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Fognini, Sinner advance in straight sets at Monte Carlo

Apr. 13, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Fabio Fognini opened the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Miomir Kecmanovic Tuesday as second-ranked Daniil Medvedev withdrew from the clay-court tournament after testing positive for COVID-19. The 15th-seeded Fognini...

Goffin and Thompson reach 2nd round at Monte Carlo Masters

Apr. 11, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — David Goffin beat an erratic Marin Cilic 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 to reach the second round of the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday. Although the 2014 U.S. Open champion Cilic had 10 aces and led the match 3-0, he made 52 unforced errors and also dropped...

When will next generation of tennis overtake the Big Three?

Apr. 05, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The next generation of men’s tennis remains a jumble of unrealized potential. With Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer skipping the Miami Open, the tournament was expected to bring the game’s new faces into sharper focus. Instead, the outlook...

Hurkacz wins his biggest title by beating Sinner in Miami

Apr. 04, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — With the Big Three absent at the Miami Open, and tennis' next generation scrambling to fill the void, it was Hubert Hurkacz of Poland who made a breakthrough. The 24-year-old Hurkacz won the biggest title of his career by beating 19-year-old Jannik Sinner...

Italian 19-year-old Jannik Sinner reaches Miami Open final

Apr. 02, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former junior skiing champion Jannik Sinner has joined some fast company at the Miami Open. On Friday, the 19-year-old Italian became the fourth teenager to reach the Miami men’s final. The others: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi. ...

Defending champ Barty to play Andreescu in Miami Open final

Apr. 02, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In her first match at this year's Miami Open, Ash Barty was one point from elimination. Now she’s one win from becoming a repeat champion. The top-ranked Barty returned to the final by beating No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday. ...

Tsitsipas, with Big Three missing, makes 4th round in Miami

Mar. 27, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — For tennis up-and-comers like Stefanos Tsitsipas, the draw at the Miami Open began to look a lot less daunting even before the tournament began. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer withdrew because of injuries, and Novak Djokovic decided against making the trip...

No home court advantage: Venus loses early at Miami Open

Mar. 23, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It has been 20 years since Venus Williams won her home tournament, and her stay at the 2021 Miami Open was brief. Williams was eliminated on the first day of play Tuesday by 89th-ranked Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan, 6-2, 7-6 (10). The...

Serena Williams latest star to withdraw from Miami Open

Mar. 21, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Serena Williams is the latest Grand Slam champion to withdraw from the Miami Open. Williams pulled out Sunday, citing recent oral surgery. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer announced earlier they would skip the tournament, which begins Tuesday....

Djokovic pulls out of Miami Open, citing virus restrictions

Mar. 19, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic pulled out of the upcoming Miami Open on Friday, citing coronavirus restrictions as he joined Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on the sideline. The tournament begins Tuesday, with only 750 fans allowed on the grounds per session. The...