Tennis player Fernando Verdasco accepts 2-month doping banNovember 30, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Former top-10 professional tennis player Fernando Verdasco accepted a voluntary provisional doping suspension of two months after testing positive for a medication for ADHD, the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced Wednesday.
Nakashima beats Svajda in hometown San Diego ATP 250September 21, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fifth-seeded Brandon Nakashima beat fellow San Diegan Zachary Svajda 7-5, 7-6 (5) in their opening-round match Tuesday night in the San Diego Open ATP 250.
The 69th-ranked Nakashima continues to build on a summer that has seen him reach the Round of 16 at Wimbledon and the third round at the US Open.
4th-seed Carreño-Busta out of Rio Open, Schwartzman winsFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Spain's Pablo Carreño-Busta, the No. 4 seed and the 18th-ranked player in the world, was eliminated at the Rio Open clay court tournament Wednesday, falling 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 to Fabio Fognini of Italy in a round-of-16 clash.
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.
Ruud reaches semifinals of Argentina Open; rain stops playFebruary 12, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Top-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway advanced to the semifinals of the Argentina Open on Friday with a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 win against home-crowd favorite Federico Coria.
He'll play another Argentinian on Saturday, sixth-seeded Federico Delbonis, who beat Italy’s Fabio Fognini, the fourth seed, 6-4, 6-4.
Defending champion Schwartzman advances at Argentina OpenFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Second-seeded and home crowd favorite Diego Schwartzman defeated Spain’s Jaume Munar 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open.
Schwartzman will face Francisco Cerundolo, the Argentinian compatriot he beat to win last year's title in Buenos Aires.
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.
Wins for Djere, Skatov, Kecmanovic in Astana Open 1st roundSeptember 20, 2021 GMT
NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — The seventh-seeded Laslo Djere defeated Colombia’s Daniel Elahi Galan 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Astana Open on Monday.
The Serbian player saved half the 10 break points he faced and converted six of his 17 opportunities before winning in 2 hours, 15 minutes.
Delbonis loses to Bagnis in 1st round of Brazil OpenFebruary 10, 2015 GMT
SAO PAULO (AP) — Defending champion Federico Delbonis lost to lucky loser Facundo Bagnis 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Brazil Open on Tuesday.
Bagnis, ranked 117th in the world, broke service once in the first set and once in the third to win the match between Argentines at the clay-court tournament in South America's biggest city.