Tennis

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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7:36 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer, and for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport. Federer bid adieu Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that
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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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3:08 AM ET Naomi Osaka‘s title defence at her home Pan Pacific Open ended on Thursday when the former world number one withdrew ahead of her second-round match against Beatriz Haddad Maia due to abdominal pain. “I am really sorry that I am not able to compete today,” said four-time Grand Slam winner Osaka, who
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5:53 PM ET American Sebastian Korda beat No. 3 seed Lorenzo Musetti to advance to the final eight of the Moselle Open on Wednesday. Korda, 22, beat Musetti 6-3, 7-6 (6) in 1 hour, 41 minutes and will face either Lorenzo Sonego or Gilles Simon. 1 Related Elsewhere, Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi beat compatriot Ugo Humbert
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6:25 AM ET Simon Cambers Roger Federer said he will play just one doubles match at this weekend’s Laver Cup in what would be his last professional match. The 41-year-old Swiss star announced his impending retirement last week, having failed to recover sufficiently from his most recent knee operation to resume his career. At a
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10:03 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Elise Mertens won the first three games before Typhoon Nanmadol forced the match to be halted, and then won the next three when they resumed in a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Qiang Wang on Monday at the Pan Pacific Open. Wang was serving when the rain started, forcing
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3:51 AM ET Roger Federer is set to make a last-minute decision on his participation in the Laver Cup, his physical trainer has said. Last week 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer announced he would be retiring from professional tennis after a series of knee operations and said the Laver Cup would be his last official
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4:07 PM ET Associated Press Linda Fruhvirtova, 17, completed a magnificent breakthrough week by claiming her first WTA Tour singles title at the Chennai Open on Sunday. The Czech teenager defeated third seed Magda Linette of Poland 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and is now projected to make her top 100 debut Monday. Fruhvirtova showed her maturity
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3:32 PM ET Associated Press Carlos Alcaraz is producing the goods for his country as well as himself. Seven days after winning his first Grand Slam tournament, the top-ranked Alcaraz beat Kwon Soon-woo in straight sets in the Davis Cup Finals to secure Spain’s victory over South Korea and a spot in the quarterfinals as
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2:49 PM ET Associated Press GLASGOW, Scotland — Botic van de Zandschulp and Tallon Griekspoor won their singles against Americans Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul for the Netherlands to finish top of their Davis Cup finals group on Saturday. Van de Zandschulp settled the tie when he defeated Fritz, the world No. 12, 6-4, 7-6
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4:53 PM ET Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain — Felix Auger-Aliassime ruined the homecoming of Carlos Alcaraz after fighting back to beat the world’s newest top-ranked player 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-2 to level Canada with Spain at 1-1 in the Davis Cup on Friday. Spaniards flocked to Valencia to see 19-year-old Alcaraz in his first match
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