Update: Play begins at French Open under sunny skies

Sports 05/26/19, 04:21

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):___11:15 a.m.Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball during his match against Portugal's Joao Sousa at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Thursday, May, 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)The year's second Grand Slam is underway.Under sunny skies, former No. 1 Angelique Kerber ...

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 ...

Cilic withdraws, Djokovic reaches Madrid Open semifinals

Sports 05/10/19, 06:06

Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals of the Madrid Open on Friday after Marin Cilic withdrew because of food poisoning.Cilic said he had a "terrible night" and would not be able to play in the quarterfinal match against the top-ranked Djokovic at the Magic Box.Cilic had three-set wins in his first ...

Djokovic reaches Madrid Open quarterfinals

Sports 05/09/19, 09:15

Novak Djokovic eased into the Madrid Open quarterfinals by beating Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 7-6 (2) on Thursday.Djokovic dominated the first set and won the final four points of the tiebreaker in the Magic Box.He racked up a 13th consecutive win over Chardy, all in straight sets.Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns ...

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 ...

In-form Tsitsipas reaches final of Dubai Championships

Sports 03/01/19, 11:37

Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the final of the Dubai Championships by beating Gael Monfils 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) on Friday, keeping the rising star from Greece on course for back-to-back ATP titles.Roger Federer, who is looking to win his 100th career title, meets Borna Coric in the second semifinal later.The ...

Indian Wells tennis to feature all top 75 men and women

Tennis 01/24/19, 22:51

The BNP Paribas Open will include all of the top 75 ranked men's and women's players in the world, including defending champions Juan Martin del Potro and Naomi Osaka.The tournament runs March 4-17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the Southern California desert.Del Potro skipped the Australian Open while ...

Verdasco double-faults away match point; Cilic wins 5-setter

Sports 01/18/19, 09:16

Fernando Verdasco's jaw dropped and he grabbed at a tuft of his hair, struggling to understand how he could have just double-faulted to fritter away a match point against Marin Cilic at the Australian Open.That was part of quite a collapse by Verdasco, who also wasted an earlier match point ...

Champions Wozniacki, Federer on different ends of spectrum

Sports 01/12/19, 23:44

Caroline Wozniacki is entering new territory at the Australian Open as a defending champion for the first time at a major. For Roger Federer, it's a well-worn experience.A women's final last year featuring two players aiming for their first Grand Slam title finished with Wozniacki holding off top-ranked Simona Halep ...

Cilic seals Davis Cup title for Croatia against France

Sports 11/25/18, 09:35

Marin Cilic sealed Croatia's victory over defending champion France in the Davis Cup final with a 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-3 win over Lucas Pouille on Sunday.France's Lucas Pouille, left, run to return the ball from Croatia's Marin Cilic during the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia Sunday, Nov. 25, ...

Noah replaces Chardy with Pouille in Davis Cup final

Tennis 11/25/18, 06:10

France captain Yannick Noah is sending out Lucas Pouille to face Croatia's top player Marin Cilic in Sunday's first reverse singles match of the Davis Cup final in an attempt to keep his team in contention.France cut Croatia's lead to 2-1 by winning the doubles on Saturday but Croatia still ...

Doubles win keeps French hopes alive at Davis Cup final

Sports 11/24/18, 12:02

Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert kept French hopes alive in the Davis Cup final with a 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) win over Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic in the doubles on Saturday.France's Nicolas Mahut, right, and Pierre Hughes Herbert celebrate after scoring a point during the Davis Cup ...

Tsonga doubtful with groin injury at Davis Cup final

Tennis 11/23/18, 15:58

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is doubtful for the remainder of the Davis Cup final after apparently injuring his groin during his loss to Marin Cilic on Friday.The Frenchman was hurt in the third set of his 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 defeat to Croatia's top player.Croatia leads 2-0 after the opening singles and could ...

Chardy to open for France against Croatia in Davis Cup final

Tennis 11/22/18, 07:02

France captain Yannick Noah has chosen Jeremy Chardy ahead of Lucas Pouille for the opening match of the Davis Cup final against Croatia.FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 file photo, Croatia's Marin Cilic celebrates winning a point against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during their Davis Cup finals ...

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 ...

Djokovic reaches Paris Masters quarterfinals; Cilic wins

Sports 11/01/18, 10:15

Novak Djokovic advanced to the Paris Masters quarterfinals when Damir Dzumhur retired trailing 6-1, 2-1 on Thursday.Dzumhur had a lengthy massage to his lower back late in the first set and got loud applause when he carried on playing. But after a few more games, he stopped for good. Djokovic ...

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 ...

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