Latest Men's tennis News

Serena Williams' legacy involves plenty of wins, plenty else

Aug. 10, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

A couple of days before Serena Williams claimed the 22nd of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 2016, she was asked what she makes of it when people refer to her as one of history's greatest female athletes. Her reply: She prefers being characterized as "one of the...

Russian tennis players collect 3 titles at US Open tuneups

Aug. 08, 2022 03:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was quite a week for Russia’s professional tennis players — four tournaments, three titles. One of them, Liudmila Samsonova, thinks it might not be merely a coincidence that this recent run of success for her, Daria Kasatkina and Daniil Medvedev comes...

Kyrgios wins Citi Open again; Samsonova takes women's title

Aug. 07, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Nick Kyrgios rambled through a lengthy list of people he wanted to thank Sunday after ending a three-year title drought by claiming the trophy at the site of his last triumph, the Citi Open, he made a mention of the match officials. Then, catching himself, the...

Suddenly consistent Kyrgios moves into Citi Open final

Aug. 06, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Kyrgios found the consistency that has long eluded him, reaching a second consecutive tournament final for the first time in his career with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Mikael Ymer at the Citi Open on Saturday night. Kyrgios, the runner-up at Wimbledon to...

Kyrgios survives 6 match points, beats Tiafoe at Citi Open

Aug. 06, 2022 01:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios fought off six match points during a second-set tiebreaker against hometown favorite Frances Tiafoe, then raced past him in the third set to win 6-7 (5), 7-6 (12), 6-2 at the Citi Open on Friday night. In the first-ever meeting...

Nadal withdraws from Montreal because of abdominal injury

Aug. 05, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Rafael Nadal withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Friday because of the abdominal injury that caused him to pull out of Wimbledon ahead of the semifinals. The Spaniard had been 19-0 in Grand Slam matches this year when he decided the...

Raducanu into Washington quarterfinals; Fritz stops in heat

Aug. 04, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reigning U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu found herself completely exhausted, physically and mentally, after playing a pair of tiebreakers across nearly three hours on a hot and humid afternoon at the Citi Open on Thursday. “Everything,” the second-seeded...

Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic pulls out of Montreal tournament

Aug. 04, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Novak Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. By the same reason, as things stand now, he also will not be able to compete in the...

Defending champion, top-seeded Pegula upset at Citi Open

Aug. 03, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-seeded Jessica Pegula is out of the Citi Open after getting upset in straight sets Wednesday by Australian Daria Saville. Pegula, the defending champion of the tournament that serves as a hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open, lost 7-5, 6-4, with a spot in the...

Vikings' Cousins using summer tennis for in-season agility

Aug. 03, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins was looking for more variety and more fun in his offseason training a few years ago when he developed a deep appreciation for a different sport. Pickup basketball posed too strong of a sprained-ankle risk, so he turned to the tennis court for...