Men's tennis

Marco Cecchinato of Italy celebrates after winning his men's singles first round match against Alex de Minaur of Australia, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Italy, Monday, May 13, 2019. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 11:16 am
PARIS (AP) — Marco Cecchinato's achievements at Grand Slam tournaments still start and end with his stunning run to the semifinals of last year's French Open, which included an upset win over Novak Djokovic. The Italian clay-courter wasted a two sets-to-none lead in a 2-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2, 6-4...
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Venus Williams of the U.S. plays a shot against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 26, 2019 - 9:55 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 6:43 p.m. Venus Williams' 22nd appearance at the French Open did not last long. The 2002 runner-up lost her opening match at Roland Garros for the second year in a row, beaten 6-3, 6-3 by ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina in 1 hour, 13...
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The new Simonne Mathieu court is seen as Spain's Garbine Muguruza serves against Taylor Townsend of the U.S. during their first round matches of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 26, 2019 - 7:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Tennis and tropical plants: The stunning new court at the French Open is, quite literally, wild. Surrounded on all four sides by greenhouses filed with exotic plants, the Court Simonne Mathieu saw its first French Open match on Sunday, a triumph for tournament organizers who overcame...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2018, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
May 25, 2019 - 11:46 am
Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ NOVAK DJOKOVIC Ranked: 1 Country: Serbia Age: 32 2019 Match Record: 23-5 2019 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 74 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 15 — French Open (2016), Australian Open (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019),...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2018, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts while holding the trophy after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's finals of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. Nadal, a French Open champion yet again a week past his 32nd birthday seems to stay forever young. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
May 25, 2019 - 11:41 am
The Big 3 are still very much around. They're still leading the rankings, still collecting the biggest trophies. And they're still the dominant figures in men's tennis, responsible for the main storylines when the French Open starts Sunday. Roger Federer returns to Roland Garros for the first time...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka shows her hands as she meets the journalists at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Friday, May, 17, 2019. Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from her Italian Open quarterfinal due to a right hand injury on Friday. It wasn't immediately clear how serious the injury was, or if it will affect Osaka's status for the French Open, which starts in nine days. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 25, 2019 - 11:22 am
PARIS (AP) — On the day Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open for her second consecutive major championship, she was asked whether it was too soon to start thinking about grabbing four in a row. "You know the French Open's next, right?" she said, smiling and fiddling with her fingers. "We love that...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo, Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, kisses her trophy after defeating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, in the women's final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. Andreescu, 18, is seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the 2019 French Open, where play begins Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 25, 2019 - 10:36 am
PARIS (AP) — There's been unprecedented tennis parity so far in 2019, including the clay-court circuit leading to the French Open: A total of 23 players split the 25 WTA and ATP titles on the slow, red surface. That means there are plenty of people who can succeed over the next two weeks at Roland...
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ARCHIVO - Esta foto de archivo del 2 de junio DE 2015 muestra al suizo Roger Federer devolviendo la pelota a su compatriota Stan Wawrinka durante un partido de cuartos de final del Abierto de Francia en París, Francia. (AP Foto/David Vincent, Archivo)
May 24, 2019 - 9:58 am
PARIS (AP) — When Roger Federer played his first match at Roland Garros the domestic currency was francs rather than euros, Steffi Graf was about to claim a sixth French Open title and few had heard of the young Swiss player who would go on to become a tennis great. It was 20 years ago when the...
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May 24, 2019 - 12:32 am
LONDON (AP) — The Laver Cup is getting official status from the men's tennis tour. The ATP says it has reached an agreement to make the tournament an official part of the yearly calendar, although no ranking points will be awarded to competitors. Roger Federer and his management team played a key...
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FILE - In this Monday, May, 13, 2019 filer, Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime returns the ball to Croatia's Borna Coric during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome. It’s typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants. What’s not typical is that they have all simultaneously broken into the world’s elite ranks of tennis players _ and will all be worth watching when the French Open begins Sunday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
May 23, 2019 - 11:36 pm
ROME (AP) — It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants. What's not typical is that they have simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players — and will all be worth watching when the French Open...
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