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Top seed Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne

Jun 23, 2015

Top seed Kvitova withdraws from Eastbourne

Wimbledon holder Petra Kvitova will begin her title defense next week without any official grass-court matches following her Monday withdrawal from the Eastbourne International. “I didn’t feel well when I came here last Thursday,” said Kvitova. “I have a sore throat. “I have to ...

Nishikori retires in first set of semi

Jun 21, 2015

Nishikori retires in first set of semi

Kei Nishikori handed Italian opponent Andreas Seppi a place in the final of the Gerry Weber Open on Saturday after the Japanese star was forced to retire in the first set of their semifinal because of a calf injury. Nishikori started the match with ...

Jun 20, 2015

Federer advances to Weber Open final

World No. 2 Roger Federer edged past Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4) on Saturday to reach the Gerry Weber Open final and stay on course for his eighth title in the grasscourt Wimbledon warmup event. The Swiss top seed, who will meet either ...

Nishikori, Federer on collision course

Jun 20, 2015

Nishikori, Federer on collision course

ATP Kei Nishikori advanced to the semifinals of the grass-court Gerry Weber Open for the second straight year on Friday, winning a quarterfinal war of attrition against Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz. Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world and the second seed, beat his 51st-ranked opponent ...

Nishikori beats Brown, advances to Weber Open quarterfinals

Jun 19, 2015

Nishikori beats Brown, advances to Weber Open quarterfinals

Second seed Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open by beating German wild-card entry Dustin Brown 7-5, 6-1 on Thursday. Brown served a double-fault to give Nishikori two break points at 5-5 and the German then hit a volley into ...

Federer stays on track for eighth Halle title

Jun 18, 2015

Federer stays on track for eighth Halle title

Roger Federer kept his chances of an eighth title at Halle on track when he overpowered Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to breeze into the quarterfinals in the Gerry Weber Open. The 17-time Grand Slam winner was pushed to three sets in ...

Jun 18, 2015

Roger Federer stays on track for eighth Halle title

Roger Federer kept his chances of an eighth title at Halle on track when he overpowered Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to breeze into the quarterfinals in the Gerry Weber Open. The 33-year-old, 17-time Grand Slam winner was pushed to three sets ...

Nadal exits Queen's in first round

Jun 17, 2015

Nadal exits Queen's in first round

Two days after winning a grass-court title in Stuttgart, Rafael Nadal was knocked out in the first round of the Queen’s Club tournament on Tuesday when he fell 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 to Alexandr Dolgopolov. By contrast, top-seeded Andy Murray opened his bid to ...

Jun 16, 2015

Nishikori records first-round victory over Thiem at Weber Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the Gerry Weber Open after defeating Dominic Thiem 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 in the first round on Tuesday. The second-seeded Nishikori, ranked fifth in the world, had his hands full with his 21-year-old Austrian opponent on the ...

Nadal, Monfils into Stuttgart semifinals

Jun 13, 2015

Nadal, Monfils into Stuttgart semifinals

Top seed Rafael Nadal and Gael Monfils both struggled on their least-favorite surface Friday before setting up a semifinal at the first edition of the Stuttgart Open to be played on grass. The former July clay-court tournament is now part of the three-week run-up ...

Nadal battles past Baghdatis at Stuttgart Open

Jun 12, 2015

Nadal battles past Baghdatis at Stuttgart Open

Rafael Nadal began the difficult annual transition from clay to grass on Thursday, taking more than 2½ hours to advance to the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open. The top seed, whose ranking has fallen to 10th after a terrible clay season in which he ...