No. 1 Naomi Osaka finally starts her French Open on Day 3

Tennis 05/28/19, 01:50

Naomi Osaka's bid for a third consecutive Grand Slam title finally gets started on Day 3 of the French Open.The No. 1-seeded Osaka never has been past the third round in three previous appearances at Roland Garros.She carries a 14-match winning streak at majors into Tuesday.The Japanese star plays 90th-ranked ...

Zverev saves 2 match points, beats Jarry to win Geneva title

Sports 05/25/19, 15:14

Alexander Zverev saved two match points after waiting out two long rain delays to win his first title this season, beating Nicolas Jarry 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8) in the Geneva Open final on Saturday.Fifth-ranked Zverev clinched when Jarry sent a forehand long after more than 2 ½ hours on court ...

Djokovic beats Thiem to reach Madrid Open final

Sports 05/11/19, 11:57

Novak Djokovic defeated Dominic Thiem 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) to reach the Madrid Open final for the third time.Djokovic outplayed Thiem in both tiebreakers, converting on his first match point to set up a final against either Rafael Nadal or Stefanos Tsitsipas, who play later Saturday.It will be the second ...

Ferrer’s career comes to an end with loss in Madrid

Tennis 05/08/19, 17:03

David Ferrer's career came to an end with a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Alexander Zverev in the second round at the Madrid Open on Wednesday.The 37-year-old Spaniard had announced earlier that this would be his last tournament because he didn't feel he was fit enough to keep competing at a ...

Chile’s Garin upsets Cecchinato to reach Munich Open final

Tennis 05/04/19, 12:45

Chilean outsider Cristian Garin extended his remarkable run at the Munich Open by reaching the final after beating third-seeded Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.Garin saved both break points he faced after rain delayed play twice in the second set on the outdoor clay.Ranked No. 47, he claimed the biggest ...

Tennis players can cause quite a racket by smashing rackets

Tennis 01/21/19, 12:26

Way behind in a match he soon would lose, Alexander Zverev leaned forward in his Australian Open sideline seat to repeatedly, and violently, crack his racket against the court with a reverberating THWACK — one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight times in all, before throwing down the offending, ...

AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: A quiz about the year’s 1st tennis Slam

Sports 01/10/19, 10:54

How well do you know the Australian Open? Give this quiz a try before play begins at the year's first Grand Slam tennis tournament:___1st Round: Which of the following players did not win a junior title at the Australian Open?a.) Andy Roddickb.) Alexander Zverevc.) Roger Federerd.) Bernard Tomice.) Stefan Edberg___2nd ...

Djokovic, Federer on opposite sides of Aussie draw

Sports 01/10/19, 03:15

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are each aiming for a record seventh men's Australian Open title and the draw has ensured they can't play each other at Melbourne Park until the final.Serena Williams already has seven Aussie titles, and is a strong contender to add another after skipping her title ...

Federer wins Hopman Cup with Switzerland for record 3rd time

Tennis 01/05/19, 09:03

Roger Federer won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after defending champion Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 on Saturday.Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0, 1-4, 4-3 (4) in the Fast4 format with Germany wasting a championship point in the mixed doubles decider.Switzerland won the ...

Zverev denies Federer shot at 100th title at ATP Finals

Tennis 11/17/18, 10:55

Alexander Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title with a 7-5, 7-6 (5) victory on Saturday to advance to the championship match at the ATP Finals.Zverev, 21, is the youngest player to reach the final of the season-ending event since 2009 and the first from Germany ...

Zverev to face Federer in semifinals of the ATP Finals

Tennis 11/16/18, 10:58

Alexander Zverev set up a semifinal meeting with Roger Federer at the ATP Finals by defeating John Isner 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Friday.The 21-year-old German is the youngest player to reach the semifinals at the season-ending tournament since 2009 and the first from his country since 2003.Both Isner and Marin ...

Novak Djokovic closes in on semifinals at ATP Finals

Tennis 11/14/18, 10:47

Novak Djokovic won his second straight match at the ATP Finals, beating Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday to close in on a spot in the semifinals.The five-time champion from Serbia saved two break points at 4-4 in the opening set and then broke Zverev in the following game to ...

Cilic errors gift Zverev victory in ATP Finals opener

Tennis 11/12/18, 14:49

Of all the errors Marin Cilic made in another ATP Finals defeat, the most costly one may not have come off his racket.Cilic made 46 unforced errors as he gave up a break advantage in both sets in losing to Alexander Zverev 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1) on Monday, dropping the ...

Khachanov eliminates Sock to reach Paris Masters semifinals

Sports 11/02/18, 13:23

Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Jack Sock 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Paris Masters semifinals on Friday.The Austrian served out the match and clinched victory on his first match point when Sock hit a big forehand long.Thiem broke the American in the fifth game of the third set, and ...

Copil stuns 5th-ranked Zverev to reach Swiss Indoors final

Tennis 10/27/18, 12:16

Beating his second top-10 opponent this week, 93rd-ranked Marius Copil reached the Swiss Indoors final by stunning Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4 on Saturday.The Romanian will play for a first career title on Sunday against top-seeded Roger Federer or seventh-seeded Daniil Medvedev.Copil fired 26 aces past Zverev and never ...

Federer beats Simon in 3 tough sets in Swiss Indoors QFs

Tennis 10/26/18, 16:42

Roger Federer was pushed hard to beat Gilles Simon 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors quarterfinals on Friday. Top-seeded Federer clinched after more than 2-1/2 hours, breaking Simon's serve when the 32nd-ranked Frenchman sent a backhand long from the baseline. Federer puffed out his cheeks in a gesture of relief ...

Alexander Zverev hits 50 wins beating Haase at Swiss Indoors

Tennis 10/24/18, 15:56

Alexander Zverev became the first man to reach 50 wins on the ATP Tour this season by beating Robin Haase 6-4, 7-5 Wednesday in the first round of the Swiss Indoors.The second-seeded German moved to 50-16 in a season that has brought three titles, including the Madrid Masters.Zverev converted all ...

Coric upsets Federer, facing Djokovic in Shanghai final

Sports 10/13/18, 10:37

Borna Coric upset defending champion Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday.Coric earned passage to the final by taking down the top-seeded Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday."It was one of the best matches of my life," Coric said.The Croatian gave himself ...

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