Tennis

Workers add the finishing touches at the Plaza de Toros bullfighting ring that has been converted into a tennis court to host an exhibition tennis match between Swiss great Roger Federer and German rival Alexander Zverev, in Mexico City, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 22, 2019 - 4:05 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — For 73 years, Mexico City’s Plaza de Toros bullring has hosted hundreds of bullfights, but on Saturday it will become a tennis court, as Roger Federer faces Germany’s Alexander Zverev. Saturday’s match is the fourth stop in a tour of Latin America by the tennis greats. It will be...
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Russia's Karen Khachanov, right, and Andrey Rublev celebrate after winning the Davis Cup quarterfinal doubles match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 22, 2019 - 3:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic played singles and doubles but couldn’t prevent Serbia from losing to Russia 2-1 in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday, while Britain made the last four by beating Germany without Andy Murray. Djokovic defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-3 to even the score at 1-1, then...
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Great Britain's Andy Murray serves during the Davis Cup tennis match against Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 20, 2019 - 10:09 am
MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray had been in a similar position before, struggling and needing a big comeback to pull off an important victory. And like he’s done so many times in his career, he again came through with a big rally, this time to give Britain a point in his return to the Davis Cup. Murray...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Russia's Karen Khachanov during their Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 19, 2019 - 5:07 pm
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s hopes alive against Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals on Tuesday. The top-ranked Spaniard defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 7-6 (7) to level the series 1-1 after Andrey Rublev had rallied to beat Roberto Bautista-Agut 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (0) in the first match...
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Canada's Vasek Pospisil celebrates a point during the Davis Cup tennis match against Italy's Fabio Fognini in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 18, 2019 - 12:55 pm
MADRID (AP) — Costume-wearing fans, boisterous crowds, exciting matches. Old traditions were preserved when the revamped Davis Cup began a new era on Monday in Madrid. As the 18-team Davis Cup Finals got underway in its new weeklong World Cup-style format at the “Magic Box” tennis complex, fans...
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Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates winning a point against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their ATP World Tour Finals semifinal tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 16, 2019 - 6:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — The first time Dominic Thiem played at the ATP Finals, he was handed an unknown Greek teenager as a hitting partner in training. Three years later, Thiem is facing that same player in the final of the season-ending tournament. Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev in the...
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Matteo Berrettini of Italy hits the ball during a training session, prior to his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria, during the ATP World Tour Finals , at the O2 Arena in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
November 14, 2019 - 9:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Matteo Berrettini will leave the ATP Finals with a victory after beating Dominic Thiem 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Thursday. The match was essentially meaningless as Thiem had already qualified for the semifinals after winning his first two round-robin matches, while Berrettini had no chance of...
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Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 12, 2019 - 7:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — Dominic Thiem landed one too many punches even for Novak Djokovic to handle. In a seesawing crowd pleaser that lasted nearly three hours and featured a handful of momentum shifts in the third set, Thiem outlasted Djokovic 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Tuesday to become the first player to...
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Alexander Zverev of Germany plays a return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 11, 2019 - 3:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Alexander Zverev pulled off another big win at the ATP Finals, beating top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4 Monday for his first career victory over the Spaniard. Nadal had a 5-0 record against Zverev but had an uncharacteristically mistake-filled performance at the O2...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 10, 2019 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — On the verge of an almost flawless performance against Matteo Berrettini at the ATP Finals, Novak Djokovic still found a reason to berate himself. Leading 4-0 in the second set on Sunday, Djokovic hit a backhand wide to concede a break to the Italian — the only blip in an otherwise...
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