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Top seeds advance on day filled with upsets

Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova — the No. 1 seeds in the Western & Southern Open — advanced with straight-set wins Wednesday, while the rest of their brackets suffered more top losses. Nadal sat out an hour-long rain delay and beat Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday night, finishing it off ...

Sharapova granted wild-card entry into U.S. Open

/ Aug 16, 2017

Sharapova granted wild-card entry into U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova was granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open's main draw on Tuesday and will take part in a Grand Slam event for the first time in more than 1½ years. Sharapova is among eight women given entry into the 128-player field by ...

Nadal poised to claim No. 1 ranking again

/ Aug 15, 2017

Nadal poised to claim No. 1 ranking again

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew Monday from the Western & Southern Open because of a back injury. He has won the Masters series tournament seven times. The move was announced on the first full day of matches. This U.S. Open warmup has now lost five ...

Wrist pain forces Nishikori out of Cincinnati

/ Aug 14, 2017

Wrist pain forces Nishikori out of Cincinnati

World No. 9 Kei Nishikori will not compete in the upcoming Western and Southern Open hard court tournament as he is experiencing pain in his right wrist, he said through his official app on Sunday. The 27-year-old Japanese was scheduled to kick off the U.S. ...

Federer reaches Rogers Cup final

/ Aug 13, 2017

Federer reaches Rogers Cup final

Roger Federer continued his longest winning streak in five years by reaching the Rogers Cup final. The second-seeded Federer used a 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) victory over unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands on Saturday to reach his sixth final of the year and win his ...

/ Aug 11, 2017

USTA to give shot clock a test run at U.S. Open

The U.S. Tennis Association said shot-clock technology will be tested beginning this month at the U.S. Open. The technology tracks the time taken by the server between points. Stacey Allaster, head of pro tennis at the USTA, told USA TODAY that it will be tested ...

Nadal upset by Canadian teen in Montreal

/ Aug 11, 2017

Nadal upset by Canadian teen in Montreal

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upset top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the third round of the Rogers Cup on Thursday. The 18-year-old Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ontario, advanced to a quarterfinal meeting Friday night with France's Adrian Mannarino, who defeated Hyeon Chung of ...

Sugita falls to Goffin in Rogers Cup first round

/ Aug 9, 2017

Sugita falls to Goffin in Rogers Cup first round

Yuichi Sugita was eliminated 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 by Belgian ninth-seed David Goffin on Tuesday in their men's singles first-round match at the Rogers Cup. Sugita, winner of the Antalya Open in July and currently ranked 46th in the world, managed to take the first set ...

Nadal guns for No. 1

/ Aug 8, 2017

Nadal guns for No. 1

Rafael Nadal says he will focus on the foes in front of him at the ATP Montreal Masters this week, and not on his chance to return to No. 1 in the world. A semifinal run in Montreal would see the Spaniard supplant Britain's Andy ...

Tired Nishikori falls in Citi Open semifinals

/ Aug 6, 2017

Tired Nishikori falls in Citi Open semifinals

Germany's Alexander Zverev dominated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-4 Saturday in a showdown of top-10 rivals to reach the Citi Open final against South Africa's Kevin Anderson. Zverev, ranked a career-best eighth this week, dropped only seven points on his serve and never faced a break ...

Nishikori survives, makes semis

/ Aug 5, 2017

Nishikori survives, makes semis

Top 10 rivals Kei Nishikori and Alexander Zverev advanced to a semifinal showdown at the Citi Open on Friday while second-ranked Simona Halep retired with heat fatigue. Ninth-ranked Nishikori, the 2015 champion on the Washington hard courts, saved three match points in a tension-packed second ...