Determined Djokovic ousts defending champion Stan Wawrinka

Jan 30, 2015

Determined Djokovic ousts defending champion Stan Wawrinka

Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Australian Open final with a five-set win over defending champion Stan Wawrinka that fell flat compared with their previous encounters at Melbourne Park. The top-ranked Djokovic knocked off Wawrinka in a seesawing 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 win ...

Nishikori rolls past Almagro in straights sets in opener

Jan 20, 2015

Nishikori rolls past Almagro in straights sets in opener

Kei Nishikori took the first steps he hopes will lead to Grand Slam glory with a hard-fought opening win over Nicolas Almagro at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Nishikori, who lost to Marin Cilic in last year’s U.S. Open final, won a 2-hour, 7-minute ...

Federer, Wawrinka double up to give Swiss lead

Nov 23, 2014

Federer, Wawrinka double up to give Swiss lead

Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him. The 17-time Grand Slam champion and Stan Wawrinka swept aside Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles to put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead ...

Djokovic puts away Nishikori

Nov 16, 2014

Djokovic puts away Nishikori

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic overcame a lapse of concentration to beat Kei Nishikori 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 and advance to a third straight final at the ATP Finals on Saturday. The Serb, who sealed the year-end No. 1 spot after finishing unbeaten in the ...

Djokovic cruises past Wawrinka; Berdych bounces back

Nov 13, 2014

Djokovic cruises past Wawrinka; Berdych bounces back

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic withstood an early assault from Stan Wawrinka before crushing the third-seeded Swiss 6-3, 6-0 at the ATP Finals on Wednesday to close in on the year-end No. 1 spot. Djokovic will be guaranteed to finish top of the rankings for the ...

Djokovic, Wawrinka post dominating victories at ATP Finals

Nov 11, 2014

Djokovic, Wawrinka post dominating victories at ATP Finals

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic extended his indoor winning streak with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic Monday in his opening round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals, after Stan Wawrinka put his recent struggles behind him with an equally comfortable ...

Wawrinka falls to Simon in Shanghai Masters second round

Oct 8, 2014

Wawrinka falls to Simon in Shanghai Masters second round

Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka crashed out of his second successive tournament at the first hurdle Wednesday, losing his Shanghai Masters opener after squandering a 3-0 lead in the final set. It was a misery for the fourth seed in Shanghai, who was in ...

Nishikori makes U.S. Open semis with historic victory

Sep 4, 2014

Nishikori makes U.S. Open semis with historic victory

Kei Nishikori felt like he had jet lag. That will happen after playing more than 8½ hours of tennis in two Grand Slam matches separated by about a day and a half. Nishikori did not mind, because he knew he made history. He became ...

Stan rips fan during match

Aug 28, 2014

Stan rips fan during match

In the heat of the moment, locked in a suddenly tight match after midnight at Flushing Meadows, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka snapped at a rowdy spectator, telling him to “Shut up.” An hour later, his 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-1) victory over 91st-ranked ...

Wawrinka stunned by qualifier in Madrid

May 7, 2014

Wawrinka stunned by qualifier in Madrid

Austrian qualifier Dominic Thiem scored the biggest victory of his young career on Tuesday when he rallied for a 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over third-ranked Stanislas Wawrinka at the Madrid Open. The 20-year-old Thiem showed composure beyond his years in knocking the Australian Open ...