Tennis

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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5:30 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Liudmila Samsonova of Russia extended a remarkable summer run by clinching her third title in two months after beating rising Chinese player Zheng Qinwen 7-5, 7-5 at the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Sunday. No. 30-ranked Samsonova won in Washington and Cleveland in August and also reached the
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5:21 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Roger Federer‘s tearful farewell to his playing career is over. True to his word, the 20-time Grand Slam champion did not say goodbye to tennis. A day after heading into retirement with a Laver Cup doubles match alongside longtime rival Rafael Nadal — the pair sat crying, side-by-side,
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4:18 PM ET Tamara Korpatsch won the Budapest Open to claim the first WTA 125 title of her career, beating Viktoriya Tomova 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 6-0 in a final which lasted nearly three hours. It marked the biggest result of Korpatsch’s career as the German made up for the disappointment of losing the Andalucia Open final
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9:38 AM ET Simon Cambers Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Laver Cup on Saturday for personal reasons, his press spokesman confirmed to ESPN. The Spaniard partnered Roger Federer in his last ever professional match at the team competition between Europe and the rest of the world in London on Friday, losing out in a deciding
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5:19 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Stan Wawrinka put together his best performance in years to stun top seed Daniil Medvedev and reach the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open in Metz on Thursday. Despite letting slip a match point in the second set, the former world No. 3 went
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3:12 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — A former professional tennis player-turned-coach from Chile received a lifetime ban from the sport Thursday for a record-high number of match-fixing offenses. The International Tennis Integrity Agency said Sebastián Rivera was found guilty of 64 match-fixing offenses, “the highest number ever detected for a player by the ITIA
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9:27 AM ET Every word written to describe Roger Federer‘s incredible game was true, every misguided attempt at prose forgivable. He glided around the court, feet seemingly leaving the ground at his serve and not touching again until the point was over. He boasted the game’s best and most precise serve for nearly 20 years.
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