Tennis

5:53 AM ET Turin’s Pala Alpitour stadium will host the ATP Finals from 2021-2025, replacing London, the governing body of men’s tennis said on Wednesday. Turin was picked ahead of Manchester, Singapore, Tokyo and London which were among the five shortlisted venues after more than 40 cities worldwide had expressed an interest to host the
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1:17 PM ET Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Barcelona Open in the second round Tuesday, continuing his troubled start to 2019. The German, who joined the tournament on a late wildcard, was beaten 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) by lucky loser Nicolas Jarry. World No. 3 Zverev, who is looking to improve on his disappointing
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12:09 PM ET ESPN News Services Two-time Grand Slam runner-up Kevin Anderson is skipping the clay-court swing this season because of a lingering right elbow injury. Anderson announced Tuesday via a post on Twitter that he is withdrawing from the French Open, as well as tuneup tournaments in Estoril, Madrid and Rome. “After discussing with
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10:05 AM ET Simona Halep, the WTA’s second-ranked player, has withdrawn from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. Halep tweeted that she hurt her hip playing for Romania in the Fed Cup last weekend. “I fell and landed badly on my hip during Fed Cup and I need to take the right precautions
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8:32 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Tennis broadcaster and coach Justin Gimelstob pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles on Halloween 2017. The district attorney’s office says the 42-year-old former pro tennis player was sentenced Monday to three years of probation, 60 days of community service
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8:16 PM ET Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens won matches to give the United States a 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Kenin, a late replacement for Madison Keys, beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-3, 7-6 (4) to wrap up the match at Freeman Coliseum.
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11:06 AM ET Associated Press MONACO (AP) – Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his career after beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final. The Italian’s first title of the year was his ninth overall but first at Masters level. It came the day after he stunned defending champion
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9:25 AM ET Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia — Australia advanced to the Fed Cup final for the first time in more than a quarter century after Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur beat Aryna Sabalenka and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5, 3-6 6-2 in a decisive doubles match Sunday. Australia will play in the final for
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11:35 AM ET Rafael Nadal has been knocked out of the Monte Carlo Masters after suffering a shock 6-4, 6-2 defeat to Fabio Fognini in the semifinals. It is the second upset in as many days at the Masters with world No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic eliminated in the previous round. Fognini produced a sensational
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12:03 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Brazilian tennis player Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended again amid a corruption investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit. Souza had already been provisionally suspended on March 29 but was reinstated on April 8 following a successful appeal. The TIU says that the provisional suspension has been put
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10:19 AM ET Novak Djokovic is out of the Monte Carlo Masters after defeat to Daniil Medvedev Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Novak Djokovic has been eliminated from the Monte Carlo Masters after losing his quarterfinal 3-6, 6-4, 2-6 to No. 10 seed Daniil Medvedev. The world No. 1 fought back to level the match after losing the
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2:24 PM ET Novak Djokovic is out of the Monte Carlo Masters after defeat to Daniil Medvedev Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Novak Djokovic has been eliminated from the Monte Carlo Masters after losing his quarterfinal 3-6, 6-4, 2-6 to No. 10 seed Daniil Medvedev. The world No. 1 fought back to level the match after losing the
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4:39 PM ET Champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic turned in impressive displays to reach the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Thursday. 1 Related Nadal, chasing a record-extending 12th Monte Carlo title, broke Grigor Dimitrov‘s serve on four occasions to defeat the Bulgarian 6-4 6-1. After recovering from two break points down in his
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3:34 PM ET Associated Press MONACO — Back on his favorite surface, Rafael Nadal showed no lingering effects of a recent injury as he breezed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Roberto Bautista Agut. Nadal was making his season debut on clay and playing his
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7:00 PM ET World number one Novak Djokovic took out his frustration on the racket in a scrappy performance but did enough to overcome German Philipp Kohlschreiber in a 6-3 4-6 6-4 win in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. The Serb, who received a first round bye, clinched the first
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