Federer withdraws from French Open

May 20, 2016

Federer withdraws from French Open

Roger Federer pulled out of the French Open on Thursday, ending his record streak of appearing in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments — every one since the start of 2000. The 17-time major champion, who had a knee operation this year but returned to ...

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

May 13, 2016

Nishikori eases past Gasquet at Italian Open

World No. 6 Kei Nishikori cruised into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open with a straight-sets win over former nemesis Richard Gasquet of France on Thursday. Nishikori, who beat the 12th-ranked Gasquet for the first time in seven meetings between the two at last ...

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

May 12, 2016

Federer tops Zverev at Italian Open

Roger Federer put his full array of shots on display in a 6-3, 7-5 win over Alexander Zverev on Wednesday in the second round of the Italian Open, an encouraging performance considering he only decided to play moments before stepping onto the court. “I ...

May 3, 2016

Federer pulls out of Madrid Masters

Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Madrid Masters because of a back injury. The third-ranked Federer said Monday that he was hurt in practice during the weekend and didn’t want to take any chances aggravating the injury. Federer was coming of a knee injury ...

Federer wins in return from surgery

Apr 13, 2016

Federer wins in return from surgery

A relieved Roger Federer cruised to victory at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday in his first match in more than two months following a knee operation that left him fearing for his playing career. Beating Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-4 in the second ...

Djokovic rolls in first round

Mar 26, 2016

Djokovic rolls in first round

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic made a strong start Friday in his quest for a third consecutive Miami Open title, while Roger Federer’s expected return from a two-month layoff was over before it started. Djokovic, seeking his sixth Miami crown overall and the first “three-peat” since ...

Mar 26, 2016

Nadal wants rule changes

Rafael Nadal issued a warning to tennis leaders Friday that the sport faces future troubles if equipment evolution makes speed and power dominant over skill and tactics. On the eve of his opening match at the Miami Open, the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion ...

Wawrinka makes Dubai final

Feb 27, 2016

Wawrinka makes Dubai final

Stan Wawrinka will play for his second title of the year when he faces Marcos Baghdatis in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Wawrinka advanced when Nick Kyrgios retired with a back injury while trailing 6-4, 3-0 in the semifinals on Friday. The ...

Feb 4, 2016

Federer sidelined after knee surgery

Roger Federer has had knee surgery and will miss tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month. “Roger Federer underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery today in Switzerland to repair a torn meniscus,” a statement on his official website said Wednesday. It is a rare injury ...

Djokovic overpowers Nishikori in quarterfinals

Jan 26, 2016

Djokovic overpowers Nishikori in quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori lost to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in just over two hours in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday. The top-seeded Serb, who wound up celebrating Australia Day in style, looked vulnerable early with numerous mistakes and ...

Match-fixing allegations overshadow first day of Australian Open

Jan 18, 2016

Match-fixing allegations overshadow first day of Australian Open

Novak Djokovic recalled his own brush with match-fixing, as the start of the year’s first Grand Slam tournament was overshadowed by corruption allegations. Djokovic started his bid for a sixth Australian Open title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Chung Hyeon of South ...