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'Very proud' Murray wins first ATP title since 2017

Oct 21, 2019 - 1:02 PM

From contemplating retirement earlier this year due to chronic hip pain, Andy Murray works his way back to top form for his 46th career title

COMEBACK. Andy Murray says winning the European Open "means a lot." Photo from Twitter/@atptour

Kyrgios on 'best behavior' after tennis suspension

Sep 27, 2019 - 11:08 AM

After a series of on-court meltdowns, the temperamental Nick Kyrgios promises to be in his 'best behavior' for the next 6 months

FIREBRAND. The ATP orders Nick Kyrgios to seek a specialist in behavioral management. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Mercurial Kyrgios slapped with 16-week ban

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:07 PM

After Nick Kyrgios' several on-court outbursts, the ATP mandates the Australian tennis star to see a specialist in behavioral management

VOLATILE. The ever controversial NIck Kyrgios can still appeal the ATP suspension. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic in Brisbane, Nadal in Perth as ATP Cup draw made

Sep 16, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The ATP Cup, the lead-up to the next Australian Open, will feature 24 nations split into 6 groups

TENNIS GREATS. Novak Djokovic will lead Serbia while Rafael Nadal will spearhead Spain. File photo by Nic Bothman/AFP

Murray routs French teen for 1st singles comeback win

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray sweeps past French 17-year-old Imran Sibille

COMEBACK. Andy Murray continues his climb back to the top with his first singles match win in the 2019 ATP Challenger Tour. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Murray hoping for match practice, faces $150 French player in Mallorca

Aug 26, 2019 - 8:06 PM

Andy Murray has shunned the bright lights of the US Open to play in a second-tier Challenger event as he continues his injury comeback

COMEBACK. Andy Murray is taking it slow as he seeks to regain his old form that saw him win 3 Grand Slam titles. File Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Federer won't let Cincy setback spoil U.S. Open prep

Aug 16, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Roger Federer isn't exactly worried despite absorbing a shock loss a week before the US Open

Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Temperamental Kyrgios hits 'new low' in Cincinnati outburst

Aug 16, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios gets fined $113,000 and faces suspension after another on-court meltdown

EMBARRASSING. Australian media describes Nick Kyrgios’ latest meltdown as his 'most vile outburst yet.' Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Andy Murray to return to singles in Cincinnati next week

Aug 10, 2019 - 10:01 PM

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray gets back to singles competition months after fearing that his career has come to an end

ALL SET. Andy Murray gears up for his first competitive singles game since the Australian Open in January. Photo from AFP

Nadal, Federer make joint decision to re-enter ATP politics

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have been on the opposite side of ATP Council president and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic on various controversial issues

Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Eager Nadal leads ATP Montreal field

Aug 04, 2019 - 5:30 PM

As Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic take a break from action, Rafael Nadal returns to court to be 'well prepared and ready' for the US Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after a point against Australia's Matthew Ebden during their men's singles match on day three of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 16, 2019. (Photo by Peter PARKS / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --

Murray moves nearer return as Tsitsipas inches into top 5

Aug 03, 2019 - 2:05 PM

'Physically, I'm so much better now. To be competing again and pain-free is brilliant,' says former world No. 1 Andy Murray

BACK SOON. After fearing that his operation could force him into retirement, Andy Murray is back practicing singles. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP)

Nadal calls Wimbledon seedings 'unfair'

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Rafael Nadal argues that the ATP should have more say over the Wimbledon seedings

'UNFAIR'. Rafael Nadal calls out Wimbledon for seeding him at No.3 when he's current the World No. 2.  File photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Federer looks to Wimbledon after 10th Halle title: 'It sets me up nicely'

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:09 AM

'Often when it went well for me here, I also had successful Wimbledons,' says Roger Federer after winning a record 10th Halle crown

GRASS KING. Roger Federer cops the Halle title to stay unbeaten in grass this season. Photo by Carmen Jaspersen/AFP

Federer looks ahead to life after tennis: 'My future is open'

Jun 23, 2019 - 2:43 PM

'It's a shame, because I am at the end of my career now, and it has gone by so quickly,' says Roger Federer

STILL AT IT. Roger Federer reaches another ATP final event at the Halle Open. Photo by William West/AFP

Kyrgios fined heavily for Queen's antics

Jun 22, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios gets slapped with a near $20,000 fine for separate counts of unsportsmanlike behavior

NOTORIOUS. Nick Kyrgios’ notoriety on and off court continues. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Djokovic tops ATP rankings ahead of Nadal, Federer

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The top 3 remains unchanged despite Rafael Nadal claiming the French Open title recently

