LONDON (AP) — Nick Kyrgios swore at officials and accused them of "rigging" his first-round match at the Queen's Club grass-court tournament in his latest outburst.
PARIS (AP) — Thirty years after Michael Chang hit the most famous underarm serve in history at the French Open, that little bit of strategy — frowned upon by some — is making its way back into...
PARIS (AP) — After a tantrum in Italy last week, the 36th-ranked Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the French Open on Friday.
The ATP said the Australian player cited illness as the...
ROME (AP) — Nick Kyrgios' latest outburst of unruly behavior has other players split on whether the temperamental Australian should be handed a long-term ban.
ROME (AP) — Nick Kyrgios took full advantage of his crafty game to eliminate Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the first round of the Italian Open on Tuesday.
Nick Kyrgios, Wang Yafan win Mexico Open titles
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Nick Kyrgios won the Mexico Open on Saturday night for his fifth ATP Tour title, beating second-seeded Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-4 in the hardcourt event at The Princess...
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.
De Minaur in Australia’s Davis Cup team; Tomic, Kyrgios out
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Alex de Minaur is in. Nick Kyrgios is out. Bernard Tomic was not even a consideration.
There were no surprises in the team Lleyton Hewitt picked for Australia's Davis Cup match against Bosnia and Herzegovina next month.
The squad was published in a news release Tuesday after the last of the local players in the men's and women's singles draws were ousted from the Australian Open.
Tomic beats Kyrgios in all-Australian temperamental match-up
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bernard Tomic has beaten Nick Kyrgios in the first career match between two of Australia's most temperamental tennis players.
At the Kooyong Classic exhibition event, Tomic sealed the match with a trick serve between his legs, something that Kyrgios is more noted for doing during a match. The move left Kyrgios laughing and shaking his head.
Konta beats Mertens at Kremlin Cup
MOSCOW (AP) — Johanna Konta of Britain upset seventh-seeded Belgian Elise Mertens in the first round of the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday.
Making up a 30-place rankings gap to the 14th-ranked Mertens, Konta took full advantage of Mertens' wayward serving to win 6-3, 7-5.
4 Americans pull off upsets at Shanghai Masters
SHANGHAI (AP) — Four American players pulled off upsets at the Shanghai Masters on Monday. A fifth wasn't so lucky.
Sam Querrey, Mackenzie McDonald, Bradley Klahn and Taylor Fritz all posted wins in the first round of the tournament, while Frances Tiafoe lost his match.
Perhaps the most surprising win came from the 81st-ranked McDonald, who defeated 14th-seeded Milos Raonic 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.
Anderson advances at Japan Open with win over Edben
TOKYO (AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson advanced to the second round of the Japan Open by beating Matthew Ebden 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-2 on Wednesday.
Anderson hit 22 aces and saved five of six break points. He will next face Frances Tiafore.
Also, third-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Benoit Paire. Nishikori will face either Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alex de Minaur in the next round.
Federer, Zverev lead Team Europe to Laver Cup victory
CHICAGO (AP) — Alexander Zverev beat Kevin Anderson on Sunday night to give Team Europe a victory in the second Laver Cup.
Zverev won the final five points to defeat Anderson 6-7, 7-5, (10-7). His victory helped Team Europe beat Team World 13-8.
"Obviously it was an amazing feeling," Zverev said. "So special to clinch it for us guys and Europe. It's great how it ended."
Anderson, who lost in the Wimbledon finals this year, said Sunday night's setback affected more than just him.
US Open umpire who spoke to Kyrgios gets 2-tournament ban
The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match was suspended for two tournaments by the ATP.
Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events — the China Open in Beijing, which starts on Oct. 1, and the Shanghai Masters the following week, the men's tour said in a statement Tuesday.
Thiem, Novak win to give Austria 2-0 lead over Australia
GRAZ, Austria (AP) — Dennis Novak upset Alex de Minaur 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 to give Austria a 2-0 lead over Australia in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Friday.
In front of a crowd of 6,000, the 133rd-ranked Austrian broke De Minaur's serve nine times and closed out the win on his second match point.
