Raonic ends lucky loser’s run, Venus out at Indian Wells
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Milos Raonic made sure Miomir Kecmanovic's good luck finally ran out at the BNP Paribas Open.
Raonic beat the 19-year-old Serb 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the...
Top-seeded Nishikori wins in Dubai; Cilic loses to Monfils
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Kei Nishikori eased into the second round of the Dubai Championships on Tuesday by beating Benoit Paire 6-4, 6-3, while No. 3 Marin Cilic was...
Wawrinka loses his 1st final since comeback from knee injury
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka's rebuilt knee couldn't quite carry him to the title in Rotterdam on Sunday.
Wawrinka lost his first final since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries, succumbing 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to Gael Monfils of France at the ABN AMRO World Tournament.
Wawrinka reaches first final in nearly 2 years in Rotterdam
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka reached his first final on Saturday since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries.
The unseeded Wawrinka beat top-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the ABN AMRO World Tournament semifinals to face Gael Monfils for the title on Sunday.
The final is Wawrinka's first since the 2017 French Open, where he last met Monfils in the fourth round.
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.
Pouille to lead France in Davis Cup final against Croatia
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.
Top seed Edmund faces Monfils for ATP Antwerp title
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Top-seeded Kyle Edmund defeated 2016 champion Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 to reach the European Open final on Saturday.
Edmund has yet to drop serve this week.
The Briton saved five break points and broke Gasquet twice in their semifinal.
Paire in France team for Davis Cup semifinals against Spain
PARIS (AP) — Benoit Paire received his first Davis Cup call-up on Tuesday and will be part of the France team that takes on Spain in the semifinals.
In the absence of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils, who are out injured, the 56th-ranked Paire was selected by France captain Yannick Noah.
Noah said he received guarantees from the quick-tempered Paire, a talented player known for smashing his rackets, that he was "motivated" and committed to the team.
Djokovic to face Cilic in Queen’s Club final
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic advanced to his first ATP tour final in almost a year by defeating Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (5), 6-4 at Queen's Club on Saturday.
The 12-time Grand Slam champion's last final — and title — also came on a British grass court, when he defeated Gael Monfils in Eastbourne last July.
Djokovic will face Marin Cilic in Sunday's final after the top-seeded Croat defeated Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4).
The Latest: French Open finished for the day
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
. Two men's singles matches were suspended in progress.
No. 8 seed David Goffin led No. 32 Gael Monfils by a break in the third set, serving at 3-2, 30-love after they had split the first two.
The unseeded Karen Khachanov led No. 15 Lucas Pouille by two sets to none, and it was 1-all in the third.
MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic added another early elimination to his disappointing season, while Rafael Nadal continued to look invincible on clay.
Djokovic lost to Kyle Edmund 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round of the Madrid Open, the sixth straight tournament in which he has failed to reach the quarterfinals.
MUNICH (AP) — Fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 to Italian compatriot Marco Cecchinato on a day of upsets at the Munich Open on Tuesday.
Cecchinato, who won his first title in Hungary on Sunday, saved five of the eight break points he faced and converted five of his own to win the first-round match in under two hours.
Seventh-seeded Gael Monfils lost 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to Mirza Basic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and No. 8 Yuichi Sugita was ousted by German player Yannick Maden 4-6, 7-6 (9), 6-2.
2014 champ Klizan rallies to surprise Mayer in Munich
MUNICH (AP) — Former champion Martin Klizan rallied to surprise home player Florian Mayer 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the Munich Open on Monday.
The 122nd-ranked Slovak, who won the clay-court tournament in 2014, was 3-0 down in the deciding set but recovered by winning the next six games to take the match in just over two hours.
Mayer says, "I ran out of steam in the end. I can't blame myself too much."
Pouille to lead France against Italy in Davis Cup
PARIS (AP) — Lucas Pouille will lead defending champion France against Italy in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
The 10th-ranked Pouille has been selected by France captain Yannick Noah alongside Adrian Mannarino and Jeremy Chardy. Doubles specialists Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut have also been called up.
