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.
GENEVA (AP) — Top-seeded Alexander Zverev eased to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Ernests Gulbis in the second round of the Geneva Open on Tuesday.
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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.
Tomas Berdych enjoys winning return to Open Sud de France
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Former champion Tomas Berdych made a winning return to the Open Sud de France on Tuesday with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 victory over German qualifier Matthias Bachinger.
Berdych, who won the hardcourt title in 2012, saved seven of the 11 break points he faced to win in 2 hours, 12 minutes.
The Czech player will next face eighth-seeded Benoit Paire, who defeated Evgeny Donskoy of Russia 7-5, 6-3. Berdych has won all three previous meetings against the French player.
Anderson advances to Maharashtra Open semifinals
PUNE, India (AP) — Kevin Anderson advanced to the semifinals of the Maharashtra Open by beating Jaume Munar 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday.
The top-seeded South African broke Munar four times to set up a meeting with Frenchman Gilles Simon, who beat him in the 2018 final.
"I thought I did a really good job creating opportunities and taking them, so definitely felt good out there," Anderson said.
Anderson advances to Maharashtra Open quarterfinals
PUNE, India (AP) — Kevin Anderson reached the quarterfinals of Maharashtra Open by beating Laslo Djere 7-6 (3), 7-6 (6) on Wednesday.
The top-seeded South African, who lost to Gilles Simon in last year's final, hit 20 aces and saved a set point in the second set.
Anderson will next face Jaume Munar. The seventh-seeded Spaniard defeated Simone Bolelli 7-5, 6-0.
Federer rallies to reach Swiss quarterfinals
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer made it 17 wins in a row at the Swiss Indoors when he defeated Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday to march into the quarterfinals.
The top-seeded Swiss, who was born in Basel, had his serve broken in the third game, but he fought back well by winning five consecutive games to stay on course to reach the final for the 14th time.
Tsitsipas wins Stockholm Open, 1st Greek to claim ATP title
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek tennis player to win an ATP World Tour title when he beat Ernests Gulbis 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Stockholm Open on Sunday.
The 20-year-old Tsitsipas tossed his racket in the air and put both hands to his head when Gulbis put a forehand into the net after 1 hour, 21 minutes.
Gulbis beats Isner to reach Stockholm Open final
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Ernests Gulbis reached his first ATP final since 2014 by beating top-seeded John Isner 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Stockholm Open on Saturday.
Gulbis, a former French Open semifinalist, will play Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday's championship match in his bid for a seventh career title.
The third-seeded Tsitsipas won the first of the semifinals, beating Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-2. The 19-year-old Greek has yet to win a title.
Sandgren upsets fifth-seeded Pouille in Stockholm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — American Tennys Sandgren upset fifth-seeded Lucas Pouille of France 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Stockholm Open.
Sandgren hit 14 aces and won 90 percent of points on his first serve, breaking once in each set to wrap up the win in 1 hour, 16 minutes.
No. 8 Fernando Verdasco of Spain and Ernests Gulbis of Latvia also advanced. Verdasco beat Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-4, 6-2, while Gulbis ousted Swedish wild-card entry Mikael Ymer 6-4, 6-3.
LONDON (AP) — Ernests Gulbis is a former top-10 player and Grand Slam semifinalist. A series of injuries pushed him down the rankings and kept him off the ATP Tour for long stretches, instead relegated to lower-tier Challenger tournaments.
Look at him now. Healthy and playing well, he's made it all the way to Wimbledon's fourth round for the first time in 11 appearances at the All England Club after upsetting No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev 7-6 (2), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday.
Jaziri upsets top-seeded Dimitrov at Dubai Championships
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tunisian wild-card entry Malek Jaziri earned the biggest victory of his career by stunning top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the opening round of the Dubai Championships on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old Jaziri, ranked 117th in the world, recorded his first win over a top-5 ranked player by beating the Bulgarian No. 4 in 2 hours, 17 minutes.
LONDON (AP) — Bothered by what he called a "hole" at Centre Court, Novak Djokovic complained about the condition of the grass at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Djokovic, who defeated Adrian Mannarino in the fourth round, said the courts are among the worst he's played on in his 13 years at the All England Club.
LONDON - As usual, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are playing well at Wimbledon, leading the way into Week 2.
"It's their turf," said Ernests Gulbis, who stood in Djokovic's way in the third round but failed to present much of an obstacle. "It's their home court."
LONDON (AP) — As usual, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are playing well at Wimbledon, leading the way into Week 2.
"It's their turf," said Ernests Gulbis, who stood in Djokovic's way in the third round but failed to present too much of an obstacle. "It's their home court."
LONDON - All it took was a couple of questionable calls for Novak Djokovic to snap at the chair umpire in the second game of his third-round match at Wimbledon.
"That's two points in a row at the beginning of the match," Djokovic said before telling official Jake Garner: "Focus, please!"
LONDON (AP) — With a week still to go, Wimbledon's grass courts already are not the lush lawns players — and TV viewers — are accustomed to seeing early in the tournament.
Novak Djokovic noticed the ball bouncing differently in some patches.
Roger Federer and his opponent slipped during their third-round match.
LONDON (AP) — All it took was a couple of questionable calls for Novak Djokovic to snap at the chair umpire in the second game of his third-round match at Wimbledon.
"That's two points in a row at the beginning of the match," Djokovic said, before telling official Jake Garner: "Focus, please!"
PARIS (AP) — Not long ago, Ernests Gulbis played a semifinal at the French Open then broke into the top 10.
A long list of injuries later, the Latvian player has dropped to 230 in the ATP rankings and there is no sign he will get back to his best soon.
Gulbis, who reached the semifinals in Paris three years ago after beating the likes of Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych, lost to No. 7-seeded Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of Roland Garros on Monday.