Men's tennis

May 23, 2019 - 7:24 pm
ROEHAMPTON, England (AP) — Tennis players at the lower and junior levels will have an easier opportunity to move up to the main tours under a new system that makes rankings points available at their tournaments. The agreement announced Thursday by the International Tennis Federation allocates...
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May 23, 2019 - 2:53 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has promoted interim men's tennis coach Bruce Berque to permanent status after the Longhorns won the team national championship. Berque took over the program in February when former coach Michael Center was arrested in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal...
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Defending champions Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, and Romania's Simona Halep pose next to the cups during the draw of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 23, 2019. The French Open tennis tournament starts Sunday May 26. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 23, 2019 - 12:23 pm
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting. The defending champion was handed what looked like quite an easy draw...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams of the United States, returns a shot against Germany's Julia Georges during their third round match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 22, 2019 - 11:27 pm
How well do you know tennis and the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament? Go ahead and give this quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: Rafael Nadal won the Italian Open, his last tournament before the French Open, for his first title of 2019. When was the last time Nadal headed to...
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May 18, 2019 - 1:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — Colombia's former Davis Cup captain, Miguel Tobon, has been suspended for a year and fined $20,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit for accepting payoffs in return for tournament wild-card entries. The TIU says Tobon was found guilty of "negotiating to sell, or attempting to sell, wild...
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May 17, 2019 - 11:23 am
PARIS (AP) — John Isner has pulled out of the French Open because of an injured left foot, ending his streak of 24 consecutive appearances at Grand Slam tournaments. The 34-year-old Isner announced his withdrawal Friday on Twitter. He is ranked No. 11, the top American man, but has not competed...
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Britain's Andy Murray receives his knighthood from Prince Charles during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, Thursday May 16, 2019. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 12:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray received his knighthood from Prince Charles on Thursday, more than two years after he was awarded the honor by Queen Elizabeth II. Murray was dubbed by the Prince of Wales during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, in recognition of his services to...
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Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, returns the ball to Alexander Zverev, of Germany, at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May, 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 15, 2019 - 3:59 am
ROME (AP) — After four decades of dormancy, male tennis players in Italy are finally showing signs of becoming as good as the women have been. Marco Cecchinato got things rolling by reaching the French Open semifinals last year — the first Italian man to reach the last four of a major since 1978...
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May 14, 2019 - 2:39 pm
ROME (AP) — Former top-10 player Nicolas Lapentti and former ATP executive Weller Evans are the finalists to replace Justin Gimelstob on the ATP board. The 10 voting members of the player council chose them from a list of six candidates on Tuesday at the Italian Open. There originally had been 15...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer looks on during a press conference at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Italy, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 3:24 am
ROME (AP) — At 37 and with 20 Grand Slam titles, Roger Federer still gets excited about playing tennis. That's why he added this week's Italian Open to his schedule. "I was in the mood to play," Federer said Tuesday after a practice session on the Foro Italico's Campo Centrale. "Would I rather...
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