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 ...

Nishikori advances to quarters in Rome

/ May 18, 2017

Nishikori advances to quarters in Rome

Kei Nishikori rolled into the Italian Open quarterfinals for the third straight year by beating David Ferrer in straight sets Wednesday. Nishikori, who had a bye into the second round and also defeated Ferrer in two sets at last week's Madrid Open, won 7-5, 6-2 ...

Nadal, Ferrer make quarters in Rio

/ Feb 19, 2016

Nadal, Ferrer make quarters in Rio

Even the King of Clay Rafael Nadal needs victories to boost his confidence, which has waned recently as his dominance has slipped on the slippery red surface. "Winning is the important thing, which gives you confidence and lets you relax," Nadal said after joining fellow ...

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 five ...

Djokovic ends Nadal's reign, routs nine-time champ

/ Jun 4, 2015

Djokovic ends Nadal's reign, routs nine-time champ

There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier. Perhaps there should have been, considering what he accomplished. Thoroughly outplaying the best there's ever been on red clay, Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal's 39-match French Open winning streak Wednesday by ...

Nishikori moves into Barcelona semifinals

/ Apr 25, 2015

Nishikori moves into Barcelona semifinals

Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the Barcelona Open semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. Third-seeded David Ferrer also advanced by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) as he stayed on course for a fifth final appearance ...

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

/ Mar 1, 2015

Ferrer tops Nishikori in final

Kei Nishikori was denied his second ATP Tour title of the season after falling to Spaniard David Ferrer in the final of the Mexico Open on Saturday. No. 2 seed Ferrer, who is ranked ninth in the world, beat the top-seeded Nishikori 6-3, 7-5, needing ...

Nishikori into Mexico final, will rise to No. 4

/ Feb 28, 2015

Nishikori into Mexico final, will rise to No. 4

Kei Nishikori advanced to the final of the Mexico Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 semifinal victory over South Africa's Kevin Anderson on Friday, seizing a career-high world No. 4 ranking. Top seed Nishikori appeared to be cruising to an easy victory before the fifth-seeded ...

Surging Murray tops Ferrer in final

/ Oct 20, 2014

Surging Murray tops Ferrer in final

Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals. The 11th-ranked Murray rallied to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 in ...

Ferrer, Murray set to clash in Vienna final

/ Oct 19, 2014

Ferrer, Murray set to clash in Vienna final

David Ferrer came from a break down in the final set to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3) on Saturday and set up a final against Andy Murray at the Erste Bank Open. Top-seeded Ferrer will appear in his fourth final of ...

Safarova ousts 2008 French Open champ Ivanovic

/ May 31, 2014

Safarova ousts 2008 French Open champ Ivanovic

Former French Open title holder Ana Ivanovic was knocked out of the third round at Roland Garros as 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova got past fifth seed Petra Kvitova. The 11th-seeded Ivanovic, a former top-ranked player, was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by Czech Lucie Safarova on the ...