players for men's and women's singles draws, after the Grand Slam Board (GSB) announced on Thursday it had reversed an earlier decision to halve the number.
Roger Federer, a decade removed from the 2008 triumph that marked his fifth straight US Open title, is eager to hoist a trophy at Flushing Meadows again.
2014 champion Stan Wawrinka beat Ricardas Bernakis, 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2) in the first round of the Australian Open.