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Federer beaten by unheralded Zverev in Hopman Cup

Jan 5, 2017

Federer beaten by unheralded Zverev in Hopman Cup

Roger Federer found himself overmatched — just — by a younger and stronger-serving opponent on Wednesday, losing 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4) to 19-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany at the Hopman Cup. The 35-year-old Federer was playing his second match since returning from ...

Federer falls to Zverev at Hopman Cup

Jan 4, 2017

Federer falls to Zverev at Hopman Cup

Roger Federer found himself overmatched — just — by a younger and stronger-serving opponent on Wednesday, losing 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4) to 19-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany at the Hopman Cup. The 35-year-old Federer was playing just his second match since returning ...

No. 1 Murray makes 2017 debut with victory

Jan 4, 2017

No. 1 Murray makes 2017 debut with victory

Top-ranked Andy Murray extended his winning streak to a career-best 25 matches by defeating Jeremy Chardy of France 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) in his first match of the year at the Qatar Open on Tuesday. Murray clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking in his last ...

Rusty Nishikori beats Donaldson in opener

Jan 4, 2017

Rusty Nishikori beats Donaldson in opener

Kei Nishikori was rusty in his season-opening match against Jared Donaldson. Still, Nishikori found enough to hold off the American qualifier 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday and reach the Brisbane International quarterfinals. Eighth-seeded David Ferrer didn’t make it that far, saving four match points ...

Nishioka loses opening match at Brisbane International

Jan 3, 2017

Nishioka loses opening match at Brisbane International

Yoshihito Nishioka crashed out in the first round of the Brisbane International on Tuesday, falling to world No. 29 Victor Troicki. Nishioka eventually fell 6-4, 7-5 in a match that was suspended due to rain after Troicki won the first set on Monday. “I ...

Dec 30, 2016

Serena announces engagement

Court and spark: Serena Williams is tying the knot. The tennis great announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian on Thursday, posting a poem on Reddit that she accepted the proposal of the social news website’s co-founder. Williams’ agent, Jill Smoller, confirmed the engagement in ...

Kvitova on mend after attack

Dec 24, 2016

Kvitova on mend after attack

Petra Kvitova says she’s determined to play tennis again — no matter what that involves after a knife-wielding intruder attacked her inside her home and injured her playing hand. The two-time Wimbledon champion was released from the hospital on Friday, three days after she ...

Becker says Djokovic needs to work harder to be No. 1 again

Dec 8, 2016

Becker says Djokovic needs to work harder to be No. 1 again

Novak Djokovic lost his momentum in the second half of last season and was toppled as the world No. 1 by Andy Murray because his work rate dropped, the Serbian’s former coach Boris Becker said on Wednesday. Speaking a day after the two terminated ...

Dec 5, 2016

Kamiji loses wheelchair tennis final

Rio Paralympic bronze medalist Yui Kamiji suffered a straight-sets defeat to Rio gold medalist and world No. 1 Jiske Griffioen 6-4, 6-4 in the women’s singles final at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters on Sunday. Kamiji, who led the Japanese delegation as the flag ...

Dec 1, 2016

Raonic announces split with mentor Moya

Canada’s Milos Raonic parted ways with coach Carlos Moya on Wednesday despite a season which saw him reach his first Grand Slam final and finish at No. 3 in the world. The 25-year-old only teamed up with former French Open champion Moya in January ...

Nov 28, 2016

Argentina captures first David Cup title

Argentina lifted its first Davis Cup title after Juan Martin Del Potro and Federico Delbonis won Sunday’s reverse singles to complete the South American nation’s spectacular comeback in a 3-2 victory over host Croatia in the final. Del Potro fought back from two sets ...