HOUSTON (AP) — Janko Tipsarevic defeated last year's finalist Tennys Sandgren in the first round of the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Tuesday.
Isner gets another shot at Opelka in New York Open semis
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Isner advanced to the semifinals of the New York Open, where he will face the player who knocked him out of the Australian Open.
The top-seeded Isner beat No. 7 seed Jordan Thompson of Australia, 6-4, 6-1 on Friday night. He will play fellow American Reilly Opelka, a 6-3, 6-4 winner over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Tiafoe upset in first match since Australian Open run
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Frances Tiafoe lost his first match since the Australian Open quarterfinals, falling to Jason Jung of Taiwan 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday night in the second round of the New York Open.
Tiafoe was the No. 2 seed after accepting a wild card into the field and had a first-round bye. The American has a career-high ranking of No. 29 after his run in Melbourne, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.
Opelka ousts 2018 semifinalist Mannarino at New York Open
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Reilly Opelka ousted No. 5 seed and 2018 semifinalist Adrian Mannarino of France 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a first-round match Tuesday at the New York Open.
Opelka upset fellow American John Isner in January at the Australian Open. Isner is the No. 1 seed this week in the indoor tournament on Long Island and plays his opening match Wednesday.
Unlike Djokovic, past French Open champ Wawrinka loses early
PARIS (AP) — Like Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka is a past French Open champion still working his way back into form after surgery.
Like Djokovic, Wawrinka is ranked lower than he has been in more than a decade. And like Djokovic, Wawrinka recently reunited with a coach who helped guide him to success earlier in his career.
Thiem reaches quarterfinals at Lyon Open
LYON, France (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem defeated Roberto Carballes Baena 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the Lyon Open quarterfinals.
Thiem did not face a break point and won 80 percent of the points on his serve.
Thiem, a serious contender at the French Open which starts on Sunday, will next be up against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who beat Calvin Hemery 7-6 (4), 6-3 at the clay-court event.
Nadal cruises into Barcelona Open quarterfinals
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal cruised into the Barcelona Open quarterfinals by defeating fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday.
The top-ranked Nadal converted on his second match point to clinch his 16th straight victory on clay and set up an encounter with Martin Klizan, who eliminated Novak Djokovic in the second round.
Fabio Fognini reaches Brazil Open quarterfinals
SAO PAULO (AP) — Second-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy beat Joao Domingues of Portugal 7-5, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the Brazil Open quarterfinals.
Fognini will face Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, a 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4 winner over eighth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina.
Argentina’s Mayer and Delbonis advance at Brasil Open
SAO PAULO (AP) — Two Argentinians who are among the top seeds at the Brasil Open have advanced to the next round.
Eighth seed Federico Delbonis beat Spain's Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4, 6-4 on Monday.
Delbonis' compatriot Leonardo Mayer, the clay tournament's fifth seed, outlasted Portugal's Gastao Elias 7-5, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (5).
ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) — Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat Yuichi Sugita of Japan 6-1, 6-3 in the first round of the Estoril Open on Tuesday.
The former U.S. Open champion hit eight aces and broke Sugita four times to ease to the win in his clay-court debut for the season.
Del Potro, who won the Portuguese tournament in 2011 and 2012, will face American Ryan Harrison next after he beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.
Montanes wins opener in Barcelona and delays retirement
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Albert Montanes defeated Spanish countryman Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-4, 6-4 in the Barcelona Open on Monday to begin his final ATP tournament.
The 36-year-old Montanes announced last week he will retire after nearly 20 years on tour when he's knocked out of Barcelona, where he lives. He beat Goran Ivanisevic on debut, and his best result was the semifinals in 2004. He won six ATP titles and was ranked a career-best 22 in 2010.
Milos Raonic waits out rain, reaches Delray Beach quarters
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Top-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada beat Borna Coric of Croatia 6-3, 7-6 (2) early Thursday in a rain-delayed match to reach the Delray Beach Open quarterfinals.
Raonic took 1 hour, 34 minutes to finish off Coric in the match that started at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday.
The Canadian will face eighth-seeded Kyle Edmund of England, a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 winner over Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun. Raonic won the last of his eight ATP Tour titles last year in Brisbane, Australia.
Top-seeded Milos Raonic defeats Tim Smyczek at Delray Beach
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — No. 1 seed Milos Raonic opened with an easy win Tuesday in his first appearance at the Delray Beach Open.
Raonic, the fourth-ranked player in the world, defeated American qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-1, 6-4. The 26-year-old Canadian advanced to a second-round match against 59th-ranked Borna Coric of Croatia, who beat Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-2, 6-3.
Aljaz Bedene wins opening match at Chennai Open
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Aljaz Bedene won his opening match at the Chennai Open on Tuesday, beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-3, 6-2.
Bedene, who reached the final in 2015 and semifinals last year, broke his opponent three times while never losing his serve. The 101st-ranked British player will next face fourth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the second round.
Qualifier Copil beats 6th-seeded Sousa in European Open
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Qualifier Marius Copil had nine aces as he upset sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the European Open on Tuesday.
The 198-ranked Romanian also beat the 33rd-ranked Sousa on indoor hard courts in Stockholm, Sweden two years ago.
Copil converted his four break-point chances and next faces Steve Darcis of Belgium or Frenchman Benoit Paire.
Brown reaches 2nd round in Metz, Paire out in straight sets
METZ, France (AP) — Dustin Brown hit 15 aces to dispatch local favorite Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 6-2 and reach the second round of the Moselle Open on Tuesday.
Brown, from Germany, converted four of his six break points to set up a meeting with another French player, Julien Benneteau. It will be their first meeting.