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Thiem beats Djokovic in 3-set epic to advance at ATP Finals

Nov. 12, 2019 8:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Thiem landed one too many punches even for Novak Djokovic to handle. In a seesawing crowd pleaser that lasted nearly three hours and featured a handful of momentum shifts in the third set, Thiem outlasted Djokovic 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Tuesday to become the first player to advance...

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...

Canada's Raonic has ailing back, out for Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 11, 2019 12:19 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will not have Milos Raonic for the inaugural Davis Cup Finals next week in Madrid because of a back injury. He missed the U.S. Open because of a back injury and has played just three official matches this fall. Raonic said Monday it is "very hard and disappointing" that he will be...

Thiem beats Federer at ATP Finals; Djokovic cruises

Nov. 10, 2019 6:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Thiem keeps getting the better of Roger Federer. Thiem beat Federer 7-5, 7-5 Sunday in their opening match at the ATP Finals for his fifth win in seven meetings with the Swiss great — and third straight this year. "To beat him, everything has to fit together. Today I think...

France clinches Fed Cup with epic 3-2 win over Australia

Nov. 10, 2019 6:46 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic inspired France to a drought-breaking Fed Cup triumph after a nail-biting 3-2 win in the final against Australia on Sunday. Mladenovic combined with Caroline Garcia to beat Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-3 in the decisive doubles match at Perth Arena....

Rafael Nadal returns to top of ATP rankings

Nov. 4, 2019 10:38 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal is back at the top of the ATP rankings, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since November 2018. The 33-year-old Spaniard has become the second-oldest No. 1 player. Roger Federer led the rankings at the age of 36 last year. Nadal has been No. 1 for 197 weeks through eight...

Imperious Djokovic wins 5th Paris Masters and 77th title

Nov. 3, 2019 1:52 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic looked imperious in beating an overawed Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4 Sunday to win his fifth Paris Masters final, clinching a 34th overall Masters title in fine style to move one behind record holder Rafael Nadal. At 32 years old, Djokovic has already won 77 titles in a stellar...

Injury blights Nadal at Paris Masters; Djokovic into final

Nov. 2, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Injury blighted Rafael Nadal again as he pulled out of his Paris Masters semifinal on Saturday, meaning top-ranked Novak Djokovic will go for his fifth title at the indoor tournament against Denis Shapovalov. Fans hopeful of seeing a 55th career matchup between Nadal and Djokovic in Sunday's...

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...

Nadal beats Wawrinka again to reach Paris Masters quarters

Oct. 31, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka for the 19th time in 22 meetings, winning 6-4, 6-4 Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. The two players share 22 Grand Slams, but Nadal has 19 of them and once again established a stranglehold on his Swiss opponent. Wawrinka's blistering one-handed...