Men's tennis

Team Europe's Roger Federer, right, and Novak Djokovic play against Team World's Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson during a men's doubles tennis match at the Laver Cup, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
September 22, 2018 - 9:41 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic looked quite comfortable while playing together for the first time Friday night. Except for one particular point. Djokovic drilled Federer in the lower back with a forehand in the third game of their doubles match against Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock...
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Croatian tennis fans support their team during a Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Under a new format next year, the final phases of the competition will be held at a neutral site. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 17, 2018 - 5:01 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Fans banging drums and blowing trumpets for hours on end. Colorful costumes. Chants more reminiscent of soccer games than tennis matches. Plus, a series of marathon matches featuring constant momentum changes and drama. The atmosphere at the best-of-five semifinal series...
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Sam Querrey of the United States celebrates after defeating Marin Cilic of Croatia in their Davis Cup semifinal singles match in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 16, 2018 - 10:13 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Substitute Sam Querrey rallied from a deep hole to keep the United States alive in the Davis Cup semifinals. The American, who was playing in place of Steve Johnson, beat sixth-ranked Marin Cilic 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-4 Sunday to even the best-of-five series at 2-2. Croatia...
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France's Nicolas Mahut, left, and Julien Benneteau play Spain's Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez during their Davis Cup semifinals double match against Spain in Lille, northern France, Saturday, Sept.15, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
September 15, 2018 - 10:26 am
LILLE, France (AP) — Doubles pair Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut sealed France's win over Spain in their Davis Cup semifinal on Saturday, giving the defending champions an unassailable 3-0 lead. The French veterans, both aged 36, defeated Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez 6-0, 6-4, 7-6 (7)...
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Tennis star Serena Williams speaks at the Shop.org conference Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 15, 2018 - 4:00 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas. The 23-time Grand Slam champion wasn't asked about gender equality in sports or an argument she had last weekend with the...
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France's Lucas Pouille reacts after defeating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut during the Davis Cup semifinals France against Spain, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Lille, northern France. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler))
September 14, 2018 - 2:50 pm
LILLE, France (AP) — Benoit Paire overcame nerves to win on his Davis Cup debut and Lucas Pouille won a five-set battle as the pair gave defending champion France a 2-0 lead over Spain in the semifinals on Friday. Paire beat Pablo Carreno Busta 7-5, 6-1, 6-0 on the indoor hard court at Stade Pierre...
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Tennis umpire Carlos Ramos gets ready to officiate the Frances Tiafoe of the United States, against Marin Cilic, in a Davis Cup semifinal singles match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 14, 2018 - 1:01 pm
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final is back at work. Carlos Ramos is working the best-of-five Davis Cup semifinal series between Croatia and the United States. "I'm just focusing on this tie and working again. That's all I can say," Ramos told...
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Borna Coric of Croatia celebrates after winning the second set as he plays against Steve Johnson of the United States during a Davis Cup semifinal singles tennis match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar, Croatia, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 14, 2018 - 12:56 pm
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Borna Coric pulled off a through-the-legs lob shot winner that had the crowd bowing in admiration during the Davis Cup semifinals on Friday. Early in the third set of a 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Steve Johnson, Coric ran down a lob and replied with a shot known as a "...
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Portuguese tennis umpire Carlos Ramos attends the draw ahead of the Davis Cup semifinal matches between Croatia and United States in Zadar, Croatia, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Ramos, the chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams a game in the U.S. Open final has been assigned to officiate the Davis Cup semifinal matches between the United States and Croatia. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
September 13, 2018 - 9:58 am
ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Serena Williams isn't getting much support from the men on the United States' Davis Cup team over her insinuation that sexism played a role in the code violations she received during the U.S. Open final. Then again, Steve Johnson, Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison are trying their...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams, right, talks with referee Brian Earley during the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, in New York. Some black women say Serena Williams’ experience at the U.S. Open final resonates with them. They say they are often forced to watch their tone and words in the workplace in ways that men and other women are not. Otherwise, they say, they risk being branded an "Angry Black Woman." (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
September 10, 2018 - 11:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, and then she got penalized for her words, Breea Willingham could relate to her frustration and anger. Willingham isn't a tennis star, but she is a black...
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