Herbert upsets 2nd-seeded Tsitsipas at Shenzhen Open
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Pierre-Hugues Herbert advanced to the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open by beating second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday.
The Frenchman won 79 percent of the points on his first serve and 55 percent on his second.
Also, Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka upset sixth-seeded Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-5, and Albert Ramos-Vinolas beat Viktor Troicki 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (3).
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Denis Istomin upset two-time finalist Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) in the first round of the Stuttgart Open on Tuesday.
Kohlschreiber failed to create any break points and was forced to fend off six from the 100th-ranked Istomin. The Uzbek won in 1 hour, 41 minutes and next faces another German, Florian Mayer.
US takes 2-0 lead over Serbia in 1st round of Davis Cup
Sam Querrey fought from a set down to defeat Laslo Djere and John Isner won a fifth-set tiebreaker over Dusan LaJovic to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Serbia in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group on Friday.
Querrey had 20 aces in a 6-7 (4), 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 win in the opening singles, and Isner followed with 24 aces in his 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4) victory.
Sock not on US Davis Cup roster to face no-Djokovic Serbia
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Querrey, John Isner, Ryan Harrison and Steve Johnson are on the U.S. Davis Cup roster that will play at Serbia — minus Novak Djokovic — in the first round next month.
The highest-ranked American man, No. 9 Jack Sock, was not included in captain Jim Courier's team, which was announced Tuesday.
Sock, No. 16 Isner and No. 48 Steve Johnson lost in the first round at the Australian Open. No. 13 Querrey got beaten in the second round and No. 45 Harrison the third.
Del Potro has wrist placed in splint after fall in Shanghai
SHANGHAI (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro's bruised left wrist was placed in a splint after a nasty fall while winning his quarterfinal at the Shanghai Masters on Friday.
Del Potro is due to play Roger Federer in the semifinals on Saturday. The other semifinal features top-ranked Rafael Nadal against Marin Cilic.
Raonic wins first match back from injury; calls for a review
TOKYO (AP) — After returning to the ATP Tour in style by beating Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4 at the Japan Open on Tuesday, Milos Raonic called for a review of the tennis circuit.
It was Raonic's first match following a seven-week absence after left-wrist surgery. The big-serving Canadian has withdrawn from five events this year, and conceded walkovers at two others.
Pouille to open for France in Davis Cup semifinals
LILLE, France (AP) — Lucas Pouille and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will lead nine-time champion France in the opening singles against Serbia in the Davis Cup semifinals.
In the absence of Novak Djokovic, Pouille will take on 80th-ranked Dusan Lajovic on clay at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in the northern city of Lille. Viktor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevic are also missing for Serbia.
Tsonga will then play against 22-year-old Davis Cup debutant Laslo Djere.
With match elsewhere under scrutiny, Dolgopolov faces Nadal
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal's next opponent at the U.S. Open is a 28-year-old from Ukraine who is being asked questions about a different tournament entirely — one where he was involved in a match under scrutiny from anti-corruption investigators because of unusual betting.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Tommy Haas lined up a second-round meeting with Roger Federer, while seeded players Gilles Simon and Viktor Troicki both made an early exit from the Stuttgart Open on Tuesday.
The 39-year-old Haas, playing for the last time at the grass-court tournament, defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in their first-round match. The victory set up another clash with Federer, who has already won 15 titles on grass and is playing again after a 10-week break.
Serbia & France set up Davis Cup semifinal
Serbia and France won their Davis Cup quarterfinals on Saturday to set up their first match since the 2010 final.
France will host the semifinal in September, and will hope leading stars Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, and Richard Gasquet are fit and available to face Novak Djokovic and Co, who beat them in the 2010 final 3-2 in Belgrade.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia wrapped up a Davis Cup quarterfinal victory against Spain by winning a five-set doubles on Saturday.
Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjic beat Pablo Carreno Busta and Marc Lopez 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 in three hours.
Serbia has an unassailable 3-0 lead, and will go to France in the semifinals in September.
PARIS (AP) — Serbia, Australia, France and Belgium are one win away from reaching the Davis Cup semifinals after winning their two singles matches on Friday.
In Belgrade, Serb Novak Djokovic returned in style after an elbow injury, sweeping past Albert Ramos Vinolas of Spain 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on indoor hard courts.
"I'm very satisfied with my play, especially my serve," said the second-ranked Djokovic, who withdrew from the recent Miami Open because of a right elbow injury.
