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  • Upstart shows he can run with the big boys at Indian Wells

    Upstart shows he can run with the big boys at Indian Wells
    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...
  • Rafael Nadal upset at Monte Carlo Masters by David Ferrer

    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...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Stanislas Wawrinka to advance at U.S. Open

    Novak Djokovic beats Stanislas Wawrinka to advance at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK — It was a single tennis game that lasted 21 minutes. Stanislas Wawrinka, a 28-year-old from Switzerland who has always played in the shadow of his countryman Roger Federer, saved five break points in that game in the fifth set. He...
  • Indian Wells again hosts world's best tennis players for two weeks

    If you are heading to the desert for some tennis viewing over the next 12 days, get ready for more of the same. In the case of the prestigious BNP Paribas Open, that's not a bad thing. There will be some radical differences in the physical plant,...
  • BNP Paribas Open: Time is relative to Roger Federer

    BNP Paribas Open: Time is relative to Roger Federer
    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...
  • No.1 Serena Williams serves a 'double-bagel' in U.S. Open quarterfinal

    No.1 Serena Williams serves a 'double-bagel' in U.S. Open quarterfinal
    NEW YORK — It took Serena Williams 19 minutes to win the first set of her U.S. Open quarterfinal match against 18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro on the Spaniard's 25th birthday. The second set wasn't much better for Suarez Navarro, who received...
  • The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think

    The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think
    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...
  • U.S. Open: Novak Djokovic holds off Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets

    U.S. Open: Novak Djokovic holds off Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets
    NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who had beaten ninth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka all but two times in 14 matches, seemed on the way to a massive upset in the U.S. Open semifinals Saturday on Arthur Ashe Stadium before coming back from two sets down...
  • Novak Djokovic says Roger Federer is slowing down

    Novak Djokovic says Roger Federer is slowing down
    When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing. At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has...
  • U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal easily advances to U.S. Open final

    U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal easily advances to U.S. Open final
    NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal, who missed the U.S. Open last summer because of a knee injury, will play in Monday's final against top-seeded Novak Djokovic. Nadal, seeded second, won in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-2, over eighth-seeded Richard Gasquet,...
  • Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic for his second U.S. Open title

    Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic for his second U.S. Open title
    NEW YORK -- Second-seeded Rafael Nadal, who missed the U.S. Open last year with a knee injury, beat top-seeded Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, on Monday night for this 13th Grand Slam title and his second U.S. Open title on the Arthur Ashe Stadium...