Japan take control of world playoff v Brazil

  Osaka (Japan) (AFP) – Japan took a stranglehold of their Davis Cup world group playoff with Brazil on Friday as Yuichi Sugita and Go Soeda won the opening day’s singles, albeit in contrasting fashion. Sugita [...]


Rafael Nadal cruises to third U.S. Open title in straight sets over Kevin Anderson

Rafael Nadal claimed his third U.S. Open title and 16th Grand Slam singles title with a straight set thrashing of South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. The 28th-ranked South African tested Nadal early as the [...]


Maria Sharapova on Serena Williams: ‘We are not friends, not at all’

Like Patrick Ewing, Phil Mickelson, and anyone who’s ever had the misfortune to share a pool with Michael Phelps, Maria Sharapova has been a champion who’s lived under the shadow of an icon. For Sharapova, winner [...]


Tennis: Tomic boasts of ‘amazing’ achievements without trying

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Under-fire Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has boasted of his “amazing” achievements in the sport and winning millions of dollars in prize money despite not really trying hard throughout his career. In a [...]


Ferrer ends near two-year wait for tennis title

Bastad (Sweden) (AFP) – Spaniard David Ferrer claimed his first ATP Tour title in almost two years by seeing off Alexandr Dolgopolov to win the clay-court tournament in Bastad for the third time on Sunday. The [...]


Nastase banned from Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019

LONDON (AP) — Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania’s captain during a Fed Cup tie in April. In [...]


Loser Rublev gets winning feeling

Umag (Croatia) (AFP) – Russian lucky loser Andrey Rublev reached his first ATP World Tour final on Saturday with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 win over Croatian wild card Ivan Dodig at the Umag clay court tournament. [...]


Isner to face Aussie qualifier Ebden in Newport final

Washington (AFP) – Top seed John Isner blasted 15 aces to defeat fellow American Bjorn Fratangelo 6-2, 6-4 Saturday, booking an ATP Hall of Fame Open final against Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden. Isner has not faced [...]