Pouille wrapped up France's 10th Davis Cup title last year by winning the decisive point against Belgium in the final.
Verdasco, Monfils advance in Argentina Open
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Fernando Verdasco and Gael Monfils won their first-round matches in the Argentina Open on Tuesday, and Australian Open semifinalist Kyle Edmund withdrew from the tournament due to illness.
The eighth-seeded Verdasco advanced on clay in Buenos Aires with a 6-2, 7-5 victory against Thiago Monteiro of Brazil and next plays Guido Pella of Argentina.
Monfils beat Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas 6-1, 6-4. The Frenchman faces Dusan Lajovic of Serbia in the next round.
Hot and bothered: Temperatures rise, seeds fall in Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — On a day when shade was a valuable commodity in the searing heat at Melbourne Park, Roger Federer played it cool at the Australian Open.
Six-time champion Novak Djokovic, however, complained about the brutal conditions during his second-round win over Gael Monfils, when the temperature peaked at 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
Monfils wins Qatar Open in 4th appearance in final
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gael Monfils won the Qatar Open title on his fourth appearance in the final with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Andrey Rublev of Russia on Saturday.
The 46th-ranked Monfils, a former top-10 player, lost previous finals at the tournament to Roger Federer in 2006, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2012, and Rafael Nadal in 2014.
"I've been very close and finally I get it," Monfils said after winning his seventh career title.
Mannarino replaces Monfils in France team for Davis Cup semi
PARIS (AP) — Adrian Mannarino has replaced the injured Gael Monfils in the France team that will face Serbia in the Davis Cup semifinals.
Monfils, who was named as a reserve in the squad by captain Yannick Noah, withdrew with a right knee injury, the French tennis federation said Friday.
The 34th-ranked Mannarino joins Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille in the team, with Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut selected to play doubles at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille from Sept. 15-17.
Tsonga and Pouille lead France in Davis Cup against Serbia
PARIS (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille will lead France in singles play in the Davis Cup semifinals against Serbia.
France captain Yannick Noah selected the 12th-ranked Tsonga and 20th-ranked Pouille ahead of No. 22 Gael Monfils, who is named as a reserve.
Tsonga is 18-7 in career singles and Pouille is 3-1.
"Jo remains our No. 1, we spoke a few times on the phone," Noah said. "He told me he's motivated for this semi."
US Open glance: Federer, Nadal back in Ashe in 2nd round
A quick look at the U.S. Open :
Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back; Nadal to be No. 1
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew Monday from the Western & Southern Open because of a back injury. He has won the Masters series tournament seven times.
The move was announced on the first full day of matches. This U.S. Open warmup has now lost five of the top six players in the men's rankings.
Federer, a 19-time major champion, said in a statement he "tweaked" his back last week at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, where he lost Sunday's final to Alexander Zverev.
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — When Novak Djokovic walked into Wimbledon a year ago, he possessed all four Grand Slam trophies.
On Tuesday, he'll return empty-handed.
A third-round defeat to Sam Querrey last year at the All England Club was the stunning start of a prolonged slump, a slump which Djokovic hopes he is finally on the way to ending after winning his second title of the year in Eastbourne on Saturday.
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic gave his Wimbledon hopes a boost by winning the Eastbourne International final against Gael Monfils in straight sets on Saturday.
Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4 for his first title since January in Qatar.
"Hopefully, I'll be able to take the performance here and a good level of confidence into Wimbledon," Djokovic said.
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic advanced to his third final of 2017 by beating Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 on Friday at the Eastbourne International, an event that is proving the ideal preparation for Wimbledon for the former No. 1.
The top-seeded Djokovic, who will take on second-seeded Gael Monfils for the title, has not dropped a set in three matches at the grass-court tournament, which he is playing for the first time in a bid to rediscover some form amid a disappointing season.
LONDON (AP) — Like a couple of old friends gathering for a reunion, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could face each other in the Wimbledon final more than a decade after their first such meeting.
The draw at the All England Club on Friday established plenty of intriguing matchups along the way, too, including what appears to be a particularly tricky path for three-time champion Novak Djokovic, who's been struggling for much of the past 12 months or so.
