Federer reaches Indian Wells final after Nadal’s withdrawal

Sports 03/16/19, 17:27

Dominic Thiem outlasted Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Saturday to reach the BNP Paribas Open final after Roger Federer advanced when Rafael Nadal withdrew because of a knee injury.A somber Nadal announced his withdrawal a couple hours before he was scheduled to take the court at Indian ...

Federer reaches Indian Wells semis in pursuit of 6th title

Tennis 03/15/19, 14:41

Roger Federer defeated Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in pursuit of a record sixth title.Federer hasn't dropped a set in four matches in the desert and has been broken just once. He fought off two break points in the second set, including ...

Pouille’s drought-breaking Australian run reaches semifinals

Sports 01/23/19, 03:52

Having an Australian Open champion in his corner has helped Lucas Pouille overcome a drought at Melbourne Park, where he's reached the semifinals after five previous first-round exits.Working with 2006 Australian Open women's champion Amelie Mauresmo has been one of the key factors.Pouille reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam ...

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, ...

One of the sleepers, Berdych, reawakens rivalry with Nadal

Tennis 01/18/19, 07:47

The men's tennis tour picked four "sleepers" to watch at the Australian Open. One of them has reached the fourth round at the Australian Open as many times — 11 — as Stefan Edberg, who won two titles in five finals here. He also has won more matches (47) at ...

Update: Elina Svitolina advances at Australian Open

Tennis 01/16/19, 20:39

The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local):12:35 p.m.Sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina has advanced to the third round at Melbourne Park and kicked off proceedings at Rod Laver Arena with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Viktoria Kuzmova.Svitolina will next play either Karolina Pliskova or Madison Brengle, who were ...

Australian Open: Serena, Novak, NIshikori highlight Day 4

Sports 01/16/19, 19:06

Kei Nishikori will be hoping for a better start Thursday in his second-round match against Ivo Karlovic on Margaret Court Arena than he did in his first at the Australian Open.The Japanese star lost the first two sets against Kamil Majchrzak and advanced when the Polish qualifier had to retire ...

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 ...

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters with abdominal pain

Tennis 10/31/18, 12:06

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of his second-round match at the Paris Masters because of an abdominal problem, meaning Novak Djokovic will reclaim the No. 1 ranking.Nadal was returning from a right knee injury which forced him to retire from the U.S. Open semifinals, but took medical advice not to ...

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