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Medvedev wins Shanghai Masters for fourth title of the year

Oct. 13, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Daniil Medvedev extended the form that made him the hottest player in men's tennis when he captured the Shanghai Masters title with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Alexander Zverev on Sunday. The third-seeded Medvedev picked up his third title in six consecutive finals played since the tour returned to...

Medvedev reaches sixth consecutive final at Shanghai Masters

Oct. 12, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Third seed Daniil Medvedev flexed his muscles at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday to reach a sixth consecutive tournament final. The confident Russian, through to his ninth final of the year, outlasted sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 7-6 (5), 7-5.  Medvedev has won a tour-best...

Andrés Gimeno, oldest French Open champion, dies at 82

Oct. 9, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Andrés Gimeno, the Spanish tennis player who became the oldest man to win the French Open in the professional era, has died. He was 82. The Spanish tennis federation says Gimeno died Wednesday following a long illness. Gimeno was 34 years and 301 days old when he won the French Open in...

Basilashvili tops Albot to reach Shanghai Masters 2nd round

Oct. 6, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia, the only seeded player to see first-round action at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, defeated Radu Albot of Moldova 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. The 15th-seeded Basilashvili successfully challenged Albot's serve on four of eight break-point opportunities offered. American...

Doubles defeat doesn't dent Djokovic's comeback

Sep. 30, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic's return from injury had a stuttering start at the Japan Open, with defeat Monday in the opening round of doubles. Yet for the No. 1-ranked Djokovic, playing at the tournament for the first time, the result was less important than emerging from the match unscathed. Djokovic had...

Medvedev beats Coric to win St. Petersburg Open

Sep. 22, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Daniil Medvedev continued his storming run of form by beating Borna Coric 6-3, 6-1 to win the St. Petersburg Open final. On a run of playing in five consecutive finals including his U.S. Open defeat to Rafael Nadal, the Russian never faced a break point against Coric —...

Federer, Zverev win as Europe retains Laver Cup title

Sep. 22, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — After Roger Federer secured a must-win victory for Team Europe, Alexander Zverev ensured the Laver Cup was retained Sunday in a title-deciding super-tiebreaker against Milos Raonic of Team World. Zverev fired a cross-court forehand winner to clinch a 6-4, 3-6, 10-4 victory in the decisive...

Federer wins with a little help from friends Nadal and Borg

Sep. 21, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Coaching each other courtside, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won their singles matches Saturday to help Team Europe retain its lead over Team World on Day 2 of the Laver Cup. Federer got his great rival's input at his shoulder before rallying late and raising his game in the decisive...

Medvedev reaches 5th straight final in St. Petersburg

Sep. 21, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Daniil Medvedev reached his fifth straight final Saturday in St. Petersburg, continuing his strong form after reaching the final of the U.S. Open. The top-seeded Russian beat qualifier Egor Gerasimov 7-5, 7-5 in front of his home crowd in Russia and will play Borna Coric in...

Federer wins doubles with Zverev, Europe leads in Laver Cup

Sep. 20, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer teamed up with Alexander Zverev in doubles to lift Europe into a commanding 3-1 lead over the world team on the first day of the Laver Cup on Friday. Federer, who has an Olympic gold medal in doubles, and Zverev won 6-3, 7-5 against Jack Sock and Denis Shapovalov as the...