/ Jun 14, 2017

Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon tuneup

French Open champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Queen’s Club tournament, a warmup event for Wimbledon, saying he needs to rest. Nadal said Tuesday in a statement: “After speaking to my team and doctor, I have decided my body needs to rest if ...

Nishikori rallies from set down to make quarters

/ Jun 6, 2017

Nishikori rallies from set down to make quarters

Kei Nishikori admitted he couldn’t remember last year’s U.S. Open upset of Andy Murray after booking a quarterfinal rematch with the world No. 1 at Roland Garros on Monday. Nishikori recovered from a dreadful start to beat veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, ...

Stars plan to play Wimbledon despite attacks

/ Jun 5, 2017

Stars plan to play Wimbledon despite attacks

Novak Djokovic and other players at the French Open say they are not worried about competing at Wimbledon next month despite the recent attacks in Britain. Djokovic, a three-time champion at Wimbledon, said Sunday that he still plans on going to the tournament in ...

Djokovic, Nadal advance in Paris

/ Jun 3, 2017

Djokovic, Nadal advance in Paris

From a tiff with the chair umpire to the big deficit he created and then needed to overcome in a steady rain, Novak Djokovic had an all-around difficult day at the French Open. Rafael Nadal’s journey to the fourth round, in contrast, could hardly ...

Nadal overwhelms Basilashvili in third round

/ Jun 2, 2017

Nadal overwhelms Basilashvili in third round

Rafael Nadal took another step closer to a 10th French Open with a ruthless 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 demolition of Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili in the third round on Friday. Fourth seed Nadal coasted to the most one-sided win of his Roland Garros career as his ...

Carreno Busta eliminates Daniel in second round

/ Jun 1, 2017

Carreno Busta eliminates Daniel in second round

Taro Daniel bowed out of the French Open after a 7-5, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 defeat Wednesday to Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in the second round of the men’s singles. The 24-year-old Daniel, currently ranked 102nd in the world, got off to a strong ...

Djokovic, Nadal cruise into second round

/ May 30, 2017

Djokovic, Nadal cruise into second round

Back on the court where he completed his career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic showed no sign of the crisis of confidence that has affected his game since winning the French Open last year. With new coach Andre Agassi watching from the stands, the second-seeded ...

Nadal bests Thiem for Madrid Open crown

/ May 15, 2017

Nadal bests Thiem for Madrid Open crown

Rafael Nadal continued his impressive form heading into the French Open, winning his third straight title on clay Sunday with a 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 victory over Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open final. Nadal withstood a tough challenge from the ninth-ranked Thiem, converting on ...