Rafael Nadal

MADRID | Djokovic: Exhibition in Saudi Arabia not happening this year

MADRID— Novak Djokovic says an exhibition match against Rafael Nadal in Saudi Arabia has been called off because the Spaniard underwent ankle surgery. The top-ranked Djokovic told BBC Sports on Friday that “the match is not happening this year” because of Nadal’s injury. Djokovic and Nadal had expressed doubt as to whether they would play … Continue reading MADRID | Djokovic: Exhibition in Saudi Arabia not happening this year

PARIS | Djokovic beats Federer in epic Paris semi; facing Khachanov

PARIS — Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) in an epic Paris Masters semifinal lasting three hours, finally sealing victory when Federer hit a backhand into the net after saving two match points. Djokovic’s fourth straight win over Federer and 25th in 47 contests sends him into the final against unseeded … Continue reading PARIS | Djokovic beats Federer in epic Paris semi; facing Khachanov

NEW YORK | The Latest: Thiem ousts 2017 US Open runner-up Anderson

NEW YORK  — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Dominic Thiem has eliminated 2017 U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson with a 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (2) victory in the fourth round. Anderson was hoping to earn a rematch with Rafael Nadal, who beat him last year in the final … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Thiem ousts 2017 US Open runner-up Anderson

NEW YORK | Alexander Zverev finally reaches 3rd round at US Open

NEW YORK — Alexander Zverev is finally hanging around for the third round of the U.S. Open. The No. 4 seed beat Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday, winning a second-round match for the first time in his four trips to Flushing Meadows. The German leads the ATP Tour in wins this year, has … Continue reading NEW YORK | Alexander Zverev finally reaches 3rd round at US Open

NEW YORK | The Latest: Isner’s 38 aces help him get to US Open’s 3rd Rd

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Serena Williams set up a third-round showdown at the U.S. Open against her older sister by hitting 13 aces and overwhelming 101st-ranked Carina Witthoeft of Germany 6-2, 6-2 in a little more than an hour. This Williams vs. Williams … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Isner’s 38 aces help him get to US Open’s 3rd Rd

NEW YORK | Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal on schedule as US Open begins

NEW YORK — A long list of returns highlights Day 1 at the U.S. Open as the year’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament gets started. The schedule Monday includes Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka — all past champions at Flushing Meadows who missed last year’s U.S. Open. In addition, defending champions Rafael Nadal … Continue reading NEW YORK | Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal on schedule as US Open begins

TORONTO | Nadal ends Tsitsipas’ Toronto run on Greek’s 20th birthday

TORONTO— Rafael Nadal won his 80th ATP World Tour title Sunday — and spoiled Stefanos Tsitsipas’ 20th birthday. The top-ranked Nadal beat the unseeded Greek upstart 6-2, 7-6 (4) for his fourth Rogers Cup crown and fifth victory of the year. He has 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. “If you told me this … Continue reading TORONTO | Nadal ends Tsitsipas’ Toronto run on Greek’s 20th birthday

TORONTO | Greek teen Tsitsipas, top-ranked Nadal reach Toronto final

TORONTO — Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas became the youngest player to beat four straight top-10 players in an event since the ATP World Tour was established in 1990, outlasting Kevin Anderson 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (7) on Saturday to reach the Rogers Cup final. Tsitsipas will celebrate his 20th birthday Sunday by facing top-ranked Rafael … Continue reading TORONTO | Greek teen Tsitsipas, top-ranked Nadal reach Toronto final