Tennis

Japan's Kei Nishikori celebrates after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic during their quarterfinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Friday, April, 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 20, 2018 - 12:39 pm
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal won nine straight games to open his match against Dominic Thiem, quickly advancing to the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals with a 6-0, 6-2 victory on Friday. The top-ranked Spaniard is on course for a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo title. Thiem, an Austrian who is seeded...
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From left, France's Team members Amandine Hesse, Pauline Parmentier, Kristina Mladenovic, captain Yannick Noah and United States' Fed Cup team members, captain Kathy Rinaldi, Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Coco Vandeweghe, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, pose for photo after the draw ceremony in Aix-en-Provence, Friday, April 20, 2018. The Fed Cup semifinal matches between France and USA will take place Saturday and next Sunday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
April 20, 2018 - 12:38 pm
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will open play for the U.S. against Pauline Parmentier of France in the Fed Cup semifinals. France No. 1 Kristina Mladenovic and CoCo Vandeweghe will follow on Saturday in the second singles at the new 6,700-capacity Arena Pays d'Aix...
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April 20, 2018 - 11:56 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will play at the Barcelona Open next week. Event organizers made the announcement on Friday, a day after the Serb was beaten by Dominic Thiem in the Monte Carlo Masters third round. Djokovic has played at four tournaments this season as he...
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April 19, 2018 - 11:00 am
MONACO (AP) — A day after needing 10 match points to advance, Novak Djokovic didn't even come close to getting one. The former top-ranked Serb lost to Dominic Thiem 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 Thursday in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters despite saying recently he was finally playing pain free...
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April 18, 2018 - 1:47 pm
MONACO (AP) — Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal needed a combined 14 match points to reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. After Djokovic finally converted his 10th match point to beat Borna Coric 7-6 (2) 7-5, Nadal required four in a 6-1, 6-3 win against...
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April 16, 2018 - 2:05 pm
MONACO (AP) — After easing into the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday, a relieved Novak Djokovic said his troublesome right elbow no longer bothers him. Djokovic beat Serbian countryman Dusan Lajovic 6-0, 6-1. He won on his first match point, whipped off his hat, tilted his head...
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April 08, 2018 - 11:24 am
VARAZDIN, Croatia (AP) — Marin Cilic put away Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 to send Croatia into the Davis Cup semifinals on Sunday. Cilic clinched the quarterfinal against Kazakhstan 3-1 on indoor clay after the two-hour match, the easiest of his three straight wins over Kukushkin. Cilic didn't...
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Frances Pierre Hugues Herbert, right, and Nicolas Mahut touch hands during their Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal match against Italy's Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, in Genoa, Italy, Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
April 07, 2018 - 11:23 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut beat Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 for France to lead Italy 2-1 in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Saturday. Herbert's and Mahut's constant net rushing proved too much to handle for the Italian pair, which fell apart late...
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April 06, 2018 - 10:19 am
VARAZDIN, Croatia (AP) — Marin Cilic dispatched Dmitry Popko 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 to put Croatia 1-0 over Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday. Cilic hit 10 aces, 32 winners to Popko's 12, and lost only 11 points on serve in a first-time matchup between players ranked No. 3 and No. 258...
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John Isner celebrates after defeating Alexander Zverev, of Russia, during the final at the Miami Open tennis tournament Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. John Isner won the biggest title of his 14-year career on Sunday, holding every service game and rallying past Zverev in the Miami Open final, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
April 01, 2018 - 5:17 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — John Isner punctuated his unexpected run to the Miami Open title with a surprising display of agility, dancing across the court while basking in a breakthrough. The 6-foot-10 Isner looked twice as tall skipping about with a grin brighter than the Florida sunshine. He had...
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