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Apr 16, 2016

Federer ousted in quarterfinals

  Roger Federer was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters when he slumped to a 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 defeat by local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Swiss third seed was back in action this week after a 10-week layoff ...

Apr 15, 2016

Murray trounces Raonic, awaits Nadal in Monte Carlo semifinal

Andy Murray will face the toughest clay test imaginable at the Monte Carlo Masters as he plays a semifinal with Rafael Nadal after crushing Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 on Friday. Nadal, winner of eight straight titles here from 2005-12, holds the edge over the ...

Apr 14, 2016

Sharapova hearing for meldonium will proceed: ITF

Maria Sharapova still faces a hearing after testing positive for meldonium, despite the World Anti-Doping Agency issuing fresh rules for athletes who tested positive for the banned substance before March 1, the International Tennis Federation has said. The five-time Grand Slam champion tested positive ...

Apr 13, 2016

Sharapova still in Russia's Olympic plans

Russia says Maria Sharapova is still in its plans for the Olympic tennis tournament in August despite her provisional suspension for failing a drug test. Sharapova has been suspended since last month, when she admitted she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at ...

Federer wins in return from surgery

Apr 13, 2016

Federer wins in return from surgery

A relieved Roger Federer cruised to victory at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday in his first match in more than two months following a knee operation that left him fearing for his playing career. Beating Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-4 in the second ...

Apr 12, 2016

Gasquet, Raonic advance in Monaco

Richard Gasquet converted all six of his break points as he beat Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-0 on Monday, and Milos Raonic had 13 aces in a 6-3, 7-5 win against wild card Marco Cecchinato in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters. Raonic ...

Apr 8, 2016

Ex-Belgian Davis Cup captain Hoferlin passes away

The former Belgian Davis Cup captain Julien Hoferlin has died at the age of 49 after a struggle with cancer, the Davis Cup website reported on Friday. Coach of the Belgian team between 2006-2008, he oversaw its promotion in 2007 to the World Group ...

Imperious Djokovic tops Nishikori in final

Apr 4, 2016

Imperious Djokovic tops Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori had to make do with a runner-up finish after a comprehensive straight-sets defeat to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Miami Open final on Sunday. Djokovic won the title for the third year in a row and sixth overall, the Serbian ...

Azarenka beats Kuznetsova to win Miami Open

Apr 3, 2016

Azarenka beats Kuznetsova to win Miami Open

Victoria Azarenka believes she’s the best player in women’s tennis, and recent results support her case. Seeded 13th, Azarenka completed a rare Indian Wells-Key Biscayne double Saturday by beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-2 to win the Miami Open. Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam champion ...

Nishikori tops Kyrgios to reach final in Miami

Apr 2, 2016

Nishikori tops Kyrgios to reach final in Miami

Kei Nishikori secured a spot in the final of the Miami Open for the first time in his career with a 6-3, 7-5 straight-sets victory over Nick Kyrgios of Australia on Friday. The sixth-seeded Nishikori will be making his second final appearance at an ...

Nishikori ousts Monfils to reach Miami semis

Apr 1, 2016

Nishikori ousts Monfils to reach Miami semis

Kei Nishikori withstood a blistering early assault and saved five match points before battling past Frenchman Gael Monfils 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) in a bruising quarterfinal at the Miami Open on Thursday. The Japanese No. 1 will face 24th seed Nick Kyrgios in the ...

Back spasms don't slow down Djokovic

Mar 31, 2016

Back spasms don't slow down Djokovic

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic withstood back spasms throughout the second set Wednesday to defeat Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3 and reach the Miami Open semifinals. Djokovic, trying to match Andre Agassi’s record of six Miami titles with his third in a row, will play ...