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  • Tennis Roundup: Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev for record ninth Gerry Weber Open title Roger Federer, of Switzerland, celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal, of Spain, in the men's singles final at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 to win the Gerry Weber Open for a record ninth time on Sunday. Playing in his 140th career final, Federer saved the only break point he faced and converted four of his eight opportunities to clinch his 92nd career title in 53 minutes. At ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Cilic beats Muller in 3 sets, reaches Queen’s final Roger Federer, of Switzerland, right, and Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, congratulate each other after Federer defeated Kyrgios 7-6 (9), 6-7 (9), 7-6 (5) during a tennis match at the Miami Open, Friday, March 31, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)LONDON (AP) — Marin Cilic ended Gilles Muller’s seven-match winning run on grass with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory to reach the final at Queen’s on Saturday. The fourth-seeded Cilic will play Feliciano Lopez or Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday’s title match at the Wimbledon warm-up event. Cilic recovered from having his serve broken for the first time ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Nishikori retires injured, Khachanov to play Rublev in Halle Germany's Tommy Haas returns the ball to Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France during their first round match of the Mercedes Cup tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Daniel Maurer/dpa via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)HALLE, Germany (AP) — Third-seeded Kei Nishikori was forced to retire with an injury during his second-round match against Karen Khachanov at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday. The Japanese player was trailing 3-2 when he withdrew with a left hip problem. Khachanov will next face Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinals. Rublev, who received a wild-card for ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Tsonga latest star attraction to be eliminated at Queen’s US tennis player Donald Young plays a return to Serbia's Viktor Troicki to during day three of the The Queen's Club tennis tournament in London. Wednesday June 21, 2017. Young won the match .(Steven Paston/PA via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)LONDON (AP) — Another star attraction was eliminated from the Queen’s grass-court tournament when fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Gilles Muller 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round. The top three seeded players — defending champion Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic — exited in first-round play on Tuesday. Muller, who won the Ricoh Open on ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic lose in first round at Queen’s Club Spain's Fernando Verdasco celebrates winning his first round match against Germany's Alexander Zverev in four sets 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)(Photo: The Associated Press)LONDON (AP) — Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic slumped to straight-sets losses in the first round of the Queen’s grass-court tournament on Tuesday in a blow to their preparations for Wimbledon. The second-seeded Wawrinka was beaten by big-serving Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 7-5, with the Spanish player sealing victory off a net cord from a sliced ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Lucas Pouille beats Feliciano Lopez to win Stuttgart Open Jerzey Janowicz of Poland returns the ball to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their match at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany,(Photo: Daniel Maurer/dpa via AP)STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Lucas Pouille of France defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 to win the Stuttgart Open on Sunday. The No. 4-seeded Pouille, who was given a wild card to play at the grass-court tournament, hit 29 aces and saved six of the seven break points he faced before claiming his third title ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Lopez upsets Berdych, Zverev stops Haas at Stuttgart Open Tennis 061717STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Feliciano Lopez upset Tomas Berdych 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 and Mischa Zverev ended veteran Tommy Haas’ participation in the Stuttgart Open quarterfinals on Friday. Lopez saved all nine break points he faced against the third-seeded Berdych. Zverev defeated Haas 6-4, 6-4 for a semifinal against Lopez. The 39-year-old Haas, who defeated Roger Federer in ...
