| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:21 PM
Three of tennis’ marquee players cruised down the road in first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday, and Rafael Nadal, perhaps the brightest star of all, traveled a bumpy path.
That’s relatively speaking. Nadal lost a set. The others...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 10:45 AM
BRISBANE, Australia -- With the Fanatics in bright yellow and raucously chanting for Lleyton Hewitt to stay on top of Roger Federer, the Brisbane International final had the surreal feel of a journey back in time.
It wouldn't have seemed out of...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:28 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:50 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Dodgers started their two best pitchers on the same night Wednesday, one in Minnesota and one in Chattanooga, Tenn. And both were predictably dominant, with Zack Greinke giving up only an unearned run in six innings of a 6-4 victory...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 9:30 AM
MONACO-- Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, in a rare all-Swiss final.
The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing...
| 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,...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:54 PM
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic advanced to the Sony Open final without playing a point Friday.
Both received walkovers when their semifinal opponents withdrew for health reasons. That left Nadal and Djokovic...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 1:25 PM
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Novak Djokovic won his fourth Key Biscayne title, while Rafael Nadal failed again trying for his first.
Djokovic dominated from the start and closed out the victory by winning a remarkable exchange to beat Nadal, 6-3, 6-3, Sunday...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:43 AM
El español Rafael Nadal y el serbio Novak Djokovic continúan con su particular lucha por el número uno de la clasificación mundial de la ATP, favorable al balear de momento, lo que amplía la ventaja con sus perseguidores ahora cifrada, tras la final que...