Kerber beats Halep at Eastbourne; Pliskova advances
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Defending Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber beat Simona Halep for the first time since 2016, winning their quarterfinal at Eastbourne 6-4, 6-3 on...
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...
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.
Del Potro qualifies for ATP Finals, reaches Beijing quarters
BEIJING (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro qualified for the ATP Finals for the fifth time by beating Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-6 (4) Wednesday at the China Open.
Del Potro, who reached the U.S. Open final this year, last qualified for the season-ending tournament for the top eight players in the world in 2013.
Del Potro will next meet Filip Krajinovic in the quarterfinals in Beijing. Krajinovic defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Federer, Djokovic headline rosters for Laver Cup in Chicago
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will headline the team from Europe next month in the Laver Cup.
The rosters for the exhibition matches in Chicago were announced Tuesday. A six-player team from Europe will face a team of players from the rest of the world in the second year of the competition on Sept. 21-23.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andy Murray is showing signs of returning to his old form, right down to the return winner he delivered on the last point of his first victory over a top-20 player in more than a year.
Murray took a more aggressive approach as he works his way back from hip surgery and moved into the third round at the Citi Open by beating No. 4 seed Kyle Edmund 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-4 on Wednesday.
Djokovic slams Wimbledon crowd after being booed
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic shrugged off a bad call by the chair umpire that cost him a break in his Wimbledon win over home favorite Kyle Edmund on Saturday.
He was less forgiving when it came to the way he was treated by the crowd at the All England Club.
"There is a certain unwritten borderline where you feel that it's a bit too much," Djokovic said about being booed at times by the partisan crowd on Centre Court. "I didn't deserve to be treated the way I was treated by certain individuals."
Murray beaten by fellow Briton Edmund at Eastbourne
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Andy Murray remains well below his best with Wimbledon less than a week away and the former champion has still to decide whether to bid for a third title at the All England Club.
The 31-year-old Scot lost 6-4, 6-4 to second-seeded Kyle Edmund in an all-British clash in the second round of the Eastbourne International on Wednesday as he continued his comeback from injury.
LONDON (AP) — The ATP tour has fined Nick Kyrgios 15,000 euros ($17,500) for inappropriate behavior during the Queen's Club tournament.
Kyrgios was caught on camera performing an imitation of a lewd act as he sat in a courtside chair at the change of ends during his semifinal loss to Marin Cilic on Saturday.
During an earlier win at the same tournament over Kyle Edmund, British broadcaster BBC apologized to viewers after a string of expletives by Kyrgios were audible on air.
Djokovic eases past Dimitrov at Queen’s Club
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic eased past second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov at Queen's Club with a 6-4, 6-1 win on Thursday.
Former top-ranked Djokovic, who accepted a wild card into the Wimbledon warmup tournament, had little trouble against the 2014 champion and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Djokovic won the last of his 12 Grand Slam trophies at the French Open in 2016 and has battled motivation and injury issues, but he looks confident ahead of next month's Wimbledon.
MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic is trying his best to stay optimistic despite a disappointing start to his season.
Former No. 1-ranked Djokovic has struggled since returning from a layoff for a right elbow injury and is yet to reach the quarterfinals in the six tournaments he has played this year. His latest defeat was against Kyle Edmund in the second round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday.
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.
Andujar beats Edmund to win Grand Prix Hassan II title
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Pablo Andujar of Spain swept aside second-seeded Kyle Edmund 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Grand Prix Hassan II for the third time.
Andujar saved two break points when serving for the match and then won on his second match point for his fourth ATP Tour title.
He won the tournament in 2011 and 2012 when it was in Casablanca. Edmund, ranked No. 26, was appearing in his first career final.
Edmund sets up Hassan II quarterfinal with Albot
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Second seed Kyle Edmund beat Radu Albot of Moldova 6-2, 6-4 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II clay-court tournament.
The British player, ranked 26th in the world, next meets Tunisian wildcard entry Malek Jaziri, who secured an upset 6-2, 6-4 win against eighth seed Mischa Zverev of Germany.
Joao Sousa of Portugal and Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia will also meet in the last eight on Friday.
Top-seeded Ramos-Vinolas reaches 2nd round in Marrakech
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Top-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas was near-perfect on his first serve to dispatch Moroccan wild-card entry Amine Ahouda 6-1, 6-2 in just over an hour to reach the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Tuesday.
Ramos-Vinolas of Spain took 20 of 22 points on his first serve to win in 68 minutes. He reached the final in Marrakech in 2012 when he lost to compatriot Pablo Andujar.
