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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates defeating Serbia's Miomir Kecmanovic.(AP)

Rafael Nadal breezes into semi-finals at Acapulco tennis

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 02:13 PM IST
Top seed Nadal eased into the semi-finals with his best performance of the week as he continues to jackhammer his way through the men’s singles draw at the hardcourt event in Acapulco, Mexico.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev celebrates after his match.(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev celebrates after his match.(REUTERS)

Australian Open 2019: Medvedev cruises to set up Wawrinka last-16 clash

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 05:31 PM IST
Wawrinka, a former world number three who has never returned to his best since knee surgery in 2017, said he was happy to be in the second week of a Slam once again.
Benoit Paire of France reacts during his match against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia.(REUTERS)
Benoit Paire of France reacts during his match against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia.(REUTERS)

Benoit Paire, Ugo Humbert set up all French final in Auckland

Auckland | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Ugo Humbert attacked Isner at his strongest point, the serve, on his way to a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 victory, while fifth-seed Benoit Paire beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 7-6 (7/1), 6-2.
Canada's Denis Shapovalov reacts during his Quarter Final singles match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Canada's Denis Shapovalov reacts during his Quarter Final singles match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)

Denis Shapovalov falls to French qualifier Ugo Humbert in Auckland

Auckland | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 04:36 PM IST
There was only one break in each set of the evenly contested clash with Humbert winning 7-5, 6-4, clinching the victory with the Canadian’s sixth double fault.
Casper Ruud(REUTERS)
Casper Ruud(REUTERS)

Nadal praises young Norwegian slammed as ‘boring’ by Kyrgios

Perth | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 09:06 AM IST
The 21-year-old, a product of Nadal’s tennis academy in Mallorca, has beaten top-20 players John Isner and Fabio Fognini to make his mark at the international teams tournament in Australia.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia(AP)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia(AP)

Djokovic begins Shanghai defence with easy win

Shanghai | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 05:44 PM IST
Fresh from winning career title 76 in Tokyo, the world number one will play big-serving American John Isner in the last 16 after a 6-3, 6-3 victory
Team Europe's Roger Federer in action during his singles match against Team World's John Isner.(REUTERS)
Team Europe's Roger Federer in action during his singles match against Team World's John Isner.(REUTERS)

Roger Federer battles past John Isner to save Team Europe in Laver Cup

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Federer had to win a tense tie-break over world number 20 Isner to take the three points, smashing an ace on the final point to raise the roof in Geneva after the American had somehow shot wide with the court at his mercy.
Team Europe's Roger Federer in action during his singles match against Team World's Nick Kyrgios(REUTERS)
Team Europe's Roger Federer in action during his singles match against Team World's Nick Kyrgios(REUTERS)

Roger Federer beats Nick Kyrgios to put Europe ahead in Laver Cup

Geneva | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 09:11 PM IST
The 38-year-old Federer had won his last two matches against Kyrgios in straight sets, but dropped the opener in a tie-break.
File image of Nick Kyrgios(USA TODAY Sports)
File image of Nick Kyrgios(USA TODAY Sports)

Nick Kyrgios reverts to type with towel tantrum in Montreal

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 02:56 PM IST
Kyrgios’ outburst comes after the Australian seemed to be reinventing himself as a crowd favourite in the weeks following his Wimbledon defeat by Rafa Nadal.
John Isner celebrates after winning his fourth Newport ATP title.(Twitter)
John Isner celebrates after winning his fourth Newport ATP title.(Twitter)

John Isner beats Alexander Bublik for fourth Newport ATP title

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 08:59 AM IST
Isner, who was sidelined by a stress fracture in his left foot for three months after reaching the Miami final in March, was the top seed in the tournament that he also won in 2011, 2012 and 2017.
Colombia's Juan Sebastian Cabal (R) and Colombia's Robert Farah (L) celebrate beating France's Nicolas Mahut and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin won their men's doubles final(AFP)
Colombia's Juan Sebastian Cabal (R) and Colombia's Robert Farah (L) celebrate beating France's Nicolas Mahut and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin won their men's doubles final(AFP)

