Tennis

December 03, 2018 - 10:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Retired German tennis star Boris Becker has dropped his claim to have diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain. The three-time Wimbledon champion had been claiming that his unpaid role as a sports attache for Central African Republic gave him immunity from bankruptcy...
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November 26, 2018 - 1:05 pm
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are the top three in the year-end ATP rankings for the first time since 2014. It is the seventh time that trio of tennis greats is 1-2-3 to close a season. Never before, though, had each spent some time in the top spot during the same year. For the 31-...
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The Croatia's team captain Zeljko Krajan, left, and players lift up the cup after the team won the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia claimed a second title in the team event following its maiden win in 2005. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 25, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LILLE, France (AP) — After an agonizing defeat in Croatia's previous Davis Cup final, there was no letdown for Marin Cilic this time. Cilic was two sets up against Juan Martin del Potro two years ago in Zagreb, with Croatia leading Argentina 2-1 on the final day, when his game collapsed as the...
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France's Nicolas Mahut and Pierre Hughes Herbert, bottom, in their Davis Cup final against Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia is within one point of a second Davis Cup title after Borna Coric and Marin Cilic dispatched their French rivals in the opening singles matches of the final to take a 2-0 lead. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 24, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LILLE, France (AP) — Suddenly realizing he was listening to France's national anthem for maybe the last time in his Davis Cup captain role, Yannick Noah could not hold back tears. Standing next to his players during "La Marseille," Noah was emotional before Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert...
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Croatia's Marin Cilic raises his arms after defeating France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia is within one point of a second Davis Cup title after Borna Coric and Marin Cilic dispatched their French rivals in the opening singles matches of the final to take a 2-0 lead. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 24, 2018 - 9:37 am
LILLE, France (AP) — ITF president David Haggerty is confident he can find a deal with the ATP to make sure their two team competitions do not clash on an already busy calendar. Speaking in France at the final of the last Davis Cup played in its traditional format, Haggerty said he had "very...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds his runner-up trophy as Alexander Zverev of Germany speaks to the crowds after their ATP World Tour Finals singles final tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
November 18, 2018 - 5:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Despite beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the ATP Finals at only 21, Alexander Zverev knows keeping pace with the Serb isn't going to be easy. Zverev claimed the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 upset on Sunday, becoming the youngest champion of the season-...
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El alemán Alexander Zverev celebra tras vencer a Roger Federer en semifinales de la Copa Masters de la ATP en Londres el sábado, 17 de noviembre del 2018. (AP Foto/Tim Ireland)
November 17, 2018 - 2:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — After pulling off one of the biggest wins of his career, Alexander Zverev was left apologizing for an unforced error he didn't make. Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title by beating the Swiss great 7-5, 7-6 (5) on Saturday to advance to the championship match at...
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Alexander Zverev of Germany celebrates winning a point against John Isner of the United States in their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Friday Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
November 16, 2018 - 11:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Alexander Zverev set up a semifinal with Roger Federer at the ATP Finals by defeating John Isner 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Friday. Zverev is the youngest player at 21 to reach the semifinals since 2009 and the first from Germany since 2003. Isner and Marin Cilic, who plays group winner Novak...
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Alexander Zverev of Germany during their ATP World Tour Finals men's singles tennis match at the O2 arena in London, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 14, 2018 - 5:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic overcame an illness — and Alexander Zverev — to advance to the last four of the ATP Finals. Despite requiring a tissue to blow his nose between points, Djokovic beat Zverev 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday to earn a second straight victory at the season-ending tournament. "...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, plays a shot to Britain's Johanna Konta during the women's singles final at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia. Radwanska says she is retiring from tennis after a 13-year career. The 29-year-old, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 2, says she is "no longer able to train and play the way I used to." (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, FIle)
November 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska says she is retiring from tennis after a 13-year career. The 29-year-old Pole, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 2, says she is "no longer able to train and play the way I used to." Radwanska won 20 WTA titles in her career...
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