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Nishikori overcomes slow start to reach Rogers Cup final

Kei Nishikori dug deep to beat Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland on Saturday and advance to the Rogers Cup final. The world No. 6 had his back against the wall in the first set but came through to win 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 in 89 minutes to move within one win of ...

Nishikori makes Toronto semis

Third-seeded Kei Nishikori defeated Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup, setting ...

Keys eliminates Venus Williams in Rogers Cup

Jul 29, 2016

Keys eliminates Venus Williams in Rogers Cup

Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match. Playing her last tournament match before the Rio Olympics, the 36-year-old Williams lost seven straight games ...

Nishikori reaches Rogers Cup quarterfinals

Jul 29, 2016

Nishikori reaches Rogers Cup quarterfinals

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori powered past American Rajeev Ram on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory to advance to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals. Nishikori, coming back from an abdominal injury that forced him to retire in the fourth round at Wimbledon, wrapped up ...

Nishikori returns to action with solid victory in Toronto

Jul 28, 2016

Nishikori returns to action with solid victory in Toronto

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori dispatched American qualifier Dennis Novikov 6-4, 7-5 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of the Rogers Cup. In his first match since an abdominal injury forced him to retire in the fourth round at Wimbledon, the third-seeded ...

Federer to miss Olympics, end season to protect ailing knee

Jul 27, 2016

Federer to miss Olympics, end season to protect ailing knee

Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee. Federer wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday that he needs “more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier ...

Jul 23, 2016

Venus advances to Bank of the West Classic semifinals

Top-seeded Venus Williams reached the Bank of the West Classic semifinals, beating 17-year-old wild-card entry CiCi Bellis 6-4, 6-1 in an all-American match Friday night. The 36-year-old Williams won the last of her 49 singles titles in Taiwan in February. She won the Stanford ...

Jul 22, 2016

Cilic parts ways with Ivanisevic

Marin Cilic has split with coach Goran Ivanisevic after nearly three years of cooperation that included winning the U.S. Open in 2014. The 12th-ranked Croat says Thursday on his Facebook page that it was a “huge privilege to work with Goran, I enjoyed our ...

Jul 21, 2016

Venus, Doi post early round wins at Bank of the West Classic

Top seed Venus Williams fended off a spirited challenge in her opening match against world No. 87 Magda Linette at the Bank of the West Classic on Wednesday as she needed three sets to advance. Williams defeated Linette 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2 to reach ...

Jul 19, 2016

Nastase given Star of Romania on 70th birthday

Ilie Nastase received an award on his 70th birthday from Romania President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday for services to sport. “You offered more than just a performance; you were a phenomenon of human nature on the tennis court,” Iohannis told Nastase, who received the ...

Jul 19, 2016

Japan to face visiting Ukraine in Davis Cup World Group Playoff

Japan drew Ukraine as its September opponent on Tuesday, when the Davis Cup World Group Playoff draw was held in London. Japan, which lost its first-round World Group tie against Britain in March, will host the playoff at Osaka’s Utsubo Tennis Center from Sept. ...

Britain wins without Murray in Davis Cup

Jul 18, 2016

Britain wins without Murray in Davis Cup

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray joined in the celebrations — if not the matches — as defending Davis Cup champion Britain beat Serbia 3-2 Sunday to set up a semifinal against Argentina, which handed Italy its first home loss in the tournament in seven years. ...