No. 2 seed Cerundolo knocked out of Chile Open by EtcheverryMarch 3, 2023 GMT
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Second-seeded Francisco Cerundolo was eliminated from the Chile Open following a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 loss to fellow Argentine Tomas Martin Etcheverry on Thursday.
Etcheverry advanced to a quarterfinal match against Dusan Lajovic, who earlier overcame Juan Manuel Cerundolo 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (2).
Alcaraz and Norrie into Rio semis, eye 2nd final in 2 weeksFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A rematch is in sight for Carlos Alcaraz and Cameron Norrie in the Rio Open final.
Both advanced to the semifinals of the clay-court tournament on Friday and could repeat last weekend's Argentina Open decider, which the Spaniard won.
Alcaraz drops set but recovers to beat Fognini at Rio OpenFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz was far from his best against veteran Fabio Fognini but managed to advance to the Rio Open quarterfinals on Thursday.
The top-seeded Alcaraz overcame the 35-year-old Italian 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4 in 2 hours, 47 minutes.
Top seeds Alcaraz, Norrie advance to semis at Argentina OpenFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The top two seeds advanced to the semifinals of the Argentina Open on Friday.
Top-seeded and second-ranked Carlos Alcaraz beat Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-4, 6-2 at the clay court event.
Thiem, Schwartzman beaten at Argentina OpenFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Dominic Thiem and Diego Schwartzman were eliminated from the Argentina Open on Thursday.
Thiem, the 2020 U.S. Open champion who is trying to regain his form after falling to 99th in the rankings, lost 6-4, 6-4 to Juan Pablo Varillas.
Alcaraz wins 1st match of the year at Argentina OpenFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Second-ranked Carlos Alcaraz won his first match of the year on Wednesday, beating Laslo Djere 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in the Argentina Open.
The 19-year-old U.S. Open champion missed the Australian Open with a leg injury and ceded the No.
Thiem knocked out of Generali Open, Bautista Agut advancesJuly 28, 2022 GMT
KITZBÜHEL, Austria (AP) — Yannick Hanfmann stunned former world No. 3 Dominic Thiem 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to reach the semifinals at the Generali Open on Thursday.
Thiem was trailing 5-4 in the third set when play was suspended because of rain, and the 2020 U.S.
Medvedev beats Andujar to move closer to top tennis rankingFebruary 24, 2022 GMT
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal had comfortable wins on Wednesday at the Mexican Open and a rematch of their epic five-set final at the Australian Open appears to be on the horizon.
Veteran Verdasco advances at Rio Open; 5th seed Garin outFebruary 16, 2022 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fernando Verdasco of Spain beat Serbian Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Tuesday to advance to the round of 16 of the Rio Open clay court tournament. It was the 38-year-old's first win in an ATP 500 competition since 2019.
Top-seeded Ruud advances to Argentina Open quarterfinalsFebruary 10, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Top-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway defeated Spain's Roberto Carballés Baena 7-6 (2), 6-2 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open.
Ruud, the 8th-best ranked tennis player in the circuit, will face local favorite Federico Coria, who earlier beat fifth-seeded Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.
Spain beats Serbia, joins Poland in ATP Cup semifinalsJanuary 5, 2022 GMT
SYDNEY (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta beat Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-4 to secure an ATP Cup semifinal spot for Spain and Roberto Bautista Agut completed the group-stage victory over Serbia with a 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Dusan Lajovic later Wednesday in the second of the singles matches.
Serbian player not sure of Djokovic’s Australian Open plansDecember 30, 2021 GMT
SYDNEY (AP) — Serbian tennis player Dusan Lajovic says he's not sure whether Novak Djokovic will play the Australian Open and he and other teammates don't know the reason why Djokovic pulled out of the ATP Cup.
Novak Djokovic withdraws from ATP Cup in AustraliaDecember 29, 2021 GMT
SYDNEY (AP) — Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the ATP Cup in Australia ahead of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, organizers said Wednesday.
No reason was given but the top-ranked Serb has declined to comment on his vaccination status in recent months and Australia’s strict regulations require all players, officials and fans to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Croatia beats Serbia in doubles to reach Davis Cup finalDecember 3, 2021 GMT
In a showdown between the world’s best player and doubles pair, Croatia’s top-ranked twosome beat a Serbia led by Novak Djokovic to send their country into the Davis Cup final.
Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic brushed aside Djokovic and partner Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-1 in doubles on Friday to win the semifinal for Croatia 2-1.
Djokovic helps Serbia past Austria at Davis Cup FinalsNovember 26, 2021 GMT
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic secured a victory for Serbia, 40-year-old Feliciano Lopez got defending champion Spain off to a solid start, and a young Italian team rolled past the 32-time champion United States in the Davis Cup Finals on Friday.
Top-seed Tsitsipas, Zverev advance with straight-set winsOctober 26, 2021 GMT
VIENNA (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas saved three set points before beating Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (6), 6-4 on Tuesday to join Olympic champion Alexander Zverev in the second round of the Erste Bank Open.
Zverev also advanced in straight sets but had to rally from 5-2 down in the second to overcome Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 7-5.
Djokovic, Medvedev highlight rosters for Davis Cup FinalsOctober 26, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev headline the rosters announced Monday for the Davis Cup Finals that begin next month.
Djokovic, a 20-time major champion who fell one win short of a calendar-year Grand Slam in 2021, is joined on Serbia's squad by Filip Krajinovic, Dusan Lajovic, Laslo Djere and Miomir Kekmanovic.
Top-seeded Karatsev loses opening match at Astana OpenSeptember 23, 2021 GMT
NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — Three of the top four seeded players lost their opening matches at the Astana Open on Thursday, including top-seeded Aslan Karatsev.
Karatsev, who reached the Australian Open semifinals this year, lost to Finnish player Emil Ruusuvuori 7-6 (6), 6-4.
Tsitsipas, on birthday, tops Khachanov 6-2, 6-3 in TorontoAugust 13, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrated his 23rd birthday Thursday by beating Karen Khachanov 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the National Bank Open quarterfinals.
The crowd serenaded the No. 3 seed from Greece with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” as he was presented with a white sheet cake decked out with fresh fruit.
Canada’s Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov ousted in TorontoAugust 12, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Wimbledon quarterfinalist Felix Auger-Aliassime and countryman Denis Shapovalov were ousted from the National Bank Open in their native Canada on Wednesday.
Auger-Aliassime lost his first match, falling 7-5, 6-4 to Dusan Lajovic.
Zverev beats Berankis to begin bid for 3rd Munich Open titleApril 28, 2021 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Alexander Zverev began his bid for a third Munich Open title by beating Ricardas Berankis 6-2, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round...
Andrey Rublev, Denis Shapovalov reach Dubai quarterfinalsMarch 17, 2021 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Andrey Rublev and Denis Shapovalov eased into the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday and qualifier Lloyd Harris continued his run of upsets...
Medvedev, Zverev eliminated in 1st round in RotterdamMarch 3, 2021 GMT
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev's 12 aces weren't enough as the Australian Open runner-up lost 7-6 (4), 6-4 to Dusan Lajovic in the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Wednesday...
Fognini realizes boyhood dream to win Monte Carlo MastersApril 21, 2019 GMT
MONACO (AP) — On the clay courts where he once practiced as a youth with big dreams, Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final...