Playing on his beloved clay, Dominic Thiem gave Austria an early lead as he routed Jordan Thompson 6-1, 6-3, 6-0.
Federer’s ‘unreal’ shot at US Open; 10 of top 13 women out
NEW YORK (AP) — The most pivotal part of Roger Federer's U.S. Open victory over Nick Kyrgios, both men agreed, came all of 17 minutes in, when the 20-time major champion was serving at 3-all, love-40 and got out of the jam.
US Open glance: Federer, Djokovic among champions in action
NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open:
US Open to AP: Umpire at Kyrgios match will keep working
NEW YORK (AP) — The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a second-round match will continue to officiate during the U.S. Open.
A "comprehensive review conducted by a number of tournament officials" determined that chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani's mid-match chat with Kyrgios went "beyond our protocol," U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier told The Associated Press on Friday.
US Open umpire’s Kyrgios visit scrutinized; Wozniacki loses
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Kyrgios was losing big at the U.S. Open on Thursday, and barely even trying. Didn't move while so-so serves flew by for aces. Casually put groundstrokes into the net. Double-faulted without caring.
US Open glance: A man named Tennys takes on Djokovic in Ashe
A quick look at the U.S. Open:
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.
ATLANTA (AP) — John Isner won the BB&T Atlanta Open for the fifth time in six years Sunday, beating fellow American Ryan Harrison in the final for the second straight year.
The top-seeded Isner beat the eighth-seeded Harrison 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 at Atlantic Station to join Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras as the only Americans to win an ATP Tour event five times or more.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Kei Nishikori equaled his best Wimbledon performance as he advanced to the fourth round by beating Nick Kyrgios 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-4.
The 24th-seeded Nishikori of Japan won the first set in just 16 minutes, before seeing off an improved performance from his Australian opponent for the remainder of the match.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
The third-round match between 13th-seeded Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, and 171st-ranked qualifier Dennis Novak has been suspended because of fading light.
Play was halted with Raonic ahead 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-5. Novak will be serving when they resume Saturday.
It is the only singles match scheduled for Friday that did not finish.
LONDON (AP) — Nick Kyrgios is almost always worth paying attention to.
Whether he's slamming 42 aces, hitting the ball at up to 136 mph and saving all five break points faced, as the 15th-seeded Australian did during a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in Wimbledon's first round on Tuesday.
Or accidentally hitting a ball girl with one serve, causing her to cry and leave the court, as also happened at the All England Club.
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.
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — After his first win in nearly a year, Andy Murray wasn't ready to commit to playing at Wimbledon next week.
Murray beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 at the Eastbourne International on Monday in the second match of his comeback from long-term hip problems.
Murray returned last week at the Queen's Club and lost to Nick Kyrgios in the first round.
He said if he believes his body can handle Grand Slam best-of-five-set matches, then he'll play at Wimbledon, where he's won twice.
Djokovic to face Cilic in Queen’s Club final
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic advanced to his first ATP tour final in almost a year by defeating Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (5), 6-4 at Queen's Club on Saturday.
The 12-time Grand Slam champion's last final — and title — also came on a British grass court, when he defeated Gael Monfils in Eastbourne last July.
Djokovic will face Marin Cilic in Sunday's final after the top-seeded Croat defeated Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4).
Murray to continue comeback at Eastbourne
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray will continue his comeback next week after asking for a wildcard into the pre-Wimbledon Eastbourne International event.
The three-time Grand Slam champion returned after nearly a year out with hip problems when he played at the Queen's Club in London on Tuesday, losing to Australia's Nick Kyrgios.
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.
Murray back from injury, loses to Kyrgios in 3 sets
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray won the first set on his return from injury after almost a year away from competitive tennis before Australian Nick Kyrgios rallied to win 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 in the first round at Queen's Club on Tuesday.
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray is excited to be returning at the pre-Wimbledon Queen's Club event this week after the former top-ranked player in the world experienced the "lowest point" of his career during an 11-month absence from tennis.
The 31-year-old Briton, who has been out of action with a hip injury since losing in the 2017 Wimbledon quarter-finals, has been drawn to meet Australia's Nick Kyrgios in the first round at Queen's.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Nick Kyrgios 6-7 (2), 6-2, 7-6 (5) to book his place in the Stuttgart Open final and reclaim the No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal on Saturday.
