Tennis

3:24 PM ET Associated Press BASEL, Switzerland — Second-seeded Alexander Zverev was eliminated in the first round of the Swiss Indoors on Tuesday, losing 7-6 (7), 6-4 to Taylor Fritz. Zverev led 4-0 in the first-set tiebreaker and later held a set point before Fritz took his chance to clinch it with an ace. The
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1:38 AM ET Associated Press SYDNEY — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt says he has been willing to overlook Nick Kyrgios‘s recent outbursts on the ATP Tour to select the talented but wayward star in his team for the revamped Davis Cup finals. Kyrgios is currently serving six months probation on the ATP tour after a
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4:14 PM ET Associated Press BASEL, Switzerland — Playing in his 1,500th tour-level match, Roger Federer needed just 53 minutes to cruise past German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1 Monday at his hometown Swiss Indoors event. The nine-time Basel champion hit 12 aces in the first-round match to extend his winning streak at St. Jakobhalle
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3:59 PM ET Associated Press Kei Nishikori, the 2014 U.S. Open runner-up, will have season-ending surgery on his right elbow. Nishikori’s manager, Olivier van Lindonk, said in an email Monday that the Japanese star will have a “small procedure removing two small bone spurs” in the elbow. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday. That means
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8:17 AM ET Andy Murray has been selected in Great Britain’s Davis Cup squad for next month’s inaugural finals. Murray, 32, has not represented Britain since 2016 and he was part of the squad to win the tournament the previous year. The Brit claimed his first singles title since returning from hip surgery with a
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2:07 PM ET Canada’s Denis Shapovalov captured his maiden ATP Tour title at the Stockholm Open on Sunday, easing past Filip Krajinovic 6-4 6-4 in the final. Despite two victories over top-10 opponents in his career, a first trophy had proved elusive for the 20-year-old but Shapovalov was not to be denied by his Serbian
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11:40 AM ET Associated Press LUXEMBOURG — Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat former doubles partner Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-1 to win the Luxembourg Open final on Sunday. The pair played together in doubles in 2017, but this was the first singles final between them. Ostapenko, a former French Open champion, won her third WTA singles
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10:56 AM ET Associated Press MOSCOW — Belinda Bencic recovered from a set down to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the Kremlin Cup final on Sunday. Third-seeded Bencic broke Pavlyuchenkova in the Russian’s first service game in both the second and third sets. Bencic hit eight aces despite landing just 54% of her
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3:00 PM ET Associated Press LUXEMBOURG — American teenagers Coco Gauff and Catherine McNally won their second WTA tour doubles title as a pairing, beating Kaitlyn Christian and Chile’s Alexa Guarachi at the Luxembourg Open on Saturday. Gauff and McNally won, 6-2, 6-2. Gauff lost in the first round of the singles tournament in Luxembourg,
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2:51 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print MOSCOW — Belinda Bencic booked the last spot at the season-end WTA finals on Saturday after beating Kristina Mladenovic in the Kremlin Cup semifinals. Bencic’s 6-3, 6-4 victory set up a Moscow final with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Karolina Muchova 6-4, 6-7 (6),
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