Murray loses to De Minaur in 2nd round in Zhuhai
ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Andy Murray's singles comeback hit another roadblock as he lost 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 to Alex de Minaur of Australia in the second round of the Zhuhai Championships on...
Murray wins 1st tour-level match since January
ZHUHAI, China (AP) — Andy Murray won his first tour-level match since January on Tuesday, beating American opponent Tennys Sandgren 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-1 in the Zhuhai Championships.
Garin upsets 7th-seeded Edmund in Chengdu Open
CHENGDU, China (AP) — Christian Garin of Chile defeated seventh-seeded Kyle Edmund 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Chengdu Open on Monday.
Garin broke Edmund's serve four times on his way...
Murray makes it to 3rd round in Challenger event in Spain
MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Andy Murray defeated Norbert Gombos of Slovakia 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of a second-tier Challenger Tour tournament hosted by Rafael Nadal's tennis academy on...
Murray cruises to victory in Challenger Tour event in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Imran Sibille in the first round of a second-tier Challenger Tour tournament hosted by Rafael Nadal's tennis academy on...
Andy Murray to play in Challenger Tour event in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray will play in a second-tier Challenger Tour tournament hosted by Rafael Nadal's tennis academy.
The tournament says Murray has accepted an invitation to...
Querrey’s reward for Wimbledon quarterfinal? Facing Nadal
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Sam Querrey is in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the third time in four years. His reward as he seeks to reach his first Grand Slam final? A matchup against 18-time...
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon:
LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY
There is no play on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon. Play will resume Monday with all men's and women's...
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Already on Grand Slam probation, top-10 player Fabio Fognini could be in more trouble after saying during his third-round match at Wimbledon on Saturday that he wanted a...
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Tommy Paul earned his first berth in the main draw at the French Open by winning the U.S. Tennis Association's wild-card challenge.
HOUSTON (AP) — Janko Tipsarevic defeated last year's finalist Tennys Sandgren in the first round of the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Tuesday.
Lorenzi beats Sandgren in 1st round of New York Open
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Paolo Lorenzi of Italy outlasted eighth-seeded American Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the New York Open.
Sandgren was playing for the first time since the Australian Open. He has lost both matches since winning the ASB Classic in January for his first ATP title.
Also, Australian Bernard Tomic beat Lukas Lacko of Slovakia, 6-4, 6-2. He will next face top-seeded John Isner of the U.S.
American Sofia Kenin wins first WTA title at Hobart
HOBART, Australia (AP) — American Sofia Kenin won her first WTA title at the Hobart International on Saturday after beating Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-4, 6-0.
Playing her first top-level singles final, the 20-year-old Kenin took the first set with a break before running away with the match in 71 minutes.
Kenin, ranked 56th, didn't drop a set for the tournament and beat top-seeded Caroline Garcia and former Hobart champion Alize Cornet in her run to the title.
Tennys Sandgren wins 1st singles title at ASB Classic
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — American Tennys Sandgren won his first ATP Tour singles title Saturday, beating Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the ASB Classic.
The 27-year-old Sandgren, ranked 63rd, was playing in his second tour final after being beaten by compatriot Steve Johnson at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in April.
Sandgren, Norrie to meet in Auckland final
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Tennys Sandgren is heading to the Australian Open in career-best form after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-2 to reach the ASB Classic final on Friday.
Sandgren beat former champion Kohlschreiber to play in his second ATP Tour final, after the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships last April.
In Saturday's final he will face British wild card Cameron Norrie who reached his first ATP final by defeating Jan-Lennard Struff 7-5. 4-6, 6-3.
Kohlschreiber, Sandgren, Norrie, Struff reach Auckland semis
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated second-seeded Fabio Fognini again 6-3, 6-1 to reach the ASB Classic semifinals on Thursday.
Unseeded Kohlschreiber, who won the tournament in 2008, will have to go through Tennys Sandgren to reach another final in Auckland on his 12th visit.
The other semifinal will feature New Zealand-born Englishman Cameron Norrie, a wild card, against Jan-Lennard Struff. Norrie or Struff will reach his first ATP final.