Wimbledon 2019: Cabal and Farah create men’s doubles history for Colombia

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Farah punched away a backhand volley winner on match point before promptly collapsing to the ground in triumph.
File image of Novak Djokovic(AFP)
File image of Novak Djokovic(AFP)

Djokovic says Gimelstob right to quit ATP board, praises contribution

Madrid | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 09:38 AM IST
The 42-year-old Gimelstob stepped down from his post amid controversy after pleading no contest in a Los Angeles courtroom to felony assault charges reduced by a judge to a misdemeanour.
Roger Federer, of Switzerland returns to John Isner, during the singles final of the Miami Open.(AP)
Roger Federer, of Switzerland returns to John Isner, during the singles final of the Miami Open.(AP)

Roger Federer back to third after Alexander Zverev’s Munich knockout, Naomi Osaka retain top spot

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 03:31 PM IST
Federer, who has won a record 20 Grand Slams, is making his return to clay at the Madrid Open this week after three years’ absence.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during the Miami Open tennis(AFP)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during the Miami Open tennis(AFP)

Djokovic heads into clay season secure as world number one

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 03:06 PM IST
The Serb is almost 2,500 points ahead of Rafael Nadal while third-placed Alexander Zverev will hope to pick up points.
Roger Federer, of Switzerland,holds the trophy after defeating John Isner in the singles final.(AP)
Roger Federer, of Switzerland,holds the trophy after defeating John Isner in the singles final.(AP)

ATP Rankings: Roger Federer jumps to fourth spot after Miami triumph

Miami | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 03:47 PM IST
The Swiss great switched places with Austria’s Dominic Thiem, who had briefly climbed to fourth after defeating Federer in the final at Indian Wells two weeks ago.
File image of Roger Federer.(AP)
File image of Roger Federer.(AP)

Roger Federer refutes Stefanos Tsitsipas preferential treatment claim

Miami | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 10:47 AM IST
Swiss great Roger Federer has refuted claims by Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas that the most experienced players on the ATP Tour receive preferential treatment from officials.
Roger Federer, of Switzerland, reacts after defeating John Isner in the singles final of the Miami Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Miami Gardens(AP)
Roger Federer, of Switzerland, reacts after defeating John Isner in the singles final of the Miami Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Miami Gardens(AP)

Roger Federer defeats Isner in Miami final for 101st title

Miami | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 01:04 AM IST
Federer has been the form player in South Florida and his performance against big-serving Isner proved it as the 33-year-old home-nation hero was overwhelmed by the Swiss star’s incredible consistency.
File image of Roger Federer.(AFP)
File image of Roger Federer.(AFP)

Roger Federer ready for John Isner shoot-out for Miami crown

Miami | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 10:31 AM IST
Roger Federer produced a 6-2, 6-4 masterclass at Hard Rock Stadium to leave up-and-coming star Denis Shapovalov, who grew up idolizing the Swiss, chasing shadows during a difficult first set.
Roger Federer returns a shot against Kevin Anderson during their Miami Open clash.(USA TODAY Sports)
Roger Federer returns a shot against Kevin Anderson during their Miami Open clash.(USA TODAY Sports)

Miami Open: Roger Federer beats Kevin Anderson to set up Denis Shapovalov clash

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 10:22 AM IST
Roger Federer gained a measure of revenge against Wimbledon nemesis Kevin Anderson, beating the South African 6-0 6-4 at the Miami Open on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering semi-final against a player barely half his age
Roger Federer returns a volley to Daniil Medvedev during their Miami Open clash.(AP)
Roger Federer returns a volley to Daniil Medvedev during their Miami Open clash.(AP)

