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Spain's Rafael Nadal gestures as he competes with Argentina's Diego Schwartzman during their quarterfinals at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

Nadal beaten by Schwartzman in 1st tournament in 7 months

Sep. 19, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s first tournament in seven months ended with a 6-2, 7-5 loss to Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Saturday. Nadal, a nine-time champion in Rome, had never lost to the 15th-ranked Schwartzman in nine previous meetings. But Schwartzman dictated the...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Serbia's Filip Krajnovic during their Italian Open tennis tournament match, in Rome, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

Pushed to the limit, Djokovic finds a way to win in Rome

Sep. 18, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic was being pushed so hard in the first set by Filip Krajinovic that he urgently needed somewhere to sit down and catch his breath. Since it was 5-5 and not time for a changeover, he plopped down on one of the new boxes installed behind the court for players’ towels —...

Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Margarita Gasparyan, of Russia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Serena Williams sets up US Open showdown vs. Sloane Stephens

Sep. 3, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, Serena Williams won in straight sets again. And yes, she moved into an all-American showdown at the U.S. Open against Sloane Stephens. Still, this victory did not quite go according to plan. Her serve only so-so at times, her footwork a bit off, Williams got by and got through Thursday...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic makes a forehand return to Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff during their first round singles match the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Djokovic is scheduled to play in the U.S. Open, scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

US OPEN 2020: Novak Djokovic seeded No. 1, eyes 18th Slam

Aug. 29, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

Men to watch at the U.S. Open in New York, where play is scheduled to begin Monday: NOVAK DJOKOVIC Ranked: 1 Country: Serbia Age: 33 Career Singles Titles: 80 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 17 — U.S. Open (3: 2011, 2015, 2018), Australian Open (7: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020), French Open...

Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, returns to Ugo Humbert, of France, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

After COVID, Dimitrov wins in New York; women seeds 1-2 out

Aug. 23, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two months after barely being able to walk while ill with COVID-19, Grigor Dimitrov played a professional tennis match at the Western & Southern Open on Sunday and -- while the result was not what was most important -- he won. “I said to myself, ‘I’ll give it a...