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Serbia players hold up the ATP CUP after defeating Spain during their ATP Cup tennis tournament in Sydney, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Djokovic leads Serbia to win over Spain in ATP Cup final

Jan. 12, 2020 11:34 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal, again, in a must-win match to keep Serbia in contention. Then he went back on court within an hour and combined with long-time friend Viktor Troicki to clinch the very first ATP Cup. In the country where the seven-time Australian Open champion performs like...

Rafael Nadal of Spain holds a press conference after losing to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Nadal urges tennis organizers to compromise on one World Cup

Jan. 12, 2020 10:32 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Rafael Nadal won a revamped Davis Cup in November and he lost Sunday's final of the ATP Cup, the newest international team competition. He thinks it's too much. After walking off following another hardcourt loss to Novak Djokovic, allowing Serbia to level the final after Roberto Bautista Agut...

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts to missing a shot against David Goffin of Belgium during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Spain edges Belgium to reach ATP Cup semifinals

Jan. 10, 2020 10:00 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Rafael Nadal lost a singles match for only the second time since July, and was two points from another defeat not long after that would have ended Spain's run at the ATP Cup. But after losing to David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the singles on Friday, the top-ranked Nadal combined with Pablo...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015 file photo, two Qantas planes taxi on the runway at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia. Some Asian airlines have rerouted flights to the Middle East to avoid Iranian airspace, amid escalated tensions over the United States’ assassination of a prominent Iranian commander in Iraq. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Commercial airlines reroute flights amid US-Iran tensions

Jan. 8, 2020 11:15 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. Jumbled schedules could affect as many as 15,000 passengers per day, lengthen flight times by an average of 30 to 90 minutes, and...

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka during their ATP Cup tennis match in Perth, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Spain into ATP Cup quarters after Bautista Agut victory

Jan. 8, 2020 10:50 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Spain advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP Cup even before Rafael Nadal stepped on to the court Wednesday at the Perth Arena. Spain, which won the Davis Cup in Madrid with a victory over Canada, stayed in the hunt for its second international team victory in seven weeks when...

Daniil Medvedev, left, takes a selfie with his Russian team mates, second left to right, Karen Khachanov, Russian Captain Marat Safin, Teymuraz Gabashvili, Ivan Nedelko and Konstantin Kravvchuk after the medal ceremony for winning group D of the ATP Cup in Perth, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Russia, Australia, Serbia, Britain into ATP Cup quarters

Jan. 7, 2020 10:03 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Daniil Medvedev helped Russia to a 3-0 sweep of its pool matches to join Australia, Serbia and Britain in the quarterfinals of the inaugural ATP Cup on Tuesday. Medvedev clinched victory against Norway by beating Casper Ruud 6-3, 7-6 (6) in Perth. Karen Khachanov had already routed Victor...

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning the first set during his match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Djokovic clinches Serbia's win; Nadal's Spain beats Georgia

Jan. 4, 2020 12:08 PM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic got more than he bargained for in his first competitive match of 2020 before fending off Kevin Anderson 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) late Saturday to secure Serbia's win over South Africa at the ATP Cup. The No. 2-ranked Djokovic, winner of a record seven Australian Open...

Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after winning his match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Kyrgios serves up funds for Australia at debut of ATP Cup

Jan. 3, 2020 11:10 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios served 20 aces in a win that cost him $4,000 in local currency and helped set up Australia’s opening ATP Cup win over Germany. It was all for a cause. Kyrgios, so often considered the bad boy of tennis for his emotional behavior and outbursts, promised to...

File-This Aug. 23, 2013, file photo shows Serena Williams, of the United States, looking up at the scoreboard during her match against Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, in the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Williams has been voted the AP Female Athlete of the Decade for 2010 to 2019. Williams won 12 of her professional-era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles over the past 10 years. No other woman won more than three in that span. She also tied a record for most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 and collected a tour-leading 37 titles in all during the decade. Gymnast Simone Biles finished second in the vote by AP member sports editors and AP beat writers. Swimmer Katie Ledecky was third, followed by ski racers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

ATP Cup adds to crowded tennis dates before Australian Open

Jan. 1, 2020 12:03 AM EST

Roger Federer won't be playing until the Australian Open, but the the summer of tennis Down Under ahead of the first Grand Slam of 2020 will be a little more hectic for everybody else. Kicking off on Friday with the start of the new 24-team, Davis Cup-style ATP Cup in three cities across Australia, players will...

In this image made from video, smoke rises from wildfires Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in the Blue Mountains, New South Whales, Australia. Firefighters battling wildfires in Australia’s most populous state are attempting to make headway amid favorable conditions, before an

Sizzling temperatures hit Australia as wildfires persist

Dec. 27, 2019 3:06 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A code red was issued in South Australia on Friday as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius (108 Fahrenheit) in the state’s capital, while firefighters battling wildfires in New South Wales established containment lines in cooler conditions ahead of an expected heatwave this...