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 ...

Imperious Djokovic tops Nishikori in final

Apr 4, 2016

Imperious Djokovic tops Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori had to make do with a runner-up finish after a comprehensive straight-sets defeat to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Miami Open final on Sunday. Djokovic won the title for the third year in a row and sixth overall, the Serbian ...

Nishikori tops Kyrgios to reach final in Miami

Apr 2, 2016

Nishikori tops Kyrgios to reach final in Miami

Kei Nishikori secured a spot in the final of the Miami Open for the first time in his career with a 6-3, 7-5 straight-sets victory over Nick Kyrgios of Australia on Friday. The sixth-seeded Nishikori will be making his second final appearance at an ...

Back spasms don't slow down Djokovic

Mar 31, 2016

Back spasms don't slow down Djokovic

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic withstood back spasms throughout the second set Wednesday to defeat Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3 and reach the Miami Open semifinals. Djokovic, trying to match Andre Agassi’s record of six Miami titles with his third in a row, will play ...

Nishikori beats Bautista Agut to reach Miami Open quarters

Mar 30, 2016

Nishikori beats Bautista Agut to reach Miami Open quarters

Kei Nishikori reached the Miami Open quarterfinals for the third successive year Tuesday with a straight-sets victory over Roberto Bautista Agut. The sixth-seeded Nishikori won 6-2, 6-4 and will face Gael Monfils on Thursday. Monfils beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3 to advance. ...

Nishikori rolls into 4th round

Mar 29, 2016

Nishikori rolls into 4th round

Sixth seed Kei Nishikori cruised into the fourth round at the Miami Open on Monday by routing Ukraine’s 27th-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-2. The 26-year-old Asian No. 1 needed only 72 minutes to advance into a matchup for a quarterfinal berth against Spanish 17th ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...