May 14, 2015

Murray, Serena Williams withdraw from Italian Open

Andy Murray and Serena Williams pulled out of the Italian Open on Thursday ahead of their third-round matches. Murray said he was tired, while Williams claimed she was suffering with an elbow injury. “I practiced 40 minutes and felt pretty exhausted,” Murray told a ...

Murray cruises in opening match

May 14, 2015

Murray cruises in opening match

Andy Murray improved his record on clay this year to 10-0 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over 38th-ranked Jeremy Chardy at the Italian Open on Wednesday. The third-seeded Murray considered withdrawing before the tournament because of fatigue after his perfect start to the clay-court ...

Djokovic pushed in Rome opener

May 13, 2015

Djokovic pushed in Rome opener

Holder Novak Djokovic needed a late break in the final set to beat Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 in an opening match at the Italian Open on Tuesday. The Serb world No. 1 took his record on the clay of the capital to ...

Murray may skip Rome after victory in Madrid

May 12, 2015

Murray may skip Rome after victory in Madrid

Andy Murray was due in Rome on Monday to ponder his participation in the Italian Open after winning a breakthrough Masters 1000 title last weekend in Madrid. Murray’s comprehensive 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Spanish ace Rafael Nadal knocked the king of clay down to ...

Murray dominates Nadal for first Masters title on clay

May 11, 2015

Murray dominates Nadal for first Masters title on clay

Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time Sunday, dominating the Madrid Open final for a 6-3, 6-2 win against the four-time champion. It was Murray’s first Masters title on clay, a week after his maiden career tournament victory on the ...

Nishikori falls short

May 10, 2015

Nishikori falls short

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori saw his hopes of reaching the Madrid Open final for the second year in a row end on Saturday with a straight-sets defeat to Britain’s Andy Murray in the semifinals. Murray won 6-3, 6-4 to set up a meeting ...

Kei powers into Madrid semis

May 9, 2015

Kei powers into Madrid semis

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Madrid Open for the second year in a row on Friday with a straight-sets win over David Ferrer. Fourth-seeded Nishikori, beaten in the final here last year, won 6-4, 6-2 against the Spaniard ...

Nishikori, Nadal move into quarterfinals at Madrid Open

May 8, 2015

Nishikori, Nadal move into quarterfinals at Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal showed no signs of his recent slump as he eased past Italy’s Simone Bolelli 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open on Thursday. There were also straight sets wins for Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori. Last year’s finalist Nishikori ...

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 ...