ROME - Rafael Nadal still has to shed some rustiness following a seven-month break from tennis as he prepares to chase a record-extending 13th French Open title.Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, still appears to have some anger issues two weeks after getting ...
Sep 20, 2020
ROME - Novak Djokovic behaved better Wednesday in his first match since being defaulted from the US Open.The top-ranked Serb was mostly courteous with the chair umpire and had no interaction with the line judges during a 6-3, 6-2 ...
Sep 17, 2020
ROME - Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be.After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Nadal dominated for stretches against his longtime rival, Novak Djokovic, in a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 win on ...
May 21, 2019
ROME - After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-3, 6-4, to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday.It was a measure ...
May 19, 2019
ROME - Rafael Nadal put away Fernando Verdasco, 6-4, 6-0, at the Italian Open on Friday to reach the semifinals after conceding only six games in his six sets of tennis at the tournament.Yet he ought to be a little ...
May 18, 2019
ROME - Nick Kyrgios' latest outburst of unruly behavior has other players split on whether the temperamental Australian should be handed a long-term ban.Kyrgios walked off the court and threw a chair onto the red clay during a fit of ...
May 17, 2019
ROME - Three-time champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open as she continues to recover from a right shoulder injury.Rome organizers announced on Wednesday that Sharapova's spot in the draw for the May 13 to 19 ...
May 2, 2019
Kaymer leads Italian Open by 1 shot at halfway stageBRESCIA, Italy - Martin Kaymer compiled a bogey-free 63 on Friday to lead the Italian Open by one shot at the halfway stage, as several of Europe's top golfers came to ...
Jun 2, 2018
MONZA, Italy - Matt Wallace held a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Italian Open on Saturday as the Englishman seeks a wire-to-wire victory.Defending champion and home favorite Francesco Molinari stood two strokes back along with Tyrrell ...
Oct 15, 2017
ROME - Rafael Nadal's preparations for the French Open continued apace as he swept past 13th-seeded Jack Sock 6-3, 6-4 Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to ease into the Italian Open quarterfinals and extend his winning streak to 17 ...
May 19, 2017
ROME - Andy Murray is going to the French Open with his game in tatters.Maria Sharapova isn't going at all.The top-ranked Murray was eliminated by local favorite Fabio Fognini, 6-2, 6-4, before a raucous crowd in ...
May 17, 2017
ROME - Three tournaments into her return from a 15-month doping ban, Maria Sharapova has already gained enough rankings points to enter qualifying for Wimbledon.The five-time Grand Slam winner took advantage of another wild card and overcame a shaky opening ...
May 16, 2017
MONZA, Italy - Alexander Levy surged into a one-shot lead midway through the third round of the weather-affected Italian Open before play was suspended due to darkness on Saturday.The Frenchman started the afternoon six shots behind second-round leader Chris ...
Sep 18, 2016
ROME - The gourmet food Serena Williams ordered off the hotel room-service menu for dogs looked good enough for her to eat. So the top-ranked tennis player sampled it, and later got sick.Williams posted a video Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) ...
May 13, 2016
ROME - Roger Federer was not concerned about losing to 15th-ranked Dominic Thiem 7-6 (2), 6-4 in the third round of the Italian Open on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).After withdrawing from last week's Madrid Open with lower ...
May 13, 2016
ROME - Novak Djokovic is going to the French Open with a big clay-court victory in his pocket. And a heavy heart.Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday ...
May 19, 2014
ROME - Rafael Nadal was pushed to three sets for the second consecutive match before ultimately prevailing on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to set up an Italian Open quarterfinal against Andy Murray.The top-ranked Nadal dropped behind a set and a break ...
May 16, 2014
ROME - After all these years, Rafael Nadal still knows how to dominate Roger Federer.In the 30th meeting between the tennis greats, Nadal controlled the final from the start and won 6-1, 6-3 Sunday for his seventh Italian Open title." ...
May 20, 2013
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