STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga powered past 2017 semifinalist Mischa Zverev 6-3, 6-0 before rain brought an early end to play at the Stuttgart Open on Monday.
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 tumbles out of Mexican Open, falling to Kyrgios
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Rafael Nadal tumbled out of the Mexican Open on Wednesday night, squandering three match points in a 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6) loss to Australia's Nick Kyrgios.
The Latest: Thiem fends off Paire in 5 at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local):
Seventh-seeded Dominic Thiem held off Benoit Paire 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 1-6, 6-3 in a first-round Australian Open match that finished after 2 a.m. on Wednesday.
Thiem, a French Open finalist last year, got the decisive break in the eighth game of the fifth set and had two match points when he coasted to 40-15 in the next game.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For brothers Alexander and Mischa Zverev, this was, in many ways, just like many another day on the professional tennis tour: They warmed up together at a tournament.
The difference on Thursday at the Citi Open, where Alexander is the defending champion and seeded No. 1? For the first time after one of those practice sessions, the two Zverevs faced each other in an ATP main-draw match.
ATLANTA (AP) — John Isner advanced to the BB&T Atlanta Open semifinals for the ninth straight year, beating Germany's Mischa Zverev 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 on Friday.
"He is a tough player. I played well today. I needed to," Isner said. "It was a weird match. The balls were bouncing everywhere, it was tough to control. I was happy to get through in three sets."
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer rallied to beat home favorite Mischa Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday in his first match in nearly three months.
The Swiss great converted four of his 10 break points to end a two-match losing streak and start his grass-court season with a win.
Federer hadn't played since March, when he lost to Thanasi Kokkinakis and Juan Martin del Potro in Miami and Indian Wells, respectively.
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.
MUNICH (AP) — Three-time former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber reached the quarterfinals of the Munich Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Mischa Zverev on Thursday.
Kohlschreiber next faces second seed Roberto Bautista Agut, who defeated Norwegian wildcard Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-3 at the clay-court tournament.
Third seed Diego Schwartzman lost 6-4, 6-2 to Maximilian Marterer. The German will next meet Marton Fucsovics of Hungary, who defeated Italy's Marco Cecchinato 7-6 (5), 6-1.
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.
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.
Zverev, poorer and poorly, pulls out of Davis Cup tie
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) —
Mischa Zverev has withdrawn from Germany's Davis Cup team for the first-round tie against Australia, starting Friday, with a continuation of the illness which brought him a record fine for his first-round retirement at the Australian Open.
Mischa Zverev fined $36,000 for retirement at Aussie Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Mischa Zverev was fined $36,000 at the Australian Open on Tuesday for a poor performance in his first-round match against Hyeon Chung, the largest penalty ever assessed to an individual during a Grand Slam tournament for an on-site transgression.
Zverev was punished under a new rule implemented by the Grand Slam Board in the off-season intended to deter players with pre-existing injuries to start a tournament and retired from their first-round matches.
Tomic’s troubles continue, misses a spot at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bernard Tomic's troubles have continued into 2018 with a loss in the last round of qualifying for the Australian Open.
Tomic lost 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-4 to Lorenzo Sonego on Sunday in the third round of qualifying for the main draw of the season's first major.
It will be the first time in 10 years that Tomic will miss his national championship, where he has a 17-9 win-loss record.
Raonic upset by De Minaur in 2nd round at Brisbane
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former champion Milos Raonic lost in straight sets to 18-year-old Alex De Minaur in a second-round upset Wednesday at the Brisbane International.
Raonic, who won the Brisbane title in 2016 and reached the Wimbledon final that year, struggled to find rhythm with his usually booming serve in a 6-4, 6-4 loss to the Australian wild-card entry.
Chung wins in Paris Masters 1st round; next plays Nadal
PARIS (AP) — Hyeon Chung of South Korea swept aside Mischa Zverev 6-0, 6-2 at the Paris Masters on Monday to set up a second-round match against Rafael Nadal.
Nadal will begin his quest for a record 31st Masters title — but first in Paris — on Wednesday. The top-ranked Spaniard beat Chung in their only previous encounter on his way to a 10th title at the Barcelona Open in April.
Chung broke Zverev's serve five times and saved the four break points he faced in a rout lasting less than one hour.
Paire saves match point to beat Goffin at Moselle Open
METZ, France (AP) — French player Benoit Paire came out on top of a tight battle with David Goffin to reach the semifinals of the Moselle Open on Friday after saving one match point.
Paire edged the 2014 champion 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-6 (7) after nearly 2 1/2 hours at the indoor tournament.
