Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori for 4th Rogers Cup title


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Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori for 4th Rogers Cup title
Novak Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori to win his 4th Rodgers Cup title.

Germany’s Alexander Zverev withdraws from Olympics
Alexander Zverev has become the latest tennis player to drop out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, citing health issues.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advances to Toronto semifinals
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-6 (6), 6-4 on Friday to advance to the Rogers Cup semifinals.

Venus Williams tumbles out of Rogers Cup in Montreal
Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match.

Novak Djokovic survives scare, tops Gilles Muller in Toronto
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic survived a scare to beat Gilles Muller 7-5, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday in the Rogers Cup.

Monfils, Berdych earn wins at Rogers Cup
Gael Monfils of France defeated Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3, 6-3 and fifth seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic beat Croatia’s Borna Coric 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday.

Serena Williams out of Rogers Cup with inflamed shoulder
Serena Williams has pulled out of the Rogers Cup because of shoulder inflammation.

Venus Williams reaches Bank of the West semifinals
Top-seeded Venus Williams reached the Bank of the West Classic semifinals, beating 17-year-old wild-card entry CiCi Bellis 6-4, 6-1 in an all-American match Friday night.

Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez advances to Swiss Open semifinals
Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain set up a Swiss Open semifinal against Dustin Brown by beating Elias Ymer of Sweden in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Davis Cup: Croatia rallies to stun US 3-2 in Portland
The odds stacked against his underdog side, Croatian captain Zeljko Krajan was brimming with confidence Sunday morning before the reverse singles matches in the Davis Cup quarterfinal tie against United States.

Kyle Edmund takes Britain into Davis Cup semifinals
Kyle Edmund stepped into the role of Andy Murray and took titleholder Britain into the semifinals of the Davis Cup.

Del Potro picked for Davis Cup doubles by Argentina
Argentina picked Juan Martin del Potro to play doubles against Italy in the Davis Cup quarterfinals from Friday it will be his first Davis Cup doubles.

Ruling in Maria Sharapova appeal postponed to September
A ruling on Maria Sharapova’s appeal of her two-year doping ban has been postponed until September, ruling her definitively out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title
LONDON (AP) After Britain famously endured a 77-year wait between Wimbledon men’s champions, Andy Murray has given the host country a pair of titles in quick succession. Murray dulled booming serves with quick-reflex returns, played impressively mistake-free tennis while coming up with daring passing shots and beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) on […]

Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon final for 22nd Slam title
LONDON (AP) Serena Williams won her record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday. Williams pulled even with Steffi Graf for the most major championships in the Open era, which began in 1968. Now Williams stands behind only Margaret Court’s all-time mark of 24. This was […]

Raonic beats Federer in five sets to reach first Grand Slam final
Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title was cut short in the semifinals Friday by Milos Raonic, a big-serving Canadian who came from two-sets-to-one down to win in five and reach his first Grand Slam final.

Andy Murray returns to Wimbledon final for third time
Andy Murray is back in the Wimbledon final for the third time seeking his second title at the All-England Club after taking down Tomas Berdych.

1 more for No. 22: Serena Williams powers to Wimbledon final
Serena Williams is once again one victory from her record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title after powering her way into the Wimbledon final.

Federer rallies from 2 sets down to reach Wimbledon semis
Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title remains alive after he came from two sets down and saved three match points Wednesday before overcoming Marin Cilic in five sets, advancing to the semifinals at the All England Club for the 11th time.

Federer, Murray both play for spot in Wimbledon semifinals
Roger Federer and Andy Murray are closing in on another Wimbledon final.

Djokovic conqueror Querrey reaches 1st Slam QF at Wimbledon
One match after a stunning victory over two-time reigning champion Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, there was no letdown for Sam Querrey.

Easy going: Williams crushes Beck to reach 4th round
Serena Williams will still get a decent day’s rest on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon.

Djokovic stunned by Querrey at Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic’s 30-match Grand Slam winning streak has come to an end after a shocking loss in the third round to Sam Querrey.

He’s back: Del Potro beats Wawrinka in 4 sets at Wimbledon
After a three-year absence from Wimbledon, Juan Martin del Potro is making another strong run at a Grand Slam.

Venus Williams leads American charge on Day 4 at Wimbledon
Venus Williams led a group of Americans picking up victories at Wimbledon as the tournament scrambled to get back on schedule after bad weather.

Wimbledon Lookahead: Some players still stuck in 1st round
While Novak Djokovic – he of the 30-match Grand Slam winning streak – and Roger Federer can relax and enjoy their places in Wimbledon’s third round, there are more than two dozen players still stuck in the opening round.