Roger Federer ready for Kevin Anderson barrage after Miami romp

Miami | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 11:17 AM IST
Roger Federer is preparing himself for a barrage of Kevin Anderson big serves after the Swiss superstar sealed his place in the ATP and WTA Miami Open quarter-finals in just 61 minutes on Wednesday
Novak Djokovic after his loss against Roberto Bautista Agut at the Miami Open.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic after his loss against Roberto Bautista Agut at the Miami Open.(AFP)

Miami Open: Roberto Bautista Agut stuns Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty topples Petra Kvitova

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 11:03 AM IST
Novak Djokovic’s pursuit of a record seventh Miami Open ATP title ended in dramatic fashion on Tuesday as Roberto Bautista Agut superbly recovered from a first set destruction to win 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 and book a place in the quarter-finals
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts while arguing a line call against Federico Delbonis of Argentina.(USA TODAY Sports)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts while arguing a line call against Federico Delbonis of Argentina.(USA TODAY Sports)

Novak Djokovic beats Federico Delbonis, stays on track for seventh Miami Open title

Miami | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 08:22 AM IST
Djokovic found it tough going against an unseeded opponent before prevailing in two hours in the Florida twilight.
Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand against Kyle Edmund at the Indian Wells.(AFP)
Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand against Kyle Edmund at the Indian Wells.(AFP)

Indian Wells Masters: Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, steam into quarters

Indian Wells, United States | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 09:13 AM IST
Former champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal edged closer to a blockbuster semi-final showdown at the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Wednesday with brisk fourth-round wins
Australia's Nick Kyrgios hits a return to John Isner, of the United States.(AP)
Australia's Nick Kyrgios hits a return to John Isner, of the United States.(AP)

Nick Kyrgios to face Alexander Zverev in Mexico Open final

Acapulco | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 02:05 PM IST
Kyrgios, the former world number 13 who has slipped to 72nd in the rankings, defeated Isner 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (9/7), following victories over 17-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal and three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka.
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his match against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka.(REUTERS)
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his match against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka.(REUTERS)

Nick Kyrgios out-lasts Stan Wawrinka to reach Mexico Open semi-finals

Acapulco | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 12:19 PM IST
Kyrgios out-lasted Wawrinka 7-5, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4 to book a meeting with either John Isner or John Millman for a place in the final.
John Isner of the US hits a return against Reilly Opelka of the US.(AFP)
John Isner of the US hits a return against Reilly Opelka of the US.(AFP)

John Isner, Daniel Evans advance to ATP Delray Beach semi-finals

Miami | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 02:05 PM IST
Isner, who has dropped only one set in seven career wins over the left-hander, needed only 93 minutes to book a spot in the last four against Britain’s Daniel Evans.
File image of John Isner.(Getty Images)
File image of John Isner.(Getty Images)

ATP Delray Beach Open: John Isner beats Lukas Lacko to enter quarterfinals

Miami | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 09:01 AM IST
Isner fired 18 aces, saved both break points he faced and broke Lacko three times on the way to victory, his fourth in four career meetings with Lacko.
United States' John Isner reacts during his first round match against compatriot Reilly Opelka at the Australian Open.(AP)
United States' John Isner reacts during his first round match against compatriot Reilly Opelka at the Australian Open.(AP)

Australian Open 2019: Ninth seed John Isner toppled in battle of the giants

Melbourne | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 12:49 PM IST
The 6ft 10in (2.08m) John Isner was beaten by 6ft 11in (2.11m) fellow American Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/5) in a battle of the giants.
File photo of John Isner.(Reuters)
File photo of John Isner.(Reuters)

Top-seeded John Isner crashes out of ASB Classic

Auckland, New Zealand | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 04:55 PM IST
Taylor Fritz achieved the rare feat of breaking John Isner’s serve in the fifth game of the first set before progressing to the third round at the expense of his fellow American
File picture of Roger Federer(AFP)
File picture of Roger Federer(AFP)

Federer, Kerber cautious on new Australian Open tie-break rule

Perth | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Speaking at the Hopman Cup in Perth this week, Federer -- who said he had been asked for his opinion on the change by tournament officials -- admitted marathon final sets would be missed by some.
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