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Defending champ Zverev beats error-prone Nadal at ATP Finals

Nov. 11, 2019 7:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After being thoroughly outplayed by defending champion Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal refused to make any excuses. The top-ranked Spaniard wouldn't blame the abdominal problem that forced him to pull out of the Paris Masters semifinals just nine days earlier, or a hand...

Djokovic and Nadal on course to meet in Paris Masters final

Nov. 1, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal remain on course to face off in the Paris Masters final, a 55th match in their intense rivalry, after winning their quarterfinals in straight sets on Friday. Djokovic demolished seventh-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1, 6-2 after losing to the...

No. 1 Djokovic and No. 2 Nadal reach Paris Masters 3rd round

Oct. 30, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Four-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame a first-set wobble against unheralded Corentin Moutet, beating the 97th-ranked Frenchman 7-6 (2), 6-4 to reach the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. The top-ranked Djokovic lost his serve in game seven and needed to save two set points in...

Ashleigh Barty set for 1st WTA Finals appearance in China

Oct. 26, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Ashleigh Barty of Australia is ready to cap off the most successful season of her career with a first appearance in the year-end WTA Finals. Barty achieved a number of career firsts this season, winning a Grand Slam title at the French Open, earning the No. 1 ranking and leading...

WTA Finals: US Open champ Andreescu faces Halep for 1st time

Oct. 25, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu and Wimbledon winner Simona Halep will meet for the first time at the season-ending WTA Finals at Shenzhen. In the draw on Friday, the fourth-seeded Andreescu will play No. 5 Halep on Monday in the Purple Group. The group includes No. 2 Karolina...

Kyrgios to play Davis Cup for Australia, despite probation

Oct. 22, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt said he's willing to overlook Nick Kyrgios's recent outbursts on the ATP Tour, selecting the talented but wayward star for the revamped Davis Cup finals. Kyrgios is serving a six-month probation on the ATP Tour after a meltdown at the Cincinnati tournament and...

2014 US Open runner-up Nishikori to have right elbow surgery

Oct. 21, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

Kei Nishikori, the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up, will have season-ending surgery on his right elbow and is aiming to be ready to go for the start of 2020. Nishikori's manager, Olivier van Lindonk, wrote in an email Monday that the right-hander from Japan will have a "small procedure removing two small bone spurs" in...

Andy Murray chosen to represent Britain in Davis Cup finals

Oct. 21, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has been chosen to play for Britain in the Davis Cup finals, organizers said Monday. The three-time Grand Slam champion, who won a title on Sunday for the first time since hip surgery in January, has not played in the team tournament since 2016. Britain will play the Netherlands...

Just 15, Coco Gauff tops Ostapenko for 1st WTA singles title

Oct. 14, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title. The American beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the final of the Upper Austria Ladies tournament Sunday, making Gauff the youngest winner of a singles trophy on the WTA tour...

Gauff reaches 2nd round in Linz thanks to lucky loser spot

Oct. 8, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff took full advantage of a "lucky loser" spot at the Upper Austria Ladies, beating Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele, 6-3, 7-6 (3) Tuesday to reach the second round at the indoor tournament. The American teenager lost in qualifying for the tournament — her first event...