STILL NO. 1. Novak Djokovic retains his top spot in the world rankings. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)

French Open winner Nadal still lagging Djokovic in rankings

Jun 10, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Nadal trails Djokovic by more than 4,000 points in the latest ATP rankings

CLAY KING. Rafael Nadal reasserts his status as king of clay with a 12th French Open title. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)

Federer back to 3rd in world rankings

May 06, 2019 - 6:11 PM

The 20-time Grand Slam winner will be making his return to clay after 3 years of absence

LEGENDS LEADING. Roger Federer trails rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the world rankings. Photo from ATP Tour's Twitter account (@ATP_Tour)

Djokovic heads into clay season secure as world No. 1

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:22 PM

The Serb is almost 2,500 points ahead of second-running Rafael Nadal

STRONGHOLD. Novak Djokovic has been at the top of the world rankings for 20 weeks now. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

After completing century, Federer rises in rankings

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:57 PM

Federer's Dubai Championship title catapults him to 4th place in the ATP rankings

BACK ON TRACK. Roger Federer relishes on his recent victories after a lackluster Australian Open bid. File photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

Zverev ATP Finals win hints at changing of the guard

Nov 19, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The 21-year-old defeats Novak Djokovic for the biggest title of his career

COMING OF AGE. Alexander Zverez leads the new generation of up-and-coming tennis players. File photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Djokovic crushes Isner in ATP Finals opener

Nov 13, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Novak Djokovic is a red-hot favorite to draw level on six titles at the season finale with Roger Federer

FAVORITE. Novak Djokovic sweeps John Isner in the ATP Finals opening game. File Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP.

Federer crashes to Nishikori in ATP Finals opener

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The loss dents the Swiss great's bid for a 100th title in his illustrious career

UNCHARACTERISTIC. Roger Federer produces an uncharacteristically error-prone and fractious display in the loss. File photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Rafael Nadal confirms season finished due to injury

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:16 AM

The Spaniard describes his season as 'very good in terms of tennis when I was able to play and very bad in terms of injuries'

DOUBLE WHAMMY. After surrendering the No. 1 world ranking to Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal will miss the rest of the season due to an ankle injury. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Djokovic returns to world No. 1

Nov 05, 2018 - 10:13 PM

The Serb regains the top world rank for the first time in over two years

BACK ON TOP. Novak Djokovic overtakes Rafael Nadal at the top. File photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Federer three wins from 100th title

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Just a week after capturing his 99th trophy in Basel, Roger Federer inches closer to another milestone in the Paris Masters

NEXT ROUND. Switzerland's Roger Federer will face Japan's Kei Nishikori in the Paris Masters quarterfinals. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Nadal pulls out of Paris, Djokovic takes world No. 1 spot

Nov 01, 2018 - 9:38 AM

Sidelined with injuries, Rafael Nadal relinquishes the top spot to Novak Djokovic

SWITCHING SPOTS. Serbia's Novak Djokovic (right) reclaims the top spot he held two years ago as Spain's Rafael Nadal drops out of the Paris Masters.  Photo by Nic Bothma/AFP

Rafael Nadal maintains lead as Russian breaks into ATP Top 20

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Russia's Karen Khachanov breaches into the Top 20 following his triumph in the Kremlin Cup

TIGHT GRIP. The top of the ATP rankings remain unchanged with Rafael Nadal keeping his hold of the No. 1 ranking. File photo by Oscar del Pozo/AFP

Novak Djokovic closing in on Rafael Nadal's No. 1 spot

Oct 15, 2018 - 8:17 PM

The Serbian improves to No. 2 and is now 215 points behind the Spaniard in the ATP rankings

RIVALRY. Novak Djokovic (left) lurks behind world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the world rankings. File photo by Nic Bothman/AFP

Rafael Nadal still untroubled atop ATP rankings

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:44 PM

The Spaniard has a comfortable lead over rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

UP BIG. Rafael Nadal is up 1360 points over the second-running Roger Federer. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Andy Murray climbs 457 places in ATP rankings

Aug 06, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The former world number one is continuing his comeback from an 11-month injury layoff

RISING THROUGH THE RANKS. Andy Murray is now ranked 357th. Photo by Martin Bernetti

Rafael Nadal sitting pretty atop ATP rankings

Jul 23, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The Spanish superstar is head and shoulders above the competition

AHEAD. Rafael Nadal has a comfortable margin over rival Roger Federer. File photo from Ben Stansall

Stich, Sukova join Tennis Hall of Fame

Jul 22, 2018 - 1:18 PM

Former world number two Michaael Stich and 14-time Grand Slam doubles champion Helena Sukova are the only 2018 inductees

