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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Analysis: In men’s tennis, these three champions aren’t ready to go away

While so much attention in the sport has been focused recently on trying to figure out who will break up the dominance of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Serena Williams begins U.S. Open with rout of Maria Sharapova

Serena Williams played nearly perfect tennis and beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 in a contest devoid of drama at the U.S. Open. It was Williams’ first match at the tournament …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

Couch Slouch: It’s a shame no one watches men’s tennis anymore

Couch Slouch: In case you are wondering how long it’s been since you watched a men’s tennis match on TV, it’s because it’s been a long time. And why haven’t …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic wins his fifth title in epic defeat of Roger Federer

It was more a canvas than a court. For nearly five hours Sunday, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, relentless rivals atop the tennis world, were pure artists, placing the ball …


Seeking 9th Wimbledon title, Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in final

Roger Federer will be seeking his record ninth Wimbledon title when he faces defending champion Novak Djokovic in the final. Federer and Djokovic know each other very well. This will …


What a difference year makes for Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon

A year ago, Novak Djokovic arrived at Wimbledon in a rut. Still working his way back from elbow surgery, still fine-tuning a new service motion, he was more than 24 …


Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advances to fourth round at Miami Open

Novak Djokovic pulled a spare ball from his pocket, angrily whacked it against the backstop and then pounded his uncooperative racket into the concrete. He lost his temper, but not …


Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, Simona Halep ousted at Indian Wells

It was a tough day for seeded players at the BNP Paribas Open, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic the biggest name ushered out in the desert. Unseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany …


Novak Djokovic routs Rafael Nadal for record seventh Australian Open title

In a breathtakingly mistake-free performance that yielded a remarkably lopsided result, No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic overwhelmed Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to win a record seventh Australian Open …


Djokovic’s start may follow Murray’s finale at Aussie Open

Novak Djokovic knows there’s a chance he may not have played his opening match at the Australian Open before Andy Murray is out of the tournament. Perhaps even finished on …


Alexander Zverev beats Novak Djokovic in two sets to win ATP Finals title

Alexander Zverev claimed the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 upset of Novak Djokovic on Sunday, becoming the youngest champion of the season-ending ATP Finals since Djokovic …


Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win his first Paris Masters title

Karen Khachanov upset a tired-looking Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 to win the Paris Masters title and deprive Djokovic of the chance on Sunday to match Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 …


Dominic Thiem eliminates Jack Sock to reach Paris Masters semifinals

Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Jack Sock in three sets to reach the Paris Masters semifinals. The Austrian served out the match and clinched victory on his first match point …


Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic advance to Paris Masters quarterfinals

Roger Federer’s bid for a 100th career title remains on as he beat Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. If he wins that, against …


Novak Djokovic wins U.S. Open for 14th major, tying ‘idol’ Pete Sampras

His returns and defense-to-offense skills as impeccable as ever, Novak Djokovic collected his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by getting through every crucial moment for a …


Rafael Nadal’s injury sends Juan Martin del Potro to U.S. Open final against Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his U.S. Open semifinal, on what he called “a bad movement.” It was a familiar pain, one that …


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

No doubt: Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

Novak Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon championship by beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the final. Djokovic also claimed his 13th Grand Slam trophy, putting him alone in …


He’s back: Novak Djokovic tops Rafael Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic sent the strongest signal yet he is back at full strength by reaching his fifth Wimbledon final with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over rival …


Landmark win as Novak Djokovic reaches Queen’s semis

Novak Djokovic became the 10th man to register 800 victories since the Open Era began in 1968 when he beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-5 6-1 to reach the Queen’s Club …


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Unlike Novak Djokovic, past French Open champ Stan Wawrinka loses early

Like Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka is a past French Open champion still working his way back into form after surgery.


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic, will face Alexander Zverev for Rome title

Rafael Nadal is challenged in the first set by Novak Djokovic before pulling away for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win to reach the Italian Open final. In the women’s final, …


Novak Djokovic to play at Barcelona Open next week

Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will play at the Barcelona Open next week. Djokovic will be joined by top-ranked Rafael Nadal at the outdoor clay court tournament.


Struggling Novak Djokovic announces splits with Andre Agassi, Radek Stepanek

Novak Djokovic has split with Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek in the latest coaching change for the 12-time major champion. Djokovic announced the moves on his website. He has struggled …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Overhaul planned for Davis Cup tennis tournament

The Davis Cup could be transformed into a one-week, one-location, 18-nation World Cup of Tennis in a major overhaul to entice more of the top men’s players. The International Tennis …


No quarter a given: Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem out; Hyeon Chung, Tennys Sandgren in

Even by Australian Open standards, back-to-back shockers have resulted in a most unexpected quarterfinal. The season-opening Grand Slam has a tendency to be unpredictable, but losing six-time champion Novak Djokovic …


Hot and bothered: Temperatures rise, seeds fall in Australia

On a day when shade was a valuable commodity in the searing heat at Melbourne Park, Roger Federer played it cool at the Australian Open. Six-time champion Novak Djokovic, however, …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 7:59 a.m.

Novak Djokovic will sit out rest of 2017 because of injured elbow

Novak Djokovic will sit out the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow and plans to return to the ATP tour in January. The 12-time major champion …


Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic advance at Wimbledon after opponents retire

Novak Djokovic’s first-round match at Wimbledon lasted all of 40 minutes Tuesday. Roger Federer’s, which was next in the All England Club’s main stadium, went 43.


Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon warmup beating Monfils in final

Novak Djokovic gave his Wimbledon hopes a boost by winning the Eastbourne International final against Gael Monfils in straight sets on Saturday.