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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, congratulates Serbia's Novak Djokovic on winning their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Analysis: No Wimbledon, jumbled season and 'Big 4' legacies

Jul. 1, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

It’s a complete guessing game, but it’s still fun to discuss: Will the legacies of the four most prominent and successful tennis players of today — and maybe ever — be affected by the coronavirus-interrupted 2020 season? And how will Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic...

A gardener waters the plants alongside a statue of former Wimbledon Champion Fred Perry at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon in London, Monday, June 29, 2020.  The 2020 Wimbledon Tennis Championships, that were due to start today but have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

11 o'clock and all's silent on Wimbledon's would-be Day 1

Jun. 29, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — When the clock struck 11 a.m. at the All England Club, there was silence. Not because a player dressed all in white was about to whack a serve on one of Wimbledon's many perfectly kept grass courts, but because there is no tennis this year at the oldest Grand Slam event in the...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series in Houston. The Astros were scheduled to spend July 4 in the nation's capital during a three-game series against the defending World Series champion Nationals. Houston won all three games at Nationals Park last October. But the Nationals won every game at Minute Maid Park, with Kendrick's two-run home run in the seventh inning of Game 7 putting them ahead to stay. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

What Would Have Been: World Series rematch at MLB midpoint

Jun. 29, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

Major League Baseball is set to resume “spring training” this week while moving toward the start of a shortened 60-game season in late July. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, the league would have reached the halfway point of its usual 162-game schedule. Wimbledon would have also been getting...

Sporting's mascot lion waves from the empty stands during the Portuguese League soccer match between Sporting CP and Pacos de Ferreira at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, June 12, 2020. The Portuguese League soccer matches are being played without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Antonio Cotrim/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Inter Miami tests positive for COVID 19

Jun. 18, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Inter Miami says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus, making it five MLS teams with at least one player in that situation. The player was not identified. The team says it is “working directly with...

FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, fans fill the stands at Arthur Ashe stadium as Karolina Pliskova, of Czech Republic, plays CoCo Vandeweghe, of the United States, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that the U.S. Open will be played in Queens from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, but without fans in attendance. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

'Watch it on TV': Gov. Cuomo OKs no-fan US Open tennis in NY

Jun. 16, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the U.S. Open tennis tournament to be held in his state starting in late August — but without spectators — as part of the reopening from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "You can watch it on TV, and I’ll take that,”...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, hugs the trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, to win the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York. The U.S. Tennis Association intends to hold the U.S. Open Grand Slam tournament in New York starting in August without spectators, if it gets governmental support -- and a formal announcement could come this week. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Plan to hold 2020 US Open without fans awaits government OK

Jun. 15, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

Moving closer to holding the first Grand Slam tournament of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Tennis Association is awaiting the go-ahead from the New York state government to play the U.S. Open in New York starting in August — without fans and with strict health protocols. “We’re ready to...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is seen in Springfield, Mass. As part of a $22 million, court-to-rafters renovation, the Basketball Hall of Fame installed enough new touch screens to tell the story of every person enshrined on its dome of honor. But before it could unveil the improvements, the coronavirus outbreak hit, turning

Hands Off! Halls of fame adapt to coronavirus concerns

Jun. 11, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

As part of a $22 million, court-to-dome renovation, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame replaced the static plaques honoring inductees with touch screens that display videos and career highlights. Another exhibit allows visitors to put their hands inside an impression of Kevin Durant's, to compare...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer speaks during a press conference following his semifinal loss to Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Federer leads the annual Forbes ranking of highest-paid athletes with what the magazine says is $106.3 million in total earnings. He is the first tennis player top the list since it was first compiled in 1990. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

Federer out for remainder of 2020 after injury setback

Jun. 10, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer will miss whatever remains of the coronavirus-impacted 2020 tennis season because of a setback in his recovery from surgery on his right knee. The 20-time Grand Slam champion had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in February and said Wednesday in a statement on Twitter that he...

FILE  - In this Friday, March 6, 2020 file photo, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece prepares to return the ball to Alberto Lim of the Philippines during their Davis Cup World Group II play-offs first round singles match in Manila, Philippines. Tsitsipas won 6-2, 6-1.  With tennis majors on hold and discussions ongoing over whether the U.S. Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tournament starts Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved.  (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

New tennis tournament in France aiming for younger audience

Jun. 7, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With discussions ongoing over whether the U.S. Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tennis tournament starts Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved. Co-founder Patrick Mouratoglou hopes the Ultimate Tennis Showdown...

FILE - In this May 31, 2009, file photo, Sweden's Robin Soderling, right, and defending champion Spain's Rafael Nadal walk back to their seats during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Soderling won 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 7-6 (2).  It wasn't just that Nadal was unbeaten through 31 matches at the French Open and considered a lock to become the first man with five consecutive titles there. It's also that Soderling never had been past the second round at any major.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Memorable French Open matches: Nadal-Soderling, Serena-Venus

Jun. 4, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

Rafael Nadal’s first French Open loss. Serena Williams’ first victory over Venus Williams in a major final. Ivan Lendl’s comeback against John McEnroe. And, five years later, Michael Chang’s comeback against Lendl. Sporting events can be memorable for all sorts of reasons, and...