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Murray rolls past Goffin

Jun 24, 2014

Murray rolls past Goffin

Andy Murray arrived on Centre Court to a standing ovation and left to another. After ending Britain’s 77-year wait for a homegrown men’s champion at Wimbledon last year, Murray got off to a strong start Monday in his bid to become the first to ...

Jun 21, 2014

Gasquet moves into Eastbourne final

Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France and defending champion Feliciano Lopez advanced to the final of the Aegon International on Friday. In the women’s tournament, American Madison Keys defeated Britain’s Heather Watson 6-3, 6-1 to make her first WTA final where she faces Angelique Kerber ...

Nishikori seeded 10th for Wimbledon

Jun 18, 2014

Nishikori seeded 10th for Wimbledon

Kei Nishikori, the world’s 12th ranked men’s player, is seeded 10th at Wimbledon this summer, organizers announced Wednesday. Nishikori’s seeding has dropped one place from his Grand Slam career-best of ninth at this year’s French Open. Unlike the other three major tournaments, Wimbledon does ...

Nishikori loses to Federer in semis

Jun 15, 2014

Nishikori loses to Federer in semis

Kei Nishikori was knocked out in the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open in a straight-sets defeat to former World No. 1 Roger Federer on Saturday. Federer, the defending champion and No. 2 seed, beat fourth-seeded Nishikori 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in a match that ...

Jun 14, 2014

Nishikori reaches semifinal round

Kei Nishikori defeated Steve Johnson 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open. Nishikori made short work of the first set, but remained on-serve through the second set despite three break chances. Nishikori won the tiebreaker for a ...

Jun 12, 2014

Nishikori reaches Weber quarters

Kei Nishikori defeated Gael Monfils of France 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Wednesday to book a spot in the Gerry Weber Open quarterfinals. World No. 12 Nishikori played a strong match coming back from the left hip injury that forced him out of the Madrid ...

Jun 10, 2014

Date-Krumm reaches second round in Aegon Classic

Kimiko Date-Krumm cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Paula Ormaechea of Argentina on Monday, advancing to the second round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. The 43-year-old Date-Krumm, ranked 78th in the world, secured the win in just under an hour without facing ...

Jun 10, 2014

Federer praises Mauresmo hire

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer on Monday hailed Andy Murray’s “great choice” of Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach. Former world No. 1 Federer will defend his only title of the 2013 season in the pre-Wimbledon warm-up event at Halle this week. And ...

Nadal wins French Open

Jun 9, 2014

Nadal wins French Open

Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports. The pressure he applies, from set to set, game to game, point to point, shot ...

Sharapova looks ahead

Jun 9, 2014

Sharapova looks ahead

With red clay still staining her shoes and socks, Maria Sharapova is already getting ready for the toughest transition in tennis. Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years on Saturday, beating Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 in the final at ...

Nadal, Djokovic to clash in final round

Jun 7, 2014

Nadal, Djokovic to clash in final round

Rafael Nadal is going for No. 9 at the French Open, and the only man that can stop him is Novak Djokovic. Nadal is already a record eight-time champion with a lifetime 65-1 record at Roland Garros. One more victory on the red clay ...

Sharapova battles past Bouchard, into French Open final

Jun 6, 2014

Sharapova battles past Bouchard, into French Open final

Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that’s carried her to a third consecutive French Open final. “It’s not how you finish a first set,” Sharapova said, “it’s how you finish the last ...