WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Naomi Osaka's 16-match Grand Slam winning streak has been followed by a two-match losing streak at majors, and as she haltingly discussed her early exit at Wimbledon at...
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the Halle Open semifinals for the 15th time in his last 15 appearances on Friday.
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer survived a scare in his bid for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title with a 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday.
Zverev, Khachanov bounce back at Halle Open
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Alexander Zverev and Karen Khachanov bounced back from disappointments in Stuttgart last week to reach the second round of the Halle Open on Monday.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime saved a match point before beating German qualifier Dustin Brown 7-6 (3), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (2) Friday to reach the semifinals of the...
Brown beats top-seeded Zverev at Stuttgart Open
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — German qualifier Dustin Brown upset top-seeded Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Milos Raonic hit 31 aces to beat Australian qualifier Alexei Popyrin 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the Stuttgart Open on Tuesday.
PARIS (AP) — Sure, Novak Djokovic wants to win each match he plays. And, yes, he wants to come through at key moments, such as when he got broken early in his French Open quarterfinal and was in...
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
PARIS (AP) — After an entire day's play was washed out, organizers at the French Open are optimistic that the four remaining quarterfinal matches will finally be played.
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic is into his record 10th consecutive French Open quarterfinal, something not even King of Clay Rafael Nadal has managed to do.
PARIS (AP) — Dominic Thiem wants one thing and one thing only right now: To go one step further than he did last year when he reached the final at Roland Garros.
GENEVA (AP) — Alexander Zverev saved two match points after waiting out two long rain delays to win his first title this season, beating Nicolas Jarry 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8) in the Geneva Open final on...
GENEVA (AP) — Top-seeded Alexander Zverev eased to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Ernests Gulbis in the second round of the Geneva Open on Tuesday.
The fifth-ranked German, seeking his first title in...
MADRID (AP) — 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.
MUNICH (AP) — Matteo Berrettini will play Cristian Garin of Chile in the final of the Munich Open after beating fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-2 in their rain-postponed semifinal on...
MUNICH (AP) — Chilean outsider Cristian Garin extended his remarkable run at the Munich Open by reaching the final after beating third-seeded Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.
MUNICH (AP) — Cristian Garin saved two match points before stunning two-time defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Munich Open on Friday.
MUNICH (AP) — Two-time defending champion Alexander Zverev stretched his winning streak at the Munich Open to nine matches with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero on...
Nishikori advances, Zverev eliminated early in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Second-seeded Alexander Zverev lost to 81st-ranked Nicolas Jarry in the Barcelona Open on Tuesday after failing to convert a match point, while former champion Kei...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The new site for the Miami Open suddenly is missing a lot of star power.
Serena Williams withdrew Saturday, blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury. Less...
Nick Kyrgios, Wang Yafan win Mexico Open titles
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Nick Kyrgios won the Mexico Open on Saturday night for his fifth ATP Tour title, beating second-seeded Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-4 in the hardcourt event at The Princess...
Germany, Serbia, Russia lead on Day 1 of revamped Davis Cup
Alexander Zverev gave Germany a commanding 2-0 lead over Hungary in the revamped Davis Cup on the opening day Friday.
The third-ranked Zverev, who has repeatedly criticized the event's format changes, eased past Peter Nagy 6-2, 6-2 to double Germany's advantage after Philipp Kohlschreiber rallied to beat Zsombor Piros 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4.
Serbia, Russia, Australia, Kazakhstan, and Italy were also on the brink of qualifying for the new finals tournament in November after taking 2-0 leads.
Tennis players can cause quite a racket by smashing rackets
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Way behind in a match he soon would lose, Alexander Zverev leaned forward in his Australian Open sideline seat to repeatedly, and violently, crack his racket against the court with a reverberating THWACK — one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight times in all, before throwing down the offending, and now-mangled, piece of equipment.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN ’19: A quiz about the year’s 1st tennis Slam
How well do you know the Australian Open? Give this quiz a try before play begins at the year's first Grand Slam tennis tournament:
1st Round: Which of the following players did not win a junior title at the Australian Open?
a.) Andy Roddick
b.) Alexander Zverev
c.) Roger Federer
d.) Bernard Tomic
e.) Stefan Edberg
2nd Round: Which of these players won the Australian Open after saving at least one match point somewhere along the way?
