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Russian tennis players collect 3 titles at US Open tuneups

Aug. 08, 2022 03:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was quite a week for Russia’s professional tennis players — four tournaments, three titles. One of them, Liudmila Samsonova, thinks it might not be merely a coincidence that this recent run of success for her, Daria Kasatkina and Daniil Medvedev comes...

Kyrgios wins Citi Open again; Samsonova takes women's title

Aug. 07, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Nick Kyrgios rambled through a lengthy list of people he wanted to thank Sunday after ending a three-year title drought by claiming the trophy at the site of his last triumph, the Citi Open, he made a mention of the match officials. Then, catching himself, the...

Suddenly consistent Kyrgios moves into Citi Open final

Aug. 06, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Kyrgios found the consistency that has long eluded him, reaching a second consecutive tournament final for the first time in his career with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Mikael Ymer at the Citi Open on Saturday night. Kyrgios, the runner-up at Wimbledon to...

Kyrgios survives 6 match points, beats Tiafoe at Citi Open

Aug. 06, 2022 01:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios fought off six match points during a second-set tiebreaker against hometown favorite Frances Tiafoe, then raced past him in the third set to win 6-7 (5), 7-6 (12), 6-2 at the Citi Open on Friday night. In the first-ever meeting...

Rafa vs. Uncle Toni: Nadal to meet Auger-Aliassime in Paris

May. 27, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal knew this was bound to happen. So, too, did his uncle, Toni Nadal, who coached Rafael to most of the nephew's men's-record 21 Grand Slam titles. Also well aware this moment would come, of course, was Felix Auger-Aliassime, the promising player who brought...

French Open updates | Alcaraz youngest in 4th Rd since 2006

May. 27, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Carlos Alcaraz displayed deft drop shots and plenty of other skillful strokes to become the youngest man in the French Open’s fourth round since Novak Djokovic in 2006. The...

Thiem out of sync, out of French Open with 10th loss in row

May. 22, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It all used to come so easily for Dominic Thiem on a tennis court — his powerful forehand, his elegant backhand, his hit-which-shot-when calculations, all fine-tuned to the point of a title at the U.S. Open and three other Grand Slam final appearances, including two at Roland...

French Open updates | Alcaraz makes quick work of 1st foe

May. 22, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Rising star Carlos Alcaraz showed what the fuss is all about with a quick and clean first-round victory in the main stadium at Roland Garros. The...