HOUSTON (AP) — Janko Tipsarevic defeated last year's finalist Tennys Sandgren in the first round of the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Tuesday.
Djokovic, Osaka earn victories at Indian Wells
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, both ranked No. 1 in the world, cruised to straight-set victories at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday night.
Georgia Tech’s Eubanks advances past Fritz at Atlanta Open
Georgia Tech senior Christopher Eubanks made the most of his wild-card entry into the Atlanta Open, earning an opening-round 7-6, 6-4 win over fellow American Taylor Fritz on Tuesday.
Eubanks, the two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, held serve throughout the match — winning the first set 7-5 in a tiebreak and then earning an early break in the second before closing out the match on his serve.
The Atlanta native was playing in the tournament for the third time in as many years.
Top-seeded John Isner reaches Hall of Fame final
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner beat fellow American Bjorn Fratangelo 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the Hall of Fame final, putting him into position for his third title in the grass-court event.
The hard-serving Isner won at Newport in 2011 and 2012. He will face Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Germany's Peter Gojowczyk.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner beat fellow American Dennis Novikov 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to reach the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships semifinals.
The hard-serving Isner had 20 aces and did not face a break point in his bid to become a three-time Newport champion. He won the grass-court tournament in 2011 and 2012.
"Just one of those matches on a surface like this, with two pretty good servers, that's how it can go," Isner said. "You just get one break and you try to hold onto it."
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Defending champion Ivo Karlovic of Croatia beat American Denis Kudla 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday in his Hall of Fame Tennis Championships opener to reach the quarterfinals in the grass-court event.
The 38-year-old Karlovic had 16 aces and broke Kudla's serve three times. Karlovic will face Germany's Peter Gojowczyk, a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 winner over Russia's Konstantin Kravchuk.
ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) — Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat Yuichi Sugita of Japan 6-1, 6-3 in the first round of the Estoril Open on Tuesday.
The former U.S. Open champion hit eight aces and broke Sugita four times to ease to the win in his clay-court debut for the season.
Del Potro, who won the Portuguese tournament in 2011 and 2012, will face American Ryan Harrison next after he beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.
No. 7 seed American Donald Young beaten in round of 32
HOUSTON (AP) — Seeded players Fernando Verdasco, Feliciano Lopez and Thomaz Bellucci won Wednesday in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, while American Donald Young was beaten.
Fifth-seeded Verdasco of Spain beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4); No. 6 Lopez of Spain edged Americam Bjorn Fratangelo 7-5, 6-4; and No. 8 Bellucci of Brazil downed American Frances Tiafoe, 7-5, 1-6, 6-2.
Young, seeded seventh, lost to Brazil's Thiago Monteiro 6-3, 6-4 in the round of 32.
Frantangelo upsets Tomic 6-2, 6-2 in BNP Paribas Open
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — American Bjorn Fratangelo upset Australia's Bernard Tomic 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open.
Ranked 112th, Fratangelo advanced to face No. 14 Tomas Berdych.
Adrian Mannarino outlasted Juan Monaco 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1, and Darian King topped Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-5, 7-5.
Defending champ Querrey wins opening match at Delray Beach
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Sam Querrey of the United States began his Delray Beach Open title defense Monday with a victory over Dudi Sela of Israel.
Querrey, the No. 4 seed, was leading 6-2, 2-1 when Sela retired. Querrey, ranked 35th in the world, advanced to a second-round match with either Jared Donaldson or Mikhail Kukushkin.
Federer to meet qualifier Melzer in 1st round at Aussie Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — While Roger Federer spent his time at Melbourne Park on Saturday talking about his comeback at a news conference, dozens of lower-ranked players were still at work trying to earn a spot in the main draw of the Australian Open.
3-time defending champ John Isner advances in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) — John Isner opened his bid for a fourth straight BB&T Atlanta Open title Wednesday night, overpowering France's Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-0.
Isner had 16 aces on the Atlantic Station hardcourt in the warmup event for the U.S. Open.
The top-seeded former University of Georgia star has reached the finals in Atlanta five of the previous six years and is 21-3 in the event. He has 10 ATP Tour titles.
Stephens upset, Querrey advances at Citi Open
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sam Querrey advanced despite not having his giant-slaying best. Sloane Stephens didn't have any of her best and is going home.
The eighth-seeded Querrey beat Bjorn Fratangelo 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4 at the Citi Open on Tuesday, while the second-seeded Stephens was upset by Japan's Risa Ozaki 6-2, 6-1. Querrey was feeling confident coming off a trip to the Wimbledon quarterfinals that featured a victory against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.