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Oct 22, 2016

WTA names Osaka top newcomer

Teenager Naomi Osaka was named 2016 WTA Newcomer of the Year on Friday. The 19-year-old Osaka, the first Japanese winner of the award, has enjoyed a breakthrough year on the tour this season, rising to a career-high ranking of No. 40 after finishing 2015 ...

Kyrgios banned, fined over antics in Shanghai

Oct 18, 2016

Kyrgios banned, fined over antics in Shanghai

Nick Kyrgios will miss the rest of the season after being suspended by the men’s tour and fined an additional $25,000 on Monday for “tanking” a match and insulting fans in the mercurial Australian’s latest run-in with tennis authorities. The ATP said Kyrgios was ...

Kyrgios to seek psychological help after ban threat

Oct 17, 2016

Kyrgios to seek psychological help after ban threat

Wayward tennis star Nick Kyrgios will seek psychological help to avoid an eight-week ban ordered by the ATP for a tantrum at the Shanghai Masters, Tennis Australia said Monday. The ATP ordered a $25,000 fine and said a three-week ban would be increased to ...

Oct 15, 2016

Bautista Agut upsets Djokovic in Shanghai Masters semifinals

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic suffered a shock 6-4, 6-4 loss to Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the Shanghai Masters semifinals on Saturday. Serbian Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion, made 29 unforced errors against the 15th seed and converted just two of nine ...

Oct 13, 2016

ATP fines Kyrgios $16,500 for Shanghai meltdown

Nick Kyrgios has been fined $16,500 by the ATP for breaching the ATP’s code of conduct during his defeat at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. The Australian was beaten 6-3 6-1 by Mischa Zverev in a second-round match in which he put in a ...

Nishikori qualifies for ATP Tour finals

Oct 12, 2016

Nishikori qualifies for ATP Tour finals

Kei Nishikori will make a third straight appearance at the ATP Tour finals next month after becoming the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending tournament, organizers said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old world No. 4 will join the top three players — Novak Djokovic, ...

Rising star Nishioka stepping out of Nishikori's shadow

Oct 12, 2016

Rising star Nishioka stepping out of Nishikori's shadow

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There’s absolutely no doubt that the current rise in popularity of Japanese tennis stemmed from Kei Nishikori, whose name is now synonymous with the sport in this country. Youngster Yoshihito Nishioka, Nishikori’s compatriot, fully agrees and is pleased that tennis is gaining attention in ...

Goffin, Kyrgios roll into Japan Open final

Oct 8, 2016

Goffin, Kyrgios roll into Japan Open final

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Belgium’s David Goffin set up a Japan Open final showdown with Australian Nick Kyrgios after beating Croatia’s Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-4 in Saturday’s semifinal. Goffin, who had already beaten 2014 U.S. Open champion Cilic twice this year, looked to be in trouble at Ariake ...

ITF hits back at Sharapova over comments on suspension

Oct 6, 2016

ITF hits back at Sharapova over comments on suspension

The International Tennis Federation blasted Maria Sharapova on Wednesday after she said that the governing body was attempting to make an example of her during her bitter doping ban. The 29-year-old Russian superstar, who had a two-year suspension slashed to 15 months on Tuesday ...