VIENNA, Austria (AP) — Third-ranked tennis player Dominic Thiem apologized Thursday for taking part in an exhibition series hosted by Novak Djokovic in which four players tested positive for the...
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic announced Tuesday he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus after he played in a series of exhibition matches he organized...
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Borna Coric has become the second tennis player to test positive for the coronavirus after participating in an exhibition event in Croatia.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Third-seeded Cristian Garín beat Italian qualifier Gianluca Mager 7-6 (3), 7-5 in Sunday's rain-hit final to win the Rio Open.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Third-seeded Christian Garin of Chile reached the final of the Rio Open after beating Croatia's Borna Coric 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio Open semifinals were suspended early Sunday because of rain.
Third-seeded Christian Garin of Chile led Croatia's Borna Coric 6-4, 4-4 when play was halted for the...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria trailed Italy's Gianluca Mager 7-6 (4), 2-1 on Friday when rain forced the suspension of their Rio Open quarterfinal until...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rio Open with a hard-fought victory over Spain's Jaume Munar.
ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Andy Murray's singles comeback hit another roadblock as he lost 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 to Alex de Minaur of Australia in the second round of the Zhuhai Championships on...
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Daniil Medvedev reached his fifth straight final Saturday in St. Petersburg, continuing his strong form after reaching the final of the U.S. Open.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Daniil Medvedev is eyeing his fifth final in two months after beating fellow Russian Andrei Rublev 6-4, 7-5 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg...
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer will play David Goffin in the final as he bids for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title on Sunday.
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.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro's team says the Argentine player will undergo surgery for a fractured kneecap.
The injury forced the 12th-ranked Del Potro to withdraw...
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer began his bid for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title with a 7-6 (1), 6-3 win over Australia's John Millman on Tuesday, with defending champion Borna Coric...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Roger Federer can win the 100th title of his career at the Dubai Championships on Saturday.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion will have to beat the rising...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Roger Federer is two matches away from his 100th career title after beating Marton Fucsovics 7-6 (6), 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Dubai Championships...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local):
Lucas Pouille ended the run of 19-year-old Australian wild-card entry Alexei Popyrin by holding on to edge him 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-7 (10), 4-6, 6-3 in the third round.
The 28th-seeded Pouille, who is coached by Amelie Mauresmo, wasted a set point at 8-7 in the third-set tiebreaker, but eventually pulled out the victory in 3 hours, 43 minutes.
LILLE, France (AP) — France captain Yannick Noah is sending out Lucas Pouille to face Croatia's top player Marin Cilic in Sunday's first reverse singles match of the Davis Cup final in an attempt to keep his team in contention.
France cut Croatia's lead to 2-1 by winning the doubles on Saturday but Croatia still remains favorite to claim one more point to dethrone the defending champions.
LILLE, France (AP) — France captain Yannick Noah's gamble on players and court surface backfired against Croatia in the Davis Cup final on Friday.
Noah chose Jeremy Chardy and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to meet Croatia on indoor clay, and they were thrashed in straight sets on the first day, leaving the Croats on the verge of their second Davis Cup crown.
Borna Coric dismantled Chardy 6-2, 7-5, 6-4, and Marin Cilic defeated Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 at Pierre Mauroy Stadium in the opening singles.
LILLE, France (AP) — With no player standing out as a clear leader, France captain Yannick Noah chose Jeremy Chardy ahead of Lucas Pouille for the opening match of the Davis Cup final against Croatia.
The 40th-ranked Chardy, in the team only after Richard Gasquet withdrew injured, will lead defending champion France against Borna Coric on indoor clay at Pierre Mauroy Stadium on Friday.
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 on Tuesday
Pouille wrapped up France's 10th Davis title last year by winning the decisive point against Belgium in the final.
PARIS (AP) — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal is slated to make his comeback from a knee injury at the Paris Masters next week.
Organizers said the 17-time Grand Slam Champion arrived in Paris on Friday. The Spaniard has a bye to the second round in Paris, where he will face either countryman Fernando Verdasco or Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro has fractured his right patella bone in what the Argentine called "a hard blow that leaves me without strength."
Del Potro retired Thursday against Borna Coric at the Shanghai Masters after injuring his knee. Third-seeded Del Potro fell near the end of the first set. The U.S. Open finalist had the knee wrapped but called it quits after losing the first set 7-5.
SHANGHAI (AP) — Novak Djokovic won a record fourth Shanghai Masters title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over 13th-seeded Borna Coric on Sunday.
The second-seeded Djokovic has won all four Shanghai finals he's contested in his career (2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018). He previously shared the record of winning three Shanghai titles with Andy Murray.
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."
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Open runner-up Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from Team World at the Laver Cup this weekend and has been replaced by American Frances Tiafoe.
Del Potro, of Argentina, lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the U.S. Open final.
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 between Croatia and the United States over the weekend was a reminder of what makes the old Davis Cup format so attractive.
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 to beat Frances Tiafoe 6-7 (0), 6-1, 6-7 (11), 6-1, 6-3 in the fifth and decisive match of a topsy-turvy semifinal.
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Borna Coric pulled off a through-the-legs lob shot winner that had the crowd bowing in admiration during the Davis Cup semifinals on Friday.
Early in the third set of a 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Steve Johnson, Coric ran down a lob and replied with a shot known as a "tweener" that flew over the head of his 6-foot-2 (1.88-meter) opponent and landed within inches of the baseline.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
No. 3 seed Juan Martin del Potro continued his easy march through the U.S. Open, beating No. 20 Borna Coric 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals for the third year in a row.
The 2009 tournament champion has won all 12 sets he's played at Flushing Meadows so far in 2018.
Against Coric, del Potro produced 18 of his 33 winners with his powerful forehand.
NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open:
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
Juan Martin del Potro is through to the fourth round at the U.S. Open.
The 2009 champion beat No. 31 seed Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the final match of the night.
Next up for del Potro, the No. 3 seed, is No. 20 seed Borna Coric.
LONDON (AP) — Men to watch at Wimbledon, where play begins Monday:
2018 Match Record: 25-3
2018 Singles Titles: 3
Career Singles Titles: 98
Grand Slam Singles Titles: 20 — Wimbledon ('03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '09, '12, '17), U.S. Open ('04, '05, '06, '07, '08), Australian Open ('04, '06, '07, '10, '17, '18), French Open ('09)
Last 5 Wimbledons: '17-Won Championship, '16-Lost in Semifinals, '15-Runner-Up, '14-RU, '13-2nd
LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, retaking the top spot from Roger Federer after just one week.
Monday's new order is the sixth change of the year at No. 1, the most since there were eight in 1999.
The record is 10 switches at No. 1 in 1983.
Federer still is expected to be seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon, where he won his record eighth championship a year ago. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament's seedings are scheduled to be announced Wednesday. Play begins next week.
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Borna Coric defeated defending champion Roger Federer 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2 to win the Gerry Weber Open on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Croat saved three of the four break points he faced and took his second match point to end Federer's 20-match winning streak on grass for his second career title.
Federer had been going for his 99th, one week after taking his 18th grass-court title in Stuttgart.
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer will play 21-year-old Borna Coric in the Gerry Weber Open final as he chases his 99th career singles title on Sunday.
Federer reached his 12th final in Halle after beating qualifier Denis Kudla 7-6 (1), 7-5 on Saturday.
Coric advanced when fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut retired injured after slipping in their semifinal. The Spaniard was leading 3-2 in the first set.
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe's record of 49 straight sets won on the same surface by beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday.
Nadal extended his winning streak to 50 consecutive sets on clay, eclipsing the mark McEnroe established on carpet in 1984.