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.
Cilic joins elite group by reaching Australian Open final
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Marin Cilic is in exclusive company at the Australian Open.
With his 6-2, 7-6 (4), 6-2 semifinal win over 49th-ranked Kyle Edmund, Cilic became only the second man from outside the "Big Four" to reach the final at season-opening major in a decade.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have dominated the men's finals since 2009, with only 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka breaking the quartet's court occupation in the championship match.
The Latest: Marin Cilic reaches 1st Australian Open final
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local):
Marin Cilic has advanced to his first Australian Open final, beating Kyle Edmund of Britain 6-2, 7-6 (4), 6-2.
The sixth-seeded Croatian player becomes just the second man outside the so-called Big Four of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to reach the final at Melbourne Park in the last 10 years. Stan Wawrinka, the 2014 champion, is the other.
Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinals
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One point after his medical timeout in the fourth set, Rafael Nadal went to the rear of the court to squat and do a knee-raise, trying to stretch out his injured right leg.
Three games later — one point after his subsequent visit from the trainer — Nadal had to delay Marin Cilic's serve while trying to walk out the pain at the start of the fifth set.
Edmund upsets No. 3 Dimitrov, new Brit in Aussie Open semis
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — There'll be a British man in the Australian Open semifinals for the seventh time in nine years. This time it'll be Kyle Edmund, not Andy Murray.
Edmund upset No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the semifinals for the first time. Edmund had never played in a major quarterfinal, had never won five consecutive matches at tour level, had lost both of his previous matches against Dimitrov and had never beaten a top five player.
Rule Britannia: Edmund carries Britain’s hopes in Melbourne
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kyle Edmund is helping British tennis fans forget that Andy Murray was an injury no-show at the Australian Open.
Edmund advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time — his best Grand Slam singles result — with a 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 win Sunday over 33-year-old Andreas Seppi, a player 10 years his senior.
Great sport: Dimitrov helps rival, then advances to semis
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov hurdled the net to check on the welfare of his rival and then help him to a courtside chair for treatment. Two games later, the defending champion had secured his spot in the Brisbane International semifinals.
Top-seeded Dimitrov beat Kyle Edmund 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday to set up a meeting with No. 3-seeded Nick Kyrgios, who rebounded for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over former finalist Alexandr Dolgopolov.
London finals up next for Jack Sock after Paris Masters win
PARIS (AP) — After being one game away from going home early in the tournament, Jack Sock won the Paris Masters on Sunday to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals in London.
Sock beat Filip Krajinovic 5-7, 6-4, 6-1. It is easily the biggest trophy so far in the 25-year-old American's career.
Before coming to Paris the 16th-seeded Sock didn't even think of London.
Tsonga to play Pouille in all-French final at Vienna
VIENNA (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 7-6 (4), 7-5 at the Erste Bank Open on Saturday to set up a final against fellow Frenchman Lucas Pouille.
In the first semifinal, Pouille rallied to beat Kyle Edmund of Britain 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 to reach his fourth final of the season. He won titles in Budapest and Stuttgart.
The 15th-ranked Tsonga, who won the event in 2011, is after his fifth title of the year.
US Open glance: Shapovalov, Sharapova riding high after lows
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John Isner advances to BB&T Atlanta Open semifinals
ATLANTA (AP) — Second-seeded John Isner beat Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 7-5, 6-4 on Friday to reach the BB&T Atlanta Open semifinals.
Seeking his fourth Atlanta title in five seasons, the big-serving Isner will face third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg. Muller beat American Tommy Paul 6-3, 6-1.
Top-seeded Jack Sock advances in Atlanta Open
ATLANTA (AP) — Top-seeded Jack Sock beat Israel's Dudi Sela 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday night in the American's opening match in the BB&T Atlanta Open.
Sock set up a quarterfinal match against fifth-seeded Kyle Edmund of England, a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 winner over Germany's Peter Gojowczyk 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the hard-court event.
The 24-year-old Sock has three career victories, winning this year in Auckland, New Zealand, and Delray Beach, Florida.
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.
ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal hardly had to get his socks dirty to extend his winning streak to 16 matches.
Back to being the best player on tour over the last month, Nadal advanced from his opening match at the Italian Open on Wednesday when Nicolas Almagro retired in the first set with an apparent injury.
Top-ranked Angelique Kerber, meanwhile, lost her opening match at the Foro Italico to Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 6-0.
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.