Men's tennis

Raphael Nadal of Spain during a training session at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 02, 2019 - 5:55 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Brisbane International with a strained left thigh on the eve of his first scheduled competitive match of the season. The second-ranked Nadal had a bye in the first round and arrived in Australia after withdrawing from an exhibition...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Serena Williams of the United states during their mixed doubles match at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Tuesday, 1, Jan. 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
January 01, 2019 - 11:57 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland's 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup. "...
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Andy Murray of Britain plays a shot during his match against James Duckworth of Australia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 01, 2019 - 5:47 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray doesn't know how long his latest comeback can last, so he's planning on making the most of it. The 31-year-old Murray returned to competitive tennis for the first time since September and gradually warmed into it, taking the last four games in a 6-3, 6-4 win...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland during his mixed doubles match with Belinda Bencic, against Cameron Norrie and Katie Boulter of Britain at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
December 30, 2018 - 12:35 pm
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer's wish is about to be granted — he's getting the chance to return Serena Williams' powerful serve. The famously unflappable Swiss acknowledges being excited about the prospect of taking on his fellow tennis great on Tuesday in a Hopman Cup mixed doubles match...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain talks to journalists on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
December 27, 2018 - 6:22 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rafael Nadal is confident he can be fit for the Australian Open as he chases an 18th Grand Slam title. A right knee injury forced Nadal to retire from his U.S. Open semifinal in early September — his last competitive match — and the 32-year-old Spaniard had...
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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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