Willis fairytale is over: Federer beats qualifier in 3 sets
Roger Federer was not about to let this feel-good story spoil his own Wimbledon.

Wimbledon Lookahead: British tennis instructor faces Federer
Even Roger Federer appreciates the novelty of the journey that brought his out-of-nowhere opponent to their second-round match at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Defending champ Serena Williams at Wimbledon ready to play
Top-ranked Serena Williams hasn’t won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her chances of retaining the title on the eve of the tournament.

Wozniacki’s miserable year continues with another early loss
For Caroline Wozniacki, just winning a Grand Slam match these days would be nice.

2 years after cancer diagnosis, Duval is back at Wimbledon
Back at Wimbledon for the first time since she found out two years ago she had cancer, Vicky Duval felt her eyes welling with tears.

Tennis elite going to Rio, not put off by Zika virus
While the Zika virus and family concerns have notably deterred some of golf’s best players from going to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the tennis elite isn’t put off.

Wimbledon Odds are Headlined by Favorites Djokovic, Williams
The effect that Novak Djokovic’s seeming invincibility is having on Wimbledon betting odds is twofold. On the one hand, as the first male tennis player to hold all four Grand Slam men’s singles titles at once since the legendary Rod Laver, Djokovic is an overwhelming -150 favorite to win Wimbledon at sportsbooks monitored by […]

Djokovic could face Federer in Wimbledon semifinals
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are used to facing each other in the Wimbledon final. It won’t happen for a third straight year, though.

Sky names strong team for Chris Froome at Tour de France
PARIS — Defending champion Chris Froome will enjoy the support of a Team Sky squad featuring strong climbers at the Tour de France next month. Aiming to win cycling’s showpiece race for a third time, Froome will be joined by Sergio Henao, Vasil Kiryienka, Mikel Landa, Mikel Nieve, Wout Poels, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard and […]

No. 6 Victoria Azarenka withdraws injured from Wimbledon
Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a right knee injury.

Djokovic, Murray seeded 1st and 2nd at Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic cannot face Andy Murray until the final at Wimbledon after they were seeded first and second, respectively, on Wednesday for the third tennis Grand Slam of the year.

Makarova, Vesnina make it to 2nd round of Eastbourne
Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina moved into the second round of the Eastbourne International on Monday.

Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic to claim 5th Queen’s Club title
LONDON (AP) Britain’s Andy Murray claimed a record fifth title at Queen’s Club on Sunday as the top-seeded defending champion recovered from a set and 3-0 down to beat Milos Raonic 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3. Neither player faced a break point in the opening set, and after taking the tiebreaker Raonic made an intimidating start […]

Zverev beats top-seeded Federer at Gerry Weber Open
The rising German prospect notched the biggest win of his young career.

Raonic wants to extend partnership with McEnroe
McEnroe is helping ninth-ranked Raonic prepare for the Grand Slam tournament.

Murray advances to semifinals at Queen’s Club
Andy Murray continued the defense of his title at Queen’s Club on Friday, reaching the semifinals with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 victory against Kyle Edmund in an all-British match.

Murray eases into Queen’s Club quarterfinals
Andy Murray beat fellow Briton Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Queen’s Club.

Radwanska and Bencic both surprised in the first round of Aegon Classic
Agnieszka Radwanska, the top seed, and Belinda Bencic, the youngest player in the top world’s top ten, both fell at the first hurdle on a day of shocks and rainstorms at the Aegon Classic.

Zverev beats Troicki at Gerry Weber Open
Rising prospect Alexander Zverev beat seventh-seeded Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-4 to reach the second round of the Gerry Weber Open on Tuesday.

Thiem beats Kohlschreiber in Stuttgart for 1st grass title
Dominic Thiem won his fourth ATP title of the year when he came from behind to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4 in the rain-delayed final of the Mercedes Cup on Monday.

Simona Halep pulls out of Aegon Classic with Achilles injury
Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Aegon Classic in Birmingham next week because of a left Achilles injury.

Thiem beats Federer in 3 sets to reach Mercedes Cup final
Roger Federer squandered two match points and lost to Dominic Thiem 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4 in a rain-interrupted Mercedes Cup semifinal on Saturday.

Federer beats Mayer to set up semifinal with Thiem
Top-seeded Roger Federer cruised in the tiebreakers to beat German qualifier Florian Mayer 7-6 (2), 7-6 (1) for a place in the Mercedes Cup semifinals on Friday.

