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ATP spares 2 British tournaments for banning Russians

May. 16, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

The Queen's and Eastbourne tournaments were spared punishment from the ATP on Monday for banning Russian and Belarussian players. Russia's invasion of Ukraine prompted the British Lawn Tennis Association and the All England Club — the host of Wimbledon — to bar Russian and...

Swiatek on streak entering French Open, with Ukraine on mind

May. 16, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — If there’s been one point during Iga Swiatek’s three-month unbeaten run that encapsulates why the top-ranked player has become nearly impossible to beat, it's surely a 19-shot rally that she won against Ons Jabeur in the Italian Open final. The point showed off all...

No. 2 Medvedev back on ATP tour after Wimbledon ban

May. 15, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Watching the recent news from Ukraine is “very upsetting," No. 2-ranked tennis player Daniil Medvedev said Sunday of the war that led Wimbledon organizers to ban him and other Russians from their tournament. The U.S. Open champion spoke at the Geneva Open where he...

Djokovic responds to Alcaraz loss ahead of French Open

May. 15, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — That loss to Carlos Alcaraz seems to have motivated Novak Djokovic to step up his game. Just in time, too. A week after his defeat to the 19-year-old Alcaraz in Madrid, Djokovic won the Italian Open without dropping a set on Sunday for his first title of...

Nadal bounces back from loss to Alcaraz, beats Isner in Rome

May. 11, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Once is enough when it comes to beating Rafael Nadal on a clay court. Throughout his career, Nadal has never lost consecutive matches on his favorite surface and the Spaniard extended that perfect record on Wednesday by beating John Isner 6-3, 6-1 to reach the third...

Svitolina: Russian, Belarusian players must speak about war

May. 11, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina wants Russian and Belarusian players to say whether they oppose the war in her nation. “For us, for Ukrainians, it’s very important that they speak out, that they choose which side they take. We want to know, we want to feel...

Isner confident despite tall task vs. Nadal at Italian Open

May. 10, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — At 37, John Isner is just happy to be back on tour in Europe with his wife and three kids. No longer dreaming of a Grand Slam title, he’s trying to make the back end of his tennis career not seem “like such a job” and make it “fun.” Yet...

Volynets, 20, Mmoh, 24, earn French Open wild-card entries

May. 09, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Katie Volynets, a 20-year-old Californian, and Michael Mmoh, a 24-year-old who was born in Saudi Arabia and is now based in Florida, earned the U.S. Tennis Association’s wild-card entries for the main draw of the French Open. Play begins at Roland Garros on...

Impressive Alcaraz wins in Madrid for 4th title of the year

May. 08, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — When Carlos Alcaraz played in his first Madrid Open as an 18-year-old, his goal was to gain experience and learn from the top players. Only a year later, Alcaraz already feels he belongs among the best. The Spanish teenage sensation capped another...

Djokovic playing his ‘best’ tennis ahead of French Open

May. 08, 2022 08:19 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic is optimistic about his game going into the French Open despite going another week without a title. The top-ranked Djokovic is yet to win a trophy this season while trying to regain his best form after not being allowed to play in the Australian Open...