WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe and Marcos Giron, the 2014 NCAA singles champion for UCLA, have earned main-draw berths at next year’s Australian Open...
MOSCOW (AP) — Top-seeded Elina Svitolina lost her opening match at the Kremlin Cup on Thursday after having been a break up in the deciding set.
PARIS (AP) — Midnight gym sessions were the key to Ivo Karlovic's French Open preparations.
For a 40-year-old with two kids to look after, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. was the only time that Karlovic...
HOUSTON (AP) — Marcel Granollers upset Taylor Fritz 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in the first round of the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Monday.
Granollers, who won the title in 2008, beat No. 5 seed...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kei Nishikori wants to extend a Grand Slam sequence. He's not making it easy at the Australian Open.
Eighth-seeded Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic, and had to save three break points deep in the fifth, before beating the 39-year-old Croatian 6-3, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (7) to reach the third round.
PUNE, India (AP) — Top-seeded Kevin Anderson won his sixth ATP title when he recovered from 5-2 down in the decisive tiebreaker to beat Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5) in the Maharashtra Open final on Saturday.
It was Anderson's fourth victory in five meetings against Karlovic.
Anderson, of South Africa, lost last year's final against Gilles Simon but defeated the Frenchman in straight sets on Friday in the semifinals.
PUNE, India (AP) — Ivo Karlovic became the oldest player in 42 years to qualify for a tour-level final by beating Steve Darcis 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 at the Maharashtra Open on Friday.
The 39-year-old Karlovic will face top-seeded Kevin Anderson, who beat defending champion Gilles Simon 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the other semifinal.
He is the oldest player to reach a title match since 43-year-old Ken Rosewall at Hong Kong in 1977.
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.
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.
PUNE, India (AP) — Ivo Karlovic beat an opponent more than two decades younger than him on Tuesday with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Felix Auger-Aliassime in the first round of the Maharashtra Open.
The 39-year-old Croat served 13 aces against his 18-year-old Canadian opponent. His next opponent is Evgeny Donskoy of Russia.
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.
HOUSTON (AP) — Defending champion Steve Johnson wore down Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-2 on Saturday, breaking his 20-year-old countryman twice in the third set after letting two match points slip away in the second in the U.S. Men's Clay Court semifinals.
Johnson will play Tennys Sandgren, another American who advanced to his first ATP World Tour final by neutralizing Ivo Karlovic's huge serve in a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) victory.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sixth-seeded John Isner overcame a slow start Tuesday to win his rematch against Radu Albot in the first round of the Delray Beach Open, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.
Isner lost to Albot last week in the first round of the New York Open, and had been beaten in the opening match of his three previous tournaments this year.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Top-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa advanced to the New York Open semifinals, beating Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 early Saturday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The 31-year-old Anderson has three ATP Tour titles and was second in the U.S. Open last year. He'll face fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan on Saturday.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Top-seeded Kevin Anderson needed a third-set tiebreaker to beat American Ernesto Escobedo 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Thursday in the second round of the New York Open.
The U.S. Open runner-up from South Africa was playing his first match at the tournament after receiving a first-round bye. He advanced to face another American, Frances Tiafoe, who reached his first ATP quarterfinal by beating Israel's Dudi Sela 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.
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.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Peter Gojowczyk upset defending champion Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (5), 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4) on Thursday to reach Hall of Fame Tennis Championships semifinals.
Gojowczyk, a 28-year-old German, overcame 30 aces from the second-seeded Croatian. Gojowczyk was 3 for 3 on break points.
"In the end, it didn't go my way," Karlovic said. "That's life, that's tennis. That's how it goes sometimes."
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Defending champion Ivo Karlovic of Croatia beat American Denis Kudla 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday in his Hall of Fame Tennis Championships opener to reach the quarterfinals in the grass-court event.
The 38-year-old Karlovic had 16 aces and broke Kudla's serve three times. Karlovic will face Germany's Peter Gojowczyk, a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 winner over Russia's Konstantin Kravchuk.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Denis Kudla beat fellow American Mitchell Krueger 6-4, 5-7, 6-0 in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Monday.
Kudla advances to play defending champion Ivo Karlovic, who is seeking his fourth straight finals appearance on Newport's grass courts.
Tobias Kamke won the final three games of the second set to knock out Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-3. Kamke will play No. 3 seed Adrian Mannarino.
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.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Sam Querrey of the United States began his Delray Beach Open title defense Monday with a victory over Dudi Sela of Israel.
Querrey, the No. 4 seed, was leading 6-2, 2-1 when Sela retired. Querrey, ranked 35th in the world, advanced to a second-round match with either Jared Donaldson or Mikhail Kukushkin.
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.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Victor Estrella Burgos won his third straight title at the Ecuador Open, defeating Paolo Lorenzi 6-7 (2), 7-5, 7-6 (6) Sunday.
Sunday's title was the third in ATP singles for the unseeded Dominican, and they've all come on clay in Quito.
The third-seeded Lorenzi was trying for his second ATP singles title after winning last year on clay in Kitzbuehl, Austria.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Fourth-seeded Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil reached the quarterfinals of the Ecuador Open on Wednesday, defeating Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 7-6 (8), 7-6 (2).
In another second-round match in the clay-court tournament, No. 8 Renzo Olivo of Argentina had a 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3 win over Santiago Giraldo of Colombia.
