Tennis

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after scoring a point against Canada's Denis Shapovalov during their tennis singles match of the Davis Cup final in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 24, 2019 - 2:34 pm
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal beat Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 7-6 (7) to give Spain its sixth Davis Cup title with a win over first-time finalist Canada on Sunday. Roberto Bautista Agut, playing three days after the death of his father, had given Spain a 1-0 lead by beating Félix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (3), 6...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, and Feliciano Lopez celebrate after winning their Davis Cup semifinal doubles match against Great Britain's Jamie Murray and his partner Neal Skupski in Madrid, Spain, early Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 23, 2019 - 6:04 pm
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal won his singles and doubles in leading Spain to a 2-1 comeback win over Britain to put the hosts back in the Davis Cup final on Saturday. Nadal and Feliciano López defeated Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8) in the decisive doubles to secure Spain its first...
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Workers add the finishing touches at the Plaza de Toros bullfighting ring that has been converted into a tennis court to host an exhibition tennis match between Swiss great Roger Federer and German rival Alexander Zverev, in Mexico City, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 22, 2019 - 4:05 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — For 73 years, Mexico City’s Plaza de Toros bullring has hosted hundreds of bullfights, but on Saturday it will become a tennis court, as Roger Federer faces Germany’s Alexander Zverev. Saturday’s match is the fourth stop in a tour of Latin America by the tennis greats. It will be...
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Russia's Karen Khachanov, right, and Andrey Rublev celebrate after winning the Davis Cup quarterfinal doubles match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 22, 2019 - 3:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic played singles and doubles but couldn’t prevent Serbia from losing to Russia 2-1 in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday, while Britain made the last four by beating Germany without Andy Murray. Djokovic defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-3 to even the score at 1-1, then...
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Great Britain's Andy Murray serves during the Davis Cup tennis match against Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 20, 2019 - 10:09 am
MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray had been in a similar position before, struggling and needing a big comeback to pull off an important victory. And like he’s done so many times in his career, he again came through with a big rally, this time to give Britain a point in his return to the Davis Cup. Murray...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Russia's Karen Khachanov during their Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 19, 2019 - 5:07 pm
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s hopes alive against Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals on Tuesday. The top-ranked Spaniard defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 7-6 (7) to level the series 1-1 after Andrey Rublev had rallied to beat Roberto Bautista-Agut 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (0) in the first match...
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Canada's Vasek Pospisil celebrates a point during the Davis Cup tennis match against Italy's Fabio Fognini in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 18, 2019 - 12:55 pm
MADRID (AP) — Costume-wearing fans, boisterous crowds, exciting matches. Old traditions were preserved when the revamped Davis Cup began a new era on Monday in Madrid. As the 18-team Davis Cup Finals got underway in its new weeklong World Cup-style format at the “Magic Box” tennis complex, fans...
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Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates winning a point against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their ATP World Tour Finals semifinal tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 16, 2019 - 6:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — The first time Dominic Thiem played at the ATP Finals, he was handed an unknown Greek teenager as a hitting partner in training. Three years later, Thiem is facing that same player in the final of the season-ending tournament. Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev in the...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning match point against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 13, 2019 - 12:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Facing match point at 5-1 down in the third set, Rafael Nadal gave himself about a one-in-a-thousand chance of beating Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals. Those odds turned out to be more than good enough for the top-ranked Spaniard. Nadal saved that match point with a perfect drop...
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Alexander Zverev of Germany plays a return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 11, 2019 - 4:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Alexander Zverev pulled off another big win at the ATP Finals, beating top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4 Monday for his first career victory over the Spaniard. Nadal had a 5-0 record against Zverev but had an uncharacteristically mistake-filled performance at the O2...
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