MADRID - If given the option, Rafael Nadal said he would scrap this season entirely so tennis could resume normally in 2021.The second-ranked Spaniard, who is 33 years old and has won 19 Grand Slam titles, said he hoped to resume ...
May 6, 2020
THE governing bodies of tennis plan to announce as soon as this week they are launching a fund of more than $6 million aimed at lessening the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic for about 800 singles and doubles players.According to ...
May 5, 2020
List of sports events affected by the coronavirusISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Feb. 22-28 postponed.World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 canceled.World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.World ...
Mar 10, 2020
LONDON - Rafael Nadal won his second consecutive Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award and third overall Thursday (Friday, Manila time), based on voting by other players, while Andy Murray was chosen the ATP's 2019 comeback player of the year.Murray, a three- ...
Dec 20, 2019
BASEL, Switzerland - Roger Federer won his hometown Swiss Indoors title for the 10th time by dominating Alex de Minaur in a 6-2, 6-2 victory on Sunday.The 38-year-old Federer put on a tennis clinic in his first match ...
Oct 28, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Daniil Medvedev continued his storming run of form by beating Borna Coric 6-3, 6-1 to win the St. Petersburg Open final.On a run of playing in five consecutive finals including his US Open defeat to Rafael ...
Sep 23, 2019
NEW YORK - Novak Djokovic is through to the third round at the US Open and will use some of the time until then getting more treatment on his left shoulder.Djokovic fought through trouble with the shoulder to beat Juan Ignacio Londero, ...
Aug 29, 2019
NEW YORK - It took all of five minutes in the US Open's second round for Venus Williams to drop twice as many games as she had in her opening match a couple of days earlier.And although she eventually made ...
Aug 29, 2019
NEW YORK - Roger Federer's not about to start trying new tricks now.So even though he's lost the opening set in each of his first two US Open matches for the first time in the 19 times he&# ...
Aug 29, 2019
MASON, Ohio - Nick Kyrgios was fined $113,000 by the ATP for expletive-filled outbursts in which he smashed rackets, insulted a chair umpire and refused to get ready to return serve during a second-round match at the Western & Southern Open. ...
Aug 16, 2019
PARIS - Roger Federer has a chance to take a measure of revenge against friend and fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka in the French Open quarterfinals.Wawrinka beat Federer in straight sets in their last Roland Garros meeting at the same stage four ...
Jun 4, 2019
LONDON - Three-time major champion Andy Murray is planning to return from hip surgery by competing in doubles at the Queen's Club tournament this month.Murray hasn't played on tour since the Australian Open in January. Play at ...
Jun 4, 2019
MADRID - Novak Djokovic celebrated a lot more than a record-tying 33rd Masters 1000 title at the Madrid Open.Djokovic left the Spanish capital feeling pretty good about his game, too, carrying a lot of confidence into the rest of the clay- ...
May 13, 2019
MADRID - Roger Federer's return to clay lasted only three matches.A day after saving two match points at the Madrid Open, Federer squandered two match points himself in the quarterfinals against Dominic Thiem on Friday, losing, 3-6, 7-6 ( ...
May 11, 2019
MADRID - Rafael Nadal hadn't started the clay-court season with so many setbacks in four years.Not since 2015 had Nadal arrived at the Madrid Open without having won a title either in Monte Carlo or Barcelona, the tournaments that ...
May 6, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Rafael Nadal will meet Dominic Thiem in the semifinals of the Barcelona Open after the defending champion brushed off a challenge from German Jan-Lennard Struff to win, 7-5, 7-5, on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).The top-seeded ...
Apr 27, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Rafael Nadal recovered from a slow start to defeat Leonard Mayer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, keeping alive his streak of never losing consecutive matches on ...
Apr 25, 2019
TWO-time Grand Slam runner-up Kevin Anderson is skipping the clay-court swing this season because of a lingering right elbow injury.Anderson announced on Tuesday via a post on Twitter that he is withdrawing from the French Open, as well ...
Apr 24, 2019
MONACO - Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in reaching the semifinals on Friday.Quite an admission from the best player in ...
Apr 20, 2019
MONACO - Rafael Nadal is unsure how his latest injury return will go this week, even though it will be on the clay-court king's favorite surface.The second-ranked Spaniard is coming back at the Monte Carlo Masters, a tournament ...
Apr 16, 2019
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