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Tiafoe offers hope for present and future of US men's tennis

Sep. 08, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frances Tiafoe’s run to the U.S. Open semifinals is, first and foremost, about Tiafoe himself, a 24-year-old from Maryland who took up tennis because his father was a janitor at a junior training center, a player who never won a match past the fourth round at a Grand Slam...

Unvaccinated Djokovic out of US Open; can't travel to States

Aug. 25, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic will not play in the U.S. Open, as expected, because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and thus is not allowed to travel to the United States. Djokovic announced his withdrawal from the year’s last Grand Slam tournament on Twitter on Thursday,...

Zverev, 2020 US Open runner-up, to miss event with injury

Aug. 22, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexander Zverev, the 2020 U.S. Open runner-up, will miss the tournament this year while recovering from surgery on his right ankle. Zverev tore ligaments in the ankle during his semifinal match against Rafael Nadal at the French Open in June, and the No. 2-ranked...

Pablo Carreno Busta wins in Montreal, 1st Masters 1000 title

Aug. 14, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain won the National Bank Open on Sunday, beating eighth-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. The first unseeded winner in the event since Argentina’s Guillermo Canas in 2002, Busta won his seventh ATP Tour title and first...

Unvaccinated Djokovic out of US Open tuneup in Cincinnati

Aug. 12, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Novak Djokovic pulled out of next week's hard-court tournament in Cincinnati on Friday because he has not gotten any COVID-19 vaccine shots and so is not allowed to travel to the United States. That is also why Djokovic is not expected to be able to enter the...

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...

Raducanu into Washington quarterfinals; Fritz stops in heat

Aug. 04, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reigning U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu found herself completely exhausted, physically and mentally, after playing a pair of tiebreakers across nearly three hours on a hot and humid afternoon at the Citi Open on Thursday. “Everything,” the second-seeded...

Wimbledon wild-card entry outside top 100 gets Djokovic next

Jul. 01, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It is, to be sure, the stuff of movies: An oft-injured guy ranked outside the top 100, making his Grand Slam debut thanks to a wild card, knocks out two seeded players on his way to a fourth-round matchup at Wimbledon against none other than No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the...

2-time Wimbledon champ Murray loses to Isner in 2nd round

Jun. 29, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The recurring cries of “Come on, Andy!” at Centre Court meandered somewhere along the continuum from pushing to pleading as two-time champion Andy Murray’s shortest stay at Wimbledon came to a close. Unable to overcome big John Isner’s big serves,...