Venus turns back clock, makes semifinals

/ Jan 24, 2017

Venus turns back clock, makes semifinals

Venus Williams continued her astonishing late-career revival by felling Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) on Tuesday to reach her first Australian Open semifinal in 14 years and become the oldest woman to reach the last four at Melbourne Park in the Open era. The ...

/ 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 ...

Nadal tops Nishikori in quarters

/ Mar 19, 2016

Nadal tops Nishikori in quarters

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori fell short against Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday, losing in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. “I had my chances, but my mistakes were decisive,” Nishikori said. “My forehand was really good at the ...

Nishikori advances to quarterfinal round

/ Jan 24, 2016

Nishikori advances to quarterfinal round

Japan’s world No. 7 Kei Nishikori defeated 10th-ranked Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets on Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Nishikori won 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in just over two hours to make the last eight in Melbourne for the second ...

Djokovic dismantles Tsonga in Shanghai Masters final

/ Oct 18, 2015

Djokovic dismantles Tsonga in Shanghai Masters final

It proved all too easy once again for Novak Djokovic as the world No. 1 continued his frightening dominance of men’s tennis by blitzing past Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win another Shanghai Masters title on Sunday. The Serbian, a 10-time grand slam champion, brushed ...

Murray admits being down after loss to Federer

/ Jul 16, 2015

Murray admits being down after loss to Federer

Andy Murray is still struggling to recover from his Wimbledon misery as the world No. 3 prepares to lead Britain’s bid to reach the Davis Cup World Group semifinals for the first time in 34 years. Murray’s challenge for a second Wimbledon title was ...

Wawrinka beats Tsonga, books spot in final

/ Jun 6, 2015

Wawrinka beats Tsonga, books spot in final

One year after his first-round loss in Paris, Stan Wawrinka will be playing in the final of the French Open. The eighth-seeded Swiss player advanced to his first final at Roland Garros with a 6-3, 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 win over local favorite ...

Nishikori falls to Tsonga in French Open quarterfinals

/ Jun 3, 2015

Nishikori falls to Tsonga in French Open quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori’s epic comeback effort in the French Open quarterfinals fell short on Tuesday, when he lost 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 to local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at a raucous center court. With his impressive wingspan, the 188-cm Tsonga was more than ...

Nishikori beats Tsonga, stays on course for ATP Finals

/ Oct 31, 2014

Nishikori beats Tsonga, stays on course for ATP Finals

Kei Nishikori, bidding to become the first Asian-born player to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals, beat former champion and local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in a third-round match at the Paris Masters on Thursday. The 24-year-old Nishikori is in sixth position ...