PARIS - Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka for the 19th time in 22 meetings, winning, 6-4, 6-4, on Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals.The two players share 22 Grand Slams, but Nadal has 19 of them and once again ...
Nov 1, 2019
ANTWERP, Belgium - Andy Murray claimed his first ATP tour title in more than 2-1/2 years at the European Open on Sunday in only his sixth singles tournament since returning from hip surgery in January.The 32-year-old Murray rallied ...
Oct 21, 2019
ANTWERP, Belgium - Andy Murray is back in an ATP tour final for the first time since March 2017 after beating Ugo Humbert, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, in the European Open semifinals.Murray will face fellow three-time Grand Slam champion ...
Oct 20, 2019
NEW YORK - Defending champion and No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic's stay at the US Open ended abruptly when he stopped playing during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday night because of pain in his left shoulder.Djokovic ...
Sep 2, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Reilly Opelka still is getting used to some aspects of visiting Britain.The bed frame where he stayed during a Wimbledon tuneup tournament that wasn't quite big enough for the 6-foot-11 (2.11-meter) American, for ...
Jul 4, 2019
PARIS - Roger Federer has a chance to take a measure of revenge against friend and fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka in the French Open quarterfinals.Wawrinka beat Federer in straight sets in their last Roland Garros meeting at the same stage four ...
Jun 4, 2019
PARIS - This is why Stan Wawrinka went through two operations on his left knee in the span of a month. Why he dealt with the rigors of rehabilitating that joint.Why he did all the work, on and off the court, required ...
Jun 3, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Milos Raonic was either one or two points from dropping each of the sets he eventually grabbed on the way to edging 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (11), 7-6 (5) on Thursday ...
Jan 17, 2019
NEW YORK - Andy Murray pumped his fist and then did it again, exulting as if he had just won his match.Actually, he was still one point away. But considering all the pain Murray has experienced in his hip, sprinting toward the ...
Aug 28, 2018
PARIS - Like Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka is a past French Open champion still working his way back into form after surgery.Like Djokovic, Wawrinka is ranked lower than he has been in more than a decade. And like Djokovic, Wawrinka recently reunited ...
May 29, 2018
MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer found himself in a slightly awkward position before the Australian Open draw.Just being there.A few minutes later when the formalities were completed, Federer found out how difficult defending his title could be after landing in the ...
Jan 12, 2018
NEW YORK - Stan Wawrinka chose long-term health over a US Open title defense.The defending champion pulled out of the tournament on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) because of an injured knee, saying he decided to undergo a "medical intervention" and sit ...
Aug 5, 2017
ZAGREB, Croatia - Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic will miss the Rogers Cup next week in Montreal due to an adductor injury.Cilic announced Thursday (Friday, Manila time) that "until the very last moment I was hoping that improvement concerning my injury will be ...
Aug 4, 2017
LONDON - Like a couple of old friends gathering for a reunion, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could face each other in the Wimbledon final more than a decade after their first such meeting.The draw at the All England Club on Friday ...
Jul 1, 2017
LONDON - The unheralded Australians who blew open the draw at Queen's with first-round wins over Andy Murray and Milos Raonic came back down to earth on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Jordan Thompson, a last-minute injury replacement in the ...
Jun 23, 2017
LONDON - Top-ranked Andy Murray headed a list of high-profile departures in the first round at Queen's on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), with the Wimbledon champion losing to a player who found out he was competing only on the ...
Jun 21, 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
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
GENEVA - Kei Nishikori saved three straight match points in the deciding set before outlasting Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the Geneva Open quarterfinals on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).The second-seeded Nishikori was serving at 4-5, ...
May 26, 2017
MONACO - Andy Murray blew a 4-0 lead in the deciding set and lost to Albert Ramos-Vinolas 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Former French Open and ...
Apr 21, 2017
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