  • Tennis: Jerzy Janowicz beats Grigor Dimitrov; Tomas Berdych advances in Stuttgart Jerzey Janowicz of Poland returns the ball to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their match at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany,(Photo: Daniel Maurer/dpa via AP)STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Jerzy Janowicz advanced to the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open by beating second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Thursday. Despite 16 aces, Dimitrov failed to convert any of his three break-point chances. Janowicz will next play Benoit Paire, who defeated Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-4. Third-seeded Tomas Berdych also advanced, beating Bernard Tomic 7-6 ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Roger Federer to play veteran Tommy Haas at Stuttgart Open Germany's Tommy Haas returns the ball to Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France during their first round match of the Mercedes Cup tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Daniel Maurer/dpa via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Tommy Haas lined up a second-round meeting with Roger Federer, while seeded players Gilles Simon and Viktor Troicki both made an early exit from the Stuttgart Open on Tuesday. The 39-year-old Haas, playing for the last time at the grass-court tournament, defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in their first-round match. The ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Nadal up to No. 2; Djokovic slides to No. 4, worst since ’09 Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko holds the trophy during a photo call one day after winning the women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Romania's Simona Halep in three sets 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/David Vincent)(Photo: The Associated Press)PARIS (AP) — French Open champion Rafael Nadal moved up two spots to No. 2 in the ATP rankings on Monday, his highest placing since October 2014. Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, slid from No. 2 to No. 4 in the new rankings, his lowest status in 7½ years. He lost in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, where ...
  • French Open 2017 – Perfect 10: Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open Nadal French Open winner 2017PARIS (AP) — His clay-court prowess as unassailable as ever, Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the final Sunday. No other man or woman has won 10 championships at the same major in the Open era, which began in 1968. Call it a Perfect ...
  • French Open: Unseeded Ostapenko tops Halep at French Open for 1st title French Open Finals -PARIS (AP) — Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia used bold strokes and an unbending will to come back and stun No. 3 Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in an enthralling French Open final Saturday for the first title of her career. Ostapenko, ranked only 47th and just two days past her 20th birthday, became one of ...
  • French Open 2017: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem in French Open semifinals Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after defeating Nicolas Mahut at the Miami Open Tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)PARIS (AP) — If things had gone a little differently, Jelena Ostapenko might be taking part in a ballroom dancing competition somewhere back home in Latvia on Saturday, instead of playing against Simona Halep in the French Open final. That’s because from about the age of 5, Ostapenko juggled her two hobbies, dancing and tennis, until ...
  • 2017 French Open semifinals: Halep-Pliskova, Bacsinszky-Ostapenko France's Caroline Garcia clenches her fist after scoring a point against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —    A quick look at the French Open: MEN’S QUARTERFINALS WEDNESDAY No. 1 Andy Murray beat No. 8 Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-1; No. 6 Dominic Thiem beat No. 2 Novak Djokovic 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0; No. 3 Stan Wawrinka beat No. 7 Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1; No. 4 Rafael ...
  • French Open 2017: ’16 champ Djokovic stunned by Thiem in French Open quarters Serbia’s Novak Djokovic slips in his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Austria’s Dominic Thiem at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (AP Photo/David Vincent) PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s French Open title defense ended with a surprisingly lopsided 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria on Wednesday. A year ago, Djokovic became the first man in nearly a half-century to claim a fourth consecutive major championship and completed a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros. ...
  • French Open 2017: Nadal, Djokovic can set up French Open semifinal showdown Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after defeating Nicolas Mahut at the Miami Open Tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   A quick look at the French Open: MEN’S RESULTS MONDAY Fourth round: No. 1 Andy Murray beat Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4; No. 3 Stan Wawrinka beat No. 15 Gael Monfils 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-2; No. 7 Marin Cilic beat Kevin Anderson 6-3, 3-0, retired (left hamstring); No. 8 Kei Nishikori beat ...
  • French Open: Venus Williams, Garbine Muguruza fall at French Open Argentina's Horacio Zeballos returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)(Photo: The Associated Press)PARIS — It turned out to be an unsatisfying day for American players as well as former women’s Grand Slam champions at the French Open on Sunday. Sadly, for the 10th-seed Venus Williams, competing in an Open era record 20th French Open, she met the criteria in both categories as she departs Paris after a fourth-round ...
  • French Open: Nadal, Djokovic headline full French Open schedule on Sunday Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball to Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)(Photo: The Associated Press)A quick look at the French Open: SATURDAY’S WINNERS Seeded winners in the men’s third round: No. 1 Andy Murray, No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, No. 7 Marin Cilic. Seeded winners in the women’s third round: No. 3 Simona Halep, No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 28 Caroline Garcia. SATURDAY’S LOSERS Seeded losers in the men’s third ...