Top-seeded Isner beaten in 2nd round of ASB Classic
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner was eliminated in the second round of the ATP Tour's ASB Classic on Wednesday, losing 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) to fellow American Taylor Fritz.
On a good day for young Americans, Tennys Sandgren of the United States beat third-seeded Marco Checchinato of Italy 6-3, 6-3.
Dimitrov, Raonic win 1st round matches at Brisbane
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov and Canada's Milos Roanic ensured no slip ups in their final outing of 2018 by having straight-set victories in their respective first round matches at the Brisbane International on Monday.
Isner needs final-set tiebreaker to reach Stockholm semis
STOCKHOLM (AP) — On the day Wimbledon introduced final-set tiebreakers, the player behind the two longest ever matches at the All England Club needed yet another one to advance to the semifinals of the Stockholm Open.
Big-serving John Isner won his second all-American matchup of the week in the Swedish capital, beating Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (8), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) in the last of the quarterfinals on Friday. All six sets played by the top-seeded Isner at the tournament have gone to tie-breakers.
Sandgren upsets fifth-seeded Pouille in Stockholm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — American Tennys Sandgren upset fifth-seeded Lucas Pouille of France 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Stockholm Open.
Sandgren hit 14 aces and won 90 percent of points on his first serve, breaking once in each set to wrap up the win in 1 hour, 16 minutes.
No. 8 Fernando Verdasco of Spain and Ernests Gulbis of Latvia also advanced. Verdasco beat Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-4, 6-2, while Gulbis ousted Swedish wild-card entry Mikael Ymer 6-4, 6-3.
Djokovic wins battle with his ‘other me’ to beat Sandgren
NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic had become rattled by Tennys Sandgren and a boisterous Arthur Ashe Stadium that knocked him off his game.
But his most troublesome antagonist at the U.S. Open came from within.
"The other me," Djokovic said with a smile, "that my first me doesn't like."
US Open glance: A man named Tennys takes on Djokovic in Ashe
A quick look at the U.S. Open:
Wawrinka still struggling following knee surgery
ROME (AP) — Stan Wawrinka is still struggling to regain his form following surgery on his left knee.
Playing his first match since February, the three-time Grand Slam champion lost to 55th-ranked Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4 Sunday in the first round of the Italian Open.
Wawrinka committed 30 unforced errors to his American opponent's 17, was broken once in each set and failed to take advantage of his only two break opportunities.
Steve Johnson wins US Men’s Clay Court _ again
HOUSTON (AP) — Steve Johnson shrugged off numerous missed opportunities to beat first-time ATP Tour finalist Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-4 on Sunday to become the first player to successfully defend the U.S. Men's Clay Court title in 16 years.
U.S. MEN’s CLAY COURTS Johnson advances to face Sandgren in final
Steve Johnson has been there and done that — right here a year ago in fact. He has already jumped in the River Oaks Country Club pool, a longstanding tradition for men who win tennis tournaments on the grounds. But familiarity does not breed contempt. Oh no. He wants an encore dunking, which this time around would aptly kick off a week of both reflection and celebration.
Johnson, Sandgren set up all-American final
HOUSTON (AP) — Defending champion Steve Johnson wore down Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-2 on Saturday, breaking his 20-year-old countryman twice in the third set after letting two match points slip away in the second in the U.S. Men's Clay Court semifinals.
Johnson will play Tennys Sandgren, another American who advanced to his first ATP World Tour final by neutralizing Ivo Karlovic's huge serve in a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) victory.
Tennys Sandgren blasts media in final shot at Aussie Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After losing in the Australian Open quarterfinals on Wednesday, Tennys Sandgren saved his final shot of the tournament for the media.
Sandgren opened his news conference following a 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 loss to Hyeon Chung by reading a prepared statement directed at the media that has scrutinized his Twitter feed during his unexpected run at Melbourne Park.
Tennys Sandgren defends tweets again at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open quarterfinalist Tennys Sandgren said in an interview on Tuesday that he deleted several years of tweets to "move forward" and create a "version of a cleaner start" after he was questioned about his connections with right-wing activists on social media.
Chung’s upset over Djokovic raises tennis profile at home
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It took something unique to make tennis the center of sports attention in South Korea, where the Winter Olympics are only weeks away from opening.
