Federer, Djokovic headline rosters for Laver Cup in Chicago
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will headline the team from Europe next month in the Laver Cup.
The rosters for the exhibition matches in Chicago were announced Tuesday. A six-player team from Europe will face a team of players from the rest of the world in the second year of the competition on Sept. 21-23.
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer's paths to his record eight Wimbledon championships were each different, of course.
Different opponents. Different degrees of difficulty. Same old Federer.
A year ago, for example, he did not drop a set the entire way, becoming the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to claim the title at the All England Club in that unblemished manner.
Review: Plenty to love in film about Borg versus McEnroe
Let's begin this review of "Borg Vs. McEnroe" with a huge spoiler alert. The final score of the 1980 Wimbledon men's final between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, which takes up the climactic last third of the movie, was 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6. It's not a secret, really. And, in the end, it doesn't really matter.
Stellan Skarsgard: I used to scare people on set
Tennis anyone? Toronto serves up Borg-McEnroe biopic
TORONTO (AP) — Though seldom a smash on the big screen, tennis movies took center court at the Toronto International Film Festival, where "Borg/McEnroe" opened the annual festival Thursday.
US Open fashion: Crystals, shapes and knee-high socks
NEW YORK (AP) — Crystals, shapes and knee-high socks.
Some players at this year's U.S. Open are making daring fashion choices that scream everything from shimmering sophistication to retro dorky. And in the age of social media, the reaction — good and bad — can come in as fast as a 120-mph serve.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The ATP's annual tournament in Memphis is moving to Long Island in 2018 after 41 years in Tennessee.
The Memphis Open was one of the longest-running tournaments in the United States and was the country's only indoor ATP event.
GF Sports announced Monday the men's tournament will be played at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York. The company has partnered with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment.
When you're a young junior high kid and you realize there is something you want but you are unemployed and have no way to buy it you can only hope that someone will love you enough to gift you the desired object.
I was a budding tennis player wannabe who wanted to follow in Bjorn Borg's footsteps. I grew my hair long. I watched every match I could find. I even tried to walk like him.
Shaun White 3.0: Fit, focused, fired up as he hits 30
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — This time, the question came to Shaun White from an airplane pilot, though the pilot was hardly the first one to ask it of late: Are you still riding?
Descending the summit: Sports stars who retired early
LONDON (AP) — Nico Rosberg retired from Formula One at age 31 Friday, a startling announcement that came five days after winning his first drivers' championship.
Some other sports stars who retired at a young age:
BJORN BORG (TENNIS)
Borg retired at the beginning of 1983 at 26. One of the greatest tennis players, the Swede won Wimbledon five times in a row and also captured six French Open titles.
A look at sports stars who retired early
LONDON (AP) — Nico Rosberg stunned the world of Formula One and beyond by announcing his retirement on Friday at the age of 31, five days after winning his first drivers' championship.
Here are some other sports stars who retired at a young age:
BJORN BORG (TENNIS)
Borg retired at the beginning of 1983, aged just 26. Considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, the Swede won Wimbledon five times in a row and also claimed six French Open titles.
The last time Billings Senior won a state title ...
• Jimmy Carter was president.
• ESPN began broadcasting.
• The first Victoria's Secret store opened.
• 60 Minutes, Three's Company and That's Incredible! were the top-rated TV shows.
• Still by The Commodores was the No. 1 song.
• Black & Decker released the Dustbuster.
• You could dial a 1-800 number and listen to messages from Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and Darth Vader of Star Wars.
• Bjorn Borg and Martina Navratilova were Wimbledon champions.
NEW HAVEN — The shades of gray in John McEnroe’s hair are perhaps the only indications that the seven-time Grand Slam champion and most opinionated man in professional tennis is finally showing some signs of age.
Dynamic doubles duo: Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have faced each other in eight major finals, plan to team up as doubles partners next year during the inaugural Laver Cup.
With a combined 31 Grand Slam titles, Federer and Nadal have committed to the team event, which attempts to create a tennis version of golf's Ryder Cup.