Tennis

7:51 AM ET Andy Murray has offered a supportive fan free tickets to his opening match of the Australian Open as an apology for being thrashed by Novak Djokovic on Thursday. Murray, who is coming back from a long-term hip injury, won just two games against world No. 1 Djokovic during the practice match, which
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3:42 AM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are each aiming for a record seventh men’s Australian Open title, and the draw has ensured they can’t play each other at Melbourne Park until the final. Serena Williams already has seven Aussie titles, and is a strong contender to add another
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6:35 PM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep, as expected, were given the No. 1 seedings on Thursday when the Australian Open announced its singles seedings list. Andy Murray has been down and out a lot in the past year. And it would be a stretch to say he’s
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10:25 AM ET Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Juan Martin del Potro plans to make his season debut at the Delray Beach Open next month. The hard-court tournament announced Wednesday that its 2011 champion is committed to playing in the first round on Feb. 19. Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, is sitting
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5:47 PM ET Associated Press Former top-10 player Mardy Fish has been selected as the new captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team. A person familiar with the U.S. Tennis Association’s choice tells The Associated Press that Fish will replace former captain Jim Courier. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday
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9:28 AM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — Defending champion Angelique Kerber moved into the Sydney International quarterfinals after beating Camila Giorgi 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Tuesday. The second-ranked Kerber was under serious pressure in the first set before holding firm in the tiebreaker, then went down an early break before winning the last six games.
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9:52 AM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — Former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza earned a 6-3, 6-4 win over Carla Suarez Navarro on Monday after a day interrupted by rain at the Sydney International. Samantha Stosur, the 2011 US Open champion, had a rare win on Australian soil when she rallied to beat Dominika Cibulkova 3-6,
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6:31 AM ET Denis Shapovalov lost his first match of the 2019 tennis season as Joao Sousa came from a set down to advance to the second round of the ASB Classic in Auckland. The Canadian No. 7 seed, who enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2018, looked comfortable as he broke Sousa twice to win
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9:56 PM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — Sydney is set to host the finals of the inaugural ATP Cup men’s team competition next January in an overhaul of the Australian swing for men’s tennis ahead of the season-opening Grand Slam tournament. Kei Nishikori has finally snapped a title drought that stretched 52 tournaments, nine finals
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7:26 AM ET Kei Nishikori has finally snapped a title drought that stretched 52 tournaments, nine finals defeats and nearly three years. The Japanese world No.9 got the monkey off his back in a 6-4 3-6 6-2 defeat of impressive 22-year-old Daniil Medvedev in Sunday night’s Brisbane International final. Kei Nishikori with the Brisbane International
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5:14 AM ET Karolina Pliskova has won her second Brisbane International, overrunning Lesia Tsurenko 4-6 7-5 6-2 after being just two points from defeat. A courtside pump-up from Australian coach Rennae Stubbs revived Pliskova, who won 13 straight points as Tsurenko went from serving for the championship to trailing in the decider in the blink
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9:34 PM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — No. 1-ranked Simona Halep returns to competitive tennis this week at the Sydney International unsure if her back injury has fully healed. It will be the first time Halep has played since the French Open champion ended her season in October due to a herniated disk in her
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1:42 PM ET Associated Press DOHA, Qatar — Roberto Bautista Agut didn’t waste his win over Novak Djokovic as he won the Qatar Open by beating Tomas Berdych 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the final on Saturday. Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut reacts after winning against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych during the ATP Qatar Open final. Photo by
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9:25 AM ET Associated Press PERTH, Australia — Roger Federer won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after defending champion Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 on Saturday. Federer and Belinda Bencic beat Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber 4-0, 1-4, 4-3 (4) in the Fast4 format with Germany wasting a championship point in the mixed
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1:53 AM ET Kei Nishikori‘s strong pre-Australian Open form has continued, the Japanese star demolishing world No.40 Jeremy Chardy to reach the Brisbane International final. The world No.9 won 6-2 6-2 at Pat Rafter Arena on Saturday to set up a decider against Daniil Medvedev or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Nishikori, who beat former world No.3 Grigor
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7:45 AM ET World No. 34 Donna Vekic has steamrolled 2018 runner-up Aliaksandra Sasnovich to reach the Brisbane International semifinals. The 22-year-old Croatian won 6-2 6-0 on Friday at Pat Rafter Arena, accounting for top seed Elina Svitolina’s second-round conqueror in less than an hour. Vekic started strongly in taking a 4-0 lead in the
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