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Federer beats Djokovic to reach semis at ATP Finals

Nov. 14, 2019 6:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer showed that memories of this year’s Wimbledon final are well and truly behind him. In the first rematch between Federer and Novak Djokovic since that epic five-set final, the Swiss star dominated from the start to win 6-4, 6-3 Thursday and reach the semifinals of the ATP...

Nadal saves match point v Medvedev for 1st win at ATP Finals

Nov. 13, 2019 6:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Facing match point at 5-1 down in the third set, Rafael Nadal gave himself about a one-in-a-thousand chance of turning things around against Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals. Those odds turned out to be more than good enough for the top-ranked Spaniard. Nadal saved that match point with a...

16-time major champ Bryan twins to retire after 2020 US Open

Nov. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Bob and Mike Bryan say they will retire after the 2020 U.S. Open, closing a professional tennis partnership that includes a men’s doubles record of 16 Grand Slam championships. The 41-year-old American twins announced their plans at the season-ending ATP Finals, which they qualified...

Thiem beats Djokovic in 3-set epic to advance at ATP Finals

Nov. 12, 2019 8:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Thiem landed one too many punches even for Novak Djokovic to handle. In a seesawing crowd pleaser that lasted nearly three hours and featured a handful of momentum shifts in the third set, Thiem outlasted Djokovic 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Tuesday to become the first player to advance...

Former Australian Open finalist Cibulkova retires at 30

Nov. 12, 2019 11:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dominika Cibulkova says she has retired from tennis. The 30-year-old Slovak, who reached the 2014 Australian Open final and won the WTA Finals in 2016, announced her retirement on Tuesday. WTA president Micky Lawler praised Cibulkova's "extraordinary finesse, speed and feel of the court."...

Defending champ Zverev beats error-prone Nadal at ATP Finals

Nov. 11, 2019 7:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After being thoroughly outplayed by defending champion Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal refused to make any excuses. The top-ranked Spaniard wouldn't blame the abdominal problem that forced him to pull out of the Paris Masters semifinals just nine days earlier, or a hand...

Canada's Raonic has ailing back, out for Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 11, 2019 12:19 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will not have Milos Raonic for the inaugural Davis Cup Finals next week in Madrid because of a back injury. He missed the U.S. Open because of a back injury and has played just three official matches this fall. Raonic said Monday it is "very hard and disappointing" that he will be...

Thiem beats Federer at ATP Finals; Djokovic cruises

Nov. 10, 2019 6:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Thiem keeps getting the better of Roger Federer. Thiem beat Federer 7-5, 7-5 Sunday in their opening match at the ATP Finals for his fifth win in seven meetings with the Swiss great — and third straight this year. "To beat him, everything has to fit together. Today I think...

France clinches Fed Cup with epic 3-2 win over Australia

Nov. 10, 2019 6:46 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic inspired France to a drought-breaking Fed Cup triumph after a nail-biting 3-2 win in the final against Australia on Sunday. Mladenovic combined with Caroline Garcia to beat Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-3 in the decisive doubles match at Perth Arena....

Sinner beats De Minaur to scoop 1st ATP title

Nov. 9, 2019 6:21 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italian teenager Jannik Sinner beat top-seeded Alex de Minaur in straight sets at the Next Gen Finals on Saturday to claim his first ATP title — and a big payday. Wild card Sinner triumphed 4-2, 4-1, 4-2 in the final, serving out to love and clinching victory when De Minaur hit a return...