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Thiem wins in St. Petersburg, Youzhny calls it a day

Sep. 20, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem reached the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 win over Jan-Lennard Struff on Thursday. The Austrian player's next opponent will be eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia, who prevailed against Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 6-4....

Federer to play doubles with Djokovic at Laver Cup

Sep. 20, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have played against each other 46 times. From Monaco to Shanghai and everywhere in between. Regular, run-of-the-mill tournaments and major finals. On Friday night, they play on the same side of the net for the first time. Federer and Djokovic will close out...

No 2 seed Tsitsipas blows match point and exits Moselle Open

Sep. 20, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

METZ, France (AP) — Second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas squandered a match point and was upset by Ricardas Berankis in the second round of the Moselle Open on Thursday. Tsitsipas missed the chance in the second-set tiebreaker and ultimately lost 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-3 against the 103th-ranked Lithuanian...

Giorgi ousts top seed Wozniacki to reach Tokyo quarters

Sep. 20, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Unseeded Camila Giorgi rallied from a break point down in the final set to beat two-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 and advance to the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Trailing 2-0 in the final set, Giorgi broke back immediately and won six of the last eight...

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,...

US Open champion Osaka dominant on return to action in Japan

Sep. 19, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka's homecoming couldn't have gone much better. Playing in her first tournament since winning the U.S. Open, third-seeded Osaka impressed her Japanese fans Wednesday with a powerful 6-2, 6-1 win over Dominika Cibulkova to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Osaka was in...

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....

Sharapova cuts season short due to shoulder injury recovery

Sep. 18, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

TIANJIN, China (AP) — Maria Sharapova says she will end her 2018 season early, withdrawing from the China Open in Beijing, the Tianjin Open, and the Kremlin Cup in Moscow due to her recovery from a right shoulder injury. "I will miss competing at each of these tournaments, but it is important that I allow...

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...