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Roger Federer in record 7th Aussie Open final after Hyeon Chung retires

Roger Federer has moved to within one win of a 20th Grand Slam singles title after securing his spot in the Australian Open decider when Hyeon Chung retired from their …


Caroline Wozniacki beats Elise Mertens, reaches 1st Australian Open final

Caroline Wozniacki has reached the Australian Open final for the first time with a 6-3, 7-6 (2) win over Elise Mertens, moving within one win of a Grand Slam breakthrough. …


Hyeon Chung’s stunning run continues into Australian Open semis

Hyeon Chung has become the first Korean to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam, beating Tennys Sandgren in the quarterfinals to follow up his upset victory over six-time Australian …


Long haul: No. 1 Simona Halep fends off American Lauren Davis in 3:45 marathon

Top-ranked Simona Halep saved three match points and finally finished off a 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 victory after a 3-hour, 45-minute marathon against American Lauren Davis to reach the fourth round …


Upsets continue as heat rises: Garbine Muguruza, Johanna Konta out

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza struggled with the heat and against Hsieh Su-wei’s game, losing 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Day 4 as the upsets intensified at the Australian Open. No. 3-ranked …


After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test

With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead …


Novak Djokovic returns from injury layoff with dominating win

Novak Djokovic has played his first competitive match in six months, a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Dominic Thiem at the Kooyong Classic. He couldn’t have been happier – or more …


Rusty Rafael Nadal struggles in loss to Gasquet in exhibition match

Rafael Nadal struggled with his timing and normally potent shot-making as he started his delayed preparations for the Australian Open with an error-filled 6-4, 7-5 loss to Richard Gasquet in …


Kei Nishikori out of Australian Open because wrist not ready

Kei Nishikori’s agent says the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up is pulling out of the Australian Open. Olivier van Lindonk says that Nishikori is not ready to play best-of-five-set matches as …


Milos Raonic upset by Alex De Minaur in 2nd round at Brisbane

Former champion Milos Raonic lost in straight sets to 18-year-old Alex De Minaur in a second-round upset at the Brisbane International. Raonic struggled to find rhythm with his usually booming …


Rafael Nadal withdraws from Brisbane International

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International due to his “late start of preparation” for the new season. Brisbane International tournament director Cameron Pearson said that he had …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

David Goffin beats Dominic Thiem to set up ATP Finals semi with Roger Federer

David Goffin is into the last four of the ATP Finals, to go any further he’ll have to do something he’s never done before: beat Roger Federer. The No.7-seeded Goffin …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Jack Sock advances with Roger Federer to semifinals at ATP Finals

Jack Sock has joined Roger Federer in the semifinals at the ATP Finals in London. The eighth-seeded American beat Alexander Zverev 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 to advance. Federer defeated Marin Cilic …


Nadal withdraws from ATP Finals after loss to Goffin

Rafael Nadal will have to wait another year to win the ATP Finals. The world No. 1 has withdrawn from the elite, season-ending tournament after losing his opening match to …


Top U.S. man Jack Sock’s tennis season ends on high in London

Jack Sock is having quite a finish to 2017. He won his first Masters Series tournament, broke into the top 10 in the tennis rankings for the first time and …


Shot clock and Hawk-Eye most popular changes to tennis players

Several new rules are being trialed at the ATP’s Next Gen Finals in Milan, including shorter sets, shot clocks, Hawk-Eye line-calling, and player coaching. ATP head Chris Kermode believes the …


No. 1 Rafael Nadal remains on track for first Paris Masters title

Rafael Nadal remains on track for an elusive Paris Masters title after beating Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals. He has not reached the final since …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 4:32 p.m.

Rafael Nadal beats Hyeon Chung to guarantee ending the year as No. 1

Rafael Nadal will finish the year as the top-ranked player for the fourth time. The 31-year-old Spaniard assured himself the No. 1 ranking by beating Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-3 Wednesday …


Fifth-seeded Thiem grinds past Gojowczyk at Paris Masters

Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria needed four match points to beat lucky loser Peter Gojowczyk of Germany 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters on …


Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro, Marin Cilic advance to Basel quarterfinals

Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro both eased into the Swiss Indoors quarterfinals by beating French opponents in straight sets. The top-seeded Federer cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win …


Juan Martin Del Potro beats Joao Sousa to begin quest for 3rd Basel title

Two-time Swiss Indoors champion Juan Martin del Potro beat Joao Sousa 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 on Wednesday to advance to the second round. The fourth-seeded Del Potro dominated with his serve …


Roger Federer beats Frances Tiafoe in 1st round at hometown Basel event

Top-seeded Roger Federer eased past United States teenager Frances Tiafoe 6-1, 6-3 in the Swiss Indoors first round on Tuesday. Second-seeded Marin Cilic also advanced to the second round, winning …


Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer advance to Shanghai final for 38th encounter

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will face each for the 38th time after advancing to the Shanghai Masters final. Top-seeded Nadal defeated Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-5, 7-6 (3) in …


Simona Halep earns No. 1 ranking; Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios reach China Open final

Simona Halep will take over the top ranking after reaching the China Open final on Saturday, and Rafael Nadal will play Nick Kyrgios for the men’s title.


Bosnian Damir Dzumhur wins 1st title in St. Petersburg

Unseeded Damir Dzumhur became the first player from Bosnia-Herzegovina to win an ATP World Tour singles title, beating Fabio Fognini 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Sunday in the final of the St. …


Garbine Muguruza joins U.S. Open champion Nadal at No. 1 for Spain

Garbine Muguruza made her debut at No. 1 on Monday, joining U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal in making Spain the first country since the United States 14 years ago to …


Nadal vs. del Potro, Carreno Busta vs. Anderson in U.S. Open semifinals

Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro will meet in the U.S. Open semifinals. Nadal has won the tournament twice and del Potro has won it once. The other semifinal …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

No Rafa vs. Roger at U.S. Open: del Potro beats Federer in QF

Roger Federer was unable to set up his first U.S. Open match against Rafael Nadal. Federer lost in the quarterfinals to Juan Martin del Potro in four sets. The U.S. …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

At 18, Denis Shapovalov’s game, personality in U.S. Open spotlight

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov became the youngest man in nearly three decades to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Shapovalov is 18. He advanced when Kyle Edmund retired …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Roger Federer edges Mikhail Youzhny in 5 sets at U.S. Open; Rafael Nadal needs 4

Roger Federer set aside an uncharacteristic 68 unforced errors and pulled out his second five-set victory in a row at the U.S. Open. Federer came back to edge Mikhail Youzhny …