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Zverev beats Djokovic in 2 sets to win ATP Finals title

Nov. 18, 2018 5:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Despite beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the ATP Finals at only 21, Alexander Zverev knows keeping pace with the Serb isn't going to be easy. Zverev claimed the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 upset on Sunday, becoming the youngest champion of the season-ending event...

Zverev's ATP Finals win vs. Federer tainted by ball boy flub

Nov. 17, 2018 5:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After pulling off one of the biggest wins of his career, Alexander Zverev was left apologizing for an unforced error he didn't make. Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title by beating the Swiss great 7-5, 7-6 (5) at the ATP Finals on Saturday to advance to the championship...

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...

Federer advances to record-extending 15th ATP Finals semi

Nov. 15, 2018 6:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer is peaking at the right time — again. The six-time champion advanced to the last four of the ATP Finals for a record-extending 15th time with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson on Thursday. Federer, chasing the 100th title of his career, needed only a set to advance...

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,...

Federer beats Thiem to get back on track at ATP Finals

Nov. 13, 2018 6:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Sometimes no practice makes perfect — for Roger Federer anyway. After cancelling his training session a day earlier, Federer produced a much-improved performance to get his campaign for a seventh ATP Finals title back on track with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Dominic Thiem on Tuesday....

Pouille to lead France in Davis Cup final against Croatia

Nov. 13, 2018 9:55 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Lucas Pouille will lead France in the Davis Cup final against Croatia this month as the hosts bid to win successive titles. Pouille was the highest-ranked player among Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Jeremy Chardy, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the team picked by captain Yannick Noah on...

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....

Flustered Federer loses ATP Finals opener to Nishikori

Nov. 11, 2018 6:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Kei Nishikori hit a backhand so good it threw Roger Federer off his game as the 20-time Grand Slam champion earned a code violation before capitulating in a surprise defeat at the ATP Finals on Sunday. Two points away from losing the opening set and on the back foot in a rally, Nishikori hit...