Men's tennis

September 20, 2018 - 6:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have played against each other 46 times. From Monaco to Shanghai and everywhere in between. Regular, run-of-the-mill tournaments and major finals. On Friday night, they play on the same side of the net for the first time. Federer and Djokovic will...
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Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland reacts during the St. Petersburg Open ATP tennis tournament match against Karen Khachanov of Russia in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
September 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka kept his injury comeback on track with a hard-fought win over Karen Khachanov to reach the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open on Wednesday. Wawrinka saved two set points in each set on his way to winning 7-6 (10), 7-6 (1) over the fourth-seeded...
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September 18, 2018 - 6:48 pm
METZ, France (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made an unsuccessful return to competition on Tuesday, losing 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 to defending champion Peter Gojowczyk of Germany in the first round of the Moselle Open. Tsonga, a three-time winner in Metz, played his first match since February after recovering...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani gives instructions before a doubles match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match has been suspended for two tournaments by the ATP. A statement issued by the men's tour on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, says that Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events, the China Open in Beijing, which starts on Oct. 1, and the Shanghai Masters the following week.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 18, 2018 - 3:15 pm
The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match was suspended for two tournaments by the ATP. Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events — the China Open in Beijing, which starts on Oct. 1, and the Shanghai Masters the...
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Croatian tennis fans support their team during a Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Under a new format next year, the final phases of the competition will be held at a neutral site. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 17, 2018 - 5:01 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Fans banging drums and blowing trumpets for hours on end. Colorful costumes. Chants more reminiscent of soccer games than tennis matches. Plus, a series of marathon matches featuring constant momentum changes and drama. The atmosphere at the best-of-five semifinal series...
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Croatia's Borna Coric reacts after defeating Frances Tiafoe of the United States in their Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 16, 2018 - 3:17 pm
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — First it was the World Cup soccer final. Now it's the Davis Cup. Croatia will meet France again to decide tennis' premier team event. After eight hours of tennis on Sunday, Borna Coric ended a sustained comeback bid from the United States by rallying from two sets to one down...
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Mike Bryan, right and Ryan Harrison of the US celebrate after defeating Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic in their Davis Cup semifinal doubles match, in Zadar, Croatia, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 15, 2018 - 2:52 pm
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Doubles specialist Mike Bryan's decision to come out of Davis Cup retirement gave the United States a much-needed lift. Bryan teamed with Ryan Harrison for the first time and helped the Americans outlast Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 7-5, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5) over nearly...
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France's Nicolas Mahut, center, Julien Benneteau and French team captain Yannick Noah celebrate after beating Spain's Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez during their Davis Cup semifinal double match, in Lille, northern France, Saturday, Sept.15, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
September 15, 2018 - 11:16 am
LILLE, France (AP) — Doubles pair Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut gave France an unassailable 3-0 lead over Spain in their Davis Cup semifinal on Saturday as the defending champions reached back-to-back finals for the first time since 2002. The French veterans, both aged 36, defeated Marcel...
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Tennis star Serena Williams speaks at the Shop.org conference Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 15, 2018 - 9:01 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas. The 23-time Grand Slam champion wasn't asked about gender equality in sports or an argument she had last weekend with the...
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Tennis umpire Carlos Ramos gets ready to officiate the Frances Tiafoe of the United States, against Marin Cilic, in a Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 14, 2018 - 1:01 pm
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final is back at work. Carlos Ramos is working the best-of-five Davis Cup semifinal series between Croatia and the United States. "I'm just focusing on this tie and working again. That's all I can say," Ramos told...
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