Hyeon Chung's win over six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic did the trick. The headlines ran "Sensation" after Chung became the first Korean to reach the quarterfinals of a major.
Time for Tennys: American Sandgren into Aussie Open quarters
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The last American man standing at the Australian Open is through to the quarterfinals.
Tennys Sandgren, who had never won a Grand Slam match or beaten a top 10 player before the Australian Open started, upset No. 5-seeded Dominic Thiem on Monday to top his second-round victory over 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka.
Tennys Sandgren’s game, and name, on the rise in Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennys Sandgren has heard all the jokes about his name. It's reached the point where he doesn't even use it anymore when ordering a coffee.
"I say 'David' or something like that. I don't want to deal with the whole name thing ... especially first thing in the morning," Sandgren said.
US aims to groom tennis champs at national campus in Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Drive past the strip malls with their fast-food chains, past the fast-rising McMansions, past the palm trees lined up just so along green, green grass about 25 miles east of Walt Disney World, and eventually a sign arises, announcing in capital letters, "USTA National Campus, the home of American tennis."
Welcome to the 65-acre, 100-court complex that opened a year ago and represents so much to so many folks invested in the sport in the United States.
Withdrawals weaken main draw at ASB Classic
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — American Steve Johnson struggled past Liam Caruana 7-5, 7-6 (4) to reach the second round of the ATP Tour's ASB Classic on Tuesday as the tournament's main draw was decimated by withdrawals.
Caruana, who was making his debut in the main draw of an ATP tournament, was one of four lucky losers promoted into the first round to replace players forced to withdraw because of injuries or fatigue.
Qualifier Ojeda Lara beats Vesely in straight sets
PUNE, India (AP) — Spanish qualifier Ricardo Ojeda Lara upset sixth-seeded Jiri Vesely 6-3, 7-6 (5) Monday in the first round of the Maharashtra Open.
It was Ojeda Lara's first win over a player ranked in the top 100.
Pablo Andujar, playing his first tour-level match since 2016 due to an elbow injury, made an early exit when Nicolas Jarry beat the Spaniard 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5.
US Open Tennys: Sandgren in, Nishioka out of tournament
NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for U.S. Open Tennys.
American Tennys Sandgren was moved into the main draw for the Grand Slam tournament when Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka withdrew to continue his recovery from a knee injury.
The U.S. Tennis Association made the announcement Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for U.S. Open Tennys.
American Tennys Sandgren was moved into the main draw for the tournament when Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka withdrew to continue his recovery from a knee injury.
The U.S. Tennis Association made the announcement Monday.
NEWPORT, Rhode Island (AP) — Sam Groth saved a match point before beating American qualifier Austin Krajicek 6-7 (3), 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Tuesday and setting up what should be a big-serving duel against top-seeded John Isner, a two-time champion at the Hall of Fame tournament.
Groth had 23 aces and 13 double faults in his tournament opener, while Isner had a bye into the second round.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Konstantin Kravchuk and Frank Dancevic each upset a ranked opponent on Tuesday in the first round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
Kravchuk beat No. 5 seed Victor Estrella Burgos 6-4, 6-4 and Dancevic eliminated No. 7 Tennys Sandgren 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Denis Kudla beat fellow American Mitchell Krueger 6-4, 5-7, 6-0 in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Monday.
Kudla advances to play defending champion Ivo Karlovic, who is seeking his fourth straight finals appearance on Newport's grass courts.
Tobias Kamke won the final three games of the second set to knock out Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-3. Kamke will play No. 3 seed Adrian Mannarino.
Tennys, anyone? For an American in Paris, plenty in a name
PARIS (AP) — What's in a name? For Tennys Sandgren, a sport and a career. And as of Sunday, the man called Tennys can say he's played at tennis's highest level.
Sandgren, a 25-year-old from Tennessee, made his debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, losing in the first round of the French Open 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan.
Sandgren's parents gave him his great-grandfather's first name.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Tennys Sandgren has earned his first berth in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament by winning the U.S. Tennis Association's wild-card challenge for the French Open.
The USTA announced his spot in the field at Roland Garros on Monday.