Tennis

6:45 PM ET Simon Cambers LONDON — Roger Federer denied Tuesday he receives preferential treatment with scheduling at the biggest events because of his standing in the sport. Frenchman Julien Benneteau, who retired at the end of this season, pointed out on French radio that Federer had been allowed to play 12 of his past
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10:39 AM ET Kevin Anderson is on the verge of qualifying for the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals after thrashing Kei Nishikori in London on Tuesday. No.4 seed Anderson won 6-0, 6-1 in just 64 minutes to secure his second win of the week, following his opening victory over Dominic Thiem on Monday.
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9:17 AM ET Associated Press PARIS — Lucas Pouille will lead France in the Davis Cup final against Croatia this month as the hosts bid to win successive titles. Pouille was picked by captain Yannick Noah on Tuesday alongside Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Jeremy Chardy, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Pouille wrapped up France’s 10th Davis Cup
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11:37 AM ET Novak Djokovic made a superb opening campaign at the ATP Finals, defeating American John Isner in straight sets. The World No.1 and favourite for a sixth London title was a comfortable 6-4, 6-3 winner over 6ft 10in Isner at the O2 Arena, London. With Cristiano Ronaldo watching from the crowd, Djokovic secured
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11:37 AM ET Alexander Zverev won two tiebreaks as he opened his ATP World Tour Finals campaign with a straight-sets win over Marin Cilic in London on Monday. The German No. 3 seed, who also defeated Cilic in their opening match of last year’s season-ending tournament, was down a break of serve in both sets
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10:19 AM ET Associated Press PRAGUE — Katerina Siniakova won the first reverse singles on Sunday to lead the Czech Republic to its sixth Fed Cup title in eight years. Siniakova defeated Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to give the Czechs an insurmountable 3-0 lead over the defending champion United States in the best-of-five final.
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5:02 PM ET Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Alex de Minaur to claim the Next Gen ATP Finals title in Milan Saturday. The young Greek star, and number one seed, completed a perfect run through the tournament with a 2-4, 4-1, 4-3(3), 4-3(3) victory over the 19-year-old de Minaur. Earlier, Andrey Rublev and Jaume Munar battled it
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2:34 PM ET Associated Press PRAGUE — Barbora Strycova and Katerina Siniakova won their singles for the Czech Republic to take a commanding 2-0 lead over the defending champion United States in the Fed Cup final on Saturday. Strycova rallied from a set down to defeat Sofia Kenin 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4. Siniakova stretched the
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10:28 AM ET Associated Press PRAGUE — Former French Open finalist Lucie Safarova will retire after the Australian Open in January due to health concerns and will not play in any tournaments before then. The 31-year-old Safarova announced her decision Saturday in Prague ahead of the start of the Fed Cup final between the Czech
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11:02 PM ET Alex De Minaur battled through an epic five set match to secure his place in the finals of the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, Friday. Nineteen-year-old De Minaur eventually overcame Spain’s Jaume Munar — his fourth win of the week — securing a 3-4(5), 4-1, 4-1, 3-4(4), 4-2 victory. The Australian
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10:23 AM ET Associated Press PRAGUE — America’s chances of retaining the Fed Cup this weekend improved on Friday when two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was ruled out of the opening singles for the Czech Republic due to illness. Kvitova was the second top-10 player lost to the Czechs, after Karolina Pliskova was ruled out
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5:21 PM ET Alex de Minaur, the youngest player at the next Gen ATP Finals, has stormed into the semifinals undefeated after securing straight sets victory over Taylor Fritz in Milan Thursday. The No.2 seed overcame Fritz, ranked 47 in the ATP rankings, 4-3(8), 4-1, 4-2 to secure his spot in the semifinals Friday. The
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