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Nishikori, Nara win openers

Kei Nishikori, the 2014 runner-up, began his U.S. Open campaign with a solid, four-set victory on Tuesday. Nishikori, who fell in the first round at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center a year ago, overcame a third-set revival by 96th-ranked German Benjamin Becker in a 6-1, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 ...

Raonic, McEnroe part ways

Seven-time major winner John McEnroe has ended his coaching role with Canada’s Milos Raonic ahead of the year’s final grand ...

Radwanska advances to final

Aug 27, 2016

Radwanska advances to final

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska breezed through her Connecticut Open semifinal Friday, routing two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-1, 6-1. Radwanska, who will be seeded fourth next week in the U.S. Open, was never challenged. The Polish star won the first five games of the first ...

Djokovic has wrist injury

Aug 27, 2016

Djokovic has wrist injury

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams face challenging early tests at the U.S. Open following Friday’s draws for the year’s last Grand Slam starting on Monday. Djokovic, who has been bothered by a wrist injury, faces towering Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in his ...

Kvitova, Radwanska advance in New Haven

Aug 26, 2016

Kvitova, Radwanska advance in New Haven

Two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova needed just an hour Thursday to beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1 and move into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open, despite suffering from a cold. Looking to join Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki as a four-time winner in the ...

Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

Aug 25, 2016

Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have faced each other in eight major finals, plan to team up as doubles partners next year during the inaugural Laver Cup. With a combined 31 Grand Slam titles, Federer and Nadal have committed to the team event, ...

Nishikori beats Youzhny in straight sets

Aug 18, 2016

Nishikori beats Youzhny in straight sets

Japan’s newly crowned Rio Olympic bronze medalist Kei Nishikori got off to a winning start at the Western & Southern Open with a straight-sets second-round victory over Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny on Wednesday. World No. 7 Nishikori eased past his 68th-ranked opponent 6-3, 6-2 in ...

Aug 9, 2016

Berdych announces hiring of Ivanisevic as new coach

World No. 8 Tomas Berdych said Monday he had hired former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic as his coach. “In order to further improve I have decided to add Goran Ivanisevic to the team,” said the 30-year-old Berdych, who is skipping the Rio Olympics over ...

Aug 7, 2016

Kyrgios outplays Nishioka to reach Atlanta Open final

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios punched his ticket to the BB&T Atlanta Open final Saturday by ending the remarkable run of young upstart Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Playing in humid conditions, second seeded Kyrgios blasted 16 aces to win the semi-final match over the 20-year-old ...

Aug 6, 2016

Nishioka reaches first ATP semifinal

Yoshihito Nishioka continued his remarkable run at the BB&T Atlanta Open, by stunning Horacio Zeballos 6-4, 6-4 to advance to his first ATP Tour semifinal on Friday. Nishioka did not drop a serve as he posted his most dominant victory so far in a ...

Aug 5, 2016

Nishioka moves on to BB&T Atlanta Open quarterfinals

Yoshihito Nishioka beat fourth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 on Thursday to advance to the BB&T Atlanta Open quarterfinals. The 20-year-old Nishioka will face Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos, a 6-1, 6-4 winner over Germany’s Tobias Kamke. Fifth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain also ...

Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Games

Aug 3, 2016

Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Games

World No. 4 Stan Wawrinka withdrew from the Olympics with a back injury on Tuesday, dealing another blow to the tennis tournament, which has been hit by high-profile withdrawals. The 31-year-old is the third Swiss player to withdraw after Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic, ...