Djokovic ends Nadal's reign, routs nine-time champ

Jun 4, 2015

Djokovic ends Nadal's reign, routs nine-time champ

There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier. Perhaps there should have been, considering what he accomplished. Thoroughly outplaying the best there’s ever been on red clay, Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal’s 39-match French Open winning streak ...

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 moves into Barcelona semifinals

Apr 25, 2015

Nishikori moves into Barcelona semifinals

Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the Barcelona Open semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. Third-seeded David Ferrer also advanced by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) as he stayed on course for a fifth final ...

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

Mar 1, 2015

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori was denied his second ATP Tour title of the season after falling to Spaniard David Ferrer in the final of the Mexico Open on Saturday. No. 2 seed Ferrer, who is ranked ninth in the world, beat the top-seeded Nishikori 6-3, 7-5, ...

Nishikori into Mexico final, will rise to No. 4

Feb 28, 2015

Nishikori into Mexico final, will rise to No. 4

Kei Nishikori advanced to the final of the Mexico Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 semifinal victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Friday, seizing a career-high world No. 4 ranking. Top seed Nishikori appeared to be cruising to an easy victory before the ...

Ferrer tops Berdych, wins Qatar Open

Jan 11, 2015

Ferrer tops Berdych, wins Qatar Open

David Ferrer, so often the forgotten man of the world’s top 10, made a heartening start to the new season by winning the Qatar Open title on Saturday night, defeating Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 7-5. The 32-year-old fourth seed saved three set points in the ...

Surging Murray tops Ferrer in final

Oct 20, 2014

Surging Murray tops Ferrer in final

Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals. The 11th-ranked Murray rallied to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 ...

Ferrer, Murray set to clash in Vienna final

Oct 19, 2014

Ferrer, Murray set to clash in Vienna final

David Ferrer came from a break down in the final set to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3) on Saturday and set up a final against Andy Murray at the Erste Bank Open. Top-seeded Ferrer will appear in his fourth final ...

Former champ Ferrer falls in Japan Open first round

Sep 29, 2014

Former champ Ferrer falls in Japan Open first round

Marcel Granollers knocked fellow Spaniard and former champion David Ferrer out of the Japan Open in a first-round upset on Monday, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. The win over the tournament’s second seed was the first for Granollers in six meetings with his compatriot, ranked fifth ...

Safarova ousts 2008 French Open champ Ivanovic

May 31, 2014

Safarova ousts 2008 French Open champ Ivanovic

Former French Open title holder Ana Ivanovic was knocked out of the third round at Roland Garros as 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova got past fifth seed Petra Kvitova. The 11th-seeded Ivanovic, a former top-ranked player, was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by Czech Lucie Safarova on ...

Ferrer pulls off upset of Nadal

Apr 19, 2014

Ferrer pulls off upset of Nadal

Rafael Nadal’s mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over. The top-ranked Spaniard hopes his confidence isn’t gone, too. Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday, his earliest ...

Ferrer shocks Nadal

Nov 3, 2013

Ferrer shocks Nadal

David Ferrer stunned top-seeded Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-5 and Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer from a set and break down in the Paris Masters semifinals on Saturday. Djokovic prevailed 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for his 16th straight match win. Ferrer had lost nine straight times ...