Tsonga pulls out of Queen’s Club tournament with injury
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of next week’s Wimbledon warmup tournament at Queen’s Club because of an adductor injury.

Federer tops Fritz to reach quarterfinals at Mercedes Cup
Roger Federer overcame a stiff challenge from Taylor Fritz to reach the Mercedes Cup quarterfinals.

Rafael Nadal to miss Wimbledon because of wrist injury
Rafael Nadal pulled out of Wimbledon on Thursday, citing the left wrist injury that forced him out of the French Open.

Rafael Nadal to miss Wimbledon because of wrist injury
Rafael Nadal has pulled out of Wimbledon, citing the left wrist injury that forced him out of the French Open.

Wozniacki wins Nottingham opener, 1st match in 10 weeks
Caroline Wozniacki’s first match in more than two months ended in victory as she beat Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Nottingham Open on Tuesday.

Roger Federer says he is ready for grass-court season
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer says he is healthy again and looking forward to the grass-court season.

Djokovic finally wins French Open, beating Murray in final
Novak Djokovic became the first man in nearly a half-century to win four consecutive major championships and finally earned an elusive French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday.

Muguruza’s first Slam title denies Williams 22nd
The day before the French Open final, Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was discussing whether his player would need to lift her level to beat Garbine Muguruza and collect a record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title.

Heavy rain drenches France, disrupts French Open
Heavy rain drenched parts of France on Tuesday, prompting flood warnings near the English Channel, causing more delays at the French Open and soaking tourists in Paris.

Two top women lose in Paris, complain about rain
Yes, they actually managed to complete a match on this wettest of weeks at the French Open. Two, even. And both involved surprises: Two of the top half-dozen seeded women lost within minutes of each other, No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 6 Simona Halep.

Frenchman Gasquet faces Murray in French Open quarters
The wait had better be worth it for tennis fans when Richard Gasquet finally takes on Andy Murray in the French Open quarterfinals.

Paris Olympic bid leader: Roof at Roland Garros not crucial
While essential for the French Open, a roof over center court at Roland Garros is “not crucial” for Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympics, the city’s bid leader said Monday as heavy rain washed out play at the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time in 16 years.

Serena Williams holds back Mladenovic at French Open
Serena Williams needed five match points, but she eventually moved into the fourth round of the French Open.

Nadal wins his 200th career Grand Slam match
Once Rafael Nadal got past the briefest of slow starts, he was just fine, easily collecting his 200th Grand Slam match victory.

Murray rallies into 3rd round at French Open
Andy Murray rallied past French wild-card entry Mathias Bourgue to reach the third round of the French Open.

Djokovic, Nadal, Murray reach 2nd round at French Open
Novak Djokovic treated the Roland Garros crowd with some great tennis shots on Tuesday. His charm offensive continued after the match.

Djokovic would like to see rankings points awarded in Rio
Novak Djokovic would like to see tennis players at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics get ranking points from the ATP and WTA tours, the way they have at past Summer Games.

Even before easy win, good day for Serena Williams in Paris
Even before Serena Williams quickly seized control of her first-round match, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open.

Wawrinka can chuckle after avoiding historic loss in Paris
So, Stan Wawrinka was asked, were you aware that in the long history of the French Open, no defending champion ever had lost in the first round?

Wawrinka trails on odds to repeat as French Open champion
After failing to get past the quarterfinals in each of his last five tournament appearances, Stan Wawrinka defends his French Open crown this week sporting +1600 odds to win the tournament at sportsbooks monitored by Wawrinka opens this year’s French Open at Stade Roland Garros in Paris looking to rebound from a disappointing early […]

Nadal back in Paris, no title to defend, no Federer to face
Through the years, Rafael Nadal grew accustomed to a couple of givens at the French Open: He would arrive as the defending champion, and Roger Federer would be somewhere in the draw, often awaiting a showdown in the final.

While Djokovic, Williams wait, Wawrinka gets going in Paris
Thanks to rain, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams must wait an extra day to start their bids for history at the French Open.

Kyrgios shout causes stir on soaked French Open Day 1
It all started with what Nick Kyrgios insisted was an innocuous, if admittedly loud, directive to a ball kid to retrieve a towel between points – shouted above the din of spectators at the French Open’s cozy Court 1.

Kvitova escapes first-round scare on Day 1
Screaming in anger and hitting her racket on the red clay of Court Philippe Chatrier, Petra Kvitova came close to an early exit at the French Open.