Goffin led 4-2 in the decider and failed to convert a match point at 6-5 in the tiebreaker.
Goffin rallies past Almagro at Moselle Open
METZ, France (AP) — Second-seeded David Goffin hit 13 aces to rally past Nicolas Almagro 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and reach the quarterfinals at the Moselle Open on Thursday.
Defending champion Lucas Pouille, who won his maiden title at the same tournament last year, lost to 86th-ranked Marius Copil of Romania 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6).
Former champ Gilles Simon loses to Gojowczyk at Moselle Open
METZ, France (AP) — German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk upset two-time former champion Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the second round of the Moselle Open on Wednesday.
The 95th-ranked Gojowczyk fired eight aces as he defeated the eighth-seeded Simon in 1 hour and 34 minutes for a place in the quarterfinals.
Querrey gives US 1st US Open men’s quarterfinalist since ’11
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Querrey was about as perfect as can be en route to becoming the first American man in the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 2011.
Not that Querrey feels any sort of burden when it comes to the carrying-the-flag aspect of his career-best run at Flushing Meadows.
"I never once thought about that this whole tournament or that match out there tonight," he said. "I don't feel any extra pressure."
The Latest: Querrey 1st US man in US Open quarters since ’11
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local):
Sam Querrey became the first American man to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 2011 by easily beating 23rd-seeded Mischa Zverev 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 with impressive totals of 55 winners and only eight unforced errors.
The 17th-seeded Querrey hit 18 aces and never faced a break point while dominating his way to win in 77 minutes on Sunday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
That's $15,000 that won't find its way into Bernard Tomic's retirement account.
The Australian is on the lookout for a new racket manufacturer, too, after being fined by Wimbledon officials and then dumped by Head for some incredibly clueless comments following his ouster from the tournament.
LONDON (AP) — Bernard Tomic was fined $15,000 at Wimbledon and dropped by his racket sponsor Thursday — not for something he did during his first-round loss, but for what he said during a news conference afterward.
The penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct was announced two days after the 24-year-old Australian was beaten by Mischa Zverev 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, then spoke to the media about feeling "a little bit bored out there."
Tomic can’t ‘find any motivation’ at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) — After all the hard work and dedication it takes to get to Wimbledon, at least one player couldn't be bothered with actually trying to win.
Bernard Tomic, a 24-year-old Australian who reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club in 2011, said Tuesday he "just couldn't find any motivation" to compete this year.
"I felt a little bit bored out there," Tomic said, "to be completely honest with you."
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Eight-time champion Roger Federer defeated Germany's Mischa Zverev 7-6 (4), 6-4 to book his quarterfinal place at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday.
Federer, who is bidding for his 16th grass-court title, hit five aces and converted three of his four break opportunities to win the second-round match in an hour and a half. He did not face a break point.
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer bounced back from his surprise first-round defeat in Stuttgart last week with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Yuichi Sugita of Japan in the opening round of the Gerry Weber Open on Tuesday.
It was the Swiss great's 1,100th career victory.
Federer, who was upset by German veteran Tommy Haas on his return from a two-month break last Wednesday, hit eight aces and converted five of his 13 break opportunities to beat the 66th-ranked Sugita in 52 minutes.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Lucas Pouille will play Feliciano Lopez in the final of the Stuttgart Open.
Pouille, the No. 4 seed, defeated fellow French player Benoit Paire 7-6 (5), 7-5, and Lopez prevailed 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4), 7-5 over the sixth-seeded Mischa Zverev of Germany in the other semifinal on Saturday.
Lopez, who upset the third-seeded Tomas Berdych on Friday, will play his first final of the season as he bids for his sixth career title.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Seeded players Steve Johnson of the United States and Mischa Zverev of Germany progressed to the second round of the Stuttgart Open on Monday.
Johnson, the No. 5, rallied to defeat German wild card Maximilian Marterer 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4, and Zverev, the No. 6, had little difficulty against Malek Jaziri, beating the Tunisian 6-3, 6-1 in under an hour.
GENEVA (AP) — Stan Wawrinka warmed up for the French Open by retaining his home Geneva Open title on Saturday, beating Mischa Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
The top-seeded Wawrinka clinched by breaking serve with a fierce forehand crosscourt pass to beat left-hander Zverev's advance to the net.
GENEVA (AP) — Unseeded Mischa Zverev beat Kei Nishikori 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to the Geneva Open final on Friday.
The second-seeded Nishikori saved two match points trailing 5-2 on his own serve, but the 33rd-ranked German quickly won his next service game and clinched with a backhand volley winner.
Zverev seeks his first singles title at age 29. The final on Saturday will be only the second of his career. The Russian-born left-hander was runner-up at Metz, France, in September 2010.