Davis Cup: Djokovic gives Serbia 1-0 lead over Spain
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic returned to the court in style after an elbow injury, sweeping past Albert Ramos Vinolas for Serbia to lead Spain 1-0 in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday.
Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
He withdrew from the recent Miami Open because of a lingering right elbow injury.
Djokovic opens against Ramos Vinolas in Davis Cup
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Returning to the court after an elbow injury, Novak Djokovic will play Albert Ramos Vinolas in Friday's opening singles match when Serbia meets Spain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
Thursday's draw also pits Viktor Troicki against Pablo Carreno Busta in the best-of-five series played on an indoor hard court in the Serbian capital.
On Saturday, the doubles will feature Nenad Zimonjic and Troicki against Marc Lopez and Jaume Munar. Reverse singles are scheduled for Sunday.
Djokovic in, Nadal out for Serbia-Spain Davis Cup
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal will miss Spain's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Serbia and the chance to take on Novak Djokovic in Belgrade next month.
Nadal, the 14-time Grand Slam champion, was not in the team announced by Spain captain Conchita Martinez on Tuesday. No reason was given.
Djokovic returns to Davis Cup against Russia
NIS, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic will play Daniil Medvedev in the second singles match as he makes a return for Serbia in the first round of the Davis Cup against Russia.
Djokovic will be playing his first match since an unexpected second-round loss to Denis Istomin at the Australian Open.
In Thursday's draw, Viktor Troicki was picked to face Karen Khachanov in Friday's opening singles on an indoor hard court.
Kyrgios withdraws from doubles at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the doubles at the Australian Open with an abdominal injury, a day after his five-set loss to Andreas Seppi in the singles.
Kyrgios and Dan Evans were due to play Dusan Lajovic and Viktor Troicki in the first round of the doubles on Thursday.
Muller to meet defending champ Troicki in Sydney semifinals
SYDNEY (AP) — Gilles Muller beat second-seeded Pablo Cuevas 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the Sydney International semifinals against two-time defending champion Viktor Troicki.
Troicki was scheduled to face No. 5 Philipp Kohlschreiber in another quarterfinal Thursday, but the German player withdrew with a back injury, handing third-seeded Troicki a walkover into the last four.
Troicki is attempting to become the first player in the Open era to win three consecutive Sydney titles.
Tsonga beats Karlovic, plays top-seed Murray in Vienna final
VIENNA (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saved a match point before beating Ivo Karlovic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (6) and setting up a final against top-seeded Andy Murray at the Erste Bank Open on Saturday.
Murray advanced because defending champion David Ferrer pulled out with a left leg injury shortly before their semifinal.
Nick Kyrgios booed in Shanghai; Rafael Nadal loses
SHANGHAI (AP) — Nick Kyrgios looked completely disengaged at the Shanghai Masters, like he couldn't get off the court fast enough. Rafael Nadal fought as hard as he could to prolong his stay in China but came up short.
Both players lost in the second round on Wednesday, though the effort they put forth couldn't have been more different.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pssssst. Wanna know who's going to win that big first-round matchup between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics?
If you believe the draw sheet posted online by the International Tennis Federation , the victor of that match scheduled for Sunday is already known, days ahead of time — and it's del Potro.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Back when Ryan Harrison participated in the 2011 edition of the hard-court ATP tournament in the nation's capital, he was still a teen, still considered the next big thing in American men's tennis, and still talking about wanting to be, in his words at the time, a "multiple Grand Slam champion."
Harrison lost to Viktor Troicki that week. As it happens, all of these years and hiccups later, Harrison played the same guy again Wednesday at the same event,...
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Kyle Edmund will open for defending champion Britain against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday.
In the second opening singles, James Ward will play Dusan Lajovic.
Both teams were without their top stars; Wimbledon champion Andy Murray for Britain, and top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki for Serbia.
Murray still arrived in the Serbian capital on Thursday to support the team.
LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon champion Andy Murray says "it's looking unlikely" that he will play for Britain in its Davis Cup quarterfinal against Serbia this week.
At a news conference Monday at the All England Club, Murray says he plans to give Davis Cup captain Leon Smith a final answer later in the day.
Murray says the two spoke at the champion's dinner Sunday night.
Murray adds that even if he doesn't play in the matches, scheduled for Friday through...