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Spain's Rafael Nadal, center, arrives at Adelaide Airport ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship, Adelaide, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Arriving players will serve a 14-day quarantine period ahead of the first Grand slam tennis tournament that is set to get underway on February 8 in Melbourne. (Morgan Sette/AAP Image via AP)

Australian Open arrivals hit by 2 COVID positive tests

Jan. 15, 2021 11:56 PM EST

Health authorities confirmed Saturday that two positive COVID-19 cases emerged from a charter flight from Los Angeles carrying tennis players and officials to Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open. That will force all passengers from that flight into a strictly-enforced 14-day hotel quarantine without the...

Spain's Rafael Nadal, center, arrives at Adelaide Airport ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship, Adelaide, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Arriving players will serve a 14-day quarantine period ahead of the first Grand slam tennis tournament that is set to get underway on February 8 in Melbourne. (Morgan Sette/AAP Image via AP)

Players arrive for Australian Open; straight into quarantine

Jan. 15, 2021 3:02 AM EST

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka was among the earliest arrivals into Melbourne on one of the 15 charter flights bringing players and officials into the city for the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year. And she wanted everyone to know she was pleased to be in Australia despite all...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, Tennys Sandgren of the U.S. reacts after losing a point to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Sandgren has reportedly been allowed on an Australia-bound flight despite recently testing positive for coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Sandgren gets OK to fly to Australia despite COVID-19 result

Jan. 14, 2021 2:42 AM EST

Tennys Sandgren forced an early clarification of the COVID-19 rules as the first of 15 charter flights began flying Down Under to deliver players for the Australian Open. The two-time Australian Open quarterfinalist was given a special clearance to board one of the flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne despite...

American Korda to face Hurkacz in Delray Beach Open final

Jan. 12, 2021 10:36 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Building on momentum from the French Open, American Sebastian Korda has reached his first ATP Tour final. Korda, the son of 1998 Australian Open champion Petr Korda, beat Cameron Norrie of Britain 6-3, 7-5 in the Delray Beach Open semifinals Tuesday night. Korda's opponent...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal serves against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Novak Djokovic and Nadal both head into 2021 with some major milestones within reach. Djokovic can surpass Roger Federer’s record for most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, while Nadal can break his tie with Federer for most Grand Slam singles title for a man, 20. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

TENNIS '21: COVID questions key; Nadal, Djokovic eye records

Jan. 5, 2021 4:26 PM EST

When the 2020 men’s tennis season ended at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal captured a common sentiment that still holds true as the 2021 tennis season is set to begin this week. “The world is suffering a lot, so we are very lucky that we can play tennis,” Nadal said in London in November....

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.  Federer’s agent tells The Associated Press, Sunday, Dec. 27,  that the 20-time Grand Slam champion is withdrawing from the Australian Open. Tony Godsick says Federer is still preparing to return to action after two operations on his right knee.  (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

Agent to AP: Federer to miss Australia; planning 2021 return

Dec. 27, 2020 8:21 PM EST

Roger Federer withdrew from the Australian Open while he continues preparing to return to action after two operations on his right knee and a tour absence that will have lasted longer than a year, his agent told The Associated Press. Tony Godsick — Federer’s long-time representative and CEO of their...

Daniil Medvedev of Russia holds up the winners trophy as confetti falls after defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria in the final of the ATP World Finals tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Analysis: Medvedev, Thiem get tennis set for intriguing 2021

Nov. 23, 2020 1:18 PM EST

No one thinks it’s time to write off Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal — or even Roger Federer — just yet. Well, they shouldn’t, anyway. Still, the season-ending ATP Finals set the stage for an intriguing 2021 in men’s tennis with the emergence of Daniil Medvedev and the continued...

Daniil Medvedev of Russia kisses the winners trophy after defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria in the final of the ATP World Finals tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Simple as 1-2-3: Medvedev tops Thiem for ATP Finals title

Nov. 22, 2020 6:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Daniil Medvedev did not travel an easy path to the biggest title of his career at the ATP Finals: He beat No. 3 Dominic Thiem for the championship after earlier getting past No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal. By switching tactics and coming back for a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 victory over...

Today in History

Nov. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 22, the 327th day of 2020. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, riding in the same...

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during the semifinal match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

It'll be Thiem-Medvedev, not Djokovic-Nadal, at ATP Finals

Nov. 21, 2020 7:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Instead of No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 2 Rafael Nadal for the ATP Finals trophy, it’ll be No. 3 Dominic Thiem against No. 4 Daniil Medvedev. Nadal had won 71 matches in a row when grabbing the opening set, and he served for the victory in Saturday's semifinals when leading 5-4 in the...