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Nishikori beats defending champ Gojowczyk at Moselle Open

Sep. 19, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

METZ, France (AP) — Top-seeded Kei Nishikori reached the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open by beating defending champion Peter Gojowczyk of Germany, 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Wednesday. Gojowczyk earned his maiden ATP title in Metz last year but couldn't save either of the two break points he faced against...

Wawrinka reaches St. Petersburg Open quarterfinals

Sep. 19, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka kept his injury comeback on track with a hard-fought win over Karen Khachanov to reach the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open on Wednesday. Wawrinka saved two set points in each set on his way to winning 7-6 (10), 7-6 (1) over the fourth-seeded Khachanov,...

Rafael Nadal to skip tournaments in Asia because of bad knee

Sep. 19, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal says he will not play in upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai because of an injured right knee. Nadal says he and his team decided to skip the Asia swing to recover. The top-ranked Spaniard retired in the semifinals of the U.S. Open this month because of the knee problem....

Tsonga loses to defending champion at Moselle Open

Sep. 18, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

METZ, France (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made an unsuccessful return to competition on Tuesday, losing 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 to defending champion Peter Gojowczyk of Germany in the first round of the Moselle Open. Tsonga, a three-time winner in Metz, played his first match since February after recovering from a...

Tiafoe replaces Del Potro at Laver Cup in Chicago

Sep. 18, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Open runner-up Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from Team World at the Laver Cup this weekend and has been replaced by American Frances Tiafoe. Del Potro, of Argentina, lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the U.S. Open final. Djokovic will play for Team Europe at the Laver...

Defending champ Dzumhur advances to St Petersburg 2nd round

Sep. 18, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Defending champion Damir Dzumhur advanced to the second round of the St. Petersburg Open by beating Austrian qualifier Lucas Miedler 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday. Dzumhur came from 3-0 down in the opening set, winning 10 of the following 12 games. The sixth-seeded Bosnian will face...

US Open umpire who spoke to Kyrgios gets 2-tournament ban

Sep. 18, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match was suspended for two tournaments by the ATP. Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events — the China Open in Beijing, which starts on Oct. 1, and the Shanghai Masters the following week,...

Lucky loser Maden reaches 2nd round in Metz

Sep. 17, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

METZ, France (AP) — Lucky loser Yannick Maden upset fellow German Mischa Zverev 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 to reach the second round of the Moselle Open on Monday. The 120th-ranked Maden saved seven of nine break points on his way to his first win on the main tour since May in Munich. Maden was included in the main...

Old Davis Cup format shines bright in US-Croatia series

Sep. 17, 2018 5:02 AM EDT

ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — Fans banging drums and blowing trumpets for hours on end. Colorful costumes. Chants more reminiscent of soccer games than tennis matches. Plus, a series of marathon matches featuring constant momentum changes and drama. The atmosphere at the best-of-five semifinal series between...

After soccer final, Croatia plays France again in Davis Cup

Sep. 16, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

ZADAR, Croatia (AP) — First it was the World Cup soccer final. Now it's the Davis Cup. Croatia will meet France again to decide tennis' premier team event. After eight hours of tennis on Sunday, Borna Coric ended a sustained comeback bid from the United States by rallying from two sets to one down to beat...