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 ...

Federer returns to clay-court swing with easy win in Madrid

Sports 05/07/19, 14:27

Roger Federer made his return to clay with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Richard Gasquet at the Madrid Open on Tuesday.Playing a clay-court match for the first time since 2016, Federer needed less than an hour to ease past Gasquet and reach the third round of a tournament he last ...

Serena Williams set to return from injury at Italian Open

Tennis 05/03/19, 09:12

Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open.Tournament director Sergio Palmieri told The Associated Press on Friday that he spoke with Williams' agent and that Williams "has already reserved her rooms and should be here a few days early" for the May 13-19 event.Williams has ...

Djokovic eyes French Open final against Nadal as clay begins

Tennis 04/14/19, 17:15

As Novak Djokovic begins his preparations for a fourth straight Grand Slam title, he likes to imagine beating Rafael Nadal in the French Open final."That would be the match of the season, yes," Djokovic said Sunday at the Monte Carlo Masters. Djokovic and his longtime rival Nadal are starting their ...

John Isner out of US clay championship with injured foot

Tennis 04/04/19, 11:31

No. 1 seed John Isner has withdrawn ahead of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship because of an injured foot.Isner was hurt in the final of the Miami Open last week while playing Roger Federer. Isner has played in the U.S. Clay Court Championship every year since 2008 and won ...

Federer wins 101st title, beating Isner in Miami Open final

Sports 03/31/19, 13:53

Roger Federer became tennis' first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title Sunday by beating defending champion John Isner in the Miami Open final, 6-1, 6-4.Federer neutralized Isner's big serve and won 32 of 35 points on his own serve. The 6-foot-10 Isner scrambled so desperately ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nadal to return from knee injury on Monte Carlo Masters clay

Tennis 03/21/19, 11:09

Rafael Nadal is expected to make his return from a knee injury at the Monte Carlo Masters, after being included in the official list of players on Thursday.Tournament organizers announced the line-up for the clay-court tournament in Paris. Nadal has won it a record 11 times and held a 46-match ...

Oh Canada! Teen Andreescu upsets Kerber to win Indian Wells

Sports 03/17/19, 18:31

Bianca Andreescu upset three-time major champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, becoming at age 18 the first wild-card winner in tournament history.The Canadian overcame nerves, arm and leg issues in the final set to earn the first title of her fledgling career.Roger ...

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 ...

Federer, Halep earn straight-set wins at Indian Wells

Sports 03/10/19, 16:59

Roger Federer beat Peter Gojowczyk 6-1, 7-5 on Sunday in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.Federer saved six of seven break chances against the German after losing just two points on his serve in the first set.Federer has reached the final of the desert tournament in his last ...

Federer wins Dubai Championships, reaches 100 career titles

Sports 03/02/19, 11:31

Roger Federer became the second male tennis player to win 100 career titles when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday.The record 20-time Grand Slam champion won 6-4, 6-4 and joined Jimmy Connors in reaching a century of tour-level tournament titles, with eight of ...

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 ...

Federer reaches semis in Dubai as he chases 100th title

Sports 02/28/19, 14:12

Roger Federer is two matches away from his 100th career title after beating Marton Fucsovics 7-6 (6), 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Dubai Championships semifinals.Federer faced two set points in the tiebreaker but Fucsovics hit two forehands into the net to let the Swiss star take control. Federer then ...

Federer reaches Dubai quarterfinals; Nishikori eliminated

Sports 02/27/19, 14:07

Roger Federer maintained his perfect record against Fernando Verdasco to reach the Dubai Championships quarterfinals on Wednesday, while top-seeded Kei Nishikori was eliminated.Federer converted his first match point when Verdasco sent a forehand wide, finishing off a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win that improved his record against the Spaniard to 7-0. ...

Top-seeded Tsitsipas beats Kukushkin to win Open 13 title

Tennis 02/24/19, 15:20

Top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas clinched his first title of the year and second of his career after beating 50th-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the Open 13 final on Sunday.The 20-year-old Greek had 14 aces and won 84 percent of his first-serve points against the 31-year-old Kazakh, whose only title ...

Federer to play Madrid Open after 2-year absence

Sports 02/20/19, 05:47

Roger Federer will play at the Madrid Open as part of his return to the clay court.Organizers say the 20-time Grand Slam champion will participate in the tournament from May 3-12.The 37-year-old Federer didn't play in clay tournaments for two seasons, but said he will be back this year as ...

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