MADRID (AP) — Spain tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut has withdrawn from the Davis Cup Finals because his father is ill.
Bautista Agut left the team on Thursday, a day after defeating...
SHANGHAI (AP) — Novak Djokovic opened his title defense at the Shanghai Masters by beating Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the third round.
ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Alex de Minaur beat France's Adrian Mannarino 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the final of the Zhuhai Championships on Sunday to claim his third title of the year.
ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Seventh-seeded Alex de Minaur beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-2 to reach the final of the Zhuhai Championships on Saturday.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Top-seeded Benoit Paire and third-seeded Hubert Hurkacz advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final Friday night.
Paire rallied to beat Steve Johnson 1-6, 6-0, 6-0...
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili saved two match points to beat second-seeded Alexander Zverev on Saturday and reach the final of the Hamburg European...
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem was upset by Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open, losing 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) on Friday.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Second-seeded Alexander Zverev pleased his home crowd by beating Federico Delbonis on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One contentious point, after five hours and five sets, had Pablo Carreno Busta screaming at the umpire and gave Kei Nishikori the shift in momentum he needed to clinch his place in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
After being two points from victory, Carreno Busta lost five straight, including that one in the last tiebreaker where he berated the chair umpire for not ruling a replay, allowing Nishikori to advance 6-7 (8), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (8).
LILLE, France (AP) — Benoit Paire overcame nerves to win on his Davis Cup debut and Lucas Pouille won a five-set battle as the pair gave defending champion France a 2-0 lead over Spain in the semifinals on Friday.
Paire beat Pablo Carreno Busta 7-5, 6-1, 6-0 on the indoor hard court at Stade Pierre Mauroy before France's No. 1 player Pouille defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
LILLE, France (AP) — Benoit Paire will debut for France in the Davis Cup semifinals on Friday, two years after being sent home from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Paire was picked instead of Richard Gasquet, and will play the opening singles for the defending champions against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain on an indoor hard court in the northern city of Lille.
Lucas Pouille, who won the decisive fifth match in the 2017 final, will then play Roberto Bautista Agut.
PARIS (AP) — Benoit Paire received his first Davis Cup call-up on Tuesday and will be part of the France team that takes on Spain in the semifinals.
In the absence of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils, who are out injured, the 56th-ranked Paire was selected by France captain Yannick Noah.
Noah said he received guarantees from the quick-tempered Paire, a talented player known for smashing his rackets, that he was "motivated" and committed to the team.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Eighth-seeded Steve Johnson advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final Friday night, beating second-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-3, 6-4.
The 28-year-old Johnson will face Daniil Medvedev of Russia, a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Japan's Taro Daniel in the first semifinal in the U.S. Open tuneup event at Wake Forest Tennis Center.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal has added to his clay-court dominance by reaching yet another milestone on the surface.
Nadal defeated David Goffin 6-4, 6-0 for his 400th career win on clay on Saturday, reaching the Barcelona Open final for the 11th time.
The top-ranked Spaniard will face 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, the first Greek player to make it to an ATP Tour final in 45 years. He defeated fifth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 7-5, 6-3.
MARBELLA, Spain (AP) — Spain led Britain 2-1 in the Davis Cup World Group after Pablo Carreno-Busta and Feliciano Lopez beat Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in doubles on Saturday.
The Spanish pair forced 35 errors to win the match in just under 2 1/2 hours on the outdoor clay at Club de Tenis Puente Romano.
The teams, missing respective stars Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, split Friday's singles.
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.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Borna Coric beat second-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (8) in the first of a series of upsets at the Qatar Open on Tuesday.
The 48th-ranked Coric saved three match points in the third set tiebreaker before taking advantage of his lone match point when Carreno Busta netted a forehand to secure his place in the second round.
Coric successfully broke Carreno Busta's serve when the Spaniard was serving for the match at 5-4 and 6-5 in the third set.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Open runner-up Kevin Anderson extended his dominance over Pablo Carreno Busta with a straight-sets win over the Spaniard on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates exhibitions also featuring Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic.
No. 14-ranked Anderson beat No. 10 Carreno Busta 6-3, 7-6 (2) to set up a semifinal with No. 5 Dominic Thiem of Austria.
