Men's tennis

December 21, 2018 - 10:32 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Open in January will play a 10-point tiebreaker in deciding sets, joining Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in using tiebreakers to avoid long matches. The tournament said Friday that the decision, reported widely a month ago but denied by Australian Open...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2017, file photo, Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Andy Roddick walks around center court to acknowledge fans during enshrinement ceremonies at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, in Newport, R.I. Roddick is trying to get his shoulder ready, hoping he can still bring the high heat on serve. The past U.S. Open champion will be back in town and wants to have his game with him. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 12, 2018 - 8:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Roddick is trying to get his shoulder ready, hoping he can still bring the high heat on serve. The former U.S. Open champion will be back in town and wants to have his game with him. "Coming back to New York is certainly not a place where I want to not play well," Roddick said...
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The Croatia's team captain Zeljko Krajan, left, and players lift up the cup after the team won the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia claimed a second title in the team event following its maiden win in 2005. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 27, 2018 - 1:42 pm
MADRID (AP) — Despite renewed complaints from France's players about the upcoming changes to the Davis Cup, the organizers of the revamped tennis tournament are adamant that everything will soon be better. Javier Alonso, the CEO of the company behind the new competition, spoke to The Associated...
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The Croatia's team captain Zeljko Krajan, left, and players lift up the cup after the team won the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia claimed a second title in the team event following its maiden win in 2005. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 25, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LILLE, France (AP) — After an agonizing defeat in Croatia's previous Davis Cup final, there was no letdown for Marin Cilic this time. Cilic was two sets up against Juan Martin del Potro two years ago in Zagreb, with Croatia leading Argentina 2-1 on the final day, when his game collapsed as the...
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France's Nicolas Mahut and Pierre Hughes Herbert, bottom, in their Davis Cup final against Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia is within one point of a second Davis Cup title after Borna Coric and Marin Cilic dispatched their French rivals in the opening singles matches of the final to take a 2-0 lead. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 24, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LILLE, France (AP) — Suddenly realizing he was listening to France's national anthem for maybe the last time in his Davis Cup captain role, Yannick Noah could not hold back tears. Standing next to his players during "La Marseille," Noah was emotional before Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds his runner-up trophy as Alexander Zverev of Germany speaks to the crowds after their ATP World Tour Finals singles final tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
November 18, 2018 - 3:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — Alexander Zverev upset Novak Djokovic to claim the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at the ATP Finals on Sunday. The 21-year-old Zverev became the youngest champion of the season-ending event since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago, and the...
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El alemán Alexander Zverev celebra tras vencer a Roger Federer en semifinales de la Copa Masters de la ATP en Londres el sábado, 17 de noviembre del 2018. (AP Foto/Tim Ireland)
November 17, 2018 - 5:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — After pulling off one of the biggest wins of his career, Alexander Zverev was left apologizing for an unforced error he didn't make. Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title by beating the Swiss great 7-5, 7-6 (5) at the ATP Finals on Saturday to advance to the...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Alexander Zverev of Germany during their ATP World Tour Finals men's singles tennis match at the O2 arena in London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 14, 2018 - 5:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic overcame an illness — and Alexander Zverev — to advance to the last four of the ATP Finals. Despite requiring a tissue to blow his nose between points, Djokovic beat Zverev 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday to earn a second straight victory at the season-ending tournament. "...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning a point against Dominic Thiem of Austria during their ATP World Tour Finals men's singles tennis match at the O2 arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 13, 2018 - 6:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Sometimes no practice makes perfect — for Roger Federer anyway. After cancelling his training session a day earlier, Federer produced a much-improved performance to get his campaign for a seventh ATP Finals title back on track with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Dominic Thiem on Tuesday...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia walks across the court during his ATP World Tour Finals tennis match against John Isner of the United States at the O2 Arena in London, Monday Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
November 12, 2018 - 6:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — The opening matches at the ATP Finals led to a debate over whether conditions at the O2 Arena were trickier than in past years. Novak Djokovic ended it. The Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion made an impressive start to his campaign for a sixth title by dismissing John Isner 6-4, 6-3 on...
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