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Nishikori reaches Rogers Cup quarterfinals

Jul 29, 2016

Nishikori reaches Rogers Cup quarterfinals

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori powered past American Rajeev Ram on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory to advance to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals. Nishikori, coming back from an abdominal injury that forced him to retire in the fourth round at Wimbledon, wrapped up ...

Nishikori returns to action with solid victory in Toronto

Jul 28, 2016

Nishikori returns to action with solid victory in Toronto

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori dispatched American qualifier Dennis Novikov 6-4, 7-5 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of the Rogers Cup. In his first match since an abdominal injury forced him to retire in the fourth round at Wimbledon, the third-seeded ...

Federer to miss Olympics, end season to protect ailing knee

Jul 27, 2016

Federer to miss Olympics, end season to protect ailing knee

Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee. Federer wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday that he needs “more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier ...

Jul 21, 2016

Venus, Doi post early round wins at Bank of the West Classic

Top seed Venus Williams fended off a spirited challenge in her opening match against world No. 87 Magda Linette at the Bank of the West Classic on Wednesday as she needed three sets to advance. Williams defeated Linette 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2 to reach ...

Jul 19, 2016

Nastase given Star of Romania on 70th birthday

Ilie Nastase received an award on his 70th birthday from Romania President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday for services to sport. “You offered more than just a performance; you were a phenomenon of human nature on the tennis court,” Iohannis told Nastase, who received the ...

Jul 19, 2016

Japan to face visiting Ukraine in Davis Cup World Group Playoff

Japan drew Ukraine as its September opponent on Tuesday, when the Davis Cup World Group Playoff draw was held in London. Japan, which lost its first-round World Group tie against Britain in March, will host the playoff at Osaka’s Utsubo Tennis Center from Sept. ...

Britain wins without Murray in Davis Cup

Jul 18, 2016

Britain wins without Murray in Davis Cup

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray joined in the celebrations — if not the matches — as defending Davis Cup champion Britain beat Serbia 3-2 Sunday to set up a semifinal against Argentina, which handed Italy its first home loss in the tournament in seven years. ...

Berdych, Pliskova withdraw from Rio over Zika concerns

Jul 17, 2016

Berdych, Pliskova withdraw from Rio over Zika concerns

Another top-10 tennis player, Tomas Berdych, withdrew from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics over concerns about the Zika virus on Saturday. Hours later, another Czech, 16th-ranked Karolina Pliskova said she was withdrawing as well because of Zika. Berdych, the Wimbledon semifinalist, said “it was ...

Jul 17, 2016

Safin, Henin inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

Marat Safin enjoyed life as a tennis player, calling it like living in a rock n’ roll band. That fun-filled journey brought him to the pinnacle of his sport — induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Safin and Justine Henin were inducted ...

Jul 16, 2016

Halep, Raonic to skip Rio Games

Two top-10 tennis players withdrew from the Rio Olympics on Friday, citing concerns about the Zika virus. Fifth-ranked Simona Halep on the women’s side and No. 7 Milos Raonic for the men announced their decisions after their names were listed on the International Tennis ...