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Berrettini, Ruud, Rublev give Team Europe 3-1 Laver Cup lead

Sep. 25, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The pandemic-delayed fourth edition of the Laver Cup — and first without Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic participating — began Friday with Team Europe taking a 3-1 lead over Team World thanks to victories in singles from Matteo Berrettini, Casper Ruud and...

Male tennis players surveyed on LGBTQ attitudes, environment

Sep. 24, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

About 60 players on the men’s professional tennis tour have taken part so far in an anonymous, online survey about LGBTQ issues that ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli calls part of a “broader initiative” to create “an environment for players and staff that is inclusive, that is diverse and...

Ruud helps Norway take 2-0 lead over Uzbekistan in Davis Cup

Sep. 17, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Casper Ruud’s Davis Cup debut as a Top 10 player resulted in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Khumoyun Sultanov on Friday, helping Norway take a 2-0 lead over visiting Uzbekistan in the World Group I playoffs. The 22-year-old Ruud — whose father, Christian,...

Analysis: Djokovic 'still hanging on,' seeking major titles

Sep. 13, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic was, understandably, deflated. The quest to do something no man has done in more than a half-century took a lot out of him, physically and emotionally. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic acknowledged as much after crying during the last changeover...

Raducanu's US Open title moves her up 127 spots to No. 23

Sep. 13, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Raducanu's qualifier-to-champion run at the U.S. Open vaulted her 127 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-high No. 23 on Monday. The 18-year-old from Britain began the year ranked 345th, rose to 179th in July by reaching...

Serbia cries with Djokovic over lost chance to make history

Sep. 13, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia awoke to disappointment on Monday after Novak Djokovic failed in his attempt to make tennis history by becoming the first man in more than 50 years to win a calendar-year Grand Slam. Instead of the usual fireworks, car horns blaring and...

US Open Glance: Djokovic's true Slam bid stopped by Medvedev

Sep. 12, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A LOOK AT SUNDAY Novak Djokovic was stopped by Daniil Medvedev in his bid for the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men's tennis since 1969. Medvedev won 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 for his first major title. Djokovic beat Medvedev in the Australian Open final, then...

Medvedev overcomes pressure, Djokovic to win U.S. Open

Sep. 12, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniil Medvedev had outplayed the man he considers the best ever in tennis for about two hours. Then it was time to finish off Novak Djokovic. That's when Medvedev's serve and his body started to falter. He double-faulted on his first match point. He did...

'Relief': Djokovic's bid for year Slam ends against Medvedev

Sep. 12, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A game from the end of his bid for what would have been the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969, Novak Djokovic covered his face with a towel, hiding his tears during a changeover. For 27 Grand Slam matches in 2021, on hard...

The Latest: Medvedev says celebration was nod to FIFA game

Sep. 12, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 8:35 p.m. Daniil Medvedev's celebration for his first major tennis title was a nod to a soccer video game. Medvedev slowly...