Tennis

6:12 AM ET Footballer Gerard Pique has hit back at critics of the revamped Davis Cup Finals, saying they will be a “festival of tennis”. The Barcelona defender played down concerns about changes to the traditional Davis Cup format and his role in the tournament at a draw ceremony for the Finals in Madrid. The
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10:19 PM ET Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Top-seeded defending champion Dominic Thiem of Austria advanced to the Argentina Open quarterfinals Thursday, beating Germany’s Maximilian Marterer 6-4, 6-4. Thiem will face Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas, a 6-4, 7-5 winner over Portugal’s Joao Sousa. Fourth-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina beat Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
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2:08 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Defending champion Croatia will meet Rafael Nadal‘s Spain in the first edition of the new Davis Cup Finals in November. 2019 Davis Cup Groups Group A Group D France Belgium Serbia Australia Japan Colombia Group B Group E Croatia Great Britain Spain Kazakhstan Russia Netherlands Group C Group
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1:03 AM ET Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — John Isner snapped a six-match losing streak, beating Bernard Tomic 7-6 (7), 6-4 on Wednesday in the second round of the New York Open. The top-seeded American needed six match points to finish off Tomic for his first victory since last year’s Paris Masters. He followed that
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11:28 PM ET Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Second-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini was eliminated from the Argentina Open by Spain’s Jaume Munar 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 on Wednesday in the round of 16. Fognini’s compatriot, third-seeded Marco Cecchinato, had better luck and won his tie with Chile’s Christian Garin 7-6 (4), 6-4. Cecchinato will play
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3:44 AM ET Kei Nishikori overcame Pierre-Hugues Herbert 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 at the Rotterdam Open Tuesday on his return from the knee injury which forced him to retire during his Australian Open quarterfinal against Novak Djokovic. The Japanese world No. 7 lost the first set to the Frenchman but bounced back to win the first
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10:41 PM ET Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Veteran David Ferrer of Spain advanced in the Argentina Open on Tuesday, beating eighth-seeded Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 7-6 (13), 6-3. Ferrer, a 36-year-old who has been ranked as high as No. 3, has pledged to retire in May. Also on Tuesday, fifth-seeded Joao Souza of
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12:21 AM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — No. 6 seed Nicolas Jarry of Chile was eliminated in the first round of the Argentina Open on Monday. Italian Lorenzo Sonego knocked out Jarry with a 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-3 victory at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club. Albert
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9:44 PM ET ESPN News Services RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond City Council has approved a proposal to rename a historic street after tennis champion Arthur Ashe Jr. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that on Monday the council backed an ordinance renaming Boulevard after Richmond native Ashe. He was the first black player selected to the
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