| Sep 6, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Only the most longshot-loving gambler would have called this one: the U.S. Open tennis tournament men’s final Monday night will match Kei Nishikori of Japan and Marin Cilic of Croatia.
The expectation was Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic....
| Sep 6, 2014
| 10:20 PM
— If tennis had a Richter scale, this one would have been a 9.2. Before they play Sunday's women's final, they better check for cracks in the stadium.
There will be tennis fans all over the world who were busy Saturday afternoon and not watching...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Not only will Monday night's men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament break new ground for the future of the game. It will also have a rallying cry: Here comes the second line.
Marin Cilic of Croatia, one of the competitors in this...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:55 PM
El croata Marin Cilic, decimocuarto favorito, impuso su poder físico y se proclamó campeón del Abierto de Estados Unidos al vencer 6-3, 6-3 y 6-3 al japonés Kei Nishikori, décimo favorito, en lo que fue la primera final de un Grand Slam para ambos...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:24 PM
A sport that needs every bit of personality it can get held its breath for a few minutes Tuesday at Indian Wells.
One of tennis' marquee names had departed from the BNP Paribas Open the day before, and out the door with upset victim Rafael Nadal went...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:33 PM
The old guy, Father Time, will triumph in the end. He always does. But for the moment Roger Federer is holding serve against him, which in a sport primarily of the young is no small achievement.
Federer has come to terms with reality. "If I can't play...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:59 PM
The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy.
Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:30 PM
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Between points, Serena Williams stood motionless behind the baseline with her back to the net, as if trying to match -- or mimic -- the methodical ritual of her opponent, Maria Sharapova.
They took turns waiting on each other,...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:05 AM
MONACO -- Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic, 7-5, 6-2, on Saturday to set up an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka.
Djokovic complained of soreness in his right wrist at the start of the week and took...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:19 PM
The big boys came out to play Monday at Indian Wells. In a shocking development, the biggest left early.
Rafael Nadal, ranked No.1, seeded No. 1, winner here last year, usually close to unbeatable on the slower hard courts of this BNP Paribas Open...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:25 PM
PARIS -- Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.
The top-ranked Spaniard hopes his confidence isn't gone, too.
Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, 7-6 (1), 6-4, in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on...