Turning 29, Djokovic still chasing elusive French Open
Although Novak Djokovic insists he is not “obsessed” with winning the elusive French Open title, he may never get a better chance.

Murray heads into French Open in confident form on clay
Andy Murray heads into the French Open buoyed by his form on clay, especially after beating top-ranked Novak Djokovic recently.

Roger Federer withdraws from French Open
PARIS (AP) Roger Federer has pulled out of the French Open, ending his record of appearing in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments dating back to 2000. The 17-time major champion, who had a knee operation this year but returned to play at the Monte Carlo Masters in early April, has been dealing with a back […]

Zverev beats Granollers to reach Nice quarterfinals
Eighth-seeded Alexander Zverev fought for more than 2 1/2 hours to beat Marcel Granollers and reach the quarterfinals of the Nice Open.

Former No. 1 Wozniacki withdraws from French Open
Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki has pulled out of the French Open because of an injured right ankle.

Top-seeded Errani eliminated at Strasbourg International
Top-seeded Sara Errani lost in the first round of the clay-court Strasbourg International on Monday, falling to Monica Puig 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Serena Williams ends 9-month title drought at Italian Open
Serena Williams ended a nine-month title drought with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Madison Keys in an all-American Italian Open final Sunday.

In Rome, Murray advances to 2nd straight clay-court final
Andy Murray beat French qualifier Lucas Pouille 6-2, 6-1 at the Italian Open on Saturday to advance to his second clay-court final in two weeks.

Djokovic beats Nadal for 7th straight time, reaches semis
Novak Djokovic extended his recent mastery over Rafael Nadal with a win in the Italian Open quarterfinals.

Del Potro skips French Open to focus on grass-court season
Juan Martin del Potro will skip the French Open to focus on the grass-court season.

Federer wins comfortably after last-minute decision to play
Roger Federer put his full array of shots on display in a 6-3, 7-5 win over Alexander Zverev on Wednesday in the second round of the Italian Open, an encouraging performance considering he only decided to play moments before stepping onto the court.

Murray hopes Mauresmo split not seen as failure for women
Andy Murray hopes his split with Amelie Mauresmo isn’t seen as a failure for women coaching top players.

Venus Williams wins singles, loses doubles with Serena
Singles was the easy part for Venus Williams on Monday. The difficult part came with younger sister Serena in doubles.

Murray splits from coach Mauresmo
Andy Murray split with coach Amelie Mauresmo, ending a two-year relationship during which he improved as a clay-court player.

‘Just dance’: Serena recounts taking part in Beyonce video
Beyonce told Serena Williams to dance and the tennis champion let loose.

Murray beats Nadal, reaches Madrid Open final again
Continuing to impress on clay ahead of the French Open, Andy Murray defeated Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-4 to reach his second straight Madrid Open final on Saturday.

Djokovic criticizes Tomic for giving up on match point
Novak Djokovic has criticized Bernard Tomic for giving up on match point in a loss at the Madrid Open.

Murray beats Simon to reach Madrid Open quarterfinals
Murray put on another impressive performance on clay, defeating Gilles Simon to reach the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open.

Djokovic beats Coric, advances to Madrid Open 3rd round
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic eased into the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Borna Coric 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday.

Nadal beats Kuznetsov to reach 3rd round at Madrid Masters
Rafael Nadal defeated Andrey Kuznetsov to win his 11th consecutive match this year and advance in the Madrid Masters.

Azarenka beats Cornet to advance to 3rd round in Madrid
Fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka continued her fine form, beating Alize Cornet 6-3, 6-2 to win her 16th straight match and advance to the third round of the Madrid Masters on Monday.

2nd-seeded Kerber loses in 1st round of Madrid Open
Second-seeded Angelique Kerber lost 6-4, 6-2 to Barbora Strycova in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday.

Lucie Safarova wins Prague Open for 7th career WTA title
Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic came from a set down to win the Prague Open, overcoming Sam Stosur of Australia 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the final on Saturday.

Serena Williams to miss Madrid Open because of illness
Serena Williams will miss the Madrid Open because of illness.

Top-seeded Goffin needs 3 sets to reach BMW Open quarters
Top-seeded David Goffin advanced to the quarterfinals of the BMW Open by beating Victor Estrella Burgos.

Doubles specialists face unusual pressure, atmosphere in Olympic tennis
Doubles specialists, like Bob and Mike Bryan, are prepared to face the unusual pressure and atmosphere of the Olympics.

Rafael Nadal wants his drug-test results made public
Fed up with being accused of doping, Rafael Nadal has asked for all of his drug-test results to be made public.

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