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Berrettini, Ruud, Rublev give Team Europe 3-1 Laver Cup lead

Sep. 25, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The pandemic-delayed fourth edition of the Laver Cup — and first without Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic participating — began Friday with Team Europe taking a 3-1 lead over Team World thanks to victories in singles from Matteo Berrettini, Casper Ruud and...

Analysis: Djokovic 'still hanging on,' seeking major titles

Sep. 13, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic was, understandably, deflated. The quest to do something no man has done in more than a half-century took a lot out of him, physically and emotionally. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic acknowledged as much after crying during the last changeover...

Raducanu's US Open title moves her up 127 spots to No. 23

Sep. 13, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Raducanu's qualifier-to-champion run at the U.S. Open vaulted her 127 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-high No. 23 on Monday. The 18-year-old from Britain began the year ranked 345th, rose to 179th in July by reaching...

Serbia cries with Djokovic over lost chance to make history

Sep. 13, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia awoke to disappointment on Monday after Novak Djokovic failed in his attempt to make tennis history by becoming the first man in more than 50 years to win a calendar-year Grand Slam. Instead of the usual fireworks, car horns blaring and...

Today in History

Sep. 13, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2021. There are 109 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 13, 1971, a four-day inmates’ rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in...

US Open Glance: Djokovic's true Slam bid stopped by Medvedev

Sep. 12, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A LOOK AT SUNDAY Novak Djokovic was stopped by Daniil Medvedev in his bid for the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men's tennis since 1969. Medvedev won 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 for his first major title. Djokovic beat Medvedev in the Australian Open final, then...

'Relief': Djokovic's bid for year Slam ends against Medvedev

Sep. 12, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A game from the end of his bid for what would have been the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969, Novak Djokovic covered his face with a towel, hiding his tears during a changeover. For 27 Grand Slam matches in 2021, on hard...

The Latest: Medvedev says celebration was nod to FIFA game

Sep. 12, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 8:35 p.m. Daniil Medvedev's celebration for his first major tennis title was a nod to a soccer video game. Medvedev slowly...

Today in History

Sep. 12, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2021. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 2001, stunned rescue workers continued to search for bodies in the World Trade...

US Open Lookahead: Djokovic goes for Grand Slam vs Medvedev

Sep. 11, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY Novak Djokovic is a win away from a fourth Grand Slam title this year and a men's-record 21st of his career. If he beats Daniil Medvedev on Sunday, the top-ranked Djokovic will become the first man to win all four major titles in the...