PARIS (AP) — A young American man tried an underhand serve while cramping during a five-setter at the French Open. Hmm. Seen that before, haven't we?
Except there was one key difference this time: For 21-year-old Jared Donaldson against No. 4-seed Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday, unlike for 17-year-old — and eventual tournament champion — Michael Chang against Ivan Lendl in 1989, the unorthodox strategy didn't come in a victory.
GENEVA (AP) — Stan Wawrinka won his first ATP tour match in nearly four months, starting his Geneva Open title defense Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over American Jared Donaldson.
Now ranked No. 25 after surgery and persistent problems with his left knee, Wawrinka lost his opening match at three previous tournaments since February.
The 33-year-old Swiss delighted home fans with a routine win under lights at the rain-hit clay-court event.
MONACO (AP) — Jared Donaldson has been fined 5,000 euros ($6,200) for unsportsmanlike conduct after angrily ranting at the chair umpire during his first-round loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Monte Carlo Masters.
Angry Donaldson rants at umpire at Monte Carlo Masters
MONACO (AP) — Jared Donaldson ranted at the chair umpire over a line call during his 6-3, 6-3 loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.
The 21-year-old American got irate with a call when Ramos-Vinolas was serving at 3-2, 40-0 in the second set. Donaldson thought the serve was out and pointed to the ground, shouting, "There's a mark right here," and then screaming the same words inches from the face of French chair umpire Arnaud Gabas.
American Tiafoe beats del Potro at Delray Beach Open
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — American wild card Frances Tiafoe saved 14 of 16 break-point chances to edge No. 2-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-5 Thursday night in the second round of the Delray Beach Open.
Tiafoe hit 17 aces and won a three-setter for the fourth time this month.
Harrison wins opening match at New York Open
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.
Del Potro beats Sousa to begin quest for 3rd Basel title
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Two-time Swiss Indoors champion Juan Martin del Porto beat Joao Sousa 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 to advance to the second round on Wednesday.
The fourth-seeded Del Potro dominated with his serve and sent down nine aces and 19 service winners against the 60th-ranked Portuguese.
Del Potro won back-to-back titles at Basel in 2012-13, both times beating hometown favorite Roger Federer in the final.
Nadal and Federer win in straight sets at Shanghai Masters
SHANGHAI (AP) — Rafael Nadal lost only four points on serve Wednesday in a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jared Donaldson in the second round of the Shanghai Masters.
The top-ranked Spaniard and No. 2 Roger Federer both advanced by winning their opening matches in straight sets.
"It was a very quick match," said Nadal, who won his sixth title of the year in Beijing last week. "I was happy to have that early break in the sixth game. After that I played a great match, not many mistakes, played aggressively."
Donaldson sets up meeting with Nadal in Shanghai Masters
SHANGHAI (AP) — Jared Donaldson of the U.S. enjoyed an early birthday present in beating Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 in the Shanghai Masters first round on Sunday.
Donaldson, who turns 21 on Monday, saved all eight break points he faced. He broke Cuevas' serve once in each of the last two sets.
The 56th-ranked Donaldson plans to celebrate his birthday by going to Disney Shanghai on Monday, before experiencing a first career meeting against No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the second round.
Anderson upsets top-seeded Thiem at Citi Open
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Anderson survived a tense third-set tiebreaker to upset top-seeded Dominic Thiem and advance to the quarterfinals of the Citi Open.
The 6-foot-8 South African veteran fought off a match point before serving out the tiebreaker to win 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (7) on Thursday night and improve his career record to 6-0 against the seventh-ranked Thiem. The match lasted 2 hours, 46 minutes.
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Professional tennis is making a comeback to Stowe this summer.
A three-day men's tournament will be held starting August 22.
It's been 10 years since Vermont hosted professional tennis.
Vermont Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2sUd8Ou ) it will take place in a specially constructed stadium in Spruce Peak village, at Stowe Mountain Resort.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Dominic Thiem has now reached the fourth round in a fourth consecutive Grand Slam tournament, defeating Jared Donaldson of the United States 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 at Wimbledon.
The eighth-seeded Thiem won despite trailing by two games in each of the first two sets.
Thiem won the first four games of the third set, then won at love in the last game, finishing Donaldson off with a forehand volley at the net.
LONDON (AP) — Everyman's everyman was back at Wimbledon on Wednesday, only instead of facing Roger Federer on Centre Court in singles, Marcus Willis was playing doubles.
And instead of losing, he was winning.
The straight-out-of-a-movie-script British tennis club instructor was ranked 772nd in the world a year ago when he managed to earn a meeting against Federer in the second round at the All England Club. This time around, he lost in the last round of qualifying for singles.
Sam Querrey, Donald Young reach Delray Beach quarterfinals
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.
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.
Defending champ Querrey wins opening match at Delray Beach
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.
Young rallies to beat No. 6 seed Mannarino in Memphis Open
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Donald Young rallied from a break down in each of the last two sets Monday night to beat No. 6 seed Adrian Mannarino 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the opening round of the Memphis Open.
Young served for the match at 5-3 in the third set but failed to hold. The American regrouped from there and erased a 3-1 deficit in the third-set tiebreak.
Mannarino had led 4-2 in the second set and 2-0 in the third.
What to Watch at US Open: US teen faces big-serving Karlovic
NEW YORK (AP) — At 19, Jared Donaldson is the youngest American man in the U.S. Open's third round since 2007. A key part of his growth as a tennis player happened in another country, though.
When he was 14, Donaldson left home to train in Argentina, so he could work on his game on clay, improve his footwork and get lessons on how to use spins on his shots.
He learned more, too, during the 2 1/2 years he was there.
ATLANTA (AP) — Second-seeded Nick Kyrgios of Australia advanced to the BB&T Atlanta Open quarterfinals on Thursday night, beating American Jared Donaldson 7-6 (4), 6-3 in a rain-interrupted match.
Kyrgios won an indoor event in Marseille, France, in February for his lone tour title. He will face fifth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain, a 6-1, 6-3 winner over France's Julien Benneteau.
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