Nadal ousts Federer to regain ATP rankings top spot

Jun 25, 2018 - 8:16 PM

A Roger Federer loss in the Halle Open allows Rafael Nadal to regain the No.1 ranking

FIERCE RIVALRY. Rafael Nadal (left) and Roger Federer exchange seats at the top. Nadal photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler and Federer photo by Tony Ashby/AFP

Zverev main threat to Nadal, bids to end Germany's 81-year French Open drought

May 22, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The 21-year-old German challenges the King of Clay as he aims to make it to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament

SECOND SEED. Germany's Alexander Zverev nabs second seed in the French Open after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem during their ATP Madrid Open final tennis match. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Nadal back in bullring for season-defining Davis Cup duty

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Nadal leads Spain into a home quarter-final against Germany at Valencia's iconic Plaza de Toros bullring, boasting a remarkable record in the tournament

RETURN. Rafael Nadal will return to world tennis in the Davis Cup, but he is far from being fully recovered from his hip injury. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Rafael Nadal reclaims ATP top spot as Roger Federer slips

Apr 02, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Rafael Nadal overtakes rival Roger Federer, who claimed No. 1 last February 18

NUMERO UNO. Spain's Rafael Nadal is back at the top spot in the ATP rankings. File photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Swiss star Federer showing no signs of slowing

Mar 08, 2018 - 1:41 PM

The oldest world number one is going for his 6th Indian Wells title

5 TITLES. Roger Federer of Switzerland lifts the trophy following victory over compatriot Stan Wawrinka in the men's singles final at the ATP Indian Wells Masters in Indian Wells, California on March 19, 2017. Federer defeated Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5. Photo by Frederic J. Brown.

Top of the world: Federer, 36, becomes oldest number one

Feb 17, 2018 - 10:51 AM

It is Federer's first time back at the summit since October 2012 having first claimed the top position in February 2004

WORLD NUMBER ONE. Roger Federer is the oldest world number one in history. Photo by Carmen Jaspersen/AFP

Federer cruises into his 43rd Grand Slam semis

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Federer sets up a semi-finals clash with South Korea's Chung Hyeon

BREEZE. Roger Federer downs long-time rival Tomas Berdych in straight sets.

Kerber, Chung continue into the semis of Aussie Open

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:56 PM

Keys manages to win only 3 games against Kerber

SEMIS. Chung Hyeon and Angelique Kerber cruise to the Australian Open semifinals. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP (Chung) and Paul Crock/AFP (Kerber)

Kerber and Keys set up quarter-final, Berdych fires up

Jan 22, 2018 - 1:27 PM

Germany's Kerber is the only Grand Slam champion left on the women's side of the draw

QUARTER-FINALS. Angelique Kerber (left) and Madison Keys (right) will battle it out in the last 8 to take a step towards the Grand Slam title. Photos by Greg Wood/AFP (Keys) and Paul Crock/AFP (Kerber)

Nadal fights off gutsy Schwartzman to reach quarters

Jan 21, 2018 - 5:40 PM

It is Rafael Nadal's 10th Australian Open quarter-final appearance

4 HOURS. Rafael Nadal survives 4-hour duel against Diego Schwartzman to reach the quarter-finals. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Cilic wins 100th Grand Slam match, advances to Open quarters

Jan 21, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Cilic is the first man to make it to the quarter-finals of the 2018 Australian Open

100. Marin Cilic wins his 100th Grand Slam win and advances to the last 8. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Djokovic powers into 11th Aussie Open 4th round

Jan 20, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Djokovic will next face Chung Hyeon in the 4th round

INJURY? Novak Djokovic makes defeats Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets despite feeling pain in his lower back. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Chung sends Zverev crashing out of Open

Jan 20, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Zverev fails to get past the 4th round once again

HISTORY. Chung Hyeon is the first South Korean man to reach the round of 16. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Nadal reaches 3rd round in straight sets

Jan 17, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Nadal continues his campaign in the Australian Open while battling last year's knee injury

3RD ROUND. Rafael Nadal only dropped one serve once in his dominant performance to reach the Australian Open 3rd round. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Raonic makes earliest Slam exit in 7 years

Jan 16, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Milos Raonic's last first round exit was in Roland Garros 2011

EARLY EXIT. Milos Raonic walks away from the Australian Open after his worst performance since 2011. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Djokovic leads push for new union for more prize money – reports

Jan 16, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Novak Djokovic's argument is reportedly based on his comparison to the payout of the NBA

HIGHER PAY. Djokovic is reported to be leading the rally for higher compensation for the players. Photo by Paul Crock/AFP