Tennis

5:58 PM ET Associated Press MASON, Ohio — Naomi Osaka felt a strange sensation in her left knee, different than anything she’d experienced. The U.S. Open champion left the court worried about whether she’ll be in shape to defend her precious title. Osaka retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern Open on
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3:26 AM ET Former world No. 1 Andy Murray will not feature in the doubles at the US Open this month in order to focus on his singles career. The Scot had planned to play in the men’s doubles at Flushing Meadows, having been playing doubles with mixed success after undergoing hip surgery earlier this
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5:42 PM ET Associated Press MASON, Ohio — For Roger Federer, it was one big blur. The seven-time champion was ousted from one of his favorite tournaments in barely over an hour, falling in straight sets to a 21-year-old qualifier he’d never faced. Andrey Rublev — with only one career win over a top-five player
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1:55 PM ET ESPN News Services Nick Kyrgios was fined $113,000 by the ATP for his outburst Wednesday at the Western and Southern Open, when he swore at and berated the umpire and smashed a couple of rackets. Kyrgios was fined for ball abuse, five unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, leaving the court, audible obscenity and verbal
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5:19 PM ET Associated Press MASON, Ohio — Simona Halep wasn’t sure how her left foot would feel. After dropping her first set but feeling no pain, she dug in and advanced at the Western & Southern Open. The fourth-seeded Halep had no problems with her left Achilles as she rallied to beat Ekaterina Alexandrova
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3:54 PM ET Associated Press WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Thanasi Kokkinakis will play at the US Open after being granted a wild card by Tennis Australia. The 23-year-old Australian was the junior runner-up at Flushing Meadows in 2013. His professional career has been sidetracked by a series of injuries and he is currently ranked 212th.
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5:54 AM ET Over a series of email exchanges on Tuesday and Wednesday, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) has expressly requested the International Tennis Federation (ITF) board of directors to consider either of two options with regard to next month’s India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie – Postpone to November/December this year or “suo moto” shift
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9:03 PM ET ESPN News Services MASON, Ohio — On a star-studded day that was scheduled to include Serena Williams and Roger Federer in the evening session, top-seeded and defending champion Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round with a 7-5, 6-1 win over wild card Sam Querrey. Federer, the third seed who was playing
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11:13 AM ET Associated Press Coco Gauff has received a wild-card entry for the US Open’s main draw. It will be the second Grand Slam tournament for the 15-year-old from Florida. She made a magical run to the fourth round at Wimbledon last month after getting a wild card into the qualifying rounds there. Gauff
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4:29 PM ET Andy Murray lost his first singles match in months, falling in straight sets to Richard Gasquet in the first round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Monday. The former world No. 1 lost his highly anticipated return to the Frenchman 6-4, 6-4. Murray underwent hip-resurfacing surgery earlier this year
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6:06 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Rafael Nadal won his fifth Rogers Cup title, beating Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday in just 70 minutes. The 33-year-old Nadal won the event for the third time in Montreal. The first came in 2005 at age 19 over Andre Agassi, and the second in 2013. Nadal
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2:21 PM ET Serena Williams retired with an upper-back injury after just four games in her Rogers Cup final against Bianca Andreescu in Toronto on Sunday. Williams, who was looking to win her first tournament since returning after the birth of her daughter, was down a break in the first set, trailing 3-1, when she
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7:44 AM ET Andy Murray has added two more singles tournaments to his schedule for the coming months, announcing that he will play at the inaugural Zhuhai Championships in China next month, one week before competing at the China Open in Beijing. The former world No. 1 underwent hip-resurfacing surgery earlier this year after a
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8:32 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain advanced to the Rogers Cup final Saturday night when Gael Monfils of France withdrew before their semifinal. Nadal will face eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev, a 6-1, 7-6 (6) winner over sixth-seeded Karen Khachanov in the all-Russian first semifinal. Nadal won last year
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10:53 AM ET New Delhi — The Indian tennis federation on Saturday confirmed that they will approach tennis’ world governing body, ITF, seeking a neutral venue for the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan, saying it’s not an “unreasonable request” considering the escalating tension between the two nations. After the Indian government scrapped the special status
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6:19 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian Rogers Cup semifinalist since 1979, overcoming a groin injury to beat third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 6-0, 2-6, 6-4 in windy conditions Friday The 19-year-old Andreescu, from nearby Mississauga, is returning from a right shoulder injury that sidelined her since the
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6:19 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday night, beating soon-to-be-top-ranked Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-3, 6-4 at breezy York University. Playing her first event since losing the Wimbledon final, Williams faced Osaka for the first time since losing to her last year in the U.S. Open
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