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Britain, Kazakhstan, Croatia advance at Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 28, 2021 12:54 PM EST

Britain, Kazakhstan and Croatia each advanced to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup Finals by winning their groups on Sunday. Britain beat the Czech Republic 2-1 to win Group C in Innsbruck, Austria, setting up a quarterfinal against either Serbia and top-ranked Novak...

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...

China says 'not aware' of tennis player Peng Shuai issue

Nov. 19, 2021 18:49 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Ministry stuck to its line Friday that it wasn’t aware of the controversy surrounding Peng Shuai, the tennis professional who disappeared after accusing a former top official of sexually assaulting her. Ministry spokesperson Zhao...

Doubts over China tennis star's email raise safety concerns

Nov. 18, 2021 19:27 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese professional tennis player not seen in public since she accused a former top government official of sexual assault purportedly sent an email claiming she was safe and that the allegation was false, a message that only amplified concerns about her safety and...

Novak Djokovic beats Rublev to reach ATP Finals semifinals

Nov. 17, 2021 17:26 PM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Novak Djokovic advanced to the semifinals of the ATP Finals by beating Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday. The top-ranked Djokovic is attempting to match Roger Federer’s record of six titles at the season-ending event for the top eight players in...

Analysis: Federer sees 'end is near,' hopes for on-court bye

Nov. 17, 2021 16:51 PM EST

Just before the start of Wimbledon in late June, Roger Federer recalled a conversation about retirement that he had with Pete Sampras a decade ago. “He was wondering how much longer I had in the tank. This was when I was just hitting 30,” Federer said. “He was...

Federer set to miss Wimbledon, dreams of 1 more Slam final

Nov. 17, 2021 08:09 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer does not expect to return from his latest knee surgery in time for next year's tournament at Wimbledon. The 40-year-old tennis great, who has won a record eight titles at the All England Club, said in an interview published Wednesday in...

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. ...