LILLE, France - Mission accomplished.When he was re-appointed France's Davis Cup captain two years ago, Yannick Noah said he had a "clear plan."The former French Open winner put it into practice, and brought back the Davis Cup trophy ...
Nov 27, 2017
MASON, Ohio - Injuries and upsets are wrecking the men's side of the Western & Southern Open.On Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), Milos Raonic became the seventh player ranked in the top 10 to withdraw from the tournament, right before fellow seeded ...
Aug 16, 2017
PARIS - Nothing much went right for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at this year's French Open.One game away from elimination when play resumed on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time), Tsonga lasted less than eight minutes on court before losing to Renzo Olivo ...
Jun 1, 2017
PARIS - Steve Johnson held everything in, all of it, until he simply could not any longer.Still mourning the recent death of his father, a tennis coach who helped Johnson learn the game back home in California, the 25th-seeded American didn&# ...
Jun 1, 2017
MELBOURNE, Australia - There'll be an all-Swiss semifinal in the top half of the Australian Open men's draw after 17-time major winner Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka won their quarterfinals in straight sets.Returning from a six- ...
Jan 24, 2017
NEW YORK - Normally, it takes wins in five full matches to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. Novak Djokovic has made it that far at the US Open by playing only two, because three opponents pulled out of the tournament with injuries.Djokovic, ...
Sep 7, 2016
NEW YORK - Novak Djokovic's right elbow was treated by a trainer in the third set of an otherwise matter-of-fact 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kyle Edmund on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) that put the ...
Sep 5, 2016
PARIS - Roger Federer pulled out of the French Open on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), ending his record streak of appearing in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments - every one since the start of 2000.The 17-time major champion, who had a knee ...
May 19, 2016
MONACO - A ninth Monte Carlo Masters title is getting closer for Rafael Nadal with most of his rivals out of the way - including Roger Federer, who again misses out on one of the few trophies not already in his glittering collection.But ...
Apr 15, 2016
MONACO - Rafael Nadal was prepared for pain. Roger Federer hoped to avoid pain.They got what they wished for and reached the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Eight-time champion Nadal saved 15 of 17 break points, scampering ...
Apr 14, 2016
INDIAN WELLS, California - Novak Djokovic dominated both tiebreakers to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2), on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) and reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open, where he will meet Rafael Nadal in a matchup ...
Mar 19, 2016
MELBOURNE, Australia - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came to the aid of a ball girl in distress and won accolades on social media from fans who called him a gentleman.The No. 9-seeded Frenchman said he noticed the ball girl was unwell during ...
Jan 21, 2016
TENNIS fans still have a chance to purchase tickets for the second season of the International Premier Tennis League next month at the Mall of Asia Arena.Three-day transferrable passes, priced as follows: P58,000 (VIP), P48K (Patron), P26K (Lower Box), ...
Nov 24, 2015
NEW YORK - Pushed to a fifth set after coming so close to victory, defending champion Marin Cilic kept his act together and held on to get back to the US Open semifinals.Unfazed by wasting a big lead or match points, the ...
Sep 9, 2015
PARIS - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.An entertainer at heart, Monfils pounded his chest with his right fist repeatedly ...
May 28, 2015
NEW YORK - An hour-and-a-half into his stay at the US Open, Andy Murray had to wonder whether it would end quickly.A week later, the same guy who hobbled through head-to-toe cramps in his first-round match ...
Sep 2, 2014
TENNIS stars descend on the MOA Arena for the Philippine stop of the International Premier Tennis League in the Philippines.The Mall of Asia Arena, partner of the Manila Mavericks featuring Maria Sharapova and other top international netters, will host the International ...
Sep 1, 2014
NEW YORK - Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the US Open.Murray outlasted Robin Haase, 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7- ...
Aug 26, 2014
TORONTO - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Rogers Cup on Sunday (Monday, Manila time), beating second-seeded Roger Federer, 7-5, 7-6 (3), for his fourth straight victory over a higher-seeded opponent.The 13th-seeded Frenchman won his first ATP Tour ...
Aug 11, 2014
TORONTO - Roger Federer advanced to the Rogers Cup final Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), beating Spain's Feliciano Lopez, 6-3, 6-4, to set up a match against upset-happy Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.The second-ranked Federer is seeking his ...
Aug 10, 2014
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