Federer wins doubles with Zverev, Europe leads in Laver Cup
GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer teamed up with Alexander Zverev in doubles to lift Europe into a commanding 3-1 lead over the world team on the first day of the Laver Cup on Friday.
The Latest: Monfils takes his show to the Open fourth round
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
Gael Monfils is taking his dazzling shotmaking into the fourth round of the U.S. Open after...
US Open Glance: Osaka, 15-year-old Gauff in action on Day 2
NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open:
LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY
Naomi Osaka will try to match what she did at last year's U.S. Open. Coco Gauff would love to duplicate what she did...
Paire, Hurkacz advance to Winston-Salem Open final
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Top-seeded Benoit Paire and third-seeded Hubert Hurkacz advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final Friday night.
Paire rallied to beat Steve Johnson 1-6, 6-0, 6-0...
Defending champ Rafael Nadal wins Rogers Cup opener
MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal opened his Rogers Cup title defense Wednesday, beating England's Daniel Evans 7-6 (6), 6-4 in a second-round match delayed by rain three times.
Del Potro to undergo surgery for fractured kneecap
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...
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.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga powered past 2017 semifinalist Mischa Zverev 6-3, 6-0 before rain brought an early end to play at the Stuttgart Open on Monday.
ROME (AP) — It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants.
What's not typical is that they have simultaneously...
LYON, France (AP) — Fourth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime hit 11 aces in a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Steve Johnson on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Lyon Open.
ROME (AP) — Play at the Italian Open has been wiped out by rain, meaning Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will have to wait until Thursday to play their opening matches at the...
MONACO (AP) — Denis Shapovalov's clay-court campaign got off to a poor start as he lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For an NFL stadium, it will be a different kind of Sunday showdown: Roger Federer against John Isner.
Both won Friday and advanced to the final of the Miami Open,...
Roger Federer shines on soggy day at the Miami Open
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ashleigh Barty waited six hours to get her spot in the Miami Open women's final. Denis Shapovalov needed to pull off yet another comeback to earn his berth into the...
Teen Shapovalov earns early morning win at Miami Open
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Denis Shapovalov worked the late-night shift to reach the quarterfinals at the Miami Open.
The 19-year-old Canadian left-hander beat 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas...
Berdych saves 2 match points on way to Montpellier semis
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Former champion Tomas Berdych reached the Open Sud de France semifinals the hard way, saving two match points in a 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 7-5 win against Filip Krajinovic on Friday.
The two players were meeting for the first time on the ATP Tour, and made it a match to remember.
Baghdatis beats top-seeded Pouille at Open Sud de France
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Veteran Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus beat top-seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille 7-6 (2), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Open Sud de France quarterfinals.
Baghdatis, a 2006 Australian Open finalist, served for the match at 5-3 in the second set. But Pouille, who lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Novak Djokovic at this year's Australian Open, fought back to take it into a third set.
‘Old guys’ vs youngsters 3 days in a row at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So far the older guys are holding court against the new generation at the Australian Open.
On Saturday, 31-year-old Novak Djokovic beat 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.
A day earlier, it was 32-year-old Rafael Nadal defeating 19-year-old Alex de Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
Top-seeded Isner beaten in 2nd round of ASB Classic
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner was eliminated in the second round of the ATP Tour's ASB Classic on Wednesday, losing 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) to fellow American Taylor Fritz.
On a good day for young Americans, Tennys Sandgren of the United States beat third-seeded Marco Checchinato of Italy 6-3, 6-3.
Shapovalov opens season with a loss at ASB Classic
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Denis Shapovalov opened his season with a loss on Monday, falling to Joao Sousa 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the ASB Classic.
The seventh-seeded Canadian, who is considered to be a rising star on the ATP Tour, made 78 unforced errors and finished with eight double-faults. Sousa had 46 unforced errors.
"Denis is a great player and I knew he was playing great tennis," Sousa said. "It was the first match of the year for both of us, which is not easy."
Gasquet will face Sock after beating Shapovalov in Paris
PARIS (AP) — In a battle of different generations, home favorite Richard Gasquet beat Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in straight sets to reach the second round of the Paris Masters, where he will face American defending champion Jack Sock.
The 32-year-old Gasquet was 3-0 down in the opening set but rallied to win 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Monday.
