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Nishikori upsets Federer in Sony Open quarters

Mar 27, 2014

Nishikori upsets Federer in Sony Open quarters

Roger Federer squandered a big lead and lost to No. 20-seeded Kei Nishikori 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Sony Open. Federer was up a service break twice in the second set but couldn’t close out the victory. He lost ...

Mar 25, 2014

Berdych won't play in Davis Cup quarterfinals against Japan

Defending champion Czech Republic will play without Tomas Berdych against Japan next month in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. The seventh-ranked Berdych wants to focus on the ATP Tour after helping the Czechs beat the Netherlands in the first round. Seeking their third straight Davis ...

Serena, Sharapova make quarters; Nadal thrashes Istomin

Mar 25, 2014

Serena, Sharapova make quarters; Nadal thrashes Istomin

World No. 1 Serena Williams breezed into the quarterfinals of the Sony Open on Monday, while Russian fourth seed Maria Sharapova battled through three sets to advance. Top-seeded defending champion Williams routed American qualifier Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-1 in 78 minutes to book a ...

Murray into fourth round

Mar 24, 2014

Murray into fourth round

Andy Murray won Sunday while Ivan Lendl watched as a fan rather than a coach. With Lendl among the stadium spectators, Murray advanced to the fourth round at the Sony Open by beating Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-1. The tournament is the first for the ...

Mar 22, 2014

Federer defeats Karlovic

Roger Federer made a victorious return Friday to the Sony Open after skipping last year’s tournament, and then was treated to a tribute on the stadium video screen. “It looks like a farewell video,” Federer told the crowd with a laugh. “I miss one ...

Serena survives tough first set to begin Sony Open with win

Mar 21, 2014

Serena survives tough first set to begin Sony Open with win

Serena Williams capitalized on a critical double-fault by Yaroslava Shvedova to survive a 69-minute first set and win her opening match at the Sony Open 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 on Thursday. “It was an incredibly tough first set,” Williams said. “I just needed to relax ...

Murray splits with coach Lendl after two years

Mar 20, 2014

Murray splits with coach Lendl after two years

Following a fruitful two-year relationship, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has parted ways with coach Ivan Lendl — the man who turned him from a four-time Grand Slam runnerup into a two-time major champion. Murray and Lendl announced their decision on the British player’s blog ...

Serena set to defend title in Miami

Mar 19, 2014

Serena set to defend title in Miami

Serena Williams steps back into her comfort zone as the world No. 1 begins her campaign to defend her title at the Miami Masters on Thursday. The 32-year-old last played while suffering back pains in a semifinal loss a month ago in Dubai, going ...

Djokovic holds off Federer in BNP Paribas Open final

Mar 17, 2014

Djokovic holds off Federer in BNP Paribas Open final

Novak Djokovic came into Indian Wells for the first time in four years without a title. He left with a $1 million check and his first trophy of the year, beating Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas ...

Djokovic, Federer to meet for BNP Paribas Open title

Mar 16, 2014

Djokovic, Federer to meet for BNP Paribas Open title

Novak Djokovic beat John Isner 7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open, where he’ll resume his longtime rivalry with Roger Federer. “It’s always tense. It’s always emotional. It’s always close,” Djokovic said of the looming matchup. ...

Djokovic, Isner reach semis

Mar 15, 2014

Djokovic, Isner reach semis

For the first time in four years, Novak Djokovic is without a big title to start the year. Or any title. The Serb is used to arriving at the BNP Paribas Open with the Australian Open in his back pocket, having won the season’s ...