Apr 16, 2016

Federer ousted in quarterfinals

  Roger Federer was knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters when he slumped to a 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 defeat by local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Swiss third seed was back in action this week after a 10-week layoff ...

Apr 15, 2016

Murray trounces Raonic, awaits Nadal in Monte Carlo semifinal

Andy Murray will face the toughest clay test imaginable at the Monte Carlo Masters as he plays a semifinal with Rafael Nadal after crushing Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 on Friday. Nadal, winner of eight straight titles here from 2005-12, holds the edge over the ...

Nishikori rolls into 4th round

Mar 29, 2016

Nishikori rolls into 4th round

Sixth seed Kei Nishikori cruised into the fourth round at the Miami Open on Monday by routing Ukraine’s 27th-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-2. The 26-year-old Asian No. 1 needed only 72 minutes to advance into a matchup for a quarterfinal berth against Spanish 17th ...

Djokovic says sorry for women's pay comments

Mar 23, 2016

Djokovic says sorry for women's pay comments

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic backed off comments that men’s tennis players should make more than women on Tuesday as Serena Williams and Andy Murray led a stinging chorus of criticism at the remarks. A furious row over the gender pay gap in tennis ...

Murray eliminated in third round at BNP Paribas Open

Mar 15, 2016

Murray eliminated in third round at BNP Paribas Open

There’s something about playing in the Southern California desert that gives Andy Murray fits. He was upset in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday, losing 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) to 53rd-ranked Federico Delbonis of Argentina. Murray was a losing finalist ...

Nishikori falls in thrilling Davis Cup duel with Murray

Mar 7, 2016

Nishikori falls in thrilling Davis Cup duel with Murray

Japan failed to reach the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup, losing its first-round World Group fixture against Britain when Kei Nishikori lost in five sets to world No. 2 Andy Murray in an epic reverse singles match on Sunday. Murray took the first two ...

Murray brothers beat Japanese duo in Davis Cup doubles

Mar 6, 2016

Murray brothers beat Japanese duo in Davis Cup doubles

Andy Murray partnered with his brother Jamie to guide Britain to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Japan in a doubles match in the Davis Cup on Saturday, moving the titleholders into a 2-1 lead ahead of the reverse singles. Andy Murray has now ...

Nishikori levels tie with Britain

Mar 5, 2016

Nishikori levels tie with Britain

Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori both won their 12th straight match in the Davis Cup to leave titleholder Britain and Japan tied at 1-1 in the first round on Friday. Playing his first match in nearly five weeks and since becoming a father, Murray ...

Feb 23, 2016

JTA announces four-man squad for Davis Cup match against Britain

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori will spearhead Japan’s Davis Cup team for its upcoming World Group first-round match against Britain as the Japan Tennis Association named its team on Tuesday. Taro Daniel, ranked 87th in the world, 126th-ranked Yoshihito Nishioka and 238th-ranked Yasutaka Uchiyama ...

Feb 10, 2016

Tennis star Murray becomes father

Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has joined the fathers’ club at the top of men’s tennis after his wife Kim gave birth to a daughter at the weekend. Media reports said Kim gave birth to a baby girl. Messages of congratulations flooded in on ...

Djokovic still hungry after latest triumph

Feb 1, 2016

Djokovic still hungry after latest triumph

Novak Djokovic has a new goal for the year. He calls it the Djoker Slam. The No. 1-ranked player has one thing missing from his fast-growing collection of 11 Grand Slam trophies. “The French Open. It’s the one I never won,” Djokovic said early ...