Another Frenchman was safely through after Adrian Mannarino beat compatriot Ugo Humbert 6-4, 6-2. He next plays 10th-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan.
Wawrinka withdraws from Swiss Indoors as Cilic wins opener
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has ended his season after withdrawing from the Swiss Indoors with a back injury.
Wawrinka says there is "disappointment and sadness" in taking a decision for his long-term plans.
The 33-year-old Swiss, who was due to play Wednesday against Adrian Mannarino, is now ranked 68th after battling knee injuries for more than a year.
Third-seeded Marin Cilic moved into the second round by beating Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-2.
Tsitsipas, Sock reach Stockholm Open quarterfinals
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas and No. 4 Jack Sock both needed three sets to reach the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open on Wednesday.
Tsitsipas beat John Millman of Australia 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in a little more than two hours, while Sock outlasted Swedish home favorite Elias Ymer 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 at the indoor hardcourt tournament. Chung Hyeon of South Korea also reached the quarters by beating American Denis Kudla 6-3, 6-3.
Nishikori advances to Japan Open final with win over Gasquet
TOKYO (AP) — Third-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Richard Gasquet 7-6 (2), 6-1 Saturday to reach the final of the Japan Open.
Nishikori won 84 per cent of first-serve points in front of a home crowd and did not face a break point in the 90-minute win over his eighth-seeded opponent.
Nishikori, who has not won an ATP World Tour title since Memphis in 2016, will face Daniil Medvedev in Sunday's final.
Tsitsipas beats De Minaur to reach Tokyo quarters
TOKYO (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas won the first ATP main-draw match with fellow rising star Alex de Minaur 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 to reach the Japan Open quarterfinals on Thursday.
Both are enjoying breakthrough seasons, having reached two finals each and broken into the top 50.
Anderson advances at Japan Open with win over Edben
TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson advanced to the second round of the Japan Open by beating Matthew Ebden 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-2 on Wednesday.
Anderson hit 22 aces and saved five of six break points. He will next face Frances Tiafore.
Also, third-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Benoit Paire. Nishikori will face either Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alex de Minaur in the next round.
Nishikori, Raonic advance to 2nd round at Japan Open
TOKYO (AP) — Two-time champion Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic both advanced to the second round of the Japan Open with straight-set victories on Monday.
The third-seeded Nishikori beat Japanese wild-card entry Yuichi Sugita 6-4, 6-1, while the sixth-seeded Raonic defeated Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 6-4.
Mannarino was the runner-up last year, losing the final to David Goffin.
Herbert upsets 2nd-seeded Tsitsipas at Shenzhen Open
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Pierre-Hugues Herbert advanced to the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open by beating second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday.
The Frenchman won 79 percent of the points on his first serve and 55 percent on his second.
Also, Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka upset sixth-seeded Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-5, and Albert Ramos-Vinolas beat Viktor Troicki 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (3).
Murray reaches 2nd round of Shenzhen Open as Zhang retires
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Andy Murray advanced to the second round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday when Chinese wild-card entry Zhang Zhizhen had to retire in the third set.
Zhang took advantage of Murray's inconsistent serve to win the second set but started limping in the third and retired when trailing 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-2.
Murray faced 10 break points in the match, saving eight of them. It was his first match since losing in the second round of the U.S. Open last month.
Thiem wins in St. Petersburg, Youzhny calls it a day
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem reached the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 win over Jan-Lennard Struff on Thursday.
The Austrian player's next opponent will be eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia, who prevailed against Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 6-4.
Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny retired from tennis after losing 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-3 to fifth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.
Wawrinka reaches St. Petersburg Open quarterfinals
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka kept his injury comeback on track with a hard-fought win over Karen Khachanov to reach the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open on Wednesday.
Wawrinka saved two set points in each set on his way to winning 7-6 (10), 7-6 (1) over the fourth-seeded Khachanov, who at No. 24 is ranked 64 places above Wawrinka.
Wawrinka's quarterfinal opponent will be either defending champion Damir Dzumhur or Guido Pella.
2017 US Open finalist Anderson survives scare to advance
NEW YORK (AP) — The closed roof, a dropped first set, a tight match highlighted by last year's U.S. Open finalist that had the crowd going wild. Sure, Rafael Nadal had all of those elements in his victory.
