Wawrinka captures first U.S. Open title

Sep 12, 2016

Wawrinka captures first U.S. Open title

Mere minutes before heading out to face Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final, Stan Wawrinka met in the locker room with his coach and felt as nervous as he ever had. Wawrinka was shaking. Started to cry, even. Why? “I don’t want to ...

Wawrinka beats emotional del Potro to reach semis

Sep 8, 2016

Wawrinka beats emotional del Potro to reach semis

Juan Martin del Potro’s magical month ended as it began — with the big Argentine crying on the court. This time, he wiped away tears with the match still going. Stan Wawrinka was about to serve out a four-set victory to usher an exhausted ...

Nishikori reaches third round at U.S. Open

Sep 2, 2016

Nishikori reaches third round at U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori battled for the second match in succession before claiming his place in the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday. The sixth-seeded Nishikori, the runnerup in New York in 2014, dropped his second set but came through 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 ...

Aug 4, 2016

Djokovic, stunned by pullouts, hopes for gold

Novak Djokovic admitted Wednesday he was surprised that five of the world’s top 10 had pulled out of Rio but insisted a first career gold medal would “mean the world to me.” The world No. 1 can complete the Golden Slam of all four ...

Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Games

Aug 3, 2016

Injured Wawrinka pulls out of Rio Games

World No. 4 Stan Wawrinka withdrew from the Olympics with a back injury on Tuesday, dealing another blow to the tennis tournament, which has been hit by high-profile withdrawals. The 31-year-old is the third Swiss player to withdraw after Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic, ...

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 ...

Nishikori falls short in Paris

May 30, 2016

Nishikori falls short in Paris

Kei Nishikori was bundled out of the French Open in the fourth round Sunday, losing to Frenchman Richard Gasquet in a rain-hit four setter, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 at Roland Garros. “I was missing too much. I couldn’t really get my feeling today. And ...

Nishikori cruises past Kuznetsov to make third round

May 26, 2016

Nishikori cruises past Kuznetsov to make third round

Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka both advanced to the third round at the French Open on Wednesday, while Taro Daniel was knocked out in straight sets by third seed and defending champion Stan Wawrinka. Nishikori, ranked sixth in the world and seeded fifth at ...

Nishikori puts away Bolelli in straight sets after delay

May 24, 2016

Nishikori puts away Bolelli in straight sets after delay

Kei Nishikori chalked up his 50th career Grand Slam win Monday at the French Open, finishing his rain-delayed opening match in a straight-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3. Resuming play from Sunday with a 2-1 lead in the third set, Nishikori ...

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 ...