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Djokovic rolls in first round

Mar 26, 2016

Djokovic rolls in first round

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic made a strong start Friday in his quest for a third consecutive Miami Open title, while Roger Federer’s expected return from a two-month layoff was over before it started. Djokovic, seeking his sixth Miami crown overall and the first “three-peat” since ...

Mar 26, 2016

Nadal wants rule changes

Rafael Nadal issued a warning to tennis leaders Friday that the sport faces future troubles if equipment evolution makes speed and power dominant over skill and tactics. On the eve of his opening match at the Miami Open, the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion ...

Mar 25, 2016

Nishikori, Herbert to clash in Miami

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori will face Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in his opening match at the Miami Open. Nishikori, the sixth seed, has a first-round bye and is scheduled to meet 107th-ranked Herbert in the second round on Saturday. Herbert advanced with a 7-5, ...

King, Evert react to Djokovic's comments

Mar 24, 2016

King, Evert react to Djokovic's comments

Novak Djokovic met with former women’s tennis greats Billie Jean King and Chris Evert on Wednesday to hear their thoughts about equal prize money, and backpedaled on his controversial comments from Sunday after his tournament victory at Indian Wells. Djokovic made the initial comments ...

Djokovic says sorry for women's pay comments

Mar 23, 2016

Djokovic says sorry for women's pay comments

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic backed off comments that men’s tennis players should make more than women on Tuesday as Serena Williams and Andy Murray led a stinging chorus of criticism at the remarks. A furious row over the gender pay gap in tennis ...

BNP Paribas tournament director Moore quits

Mar 22, 2016

BNP Paribas tournament director Moore quits

The tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open who said women’s pro tennis players “ride on the coattails of the men” resigned Monday night. Tournament owner Larry Ellison said in a statement that Raymond Moore was quitting as chief executive officer and tournament director ...

Djokovic, Azarenka claim titles in desert

Mar 21, 2016

Djokovic, Azarenka claim titles in desert

Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka rolled to easy victories in the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, with the top-ranked Serb collecting his record fifth title and Azarenka winning for the second time to get back into the world’s top 10. Djokovic beat Milos Raonic ...

Djokovic tops Nadal to reach final

Mar 20, 2016

Djokovic tops Nadal to reach final

Novak Djokovic continued his recent mastery of Rafael Nadal on hard courts, winning 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 on his sixth match point Saturday to reach the BNP Paribas Open final for the third straight year. The world’s top-ranked player will meet Milos Raonic in Sunday’s ...

Nadal tops Nishikori in quarters

Mar 19, 2016

Nadal tops Nishikori in quarters

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori fell short against Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday, losing in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. “I had my chances, but my mistakes were decisive,” Nishikori said. “My forehand was really good at the ...

Nishikori battles past Isner, will face Nadal in quarters

Mar 17, 2016

Nishikori battles past Isner, will face Nadal in quarters

Kei Nishikori had to draw on every ounce of his fighting spirit to take a fourth-round victory at the BNP Paribas Open over American John Isner on Wednesday. The world No. 6 shrugged off a terrible start and saved match point in the third ...

Nishikori eases by Johnson

Mar 16, 2016

Nishikori eases by Johnson

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori advanced to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open with a third-round victory in straight sets on Tuesday. Nishikori, who is seeking to win his first ATP tour masters event, beat 30th-seeded American Steve Johnson 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 ...

Murray eliminated in third round at BNP Paribas Open

Mar 15, 2016

Murray eliminated in third round at BNP Paribas Open

There’s something about playing in the Southern California desert that gives Andy Murray fits. He was upset in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday, losing 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) to 53rd-ranked Federico Delbonis of Argentina. Murray was a losing finalist ...