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Serbia players hold up the ATP CUP after defeating Spain during their ATP Cup tennis tournament in Sydney, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Djokovic leads Serbia to win over Spain in ATP Cup final

Jan. 12, 2020 11:34 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal, again, in a must-win match to keep Serbia in contention. Then he went back on court within an hour and combined with long-time friend Viktor Troicki to clinch the very first ATP Cup. In the country where the seven-time Australian Open champion performs like...

Rafael Nadal of Spain holds a press conference after losing to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Nadal urges tennis organizers to compromise on one World Cup

Jan. 12, 2020 10:32 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Rafael Nadal won a revamped Davis Cup in November and he lost Sunday's final of the ATP Cup, the newest international team competition. He thinks it's too much. After walking off following another hardcourt loss to Novak Djokovic, allowing Serbia to level the final after Roberto Bautista Agut...

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts to a point against Alex de Minaur of Australia during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Nadal leads Spain into ATP Cup final vs Djokovic's Serbia

Jan. 11, 2020 9:53 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Rafael Nadal was coming off a really late night, and was determined to finish work before midnight on the eve of the inaugural ATP Cup final against Serbia. After more than 20 tight games against 20-year-old Alex de Minaur's relentless attack, Nadal converted his first service break to clinch...

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts to missing a shot against David Goffin of Belgium during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Spain edges Belgium to reach ATP Cup semifinals

Jan. 10, 2020 10:00 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Rafael Nadal lost a singles match for only the second time since July, and was two points from another defeat not long after that would have ended Spain's run at the ATP Cup. But after losing to David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the singles on Friday, the top-ranked Nadal combined with Pablo...

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka during their ATP Cup tennis match in Perth, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Spain into ATP Cup quarters after Bautista Agut victory

Jan. 8, 2020 10:50 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Spain advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP Cup even before Rafael Nadal stepped on to the court Wednesday at the Perth Arena. Spain, which won the Davis Cup in Madrid with a victory over Canada, stayed in the hunt for its second international team victory in seven weeks when...

Daniil Medvedev, left, takes a selfie with his Russian team mates, second left to right, Karen Khachanov, Russian Captain Marat Safin, Teymuraz Gabashvili, Ivan Nedelko and Konstantin Kravvchuk after the medal ceremony for winning group D of the ATP Cup in Perth, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Russia, Australia, Serbia, Britain into ATP Cup quarters

Jan. 7, 2020 10:03 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Daniil Medvedev helped Russia to a 3-0 sweep of its pool matches to join Australia, Serbia and Britain in the quarterfinals of the inaugural ATP Cup on Tuesday. Medvedev clinched victory against Norway by beating Casper Ruud 6-3, 7-6 (6) in Perth. Karen Khachanov had already routed Victor...

File-This Aug. 23, 2013, file photo shows Serena Williams, of the United States, looking up at the scoreboard during her match against Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, in the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Williams has been voted the AP Female Athlete of the Decade for 2010 to 2019. Williams won 12 of her professional-era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles over the past 10 years. No other woman won more than three in that span. She also tied a record for most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 and collected a tour-leading 37 titles in all during the decade. Gymnast Simone Biles finished second in the vote by AP member sports editors and AP beat writers. Swimmer Katie Ledecky was third, followed by ski racers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

ATP Cup adds to crowded tennis dates before Australian Open

Jan. 1, 2020 12:03 AM EST

Roger Federer won't be playing until the Australian Open, but the the summer of tennis Down Under ahead of the first Grand Slam of 2020 will be a little more hectic for everybody else. Kicking off on Friday with the start of the new 24-team, Davis Cup-style ATP Cup in three cities across Australia, players will...

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Canada's Denis Shapovalov in their tennis singles match to win the Davis Cup final in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Nadal, grieving Bautista Agut lead Spain to Davis Cup title

Nov. 24, 2019 10:23 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal gave all he had on the Caja Mágica center court in Madrid. The top-ranked Spanish star even admitted he risked getting injured by playing eight matches — five singles, three doubles — in six days at the Davis Cup Finals, the new World Cup of men’s team...

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning their Davis Cup semifinal doubles match with his partner Feliciano Lopez against Great Britain's Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski in Madrid, Spain, early Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Spain beats Britain to face Canada in Davis Cup final

Nov. 23, 2019 8:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The revamped Davis Cup will reach its climax on Sunday, with Canada celebrating a historic first title or Spain lifting the trophy for the sixth time in front of its fans. After two thrilling semifinals decided in tiebreakers of the doubles matches on Saturday, Spain outlasted Britain and...