/ 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 ...

Nishikori begins Argentina Open with win

/ Feb 16, 2017

Nishikori begins Argentina Open with win

Kei Nishikori opened his Argentina Open campaign with a win over local favorite Diego Schwartzman in the second round on Wednesday. Nishikori, the top seed and world No. 5, dropped the first set but came roaring back to post a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 win ...

/ Feb 15, 2017

Becker: Sharapova deserves second chance

Boris Becker believes Maria Sharapova has paid her dues and deserves a second chance when she returns to tennis in April at the end of her 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, failed a dope test for the drug meldonium at ...