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Djokovic and Nadal on course to meet in Paris Masters final

Nov. 1, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal remain on course to face off in the Paris Masters final, a 55th match in their intense rivalry, after winning their quarterfinals in straight sets on Friday. Djokovic demolished seventh-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1, 6-2 after losing to the...

Nadal beats Wawrinka again to reach Paris Masters quarters

Oct. 31, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka for the 19th time in 22 meetings, winning 6-4, 6-4 Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. The two players share 22 Grand Slams, but Nadal has 19 of them and once again established a stranglehold on his Swiss opponent. Wawrinka's blistering one-handed...

No. 1 Djokovic and No. 2 Nadal reach Paris Masters 3rd round

Oct. 30, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Four-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame a first-set wobble against unheralded Corentin Moutet, beating the 97th-ranked Frenchman 7-6 (2), 6-4 to reach the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. The top-ranked Djokovic lost his serve in game seven and needed to save two set points in...

Murray reaches quarters at Antwerp; top 3 seeds out

Oct. 17, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray reached the quarterfinals of the European Open by beating Pablo Cuevas 6-4, 6-3 Thursday, while the three highest-seeded players were all eliminated. Murray couldn't convert any of his first seven break points but finally broke Cuevas in the final game of the first set....

Medvedev wins Shanghai Masters for fourth title of the year

Oct. 13, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Daniil Medvedev extended the form that made him the hottest player in men's tennis when he captured the Shanghai Masters title with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Alexander Zverev on Sunday. The third-seeded Medvedev picked up his third title in six consecutive finals played since the tour returned to...

Federer, Djokovic both lose in Shanghai quarterfinals

Oct. 11, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic went from perfectly unbeatable to unbelievably beaten in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters. Federer and Djokovic had been a combined 13-0 in Shanghai with a spot in the semifinals on the line, but both lost Friday. Federer saved five match points in...

Murray wins 2nd singles match since return from hip surgery

Oct. 1, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Andy Murray continued his positive return to singles play after hip surgery with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) win over 13th-ranked Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the first round of the China Open on Tuesday. The former top-ranked Murray, who had a hip resurfacing operation in January, fired eight aces...

Bublik beats Dimitrov to reach Chengdu semifinals

Sep. 27, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

CHENGDU, China (AP) — Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan saved two match points and hit 35 aces to upset fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 7-6 (9), 7-6 (3) Friday and reach the semifinals of the Chengdu Open. Bublik reached just his second ATP tour semifinal and denied Dimitrov his 300th match win in the...

Bublik upsets Fritz at Chengdu Open; Kyrgios loses in Zhuhai

Sep. 25, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

CHENGDU, China (AP) — Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan upset sixth-seeded Taylor Fritz 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 at the Chengdu Open on Wednesday. Bublik had 25 aces against his American opponent and saved four of five break points to advance to the Round of 16. Denis Shapovalov also advanced with a 6-4, 6-3 victory...