Muguruza rallies to reach quarterfinals

/ Aug 18, 2017

Muguruza rallies to reach quarterfinals

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza overcame a long rain delay in the third set and fought off three match points Thursday before advancing to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open. The tournament's No. 4 seed beat American Madison Keys 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) to ...

Top seeds advance on day filled with upsets

/ Aug 17, 2017

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nishikori rallies from set down to make quarters

/ Jun 6, 2017

Nishikori rallies from set down to make quarters

Kei Nishikori admitted he couldn't remember last year's U.S. Open upset of Andy Murray after booking a quarterfinal rematch with the world No. 1 at Roland Garros on Monday. Nishikori recovered from a dreadful start to beat veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 ...

Nadal overwhelms Basilashvili in third round

/ Jun 2, 2017

Nadal overwhelms Basilashvili in third round

Rafael Nadal took another step closer to a 10th French Open with a ruthless 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 demolition of Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili in the third round on Friday. Fourth seed Nadal coasted to the most one-sided win of his Roland Garros career as his 63rd-ranked ...

Carreno Busta eliminates Daniel in second round

/ Jun 1, 2017

Carreno Busta eliminates Daniel in second round

Taro Daniel bowed out of the French Open after a 7-5, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 defeat Wednesday to Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in the second round of the men's singles. The 24-year-old Daniel, currently ranked 102nd in the world, got off to a strong start ...

Djokovic, Nadal cruise into second round

/ May 30, 2017

Djokovic, Nadal cruise into second round

Back on the court where he completed his career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic showed no sign of the crisis of confidence that has affected his game since winning the French Open last year. With new coach Andre Agassi watching from the stands, the second-seeded Serb ...

Nadal bests Thiem for Madrid Open crown

/ May 15, 2017

Nadal bests Thiem for Madrid Open crown

Rafael Nadal continued his impressive form heading into the French Open, winning his third straight title on clay Sunday with a 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 victory over Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open final. Nadal withstood a tough challenge from the ninth-ranked Thiem, converting on his ...