Federer into final for 11th time

/ Jul 15, 2017

Federer into final for 11th time

They love their history around these parts and they love Roger Federer and, above all, they love watching him make history. Now he stands one victory from an unprecedented eighth Wimbledon men's singles championship after qualifying for his 11th appearance in the final, breaking a ...

Berdych, Pliskova withdraw from Rio over Zika concerns

/ Jul 17, 2016

Berdych, Pliskova withdraw from Rio over Zika concerns

Another top-10 tennis player, Tomas Berdych, withdrew from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics over concerns about the Zika virus on Saturday. Hours later, another Czech, 16th-ranked Karolina Pliskova said she was withdrawing as well because of Zika. Berdych, the Wimbledon semifinalist, said "it was a hard ...

Federer battles past Nishikori, reaches Tour Finals

/ Nov 20, 2015

Federer battles past Nishikori, reaches Tour Finals

Kei Nishikori staged a heroic comeback effort against Roger Federer in his last round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday, but ultimately fell to a three-set defeat that eliminated him from the prestigious season-ending event. Nishikori, who was 1-1 in the group ...

Djokovic moves into Paris semis

/ Nov 7, 2015

Djokovic moves into Paris semis

Novak Djokovic saved set points in both sets to remain on course for his third straight Paris Masters title after beating fifth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (10-8) in a hard-fought quarterfinal on Friday. Chasing his 10th title of a brilliant season, the top-ranked ...

Sharapova, Berdych advance to 2nd round

/ May 26, 2015

Sharapova, Berdych advance to 2nd round

Maria Sharapova was unfazed by the boos she heard when leaving the center court of Roland Garros on Monday without treating the crowd to a post-match interview. After all, she had good reasons to rush to the locker room. Battling a cold that had her ...

Nole, Murray into Miami final

/ Apr 4, 2015

Nole, Murray into Miami final

Two hours before the Miami Open semifinal, Novak Djokovic practiced his returns in an empty stadium, the ball coming at him quickly because his hitting partner stood several feet inside the baseline to emulate big-serving John Isner. The drill helped. Djokovic achieved a breakthrough service ...

Berdych puts away Nadal

/ Jan 27, 2015

Berdych puts away Nadal

Rafael Nadal's lack of match fitness from nearly six months of inactivity finally caught up with the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Nadal was never much of a factor in his quarterfinal match against seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych, losing 6-2, ...

Nishikori can't play semi

/ Mar 29, 2014

Nishikori can't play semi

No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic advanced to the Sony Open final without playing a point on Friday. Both received walkovers when their semifinal opponents withdrew for health reasons. That left Nadal and Djokovic to play for the title on Sunday in ...

/ Mar 25, 2014

Berdych won't play in Davis Cup quarterfinals against Japan

Defending champion Czech Republic will play without Tomas Berdych against Japan next month in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. The seventh-ranked Berdych wants to focus on the ATP Tour after helping the Czechs beat the Netherlands in the first round. Seeking their third straight Davis Cup title, ...