O Canada: Hockey hotbed now produces tennis players, too

Sports 05/24/19, 01:36

It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants.What's not typical is that they have simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players — and will all be worth watching when the French Open begins Sunday.The 20-year-old Shapovalov burst onto the ...

Nadal overcomes stomach virus to advance in Madrid Open

Sports 05/08/19, 13:37

Rafael Nadal was concerned going into his first match at the Madrid Open.He lost practice time ahead of the tournament because of a stomach virus and didn't know exactly how his body would react when he stepped onto the "Magic Box" center court on Wednesday.But despite the lack of preparation ...

Defending champion John Isner back in Miami Open final

Sports 03/29/19, 14:39

Defending champion John Isner earned a return trip to the Miami Open final by hitting 21 aces and defeating 18-year-old Canadian qualifier Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) on Friday.The 33-year-old Isner won his only ATP Masters title a year ago. His opponent Sunday will be the winner of the ...

Auger-Aliassime, 18, making a splash at soggy Miami Open

Sports 03/28/19, 16:06

It's fair to say that Felix Auger-Aliassime is a surprise semifinalist at the Miami Open.It's fair — because he's even surprising himself.The 18-year-old Canadian will face 33-year-old American big-server John Isner, the defending champion. Auger-Aliassime is the youngest player left in a tournament where plenty of youngsters have made splashes, ...

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