Serena cruises as top competitors stumble at French Open

May 25, 2016

Serena cruises as top competitors stumble at French Open

Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open. Williams’ bid for her 22nd Grand Slam title, which would equal Steffi Graf’s Open-era record, began with a ...

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

May 21, 2016

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

A string of good results on clay this spring has world No. 6 Kei Nishikori excited about the upcoming French Open. Speaking to reporters after Friday’s draw, Nishikori said he was fit and in peak form after reaching a pair of masters semifinals in ...

Murray sinks Djokovic in Rome final

May 16, 2016

Murray sinks Djokovic in Rome final

Andy Murray celebrated his 29th birthday by beating Novak Djokovic on clay for the first time to win the Italian Open title Sunday in a match that Djokovic argued should have been stopped due to rain. Gaining a measure of revenge for his loss ...

Battling Nishikori falls to Djokovic in Rome semifinals

May 15, 2016

Battling Nishikori falls to Djokovic in Rome semifinals

Kei Nishikori put up a brave fight before succumbing to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the Italian Open on Saturday. The 26-year-old Nishikori took the first set but Djokovic fought back in a three-hour thriller to win 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 ...

Nishikori books Rome semifinal against Djokovic

May 14, 2016

Nishikori books Rome semifinal against Djokovic

Kei Nishikori defeated Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-3, 7-5 at the Italian Open on Friday to set up a semifinal match against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. The 15th-ranked Thiem grabbed an early 3-1 lead, but Nishikori soon took control, reeling off five games ...

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

May 13, 2016

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori cruised into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with a straight-sets win over former nemesis Richard Gasquet of France on Thursday. Nishikori, who beat the 12th-ranked Gasquet for the first time in seven meetings between the two at last ...

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

May 12, 2016

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

Roger Federer put his full array of shots on display in a 6-3, 7-5 win over Alexander Zverev on Wednesday in the second round of the Italian Open, an encouraging performance considering he only decided to play moments before stepping onto the court. “I ...

Djokovic beats Murray in Madrid for record 29th Masters title

May 9, 2016

Djokovic beats Murray in Madrid for record 29th Masters title

A decade after their first match, when they were a couple of promising teenagers, Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray again in Madrid, this time to win a record 29th career Masters title. The top-ranked Djokovic defeated the second-ranked Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the ...

Djokovic downs Nishikori to set up final against Murray

May 8, 2016

Djokovic downs Nishikori to set up final against Murray

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic set up a mouthwatering Madrid Masters final showdown against defending champion Andy Murray by seeing off Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) on Saturday. Murray, the second seed, earlier registered just his second ever win over Rafael Nadal on clay ...

Nishikori makes Madrid semis

May 7, 2016

Nishikori makes Madrid semis

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Madrid Open for the third year in a row on Friday, coming from behind to secure a 6-7 (8-6), 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 win over Nick Kyrgios and set up a meeting with world ...

Nishikori downs Gasquet to make Madrid Open quarters

May 6, 2016

Nishikori downs Gasquet to make Madrid Open quarters

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori defeated Richard Gasquet for the first time in seven tries on Thursday, coming away with a 6-4, 7-5 win to reach the Madrid Open quarterfinals for the fourth straight year. Nishikori, who had only taken one set off the ...

Djokovic, Serena win Laureus awards

Apr 19, 2016

Djokovic, Serena win Laureus awards

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams won the Laureus awards as the top athletes in the world in 2015. Djokovic won for the second straight year and third time overall and Williams picked up her fourth award. Williams did not attend the ceremony. In his ...