Tennis

4:40 PM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Defending champion Borna Coric outlasted Portuguese qualifier Joao Sousa 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) to reach the quarterfinals of the Halle Open on Wednesday. Coric, who defeated Roger Federer in last year’s final, saved seven of the nine break points he faced and took his match point
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5:19 PM ET Juan Martin del Potro powered past Canadian Denis Shapovalov 7-5, 6-4 and into the second round of the Queen’s Club Championships Wednesday as spells of rain again caused headaches for tournament organisers. The Argentine sent down 11 aces and needed only two breaks of serve to beat world No. 25 Shapovalov on
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3:52 PM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Roger Federer began his bid for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title with a 7-6 (1), 6-3 win over Australia’s John Millman on Tuesday, with defending champion Borna Coric also advancing. Federer, who lost to Coric in last year’s final, hit nine aces and saved the only
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3:13 PM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Alexander Zverev and Karen Khachanov bounced back from disappointments in Stuttgart last week to reach the second round of the Halle Open on Monday. Second-seeded Zverev defeated Robin Haase 6-4, 7-5, while Khachanov celebrated his first match as a top-10 player with a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win
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10:55 AM ET Defending champion Marin Cilic booked his place in the second round of the Fever Tree Championships at the Queen’s Club in London with victory over Chile’s Christian Garin. Croatian Cilic — who defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in last year’s final — cruised through the first set before showing his mettle
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8:23 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Two brothers from Bulgaria have been provisionally suspended from professional tennis for corruption. The Tennis Integrity Unity says 24-year-old Karen Khachatyran and 19-year-old Yuri Khachatyran “are ineligible to compete in or attend any sanctioned event organized or recognized” by the sport’s governing bodies. Their suspension took effect on
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11:05 AM ET Simon Cambers Andy Murray says he has “no expectations” as he prepares to begin his comeback — initially in doubles only — at London’s Queen’s Club this week, testing his new metal hip in match conditions for the first time. But even though it is less than five months since his surgery,
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11:05 AM ET Simon Cambers Andy Murray says he has “no expectations” as he prepares to begin his comeback — initially in doubles only — at London’s Queen’s Club this week, testing his new metal hip in match conditions for the first time. But even though it is less than five months since his surgery,
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11:51 AM ET Matteo Berrettini edged past No. 7 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Stuttgart Open final on Sunday, lifting his third career singles trophy after a narrow 6-4, 7-6 (11) victory. Berrettini, 23, was competing in his third singles final of the season, following victory in Budapest in April and defeat in Munich last
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9:43 AM ET World No. 4 Kiki Bertens suffered a shock defeat in the Libema Open final on Sunday, as she failed to convert five championship points and was defeated 0-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 by unseeded American Alison Riske. Competing on home soil in Rosmalen, No. 1 seed Bertens was looking to secure her third
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9:24 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Two-time Wimbledon winner Andy Murray is set to face Queen’s Club top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah next week, when he makes his return from hip surgery to play doubles with Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. Murray last played in January at the Australian
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5:42 PM ET Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, England — Defending champion Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from next week’s Birmingham Classic because of an arm injury that ruled her out of the French Open, but is still hopeful of playing at Wimbledon. Kvitova said on Twitter on Wednesday that “unfortunately Birmingham is too soon, but I’m working
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9:57 AM ET Associated Press Andy Murray has said he is playing tennis “pretty much pain-free” and is hoping to compete in singles “at some stage this year.” The three-time Grand Slam champion says he doesn’t want to put a time frame on when he intends to return to action. “It’s baby steps just now,”
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9:57 AM ET Boris Becker has said younger players on the men’s tour do not have the right mindset to challenge the “big three” of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slams. The trio have won every Grand Slam since 2017, with 33-year-old Nadal claiming the latest title at Roland Garros
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2:10 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Maria Sharapova will return to tennis at next week’s Mallorca Open after being sidelined with a right shoulder injury since January. The Mallorca Open said the former No. 1 has accepted a wild-card invitation. The 32-year-old Sharapova hasn’t played since her ailing shoulder forced her to withdraw from
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8:37 PM ET Ashleigh Barty is the current French Open women’s champion. A few years back, though, she was playing professional cricket in the Big Bash League with the Brisbane Heat! From Olympic silver medallists to English First Division football champions, there have been quite a few cricketers who’ve excelled outside the sport — take
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