| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:21 AM
BEIJING -- Rafa Nadal's return to action came to a shuddering halt on Friday when the Spaniard was beaten by Slovakia's Martin Klizan in a late-night quarter-final duel at the China Open.
After world No. 1 Novak Djokovic had continued his march through...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:18 AM
BEIJING -- World No. 2 Rafa Nadal sailed into the quarterfinals of the China Open, his first tournament in 13 weeks, on Thursday but conceded his quest to regain his lost rhythm continues.
The Spaniard, returning from a wrist injury, beat qualifier Peter...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Sunday was a day of rest and reflection at Wimbledon. So we reflected.
Eyes squinting, brow furrowed, chin resting in palm of hand, we pondered the issue: How good are our tennis players from the United States?
It was a short reflection....
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:35 PM
If familiarity breeds contempt, then Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic should despise each other.
That certainly is not the case, even though, when they take Centre Court at Wimbledon on Sunday for the men's singles final, it will mark the 35th time they...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:16 PM
LONDON -- Andy Murray continued his winning ways at the All England Club on a rainy Monday at Wimbledon.
The third-seeded British star got past 20th-seeded, 6-foot-8 South African Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in 2 hours, 33 minutes under the roof...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:04 AM
LONDON - Top seed Novak Djokovic halted the grass-court charge of talented Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Friday, beating the 11th seed 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(7) in an exhilarating see-saw contest to reach the Wimbledon final.
The six-time Grand Slam...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Wimbledon fans got an entertaining show from a tennis senior citizen and a big sigh of relief from their top-seeded men's player here Wednesday.
Novak Djokovic, who won here in 2011 and lost in the final to Andy Murray last year, was cruising on...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:48 PM
NEW YORK -- Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year and Novak Djokovic reached his 22nd in a row with victories in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Monday.
Williams defeated Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, 6-3, 6-3, to keep her...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:32 PM
NEW YORK -- Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.
Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.
Should both players reach the final of the year's last grand...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:07 PM
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Roger Federer reached his 10th U.S. Open quarterfinal in 11 years with a straight-set victory over Roberto Bautista Agut during Tuesday's action at the year's final Grand Slam tournament.
The second-seeded Federer wasn't...