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Column: 'Why not?' Djokovic, coach eye Nadal, Federer totals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic sounds like a man ready to embrace the chase. Already at 15 Grand Slam titles, Djokovic is now only two majors behind Rafael Nadal’s total of 17, and five shy of Roger Federer’s men’s record of 20. So a day after winning the Australian Open for his third Slam […]

The Latest: Sore, tired Djokovic expects to be OK for QFs

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 2 a.m. Record-chasing Novak Djokovic is feeling sore and tired following his late-finishing win over Daniil Medvedev, but thinks he will be OK for his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Kei Nishikori. “I didn’t feel so great, you know, in […]

Andreescu continues hot streak, qualifies for Aussie Open

AP Published 3:11 a.m. ET Jan. 11, 2019 MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bianca Andreescu has followed up her wins last week over defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki and seven-time major winner Venus Williams by qualifying for the season’s first Grand Slam tournament. The 18-year-old Canadian would like to follow it up with another win […]

Coach's words inspire Osaka; Nishikori also into semifinals

AP Published 3:01 a.m. ET Jan. 3, 2019 | Updated 8:02 a.m. ET Jan. 3, 2019 Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria reacts after missing a shot during his quarterfinal match against Kei Nishikori of Japan at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)(Photo: The Associated Press) BRISBANE, Australia […]

Top-ranked Djokovic, Halep honored by ITF as World Champions

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Top-ranked Djokovic, Halep honored by ITF as World Champions Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named the 2018 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation on Thursday after each won Grand Slam titles and finished the year atop the world […]

Nonfiction: A Poet Who Loves Tennis Follows the Grand Tour, in Prose

An award-winning poet and translator, Phillips reveals his love of tennis on every page. There is a generosity of spirit toward the reader as he explains the tournament calendar, how the A.T.P. ranking system works and how important seedings are in Grand Slam draws. He even includes a comprehensive glossary of tennis terms. A passionate […]

Isner needs final-set tiebreaker to reach Stockholm semis

AP Published 6:50 p.m. ET Oct. 19, 2018 FILE – This June 24, 2010, file photo shows John Isner of the U.S. and France’s Nicolas Mahut, right, posing for a photo next to the scoreboard following their record-breaking men’s singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. The All England Club said […]

US Open winner Naomi Osaka into China Open quarterfinals

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about US Open winner Naomi Osaka into China Open quarterfinals Naomi Osaka maintained her strong form since winning the U.S. Open with a 6-1, 6-2 win Thursday over Julia Goerges to advance to the China Open quarterfinals Post to Facebook Sent! […]