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FILE - In this June 5, 2016, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain's Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Djokovic traveled to the United States, won the Western & Southern Open and experienced a tumultuous exit from the 2020 U.S. Open via disqualification, then flew back halfway around the world and won the Italian Open, which he probably considers perfect preparation for the year’s last Grand Slam tournament, the French Open. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

FRENCH OPEN 2020: Managing quick continent, surface switch

Sep. 23, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

Serena Williams bypassed any clay-court tuneup tournaments ahead of the French Open, so her first match at Roland Garros will be her first competition since the U.S. Open. Naomi Osaka won the U.S. Open and is sitting out the French Open, which starts its 15 days of main-draw action Sunday after being postponed in...

Serbia's Novak Đjoković kisses his trophy after winning his match with Argentina's Diego Sebastián Schwartzman during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

Djokovic wins in Rome: 'I moved on' after US Open default

Sep. 21, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Fifteen days after he was defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic had plenty to celebrate on Monday. Djokovic beat Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 to win his fifth Italian Open title; he passed childhood idol Pete Sampras for the second-most weeks at No. 1 with 287 — trailing only Roger...

Serbia's Novak Đjoković returns the ball to Norway's Casper Ruud during their semifinal at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

'I deserved it': Djokovic gets obscenity warning in SF win

Sep. 20, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic knows it isn’t model behavior when he loses his cool on the tennis court. Yet he just can’t help himself. Exactly two weeks after he was defaulted from the U.S. Open, and a day after he was warned by the chair umpire for breaking his racket in a fit of rage,...

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 —...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his match against Italy's Salvatore Caruso, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

Djokovic behaves better in 1st match since US Open default

Sep. 16, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic behaved better Wednesday in his first match since being defaulted from the U.S. Open. The top-ranked Serb was mostly courteous with the chair umpire and had no interaction with the line judges during a 6-3, 6-2 win over local wild-card entry Salvatore Caruso in his opening match...

Dominic Thiem, of Austria, reacts after defeating Alexander Zverev, of Germany, in the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Analysis: Win in 'cruel' US Open final shows Thiem's promise

Sep. 14, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen hours after Dominic Thiem collapsed on the court as the U.S. Open champion — his mind weary, his legs weak — he smiled when asked how he felt getting out of bed Monday. “Well, I didn’t wake up today, because I didn’t sleep for one second. I was...

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts after inadvertently hitting a line judge with a ball after hitting it in reaction to losing a point against Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in New York. Djokovic defaulted the match. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Djokovic says he learned a 'big lesson' from US Open default

Sep. 14, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic learned “a big lesson” after being disqualified from the U.S. Open for unintentionally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball. The incident eight days ago marked a stunning end to Djokovic’s 29-match winning streak and his bid for an 18th Grand Slam...

Dominic Thiem, of Austria, reacts after defeating Alexander Zverev, of Germany, in the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Thiem 1st since 1949 to win US Open after ceding 1st 2 sets

Sep. 13, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Open unlike any other finished unlike any other — with an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker as Dominic Thiem became the first man in 71 years to win the final after dropping the opening two sets. So close to defeat in a nearly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium — fans were...

Dominic Thiem, of Austria, returns a shot to Alexander Zverev, of Germany, during the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Latest: Thiem wins US Open in fifth-set tiebreaker

Sep. 13, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 8:25 p.m. Dominic Thiem has won his first major title by outlasting Alexander Zverev in the first U.S. Open final to be decided in a fifth-set tiebreaker. Thiem won 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7). The mental struggle to make...