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Federer sets up final clash with Wawrinka

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka set up an all-Swiss showdown for the ATP Indian Wells Masters title on Saturday with straight-sets semifinal victories. Federer, who won his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, subdued 17th-seeded American Jack Sock 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) to earn a crack at a record-equaling ...

Nishikori breezes into fourth round

/ Mar 15, 2017

Nishikori breezes into fourth round

Fourth-seed Kei Nishikori cruised into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller on Tuesday. Nishikori broke 25th-seeded Muller four times en route to victory in the 72-minute match and will face American Donald Young ...

Nishikori makes solid start at Indian Wells

/ Mar 13, 2017

Nishikori makes solid start at Indian Wells

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori safely advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-3, 6-4 straight-sets victory over Daniel Evans in the men’s singles on Sunday. After allowing his British opponent to seize the first break point in the ...

/ Mar 12, 2017

Nishioka beats Karlovic at Indian Wells

Yoshihito Nishioka had an excellent win at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, topping Ivo Karlovic in straight sets, while Naomi Osaka joined him in the third round with a victory of her own. The world No. 70 Nishioka, who only made the main ...

/ Mar 8, 2017

Serena withdraws from Indian Wells

Serena Williams withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open that begins Wednesday because of a left knee injury, leaving the desert tournament without the world’s top-ranked women’s player. The withdrawal also cost Williams a chance to retain her top ranking. Angelique Kerber, a two-time semifinalist ...

/ Mar 5, 2017

Murray wins first title of year

Andy Murray captured his first title of the year and became the first British man to win the Dubai Tennis Championships in its 25-year history when he defeated Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday. This was Murray’s seventh final in his last eight tournaments, ...

Murray survives seven match points in Dubai

/ Mar 3, 2017

Murray survives seven match points in Dubai

Andy Murray saved seven match points before beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (20-18), 6-1 to reach the Dubai Tennis Championships semifinals on Thursday. The second-set tiebreaker — 31 minutes, 6 seconds long — produced all the high-intensity drama tennis can offer, featuring the ...

Federer upset by qualifier Donskoy in Dubai

/ Mar 2, 2017

Federer upset by qualifier Donskoy in Dubai

Roger Federer squandered three match points in a shock 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-5) second-round loss to Russian qualifier Evgeny Donskoy at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Wednesday. Federer, who has just won his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, failed to ...

/ Mar 1, 2017

Djokovic returns with win in Mexico

Novak Djokovic beat Slovakia’s Martin Klizan 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in the opening round of the Mexican Open on Tuesday. The win was Djokovic’s first since his shocking loss in the second round of the Australian Open. “It’s always tough to win the first match ...

/ Feb 28, 2017

Dzumhur upsets Wawrinka in opening round

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka was upset by Damir Dzumhur 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday. This was No. 3-ranked Wawrinka’s first match since his Australian Open semifinal loss to Swiss countryman Roger Federer. He left Melbourne ...