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Nadal, Osaka both out for Wimbledon; she'll go to Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars as it returns after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nadal, a two-time champion at the All England...

'Listening to my body': Nadal to sit out Wimbledon, Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal will sit out Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics to rest and recover “after listening to my body,” he announced via social media on Thursday, taking one of the biggest stars of tennis out of two of the sport's biggest events in 2021. “The...

Federer fails to make Halle Open quarterfinals for 1st time

Jun. 16, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer failed to reach the Halle Open quarterfinals for the first time Wednesday when Félix Auger-Aliassime rallied from a set down to stun the former champion 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round. The 20-year-old Auger-Aliassime is 19 years...

Analysis: Give Djokovic his due as he paves his ‘own path’

Jun. 14, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

The question put to Novak Djokovic after he won the French Open for his 19th Grand Slam title, moving within one of rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the men's record, was whether he ever was resigned to not being able to catch them. The context: Entering the 2011...

French Open champ Krejcikova 15th in singles, 1st in doubles

Jun. 14, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova's twin titles at Roland Garros earned jumps in the WTA rankings to No. 15 in singles and No. 1 in doubles. The women's and men's rankings released Monday determine which players are eligible to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, which...

Djokovic claims 19th Slam with 5-set comeback at French Open

Jun. 13, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic left the court to go the locker room for a little chat with himself after dropping the first two sets of the French Open final Sunday. Part of him worried he was too diminished and depleted to overcome that deficit against his younger,...

The Latest: Djokovic gives racket to supportive young fan

Jun. 13, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 9:40 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he’s grateful to a young boy who offered vocal support and advice throughout the French Open final. Moments...

Djokovic meets Tsitsipas in Old vs New final at French Open

Jun. 12, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

As big a deal, as significant an accomplishment, as it was for Novak Djokovic to eliminate Rafael Nadal in the French Open semifinals, there is still another match to play in Paris. And that four-set, four-hour-plus victory over 13-time Roland Garros champion Nadal...

Djokovic hands Nadal 3rd loss in 108 French Open matches

Jun. 11, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sprinting, sliding and stretching, anticipating each other’s moves for four sets and more than four hours, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal produced a masterpiece in the French Open semifinals. Djokovic, as it happens, is one of only two men in tennis...

The Latest: Djokovic downs Nadal to reach French Open final

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Thirteen-time champion Rafael Nadal has lost to Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals. Nadal lost their 58th showdown 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2. ...