Tennis

Associated Press Apr 23, 2024, 11:42 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LONDON — Brian Tobin, the former president of the International Tennis Federation, has died, the sport’s governing body said. The ITF said Tobin died Monday at the age of 93. Former Tennis Australia president Geoff Pollard also confirmed Tobin’s death in a message to
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Apr 23, 2024, 09:07 AM ET Open Extended Reactions World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is considering going without a coach after 20 years in professional tennis, he said after receiving the top men’s honor at the Laureus Awards. The 24-time Grand Slam winner ended a five-year partnership with Croatian coach Goran Ivanisevic last month following
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Associated Press Apr 22, 2024, 09:00 AM ET Open Extended Reactions BERLIN — Rafael Nadal said Monday he will play at the Laver Cup in Berlin in September in what may be one of the 22-time Grand Slam champion’s last tournaments. Nadal has signaled 2024 may be his last year on tour and said last
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Apr 22, 2024, 07:01 AM ET Open Extended Reactions World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will not compete at this week’s Madrid Open after being left out of the main draw for the ATP Masters 1000 tournament Monday. Reports on Saturday said the Serbian would skip the tournament and continue his preparations for next month’s French
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Associated Press Apr 20, 2024, 11:43 AM ET Open Extended Reactions STUTTGART, Germany — Elena Rybakina defeated top-ranked Iga Świątek 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the Porsche Grand Prix final and end Swiatek’s hopes of a third consecutive title on Saturday. Rybakina, the world No. 4, hit 10 aces and saved 11 of the 13
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Associated Press Apr 20, 2024, 02:43 PM ET Open Extended Reactions BARCELONA, Spain — Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas will meet in consecutive clay-court finals after they won their Barcelona Open semifinals on Saturday. Tsitsipas, ranked seventh, got the better of sixth-ranked Ruud in straight sets in the Monte Carlo final last weekend. On Saturday,
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Associated Press Apr 20, 2024, 11:14 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza announced she is retiring from professional tennis at age 30 after an extended time away from the court. “I feel that it is time to retire and open up a new chapter in my life,” the former world No.
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Associated Press Apr 19, 2024, 05:07 PM ET Open Extended Reactions STUTTGART, Germany — Emma Raducanu‘s winning run came to an end in a 7-6 (2), 6-3 loss to top-ranked Iga Swiatek in the quarterfinals of the Porsche Grand Prix on Friday. Raducanu, ranked 303rd, had produced some of her best form since winning the
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Associated Press Apr 19, 2024, 02:48 PM ET Open Extended Reactions BARCELONA, Spain — Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas won Friday to advance to the Barcelona Open semifinals, keeping them on course to meet in a second straight final. Ruud beat Matteo Arnaldi 6-4, 6-3 to notch his season-leading 27th win. The sixth-ranked Norwegian has
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Apr 19, 2024, 09:57 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Bulgarian umpire Pavel Atanasov has been banned from tennis for life after withdrawing his appeal for betting-related violations and charges of corruption, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said Friday. Atanasov, a national-level official, was also given a $10,000 fine for 21 breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption
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Associated Press Apr 19, 2024, 07:25 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Andy Murray has previously said he is unlikely to continue his career after this summer. Frey/TPN/Getty Images Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has returned to the practice court after confirming that he’s not going to have surgery on his injured ankle. The 36-year-old Murray
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Associated Press Apr 18, 2024, 02:33 PM ET Open Extended Reactions BARCELONA, Spain — Casper Ruud defeated Jordan Thompson in straight sets to earn his season-leading 26th win and secure a spot in the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open on Thursday. The third-seeded Norwegian won 6-1, 6-4 to move one victory ahead of Australian Open
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