Tennis

5:40 AM ET Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has described how meeting with psychologists is helping him ‘get on top’ of his mental health. The world No. 37, who has struggled with injuries throughout the year, said there were times when he had not been in the best mental health state in 2019 but he
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5:27 PM ET Stefanos Tsitsipas won his opening match of the ATP Next Gen Finals with a comfortable victory over Jaume Munar in Milan. The world No. 15 defeated Spaniard Munar 4-3 (5), 4-3 (3), 3-4(4), 4-2 in the Group A match. Second seed Alex de Minaur cruised to a straight-sets win in his Group
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2:54 AM ET Andy Murray has confirmed that he will play at the Open Sud de France as part of his comeback in early 2019. The ATP 250 tournament takes place in Montpellier from Feb. 3-10, a week after the Australian Open. Former world No. 1 Murray is expected to compete in Melbourne and has
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11:44 AM ET Karen Khachanov‘s impressive win against new No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s Paris Masters final established the 22-year-old Russian as the latest in an impressive list of players hailed as the “Next Big Thing.” It’s a popular pastime, finding the successors to the Big Four. Khachanov is a rangy 6-foot-6 power-server whose
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6:00 PM ET Five-time champion Novak Djokovic will face Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and John Isner in the group stages at the ATP Finals after the draw was confirmed in London on Monday. Top seed Djokovic returned to the top of the world rankings following Rafael Nadal‘s withdrawal from last week’s Paris Masters due to
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11:25 AM ET Rafael Nadal announced Monday he has cut his season short because of more health setbacks. The world No. 2, who has been sidelined with a right knee injury he sustained in the US Open semifinals, was scheduled to play in the ATP World Tour Finals, which begin Sunday in London. Rafael Nadal
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12:10 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Karen Khachanov upset a tired-looking Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 to win the Paris Masters title and deprive Djokovic the chance on Sunday of matching Rafael Nadal‘s record of 33 Masters titles. Djokovic, a record four-time champion at the indoor event, looked out of energy after an epic three-hour
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9:24 AM ET Ashleigh Barty made a blistering start and rode out a tighter second set to win the WTA Elite Trophy title with a convincing 6-3 6-4 victory over rising Chinese talent Wang Qiang in Zhuhai on Sunday. Barty, 22, beat defending champion and top seed Julia Goerges in the semifinals and picked up
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5:25 PM ET Associated Press PRAGUE — World No. 8 Karolina Pliskova has been ruled out of the Czech Republic team in the Fed Cup final against the defending champion United States next weekend due to calf muscle and wrist injuries. The Czech team says Pliskova was injured last week during the WTA Finals in
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5:10 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) in an epic Paris Masters semifinal lasting three hours, after Federer saved two match points on Saturday. Djokovic’s fourth straight win over Federer and 25th in 47 contests sends him into the final against unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov,
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5:38 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Novak Djokovic remains on course for a fifth Paris Masters title after beating Marin Cilic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semifinals on Friday. Djokovic, who is guaranteed to take the No. 1 ranking on Monday, struggled on his serve for much of the first set. Cilic had
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10:34 AM ET Madison Keys advanced to the semifinals of the WTA Elite Trophy despite losing to Qiang Wang in her final group match on Friday. Chinese No.1 Qiang fought from a set down to win 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 but it wasn’t enough to prevent Keys from topping the Azalea group and joining Garbine Muguruza,
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5:49 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Roger Federer‘s bid for a 100th career title remains on as he beat Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. If he wins that, against either Kevin Anderson or Kei Nishikori, he could face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. Federer, 37 and returning
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11:52 AM ET Top seed Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Paris Masters shortly before his opening match against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday, meaning he will lose the ATP No.1 ranking to Novak Djokovic. Spaniard Nadal, who has not played since retiring injured in the US Open semifinals in September, cited an abdominal injury.
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5:59 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Novak Djokovic began his bid for a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title with a 7-5, 6-1 win against Joao Sousa in the second round on Tuesday. Serving for the match at 5-1, Djokovic handed a towel to a male spectator who seemed unwell and who wiped his forehead
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