Djokovic overcomes Murray, heat to win Miami Open title

Apr 6, 2015

Djokovic overcomes Murray, heat to win Miami Open title

Hot but happy, Novak Djokovic had just begun celebrating his latest championship when he tossed his towel and sweatbands into the crowd. They were soggy souvenirs for sure. Djokovic earned his fifth Key Biscayne title Sunday, beating Andy Murray for the seventh consecutive time ...

Nole, Murray into Miami final

Apr 4, 2015

Nole, Murray into Miami final

Two hours before the Miami Open semifinal, Novak Djokovic practiced his returns in an empty stadium, the ball coming at him quickly because his hitting partner stood several feet inside the baseline to emulate big-serving John Isner. The drill helped. Djokovic achieved a breakthrough ...

Mar 28, 2015

Nadal, Murray post first-round wins

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray got their Miami Open bids off to a solid start with straight sets victories at Key Biscayne on Friday. Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-4 6-2 in 89 minutes in windy conditions as he began his campaign to ...

Nole, Federer showdown set

Mar 22, 2015

Nole, Federer showdown set

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, handing Murray his worst hard-court loss against the world’s top-ranked player since 2007. Djokovic will play for his fourth career title in the desert in Sunday’s ...

Nole, Murray move to semifinals

Mar 20, 2015

Nole, Murray move to semifinals

Novak Djokovic didn’t have to hit a ball to get into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday when opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew because of a back injury. Tomic’s withdrawal was announced about five hours before he was to play the top-ranked ...

Mar 19, 2015

Tennis player Odesnik handed 15-year doping ban

American tennis player Wayne Odesnik was banned Wednesday for 15 years after a second doping violation, a sanction that essentially ends his career. The International Tennis Federation said the 29-year-old Odesnik tested positive for several banned substances, including steroids, during tests in December and ...

Nishikori marches into semifinals

Feb 27, 2015

Nishikori marches into semifinals

Kei Nishikori advanced to the semifinals of the Mexico Open on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-4 quarterfinal victory over Ukraines’s Alexandr Dolgopolov. Nishikori, the top seed, knocked off his fifth-seeded opponent in 1 hour, 41 minutes, fending off four of the break points he ...

Feb 2, 2015

Nishikori stays at No. 5

Kei Nishikori, who reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, saw his result reflected in the newly released rankings on Monday as the world No. 5 player remained unchanged from the previous week. Novak Djokovic, who beat Andy Murray in Sunday’s final, retained his ...

Djokovic downs Murray to capture fifth Australian Open title

Feb 1, 2015

Djokovic downs Murray to capture fifth Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray’s misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-0 in the final Sunday. Murray has now been a losing finalist four times here, losing twice previously to ...

Murray outlasts Berdych in tough semifinal showdown

Jan 29, 2015

Murray outlasts Berdych in tough semifinal showdown

Britain’s Andy Murray stormed into his fourth Australian Open final with a commanding four-sets win over Czech Tomas Berdych on Thursday. The two-time Grand Slam champion, seeded sixth, beat the seventh seed 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 and will play either Novak Djokovic or ...

Nadal opens Australian Open campaign with emphatic win

Jan 19, 2015

Nadal opens Australian Open campaign with emphatic win

Rafael Nadal didn’t give the impression he was lacking any confidence as he raced through the first round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win Monday over Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny. Coming back from a right wrist injury and an appendix ...

Nishikori rolls past Murray

Nov 10, 2014

Nishikori rolls past Murray

Kei Nishikori admitted he had to overcome a severe case of stage fright before marking his ATP Finals debut with an impressive 6-4, 6-4 victory over Andy Murray. Nishikori, the first Asian man to qualify for the prestigious season-ending tournament, had the honor of ...