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Coric, Khachanov progress in Halle Open

Jun. 19, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Borna Coric outlasted Portuguese qualifier Joao Sousa 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) to reach the quarterfinals of the Halle Open on Wednesday. Coric, who defeated Roger Federer in last year's final, saved seven of the nine break points he faced and took his match point...

Zverev, Khachanov bounce back at Halle Open

Jun. 17, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Alexander Zverev and Karen Khachanov bounced back from disappointments in Stuttgart last week to reach the second round of the Halle Open on Monday. Second-seeded Zverev defeated Robin Haase 6-4, 7-5, while Khachanov celebrated his first match as a top-10 player with a 7-6 (5), 6-4...

Raonic hits 31 aces to beat Popyrin at Stuttgart Open

Jun. 11, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Milos Raonic hit 31 aces to beat Australian qualifier Alexei Popyrin 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the Stuttgart Open on Tuesday. The sixth-seeded Raonic, who lost last year's final to Roger Federer, next faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the grass-court tournament. Fellow...

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga strikes 13 aces on Stuttgart Open debut

Jun. 10, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga powered past 2017 semifinalist Mischa Zverev 6-3, 6-0 before rain brought an early end to play at the Stuttgart Open on Monday. Tsonga struck 13 aces as he wrapped up his debut at the grass-court tournament in under an hour to set up a second-round meeting with...

Auger-Aliassime, Fritz advance to Lyon semifinals

May. 23, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Fourth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime hit 11 aces in a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Steve Johnson on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Lyon Open. The Canadian teenager will face top-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili — who defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-4 at the clay-court tournament,...

Teenager Auger-Aliassime reaches 3rd round in Lyon

May. 21, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the third round of the Lyon Open with a 7-6 (3), 7-5 over John Millman of Australia on Tuesday. The 18-year-old Auger-Aliassime, who rose to No. 28 in the ATP rankings this week, saved five break points to set up a meeting with Steve...

Italy's men are starting to matter in tennis like its women

May. 15, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — After four decades of dormancy, male tennis players in Italy are finally showing signs of becoming as good as the women have been. Marco Cecchinato got things rolling by reaching the French Open semifinals last year — the first Italian man to reach the last four of a major since 1978....

Local 17-year-old wild card beats US veteran Johnson in Rome

May. 12, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Local teenager Jannik Sinner rallied to beat American veteran Steve Johnson 1-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the Italian Open on Sunday. In his Masters Series debut, the 17-year-old Sinner saved a match point when he trailed 2-5 in the final set, winning five straight games to close it out...