No Golden Slam for Djokovic, his Olympic bid ends in a tantrum

Tennis 08/01/21, 01:02

The world's number one tennis player Novak Djokovic failed to earn a medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, July 31, falling in the bronze medal match against Spain's Pablo Carreo Busta a day after his quest for the elusive Golden Slam came up short.Djokovic became increasingly frustrated with his ...

Djokovic wins Wimbledon, tying Federer and Nadal

United Kingdom 07/12/21, 15:39

Novak Djokovic won his sixth Wimbledon title on Sunday, July 11, defeating Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-3.After over 2 1/2 hours, the Wimbledon final was tied at one set apiece, and Novak Djokovic's attempt for a record-tying 20th Grand Slam victory was at a critical juncture ...

Update: US teen Anisimova into 3rd round at French Open

Sports 05/30/19, 06:27

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):___1:20 p.m.Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after missing a shot during her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)American teenager Amanda Anisimova ...

Osaka plays Azaranka in matchup of current and former No. 1s

Tennis 05/30/19, 01:29

Naomi Osaka plays Victoria Azaranka in a matchup of current and former No. 1 players in the second round of the French Open.Also Thursday, Serena Williams is back on Court Philippe Chatrier against Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara.In men's action, top-ranked Novak Djokovic faces 104th-ranked Henri Laaksonen, a "lucky loser" who ...

Old timer’s day: Karlovic, Bryan bros. in wins for the ages

Sports 05/28/19, 13:21

Midnight gym sessions were the key to Ivo Karlovic's French Open preparations.For a 40-year-old with two kids to look after, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. was the only time that Karlovic could get away to work on his fitness.The late-night work paid off when Karlovic produced a 7-6 (4), 7-5, ...

A year after semifinal run, Cecchinato loses in 1st round

Tennis 05/26/19, 13:16

Marco Cecchinato's achievements at Grand Slam tournaments still start and end with his stunning run to the semifinals of last year's French Open, which included an upset win over Novak Djokovic.The Italian clay-courter wasted a two sets-to-none lead in a 2-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 loss to French wild ...

FRENCH OPEN ’19: A look at younger, less-famous challengers

Sports 05/25/19, 12:37

There's been unprecedented tennis parity so far in 2019, including the clay-court circuit leading to the French Open: A total of 23 players split the 25 WTA and ATP titles on the slow, red surface.That means there are plenty of people who can succeed over the next two weeks at ...

FRENCH OPEN ’19: Nadal eyes 12th; Djokovic, Federer 2nd each

Tennis 05/22/19, 11:30

Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:___NOVAK DJOKOVICFILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Germany's Alexander Zverev returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, ...

FRENCH OPEN ’19: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic still rule tennis

Sports 05/22/19, 10:19

The Big 3 are still very much around. They're still leading the rankings, still collecting the biggest trophies. And they're still the dominant figures in men's tennis, responsible for the main story lines when the French Open starts Sunday. Roger Federer returns to Roland Garros for the first time since 2015 ...

Pliskova wins biggest clay title of career at Italian Open

Sports 05/19/19, 07:46

Karolina Pliskova captured the biggest clay-clay-court title of her career by beating Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Italian Open final.Adding to a very consistent year from the 2016 U.S. Open runner-up, the victory will move Pliskova up to No. 2 in the rankings and makes her one of ...

Konta beats Bertens to reach Italian Open semifinals

Sports 05/18/19, 08:31

Johanna Konta rallied past sixth-seeded Kiki Bertens 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in nearly three hours on Saturday to reach the Italian Open final for the biggest clay-court result of her career.Konta's only previous final on clay came recently in Rabat, Morocco, where she lost the title match to Maria Sakkari.This result ...

Osaka wins first of 2 matches in a busy day at Italian Open

Sports 05/16/19, 05:18

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka comfortably beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-3 in the first of her two matches at the Italian Open on Thursday.With play backed up following a rainout on Wednesday, Osaka was also to play Mihaela Buzarnescu or Julia Goerges for a spot in the quarterfinals.Osaka can hold on to ...

Rain delays Federer and Nadal matches at Italian Open

Sports 05/15/19, 09:52

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's opening matches at the Italian Open are being delayed by rain.Federer is slated to meet Joao Sousa while eight-time Rome champion Nadal is scheduled to play Jeremy Chardy.Also, top-ranked Naomi Osaka was to play Dominika Cibulkova.Consistent rain at the Foro Italico is threatening to wipe ...

Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to win his 3rd Madrid Open title

Tennis 05/12/19, 13:23

Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Madrid Open title on Sunday, tying Rafael Nadal for most Masters 1000 trophies with 33.It was the second title of the season for the top-ranked Djokovic, adding to his triumph in the Australian Open. He hadn't won in Madrid ...

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 ...

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 ...

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