MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals, beating Argentina's Guido Pella 6-3, 6-4 in the wind Thursday night.
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.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic only has to look back a few months to remind himself that he shouldn't underestimate his next opponent at Wimbledon.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon:
LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY
The Big Three get back on court at Wimbledon for the quarterfinals, all facing opponents who beat them the...
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local):
Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 by the All England Club for damaging a court during practice...
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon:
LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY
There is no play on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon. Play will resume Monday with all men's and women's...
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Guido Pella is getting the hang of this upset-the-runner-up thing at Wimbledon.
The Argentine player eliminated 2018 finalist Kevin Anderson in the third round...
MUNICH (AP) — Former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber upset second-seeded Karen Khachanov 7-6 (6), 6-4 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Munich Open.
MUNICH (AP) — Unseeded American Denis Kudla upset fifth-seeded Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-3 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Munich Open.
Kudla, who is ranked 82nd, never faced a break point...
Nadal to face Thiem in Barcelona Open semifinals
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal will meet Dominic Thiem in the semifinals of the Barcelona Open after the defending champion brushed off a challenge from German Jan-Lennard Struff to win 7-5,...
MONACO (AP) — Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in...
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.
Cecchinato wins Croatia Open for 2nd title
UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Third-seeded Marco Cecchinato further elevated his breakthrough year by winning the Croatia Open final on Sunday, beating Guido Pella of Argentina 6-2, 7-6 (4) in their first meeting.
The 25-year-old Italian recovered from 4-2 down in the second set on outdoor red clay.
UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Marco Cecchinato elevated his breakthrough year by reaching the Croatia Open final on Saturday.
The third-seeded Cecchinato dispatched Argentine qualifier Marco Trungelliti, a first-time semifinalist, 6-2, 6-1.
He will play another Argentine, the unseeded Guido Pella, who has reached his first career final after beating sixth-seeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.
LONDON (AP) — Mackenzie McDonald earned post-match kudos from John McEnroe and something else pretty significant Friday: a spot in Wimbledon's round of 16 in his tournament debut.
The 103rd-ranked American, a college star at UCLA not that long ago, played in a Grand Slam tournament's third round for the first time and won, beating Guido Pella of Argentina 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (6).
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
The third-round match between 13th-seeded Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, and 171st-ranked qualifier Dennis Novak has been suspended because of fading light.
Play was halted with Raonic ahead 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-5. Novak will be serving when they resume Saturday.
It is the only singles match scheduled for Friday that did not finish.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Day 3 at Wimbledon has been prematurely ended by rain.
Marin Cilic briefly resumed his match with Guido Pella on No. 1 Court, but another shower saw them depart with the third-seeded Croatian leading 6-3, 6-1, 3-4 - a break down in the third set.
Play was never able to resume on the outside courts as intermittent rain fell from just before 7 p.m., leaving a number of other matches incomplete.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Guido Pella 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the Stuttgart Open semifinals.
Federer was too good for his opponent even though the 75th-ranked Argentine produced one of his best matches on grass.
With the Swiss great serving for the match, Pella forced two break points for some late drama. But Federer answered with four points in a row to set up a meeting with Nick Kyrgios.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Tomas Berdych beat Benoit Paire 7-6 (3), 6-4 to end his five-match losing streak and reach the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open on Thursday.
The third-seeded Czech dropped just six first-serve points and saved the only break he faced.
Berdych next faces Milos Raonic, who beat Marton Fucsovics 6-2, 6-4. The seventh-seeded Canadian is going for his first title on grass.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Guido Pella of Argentina defeated John Millman of Australia 6-2, 6-2 to join three Germans in the second round of the Stuttgart Open on Monday.
Florian Mayer, Rudolf Molleker and Mischa Zverev also won their first-round matches at the grass-court tournament.
Zverev next faces Roger Federer, who will play for the first time since March.
PARIS (AP) — One has become one of tennis' biggest stars, the other a perennial underachiever.
When Rafael Nadal takes on Richard Gasquet in the third round of the French Open, it will be a meeting between two old friends at Roland Garros.
Both players are the same age — 31 — and have known each other since their pre-teen years.
GENEVA (AP) — Top-seeded Sam Querrey lost his opening match at the rain-hit Geneva Open on Thursday, falling to Guido Pella of Argentina 7-5, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4).
It was the 13th-ranked American's third straight quick exit from a clay-court event before the French Open begins on Sunday. Querrey also lost to Pella last month in Houston.
