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Rafael Nadal leads Spain to Davis Cup title

Rafael Nadal has beaten Denis Shapovalov in straight sets to give Spain its sixth Davis Cup title with a 2-0 win over first-time finalist Canada


Players give mixed reviews halfway through new Davis Cup

At the halfway point, the revamped Davis Cup Finals are drawing praise and criticism. On the one hand, matches have excited and the crowds thrilled. On the other, late night …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Canada beats Australia to reach Davis Cup semifinals

Canada became the first team to reach the semifinals of the new Davis Cup Finals, winning the decisive doubles match to beat Australia 2-1 on Thursday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Injury blights Rafael Nadal at Paris Masters; Novak Djokovic into final

Injury blighted Rafael Nadal again as he pulled out of his Paris Masters semifinal on Saturday, meaning top-ranked Novak Djokovic will go for his fifth title at the indoor tournament …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Ash Barty, Elina Svitolina advance at WTA Finals

Top-ranked Ash Barty advanced Saturday to the final of the WTA Finals where she faces defending champion Elina Svitolina, a player she has never beaten in five previous attempts.


Naomi Osaka out of WTA Finals with injured right shoulder

Naomi Osaka withdrew from the WTA Finals on Tuesday with a right shoulder injury.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Ashleigh Barty upset by alternate Kiki Bertens at WTA Finals

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty was upset by late substitute Kiki Bertens 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Roger Federer eases past Albot into Swiss Indoors quarterfinals

Roger Federer eased to a 6-0, 6-3 win over 49th-ranked Radu Albot in the second round of the Swiss Indoors on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Second-seeded Alexander Zverev loses to Taylor Fritz at Swiss Indoors

Second-seeded Alexander Zverev was eliminated in the first round of the Swiss Indoors on Tuesday, losing 7-6 (7), 6-4 to Taylor Fritz.


Nick Kyrgios to play Davis Cup for Australia, despite probation

Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt said he’s willing to overlook Nick Kyrgios’s recent outbursts on the ATP Tour, selecting the talented but wayward star for the revamped Davis Cup finals.


Naomi Osaka, Dominic Thiem win China Open finals

A surging Naomi Osaka won her second consecutive final with a three-set victory over top-seeded Ash Barty at the China Open in Beijing on Sunday


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

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: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019

19 Slams: Rafael Nadal stops Daniil Medvedev’s comeback bid to win U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal has won his 19th Grand Slam title by edging Daniil Medvedev in a five-set thriller of a U.S. Open final


Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in U.S. Open final

Bianca Andreescu displayed the same brand of big-serving, big-hitting, in-your-face tennis that Serena Williams usually does.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Rafael Nadal fights past Matteo Berrettini into U.S. Open final

Rafael Nadal moved closer to his fourth US Open championship and 19th Grand Slam title overall by pulling away for a 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-1 semifinal victory over Matteo Berrettini. …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

1 more for 24: Serena Williams reaches U.S. Open final again

Serena Williams used a strong performance to return to the U.S. Open final and give herself another shot at winning a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. Williams got past a …


Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman in 3 tight sets to reach U.S. Open semis

Rafael Nadal kept pulling away in his U.S. Open quarterfinal, then getting reeled back in by Diego Schwartzman.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Serena Williams needs 44 minutes to reach U.S. Open semis; Roger Federer ousted

Serena Williams was not troubled one bit by the right ankle she rolled in her previous match. Didn’t get much resistance from her opponent, either. Looking as dominant as can …


Naomi Osaka consoles teary Coco Gauff, 15, after beating her at US Open

Naomi Osaka looked across the net after ending Coco Gauff’s U.S. Open in the third round Saturday night and saw the tears welling in the 15-year-old’s eyes. Osaka also saw …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Roger Federer advances at U.S. Open, bristles at idea he chose playing time

There was no slow start to this U.S. Open outing for Roger Federer, who bristled at the suggestion that he might have played a role in some favorable scheduling.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

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

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 …


US OPEN ’19: Williams-Osaka reverberations felt a year later

Last year’s chaotic U.S. Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka still reverberates as 2019’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament is about to start in Flushing Meadows.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Ashleigh Barty upset in Cincy semifinal; Novak Djokovic also knocked out

Ashleigh Barty has lost in the semifinals the Western & Southern Open semifinals, missing her chance to return to the No. 1 ranking ahead of the U.S. Open. Barty lost …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Naomi Osaka’s knee injury lends uncertainty to US Open

Naomi Osaka began retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern Open, unsure what’s going on in the knee. She expected to get an MRI to try to …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

A ragged Roger Federer stunned in Cincinnati; Novak Djokovic advances

Seven-time champion Roger Federer was ousted from one of his favorite tournaments in little over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old qualifier he’d never faced at the …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019

Serena Williams retires because of injury as Bianca Andreescu wins Rogers

Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian to win the Rogers Cup in 50 years when Serena Williams retired because of an injury. Andreescu was up 3-1 in the first set …


Rafael Nadal wins fifth Rogers Cup title, beating Medvedev

Rafael Nadal won his fifth Rogers Cup title, beating Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-0 in just 70 minutes. The 33-year-old Nadal won the event for the third time in Montreal. The …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallies to reach Rogers Cup semis

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal rallied to reach the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating No. 7 Fabio Fognini of Italy 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. The winner last year in Toronto for his fourth title …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Serena Williams advances to Rogers Cup semifinals

Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating soon-to-be-top-ranked Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-3, 6-4 at breezy at York University. The 37-year-old Williams won the event in 2001, 2011 …