PARIS - A combination of luck and perfect tennis helped Kei Nishikori reach the quarterfinals of the French Open.The eighth-seeded Nishikori recovered from a nightmare opening set to beat Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 on Monday ( ...
Jun 6, 2017
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Roger Federer edged Steve Johnson 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) in a hard-serving duel at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), setting up a fourth-round match against Rafael Nadal.Federer fired 12 aces - ...
Mar 15, 2017
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Andy Murray captured his first title of the year and became the first British man to win the Dubai Tennis Championships in its 25-year history when he defeated Fernando Verdasco, 6-3, 6-2, on Saturday.This ...
Mar 5, 2017
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Top-ranked Andy Murray reached his second final of the season with a dominant 7-5, 6-1 win over seventh-seeded Lucas Pouille at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday.Murray, who lost the Qatar Open final ...
Mar 4, 2017
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Andy Murray saved seven match points before beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (4), 7-6 (18), 6-1 to reach the Dubai Tennis Championships semifinals on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).The second-set tiebreaker - 31 minutes, 6 seconds ...
Mar 3, 2017
MELBOURNE, Australia - Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic drew a difficult first round opponent in Fernando Verdasco, while Roger Federer's fall in the rankings complicated his chances at Melbourne Park as he ended up in same quarter as top- ...
Jan 13, 2017
DOHA, Qatar - Top-seeded Andy Murray struggled to pass Nicolas Almagro of Spain 7-6 (4), 7-5 in the Qatar Open quarterfinals on a windy and chilly Thursday night (Friday, Manila time).The 44th-ranked Almagro dogged the No. 1, making ...
Jan 6, 2017
LONDON - Andy Murray kept on track to claim a record fifth title at Queen's Club by beating fellow Briton Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).American John Isner fired 43 aces ...
Jun 16, 2016
INDIAN WELLS, California - Rafael Nadal survived a wild tiebreaker to beat Fernando Verdasco, 6-0, 7-6 (9) in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).The three-time Indian Wells champion saved five set points ...
Mar 16, 2016
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal lost to Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, an unprecedentedly early exit at Melbourne Park for the 14-time Grand Slam winner and a reversal of their epic, 5-hour, 14-minute ...
Jan 19, 2016
NEW YORK - Top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan survived a scare in the quarterfinals of the US Open, beating seventh-seeded David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco of Spain, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).At 4-4 ...
Sep 3, 2014
NEW YORK-Roger Federer and Andy Murray remained on course for a semifinal clash at the US Open after they won in contrasting styles on Saturday.Olympic champion Murray, still seeking his first Grand Slam title after four losses in finals, eked ...
Sep 1, 2012
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