• Rafael Nadal wins French opener for 299th Grand Slam win

    Rafael Nadal breezed past Australian Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 as the Spaniard began his quest for a 14th French Open championship on Monday in Paris. The win was the 299th in a Grand Slam match for Nadal, who will join contemporaries Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic with 300 following his next victory. And it […]

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime rallies to advance at French Open

    Felix Auger-Aliassime overcame a two-set deficit to defeat Peruvian qualifier Juan Pablo Varillas 2-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday in the first round of the French Open in Paris. Seeded ninth in the tournament, Auger-Aliassime overcame a sluggish start to win all 12 of his first-serve points in the fourth set. The 21-year-old Canadian […]

  • ATP roundup: Top seed Cameron Norrie wins Lyon title

    Top-seeded Cameron Norrie of Great Britain outlasted Slovakia’s Alex Molcan 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-1 to claim his second ATP Tour title of the season Saturday at the Lyon Open in France. Norrie, who won Florida’s Delray Beach Open in February, failed to convert two match points on the unseeded Molcan’s serve in the second set. […]

  • Tours won’t award ranking points for Wimbledon due to Russia/Belarus ban

    The two major tours announced Friday that they will not award player ranking points for Wimbledon this year due to the All England Club’s ban on players from Russia and Belarus. The All England Club previously announced players from the two countries could not play in the Grand Slam event this year due to Russia’s […]

  • ATP roundup: Casper Ruud to seek another clay-court title in Geneva

    Casper Ruud moved a step closer to repeating as champion of the Gonet Geneva Open, defeating Reilly Opelka 7-6 (2), 7-5 on Friday to qualify for the finals. Ruud, the second seed, handled the fourth-seeded Opelka, despite 12 aces from the American. Ruud, from Norway, moved to 4-0 on his career against Opelka. During the […]

  • ATP roundup: Casper Ruud to meet Reilly Opelka in Geneva semis

    Defending champion Casper Ruud of Norway won points on 90 percent of his first serves on his way to defeating Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4, 7-6 (3) Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Gonet Geneva Open in Switzerland. It was the first-ever match between the second-seeded Ruud and Kokkinakis. Ruud is seeking the seventh clay-court victory […]

  • Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal on French Open quarterfinal collision course

    The men’s side of the French Open is full of potentially intriguing matchups, but none bigger than a prospective quarterfinal clash between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The draw for the French Open, which begins Sunday, was held Thursday in Paris. As expected, world No. 1 Djokovic is the top seed, followed by Daniil Medvedev, […]

  • ATP roundup: Ilya Ivashka upsets Denis Shapovalov in Geneva

    Ilya Ivashka of Belarus converted 77.9 percent of his first-serve points while recording a 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3 upset of third-seeded Canadian Denis Shapovalov on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Gonet Geneva Open in Switzerland. Ivashka had just four aces to Shapovalov’s nine. But he jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the […]

  • Richard Gasquet upsets top-seeded Daniil Medvedev in Geneva

    Frenchman Richard Gasquet upset top-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia in straight sets, surviving a second-set tiebreaker in the process, in a round of 16 match at the Geneva Open in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday. Gasquet, who is ranked 75th in the world, knocked off the second-ranked Medvedev, who is in the tourney as a wild […]

  • ATP Roundup: Federico Delbonis wins first-round match

    Seventh-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina advanced to the Round of 16 in the Geneva Open on Monday, defeating Lithuanian wild-card Ricardas Berankis, 6-4, 6-4 on a light day in Geneva, Switzerland. Italian qualifier Marco Cecchinato advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 decision over Dominic Thiem of Austria, and American Marcos Giron came up short in three […]

  • Gael Monfils (foot) withdraws from Lyon, French Open

    Gael Monfils needs surgery for a right foot injury and will miss the upcoming French Open. The 35-year-old Frenchman withdrew Monday from the ongoing tournament in Lyon and from the grand-slam event at Roland Garros, which starts Sunday in Paris. “Hi all, I regret to inform you that I am forced to withdraw from Open […]

  • ATP roundup: Novak Djokovic wins Rome title, continues to make history

    Top seed Novak Djokovic continued to rewrite the history books on Sunday, defeating fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6 (5) at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome for his 38th ATP Masters 1000 crown to extend his record. Djokovic, who turns 35 next Sunday, defeated Casper Ruud in the semifinals for his 1,000 career match […]