Querrey broke the left-handed Pella's serve only once as his record fell to 10-10 this year.
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.
Rublev to play Monfils in Doha Open final
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Andrey Rublev of Russia saved a match point to reach his second career ATP Tour final with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (2) win over Guido Pella of Argentina at the Qatar Open.
The 39th-ranked Rublev has had trouble with his serve throughout the tournament. He posted 11 double faults in Friday's match, and 33 overall in the four matches he's played this week.
Davis Cup: Kazakhstan wins doubles to lead Argentina 2-1
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Kazakhstan is on the verge of sending last year's Davis Cup champion Argentina out of the top-tier World Group after winning Saturday's doubles rubber.
Timur Khabibulin and Alexander Nedovesov recovered from losing the first set to beat Argentina's Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni 5-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in just under 3 1 /2 hours.
That gives Kazakhstan a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five match.
Davis Cup: Argentina and Kazakhstan 1-1 in playoff
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Argentina and Kazakhstan finished the first day of their Davis Cup World Group playoff at 1-1 on Friday.
Kazakh veteran leader Mikhail Kukushkin lost the first set against Guido Pella but responded strongly to win the opening singles 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-4 in nearly four hours.
Pella was consistently strong in the first two sets before mistakes crept into his game, the Argentine posting 23 unforced errors in the fourth against 14 for Kukushkin.
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.
PARIS (AP) — Back at the French Open for the first time since 2012, Juan Martin del Potro encountered a bit of trouble navigating the grounds, getting lost a few times as he walked around Roland Garros.
"I never find the place where I have to go," he joked.
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Nick Kyrgios of Australia beat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in straight sets to reach the second round of the French Open.
The 18th-seeded Kyrgios hit 20 aces on his way to the 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory.
Kyrgios argued lengthily with the umpire in the second set when a key call went against him when he had a break point for 5-4, but he regained his focus to take the tiebreaker with an ace, on his third set point.
MUNICH (AP) — Alexander Zverev defeated Argentine qualifier Guido Pella 6-4, 6-3 to win the BMW Open and his first title on home soil Sunday.
The 20-year-old Zverev fired eight aces and converted three of eight break points to win in 1 hour, 12 minutes for his third career title.
The 158th-ranked Pella was bidding to become the first qualifier to win the Munich title since Martin Klizan in 2014. It was his second ATP Tour final after losing to Pablo Cuevas in Rio de Janeiro last year.
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.
Del Potro heads Argentina’s Davis Cup team for Croatia final
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Juan Martin Del Potro will lead Argentina's team for the Davis Cup final against Croatia later this month in Zagreb.
Argentina captain Daniel Orsanic named Del Potro on Wednesday along with Federico Delbonis, Guido Pella and Leonardo Mayer. It's the same team that beat Britain in the semifinals.
Orsanic says "picking the team was again difficult, but we went with players who have delivered."
Gael Monfils pulls out of Paris Masters with rib injury
PARIS (AP) — Frenchman Gael Monfils has pulled out of next week's Paris Masters because of a rib injury.
The eighth-ranked Monfils, a U.S. Open semifinalist this year, has already qualified for the season-ending ATP finals in London next month. He is making his first appearance at the finals.
Tournament organizers said Friday that Spaniard Marcel Granollers has also pulled out of the Paris Masters, without giving a reason.
Del Potro outlasts Murray, gives Argentina lead in Davis Cup
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Argentina was in sight of a first Davis Cup final since 2011 after taking a 2-0 lead over titleholder Britain thanks to singles wins by Juan Martin del Potro and Guido Pella in the semifinal on Friday.
Del Potro ended Andy Murray's 14-match winning streak in the Davis Cup, coming through 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 in 5 hours, 7 minutes to gain a measure of revenge after losing the Olympic final to Murray last month. It was the longest match of both players' careers.
Del Potro picked for Davis Cup doubles by Argentina
PESARO, Italy (AP) — Argentina picked Juan Martin del Potro to play doubles against Italy in the Davis Cup quarterfinals from Friday.
It will be Del Potro's first tie in four years, and his first Davis Cup doubles.
Wrist surgeries have limited his appearances, but he's finally sustained another comeback which included beating Stan Wawrinka en route to the third round of Wimbledon.
This is his first tie since the 2012 semifinals, and though he has a 12-4...