MONACO (AP) — Denis Shapovalov's clay-court campaign got off to a poor start as he lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.
MONACO (AP) — As Novak Djokovic begins his preparations for a fourth straight Grand Slam title, he likes to imagine beating Rafael Nadal in the French Open final.
HOUSTON (AP) — No. 1 seed John Isner has withdrawn ahead of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship because of an injured foot.
Isner was hurt in the final of the Miami Open last week while...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Orange streamers rained down while Roger Federer held another championship trophy aloft, his familiar grin as wide as ever.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For an NFL stadium, it will be a different kind of Sunday showdown: Roger Federer against John Isner.
Both won Friday and advanced to the final of the Miami Open,...
Roger Federer shines on soggy day at the Miami Open
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ashleigh Barty waited six hours to get her spot in the Miami Open women's final. Denis Shapovalov needed to pull off yet another comeback to earn his berth into the...
PERTH, Australia (AP) — The Hopman Cup international mixed team event is making way for the new ATP Cup at the start of the 2020 tennis season in Australia.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer will face a hectic few days if he's going to win another Miami Open.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer knew he had things going his way at the Miami Open when he hit three shots off his frame during a wild 17-stroke exchange and still won the point because...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The new site for the Miami Open suddenly is missing a lot of star power.
Serena Williams withdrew Saturday, blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury. Less...
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal is expected to make his return from a knee injury at the Monte Carlo Masters, after being included in the official list of players on Thursday.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer has won one trophy so far in 2019, which puts him in a tie for the ATP lead — with 18 other players.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Victoria Azarenka won the first match on the stadium court at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.
Thiem edges Federer in 3 sets to win Indian Wells title
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer came out playing like his legendary self. Dominic Thiem needed a set to adjust to what he was seeing across the net.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Dominic Thiem outlasted Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Saturday to reach the BNP Paribas Open final after Roger Federer advanced when Rafael Nadal withdrew...
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — It's Federer vs. Nadal again, only this time it'll be in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open.
Roger Federer beat Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-4 and Rafael Nadal got...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Add a century of career titles to Roger Federer's staggering list of tennis achievements.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion became the second male player to...
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Roger Federer can win the 100th title of his career at the Dubai Championships on Saturday.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion will have to beat the rising...
Federer reaches semis in Dubai as he chases 100th title
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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from next month's BNP Paribas Open because of a knee injury.
Federer reaches Dubai quarterfinals; Nishikori eliminated
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Roger Federer maintained his perfect record against Fernando Verdasco to reach the Dubai Championships quarterfinals on Wednesday, while top-seeded Kei Nishikori...
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Top-seeded Tsitsipas beats Kukushkin to win Open 13 title
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas clinched his first title of the year and second of his career after beating 50th-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the Open 13 final...
Top-seeded Tsitsipas reaches Open 13 final, faces Kukushkin
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas remains on course for his first title of the year after beating David Goffin 7-6 (1), 6-2 on Saturday to reach the Open 13 final.
Federer to play Madrid Open after 2-year absence
MADRID (AP) — Roger Federer will play at the Madrid Open as part of his return to the clay court.
Organizers say the 20-time Grand Slam champion will participate in the tournament from May...
Weekend Sports In Brief
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has won his record seventh Australian Open championship and a third consecutive Grand Slam title by beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final.
The No. 1-ranked Djokovic raised his major trophy total to 15, behind only Roger Federer's 20 and Nadal's 17. Djokovic improved to 7-0 in finals at Melbourne Park with a remarkably dominant and mistake-free performance against Nadal.
Column: ‘Why not?’ Djokovic, coach eye Nadal, Federer totals
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic sounds like a man ready to embrace the chase.
Already at 15 Grand Slam titles, Djokovic is now only two majors behind Rafael Nadal's total of 17, and five shy of Roger Federer's men's record of 20.
So a day after winning the Australian Open for his third Slam trophy in a row, Djokovic was asked about whether he is pursuing them.
Australian Open Glance: Djokovic wins a record 7th title
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open:
Partly cloudy, high of 28 Celsius (82 Fahrenheit).
