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Martin Del Potro beats defending champ Sam Querrey in Delray Beach QF

Juan Martin del Potro beat defending champion Sam Querrey in the Delray Beach quarterfinals. Del Potro’s next opponent is top-seeded Milos Raonic. Jack Sock will play Donald Young in the …


Top-seeded Kei Nishikori loses temper; loses in 1st round in Rio

Thomaz Bellucci upset top-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the Rio Open, thrilling the home crowd on Carnival week in Rio de Janeiro. Nishikori, who lost …


Donald Young upsets Jon Isner in 3 sets to reach Memphis Open semifinal

Donald Young upset No. 2 seed John Isner 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Friday night in the quarterfinals at the Memphis Open for his first victory in four tries …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

Kei Nishikori finds footing on clay; in semifinals in Argentina Open

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori is finding his footing on clay. After struggling in his first match in the Argentina Open, the Japanese defeated No. 6 Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-4 …


Top seed Marin Cilic & defending champion Martin Klizan lose in quarters of World Tennis Tournament

Top-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia and defending champion Martin Klizan of Slovakia both lost in the quarterfinals of the World Tennis Tournament on Friday. Cilic was beaten 7-6 (8), 7-6 …


Williams sisters, Roger Federer advance to Australian Open finals

It was one, two and three for the ages as Venus and Serena Williams set up another all-sisters Australian Open final and Roger Federer ensured he’ll contend for another Grand …


Bryan Brothers reach Australian Open doubles final

Bob and Mike Bryan earned a shot at a seventh Australian Open doubles title after a rain-interrupted 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 semifinal win Friday over Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.


Rafael Nadal holds off Alexander Zverev to reach 4th round at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal had a good, hard look at the future before pulling a few tricks from his past to hold it back – for now. The 14-time Grand Slam winner, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

‘Crazy’ good: Roger Federer into 4th round at Australian Open

Roger Federer showed that his first two wins against qualifiers at the Australian Open really were warmups. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, seeded a lowly-by-his-standards 17th after spending six months …


Denis Istomin credits coach (and mother) for upset over Novak Djokovic

When Denis Istomin walked off court the after upsetting Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open – without a doubt the biggest win of his career – his mother had just …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Novak Djokovic out in 2nd round, loses to Denis Istomin in Melbourne

Novak Djokovic won’t be setting the Australian Open record for most men’s titles this year, losing to wild-card entry Denis Istomin in the second round. It was the earliest loss …


Karolina Pliskova, Johanna Konta continues winning runs in Australia

U.S. Open finalist Karolina Pliskova has carried her title-winning form in the warmup tournament into the season’s first major, dropping just four games en route to the third round at …


Breakthrough: Gilles Muller wins at Sydney to prevent British sweep

Luxembourg veteran Gilles Muller prevented an all-Britain singles sweep at the Sydney International, beating Daniel Evans 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the men’s final Saturday. It was the 33-year-old Muller’s first …


Jack Sock beats Joao Sousa to win ASB Classic

Fourth-seeded American Jack Sock made amends for the disappointment of a year ago when he beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in Saturday’s final to win the ASB …


Australian Open draw: Novak Djokovic to open against Fernando Verdasco; Roger Federer, Andy Murray in same quarter

Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic drew a difficult first round against Fernando Verdasco, and Roger Federer’s fall in the rankings complicated his chances at Melbourne Park when he ended …


Johanna Konta makes few mistakes en route to Sydney title

Johanna Konta made up for two previous losses to Agnieszka Radwanska with a 6-4, 6-2 win in the Sydney International final on Friday. The win came just three days ahead …


Fall in rankings has Roger Federer seeded 17th at Australian Open

A long injury layoff and a fall in the rankings have created a tougher draw for 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer at the Australian Open.


Caroline Wozniacki’s Sydney International ends again at quarterfinals

Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki’s streak of not advancing past the quarterfinals in her past seven Sydney Internationals was extended in stifling heat on Wednesday. In temperatures reaching 40 degrees …


Top-ranked Angelique Kerber loses her opening match in Sydney

Top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost her opening match at the Sydney International on Tuesday, upset 7-6 (5), 6-2 by Darya Kasatkina in a setback ahead of her Australian Open title defense …


Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to successfully defend Qatar title

Novak Djokovic successfully defended his Qatar Open title by beating top-seeded Andy Murray 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the final on Saturday. The dramatic match showcased the best of men’s tennis …


Roger Federer, Andy Murray in Wimbledon showdown; Novak Djokovic gets Richard Gasquet

LONDON – Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday morning in the champions’ locker room at the All England Club, then walked together over to the practice …


Serena Williams gets past Victoria Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova next

LONDON – Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last …


Wimbledon notes: No. 1 Novak Djokovic leads top 4 into quarters

LONDON – Novak Djokovic is developing a nasty habit of playing Grand Slam matches over two days. Wimbledon’s defending champion and No. 1 seed at the All England Club will …


‘Unbelievable’: Jankovic tops 2-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova

LONDON – About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was …


Wimbledon: 2 points from loss, Serena Williams wins; sister Venus next

LONDON – Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd. Twice, Williams was oh-so-close …


For 4th year in row, Rafael Nadal loses early at Wimbledon

LONDON – On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand – and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg …


At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus Williams nears Serena showdown

LONDON – Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition. At …