Tennis

Alexander Zverev of Germany celebrates winning a point against John Isner of the United States in their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Friday Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
November 16, 2018 - 6:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — After reaching the last four at the ATP Finals for the first time, Alexander Zverev isn't satisfied. He set up a semifinal with six-time champion Roger Federer by defeating John Isner 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Friday. Zverev is the youngest player at 21 to reach the semifinals since 2009 and...
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Japan's Kei Nishikori enters the court for the men's singles match against Austria's Dominic Thiem on day five of the ATP Finals at The O2 Arena, London, Thursday Nov. 15, 2018. (John Walton/PA via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 6:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Davis Cup and the Laver Cup are getting a new team-competition companion. The men's tennis tour said Thursday the debut of the ATP Cup will take place in January 2020, just a week before the start of the Australian Open. The announcement of the 24-team event comes three months...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Alexander Zverev of Germany during their ATP World Tour Finals men's singles tennis match at the O2 arena in London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 14, 2018 - 7:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic overcame an illness — and Alexander Zverev — to advance to the last four of the ATP Finals. Using a tissue to blow his nose between points, Djokovic was able to beat Zverev 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday for his second straight victory of the tournament. "Unfortunately, today...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, plays a shot to Britain's Johanna Konta during the women's singles final at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia. Radwanska says she is retiring from tennis after a 13-year career. The 29-year-old, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 2, says she is "no longer able to train and play the way I used to." (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, FIle)
November 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska says she is retiring from tennis after a 13-year career. The 29-year-old Pole, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 2, says she is "no longer able to train and play the way I used to." Radwanska won 20 WTA titles in her career...
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November 14, 2018 - 5:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Guatemalan player Christopher Diaz-Figueroa has been banned from tennis for two years for match-fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit, which handles corruption cases in the sport, says the 28-year-old Diaz-Figueroa admitted to match-fixing at an ITF tournament in Prague in 2017, where he...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning a point against Dominic Thiem of Austria during their ATP World Tour Finals men's singles tennis match at the O2 arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 13, 2018 - 6:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Sometimes no practice makes perfect — for Roger Federer anyway. After cancelling his training session a day earlier, Federer produced a much-improved performance to get his campaign for a seventh ATP Finals title back on track with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Dominic Thiem on Tuesday...
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November 13, 2018 - 9:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Lucas Pouille will lead France in the Davis Cup final against Croatia this month as the hosts bid to win successive titles. Pouille was the highest-ranked player among Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Jeremy Chardy, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the team picked by captain Yannick Noah...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia walks across the court during his ATP World Tour Finals tennis match against John Isner of the United States at the O2 Arena in London, Monday Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
November 12, 2018 - 6:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — The opening matches at the ATP Finals led to a debate over whether conditions at the O2 Arena were trickier than in past years. Novak Djokovic ended it. The Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion made an impressive start to his campaign for a sixth title by dismissing John Isner 6-4, 6-3 on...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer wipes his face during his ATP World Tour Finals singles final tennis match against Japan's Kei Nishikori at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
November 11, 2018 - 5:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer lost his opening match at the ATP Finals for the first time since 2013 as he went down 7-6 (4), 6-3 to Kei Nishikori on Sunday. An error-strewn display from the 20-time Grand Slam champion allowed Nishikori to take the first set via a tiebreaker despite the Japanese...
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Katerina Siniakova, center, and her teammates of the Czech Republic lift the trophy after winning the tennis Fed Cup Final between Czech Republic and United States in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. The Czech Republic won the final 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
November 11, 2018 - 12:04 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Six finals, six victories. The Czech Republic kept its perfect record in the Fed Cup finals by capturing the trophy for the sixth time in eight years by defeating the defending champion United States. Katerina Siniakova saved two match points before defeating Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5...
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