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Nishikori wins in first match since Wimbledon injury exit

Fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori rallied to defeat Australian James Duckworth 6-7 (8-10), 6-1, 6-4 Tuesday and reach the third round of the Citi Open. The 25-year-old Asian No. 1, playing his first match since pulling out of Wimbledon in the second round with a calf injury, fought back after dropping a ...

Healthy Nishikori back on Grand Slam title quest

Aug 4, 2015

Healthy Nishikori back on Grand Slam title quest

Fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori made history by reaching last year’s U.S. Open final and he feels stronger, smarter and more confident as he begins the quest to repeat the feat. Nishikori opens his hardcourt run to this year’s Flushing Meadows fortnight with a first-round match ...

Jul 30, 2015

Federer pulls out of Montreal tournament

Roger Federer pulled out of next month’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Tennis Canada, Valerie Tetreault, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that Federer “wants to make sure he will be (in) top shape for” the U.S. Open, ...

Jul 29, 2015

Retiring Fish loses to Sela in first round

The first stop of Mardy Fish’s farewell tour ended quickly with a 6-4, 6-4 first-round loss to Israel’s Dudi Sela in the Atlanta Open on Tuesday. Fish said it was a success just to play only his second competitive match of the year. He ...

Jul 27, 2015

Tomic tops Mannarino to retain Claro Open title

Bernard Tomic of Australia defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to win the Claro Open for the second consecutive year on Sunday. The 29th-ranked Tomic broke Mannarino’s serve twice in the third set to secure the victory in Colombia and clinch his third ...

Fish to retire after U.S. Open

Jul 23, 2015

Fish to retire after U.S. Open

Former top-10 player Mardy Fish says the U.S. Open will be the last tennis tournament of his career. The 33-year-old American has played just one competitive match since August 2013 as he’s dealt with anxiety issues. Fish will use a protected ranking to gain ...

Jul 21, 2015

Japan to meet host Colombia in Davis Cup World Group playoffs

Japan will travel to Colombia for its Davis Cup World Group playoffs tie in September, organizers announced after Tuesday’s draw in London. Japan, which defeated Columbia when the teams met in the playoffs in Tokyo in 2013, is among the seven seeded teams in ...

Jul 21, 2015

Hewitt not a lock for Davis Cup captaincy: report

Tennis Australia will not guarantee Lleyton Hewitt the Davis Cup captaincy on his retirement next year and will instead open up the process to a group of applicants, a report said Tuesday. The head body announced in January that the two-time Grand Slam champion ...

Murray revels in British triumph

Jul 20, 2015

Murray revels in British triumph

A tearful Andy Murray celebrated taking Britain to its first Davis Cup semifinal in more than three decades on Sunday, sealing an emotional 3-1 victory over France to line up a home series against Australia. The Australians rallied from 2-0 down on Friday to ...

Murray admits being down after loss to Federer

Jul 16, 2015

Murray admits being down after loss to Federer

Andy Murray is still struggling to recover from his Wimbledon misery as the world No. 3 prepares to lead Britain’s bid to reach the Davis Cup World Group semifinals for the first time in 34 years. Murray’s challenge for a second Wimbledon title was ...

Jul 15, 2015

Venus likes Serena's Slam chances

Venus Williams spoke for everyone in women’s tennis when a young girl asked her, “How is it playing against your sister?” Williams responded: “Never easy, never easy.” Speaking at a news conference before playing for the Washington Kastles in World TeamTennis, the 35-year-old seven-time ...

Serena eyes calendar Slam

Jul 13, 2015

Serena eyes calendar Slam

Serena Williams holds all four major tennis titles after her Wimbledon victory Saturday but she wants more. A victory in New York in September would allow Williams to tie Steffi Graf’s mark for 22 career Grand Slam titles, and give her a calendar Slam, ...