Latest Alexander Zverev News

7-time champion Serena Williams won't play Australian Open

Dec. 08, 2021 09:48 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Not long after Serena Williams' name was absent from the entry list for the Australian Open, she confirmed the obvious: the seven-time champion won't play the 2022 edition of the season-opening major in January. The 40-year-old Williams hasn't played...

Austria's lockdown affects return of Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 22, 2021 07:25 AM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — No Davis Cup tennis fans will be allowed in Innsbruck as Austria goes back into lockdown. Capacity will be at 60% in Turin, where Italian children will be occupying vast portions of the stands amid slow ticket sales. Attendance in Madrid will be at a maximum of 75%. ...

A sign for '22: Zverev dominates to claim ATP Finals trophy

Nov. 21, 2021 13:42 PM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — If Alexander Zverev’s performance this weekend is any indication, a lot can be expected from the third-ranked German in 2022. Zverev beat the top two players in consecutive matches to earn his second title at the ATP Finals. ...

Zverev denies Djokovic another chance to earn a big title

Nov. 20, 2021 18:58 PM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — For the second time this year, Alexander Zverev has denied Novak Djokovic the chance to play for a big trophy. Following up his win over the top-ranked player in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics, Zverev beat Djokovic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3 at the same...

Djokovic opens ATP Finals beating Ruud

Nov. 15, 2021 17:15 PM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Five-time champion Novak Djokovic reopened his ATP Finals account and beat Casper Ruud 7-6 (4), 6-2 on Monday. He’s attempting to match Roger Federer’s record of six titles at the elite season-ending event for the top eight players. ...

Medvedev and Zverev win; Berrettini injured at ATP Finals

Nov. 14, 2021 17:58 PM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Strong serving and consistent baseline play propelled U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev to a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 win over first-time qualifier Hubert Hurkacz in the opening match of the ATP Finals on Sunday. In the day’s second match, 2018 champion...

Djokovic reaches Paris final to end record 7th year as No. 1

Nov. 06, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic will end the year at No. 1 for a record seventh time after rallying to beat Hubert Hurkacz 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the Paris Masters semifinals on Saturday. Djokovic, who also stays on course for a record-extending sixth Paris Masters title,...

Upsets send Fritz, Basilashvili to semis at Indian Wells

Oct. 16, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Taylor Fritz beat No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Friday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in front of a hometown crowd, scoring the biggest win of his young career. Fritz rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the third...

Norrie, Dimitrov advance to semifinals at Indian Wells

Oct. 15, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Norrie routed 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open and extend the best season of his career. Norrie needed just 73 minutes to dismantle Schwartzman, who finally held serve...

Dimitrov downs top-seeded Medvedev in 3 sets at Indian Wells

Oct. 14, 2021 02:20 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov outlasted top-seeded Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Wednesday in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, extending the parade of upsets that has knocked out several top players. Medvedev’s loss left the combined ATP and WTA...