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Djokovic survives shaky first match against Simon

Aug 13, 2014

Djokovic survives shaky first match against Simon

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic came back to beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The Cincinnati tournament is the only Masters series event Djokovic has never won, finishing as the runnerup four times. If ...

Tsonga caps stellar week by beating Federer in final

Aug 11, 2014

Tsonga caps stellar week by beating Federer in final

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Rogers Cup on Sunday, beating second-seeded Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) for his fourth straight victory over a higher-seeded opponent. The 13th-seeded Frenchman won his first ATP Tour title of the season and 11th overall. He beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic ...

Venus outplays Serena in 25th showdown between sisters

Aug 10, 2014

Venus outplays Serena in 25th showdown between sisters

Venus beat Serena in an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup. Venus topped Serena 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday in the hard-court event for her first victory over her sister since 2009 in Dubai. “I think for both of us, what’s so unique ...

Federer advances to Rogers Cup final

Aug 10, 2014

Federer advances to Rogers Cup final

Roger Federer eased into the final of the Rogers Cup with a 6-3 6-4 win over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez on Saturday, putting the Swiss maestro on the brink of a landmark 80th career title. Standing between Federer and another trophy is Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, ...

Aug 9, 2014

Tsonga pulls off upset of Murray

Fresh from dispatching Novak Djokovic in straight sets, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga eliminated another of tennis’ top echelon by beating Andy Murray on Friday to reach the Rogers Cup semifinals. Tsonga beat eighth-seeded Murray 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4 while Roger Federer was extended to three sets ...

Serena, Venus set up semifinal matchup

Aug 9, 2014

Serena, Venus set up semifinal matchup

Serena and Venus set up an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup with hard-fought victories on Friday, both coming from a set down. Serena overcame Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, and Venus rallied to beat Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. It will be ...

Tsonga blows away Djokovic

Aug 8, 2014

Tsonga blows away Djokovic

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 6-2, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the third round. Djokovic came in with 11 straight wins over Tsonga but was nowhere near adding a 12th. “Just nothing ...

Nole, Murray advance in Toronto

Aug 7, 2014

Nole, Murray advance in Toronto

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic edged Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-2) on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup. After a lopsided tiebreaker, Djokovic fist-pumped and yelled at the end of the match that lasted 2 hours, 40 minutes. Monfils pulled out ...

Lisicki upsets Errani in 1st round of Rogers Cup

Aug 5, 2014

Lisicki upsets Errani in 1st round of Rogers Cup

Sabine Lisicki upset 13th-seeded Sara Errani 6-1, 7-5 in the first round of the Rogers Cup on Monday. Errani, the 2012 French Open runnerup, is most comfortable on clay, while the 29th-ranked Lisicki likes the faster surfaces. Lisicki, the 2013 Wimbledon runnerup, hit the ...

Kuznetsova outduels Nara in Citi Open final

Aug 4, 2014

Kuznetsova outduels Nara in Citi Open final

Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia ended her four-year WTA title drought Sunday, beating Kurumi Nara 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the Citi Open final. It was the 14th tournament victory for the 29-year-old Kuznetsova, but her first since she won at San ...

Aug 4, 2014

Nishikori pulls out of Masters event

Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from next week’s ATP Toronto Masters event with an infected toe, the tour announced Sunday. Nishikori, 11th in the world rankings, lost to France’s 14th-ranked Richard Gasquet in the Citi Open quarterfinals on Friday. Nishikori struggled at times in moving ...