In the first round, Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic beat Andrej Martin of Slovakia 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 and will next play No. 1-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia.
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta beat Nikola Mektic 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-4 as Spain edged depleted Croatia to reach the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday with a 3-2 victory.
Earlier Sunday, Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Croatia's Franko Skugor 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (6) to put Spain level at 2-2 and send the match into the deciding rubber.
Croatia won the doubles on Saturday for a surprise 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Ivo Karlovic and Horacio Zeballos struggled deep into the fifth set at the Australian Open on Tuesday night, fans rushed to distant Court 19 to watch as a record unfolded.
The stands completely packed, some spectators stood on tables and chairs and even balanced on the fence of a neighboring court to try to get a view. Others lay on their stomachs and peeked beneath the black windscreen lining the fence, using their phones to record it.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local):
Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska is through to the second round at Melbourne Park, beating Tsvetana Pironkova 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 in the last match late Tuesday on Rod Laver Arena.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Argentina won its first Davis Cup title on Sunday when Federico Delbonis swept past Ivo Karlovic in straight sets to complete a stunning 3-2 comeback win over Croatia.
Delbonis dropped to the ground after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory. His teammates fell into each other's arms and celebrated in front of thousands of Argentine fans in the packed Arena Zagreb.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia needs one more point to win its second Davis Cup title after winning the doubles against Argentina in straight sets on Saturday.
Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig defeated Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-3 for a 2-1 lead over Argentina in the final.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — In a battle of big servers, Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro beat Croatia's Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 7-5 on Friday to leave the two teams tied at 1-1 following the opening singles matches in the Davis Cup final.
Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion who is capping a comeback after two injury-hit years, made the crucial break in the 11th game of the fourth set with a spectacular return of Karlovic's serve.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Leaving behind two injury-hit years, Juan Martin del Potro is looking to cap his successful comeback by leading Argentina to its first Davis Cup title.
The 2009 U.S. Open champion said host Croatia is the favorite in the best-of-five series, but believes Argentina is in a strong position after losing in four Davis Cup finals since 1981.
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."
VIENNA (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved a match point before beating Ivo Karlovic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (6) and setting up a final against top-seeded Andy Murray at the Erste Bank Open on Saturday.
Murray advanced because defending champion David Ferrer pulled out with a left leg injury shortly before their semifinal.
VIENNA (AP) — Top-seeded Andy Murray advanced to his 12th semifinal of the season by defeating John Isner of the United States 6-1, 6-3 at the Erste Bank Open on Friday.
Murray, who won the event in 2014, will play defending champion David Ferrer for a place in Sunday's final. Another former champion, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, will take on eighth-seeded Ivo Karlovic in the other semifinal.
TOKYO (AP) — Marin Cilic and David Goffin advanced to the semifinals of the Japan Open on Friday, and they will play each other for a spot in the final.
The fifth-seeded Goffin rallied to beat Joao Sousa 1-6, 7-5, 6-2, while the fourth-seeded Cilic beat injury-plagued Juan Monaco 7-5, 6-1.
Goffin beat Cilic in Indian Wells early this year, and then again in a Davis Cup match for Belgium against Croatia. Those are their only two career meetings.
TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Gael Monfils overcame an ankle injury to beat Gilles Simon 6-1, 6-4 Thursday and advance to the quarterfinals at the Japan Open.
Monfils trailed 4-1 in the second set when he injured an ankle and had to call for the trainer. He won the next five games after receiving treatment.
"Somehow I got through my shots better when I came back, because maybe I was a bit worried," Monfils said.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Zeljko Krajan, Croatia's Davis Cup captain, says veteran Ivo Karlovic will return in the final against Argentina.
Krajan said on Monday that Karlovic's return "is the best possible news" for Croatia ahead of the best-of-five series to be played in Zagreb from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27.
Krajan says "Our chances now look much better. ... I think we are the favorites."
NEW YORK (AP) — A look at Thursday's play in the $46.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy with periods of rain. High of 82.
ATTENDANCE: Day: 35,715. Night: 22,732. Total: 58,447.
MEN'S SEEDED WINNERS: Second Round: No. 2 Andy Murray, No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, No. 6 Kei Nishikori, No. 8 Dominic Thiem, No. 11 David Ferrer, No. 14 Nick Kyrgios, No. 21 Ivo Karlovic and No. 22 Grigor Dimitrov.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivo Karlovic hit 61 aces, the most in a U.S. Open match, during his five-set victory in the first round.
The 6-foot-11 Croatian broke the previous record of 49, established by Richard Krajicek in a 1999 quarterfinal loss.
Karlovic, who is seeded 21st, beat Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 7-5 on Tuesday, holding in 28 of his 29 service games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Things were looking bleak for Gael Monfils, a man with a long history of losing tournament finals.
Monfils' opponent in the Citi Open title match, Ivo Karlovic, was about to serve for the championship and had not been broken all week.
Down but not quite out, Monfils came through, breaking Karlovic twice in a span of four service games and erasing a match point while coming back for a 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory Sunday at the Citi Open to earn his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even Ivo Karlovic willingly admits that whatever success he has on a tennis court is due mainly to his big serve.
Well, that one stroke is in fine form at the moment, and so is Karlovic, closing in on a second consecutive title at age 37.
Karlovic saved all five break points he faced Saturday and ran his service-game record to 43 for 43 this week, beating fifth-seeded American Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Citi Open final.