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ATP roundup: Andrey Rublev reaches Halle semifinals

No. 4 seed Andrey Rublev of Russia defeated former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in 81 minutes on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany. With a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory against the 2011 champ, Rublev improved to 28-2 at ATP 500 tournaments since the tour resumed from a COVID-19 […]

  • ATP roundup: Matteo Berrettini ousts Andy Murray

    Top-seeded Matteo Berrettini of Italy defeated five-time former champion Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to move into the quarterfinals at the cinch Championships in London. Berrettini, who hasn’t lost a set in his debut at the grass-court event at Queen’s Club, fired 14 aces and saved all three break points he faced against the […]

  • U.S. Open to welcome fans at 100 percent capacity

    The U.S. Open will welcome back fans at 100 percent capacity this summer, the United States Tennis Association announced Thursday. Tickets will go on sale to the public on July 15 for the Aug. 30-Sept. 12 grand slam event at Flushing Meadows in New York. Last year’s tournament was held without spectators due to the […]

  • Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon odds shorten with Rafael Nadal out

    Novak Djokovic became the odds-on favorite to win his sixth Wimbledon title with Rafael Nadal announcing Thursday that he will skip the event to recover from a grueling clay-court season. Djokovic was being offered at -109 by DraftKings and -110 by BetMGM and PointsBet shortly after Nadal’s announcement on social media. It was a significant […]

  • Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon, Olympics

    Rafael Nadal will not play in Wimbledon or the Tokyo Olympics, opting for a physical and mental break instead. Nadal, 35, said in successive social media posts Thursday that he was listening to his body in opting for rest. Wimbledon immediately responded via Twitter: “We hope to see you next year, Rafael Nadal.” We hope […]

  • ATP roundup: Roger Federer falls in second round in Halle

    Felix Auger-Aliassime rallied Wednesday to defeat fifth-seeded Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany. The 20-year-old Canadian struck 13 aces and 37 total winners and only lost his serve once against the Swiss star, a 10-time champion of the grass-court tournament. Auger-Aliassime will next face […]

  • ATP roundup: Jan-Lennard Struff scores big upset in Halle

    Jan-Lennard Struff upset top-seeded and World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev of Russia 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the opening round of the Noventi Open on Tuesday in Halle, Germany. The unseeded German trailed 2-5 in the first set before rallying for one of the biggest wins of his career, striking nine aces and saving four of […]

  • Wimbledon to allow full capacity at men’s and women’s finals

    Wimbledon will feature full-capacity crowds of 15,000 at Centre Court for next month’s men’s and women’s finals. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament, canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin on June 28 at 50 percent capacity for all matches. The level will build to full capacity in time for the July 10-11 […]

  • ATP roundup: Roger Federer wins opener in Halle

    No. 5 seed Roger Federer began his grass-court season with a 7-6 (4), 7-5 win against Ilya Ivashka of Belarus in first-round action Monday at the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany. The 39-year-old Swiss star did not lose his serve, picking up the only service break of the match in the final game of the […]

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas pulls out of Wimbledon tuneup

    French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece pulled out of the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany, this week to mourn the passing of his grandmother. The 22-year-old wrote that he learned of her passing just before taking the court against Novak Djokovic in the Paris finale on Sunday, which he lost in five sets. “Five […]

  • Novak Djokovic consensus Wimbledon favorite

    Novak Djokovic said he has no plans to stop after claiming his 19th Grand Slam title at the French Open, and oddsmakers believe he’ll continue his march on history at Wimbledon later this month. Djokovic, 34, is the consensus favorite two weeks ahead of Wimbledon. He is being offered at +110 by BetMGM and +125 […]

  • ATP roundup: Novak Djokovic rallies to win French Open

    Top-ranked Novak Djokovic rallied after losing the first two sets to beat No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday for his second French Open men’s singles title. Djokovic withstood 14 aces and converted five of his 16 break opportunities to win the marathon match. Djokovic, 34, came from […]

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime advances to MercedesCup title match

    Third-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime recorded 13 aces while recording a 6-4, 7-5 victory over American Sam Querrey to move into the title match of the MercedesCup at Stuttgart, Germany. The Canadian will face Croatia’s Marin Cilic in the final. Cilic won 6-3, 1-0 when Austrian wild card Jurij Rodionov retired due to injury after losing the […]

  • Novak Djokovic favored to claim 2nd French Open title

    Novak Djokovic dispatched of the “King of Clay” and is now heavily favored to claim his second French Open men’s singles title on Sunday. Djokovic rallied from a set down to beat 13-time champion Rafael Nadal on Friday and has been installed as the -250 favorite by BetRivers to beat Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s […]

  • ATP roundup: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to reach French Open final

    Top-seeded Novak Djokovic dispatched king of clay Rafael Nadal in style on Friday when he registered a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory to advance to the French Open final in Paris. Djokovic won the final five games of the epic four hour, 22-minute semifinal clash to drop the third-seeded Nadal’s record at Roland Garros […]

  • Rafael Nadal heavily favored entering French Open semis

    Rafael Nadal is heavily favored to claim his 14th French Open title despite having two of the top six seeds standing between him and more history at Roland Garros. Nadal first needs to get by rival Novak Djokovic, who survived a dramatic quarterfinal against Matteo Berrettini to set up the 58th meeting between the two. […]

  • Swiss teen upsets No. 2 seed Hubert Hurkacz in Stuttgart

    Swiss teenager Dominic Stephan Stricker stunned No. 2 seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany. Stricker, 18, struck eight aces and saved five of the six break points he faced in a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) victory. Ranked No. 335 in the world, he […]

  • Novak Djokovic toils, will face Rafael Nadal in French semis

    It took 3 1/2 hours, a cut on his hand and a delay to remove fans, but world No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinals of the French Open on Wednesday to set up another date with Rafael Nadal. The top-seeded Serbian defeated the ninth-seeded Italian 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 in […]

  • ATP roundup: Novak Djokovic toils, will face Rafael Nadal in semis

    It took 3 ½ hours, a cut on his hand and a delay to remove fans, but world No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinals of the French Open on Wednesday to set up another date with Rafael Nadal. Djokovic of Serbia defeated the Italian 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 in three […]

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev to battle in French Open semis

    Fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas and sixth-seeded Alexander Zverev will be meeting in the French Open semifinals after winning their respective quarterfinal matches on Tuesday in Paris. Tsitsipas swept past second-seeded Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-5 to book his spot, while Zverev notched a 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. The 22-year-old Tsitsipas is […]

  • Novak Djokovic rallies from two sets down at French Open

    Top seed Novak Djokovic won after losing the first two sets for the fifth time in his career on Monday, avoiding his earliest exit at the French Open since 2009 in the process. Italian teen Lorenzo Musetti won the first two sets in tiebreaks against the top-ranked Serbian, but picked up just 17 total points […]

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