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Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray could be bidding adieu to tennis at the Paris Olympics

Jul. 17, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — All the way back when he first discussed the likelihood that 2024 would be his final season as a professional tennis player, Rafael Nadal made sure to refer to the Paris Olympics as “one of the important competitions I would like to be at.” If, indeed, this is his...

Rafael Nadal is on the US Open entry list, although that doesn't mean he will play there

Jul. 16, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal was on the U.S. Open entry list released Tuesday via a protected ranking, although that doesn't necessarily mean he will compete in the year's last Grand Slam tournament. Nadal has been dealing with injuries the past two seasons and playing...

Carlos Alcaraz wants a seat at the adult table after his second Wimbledon and fourth Slam trophy

Jul. 15, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic did not manage to collect four Grand Slam titles before turning 22, the way Carlos Alcaraz has. None of the members of the so-called Big Three was able to triumph at both the French Open and Wimbledon in a single season...

Paris Olympics: What to know, who to watch during the tennis competition

Jul. 12, 2024 14:23 PM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the tennis competition at the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch — Rafael Nadal, Spain: He already owns gold medals in singles (2008) and doubles (2016 with Marc López), to go alongside his 22 Grand Slam titles, and he is dominant on red clay,...

Simone Biles and LeBron James are among athletes expected to bid 'adieu' to the Olympics in Paris

Jul. 10, 2024 11:31 AM EDT

Icons of their sports. Voices for equality and social justice. Elite performers. Simone Biles and LeBron James lead the list of athletes likely competing at their final Olympics. Add in that Andy Murray will be retiring after the Paris Games and that Rafael Nadal may...

Andy Murray's Wimbledon career ends when Emma Raducanu pulls out of their match in mixed doubles

Jul. 06, 2024 10:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray's Wimbledon career came to an anticlimactic end when Emma Raducanu, his mixed doubles partner, pulled out of that competition hours before their first-round match on Saturday because of an issue with her surgically repaired right wrist. The 37-year-old...

Andy Murray's Wimbledon farewell tour begins with a loss in doubles with his brother

Jul. 04, 2024 21:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There were tears from Andy Murray. Standing ovations from the Centre Court crowd. A video tribute replete with messages from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams. And, yes, a doubles match Murray played alongside his brother Thursday, all part of the first...

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff lead the Olympics entry list

Jul. 04, 2024 06:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all were included on the entry list for tennis at the Paris Olympics released by the International Tennis Federation on Thursday, as was Daniil Medvedev, who technically will be competing as a “neutral” athlete rather than...

Today in History: July 3, Union wins Battle of Gettysburg

Jul. 03, 2024 00:21 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 3, the 185th day of 2024. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1863, the pivotal three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for...

Andy Murray withdraws from singles at his last Wimbledon and only will play doubles with his brother

Jul. 02, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray withdrew from singles at Wimbledon a little more than a week after surgery to remove a cyst from his spine, and the two-time men's champion at the All England Club said he would make his farewell appearance at the tournament by playing doubles with his older brother,...