Men's tennis

Britain's Andy Murray wipes tears from his face during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. A tearful Murray says the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of a hip injury that has hampered him for almost two years.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 11, 2019 - 6:26 pm
The outpouring of sadness and respect in Britain over the news of Andy Murray's imminent retirement makes it easy to forget the emotional barrier that existed for so long between the Scottish tennis great and sports fans in his own country. Grumpy, sulky, petulant, cold. That was the initial view...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2010, file photo, John Isner of the United States, left, and France's Nicolas Mahut pose for a photo next to the scoreboard following their epic men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. The Australian Open and Wimbledon are finally doing what the U.S. Open has done for decades: figuring out a way to end a fifth set before it becomes another 26-24 slog or _ perish the thought _ 70-68. While some fans and others might still like the idea that a match could go on and on and on forever, or seemingly forever, players such as John Isner are thrilled about the change. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)
January 11, 2019 - 2:32 am
Andy Roddick knows a thing or two about playing a tennis match that just won't seem to end. The Hall of Famer once won an Australian Open quarterfinal that ended 21-19 in the fifth set. He also lost a Wimbledon final against Roger Federer that went to 16-14 in the fifth set, a 2009 epic that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki celebrates after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Wozniacki will be defending a Slam title for the first time after winning in Melbourne a year ago. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
January 11, 2019 - 2:31 am
When Serena Williams was at her best, there was never much doubt that she'd be the favorite at pretty much any tournament she entered. While she was off the tour becoming a mom, women's tennis was as wide open as ever. Could the Australian Open, where play begins Monday (Sunday EST), end the recent...
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Britain's Andy Murray reacts during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. A tearful Murray says the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of a hip injury that has hampered him for almost two years.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 10, 2019 - 10:19 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray is still hoping to make it to one more Wimbledon tournament before his problematic hip forces him into retirement. For now, he's only committing to the Australian Open. In an emotional news conference Friday, when a tearful Murray had to leave the room...
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Defending men's champion Switzerland's Roger Federer holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup as he leaves Margaret Court Arena following the official draw ceremony ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 10, 2019 - 5:33 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are aiming for the same record from opposite sides of the draw, leaving open the prospect of them playing in the final for a seventh Australian Open title. Top-ranked Djokovic and defending champion Federer enter the season-opening major...
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Simona Halep, right, of Romania shakes hands with Ash Barty of Australia after Barty won their women's singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
January 09, 2019 - 7:21 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Ashleigh Barty broke Simona Halep's serve in the final game to beat the No. 1-ranked Halep 6-4, 6-4 in a second-round match Wednesday at the Sydney International. It was Halep's first match since October after a lengthy layoff due to a herniated disc in her back. Halep won last year's...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer, left, and Belinda Bencic touch hands after winning a point during their mixed doubles match in the final against Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber of Germany at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Saturday Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
January 05, 2019 - 9:55 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after defending champion Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 on Saturday. Switzerland took its fourth Hopman Cup title overall when Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0, 1-4, 4-3 (4) in...
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Naomi Osaka of Japan talks to her coach Sascha Bajin, left, during her semifinal match against Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 05, 2019 - 7:41 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — She's ranked No. 5 in the world, will enter the season-opening major as a reigning Grand Slam champion, and is trying not to sulk. A lot has happened for Naomi Osaka since she beat Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final last September, and she's still coming to terms with...
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Naomi Osaka of Japan talks to her coach Sascha Bajin, left, during her quarterfinal match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 03, 2019 - 9:59 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka called in her coach for advice on how to swing momentum after losing the first set to Anastasija Sevastova, and it did the trick. The U.S. Open champion responded by conceding only five points in the next set on her way to a 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 win Thursday that...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot during his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Thursday Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
January 03, 2019 - 9:56 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer relied on his trusted serve to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) Thursday and give defending champion Switzerland a spot in the Hopman Cup final. The victory assured Switzerland's advancement, but Greece claimed a consolation 2-1 victory when Maria...
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