Tennis

8:39 AM ET Andy Murray fought back from a set down against the Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor on Wednesday to win Great Britain’s Davis Cup opener 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (5) in two hours and 55 minutes. The opening-round clash in Madrid marked Murray’s first Davis Cup match in three years, and proved a tough test
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6:13 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Canada beat the United States in the Davis Cup for the first time on Tuesday, defeating the Americans 2-0 on the second day of the revamped team competition to end a run of 15 straight losses. Vasek Pospisil edged Reilly Opelka 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7) and Denis Shapovalov
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6:25 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s hopes alive against Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals on Tuesday. The top-ranked Spaniard defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 7-6 (7) to level the series 1-1 after Andrey Rublev had rallied to beat Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (0) in the first match.
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5:47 AM ET The inaugural edition of the new-look Davis Cup got underway on Monday as Croatia began their Davis Cup title defence with a 3-0 loss to Group B opponents Russia. Without their injured talisman Marin Cilic and with the team in upheaval after captain Zeljko Krajan was axed two days before their opening
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4:13 PM ET Associated Press WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Two-time Grand Slam semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe and Marcos Giron, the 2014 NCAA singles champion for UCLA, have earned main-draw berths at next year’s Australian Open via the U.S. Tennis Association’s wild-card challenge. The USTA announced the results Monday. Vandeweghe missed the 2019 Australian Open, part of
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10:42 AM ET The upcoming India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie, originally scheduled in Islamabad, will now be played in Nur-Sultan after the International Tennis Federation nominated the Kazakhstan capital to host the matches. Following unrelenting pressure from the All India Tennis Association (AITA), the ITF had on November 4 announced its decision to shift the tie
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8:28 AM ET Associated Press PERTH, Australia — Kristina Mladenovic inspired France to a drought-breaking Fed Cup triumph after a nail-biting 3-2 win in the final against Australia on Sunday. Mladenovic combined with Caroline Garcia to beat Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-3 in the decisive doubles match at Perth Arena. She produced a
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12:39 PM ET ESPN News Services Stefanos Tsitsipas kept his nerve in the key moments to beat six-time champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday and reach the final of the season-ending ATP Finals. Tsitsipas saved 11 of 12 break points and took advantage of an error-filled performance from Federer, who continually put his opponent
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12:39 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — The ATP Finals will have a first-time champion for the fourth year in a row after Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem won their semifinals on Saturday. Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev after Tsitsipas ousted six-time winner Roger Federer, with both players reaching their first final at the
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3:07 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — After dominating the tennis world for so long, Roger Federer thinks the sport’s Big Three could face their toughest challenge yet from a new generation in 2020. Federer’s 2019 season ended with a semifinal loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday at the ATP Finals, having seen Novak Djokovic
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12:32 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Rafael Nadal staged another comeback to stay in contention for a semifinal spot at the ATP Finals. The top-ranked Spaniard still needs help from Daniil Medvedev to avoid an early exit. Nadal rallied to beat already-qualified Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 on Friday for his second win
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12:32 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Defending champion Alexander Zverev secured the last semifinal spot at the ATP Finals on Friday — eliminating Rafael Nadal in the process. Zverev beat already eliminated Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 7-6 (4) at the O2 Arena to finish second behind Stefanos Tsitsipas in the group and set up a
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5:05 AM ET Boris Becker will captain Germany at next year’s inaugural ATP Cup, while fellow former world No. 1 players Marat Safin and Thomas Muster will lead Russia and Austria respectively at the nation-based tournament. Becker, who won his first major title at Wimbledon in 1985, was chosen by world No. 7 Alexander Zverev
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