WIMBLEDON, England - Even though she is short on matches this year, Serena Williams is still big on grass.The seven-time Wimbledon champion reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the 14th time, beating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6- ...
Jul 8, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal is certainly not treating tennis' next generation well at the Australian Open.Add 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas to the list of youngsters Nadal has bullied on his way to his fifth final at Melbourne Park and ...
Jan 24, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal has missed a lot of tennis since last September. He hasn't missed a beat.The No. 2-seeded Nadal had a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth on ...
Jan 14, 2019
SHANGHAI - Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 in the Shanghai Masters finals on Sunday.The Swiss 19-time grand slam winner, who still trails ...
Oct 15, 2017
LONDON - French Open champion Rafael Nadal says he will miss next week's tournament at Queen's Club as he needs to rest ahead of Wimbledon.Nadal told Britain's Lawn Tennis Association website that he had originally planned ...
Jun 14, 2017
PARIS - Leave it to others to decide whether Rafael Nadal is playing the best tennis of his career as he comes off a 10th French Open championship, his 15th Grand Slam title in all, and now turns his attention to Wimbledon.Those ...
Jun 12, 2017
PARIS - Just as remarkable as Rafael Nadal's unprecedented total of 10 French Open championships is that he is 10-0 in finals at Roland Garros.He's overwhelmed his opponents in most of those title matches, too, never once ...
Jun 12, 2017
PARIS - For all of the tumult in the French Open women's draw and the unfamiliar names filling the quarterfinal slots, the men's tournament has been much more about the usual suspects: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and, ...
Jun 6, 2017
PARIS - Rafael Nadal eased into his record-equaling 11th quarterfinal at the French Open by swatting aside Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday.The nine-time champion matched Roger Federer's Open era record for appearances ...
Jun 4, 2017
THE very top of men's tennis has never been this old.For the first time in the history of the ATP computer rankings, which date to the early 1970s, the men sitting at Nos. 1-5 are all 30 or ...
May 26, 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
MADRID - Andy Murray's struggles continued with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to lucky loser Borna Coric in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), while defending champion Novak Djokovic and four-time champion Rafael ...
May 12, 2017
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Roger Federer's run at the Miami Open was one point from ending. Down 6-4 in a third-set tiebreaker to Tomas Berdych, the situation was officially dire.Yet even in that moment, Federer still felt some ...
Mar 31, 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
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer has rallied to reach the final of the Australian Open, beating Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3 in just over three hours.The sold-out crowd in Rod Laver Arena roared when ...
Jan 26, 2017
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal defeated Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (7), 6-4 to reach the Australian Open semifinals, returning to the last four at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since winning the 2014 French Open.Nadal' ...
Jan 25, 2017
BRISBANE, Australia - Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori will renew a growing rivalry when they meet in the semifinals of the Brisbane International.Wawrinka dropped the opening set in a tiebreaker against unseeded Kyle Edmund on Friday but recovered for a 6-7 ( ...
Jan 6, 2017
LONDON - It's not necessarily the heat, and it's not necessarily the humidity.When it comes to playing through high temperatures at Wimbledon, a tournament known more for its rain delays than its sunny disposition, it's about ...
Jun 30, 2015
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