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2014 US Open runner-up Nishikori to have right elbow surgery

Oct. 21, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

Kei Nishikori, the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up, will have season-ending surgery on his right elbow and is aiming to be ready to go for the start of 2020. Nishikori's manager, Olivier van Lindonk, wrote in an email Monday that the right-hander from Japan will have a "small procedure removing two small bone spurs" in...

Federer wins easily at Basel in 1,500th tour singles match

Oct. 21, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Playing in his 1,500th tour-level match, Roger Federer needed just 53 minutes to cruise past German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1 Monday at his hometown Swiss Indoors event. The nine-time Basel champion hit 12 aces in the first-round match to extend his winning streak at St....

Andy Murray chosen to represent Britain in Davis Cup finals

Oct. 21, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has been chosen to play for Britain in the Davis Cup finals, organizers said Monday. The three-time Grand Slam champion, who won a title on Sunday for the first time since hip surgery in January, has not played in the team tournament since 2016. Britain will play the Netherlands...

Denis Shapovalov gets call for Canada's Davis Cup team

Oct. 21, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Fresh off his first ATP Tour title, Denis Shapovalov has been named to Canada's team for the inaugural Davis Cup Finals. Shapovalov, who won the Stockholm Open on Sunday, will be joined by Felix Auger-Aliassime, Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil at the Davis Cup Finals on Nov. 18-24 in...

Bencic beats Pavlyuchenkova to win Kremlin Cup

Oct. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic recovered from a set down to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the Kremlin Cup final on Sunday. Third-seeded Bencic broke Pavlyuchenkova in the Russian's first service game in both the second and third sets. Bencic hit eight aces despite landing just 54% of her...

Andy Murray wins 1st ATP final since hip surgery

Oct. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray claimed his first ATP tour title in more than 2 1/2 years at the European Open on Sunday in only his sixth singles tournament since returning from hip surgery in January. The 32-year-old Murray rallied to beat fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4,...

Ostapenko wins Luxembourg Open final

Oct. 20, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat former doubles partner Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-1 to win the Luxembourg Open final on Sunday. The pair played together in doubles in 2017, but this was the first singles final between them. Ostapenko, a former French Open champion, won her third WTA singles...

Murray reaches 1st final since hip surgery in Antwerp

Oct. 19, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray is back in an ATP tour final for the first time since March 2017 after beating Ugo Humbert 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the European Open semifinals. Murray will face fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, who beat Italian 18-year-old Janik Sinner 6-3, 6-2. For Murray,...

Goerges sets up Luxembourg final against Ostapenko

Oct. 19, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Defending champion Julia Goerges returned to the final of the Luxembourg Open after beating third-seeded Elena Rybakina 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday. Goerges had to come from a set down in her previous three matches this week but converted all three of her break points to get past Rybakina. She...

Bencic reaches Moscow final, qualifies for WTA Finals

Oct. 19, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic booked the last spot at the season-end WTA Finals on Saturday after beating Kristina Mladenovic in the Kremlin Cup semifinals. Bencic's 6-3, 6-4 victory set up a Moscow final with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Karolina Muchova 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-1. It also enabled Bencic...