Federer and Nadal face German qualifiers at French Open

Sports 05/29/19, 02:17

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play German qualifiers in second-round matches at the French Open.Federer faces 144th-ranked Oscar Otte in the main stadium, Court Philippe Chatrier.Nadal meets 114th-ranked Yannick Maden on Court Suzanne Lenglen.Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Germany's Yannick Hanfmann during their first round match of the ...

Federer returns to play at French Open after 4-year absence

Sports 05/26/19, 01:45

Roger Federer is in action on the opening day of the French Open.Returning to play at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, Federer opens against 73rd-ranked Lorenzo Sonego in the third match on Court Philippe Chatrier.Also Sunday, 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza faces 96th-ranked American Taylor Townsend in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rafael Nadal says he is taking clay slump ‘naturally’

Sports 05/12/19, 07:56

Usually this time of the year Rafael Nadal is talking about how his game is peaking ahead of the French Open.The discussion is typically about how many title-winning streaks he has extended and which records he has broken as the clay season moves toward its climax at Roland Garros.Not this ...

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 ...

Nadal beats Struff to reach Barcelona Open semifinals

Tennis 04/26/19, 12:04

Rafael Nadal brushed off a challenge from German Jan-Lennard Struff to earn a 7-5, 7-5 win and a place in the Barcelona Open semifinals on Friday.The top-seeded Nadal will next face either Dominic Thiem or Guido Pella as he seeks a 12th title on the outdoor clay courts at Barcelona.Struff, ...

Teen Shapovalov earns early morning win at Miami Open

Sports 03/27/19, 08:04

Denis Shapovalov worked the late-night shift to reach the quarterfinals at the Miami Open.The 19-year-old Canadian left-hander beat 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in a match that started following a two-hour rain delay and ended shortly after 1:30 Wednesday morning.The match was extremely close: Each player ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nadal keeps heavy Australian loss to Djokovic in perspective

Tennis 01/27/19, 09:16

Lesser experienced players than Rafael Nadal have felt destroyed by the kind of defeat Novak Djokovic inflicted on him in the Australian Open final.Nadal secured his spot in Sunday's championship match by conceding just six games in an overwhelming semifinal win over 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, who admitted it was an ...

Update: Djokovic, Pouille start Australian Open semi

Tennis 01/25/19, 03:47

The Latest at the Australian Open on Friday (all times local):7:45 p.m.Novak Djokovic and Lucas Pouille have started their Australian Open semifinal under the lights at Rod Laver Arena.The top-seeded Djokovic is contesting his 34th career Grand Slam semifinal. He is pursuing a record seventh championship at Melbourne Park and ...

Nadal breaks, beats Tsitsipas for 5th Australian Open final

Sports 01/24/19, 05:47

Rafael Nadal needed all of 11 minutes in his Australian Open semifinal to show 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas — and everyone else — that the kid's upset of Roger Federer was not going to be replicated on this night.Not even close.Breaking Tsitispas in the match's third game and then another five ...

Peers, Kontinen 1st into men’s doubles final in Australia

Sports 01/23/19, 22:16

John Peers and Henri Kontinen have combined to become the first pair through to the men's doubles final after beating Leonardo Mayer and Joao Sousa 6-1, 7-6 (6) at the Australian Open.Peers and Kontinen, who combined to win the 2017 Australian Open doubles title, will play either the American team ...

Column: Don’t write off Serena or Federer just yet

Sports 01/23/19, 09:34

Tempting as it might be, don't write off Serena Williams or Roger Federer just yet.Sure, both are 37, and they're showing their age.Yes, both are gone from the Australian Open, each with a loss to a far-younger opponent. Williams exited Wednesday in the quarterfinals against 26-year-old Karolina Pliskova of the ...

Child is father of the man: Federer loses to Tsitsipas, 20

Tennis 01/20/19, 08:22

Merely getting the chance to play against Roger Federer at a Grand Slam tournament is a thrill for many a young tennis player. Beating Federer? Well, that's a whole other story. Federer's bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title ended in a surprising 6-7 (11), 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (5) ...

Federer, 37, shocked by Tsitsipas, 20, at Australian Open

Tennis 01/20/19, 07:20

Roger Federer's bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title ended in a surprising 6-7 (11), 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (5) loss to 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, the first player from Greece to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal.The key stat Sunday night: Federer failed to convert any of the 12 break ...

Australian Open: Kvitova, Federer, Nadal in action

Tennis 01/19/19, 19:32

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova opens play at Rod Laver Arena on Day 7 of the Australian Open with a match against 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova.Anisimova has beaten two seeded players on her way to the fourth round and a win Sunday would advance her to a quarterfinal against either ...

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