Tennis

3:24 PM ET Associated Press BASEL, Switzerland — Second-seeded Alexander Zverev was eliminated in the first round of the Swiss Indoors on Tuesday, losing 7-6 (7), 6-4 to Taylor Fritz. Zverev led 4-0 in the first-set tiebreaker and later held a set point before Fritz took his chance to clinch it with an ace. The
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1:38 AM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt says he has been willing to overlook Nick Kyrgios‘s recent outbursts on the ATP Tour to select the talented but wayward star in his team for the revamped Davis Cup finals. Kyrgios is currently serving six months probation on the ATP tour after a
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4:14 PM ET Associated Press BASEL, Switzerland — Playing in his 1,500th tour-level match, Roger Federer needed just 53 minutes to cruise past German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1 Monday at his hometown Swiss Indoors event. The nine-time Basel champion hit 12 aces in the first-round match to extend his winning streak at St. Jakobhalle
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3:59 PM ET Associated Press Kei Nishikori, the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up, will have season-ending surgery on his right elbow. Nishikori’s manager, Olivier van Lindonk, said in an email Monday that the Japanese star will have a “small procedure removing two small bone spurs” in the elbow. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday. That means
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8:17 AM ET Andy Murray has been selected in Great Britain’s Davis Cup squad for next month’s inaugural finals. Murray, 32, has not represented Britain since 2016 and he was part of the squad to win the tournament the previous year. The Brit claimed his first singles title since returning from hip surgery with a
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2:07 PM ET Canada’s Denis Shapovalov captured his maiden ATP Tour title at the Stockholm Open on Sunday, easing past Filip Krajinovic 6-4 6-4 in the final. Despite two victories over top-10 opponents in his career, a first trophy had proved elusive for the 20-year-old but Shapovalov was not to be denied by his Serbian
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11:40 AM ET Associated Press LUXEMBOURG — Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat former doubles partner Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-1 to win the Luxembourg Open final on Sunday. The pair played together in doubles in 2017, but this was the first singles final between them. Ostapenko, a former French Open champion, won her third WTA singles
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10:56 AM ET Associated Press MOSCOW — Belinda Bencic recovered from a set down to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the Kremlin Cup final on Sunday. Third-seeded Bencic broke Pavlyuchenkova in the Russian’s first service game in both the second and third sets. Bencic hit eight aces despite landing just 54% of her
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3:00 PM ET Associated Press LUXEMBOURG — American teenagers Coco Gauff and Catherine McNally won their second WTA tour doubles title as a pairing, beating Kaitlyn Christian and Chile’s Alexa Guarachi at the Luxembourg Open on Saturday. Gauff and McNally won, 6-2, 6-2. Gauff lost in the first round of the singles tournament in Luxembourg,
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2:51 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print MOSCOW — Belinda Bencic booked the last spot at the season-end WTA finals on Saturday after beating Kristina Mladenovic in the Kremlin Cup semifinals. Bencic’s 6-3, 6-4 victory set up a Moscow final with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Karolina Muchova 6-4, 6-7 (6),
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3:45 PM ET Britain’s Andy Murray storms through to the quarter-finals of the European Open in Antwerp, after dismissing eighth seed Pablo Cuevas 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday. The former world number one, who is easing his way back to full match fitness after a career-saving hip resurfacing procedure in January, saved all four break points
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3:45 PM ET Britain’s Andy Murray storms through to the quarterfinals of the European Open in Antwerp, after dismissing eighth seed Pablo Cuevas 6-4, 6-3 Thursday. The former world number one, who is easing his way back to full match fitness after a career-saving hip resurfacing procedure in January, saved all four break points he
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1:23 PM ET Associated Press LUXEMBOURG — Coco Gauff lost her opening match at the Luxembourg Open in straight sets on Wednesday, just three days after winning her first WTA title in Austria. Eighth-seeded Anna Blinkova of Russia beat the American 15-year-old 6-4, 6-0 in their first-round match. Gauff won just eight points in the
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3:56 PM ET Andy Murray started his Antwerp Open campaign with a win as he defeated local wildcard Kimmer Coppejans 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the first round in Belgium on Tuesday. The Scot made a strong start by breaking Coppejans in the opening game, but slowed down with three double faults as the Belgian rallied
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3:56 PM ET Former world number one Andy Murray began his European Open campaign with a battling 6-4 7-6(4) victory over unseeded Belgian Kimmer Coppejans in Antwerp on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Scot, who is continuing his comeback after having career-saving hip resurfacing surgery in January, was stretched by the wildcard in the second set but
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11:44 AM ET Neither Daniil Medvedev nor Coco Gauff will finish No. 1 for the year or win a Grand Slam singles title. Unlike Medvedev, Gauff won’t even get to play in her year-end championships, which is restricted to the eight top-ranked singles players. But make no mistake, Gauff and Medvedev are on their way
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