‘Pain-free’ Federer aiming for Australian Open

Roger Federer is practising pain-free after undergoing two knee surgeries this year and said he expects to return to the circuit at the Australian Open in January. The 20-time Grand Slam singles champion reached the semifinals at Melbourne Park at the start of the year but missed the rest of the season after undergoing a … Read more ‘Pain-free’ Federer aiming for Australian Open

Murray suffers injury setback, out of Cologne

Andy Murray has suffered another injury setback and has pulled out of this week’s ATP Tour event in Germany due to a lingering pelvic problem, raising doubts over his participation for the remainder of the year. The former world No. 1 returned from a second hip surgery in January 2019 to win the Antwerp title … Read more Murray suffers injury setback, out of Cologne

Djere wins Sardegna Open for 2nd ATP Tour title

SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA, Sardinia — Laslo Djere of Serbia beat Italian wild card Marco Cecchinato to win the Sardegna Open on Sunday. Djere won 7-6 (3), 7-5, sealing the final with a deep backhand return. It was the 74th-ranked Djere’s second title. Both have come on clay and 11 of Djere’s 13 tour-level victories … Read more Djere wins Sardegna Open for 2nd ATP Tour title

Rublev wins fourth title of year, tying Djokovic

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Andrey Rublev joined Novak Djokovic as the only men to win four tour singles titles in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season as he beat Borna Coric 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Sunday in the final of the St. Petersburg Open. Rublev came back from 5-2 down to win the first-set tiebreak with a … Read more Rublev wins fourth title of year, tying Djokovic

Zverev wins Cologne Indoor to end title drought

COLOGNE, Germany — Alexander Zverev ended his 17-month wait for a title by drawing on the pain of his US Open final defeat to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-3 and win the Cologne Indoors on Sunday. Zverev has had a breakthrough year in Grand Slam tournaments with his first semifinal at the Australian Open in … Read more Zverev wins Cologne Indoor to end title drought

Rublev sets up final clash with Coric in Russia

Russian home favourite Andrey Rublev rallied from a set down to beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinal of the St Petersburg Open on Saturday to set up a title clash with Borna Coric. Rublev saved five of six break points to advance and took advantage in the final set when Shapovalov … Read more Rublev sets up final clash with Coric in Russia

Zverev to meet Auger-Aliassime in Cologne final

COLOGNE, Germany — Alexander Zverev moved one win from a third title in his native Germany on Saturday and will play Felix Auger-Aliassime in the final of the Cologne Indoors tournament. Top-seeded Zverev defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the semifinals. The 20-year-old Auger-Aliassime also beat a Spanish opponent and second-seeded Roberto Bautista … Read more Zverev to meet Auger-Aliassime in Cologne final

Wimbledon plans ’21 return, with or without fans

WIMBLEDON, England — The Wimbledon tennis tournament is planning its comeback in 2021. Wimbledon was the only Grand Slam tournament canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the All England Club announced plans Friday for its return next year. “Staging The Championships in 2021 is our number one priority and we are actively … Read more Wimbledon plans ’21 return, with or without fans

Top seed Zverev progresses in Cologne

Top-seeded Alexander Zverev advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cologne Indoors by beating Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-1 on Thursday. Zverev was playing indoors for the first time this year after a mixed record on indoor hard courts in 2019. He has been strong in those conditions in the past with three career indoor titles, including … Read more Top seed Zverev progresses in Cologne

Novak upsets Paire to reach quarterfinals

Dennis Novak reached his first ATP tour quarterfinal by beating fourth-seeded Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday at the Cologne Indoors. Paire struggled with his serve, landing just 46% of first serves and double-faulting four times in the second-round match. Paire, who had a first-round bye in Cologne, is 1-5 since the tour resumed amid … Read more Novak upsets Paire to reach quarterfinals