Federer wins in return from surgery

Apr 13, 2016

Federer wins in return from surgery

A relieved Roger Federer cruised to victory at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday in his first match in more than two months following a knee operation that left him fearing for his playing career. Beating Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-4 in the second ...

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 ...

Wawrinka makes Dubai final

Feb 27, 2016

Wawrinka makes Dubai final

Stan Wawrinka will play for his second title of the year when he faces Marcos Baghdatis in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Wawrinka advanced when Nick Kyrgios retired with a back injury while trailing 6-4, 3-0 in the semifinals on Friday. The ...

Feb 4, 2016

Federer sidelined after knee surgery

Roger Federer has had knee surgery and will miss tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month. “Roger Federer underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery today in Switzerland to repair a torn meniscus,” a statement on his official website said Wednesday. It is a rare injury ...

Djokovic overpowers Nishikori in quarterfinals

Jan 26, 2016

Djokovic overpowers Nishikori in quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori lost to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in just over two hours in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday. The top-seeded Serb, who wound up celebrating Australia Day in style, looked vulnerable early with numerous mistakes and ...

Match-fixing allegations overshadow first day of Australian Open

Jan 18, 2016

Match-fixing allegations overshadow first day of Australian Open

Novak Djokovic recalled his own brush with match-fixing, as the start of the year’s first Grand Slam tournament was overshadowed by corruption allegations. Djokovic started his bid for a sixth Australian Open title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Chung Hyeon of South ...

Raonic takes revenge on Federer in Brisbane final

Jan 10, 2016

Raonic takes revenge on Federer in Brisbane final

An inspired Milos Raonic toppled Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 to win the Brisbane International on Sunday and avenge his defeat to the Swiss master in last year’s final. Raonic unleashed his usual serving blitz but it was the rangy Canadian’s groundstrokes that impressed the ...

Dec 17, 2015

Nishikori shot picked as year's best

Kei Nishikori’s unbelievable tweener lob at August’s Rogers Cup in Montreal was named the best play of the year on Tuesday in a fan poll on the ATP World Tour website. With Nishikori at the net, David Goffin reached the Japanese star’s drop shot ...

Dec 12, 2015

Federer, Hingis to team up in Rio

Roger Federer says he’ll be teaming up with Martina Hingis for Switzerland in mixed doubles at next year’s Rio Olympics. Federer wrote Friday on Twitter that he is “really excited” about the pairing, and posted a photo of the two tennis stars from what ...

Dec 9, 2015

Federer, coach Edberg part ways

Roger Federer says his coaching relationship with his “childhood idol” Stefan Edberg has ended, and the six-time Grand Slam singles champion will not travel with him next year. In a statement to the ATP website, Edberg said: “Roger and I had a wonderful two ...