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ATP Finals moving to Turin from 2021-25; succeeds London

Apr. 24, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The ATP Finals is moving to Turin in 2021. The Italian city will host the tennis event for five years through 2025, succeeding current host London. The tournament will be played inside the PalaAlpitour, a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena built to host hockey games during the 2006 Turin Olympics....

Nishikori advances, Zverev eliminated early in Barcelona

Apr. 23, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Second-seeded Alexander Zverev lost to 81st-ranked Nicolas Jarry in the Barcelona Open on Tuesday after failing to convert a match point, while former champion Kei Nishikori and third-seeded Dominic Thiem easily advanced to the third round. Zverev lost 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) to Jarry, a...

Wimbledon finalist Anderson skips French Open, clay circuit

Apr. 23, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

Two-time Grand Slam runner-up Kevin Anderson is skipping the clay-court swing this season because of a lingering right elbow injury. Anderson announced Tuesday via a post on Twitter that he is withdrawing from the French Open, as well as tuneup tournaments in Estoril, Madrid and Rome. The 6-foot-8 (2.03-meter)...

Nadal to face 63rd-ranked Mayer in Barcelona Open

Apr. 22, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal will face Leonardo Mayer in his first match at the Barcelona Open. Mayer defeated Marius Copil 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-5 in the first round on Monday. The 63rd-ranked Argentine saved all five break points he faced in a match lasting more than two and a half...

France beats Romania in doubles to reach Fed Cup final

Apr. 21, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ROUEN, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia held her nerve on serve in the decisive doubles match as France reached the Fed Cup final with a nail-biting 3-2 win Sunday against a Simona Halep-inspired Romania. Teaming up with Kristina Mladenovic for the first time in two years in the Fed Cup, Garcia sealed victory...

Fognini realizes boyhood dream to win Monte Carlo Masters

Apr. 21, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — On the clay courts where he once practiced as a youth with big dreams, Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final. The local lad from nearby San Remo, a 40-minute drive away along the Mediterranean coast...

Fognini stuns Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo final

Apr. 20, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal his first defeat here since a loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals. Fognini had beaten Nadal twice...

Surprised Nadal sees 'super solid' Djokovic exit Monte Carlo

Apr. 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in reaching the semifinals on Friday. Quite an admission from the best player in clay-court history, who has won both...

Nadal, Djokovic reach quarterfinals at Monte Carlo Masters

Apr. 18, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic eased into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday, remaining on course to meet in the final of the clay-court tournament they've long dominated. The two rivals, who share 32 Grand Slam titles, could meet for a 54th time....

Nadal opens clay season with easy win at Monte Carlo Masters

Apr. 17, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Back on his favorite surface, Rafael Nadal showed no lingering effects of a recent injury as he breezed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Roberto Bautista Agut. Nadal was making his season debut on clay and playing his first match since...