  • French Open 2017: Andy Murray fights through; del Potro shows compassion V Williams French OpenPARIS — Some players might live their life in a bubble, but not Andy Murray. The world No. 1 hasn’t been on top of his game since taking over that vaulted position at the end of last year, and he makes no attempt to hide from that reality. When you view Murray’s 2017 season to date there ...
  • Murray, Wawrinka, Pliskova in action at French Open Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during the final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the Erste Bank Open.(Photo: Ronald Zak, AP)PARIS (AP) — At the French Open, top-ranked Andy Murray has never lost to a player ranked as low as No. 50 Martin Klizan, his opponent in the second round on Thursday. Klizan was involved in a controversy in his previous match after Laurent Lokoli accused him of faking injuries during their match, and refused to ...
  • French Open glance: Murray, Wawrinka win; Zverev, Konta out venus-williams(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   A quick look at the French Open: TUESDAY’S WINNERS Seeded winners in the men’s first round: No. 1 Andy Murray, No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, No. 8 Kei Nishikori, No. 13 Tomas Berdych, No. 15 Gael Monfils, No. 18 Nick Kyrgios, No. 21 John Isner, No. 29 Juan Martin del Potro. Seeded winners in ...
  • French Open: Zverev loses on day of upsets on French Open showcourt Spain's Fernando Verdasco celebrates winning his first round match against Germany's Alexander Zverev in four sets 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)(Photo: The Associated Press)PARIS (AP) — On a day of upsets on Court Philippe Chatrier, up-and-coming youngster Alexander Zverev lost to Fernando Verdasco when their first-round match resumed at the French Open on Tuesday. The match was suspended on Monday because of darkness after the players split the first two sets and the ninth-seeded Zverev was eventually beaten 6-4, ...
  • French Open 2017: No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in 1st round Russia's Ekaterina Makarova celebrates winning in two sets 6-2, 6-2, against Germany's Angelique Kerber at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Angelique Kerber is the first women's No. 1 seed to lose in the French Open's first round in the Open era. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)(Photo: The Associated Press)A quick look at the French Open: SUNDAY’S WEATHER Partly cloudy, brief rain. High of 90 degrees (32 Celsius). SUNDAY’S WINNERS Seeded winners in the men’s first round: No. 6 Dominic Thiem, No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 19 Albert Ramos-Vinolas, No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta, No. 23 Ivo Karlovic. Seeded winners in the women’s first round: No. 6 Dominika Cibulkova, ...
  • FRENCH OPEN ’17: Djokovic, Muguruza try to defend titles FILE - In this June 2, 2016, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer makes a return against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during a quarterfinal match at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France. Roger Federer says he won't play in the French Open and instead prepare to play on grass and hard courts later this season. Federer posted a message entitled "Roger to skip Roland Garros" on his website on Monday, May 15, 2017. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)PARIS (AP) — A glance at the French Open, the year’s second Grand Slam tennis tournament: SITE: Roland Garros. SURFACE: Red clay. SCHEDULE: Main-draw play begins Sunday. The 15-day tournament closes with the women’s singles final June 10 and the men’s singles final June 11. 2016 MEN’S SINGLES CHAMPION: Novak Djokovic of Serbia. 2016 WOMEN’S SINGLES CHAMPION: Garbine Muguruza of ...
  • Tennis Roundup: Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, right, is congratulated by Serbia's Novak Djokovic after winning their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Baker) PARIS (AP) — Unfortunately for Rafael Nadal, the French Open draw didn’t make things easy. Fortunately, though, he is back in top form as he starts his quest for a 10th title at Roland Garros. The 14-time Grand Slam champion was drawn in the same half as defending champion Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic and up-and-coming Dominic Thiem ...

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