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Aug 9, 2016

Berdych announces hiring of Ivanisevic as new coach

World No. 8 Tomas Berdych said Monday he had hired former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic as his coach. “In order to further improve I have decided to add Goran Ivanisevic to the team,” said the 30-year-old Berdych, who is skipping the Rio Olympics over ...

Aug 7, 2016

Kyrgios outplays Nishioka to reach Atlanta Open final

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios punched his ticket to the BB&T Atlanta Open final Saturday by ending the remarkable run of young upstart Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Playing in humid conditions, second seeded Kyrgios blasted 16 aces to win the semi-final match over the 20-year-old ...

Aug 6, 2016

Nishioka reaches first ATP semifinal

Yoshihito Nishioka continued his remarkable run at the BB&T Atlanta Open, by stunning Horacio Zeballos 6-4, 6-4 to advance to his first ATP Tour semifinal on Friday. Nishioka did not drop a serve as he posted his most dominant victory so far in a ...

Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Games

Aug 3, 2016

Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Games

World No. 4 Stan Wawrinka withdrew from the Olympics with a back injury on Tuesday, dealing another blow to the tennis tournament, which has been hit by high-profile withdrawals. The 31-year-old is the third Swiss player to withdraw after Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic, ...

Djokovic too much for Nishikori in final

Aug 1, 2016

Djokovic too much for Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori missed out on another opportunity to win his first Masters title, falling 6-3, 7-5 to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday. In his last tournament before heading off to the Rio Olympics, Nishikori reached his third ...

Jul 30, 2016

Daniel, Sugita added to 64-man Olympic tennis draw

Taro Daniel and Yuichi Sugita will both compete in the men’s singles at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after being added as new entries, the Japan Tennis Association said on Saturday. Daniel and Sugita have secured berths following the withdrawal of players, including Swiss ...

Nishikori makes Toronto semis

Jul 30, 2016

Nishikori makes Toronto semis

Third-seeded Kei Nishikori defeated Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup, setting up a match against world No. 5 Stan Wawrinka in the semis. Nishikori, returning to action in Toronto after an abdominal injury forced him ...

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 ...

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 ...