MELBOURNE, Australia - The secret to Novak Djokovic's post-30 success? Not his best-in-tennis return. Or his limb-twisting, body-bending court coverage. Or even his baseline consistency or clutch gene.No, ask Djokovic to explain how he keeps ...
5 days ago
MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Murray has put his Grand Slam comeback on hold after announcing he will not be playing at the Australian Open next month.Tennis Australia issued a statement on Sunday saying Murray had withdrawn from the season-opening major at ...
Dec 29, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - The Australian Open says prize money for the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of next year will be increased by 13.6 percent to 71 million Australian dollars (US$49.1 million).Tournament organizers said in a statement on Tuesday ...
Dec 24, 2019
NEW YORK - At some point, of course, Rafael Nadal and the rest of the Big Three will stop winning Grand Slam titles, someone younger will emerge and a shift at the top of tennis will happen.Just not yet.And while so ...
Sep 10, 2019
NEW YORK - Imagine this a week ago: US Open fans going crazy for Daniil Medvedev.The guy who they loved to boo, who defiantly told them the more they jeered him, the more he would win, was suddenly hearing cheers Sunday.Medvedev ...
Sep 9, 2019
NEW YORK - The 19th Grand Slam title that seemed so inevitable for Rafael Nadal during the first two-plus sets of the US Open final suddenly seemed in doubt as Daniil Medvedev forced it to a fifth.What had all the makings ...
Sep 9, 2019
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 - Defending champion Novak Djokovic's left shoulder appeared to be just fine as he put together a straightforward, straight-set victory over Denis Kudla to reach the US Open's fourth round for the 12th appearance in a ...
Aug 31, 2019
NEW YORK - There was no slow start to this US Open outing for Roger Federer, who bristled at the suggestion that he might have played a role in some favorable scheduling.After dropping the opening set in each of his initial two ...
Aug 31, 2019
COCO Gauff will get a chance to try for an encore: The 15-year-old from Florida received a wild-card entry on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) for the US Open's main draw.It will be Gauff's second ...
Aug 14, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Novak Djokovic never has been this close to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam trophy count.Given the way Djokovic edged Federer in a thrilling Wimbledon final for his fourth championship at the past five major tournaments, ...
Jul 16, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - Wimbledon has tinkered with its traditional naming titles for this year's tournament.Spectators at the All England Club and those watching at home will still hear the chair umpire refer to female players as Miss, Mrs. or Ms., ...
Jul 2, 2019
MADRID - Rafael Nadal hadn't started the clay-court season with so many setbacks in four years.Not since 2015 had Nadal arrived at the Madrid Open without having won a title either in Monte Carlo or Barcelona, the tournaments that ...
May 6, 2019
LONDON - Andy Murray says he is pain-free after hip surgery but likely won't play at Wimbledon.Murray tells the BBC in an interview he wants to continue playing but the surgeons "couldn't give me any guarantees."The ...
Mar 7, 2019
NAOMI Osaka surprisingly split from coach Sascha Bajin, a little more than two weeks after she won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title and moved to No. 1 in the WTA rankings."Hey everyone, I will no longer ...
Feb 12, 2019
TOKYO - Japanese fans celebrated Naomi Osaka's Australian Open title on Saturday, saying her win will serve as an inspiration to future generations.Osaka beat Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 to claim a second consecutive Grand Slam ...
Jan 27, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is the first player into the Australian Open quarterfinals after beating 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova, 6-2, 6-1, to open play on Sunday at Rod Laver Arena.Kvitova, who had a ...
Jan 20, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - If this was it for Andy Murray, if this truly was it, he gave himself - and an appreciative, raucous crowd that included his mother and brother - quite a gutsy goodbye, the type of never-give-in performance he's ...
Jan 15, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Maria Sharapova got out of the Melbourne heat as quickly as she could, needing just 63 minutes to beat British qualifier Harriet Dart, 6-0, 6-0, in the first match on Rod Laver Arena at this year's ...
Jan 14, 2019
BRISBANE, Australia - Rafael Nadal wants to make a little go a long way in 2019.The No. 2-ranked Nadal, in Brisbane preparing to play his first competitive match since retiring from the US Open semifinals last September, found some positives out ...
Jan 2, 2019
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