Men's singles final: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat No. 2 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
Men's doubles final: No. 5 Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat No. 12 John Peers and Henri Kontinen 6-4, 7-6 (1).
STAT OF THE DAY
7 — Djokovic's record for most Australian Open men's singles titles, surpassing the marks of Roger Federer and Roy Emerson.
The Latest: Djokovic beats Nadal for 7th Australian title
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):
Novak Djokovic has won his record seventh Australian Open championship and a third consecutive Grand Slam title by beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final at Rod Laver Arena.
The No. 1-ranked Djokovic raised his major trophy total to 15, behind only Roger Federer's 20 and Nadal's 17.
Indian Wells tennis to feature all top 75 men and women
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — The BNP Paribas Open will include all of the top 75 ranked men's and women's players in the world, including defending champions Juan Martin del Potro and Naomi Osaka.
The tournament runs March 4-17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the Southern California desert.
Del Potro skipped the Australian Open while recovering from a knee injury, but he is on the entry list for Indian Wells.
Nadal breaks, beats Tsitsipas for 5th Australian Open final
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal is certainly not treating tennis' next generation well at the Australian Open.
Add 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas to the list of youngsters Nadal has bullied on his way to his fifth final at Melbourne Park and 25th at all Grand Slam tournaments.
Vogue editor joins push to re-name Margaret Court Arena
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Vogue editor Anna Wintour has added her voice to those calling for the renaming of Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open because of the tennis great's outspoken condemnation of same-sex marriage.
Wintour is an avid tennis fan who has been at Melbourne Park this week and spent time in the stadium player boxes of Serena Williams and Roger Federer She used a speech at an Australian Open function on Thursday to raise the issue.
Column: Don’t write off Serena or Federer just yet
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tempting as it might be, don't write off Serena Williams or Roger Federer just yet.
Tsitsipas reaches 1st Slam semi, plugs YouTube; Collins wins
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A post-millennial through and through, Stefanos Tsitsipas sounded as excited about doubling his YouTube channel's followers to more than 30,000 within a few hours — "Oh, my God. Really?!" — as he was about becoming the youngest Grand Slam semifinalist since 2007.
Ah, to be 20, emerging as possibly the Next Big Thing in tennis and getting the opportunity to promote your travel vlogs.
Federer, 37, shocked by Tsitsipas, 20, at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Even as his uninterrupted dominance of yore dissipated, even as he took the occasional break, Roger Federer always mattered more often than not in the closing days of Grand Slam tournaments.
Until lately, that is.
Until, at age 37, he was outplayed in the Australian Open's fourth round by a much younger man, 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, during a 6-7 (11), 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (5) surprise that ended Federer's bid for a third consecutive championship at Melbourne Park.
Federer, 37, shocked by Tsitsipas, 20, at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer's bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title ended in a surprising 6-7 (11), 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (5) loss to 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, the first player from Greece to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal.
The key stat Sunday night: Federer failed to convert any of the 12 break points he earned. Tsitsipas went 1 for 3 in that category, getting his only break in the last game of the third set.
Two-time defending champion Roger Federer loses to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Australian Open’s 4th round
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time defending champion Roger Federer loses to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Australian Open's 4th round.
Roger Who? Federer can’t get past Australian Open security
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maybe Roger Federer isn't as famous as we thought.
Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he's try to go at the Australian Open.
Rules are rules, after all.
So what if Federer is a six-time champion at Melbourne Park ... the owner of 20 Grand Slam titles in all ... a man who's spent more weeks ranked No. 1 than any other ... and one of the most recognizable athletes on the planet?
‘Old guys’ vs youngsters 3 days in a row at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So far the older guys are holding court against the new generation at the Australian Open.
On Saturday, 31-year-old Novak Djokovic beat 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.
A day earlier, it was 32-year-old Rafael Nadal defeating 19-year-old Alex de Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
Europeans unravel massive tennis match-fixing ring
PARIS (AP) — The crooked tennis players knew him as "Maestro." To European investigators, the Armenian based in Belgium is emerging as the suspected ringleader of an organized gambling syndicate suspected of fixing hundreds of matches and paying off more than 100 players from around Europe.