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.
Djokovic heading to Eastbourne for Wimbledon warmup
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic will play at the grass-court tournament in Eastbourne next week in preparation for Wimbledon.
Organizers say the No. 4-ranked Djokovic has accepted a wildcard into the main draw.
It will be the first time Djokovic has played a grass-court event between the French Open and Wimbledon since 2010. He is coming off a surprise straight-set loss to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.
HALLE, Germany (AP) — The fifth-seeded Gael Monfils was upset at the Gerry Weber Open, while second-seeded Dominic Thiem had no difficulties with his opening match on Monday.
Thiem defeated German qualifier Maximilian Marterer 7-5, 6-3 for a second-round meeting with Robin Haase or David Ferrer.
Monfils lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to French compatriot Richard Gasquet, who saved 11 of the 13 break points he faced and won in just over two hours despite Monfils' 22 aces to his one.
MUNICH (AP) — Top remaining seeds Roberto Bautista Agut and Alexander "Sascha" Zverev won on Friday and will meet in the BMW Open semifinals.
No. 2 Bautista Agut defeated German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann 6-3, 6-3, and No. 3 Zverev was made to work harder to beat fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).
Struff ended Tommy Haas' last run at the clay-court tournament in the second round on Wednesday. The top-seeded Gael Monfils lost to Chung Hyeon of South Korea on Thursday.
MUNICH (AP) — Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber and top-seeded Gael Monfils lost at the BMW Open on Thursday.
Kohlschreiber, who had been going for an unprecedented fourth title at the clay-court tournament, failed to convert any of his three break points and lost to Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round.
"I can't be too hard on myself. He did well," Kohlschreiber said.
Serbia & France set up Davis Cup semifinal
Serbia and France won their Davis Cup quarterfinals on Saturday to set up their first match since the 2010 final.
France will host the semifinal in September, and will hope leading stars Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, and Richard Gasquet are fit and available to face Novak Djokovic and Co, who beat them in the 2010 final 3-2 in Belgrade.
Davis Cup: France leads Britain 1-0 in quarterfinals
ROUEN, France (AP) — Lucas Pouille gave France a 1-0 lead over Britain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals by beating Kyle Edmund 7-5, 7-6 (6), 6-3 Friday.
Jeremy Chardy will next face Dan Evans in the second singles on indoor clay at the Kindarena in Rouen.
The 17th-ranked Pouille is France's top player in the absence of No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 11 Gael Monfils, while No. 22 Richard Gasquet is also out.
PARIS (AP) — France captain Yannick Noah has replaced Gilles Simon with Jeremy Chardy for the Davis Cup quarterfinal against Britain.
Noah said Chardy seemed to have adapted more quickly in training for the series on indoor clay, saying that "it was not an easy choice, but I preferred to make it quite quickly."
Simon is ranked 30 and has more experience than Chardy, who is ranked 68 and has played only three Davis Cup matches, winning all three in singles.
Injured Monfils to miss France’s Davis Cup quarterfinal
PARIS (AP) — Gael Monfils has withdrawn from France's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Britain next month because of injuries to his left knee and Achilles tendon.
The French tennis federation said in a statement on Wednesday that Pierre-Hugues Herbert was also ruled out of the clay-court series in Rouen from April 7-9 because of a right thigh injury. France captain Yannick Noah called up Julien Benneteau and Jeremy Chardy to replace them in his squad.
Tsonga and Gasquet to miss Davis Cup quarterfinal
PARIS (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet will miss France's Davis Cup quarterfinal series against Britain next month.
France captain Yannick Noah said Tuesday that Tsonga is lacking competition and not ready to play following the birth of his first child. Gasquet is still recovering after appendix surgery.
"Jo is out and Richard is just gradually resuming training. He won't be competitive before about 15 days," Noah said on a conference call.
France captain snubs Monfils for Davis Cup match in Japan
PARIS (AP) — France will be without its two best players when it faces Japan in the first round of the Davis Cup after captain Yannick Noah left Gael Monfils out of his squad and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was granted leave for family reasons.