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John Isner not worried about his slow start to the season ... yet

Feb 13, 2019 09:00 AM EDT

It's just a matter of time before John Isner turns around another tough start to the season, right? He sure hopes so.


Thiem moves on to Argentina quarters; Ferrer out

Feb 14, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

Defending champ Dominic Thiem defeated Maximilian Marterer in straight sets to advance to the Argentina Open quarterfinals. David Ferrer, playing in one of his final tournaments, fell in three sets.


Tiafoe upset in first match since Aussie Open run

Feb 14, 2019 09:57 PM EDT

Frances Tiafoe lost his first match since the Australian Open quarterfinals, falling to Jason Jung of Taiwan 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday night in the second round of the New York Open.


Croatia draws Spain, Russia in new Davis Cup

Feb 14, 2019 02:16 PM EDT

Defending champion Croatia will meet Rafael Nadal's Spain in the first edition of the new Davis Cup Finals in November.


Nishikori, Tsonga both advance in Rotterdam

Feb 14, 2019 05:02 PM EDT

Top seed Kei Nishikori secured his place in the Rotterdam Open quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-4 demolition of Ernests Gulbis. Also moving on Thursday were Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Daniil Medvedev.


Halep, Kerber reach Qatar Open semifinals

Feb 14, 2019 04:13 PM EDT

Top seed Simona Halep will face Elina Svitolina in the semifinals of the Qatar Open after battling past Julia Goerges, while Angelique Kerber is also through to the final four.


Opelka ousts Mannarino in 3 at New York Open

Feb 12, 2019 08:45 PM EDT

American Reilly Opelka ousted No. 5 seed and 2018 semifinalist Adrian Mannarino of France 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Tuesday at the New York Open.


Osaka splits with coach 2 weeks after Aussie title

Feb 11, 2019 05:04 PM EDT

Naomi Osaka, ranked No. 1 in the world, has split with coach Sascha Bajin just over two weeks removed from winning second consecutive Grand Slam title.


Federer isn't the GOAT, and neither is Nadal nor Djokovic

Feb 11, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

Is it a mere coincidence the three all-time Grand Slam winners are playing in the same era? Perhaps not, and that's a telling sign.


Inside Djoker: Making the case for GOAT

Jan 28, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

Considering Novak Djokovic's age, health and thirst for domination, he's not only great -- in the end, he could be the greatest of all time.


Love it or hate it, let's give the new Davis Cup format a chance

Feb 05, 2019 03:53 PM EDT

It's polarizing to say the least, but the new Davis Cup format kicked off this past weekend, and the early returns suggest everything is going to be OK.


ICYMI at Australian Open: Djokovic, Osaka and the best stories from Down Under

Jan 27, 2019 01:52 AM EDT

Well, that's a wrap on the Aussie Open. Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka stood out from their rivals, but there was much more that went on Down Under.


So much for the hype: The Aussie Open final was Novak Djokovic at his best

Jan 27, 2019 09:50 AM EDT

What was supposed to be an epic encounter between the world's top two players turned into The Novak Djokovic Show -- again.


Everything you need to know about Novak Djokovic's record-setting seventh Australian Open title

Jan 27, 2019 08:31 AM EDT

Dominant. That in a nutshell was Novak Djokovic on Sunday against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. Here's what the title means.


Finally, Australian Open champ Naomi Osaka has the moment she deserved

Jan 26, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

Naomi Osaka won another Grand Slam title, but unlike the US Open last September, she left Rod Laver Arena with a proper celebration.


Plenty of silver lining in Petra Kvitova's loss in the Australian Open final

Jan 26, 2019 09:34 AM EDT

Petra Kvitova might not have completed the fairytale comeback by winning the Australian Open, but just being in Melbourne was a significant victory in itself.


How Naomi Osaka grew up before our very eyes

Jan 26, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

She's just 21 years old, but Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka showed great poise when it mattered most.


