Men's tennis

February 14, 2019 - 2:38 pm
MADRID (AP) — Defending champion Croatia will meet Rafael Nadal's Spain in the first edition of the revamped Davis Cup Finals in November. Russia also was drawn into the same three-nation group for the inaugural 18-team tournament that will be played in Madrid. Thursday's draw for the six groups...
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February 14, 2019 - 12:51 am
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Isner snapped a six-match losing streak, beating Bernard Tomic 7-6 (7), 6-4 on Wednesday in the second round of the New York Open. The top-seeded American needed six match points to finish off Tomic for his first victory since last year's Paris Masters. He followed that...
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February 09, 2019 - 12:34 pm
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat former champion Tomas Berdych 6-2, 7-5 Saturday to set up an all-French Open Sud de France final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Berdych, who is unseeded at the tournament he won in 2012, dropped his serve three times and failed to convert any of...
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FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique gestures during a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Sevilla and FC Barcelona at the Ramon Sanche Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
January 31, 2019 - 2:12 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer league will sponsor the new Davis Cup Finals organized by a group founded by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. La Liga says it will promote the tennis competition through its international broadcasts in Europe, Asia, Africa, the United States and Latin America. The...
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January 30, 2019 - 9:09 pm
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — John Millman will play the opening singles match of Australia's Davis Cup qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina on hard courts at Memorial Drive. Millman was matched against the Bosnia's top player Damir Dzumhur following Thursday's official draw with Australia's No. 1...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reacts after winning a point to Japan's Naomi Osaka during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Karolina Pliskova will lead defending champion Czech Republic at first round of the Fed Cup against Romania on Feb. 9-10, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung/File)
January 30, 2019 - 11:30 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Karolina Pliskova will be the top player for defending Fed Cup champion Czech Republic in its first-round meeting with Romania, after Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova pulled out. Pliskova lost in the Australian Open semifinals this month to Naomi Osaka, who then defeated Kvitova...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 file photo, Britain's Andy Murray answers questions at a press conference following his first round loss to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Three-time major champion Andy Murray posted a message Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 on Instagram saying he had hip resurfacing surgery and had a metal joint implanted on Monday in London. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
January 29, 2019 - 4:40 am
Andy Murray did have a second hip operation, after all, getting a metal implant one year after his first procedure on the joint. The three-time major champion posted a message Tuesday on Instagram saying that he had the surgery in London on Monday. "Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now,"...
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January 29, 2019 - 1:13 am
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt is not happy about the new format beginning this year for the Davis Cup. Hewitt called the new setup "ridiculous" on Tuesday and ripped into former Barcelona soccer star Gerard Pique, whose Kosmos investment group has been involved with...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with his trophy, the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens following his win over Rafael Nadal of Spain in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 28, 2019 - 3:31 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic sounds like a man ready to embrace the chase. Already at 15 Grand Slam titles, Djokovic is now only two majors behind Rafael Nadal's total of 17, and five shy of Roger Federer's men's record of 20. So a day after winning the Australian Open for his third...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka kisses her trophy the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at Melbourne's Brighton Beach following her win over Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 28, 2019 - 3:10 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is the first player from Asia to top the men's or women's tennis rankings — and the youngest woman to make her debut at No. 1 in nine years. "I feel like I'm literally just still learning," the 21-year-old Osaka said. "Everyone kind...
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