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May 13, 2016

Tomic rules out appearance at Rio Olympics

Bernard Tomic has ruled himself out of representing Australia at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, saying on Friday that a busy playing schedule and personal circumstances were behind the decision. Tomic’s selection was under considerable doubt anyway after he turned his racket around the ...

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

May 13, 2016

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori cruised into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with a straight-sets win over former nemesis Richard Gasquet of France on Thursday. Nishikori, who beat the 12th-ranked Gasquet for the first time in seven meetings between the two at last ...

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

May 12, 2016

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

Roger Federer put his full array of shots on display in a 6-3, 7-5 win over Alexander Zverev on Wednesday in the second round of the Italian Open, an encouraging performance considering he only decided to play moments before stepping onto the court. “I ...

Nishikori uses late rally to beat Troicki in Rome

May 11, 2016

Nishikori uses late rally to beat Troicki in Rome

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori came from a set down to defeat Viktor Troicki 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 in their Italian Open second-round match on Tuesday. Although the 24th ranked Serb uncorked 10 aces in the Masters event, he was only able to win 41 ...

Murray splits from coach Mauresmo

May 9, 2016

Murray splits from coach Mauresmo

Andy Murray split with coach Amelie Mauresmo on Monday, ending a groundbreaking two-year relationship during which the British star improved as a clay-court player but failed to add to his collection of Grand Slam titles. A statement released by Murray’s management company didn’t disclose ...

Djokovic beats Murray in Madrid for record 29th Masters title

May 9, 2016

Djokovic beats Murray in Madrid for record 29th Masters title

A decade after their first match, when they were a couple of promising teenagers, Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray again in Madrid, this time to win a record 29th career Masters title. The top-ranked Djokovic defeated the second-ranked Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the ...

Djokovic downs Nishikori to set up final against Murray

May 8, 2016

Djokovic downs Nishikori to set up final against Murray

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic set up a mouthwatering Madrid Masters final showdown against defending champion Andy Murray by seeing off Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) on Saturday. Murray, the second seed, earlier registered just his second ever win over Rafael Nadal on clay ...

Nishikori makes Madrid semis

May 7, 2016

Nishikori makes Madrid semis

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Madrid Open for the third year in a row on Friday, coming from behind to secure a 6-7 (8-6), 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 win over Nick Kyrgios and set up a meeting with world ...

Nishikori downs Gasquet to make Madrid Open quarters

May 6, 2016

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 ...

Murray ousts Simon in Madrid

May 5, 2016

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 the Madid Masters. The second-seeded Murray broke Simon’s serve in the final game of the first set and twice in the second to stay ...

Nishikori prevails against Fognini at Madrid Masters

May 5, 2016

Nishikori prevails against Fognini at Madrid Masters

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori made a great escape on Wednesday, when he saw off a tough challenge from Italy’s Fabio Fognini, winning their second-round match 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. In their first match in five years, Fognini overcame a slow start on the red ...

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 ...