Latest John Isner News

Zverev to face Federer in semifinals of ATP Finals

Nov. 16, 2018 6:19 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After reaching the last four at the ATP Finals for the first time, Alexander Zverev isn't satisfied. He set up a semifinal with six-time champion Roger Federer by defeating John Isner 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Friday. Zverev is the youngest player at 21 to reach the semifinals since 2009 and the first...

The Davis Cup and the Laver Cup are getting a new companion

Nov. 15, 2018 6:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Davis Cup and the Laver Cup are getting a new team-competition companion. The men's tennis tour said Thursday the debut of the ATP Cup will take place in January 2020, just a week before the start of the Australian Open. The announcement of the 24-team event comes three months after the...

Djokovic overcomes illness to progress at ATP Finals

Nov. 14, 2018 7:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic overcame an illness — and Alexander Zverev — to advance to the last four of the ATP Finals. Using a tissue to blow his nose between points, Djokovic was able to beat Zverev 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday for his second straight victory of the tournament. "Unfortunately,...

Djokovic cruises past Isner in ATP Finals opener

Nov. 12, 2018 6:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The opening matches at the ATP Finals led to a debate over whether conditions at the O2 Arena were trickier than in past years. Novak Djokovic ended it. The Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion made an impressive start to his campaign for a sixth title by dismissing John Isner 6-4, 6-3 on Monday....

Wade taking more time to be with wife and their new daughter

Nov. 11, 2018 5:23 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade is putting family over basketball right now. Wade will miss at least another week before resuming his final Heat season, telling The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that he needs time to continue bonding with and caring for his daughter. Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle...

Djokovic back at No. 1; replaces Nadal, whose season is over

Nov. 5, 2018 1:59 PM EST

Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 on Monday after a two-year absence and is assured of becoming the first man in the history of the ATP rankings to finish a season at the top spot after being outside the top 20 during that season. That's because the man he overtook, Rafael Nadal, is done for 2018. Nadal withdrew...

Nadal out of ATP Finals with abdominal injury, ankle surgery

Nov. 5, 2018 1:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal pulled out of the season-ending ATP Finals because of an abdominal injury and had surgery on his right ankle Monday. Nadal announced on Twitter that he is done for the year, citing the stomach muscle issue that forced him to withdraw from last week's Paris Masters. He added that...

Federer and Djokovic reach Paris Masters quarterfinals

Nov. 1, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer's bid for a 100th career title remains on as he beat Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. If he wins that, against Kei Nishikori, he could face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals — but Federer is thinking more about winning the...

Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters; will lose No. 1 ranking

Oct. 31, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Returning from one injury to play at the Paris Masters, Rafael Nadal pulled out with another one. This time it wasn't the troublesome right knee which had sidelined him since the U.S. Open semifinals in early September, but rather an abdominal injury which just crept up on him. Given his...

Djokovic beats Sousa in straight sets at Paris Masters

Oct. 31, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic began his bid for a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title with a 7-5, 6-1 win against Joao Sousa in the second round on Tuesday, and lent a helping hand to a spectator in the process. Serving for the match at 5-1, Djokovic handed a towel to a man in the crowd who seemed...