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Yannick Noah taking no chances ahead of Davis Cup final

Nov. 21, 2018 6:47 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Laid-back in everyday life, Yannick Noah is meticulous when it comes to being a tennis coach. So over the last 10 days, the France captain has been paying close attention to anything that could derail his team's chances of winning an 11th Davis Cup title against Croatia this weekend. "The most...

Ian Poulter: Pick me Tyrrell, please, for golf's World Cup

Nov. 21, 2018 3:37 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ian Poulter is an unabashed fan of the sandbelt courses of southeast Melbourne. So it came as no surprise that he gave England's highest-ranked player at the World Cup of Golf, Tyrrell Hatton, a gentle nudge that he'd like to be on the England team. Poulter and Hatton are among...

Tennis star Venus Williams settles fatal crash lawsuit

Nov. 20, 2018 8:49 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tennis star Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death lawsuit related to a fatal car crash in Florida, court records show. Palm Beach County court records show that the case was closed Friday. Terms of the agreement between Williams and the estate of Jerome Barson, 78,...

Osuigwe, 16, clinches Australian Open wild card from USTA

Nov. 19, 2018 2:26 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Whitney Osuigwe, a 16-year-old from Florida, has earned an Australian Open wild-card berth from the U.S. Tennis Association. Osuigwe clinched a spot in the field at next year's first Grand Slam tournament by faring the best in recent lower-level tournaments, including a title at a...

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,...