Tennis

2:56 PM ET Andy Murray completed his extraordinary comeback to tennis on Sunday evening when the Scot and his partner, Feliciano Lopez, defeated Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram 7-6 (6), 5-7, 10-5 in the Queen’s doubles final. The victory marked a second title in one day for Lopez, who was crowned singles champion in the
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10:38 AM ET Ashleigh Barty will become the first Australian in 43 years to climb to the top of the WTA singles ranking after she won the Birmingham Classic grasscourt title. Barty, 23, beat Germany’s Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-5 in the final, meaning she will knock Japan’s Naomi Osaka off the summit when the new
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6:37 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr.’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia has renamed a major thoroughfare after him, after years of effort. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that thousands of people attended Saturday’s ceremony to celebrate the formal renaming of Arthur Ashe Boulevard. The event drew several elected
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11:34 AM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Roger Federer will play David Goffin in the final as he bids for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title on Sunday. Federer defeated the 43rd-ranked Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-3, 6-3 and Goffin brought an end to Matteo Berrettini‘s eight-match winning streak with a 7-6 (4), 6-3
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8:39 AM ET Ashleigh Barty is one win away from joining Australian tennis royalty after booking her spot in the Birmingham Classic final. Barty, after beating Czech veteran Barbora Strycova in Saturday’s semi-final, will become only the fifth Aussie world No.1 if she wins Sunday’s decider against Petra Martic or Julia Goerges. If she succeeds,
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10:57 AM ET No.1 Stefanos Tsitsipas is out of the Queen’s Club Championships after losing in straight sets to Felix Auger Aliassime in the quarterfinals on Friday. Auger Aliassime, 18, was assured in his victory, serving seven aces on his way to confirming his place in last four. He claimed the match’s first break of
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3:33 PM ET No. 1 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas is out of the Queen’s Club Championships after losing to Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals on Friday. Auger-Aliassime, 18, becomes the youngest player in 20 years to reach the semifinals of the tournament and was assured in his victory, serving seven aces. He claimed the
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10:32 AM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Roger Federer defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the Halle Open semifinals for the 15th time in his last 15 appearances on Friday. Federer, who is bidding for a tournament record-extending 10th title and a personal record 10th in a single event, saved four
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3:16 PM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Roger Federer survived a scare in his bid for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title with a 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday. The Swiss great was in control after taking his third set point in the opener and starting the second set
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9:37 AM ET ESPN News Services Juan Martin del Potro has suffered a second fracture in his right knee in the past year, a spokesman for the Argentine tennis player tweeted Thursday. Del Potro withdrew from the Queen’s Club grass-court event Wednesday after injuring his knee during a 7-5, 6-4 win over Denis Shapovalov in
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4:40 PM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Defending champion Borna Coric outlasted Portuguese qualifier Joao Sousa 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) to reach the quarterfinals of the Halle Open on Wednesday. Coric, who defeated Roger Federer in last year’s final, saved seven of the nine break points he faced and took his match point
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5:19 PM ET Juan Martin del Potro powered past Canadian Denis Shapovalov 7-5, 6-4 and into the second round of the Queen’s Club Championships Wednesday as spells of rain again caused headaches for tournament organisers. The Argentine sent down 11 aces and needed only two breaks of serve to beat world No. 25 Shapovalov on
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3:52 PM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Roger Federer began his bid for a record-extending 10th Halle Open title with a 7-6 (1), 6-3 win over Australia’s John Millman on Tuesday, with defending champion Borna Coric also advancing. Federer, who lost to Coric in last year’s final, hit nine aces and saved the only
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3:13 PM ET Associated Press HALLE, Germany — Alexander Zverev and Karen Khachanov bounced back from disappointments in Stuttgart last week to reach the second round of the Halle Open on Monday. Second-seeded Zverev defeated Robin Haase 6-4, 7-5, while Khachanov celebrated his first match as a top-10 player with a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win
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