Vintage Nadal rallies to victory

/ Sep 9, 2017

Vintage Nadal rallies to victory

Rafael Nadal went into his U.S. Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro with a relatively simple game plan: Stay away from the big guy's flat, fearsome forehand and instead go after his weaker backhand. Nadal tried that strategy just long enough to drop the ...

Del Potro denies Federer shot at Nadal at U.S. Open

/ Sep 7, 2017

Del Potro denies Federer shot at Nadal at U.S. Open

So much for the first U.S. Open matchup between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Federer failed to live up to his end of the bargain. Hours after Nadal did his part with an easy-as-can-be victory to get to the semifinals at Flushing Meadows, Federer was unable ...

Del Potro digs deep to get by Thiem

/ Sep 5, 2017

Del Potro digs deep to get by Thiem

Juan Martin del Potro's stay at the U.S. Open really should be over. It nearly was. The 2009 champion at Flushing Meadows had a fever and thought about quitting while dropping the opening two sets with little resistance against sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem in the fourth round ...

Nishikori's match stopped by rain

/ Jun 4, 2017

Nishikori's match stopped by rain

Rain on Saturday forced the remainder of Kei Nishikori's third-round match against South Korean Hyeon Chung at the French Open to be pushed to Sunday, with the match seemingly headed to a deciding set. Nishikori, the eighth seed, was leading 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 0-3 ...

Nishikori cruises past Chardy, into third round

/ Jun 2, 2017

Nishikori cruises past Chardy, into third round

Kei Nishikori overcame some late resistance from Frenchman Jeremy Chardy to advance to the third round at the French Open on Thursday for the third straight year. The eighth-seeded Nishikori nearly allowed Chardy back into the match before sealing victory in the tie break to ...

Kvitova on mend after attack

/ Dec 24, 2016

Kvitova on mend after attack

Petra Kvitova says she's determined to play tennis again — no matter what that involves after a knife-wielding intruder attacked her inside her home and injured her playing hand. The two-time Wimbledon champion was released from the hospital on Friday, three days after she was ...

/ Nov 28, 2016

Argentina captures first David Cup title

Argentina lifted its first Davis Cup title after Juan Martin Del Potro and Federico Delbonis won Sunday's reverse singles to complete the South American nation's spectacular comeback in a 3-2 victory over host Croatia in the final. Del Potro fought back from two sets down ...

Nishikori moves into semis

/ Oct 29, 2016

Nishikori moves into semis

Kei Nishikori dispatched Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in straight sets on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors. The 7-5, 6-4 win was Nishikori's first career victory in five matches against del Potro, a former world No. 4 who claimed ...

Nishikori cuts down Karlovic, makes quarterfinals

/ Sep 6, 2016

Nishikori cuts down Karlovic, makes quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori felled the towering Ivo Karlovic of Croatia with surgical precision in a straight-sets win on Monday that lifted the sixth seed to the U.S. Open quarterfinals. Nishikori, the U.S. Open runnerup two years ago, beat Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the final ...