WASHINGTON (AP) — Stan Wawrinka's surgically repaired left knee is just fine. What's missing now for the three-time major champion as he goes through a rough season is the self-belief that comes with success.
Wawrinka's latest quick exit came Tuesday night at the Citi Open, a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3) loss against 234th-ranked qualifier Donald Young of the U.S. in the first round of the hard-court tournament.
Top-ranked Sock loses to fellow American Opelka at Delray
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Jack Sock lost Wednesday night to fellow American Reilly Opelka 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the second round of the Delray Beach Open.
The 6-foot-11 Opelka, ranked No. 228, hit 17 aces. With two victories this week, he has doubled his win total for all of 2017.
Jack Sock wins match for 1st time this year at Delray Beach
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Top-seeded Jack Sock won a match for the first time this year Monday, beating qualifier John-Patrick Smith 6-4, 6-4 on the opening night of the Delray Beach Open.
Sock, the highest-ranked American at No. 8, is attempting to become the first player to win consecutive titles at Delray since the tournament moved from Coral Springs, Florida, in 1999.
ATP looking into claim of racially inappropriate language
NEW YORK (AP) — The ATP says it is reviewing accusations by Donald Young that Ryan Harrison used racially inappropriate language when the Americans had a heated exchange during their opening-round match at the New York Open.
"The ATP takes any allegations of racial prejudice extremely seriously," the organization said in a statement. "A further review of all video and audio recording from the match will take place as this matter is investigated further."
Harrison wins opening match at New York Open
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Sixth-seeded Ryan Harrison, the last champion of the Memphis Open, beat fellow American Donald Young 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Monday in his first-round match in the New York Open.
The ATP tournament moved from Tennessee to Long Island after four decades and Harrison picked up right where he left off last year.
No. 8 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia, who lost to Harrison in the 2017 Memphis final, was upset 6-4, 6-4 by Dudi Sela of Israel.
Djokovic: Players held meeting, but boycott not discussed
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has rejected reports that leading men could potentially boycott future Grand Slams over prize money, though he did confirm that players held an hour-long private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues pertinent to the ATP Tour.
Day 2 at the Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic on court
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, with 11 Australian Open titles between them and 31 Grand Slam singles titles combined, take to the court at Melbourne Park under vastly different circumstances on Tuesday.
Service ace: Djokovic back with rebuilt serve at Aussie Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is back from six months off the tour with a remodeled service motion partly inspired by Andre Agassi and a growing confidence he can get his sore right elbow through the Australian Open.
No man has more Australian Open titles than Djokovic, who has six in all and — until last year's shocking second-round exit — had won five of the six contested from 2011 to 2016.
Del Potro beats Sousa to begin quest for 3rd Basel title
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Two-time Swiss Indoors champion Juan Martin del Porto beat Joao Sousa 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 to advance to the second round on Wednesday.
The fourth-seeded Del Potro dominated with his serve and sent down nine aces and 19 service winners against the 60th-ranked Portuguese.
Del Potro won back-to-back titles at Basel in 2012-13, both times beating hometown favorite Roger Federer in the final.
US Open glance: Federer, Nadal back in Ashe in 2nd round
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John Isner advances to Atlanta Open quarterfinals
ATLANTA (AP) — Second-seeded John Isner beat Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday night in the 6-foot-10 former University of Georgia star's opening match in the BB&T Atlanta Open.
Coming off a victory Sunday in the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, Rhode Island, Isner is seeking his fourth Atlanta title in five seasons. He lost to Nick Kyrgios in the final last year.
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.
Djokovic into semifinals at Eastbourne, Kerber out
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic converted his fourth match point to beat Donald Young 6-2, 7-6 (9) Thursday and advance to the semifinals at the Eastbourne International, a warmup event for Wimbledon.
The top-seeded Djokovic saved two set points, on Young's serve at 5-4 and on his own serve in the tiebreaker, and clinched victory with a return winner.
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic downplayed his chances of capturing a fourth Wimbledon title after winning his first match on grass this year at the Eastbourne International on Wednesday.
Djokovic beat Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-3 in a second-round match that was carried over from Tuesday because of rain, setting up a quarterfinal match against Donald Young at the Wimbledon warm-up event.
LONDON (AP) — Nick Kyrgios downplayed concerns he could miss Wimbledon after retiring with an injury one set into his opening match at the Queen's grass-court tournament on Monday.
In the latest injury setback for the hot-headed Australian, Kyrgios slipped at the back of the court during the second point of the ninth game against Donald Young, with the score at 4-4.
PARIS (AP) — Michael Venus has been like an older brother to Ryan Harrison, and the American says that makes their French Open doubles title even more special.
Harrison and Venus, who is from New Zealand, beat Donald Young of the U.S. and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3 on Saturday to earn their first Grand Slam title.
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local):
Michael Venus of New Zealand and Ryan Harrison of the United States have won the men's doubles final at the French Open.
The duo beat Donald Young, who is also from the U.S., and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3.
They clinched their second tour-level title — and their first at a Grand Slam tournament — on their second match point, when Gonzalez hit a forehand long.
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local):
Donald Young and Santiago Gonzalez are through to the men's doubles final at the French Open.
Young, who is from the United States, and his Mexican partner beat Fernando Verdasco of Spain and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-3.
Neither Young nor Gonzalez have ever been in the final of a Grand Slam tournament.
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.
Rain washes out matches at US Clay Court Championship
HOUSTON (AP) — Rain washed out all scheduled matches at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Tuesday.
The postponed first-round matches were pushed to Wednesday.
Among the seeded players now scheduled to be in action Wednesday: No. 5 Fernando Verdasco, No. 6 Feliciano Lopez and No. 7 Donald Young.