The Swiss great will play Milos Raonic as he bids for his 18th grass-court title.
Raonic earlier hit 19 aces and saved the only break point he faced as he defeated defending champion Lucas Pouille 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the other semifinal.
Federer was pushed all the way by the fourth-seeded Kyrgios, who had 23 aces.
Andy Murray to make long-awaited return at Queen’s
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has confirmed he will make his return to competitive tennis at the Queen's Club tournament next week after almost a year out injured and faces Nick Kyrgios in his opening match.
The three-time major winner has not played since last year's Wimbledon due to a hip injury and subsequent surgery.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Guido Pella 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the Stuttgart Open semifinals.
Federer was too good for his opponent even though the 75th-ranked Argentine produced one of his best matches on grass.
With the Swiss great serving for the match, Pella forced two break points for some late drama. But Federer answered with four points in a row to set up a meeting with Nick Kyrgios.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Tomas Berdych beat Benoit Paire 7-6 (3), 6-4 to end his five-match losing streak and reach the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open on Thursday.
The third-seeded Czech dropped just six first-serve points and saved the only break he faced.
Berdych next faces Milos Raonic, who beat Marton Fucsovics 6-2, 6-4. The seventh-seeded Canadian is going for his first title on grass.
SYDNEY (AP) — Tennis Australia said Friday that Alex de Minaur has been given Australia's reciprocal wild card into the French Open starting on May 27.
De Minaur, 19, has improved his ATP ranking by almost half in 2018 to move to No. 106, nearly qualifying him for the main draw.
In January, he advanced to the semifinals of the Brisbane International and the Sydney International final before losing in the first round of the Australian Open to Tomas Berdych.
Federer hopes the Laver Cup will be a hit on US soil
CHICAGO (AP) — The Laver Cup was a hit last year, and now Roger Federer is hoping it proves popular on U.S. soil.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion made his first-ever visit to Chicago on Monday to promote the second Laver Cup, a team competition that debuted last year in Prague.
Kyrgios withdraws from Delray Beach with elbow injury
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Delray Beach Open beginning Monday because of a right elbow injury.
Kyrgios was hurt in Australia's Davis Cup loss to Germany two weeks ago, and he withdrew from the ATP event in Rotterdam last week. He had been training in Delray Beach the past few days.
"I was working hard to be able to be fit and healthy, but my elbow needs more time," he said. "I'll continue to keep trying to get it right."
Davis Cup World Group: Germany beats Australia 3-1
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Alexander Zverev has beaten Australia's Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the first reverse singles Sunday to advance Germany to the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals.
Germany went into Sunday's play leading 2-1 after a doubles win Saturday. A fifth best-of-three singles match was to be played later Sunday.
The fifth-ranked Zverev says: "It's an amazing feeling, hopefully this is just the beginning for us."
Davis Cup World Group: Germany 2, Australia 1 after doubles
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Tim Puetz and late call-up Jan-Lennard Struff gave Germany a 2-1 lead over Australia in their first-round Davis Cup World Group match, beating Matt Ebden and John Peers 6-4, 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-4 in doubles on Saturday.
Puetz and Struff broke the Australians' service in the seventh game of the fifth set, then saved two break points of their own in the eighth before Puetz served out the match to love two games later.
Davis Cup World Group: Australia, Germany level at 1-1
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios leveled Australia's World Group first-round match against Germany on Friday with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Jan-Lennard Struff.
Two aces and a winner gave Kyrgios, Australia's No. 1 player, the win over Struff in 1 hour, 37 minutes.
Earlier, Alexander Zverev clinched the final two points of the match with service winners to give him a 7-5, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Alex de Minaur on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena.
Davis Cup: Kyrgios plays Struff 1st day, Australia-Germany
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia No. 1 Nick Kyrgios will play Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff on the opening day of singles in the Davis Cup World Group's first round beginning Friday.
The draw held Thursday has Germany's top player, Alexander Zverev, playing Alex de Minaur in the opening match on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena.