Tennis

3:34 PM ET Associated Press Top-ranked Novak Djokovic secured a victory for Serbia, 40-year-old Feliciano Lopez got defending champion Spain off to a solid start, and a young Italian team rolled past the 32-time champion United States in the Davis Cup finals on Friday. Djokovic beat Dennis Novak 6-3, 6-2 to give Serbia a 2-0
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4:50 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — Before any matches were played, Elias Ymer didn’t hesitate to say Sweden could succeed at the Davis Cup Finals despite being one of the lowest-ranked nations in the competition. He backed up his words with a great opening win on Thursday, then cheered on his brother Mikael in
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3:02 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — A member of Spain’s Davis Cup team has tested positive for the coronavirus and was put in isolation a day before its first match, the International Tennis Federation said Thursday. The ITF did not say who tested positive in the Spanish squad, which is made up of Carlos
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10:01 PM ET Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — The ATP Cup team event will kick off the slate of tuneup tournaments ahead of the Australian Open in January. Tennis Australia on Thursday said the Jan. 1-9 ATP Cup will be held in Sydney and will be followed by the new Sydney Tennis Classic, a combined
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5:13 AM ET Wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett, who completed the doubles calendar slam this year said he has been cleared to continue his career after a change in International Tennis Federation (ITF) classification rules. Britain’s 18-time Grand Slam champion Hewett has Perthes disease, which affects hip movement. Under initial changes to the ITF’s regulations
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2:38 AM ET Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai‘s video call with the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not address or alleviate the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) concern about her well-being, the WTA said on Monday. The whereabouts of Peng, a former doubles world No. 1, became a matter of international concern nearly
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12:43 PM ET Associated Press TURIN, Italy — If Alexander Zverev‘s performance this weekend is any indication, a lot can be expected from the third-ranked German in 2022. Zverev beat the top two players in consecutive matches to earn his second title at the ATP Finals. After eliminating No. 1 Novak Djokovic over three sets
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12:52 PM ET Associated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai took part in a 30-minute video call from Beijing with IOC officials and told them she was safe and well, the Olympic body said Sunday. The call came amid growing global alarm over Peng. Her appearance at a youth tennis event Sunday
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6:14 AM ET Associated Press BEIJING — An employee of Chinese state TV has posted photos of missing tennis star Peng Shuai online in a new effort to dispel concern about her disappearance after she accused a senior leader of sexual assault. The photos appeared Friday on Twitter, which cannot be seen by most internet
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