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 ...

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 ...

Nishikori moves into semis

Oct 29, 2016

Nishikori moves into semis

Kei Nishikori dispatched Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in straight sets on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors. The 7-5, 6-4 win was Nishikori’s first career victory in five matches against del Potro, a former world No. 4 who ...

Nishikori cuts down Karlovic, makes quarterfinals

Sep 6, 2016

Nishikori cuts down Karlovic, makes quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori felled the towering Ivo Karlovic of Croatia with surgical precision in a straight-sets win on Monday that lifted the sixth seed to the U.S. Open quarterfinals. Nishikori, the U.S. Open runnerup two years ago, beat Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the ...

Nishikori reaches third round at U.S. Open

Sep 2, 2016

Nishikori reaches third round at U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori battled for the second match in succession before claiming his place in the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday. The sixth-seeded Nishikori, the runnerup in New York in 2014, dropped his second set but came through 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 ...

Injured del Potro withdraws from Australian Open

Jan 18, 2015

Injured del Potro withdraws from Australian Open

Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the Australian Open due to a lingering wrist injury that he was concerned could cause him further damage if he played the season-opening Grand Slam. The 26-year-old Argentine played just four tournaments last ...

Top stars start ATP title quest

Nov 5, 2013

Top stars start ATP title quest

Former finalist Juan Martin del Potro battled his way past Richard Gasquet to win his opening round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday after Stanislas Wawrinka grabbed the spotlight with a win in his maiden appearance at the season-ending tournament. After ...

Del Potro dispatches world No. 1 Nadal

Oct 13, 2013

Del Potro dispatches world No. 1 Nadal

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Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro stunned world No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals of Shanghai Rolex Masters on Saturday night. Nadal, who regained the top ranking this week from Novak Djokovic, was overmatched in what is a very rare occurrence. The ...