Nadal edges Medvedev for 4th US Open title, 19th Slam trophy

U.S. 09/08/19, 20:28

The 19th Grand Slam title that seemed so inevitable for Rafael Nadal during the first two-plus sets of the U.S. Open final suddenly seemed in doubt as Daniil Medvedev forced it to a fifth. What had all the makings of a crowning morphed into a real contest thanks to Medvedev, a ...

Crafty Kyrgios leaves Medvedev slamming his racket

Tennis 05/14/19, 08:17

Nick Kyrgios took full advantage of his crafty game to eliminate Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the first round of the Italian Open on Tuesday.For his first win on clay this year, Kyrgios was full of smiles as he fired aces and passing shots seemingly at will.Medvedev played better ...

Medvedev shocks Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo semis

Sports 04/19/19, 09:24

An erratic Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat against Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals Friday.The 10th-seeded Russian was appearing in the last eight of a Masters tournament for the first time but was not overawed. In fact, it was Djokovic who made the most ...

Federer reaches quarters in Miami, Halep eyes No. 1 ranking

Sports 03/27/19, 16:30

Roger Federer will face a hectic few days if he's going to win another Miami Open.He's off to a good start.Federer is through to the quarterfinals, having little trouble on the way to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over 13th-seeded Daniil Medvedev on Wednesday — needing only 61 minutes to prevail ...

Djokovic, Nishikori, Halep ousted at Indian Wells

Sports 03/12/19, 20:49

It was a tough day for seeded players at the BNP Paribas Open, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic the biggest name ushered out in the desert.Djokovic and Philipp Kohlschreiber resumed their third-round match on Tuesday that had been suspended because of rain a night earlier. The unseeded German knocked off the ...

Karolina Pliskova wins second Brisbane International title

Sports 01/06/19, 04:57

Karolina Pliskova has won her second Brisbane International title, beating Lesia Tsurenko 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 after being just two points from defeat.Serving for the title at 5-4 Sunday, Tsurenko lost 13 straight points. It came after Tsurenko rolled her ankle in the second game of the deciding set.Tsurenko was 4-0 ...

Medvedev beats Raonic to reach Brisbane International semis

Sports 01/04/19, 04:08

Fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev has beaten Milos Raonic 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals at the Brisbane International.The score was level at 4-4 in the third, when Medvedev got the decisive break on a succession of unforced errors from 2016 Brisbane champion Raonic. Medvedev will next meet either Alex ...

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 ...

Khachanov beats Mannarino in 55 minutes to win Kremlin Cup

Tennis 10/21/18, 12:04

Karen Khachanov breezed past Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 6-2 to win his third career ATP title at the Kremlin Cup on Sunday.Khachanov's powerful serve dictated the match, as it has done all tournament. He fired in six aces and wrapped up the win in 55 minutes.Karen Khachanov of Russia, right, holds ...

Medvedev defeats Nishikori to win Japan Open title

Tennis 10/07/18, 06:33

Daniil Medvedev beat local favorite Kei Nishikori 6-2, 6-4 in the Japan Open final on Sunday for his third career ATP title.The third-seeded Nishikori reached the tournament decider without dropping a set but was broken three times by Medvedev.Daniil Medvedev of Russia kisses his champion trophy during the award ceremony ...

Nishikori advances to Japan Open final with win over Gasquet

Tennis 10/06/18, 08:29

Third-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Richard Gasquet 7-6 (2), 6-1 Saturday to reach the final of the Japan Open.Nishikori won 84 per cent of first-serve points in front of a home crowd and did not face a break point in the 90-minute win over his eighth-seeded opponent.Denis Shapovalov of Canada returns ...

Thiem wins in St. Petersburg, Youzhny calls it a day

Tennis 09/24/18, 06:05

Top-seeded Dominic Thiem reached the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 win over Jan-Lennard Struff on Thursday.The Austrian player's next opponent will be eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia, who prevailed against Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 6-4.Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny retired from tennis after losing 7-6 (6), ...

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