GRIGOR Dimitrov has tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where top-ranked Novak Djokovic was due to play in the final.Dimitrov, ranked No. 19 and a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist, is ...
Jun 22, 2020
NOVAK Djokovic is planning to set up a series of tennis tournaments in the Balkan region while the sport is suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.The top-ranked player's media team says the Adria Tour will start in Belgrade on ...
May 23, 2020
NEW YORK - Daniil Medvedev first made a name for himself at the US Open by earning the wrath of spectators. Now he's gaining everyone's respect as he heads to his first Grand Slam final.The No. 5-seeded ...
Sep 7, 2019
NEW YORK - Betrayed by his 38-year-old body, and his forehand, Roger Federer is done at the US Open.Federer's upper back and neck gave him trouble, he kept missing makeable shots and he kept giving away the lead ...
Sep 4, 2019
BRISBANE, Australia - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov and Canada's Milos Roanic ensured no slip ups in their final outing of 2018 by having straight-set victories in their respective first round matches at the Brisbane International on Monday.A semifinalist ...
Dec 31, 2018
CHICAGO - Britain's Kyle Edmund regained command in a tiebreaker and beat American Jack Sock on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) as Team Europe took a 2-0 lead in the Laver Cup.Edmund's 6-4, 5-7, 10-6 ...
Sep 22, 2018
MASON, Ohio - Novak Djokovic's quest for his first Western & Southern Open title ran into a different obstacle Thursday night (Friday, Manila time), with batches of rain forcing his match against defending champion Grigor Dimitrov to be suspended overnight.Roger Federer&# ...
Aug 17, 2018
PARIS - Despite all of Novak Djokovic's success over the years - the 12 major championships, the career Grand Slam, the time ranked No. 1 - he still finds himself searching for self-confidence these days.That's what an elbow injury ...
May 31, 2018
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Roger Federer came to the ABN AMRO World Tournament aiming to secure a return to the top of the world rankings. He achieved that goal on Friday. On Sunday, he put an exclamation point on a remarkable week by winning ...
Feb 19, 2018
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - A day after ensuring his return to the top of the tennis rankings, Roger Federer sealed a place in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament by beating Andreas Seppi, 6-3, 7-6 (3), on Saturday.In Sunday&# ...
Feb 18, 2018
BRISBANE, Australia - Nick Kyrgios notched 19 aces in a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over defending champion and top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in the Brisbane International semifinals on Saturday to advance to his first tour-level final on home soil. ...
Jan 6, 2018
BRISBANE, Australia - Grigor Dimitrov had to save two match points before getting his Brisbane International title defense underway with a victory against Australian wildcard entry John Millman.Karolina Pliskova kept her title defense on track with a 3-6, 7-5, 6- ...
Jan 5, 2018
LONDON - A set up against a man he'd never lost to, Roger Federer looked to be cruising toward a shot at a seventh ATP Finals title. David Goffin had other ideas.The Belgian rallied in the semifinals on Saturday to ...
Nov 19, 2017
LONDON - The coaching seemed to have helped, whether Grigor Dimitrov heard it or not.The sixth-seeded Bulgarian made his way into the semifinals at the ATP Finals on Wednesday by beating David Goffin, 6-0, 6-2, but he was given ...
Nov 16, 2017
SHANGHAI - Rafael Nadal won his 14th consecutive match to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday.Fognini occupied Nadal for 63 minutes, nine minutes longer Nadal's second-round match.Roger Federer, ...
Oct 13, 2017
LONDON - Marin Cilic and Feliciano Lopez recovered from having their serves broken for the first time this week to secure returns to the final of the Queen's grass-court tournament on Saturday.Cilic, the 2012 champion, ended Gilles Muller' ...
Jun 25, 2017
STUTTGART, Germany - 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 (Wednesday, Manila time).The 39-year-old Haas, playing for ...
Jun 14, 2017
COULD Roger Federer embark on a musical career once he hangs up his tennis racket?Based on two stints with his 'Backhand Boys' group, the Swiss ace showed his potential, but perhaps more as an entertainer rather than a crooner. ...
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Mar 18, 2017
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal has fended off Grigor Dimitrov in five long sets to set up a vintage title match against Roger Federer at the Australian Open, where every singles finalist is aged 30 or over.Nadal completed the 30-plus finals ...
Jan 27, 2017
MELBOURNE, Australia - Even with such vast experience on the big occasion of a Grand Slam, Rafael Nadal is nervous. His jitters aren't eased by an impressive 7-1 head-to-head lead over Australian Open semifinal rival Grigor Dimitrov.For ...
Jan 27, 2017
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