Milos Raonic, Jack Sock advance to Delray Beach final
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Milos Raonic and Jack Sock advanced to the Delray Beach Open championship match with straight-set victories Saturday.
The top-seeded Raonic, ranked fourth in the world, beat No. 7 seed Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the night semifinal. Sock, seeded third and ranked 21st in the world, topped Donald Young 6-4, 7-6 (2) in an all-American semifinal.
Del Potro beats defending champ Querrey in Delray Beach QF
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro never faced a break point and eliminated defending champion Sam Querrey 7-5, 7-5 on Friday night to reach the Delray Beach Open semifinals.
Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, overcame 16 aces by Querrey, who was seeded fourth.
On Saturday, del Potro will take on No. 1-seeded Milos Raonic for a berth in the final. Raonic edged Kyle Edmund 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Sam Querrey, Donald Young reach Delray Beach quarterfinals
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Sam Querrey reached the Delray Beach Open quarterfinals by hitting 13 aces and winning 24 of 25 first-serve points in a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Jared Donaldson on Thursday.
Querrey, ranked 35th and seeded No. 4, saved both break points he faced and took exactly an hour to beat his 20-year-old opponent in an all-American match at the hard-court tournament.
Harrison beats Young 6-4, 6-4 in Memphis, reaches 1st final
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Harrison beat fellow American Donald Young 6-4, 6-4 in 90 minutes Saturday night at the Memphis Open semifinals, finally advancing to his first career final in his eighth try.
Young upsets Isner in 3 sets to reach Memphis Open semifinal
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Donald Young upset No. 2 seed John Isner 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Friday night in the quarterfinals at the Memphis Open for his first victory in four tries over the world's 23rd-ranked player.
Young reached his seventh career semifinal and second in Memphis by overcoming the big-serving American in the tiebreakers of a match that took 2 hours, 23 minutes.
Basilashvili upsets No. 1 seed Karlovic in Memphis Open
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Nikoloz Basilashvili beat top-seeded Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the Memphis Open quarterfinals.
Basilashvili, ranked 67th in the world, never lost his serve and allowed the 20th-ranked Karlovic just one break-point opportunity.
Basilashvili will face Matthew Ebden, a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 winner over 2016 Memphis Open runner-up Taylor Fritz in the late match.
Young rallies to beat No. 6 seed Mannarino in Memphis Open
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Donald Young rallied from a break down in each of the last two sets Monday night to beat No. 6 seed Adrian Mannarino 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the opening round of the Memphis Open.
Young served for the match at 5-3 in the third set but failed to hold. The American regrouped from there and erased a 3-1 deficit in the third-set tiebreak.
Mannarino had led 4-2 in the second set and 2-0 in the third.
As Isner falters, Sock poised to take next step for US men
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — John Isner has long been accustomed to carrying the torch for U.S. men's tennis, dealing with the heightened expectations at the Grand Slams and the inevitable questions that follow early losses.
Isner again faltered at the Australian Open on Wednesday with a defeat in the second round, but there was a bright spot for the Americans — a win by Jack Sock, the player now poised to potentially step into his shoes as the next U.S. men's hope.
Del Potro, Wawrinka advance to Swiss Indoors QFs
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Two-time champion Juan Martin del Potro and top-seeded Stan Wawrinka advanced to the Swiss Indoors quarterfinals on Thursday.
Del Potro beat fifth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium 7-5, 6-3, while Wawrinka had 16 aces as he beat American player Donald Young 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-4.
Both players held their serve in the first set and dropped it once in the second. Wawrinka, the U.S. Open champion, took the only chance he got on Young's serve in the deciding set.
Wawrinka advances; Raonic, Dimitrov exit at Swiss Indoors
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — On a tough day for seeded players in the Swiss Indoors first round, Stan Wawrinka rallied to beat 119th-ranked fellow Swiss Marco Chiudinelli 6-7 (1), 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday.
Top-seeded Wawrinka advanced after second-seeded Milos Raonic and sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov both let one-set leads slip and exited early.
Nishikori beats lucky loser Donald Young in 3 sets in Tokyo
TOKYO (AP) — Top-seeded Kei Nishikori came from a set down to beat American lucky loser Donald Young 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Monday in the first round of the Japan Open.
Nishikori had been drawn to face Nicolas Almagro, but the Spanish player withdrew because of illness. Young, who had lost in qualifying to Ryan Harrison, was given Almagro's spot in the draw just a few hours before walking on court at Ariake Colosseum.
Doubles player finishes match after scary fall into stands
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Monroe went tumbling over the wall and suddenly realized it was a long way down, the world moving in slow motion as he fell head first toward the concrete floor.
The American doubles player was crumpled on the ground for more than five minutes during Sunday's U.S. Open match, too dizzy to stand up. He was eventually able to walk back on court under his own power, and after passing a concussion test, he returned to finish out the last three games.
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios advances to Atlanta semifinals
ATLANTA (AP) — Second-seeded Nick Kyrgios of Australia advanced to the BB&T Atlanta Open semifinals Friday, beating fifth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3.
The winner in Marseille, France, in February for his lone tour title, Kyrgios was coming off a rain-interrupted victory over Jared Donaldson late Thursday.
Kyrgios will face Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka, a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Argentina's Horacio Zeballos.
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.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Eighth-seeded Donald Young knew what to expect from a player he's often practiced against.
That made it easier pulling off the upset over top-seeded Steve Johnson.
Young beat fellow American Johnson in the quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Friday, 6-2, 6-3.
"I played well. Stevie, we know each other well and we train a lot in the offseason and practice throughout the year, so there's no mysteries there," the...