Murray, Raonic win through at Australian Open

Jan 25, 2016

Murray, Raonic win through at Australian Open

Two nights after his father-in-law was rushed to the hospital, four-time finalist Andy Murray put personal distractions aside for long enough to beat Bernard Tomic and advance to the Australian Open quarterfinals. An agitated Murray yelled and berated himself, and had trouble at times ...

Wawrinka powers into semis

Nov 21, 2015

Wawrinka powers into semis

Stan Wawrinka grabbed the last semifinal spot at the ATP World Tour Finals by beating Andy Murray 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 on Friday to wrap up the group stage at the season-ending tournament. Murray led 4-2 in the first-set tiebreaker but then lost the next ...

Nadal blows away Murray at Tour Finals

Nov 19, 2015

Nadal blows away Murray at Tour Finals

Rafael Nadal showed he was getting back to his best as he crushed Andy Murray at the World Tour Finals on Wednesday with an impressive 6-4, 6-1 victory. The Spanish fifth seed was in dominant form as the British world No. 2’s game collapsed ...

Djokovic moves into Paris semis

Nov 7, 2015

Djokovic moves into Paris semis

Novak Djokovic saved set points in both sets to remain on course for his third straight Paris Masters title after beating fifth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (10-8) in a hard-fought quarterfinal on Friday. Chasing his 10th title of a brilliant season, the ...

Nadal whips Wawrinka, reaches Shanghai Masters semifinals

Oct 16, 2015

Nadal whips Wawrinka, reaches Shanghai Masters semifinals

Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal displayed more signs of a return to top form with a ruthless 6-2, 6-1 hammering of Stan Wawrinka and was joined by Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters semifinals on Friday. World No. 1 Djokovic, twice champion in ...

Paire ousts Nishikori in semis

Oct 10, 2015

Paire ousts Nishikori in semis

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Defending champion Kei Nishikori crashed out of the Japan Open after a 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 semifinal defeat to his U.S. Open conqueror Benoit Paire on Saturday. Nishikori was looking to add a third Japan Open title to his 2012 and 2014 triumphs this week ...

Wawrinka puts away Stepanek in opener

Oct 6, 2015

Wawrinka puts away Stepanek in opener

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At age 30, Stan Wawrinka feels he is still improving. And Tuesday’s first-round victory turned out to be more proof of that. The top-seeded Swiss got off to a good start in his fourth Japan Open appearance by scoring a 7-5, 6-3 win over ...

Aug 27, 2015

Nishikori, Wawrinka scheduled to compete in Japan Open

Two-time champion Kei Nishikori has signed on to defend his Japan Open crown in October, the Japan Tennis Association announced Thursday. In addition to world No. 4 Nishikori, the tournament, which kicks off on Oct. 5 at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum, will feature French Open ...

Serena, Djokovic score straight-set victories

Aug 20, 2015

Serena, Djokovic score straight-set victories

Serena Williams pumped her fist after each important point and screamed as she smacked another emphatic shot. The defending Cincinnati champion wasn’t going to ease into the tournament. Williams put a lot of emotion into her opening match at the Western and Southern Open ...