Memorable comeback or great collapse? A closer look at Serena's loss Down Under

Jan 23, 2019 06:06 AM EDT

Was Serena Williams feeling the pressure or was Karolina Pliskova too good during a stunning turn of events at the Australian Open? In reality, it was both.


How the Australian Open evolved from the Struggling Slam into the Super Slam

Jan 21, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

There was a time when the Australian Open was merely an afterthought in the Grand Slam season. Here's how that changed.


Rift among its players creating uncertain future for ATP Tour

Jan 18, 2019 02:00 AM EDT

The debate about whether ATP executive chairman and president Chris Kermode's contract should be renewed is tense, and it's only going to get more heated until there's a resolution.


Tomic, Hewitt circus overshadows the real show

Jan 18, 2019 04:38 AM EDT

For the first time in years, Australians are having success at the Australia Open, yet everyone has wrapped up in the ongoing feud between Bernard Tomic and Lleyton Hewitt.


Was Serena singled out in the US Open final? Here's what 73 matches told us

Jan 15, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

There is still much debate over whether Serena Williams was wrongfully penalized by chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the US Open women's final. Since then, we've watched dozens of matches to find out if the numbers land on either side of the argument.


If this was Andy Murray's final act, it was one we won't soon forget

Jan 14, 2019 09:58 AM EDT

Andy Murray gave everything he had at the Australian Open, but in the end, his will wasn't quite enough to keep up with his ailing hip.


Battling Murray falls to defeat, hints at future

Jan 14, 2019 07:14 AM EDT

Murray suffered defeat on what was potentially his Australian Open farewell, falling to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round, but his fight from two sets down was the story of the day.


A voice for equality, Andy Murray's influence goes well beyond his on-court accomplishments

Jan 12, 2019 01:26 AM EDT

The players spoke one by one on media day at the Australian Open, and there was one common theme: Andy Murray will be missed.


Andy Murray's hip gave out, but it's his heart we'll remember

Jan 10, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

Andy Murray played during an impossible era of tennis, playing through an uphill fight for his entire career. Still, he never stopped pushing. He has been a fighter -- and then some.


Clutch, time pressure, injury prevention plans: How analytics could revolutionize tennis

Jan 10, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

After lagging behind almost every other sport for years, tennis is on the brink of a data revolution that could forever change how we understand -- and play -- the game.


How shooting hoops is helping ground Kyrgios

Jan 11, 2019 01:09 AM EDT

As an avid follower of the NBA and a former junior basketballer, Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios says shooting hoops helps keep him grounded on the tennis court.


Why tennis' final-set tiebreakers are both a solution and a problem

Dec 28, 2018 08:20 AM EDT

Yes, we like to see tennis finally doing something about its never-ending matches, but a little consistency across the Slams would be nice.


Tiebreak deciders to be used at Aussie Open

Dec 28, 2018 08:20 AM EDT

In a move that follows Wimbledon and the US Open, Australian Open organisers have opted for a first-to-10 points tiebreak with a two-point advantage at 6-6 in the final set in the men's and women's draw.


The tennis coaching business is booming, but it has never been more chaotic

Dec 17, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

Want to be a tennis coach? There's plenty of opportunity on tour, but it comes with a caveat: It isn't the most stable business.


The Dominant 20: We rank the best athletes of 2018

Dec 11, 2018 03:07 PM EDT

Comebacks? Records? Those are nice. But Peter Keating says the 20 most dominant athletes of 2018 made our list by redefining the impossible.


At Wimbledon, is it a tiebreaker or a backbreaker?

Nov 29, 2018 03:55 PM EDT

Wimbledon's announced fifth-set tiebreaker seemed progressive, but the 12-all tiebreaker's wear on the winner will still be damaging.


On ATP Tour, change doesn't always come back correctly

Nov 29, 2018 03:55 PM EDT

The ATP tinkered, altered and adjusted to try to quicken play -- all with the hope that a good time would be had by all.


 


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