  • Matteo Berrettini (hand) withdraws from French Open

    World No. 8 Matteo Berrettini announced Saturday that he withdrew from the upcoming French Open as he continues his recovery from right hand surgery. Berrettini underwent the procedure in March. Play at Roland Garros begins May 22. “Following a very positive update from my medical team, I am now back on-court training at a high […]

  • Novak Djokovic reaches Rome final, 1,000-win mark

    Top-seeded Novak Djokovic became just the fifth men’s player to win 1,000 matches in the Open Era on Saturday, when he handled fifth-seeded Norwegian Casper Ruud, 6-4, 6-3, in the semifinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Djokovic, who turns 35 next week, joined Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,251), Ivan Lendl (1,068) and […]

  • Novak Djokovic reaches Rome semis, seeks 1,000th win

    Top-seeded Novak Djokovic is on the doorstep of his 1,000th career ATP victory after ousting Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-5, 7-6 (1) in Friday’s quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Djokovic also moved into the No. 1 spot in the world rankings with the victory, supplanting Russia’s Daniil Medvedev. Djokovic converted 73.7 percent of his […]

  • Denis Shapovalov stuns ailing Rafael Nadal to reach Rome quarters

    Canadian Denis Shapovalov cranked out 35 winners while rallying for a 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory over ailing Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The 13th-seeded Shapovalov won the final four games after the third-seeded Nadal began having movement issues in his surgically repaired left foot. […]

  • Rafael Nadal cruises past John Isner to advance in Rome

    Rafael Nadal breezed past John Isner 6-3, 6-1 to move to the third round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia on Wednesday. Nadal, the No. 3 seed, has won the tournament 10 times. He now has a 69-7 match record in Rome. The match turned at 3-3 in the first set when Isner couldn’t convert two […]

  • Filip Krajinovic stuns Andrey Rublev in Rome

    Filip Krajinovic needed just 69 minutes Tuesday to post a 6-2, 6-4 victory over sixth-seeded Russian Andrey Rublev in the second round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Krajinovic recorded 25 winners and made just three unforced errors in the crisp victory. The Serbian saved all three of his break points. Rublev registered 16 […]

  • Stan Wawrinka wins in Rome for first victory in 15 months

    Former world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, on the comeback trail after battling a foot injury for more than a year, defeated 14th-seeded Reilly Opelka 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the opening round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Monday. The victory gave the Swiss native his first ATP Tour victory since February 2021. It […]

  • Madrid champ Carlos Alcaraz opts for rest over Rome

    Carlos Alcaraz cruised to the singles title in Madrid but plans to rest his ailing ankle this week instead of playing in the Italian Open. Alcaraz, 19, said his right ankle was injured during a quarterfinal win over Rafael Nadal in the Madrid Open. He beat Novak Djokovic and then cruised past Alexander Zverev for […]

  • ATP roundup: Carlos Alcaraz cruises to Madrid title

    Completing a dream week in his home country, Carlos Alcaraz cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 victory against World No. 3 Alexander Zverev to win the Mutua Madrid Open on Sunday in the Spanish capital. It is the second ATP Masters 1000 title and ATP Tour-leading fourth title overall this season for the 19-year-old, who improved […]

  • Gilles Simon to retire from tennis at year’s end

    Gilles Simon, who reached No. 6 in the world tennis rankings, is retiring at the end of the season. “It was a magical, wonderful and extraordinary adventure,” Simon posted to social media on Saturday. “It will stop at the end of the year. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made it possible. There is […]

  • Teen Carlos Alcaraz tops Novak Djokovic to reach Madrid final

    A magical season for teenager Carlos Alcaraz continued Saturday as he defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the semifinals of the Mutua Madrid Open. The 19-year-old Spaniard toppled another legend, Rafael Nadal, on Friday in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals of the Masters 1000 event against the […]

  • Carlos Alcaraz edges Rafael Nadal in Madrid quarterfinals

    Rising teen Carlos Alcaraz upset one tennis legend on Friday and earned the right to face another on Saturday. Alcaraz, seeded seventh, topped third-seeded Rafael Nadal 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in an all-Spanish quarterfinal at the Mutua Madrid on Friday. Next up for Alcaraz, who turned 19 on Thursday, is a semifinal against top-seeded Novak Djokovic. […]

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