But at the stadium a long volley away from Nadal, Kevin Anderson was engaged in his own terrific duel under the same conditions.
2 Canadian teens at US Open: Shapovalov wins when foe stops
NEW YORK (AP) — When their first tour-level matchup ended abruptly at the U.S. Open on Monday, Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime — a pair of Canadian teens and longtime pals — met at the net for a hug and sweet exchange.
PARIS (AP) — Denis Shapovalov plopped himself down for his news conference Tuesday after winning his French Open debut, leaned into the microphone and said, "'Sup?'"
Then he smiled broadly as can be. This was a milestone day in the nascent career of the rapidly rising Canadian teen, who seems as carefree on the court as he is off it, compiling significant victories and praise from opponents in equal doses.
PARIS (AP) — Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, has withdrawn from the French Open a week before the clay-court Grand Slam tournament begins.
Raonic says on Twitter on Sunday that he needs "to continue working hard to put myself in the best position when I step out on the court."
ROME (AP) — Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal methodically wore down Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-1 Thursday to reach the Italian Open's last eight and gain revenge over the Canadian teenager.
Four-time Rome winner Novak Djokovic reached his first quarterfinal of the year with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Alberto Ramos-Vinolas.
Djokovic next faces Kei Nishikori, who rolled past Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1, 6-2.
ROME (AP) — Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov pulled off another big win, overcoming a slow start to beat 15th-seeded Tomas Berdych 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Italian Open on Tuesday.
Also on the red clay of the Foro Italico, three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova defeated 16th-seeded Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, defending champion Elina Svitolina routed Petra Martic 6-1, 6-2, and defending French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko eliminated Zhang Shuai 6-2, 7-5.
Frances Tiafoe, Peter Gojowczyk reach Delray Beach final
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Peter Gojowczyk of Germany has beaten the last eight American opponents he's faced in ATP tour-level matches and will have a chance to defeat another Sunday when he faces Frances Tiafoe in the Delray Beach Open final.
The 91st-ranked Tiafoe, a wild-card recipient this week, journeyed to his first career ATP final by ousting Denis Shapovalov of Canada 7-5, 6-4 in his first career ATP semifinal Saturday night.
Canadian Shapovalov beats Fritz at the Delray Beach Open
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denis Shapovalov of Canada beat American Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-4 on Friday at the Delray Beach Open to earn the second semifinal berth of his career.
The 18-year-old Shapovalov lost only five points on his first serve and was never broken. His opponent Saturday is still to be determined as the late match Friday between No. 8-seeded Chung Hyeon of South Korea and American wild-card Frances Tiafoe was suspended because of rain. That match will be played on Saturday.
American Tiafoe beats del Potro at Delray Beach Open
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — American wild card Frances Tiafoe saved 14 of 16 break-point chances to edge No. 2-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-5 Thursday night in the second round of the Delray Beach Open.
Tiafoe hit 17 aces and won a three-setter for the fourth time this month.
Isner wins rematch against Albot at Delray Beach Open
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sixth-seeded John Isner overcame a slow start Tuesday to win his rematch against Radu Albot in the first round of the Delray Beach Open, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.
Isner lost to Albot last week in the first round of the New York Open, and had been beaten in the opening match of his three previous tournaments this year.
Tsonga leaps, stretches, lunges in Australian Open comeback
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In a match between shot-makers new and old, this time the young kid was ultimately given a tennis lesson by the flashy veteran.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga casually hit a between-the-legs shot that kept him in a winning point, lunged with one of his patented stretch forehands for a winner, and generally provided the Margaret Court Arena crowd with 3 hours, 37 minutes of premium entertainment at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Nadal, Federer team up for first victorious doubles
PRAGUE (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer joined forces to win the doubles in the new Laver Cup on Saturday.
They teamed up for the first time to defeat Sam Querrey and Jack Sock 6-4, 1-6, 10-5 in the team event between Europe and the rest of the world.
Federer, Nadal happy to play doubles, Borg to decide
PRAGUE (AP) — With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup team tennis tournament, expectations are running high about the chance of seeing the two as doubles partners.
The three-day competition at the O2 Arena in Prague starts Friday, pitting a team of the best six European players against the top six from the rest of the world. No ATP rankings points will be awarded.