GENEVA (AP) — Kei Nishikori saved three straight match points in the deciding set before outlasting Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the Geneva Open quarterfinals on Thursday.
The second-seeded Nishikori was serving at 4-5, 0-40 before rallying to beat the 62nd-ranked South African, who fired 14 aces without allowing any by his opponent.
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.
MUNICH (AP) — Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber began his bid for a fourth BMW Open title with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Norwegian wild card Casper Ruud on Tuesday.
Kohlschreiber saved two of the three break points he faced from the 18-year-old Ruud to set up a second-round meeting with Horacio Zeballos of Argentina.
Zeballos beat Andreas Seppi of Italy 5-7, 6-2, 7-5. Zeballos had previously reached the semifinals in Barcelona, where his tournament run was brought to a halt by Rafael Nadal.
Top-seeded Dimitrov loses opening match in Morocco
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov lost his opening match at the Grand Prix Hassan II, bowing out against veteran Tommy Robredo 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 on Thursday.
The 34-year-old Robredo, now ranked 385th, saved seven of nine break points and converted all three chances he got to win on Dimitrov's serve.
Robredo will face Benoit Paire in his first tour-level quarterfinal match since he reached the semifinals at Shenzhen Open in 2015. Paire beat Radu Albot 6-2, 6-2.
Teen Zverev beats Gasquet to win Open Sud de France title
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Teen Alexander Zverev beat two-time defending champion Richard Gasquet 7-6 (4), 6-3 to win the Open Sud de France on Sunday and clinch his second career title.
The 19-year-old German's other title came last September when he beat three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka to win the St. Petersburg Open in Russia.
Brown beats top-seeded Cilic in Montpellier
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Dustin Brown hit eight aces and didn't face a break point as he upset top-seeded Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-4 at the Open Sud de France on Wednesday.
The 84th-ranked German broke his Croatian opponent once in each set to reach the quarterfinals at the indoor tournament. Brown, who sealed his win with an ace, will next face Frenchman Benoit Paire or fifth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain.
Davis Cup: Darcis wins as Belgium beats Germany for 1st time
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Steve Darcis defeated Alexander Zverev 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (8) to send Belgium into the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals with an unsurmountable 3-1 lead over Germany on Sunday.
With the tie already decided, Ruben Bemelmans beat Mischa Zverev 7-5, 6-1, giving Belgium a 4-1 upset victory — its first over Germany at the ninth attempt in the Davis Cup.
German brothers lose as Belgium leads 2-1 in Davis Cup
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ruben Bemelmans and Joris De Loore defeated German brothers Mischa Zverev and Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 to give Belgium a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup first-round match on Saturday.
The first brothers to play together for Germany in the competition saved 15 of the 18 break points they faced but were unable to prevent Bemelmans and De Loore winning in 3 hours, 13 minutes.
The Latest: Federer races into Australian Open semifinals
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday from the Australian Open (all times local):
Roger Federer has advanced to the Australian Open semifinals with a 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 win over Mischa Zverev, the player who upset top-seeded Andy Murray two nights earlier.
Quarterfinal time at the Australian Open: Federer vs Zverev
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It's the start of quarterfinals at the Australian Open on Tuesday, and none of the other three will likely be as compelling as the one between Roger Federer and Mischa Zverev.
Tough at the top: Murray, Kerber make 4th-round exits in Oz
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber had much in common heading into the first Grand Slam of the season as the No. 1 seeds.
They shared an unwanted link on Sunday, though, when both were upset in the fourth round of the Australian Open.
The Latest: Angelique Kerber out of the Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):
Defending champion Angelique Kerber has joined fellow top-ranked Andy Murray on the sidelines of the Australian Open, losing 6-2, 6-3 to American CoCo Vandeweghe in the last match on Rod Laver Arena on Sunday.
Zverev’s win over Murray caps dramatic career comeback
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Mischa Zverev still remembers one of his earliest losses to Andy Murray, when the two were rising juniors, just 17 years old, and playing in the semifinals of the 2004 U.S. Open boys' tournament.
Zverev tried playing a serve-and-volley game and lost. Murray went on to win the title.
Nishikori, Cilic advance to Swiss Indoors final
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Kei Nishikori saved a match point with a perfect topspin lob and fought back to beat Gilles Muller 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the Swiss Indoors semifinals on Saturday.
Fourth-seeded Marin Cilic also trailed by a set before winning 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 against qualifier Mischa Zverev of Germany.
The title match on Sunday is a repeat of the 2014 U.S. Open final which Cilic won in three straight sets.