Tennis

Roger Federer of Switzerland acknowledges applauses after defeating Fabio Fognini of Italy during their third round match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Roger Federer won 6-4, 6,3. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 01, 2018 - 5:29 pm
PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer's bid for a 100th career title remains on as he beat Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. If he wins that, against Kei Nishikori, he could face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals — but Federer is thinking more about winning the season...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain talks to media as he announces his withdraw from the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
October 31, 2018 - 5:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — Returning from one injury to play at the Paris Masters, Rafael Nadal pulled out with another one. This time it wasn't the troublesome right knee which had sidelined him since the U.S. Open semifinals in early September, but rather an abdominal injury which just crept up on him. Given...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during his final match against Romania's Marius Copil at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)
October 28, 2018 - 11:29 am
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer won his 99th career ATP Tour title on Sunday, beating qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final. A ninth title at Federer's hometown event in Basel, where he was once a ball boy, matched the nine he won at the Halle grass-court event in...
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Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine, right, greet by Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands after their women's singles semi final match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 27, 2018 - 6:43 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Last year Elina Svitolina became the first Ukrainian woman to play singles at the WTA Finals. This year Svitolina became the first woman from her country to reach the season-ending final after beating Kiki Bertens 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-4 Saturday. "It feels amazing and it was such a...
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October 26, 2018 - 1:10 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Women's Tennis Association has dedicated its trophy for the top-ranked player of the year in honor of Chris Evert. Simona Halep receives the newly named Chris Evert WTA World No.1 Trophy as she is the year-end No. 1 for the second season in a row. Halep isn't playing at the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo, a serve clock is viewed during the U.S. Open tennis tournament match between Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, in New York. Like the serve clocks that made their Grand Slam debut in August at the U.S. Open after being tested at the 2017 Next Gen ATP Finals, another tennis innovation, video review for certain judgment calls by chair umpires, will be tried at the tournament for top 21-and-under men at Milan in November. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 26, 2018 - 3:06 am
Video review for certain judgment calls, such as whether a ball bounces twice, will be available for the first time in men's professional tennis at the Next Gen ATP Finals for top 21-and-under players. The tour announced Friday that players at the Nov. 6-10 event in Milan can request that chair...
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FILE - This June 24, 2010, file photo shows John Isner of the U.S. and France's Nicolas Mahut, right, posing for a photo next to the scoreboard following their record-breaking men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. The All England Club said Friday Oct. 19, 2018, it will introduce fifth-set tiebreakers at Wimbledon next year when a match reaches 12-12. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)
October 19, 2018 - 7:05 am
LONDON (AP) — That epic 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon will never be matched or surpassed, or even challenged. The All England Club said Friday it will introduce final-set tiebreakers next year, starting when the score reaches 12-12 in the decider. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams walks on a practice court with her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in a posting on Twitter that legalizing coaching and making it part of the spectacle would let "viewers enjoy it as a show."(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 18, 2018 - 1:51 pm
Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday in a posting on Twitter that making coaching part of...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Borna Coric of Croatia in their men's singles final match in the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 14, 2018 - 6:20 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Novak Djokovic won a record fourth Shanghai Masters title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over 13th-seeded Borna Coric on Sunday. The second-seeded Djokovic has won all four Shanghai finals he's contested in his career (2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018). He previously shared the record of winning...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia eyes on the ball as he plays against Alexander Zverev of Germany during their men's singles semifinals match in the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 13, 2018 - 8:51 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Borna Coric upset defending champion Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday. Coric earned passage to the final by taking down the top-seeded Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday. "It was one of the best matches of my life," Coric said...
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