Federer wins Hopman Cup with Switzerland for record 3rd time
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after defending champion Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 on Saturday.
Switzerland took its fourth Hopman Cup title overall when Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0, 1-4, 4-3 (4) in the Fast4 format in the mixed doubles decider.
In the men's singles, Federer defeated fourth-ranked Zverev 6-4, 6-2.
Germany and Australia win in Hopman Cup
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Germany teammates Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev each won their singles matches over France on Wednesday at the Hopman Cup.
Kerber beat Alize Cornet 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 while Zverev defeated Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-7 (8), 6-2 to advance with a 2-1 victory.
The French pair had earlier recorded a 4-3 (4), 4-3 (3) win in doubles.
Zverev had a match point in the tiebreaker but needed the third set to get the victory.
Zverev beats Djokovic in 2 sets to win ATP Finals title
LONDON (AP) — Despite beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the ATP Finals at only 21, Alexander Zverev knows keeping pace with the Serb isn't going to be easy.
Zverev claimed the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 upset on Sunday, becoming the youngest champion of the season-ending event since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago — also at age 21.
Zverev’s ATP Finals win vs. Federer tainted by ball boy flub
LONDON (AP) — After pulling off one of the biggest wins of his career, Alexander Zverev was left apologizing for an unforced error he didn't make.
Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title by beating the Swiss great 7-5, 7-6 (5) at the ATP Finals on Saturday to advance to the championship match against Novak Djokovic.
Zverev to face Federer in semifinals of ATP Finals
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 the first from Germany since 2003.
"The tournament isn't over," Zverev said. "I don't want to really be thinking 'I'm in the semifinals now, I'm satisfied.' That's not how I work."
Djokovic overcomes illness to progress at ATP Finals
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 hasn't been great in terms of that (illness)," Djokovic said. "Somehow I managed to gather the strength when I needed it."
Djokovic cruises past Isner in ATP Finals opener
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 Monday.
Federer beats Medvedev to reach 14th final at Swiss Indoors
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer advanced to the 14th Swiss Indoors final of his career by beating seventh-seeded Daniil Medvedev 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday.
Seeking a ninth title at his hometown event, and a 99th overall, Federer will play 93th-ranked Marius Copil on Sunday.
Alexander Zverev hits 50 wins beating Haase at Swiss Indoors
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Alexander Zverev became the first man to reach 50 wins on the ATP Tour this season by beating Robin Haase 6-4, 7-5 Wednesday in the first round of the Swiss Indoors.
The second-seeded German moved to 50-16 in a season that has brought three titles, including the Madrid Masters.
Zverev converted all four of his break points while saving eight of the 10 held by the 47th-ranked Dutchman.
Coric upsets Federer, facing Djokovic in Shanghai final
SHANGHAI (AP) — Borna Coric upset defending champion Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday.
Coric earned passage to the final by taking down the top-seeded Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday.
"It was one of the best matches of my life," Coric said.
Coric said neck pain almost caused him to skip playing in Shanghai.
"Today, really, I just came on the court with absolutely no pressure. I basically didn't care, and that's why I played so good."
Federer, del Potro, Zverev all win at Shanghai Masters
SHANGHAI (AP) — Roger Federer had to overcome a second-set stutter. Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev had to overcome illness.
All three still advanced at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.
Federer, the defending champion, beat Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the second round despite being broken late in the second set.
Roger Federer, Serena Williams set for Hopman Cup team event
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams and Roger Federer have committed to play the Hopman Cup mixed teams event in late December while former Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev will represent Germany.
Frances Tiafoe will be Williams' partner for the United States, while Belinda Bencic will again represent Switzerland with Federer to defend the title they won in January over Kerber and Zverev in the final.
Federer, Zverev lead Team Europe to Laver Cup victory
CHICAGO (AP) — Alexander Zverev beat Kevin Anderson on Sunday night to give Team Europe a victory in the second Laver Cup.
Zverev won the final five points to defeat Anderson 6-7, 7-5, (10-7). His victory helped Team Europe beat Team World 13-8.
"Obviously it was an amazing feeling," Zverev said. "So special to clinch it for us guys and Europe. It's great how it ended."
Anderson, who lost in the Wimbledon finals this year, said Sunday night's setback affected more than just him.