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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 their cooperation by mutual consent, German ...

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 ...

Del Potro evens Davis Cup final

Nov 26, 2016

Del Potro evens Davis Cup final

In a battle of big servers, Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro beat Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 7-5 on Friday to leave the two teams tied at 1-1 following the opening singles matches in the Davis Cup final. Del Potro, the 2009 ...

Osaka inks deal with Nissin

Nov 25, 2016

Osaka inks deal with Nissin

Naomi Osaka, the 2016 WTA Newcomer of the Year, has signed a contract with Nissin Food Products Co., the company announced on Friday. Osaka, 19, said at a news conference in Tokyo that she was happy to be with Nissin as she has eaten ...

Nishikori keeping feet on ground after successful season

Nov 21, 2016

Nishikori keeping feet on ground after successful season

A clear-cut, straight-sets defeat to Novak Djokovic on Saturday in the last four of the ATP World Tour Finals saw Kei Nishikori’s season close on a downer, but his disappointment should be tempered given the strides he made in 2016. Nishikori, who ends the ...

Djokovic ends Nishikori's season with semifinal rout

Nov 20, 2016

Djokovic ends Nishikori's season with semifinal rout

A great season for Kei Nishikori came to a disappointing finish on Saturday, when he was knocked out of the ATP World Tour Finals by world No. 2 Novak Djokovic. Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world, lost their semifinal match 6-1, 6-1 in 1 ...

Nishikori advances despite loss

Nov 19, 2016

Nishikori advances despite loss

Kei Nishikori suffered a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 defeat against Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Friday but still advanced to the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Nishikori finished with a 1-2 record in Group A. Prior to the match, the world No. ...

Djokovic stays undefeated

Nov 18, 2016

Djokovic stays undefeated

Novak Djokovic is playing for a lot more than just a record-tying sixth title at the ATP World Tour Finals. The second-ranked Serb is also looking to reclaim the No. 1 ranking. Djokovic won his third straight match at the season-ending tournament on Thursday, ...

Djokovic tops Raonic to reach semis

Nov 16, 2016

Djokovic tops Raonic to reach semis

Novak Djokovic edged a bit closer to the year-end No. 1 ranking. The second-ranked Serb beat Milos Raonic 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5) Tuesday to qualify for the semifinals of the ATP finals and improve his record against the Canadian to 8-0. Djokovic is 2-0 ...

Nishikori bests Wawrinka in Finals opener

Nov 15, 2016

Nishikori bests Wawrinka in Finals opener

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori hurt Stan Wawrinka’s chances of finishing the season as the World No. 3 player, beating the Swiss 6-2, 6-3 in his opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals Monday. Nishikori, who is making his third straight appearance in ...