PARIS (AP) — Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem needed four match points to beat lucky loser Peter Gojowczyk of Germany 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Tuesday.
Having missed three chances to close out the match on his own serve, the Austrian finally won at close to midnight when Gojowczyk — serving to stay in the match — whipped a forehand that sailed just long.
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.
MOSCOW (AP) — Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta was knocked out of the Kremlin Cup in the second round by Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday.
The Russian broke 11th-ranked Carreno Busta twice in each set.
Medvedev's win sets up a quarterfinal against Bosnian qualifier Mirza Basic.
METZ, France (AP) — Sixth-seeded Richard Gasquet lost 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Denis Istomin in the first round of the Moselle Open on Tuesday, while top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta withdrew from the tournament with an injury to his left hand.
Organizers said the 10th-ranked Spaniard, who made it to the semifinals at the U.S. Open and was due to play his opening match in Metz on Thursday, had been replaced in the draw by Frenchman Kenny De Schepper.
NEW YORK (AP) — If Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer had managed to meet in the U.S. Open semifinals, it would have felt as if the trophy were at stake right then and there.
As it is, the No. 1-seeded Nadal's matchup in the final four Friday against 24th-seeded Juan Martin del Potro will carry that same weight.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local):
There will be no U.S. Open matchup between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal this year.
Federer's 18-match Grand Slam winning streak ended with a 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 quarterfinal loss to Juan Martin del Potro.
The result prevented Federer and Nadal from meeting in the semifinals, which would have been their first head-to-head showdown at Flushing Meadows.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local):
Kevin Anderson moved into his first Grand Slam semifinal at age 31, emerging from a back-and-forth showdown between big servers to beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-3, 7-6 (7) at the U.S. Open.
The 28th-seeded Anderson, a South African, is appearing in his 34th major tournament.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut beat Damir Dzumhur 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday in the Winston-Salem Open for his second ATP World Tour title of the year and the sixth overall.
Bautista Agut, the Spaniard ranked No. 15 in the world, became the first player in the seven-year history of the tournament to not lose a set in any of his six matches. He won a year after losing the final to countryman Pablo Carreno Busta.
PARIS (AP) — For six match points — count 'em, six! — Pablo Carreno Busta was oh so close to the biggest victory of his tennis career, an upset of No. 5-seeded Milos Raonic.
So close to reaching his first Grand Slam quarterfinal. So close to setting up the ultimate test at the French Open, a match against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.
ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) — Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain defeated Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-2, 7-6 (5) Sunday to win the Estoril Open.
Carreno Busta, who lost last year's final to fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, dominated the decisive points in the tiebreaker to win his third career title.
It was the second final this year for the 21st-ranked Carreno Busta, who lost the Rio de Janeiro title to Dominic Thiem. His other two titles were won last year in Moscow and Winston-Salem.
ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) — Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta defeated defending champion Nicolas Almagro 6-2, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Estoril Open on Friday.
The 21st-ranked Carreno Busta converted all his break points — two in each set — and saved five of the six break points that fellow Spaniard Almagro had in the decisive set.
Carreno Busta next faces another Spaniard, David Ferrer, who defeated Ryan Harrison of the United States, 6-4, 6-0, for his 698th career win.
ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) — Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta defeated fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo 7-6 (5), 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Estoril Open on Wednesday.
Carreno Busta saved seven break points and converted four of his five break opportunities to win the match in just under two hours.
The 21st-ranked Carreno Busta will play the quarterfinal against Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, who defeated Portugal's Gastao Elias 6-1, 6-2.
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.
MONACO (AP) — Andy Murray blew a 4-0 lead in the deciding set and lost to Albert Ramos-Vinolas 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.
Former French Open and Monte Carlo champion Stan Wawrinka followed Murray out after losing to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-4, 6-4.
MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) — Tomas Berdych needed two hours and three sets to overcome strong resistance from Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov and reach the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.
Berdych, a runner-up at the Country Club two years ago, converted only two of his 11 break points and rallied Kuznetsov 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Berdych made the decisive break in the third game of the decider with a backhand winner down the line.