Murray battles through cramps for first-round victory

Aug 26, 2014

Murray battles through cramps for first-round victory

Spinning in 115-kph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round Monday during an afternoon that was ...

Aug 9, 2014

Tsonga pulls off upset of Murray

Fresh from dispatching Novak Djokovic in straight sets, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga eliminated another of tennis’ top echelon by beating Andy Murray on Friday to reach the Rogers Cup semifinals. Tsonga beat eighth-seeded Murray 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4 while Roger Federer was extended to three sets ...

Nole, Murray advance in Toronto

Aug 7, 2014

Nole, Murray advance in Toronto

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic edged Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-2) on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup. After a lopsided tiebreaker, Djokovic fist-pumped and yelled at the end of the match that lasted 2 hours, 40 minutes. Monfils pulled out ...

Murray routed by Dimitrov

Jul 3, 2014

Murray routed by Dimitrov

Andy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion ended on Wednesday with a straight-set loss in the quarterfinals to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, who is making his breakthrough after years of being touted as the game’s next top player. Two other former champions, Roger Federer and Novak ...

Murray rolls past Goffin

Jun 24, 2014

Murray rolls past Goffin

Andy Murray arrived on Centre Court to a standing ovation and left to another. After ending Britain’s 77-year wait for a homegrown men’s champion at Wimbledon last year, Murray got off to a strong start Monday in his bid to become the first to ...

Nadal rallies past Ferrer, will meet Murray in semis

Jun 5, 2014

Nadal rallies past Ferrer, will meet Murray in semis

Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals. For the first time in this year’s tournament, the eight-time champion dropped a set. And this had to be on Nadal’s mind: His opponent, David Ferrer, could present ...

Nadal blows away Lajovic to make quarters

Jun 3, 2014

Nadal blows away Lajovic to make quarters

Maybe, just maybe, Rafael Nadal was a tad vulnerable, the thinking went before this French Open. He had lost three times on his beloved red clay already this year, more defeats than he ever had on the surface before heading to Roland Garros. Then ...

Nadal moves into fourth round after dispatching Mayer

Jun 1, 2014

Nadal moves into fourth round after dispatching Mayer

Rafael Nadal once again showed he is the man to beat at the French Open after putting down a brief rebellion from Argentine Leonardo Mayer to win 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 and reach the fourth round despite a sore back on Saturday. Mayer went for ...

Li self-destructs as poor form plagues French Open seeds

May 28, 2014

Li self-destructs as poor form plagues French Open seeds

Li Na, the Australian Open champion, followed her male counterpart Stanislas Wawrinka out of the French Open in the first round when she lost 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 to local favorite Kristina Mladenovic on Tuesday. The No. 2 seed from China, who won the Roland ...

Nadal mounts rally to defeat Murray

May 17, 2014

Nadal mounts rally to defeat Murray

Rafael Nadal stormed back from a surprisingly poor opening set to edge Andy Murray 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 Thursday and secure a spot in the Italian Open semifinals. Murray jumped out to a 5-0 lead and won the first set in just 37 minutes with ...

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 ...

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 ...