Tennis

5:31 PM ET Associated Press ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Carlos Alcaraz‘s first match as the No. 1-ranked player ended with a straight-sets loss to David Goffin at the Astana Open on Tuesday. Alcaraz, 19, lost 7-5, 6-3 in his first tour match since winning the US Open and capturing the No. 1 ranking. “David was playing
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4:58 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Fifth-seeded Daria Kasatkina defeated 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu 7-5, 6-4 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Agel Open. Kasatkina was playing her first match since losing in the first round of the US Open
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10:24 PM ET Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios is seeking to have his assault charge dismissed on mental health grounds, media reported on Tuesday. Kyrgios is facing a charge of common assault in relation to an incident in January 2021 which his barrister said involved a “domestic relationship”. Kyrgios’ lawyer, Michael Kukulies-Smith, requested an adjournment
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9:16 AM ET Cameron Norrie was forced to pull out of the Japan Open after testing positive for Covid-19 while out competing in South Korea. Norrie wrote in a social media post: “Unfortunately, I had a positive Covid test in Korea and wasn’t able to compete in the rest of my matches. I have no
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4:09 PM ET Associated Press Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka claimed his second career title after beating fourth seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-4, 7-6 (5) to win the Korean Open on Sunday. The 27-year-old Japanese, who beat top seed and world No.2 Casper Ruud in the quarter-finals, was impressive in defence and his counter-punching style eventually
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2:59 PM ET Associated Press Canada’s Denis Shapovalov will face Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in the final of the Korea Open in Seoul after he eased to a straight-sets victory over United States’ Jenson Brooksby on Saturday. Shapovalov claimed a 7-5, 6-4 win over Brooksby to reach his first ATP Tour final this year. The fourth-seeded
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8:58 AM ET Cameron Norrie withdrew from the Korea Open on Friday due to illness, giving American Jenson Brooksby a bye into the semifinals of the competition in Seoul. Norrie, the British No. 1, said he was jetlagged after defeating Japan’s Kaichi Uchida 6-2, 6-2 in the previous round. Brooksby will face Denis Shapovalov for
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9:07 AM ET British No. 1 Cameron Norrie defeated Kaichi Uchida 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the last eight at the Korea Open in Seoul. Norrie bounced back from three consecutive defeats to down Uchida in just over an hour of play. 1 Related Norrie will face American Jenson Brooksby — who sent home
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7:43 AM ET Associated Press Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, No. 4 seed, defeated Spain’s Jaume Munar in straight sets to advance to the second round of the Korea Open on Wednesday. Shapovalov won 7-5, 6-4, in one hour and 49 minutes to secure his first victory since his US Open third round defeat to Andrey Rublev.
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2:53 AM ET Novak Djokovic said he wants his biggest rivals to be by his side when he brings the curtain down on his career, much like Roger Federer‘s emotional goodbye to professional tennis last week. Images of Federer and Rafael Nadal — who shared one of the sport’s most enthralling rivalries — sitting together
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10:56 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print British No. 2 Daniel Evans was defeated by Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 7-6 (3) in one hour, 49 minutes in the first round of the Korea Open on Tuesday. Evans, the No. 5 seed for the tournament, has lost all six of his previous
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12:17 AM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Brandon Nakashima‘s first ATP Tour victory came in his hometown, as he beat friend and fellow Southern Californian Marcos Giron 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday in the San Diego Open final. “It’s super special, something you dream of, but to have it happen in my hometown with all
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2:15 PM ET Frances Tiafoe sealed Team World’s first victory over Team Europe in the Laver Cup as he saved four match points en route to beating Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday. The American, who beat Roger Federer in the Swiss great’s last competitive match Friday, proved a fly in Europe’s ointment once again with a
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Sep 25, 2022 Simon Cambers Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has said he is not thinking about retiring from tennis and insisted he is still competitive against top players. The 35-year-old, who has played with a metal right hip since he underwent surgery in 2019, has improved his ranking in 2022 from No. 134
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