Nishikori makes Toronto semis

Jul 30, 2016

Nishikori makes Toronto semis

Third-seeded Kei Nishikori defeated Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup, setting up a match against world No. 5 Stan Wawrinka in the semis. Nishikori, returning to action in Toronto after an abdominal injury forced him ...

Nishikori reaches Rogers Cup quarterfinals

Jul 29, 2016

Nishikori reaches Rogers Cup quarterfinals

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori powered past American Rajeev Ram on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory to advance to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals. Nishikori, coming back from an abdominal injury that forced him to retire in the fourth round at Wimbledon, wrapped up ...

Nishikori returns to action with solid victory in Toronto

Jul 28, 2016

Nishikori returns to action with solid victory in Toronto

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori dispatched American qualifier Dennis Novikov 6-4, 7-5 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of the Rogers Cup. In his first match since an abdominal injury forced him to retire in the fourth round at Wimbledon, the third-seeded ...

No. 41 Querrey stuns top-ranked Djokovic

Jul 3, 2016

No. 41 Querrey stuns top-ranked Djokovic

Facing yet another critical point during a match he never controlled, Novak Djokovic stretched for a half-volley drop winner, held up his right index finger — reminding the world, “I’m No. 1!” — then threw an uppercut and bellowed. Perhaps this was the moment ...

Serena rallies into third round

Jul 2, 2016

Serena rallies into third round

Down a break in the final set and one point away from falling behind 3-0, Serena Williams refused to buckle on Centre Court. Facing the prospect of her earliest ever loss at Wimbledon, the six-time champion summoned her big-match experience — as well as ...

Nishikori puts away Groth in straight sets in opener

Jun 28, 2016

Nishikori puts away Groth in straight sets in opener

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori defeated big-serving Australian Sam Groth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday. The 124th-ranked Groth, who four years ago recorded the world’s fastest serve at 263 kph, dished up 15 aces compared to just one from ...

Djokovic, Federer are potential foes in Wimbledon semifinals

Jun 24, 2016

Djokovic, Federer are potential foes in Wimbledon semifinals

Seven-time winner Roger Federer has been placed in defending champion Novak Djokovic’s top half of the Wimbledon draw. That means Djokovic could face the third-seeded Federer in the semifinals as he bids for a fifth consecutive Grand Slam title. The second-seeded Andy Murray could ...

Becker surprised by Lendl's comeback

Jun 18, 2016

Becker surprised by Lendl's comeback

Boris Becker, coach to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, admits he was surprised to see Andy Murray reunited with Ivan Lendl. Murray persuaded United States-based Lendl to fly to London this week to start a second spell as the world No. 2’s coach, two ...

Djokovic, Murray to square off in French Open final

Jun 4, 2016

Djokovic, Murray to square off in French Open final

Novak Djokovic is on the precipice of history once again at the French Open, reaching the final for the fourth time in five years at the only major tournament he hasn’t won. In addition to trying to complete a career Grand Slam, Djokovic will ...

Williams rallies past Putintseva to reach semifinals

Jun 3, 2016

Williams rallies past Putintseva to reach semifinals

Serena Williams’ chest was heaving between points. Her footwork wasn’t quite right. Miscue followed miscue, until she was a set and a break down in the French Open quarterfinals. Then, as she so often does, Williams came through when she needed to, moving closer ...