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Daniil Medvedev of Russia holds up the winners trophy as confetti falls after defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria in the final of the ATP World Finals tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Analysis: Medvedev, Thiem get tennis set for intriguing 2021

Nov. 23, 2020 1:18 PM EST

No one thinks it’s time to write off Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal — or even Roger Federer — just yet. Well, they shouldn’t, anyway. Still, the season-ending ATP Finals set the stage for an intriguing 2021 in men’s tennis with the emergence of Daniil Medvedev and the continued...

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning match point against Alexander Zverev of Germany during their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Djokovic beats Zverev to complete ATP Finals semis lineup

Nov. 20, 2020 4:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic ensured the world’s top four players reached the semifinals of the ATP Finals for the first time since 2004 by eliminating Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Friday. The top-ranked Djokovic lined up Dominic Thiem on Saturday as he goes for a record-tying sixth title at the...

Daniil Medvedev of Russia plays a return to Alexander Zverev of Germany during their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Medvedev wins with underarm serve at ATP Finals

Nov. 16, 2020 6:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Daniil Medvedev pulled off an underarm serve as he outlasted Alexander Zverev and joined Novak Djokovic as a winner at the ATP Finals on day two Monday. Medvedev prevailed 6-3, 6-4, while Djokovic cruised past Finals debutant Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-2 in an empty O2 Arena. Djokovic and...

Austria's Dominic Thiem returns a shot to  Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas, during their London 2020 group singles match on day one of the ATP Finals tennis championship at the O2 Arena, London, Sunday Nov. 15, 2020. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Thiem, Nadal win opening matches at ATP Finals in London

Nov. 15, 2020 6:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Thiem made sure this year's ATP Finals didn't begin the same way last year's ended. Thiem outlasted Stefanos Tsitsipas in a rematch of the 2019 final, beating the defending champion 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3 Sunday in the opening singles match of the tournament inside a largely empty O2...

Russia's Daniil Medvedev holds his trophy after the Paris Masters tennis tournament final, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Paris. Daniil Medvedev won the Paris Masters for the first time by beating Germany's Alexander Zverev 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday for his eighth career title and third at a Masters event. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Metronome Medvedev counters Zverev to win 1st Paris Masters

Nov. 8, 2020 3:07 PM EST

Once Daniil Medvedev found a way to counter Alexander Zverev's huge serve, his metronome-like rhythm clicked in and he counterattacked clinically to win the Paris Masters for the first time. Medvedev's 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 victory Sunday gave him his eighth career title and third at a Masters event. “I managed to...

Germany's Alexander Zverev reacts after winning his semi-final game against Spain's Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Zverev tops Nadal, sets up Paris Masters final vs. Medvedev

Nov. 7, 2020 2:40 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Alexander Zverev advanced to the Paris Masters final for the first time by beating top-seeded Rafael Nadal 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday, denying Nadal the chance to win a tournament that continues to elude him. The fourth-seeded Zverev faces No. 3 Daniil Medvedev in Sunday's final, and leads him 5-1...

Germany's Alexander Zverev reacts during his ATP bett1HULKS Indoors tennis final against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Zverev beats Auger-Aliassime in Cologne to end title wait

Oct. 18, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Alexander Zverev ended his 17-month wait for a title by drawing on the pain of his U.S. Open final defeat to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-3 and win the Cologne Indoors on Sunday. Zverev has had a breakthrough year in Grand Slam tournaments with his first semifinal at the...

FILE  - In this June 5, 2011, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies after the men's final match for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the French Open final to win his 20th Grand Slam title, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. That ties Roger Federer’s record for most major tennis championships by a man. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Analysis: Let Nadal vs. Federer vs. Djokovic GOAT debate go

Oct. 12, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

Now that the 2020 Grand Slam season is done and Rafael Nadal is tied with Roger Federer at 20 major championships, the most for a man in tennis history, followed by Novak Djokovic at 17, some might be tempted to rekindle the conversation about which is the “Greatest of All-Time.” The truth is,...

Stadium workers watch Argentina's Diego Schwartzman celebrate his win as the duration of the match, five hours and eight minutes, is shown in the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Analysis: Let Slam rules be -- 5 sets; no 'breaker in Paris

Oct. 8, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

As it is, Rafael Nadal would be a big favorite to win his French Open semifinal, of course. He is, after all, a 12-time champion and a combined 24-0 in that round and finals at Roland Garros; he's 9-1 against Friday’s opponent, Diego Schwartzman. There’s also this working in Nadal’s favor: He...

Sebastian Korda of the U.S. congratulates Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, with his win in the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Star-struck Korda asks Nadal for autograph after Paris rout

Oct. 4, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It’s not often that a tennis player calls being on the wrong end of a 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 Grand Slam result “super awesome” or “definitely the best moment of my life.” It’s also rather rare for a player to go up to the net and ask the guy who just beat him...