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Nishikori determined to finally make impact at Wimbledon

Kei Nishikori has set his sights on finally making a strong run at Wimbledon despite admitting he is less than 100 percent fit. Nishikori was forced to withdraw from the Wimbledon warm-up event in Halle before his second-round match last week due to an injury to his oblique muscles. The ...

Nishikori tops Gasquet in warm-up

Jun 24, 2016

Nishikori tops Gasquet in warm-up

Kei Nishikori defeated Frenchman Richard Gasquet in an exhibition match on Thursday and came through it without any fitness issues ahead of Wimbledon, which gets underway on Monday. Nishikori, who pulled out of the Gerry Weber Open for the second straight season earlier this ...

Jun 23, 2016

Injured Azarenka withdraws from Wimbledon

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a right knee injury. It was the same knee she hurt at the French Open, forcing her to retire during her first-round match. She hasn’t played since. Azarenka, ranked No. 6, was ...

Sharapova's lawyer blasts WADA chief

Jun 21, 2016

Sharapova's lawyer blasts WADA chief

Maria Sharapova’s attorney, John Haggerty, hit out at World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head Craig Reedie for comments he made about the Russian tennis star’s earnings. Speaking at a WADA symposium in London on Monday, Reedie complained that his organization’s yearly budget of $30 million ...

Rising teen star Zverev beats Federer

Jun 19, 2016

Rising teen star Zverev beats Federer

Roger Federer’s bid for a ninth title at the Gerry Weber Open came to an end Saturday when he was beaten in the semifinals by Alexander Zverev, a rising German prospect who notched the biggest win of his young career. Zverev’s 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, ...

Becker surprised by Lendl's comeback

Jun 18, 2016

Becker surprised by Lendl's comeback

Boris Becker, coach to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, admits he was surprised to see Andy Murray reunited with Ivan Lendl. Murray persuaded United States-based Lendl to fly to London this week to start a second spell as the world No. 2’s coach, two ...

Murray eases into Queen's Club quarterfinals

Jun 17, 2016

Murray eases into Queen's Club quarterfinals

Andy Murray kept on track to claim a record fifth title at Queen’s Club by beating fellow Briton Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals on Thursday. American John Isner fired 43 aces and held 10 match points but failed to overcome Gilles ...

Federer advances in Germany

Jun 16, 2016

Federer advances in Germany

Roger Federer got his bid for a ninth Halle grass-court title off to a winning start on Wednesday with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Germany’s world No. 88 Jan-Lennard Struff. The top seed and world No. 3 will face Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri, ranked ...

Nishikori suffers pre-Wimbledon injury blow

Jun 15, 2016

Nishikori suffers pre-Wimbledon injury blow

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori withdrew from the Gerry Weber Open for the second straight season on Wednesday. Nishikori forfeited his second-round match against Germany’s Florian Mayer due to an injury to his oblique muscles. During his first-round match against France’s Lucas Pouille on ...

Sharapova appeals two-year ban for doping

Jun 15, 2016

Sharapova appeals two-year ban for doping

Maria Sharapova appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports on Tuesday, and an expedited ruling will be issued next month ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Sharapova filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking to ...

Jun 13, 2016

Murray, Lendl team up again as Wimbledon approaches

With Wimbledon coming up, Andy Murray is reuniting with former coach Ivan Lendl. Lendl was Murray’s coach for two years until 2014. In that time, Murray won the U.S. Open in 2012 and Wimbledon the following year, becoming the first British man to win ...

Jun 13, 2016

Thiem tops Kohlschreiber in Mercedes Cup final

Dominic Thiem won his fourth ATP title of the year when he came from behind to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-4 in the rain-delayed final of the Mercedes Cup on Monday. The final was halted on Sunday with Kohlschreiber up 3-2 on ...