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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 Frenchman since their first meeting in ...

Murray ousts Simon in Madrid

Andy Murray put on another impressive performance on clay Thursday, defeating Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of ...

May 4, 2016

French tennis offices raided over alleged corruption

The French Tennis Federation’s offices and the home of its president, Jean Gachassin, were raided Tuesday in an investigation into alleged corruption and embezzlement, sources said. The raid was linked to the alleged illegal sale of tickets for the French Open and the “conditions ...

May 3, 2016

Federer pulls out of Madrid Masters

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Madrid Masters because of a back injury. The third-ranked Federer said Monday that he was hurt in practice during the weekend and didn’t want to take any chances aggravating the injury. Federer was coming of a knee injury ...

May 2, 2016

Top seeds Radwanska, Kerber upset in Madrid

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber were upset in the opening round of the Madrid Masters on Sunday. Radwanska, who was elevated to the No. 1 seeding when Serena Williams withdrew, was beaten 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 3-6 by Dominika Cibulkova of ...

Date-Krumm reveals second surgery on knee

May 1, 2016

Date-Krumm reveals second surgery on knee

Kimiko Date-Krumm revealed on her blog on Sunday that she has undergone a second surgical procedure on her left knee in bid to return to action. The 45-year-old had arthroscopic surgery in February but the meniscus was found to be badly worn out. She ...

Apr 29, 2016

Serena to skip Madrid Open due to flu

World No. 1 Serena Williams has pulled out of the Madrid Open, which begins this weekend, with the flu, organizers announced on Friday. “Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from Madrid because I’ve been battling the flu and I’m not at 100 percent. I look ...

Nadal sues former French minister over doping accusation

Apr 26, 2016

Nadal sues former French minister over doping accusation

Rafael Nadal filed suit Monday against a former French minister who accused him of doping, saying he needs to defend his integrity and image as an athlete. The Spanish tennis star said his lawyers lodged the defamation suit in Paris against Roselyne Bachelot because ...

Nadal defeats Nishikori in battle of Barcelona champions

Apr 25, 2016

Nadal defeats Nishikori in battle of Barcelona champions

Rafael Nadal beat defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open for the ninth time on Sunday, equaling Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 career clay-court titles. Nadal added this title to his trophy from Monte Carlo last week as the 14-time ...

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Apr 23, 2016

Nishikori advances to Barcelona Open final

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 to return to the final of the Barcelona Open. The second seed will face either eight-time winner Rafael Nadal or Philipp Kohlschreiber on Sunday. Nishikori got an early break to take a 3-2 lead ...

Nishikori downs Dolgopolov to reach Barcelona semis

Apr 23, 2016

Nishikori downs Dolgopolov to reach Barcelona semis

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori reached the Barcelona Open semifinals after beating Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5, 6-0 on Friday. World No. 6 Nishikori, who had won all four of his previous meetings with the 30th-ranked Dolgopolov, was facing him on clay for the first ...

Nishikori breezes past Chardy to reach quarterfinal round

Apr 22, 2016

Nishikori breezes past Chardy to reach quarterfinal round

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori defeated Jeremy Chardy of France in straight sets on Thursday to advance to the Barcelona Open quarterfinals. Nishikori, seeded second and ranked No. 6 in the world, secured a 6-3, 7-5 win over the 33rd-ranked Chardy, his third straight ...

Nishikori starts Barcelona title defense with win

Apr 21, 2016

Nishikori starts Barcelona title defense with win

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori launched the defense of his Barcelona Open crown with a second-round win over 102nd-ranked Thiemo de Bakker on Wednesday. The two-time defending champion, who got a first-round bye, held all his service games and eased past de Bakker 6-4, ...

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 ...