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Nadal wary of Thiem threat, Wawrinka revives past glories

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:19 PM

Rafael Nadal has beaten Dominic Thiem in all the 5 times they faced in Grand Slams, but he remains on his toes as he looks to reach the Australian Open semis

PICKING UP STEAM. Rafael Nadal says he is playing better as the Australian Open progresses. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Djokovic quits as Wawrinka advances; Federer rolls at U.S. Open

Sep 02, 2019 - 12:15 PM

After dropping the first two sets, injured Novak Djokovic retires against Stan Wawrinka in a shock end to his title defense bid

IN PAIN. Novak Djokovic’s injury problem resurfaces just a few days after saying he’s 'almost pain-free.' Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Under-the-radar Wawrinka lines up potential Djokovic clash

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:20 AM

After struggling with injuries, former champion Stan Wawrinka says he's glad to be back in the big stage even as a battle with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic looms

GRATEGUL. Swiss star Stan Wawrinka says he feels good after back-to-back matches. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Osaka romps as Halep and Raonic battle through Open epics

Jan 17, 2019 - 7:27 PM

World No. 1 Simona Halep staggers through as Japanese pair Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori survive on a day of epic battles in the Australian Open

SWEEP. Naomi Osaka hits a return against Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek in the Australian Open duel the Japanese star won in straight sets. Photo by Greg Wood/AFP

Rain holds up Nadal and Sharapova, Djokovic through in French Open 2018

May 29, 2018 - 8:53 AM

Former champion Stan Wawrinka crashes out early in a loss that will also send his world ranking plummeting

CALLED OFF. Spain's Rafael Nadal will continue his match against Italy's Simone Bolelli on Monday as downpour halts the world number one's opening-day bid. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

5 things to watch: Not just Nadal in the French Open 2018 men's singles

May 26, 2018 - 6:41 PM

Novak Djokovic vies to be the first player in the Open era to win each of the 4 Grand Slams twice, while Alexander Zverev hopes to become the youngest men's major winner since 2009

TOP CHOICE. Spain's Rafael Nadal targets a 17th major minus rival Roger Federer. Photo by Oscar Del Pozo/AFP

Djokovic drops to 5th in ATP rankings

Aug 01, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Novak Djokovic is most likely to fall further as he will not play again this season due to an elbow injury

Wimbledon: Venus in tears, Murray, Nadal stroll as Wawrinka falls

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

World number 3 Stan Wawrinka is the opening day s biggest casualty losing to Russian debutant Daniil Medvedev while there were emotional comeback wins for Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka

DEFEATED. Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reacts against Russia's Daniil Medvedev during their men's singles first round match on the first day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2017. Medvedev won 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Adrian Dennis/AFP

The King of Clay is here to stay

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:00 AM

There s much to appreciate about the next generation but Rafael Nadal has shown he isn t ready to leave the grand stage just yet

DOMINANCE. The future will have to wait as Rafael Nadal remains the King of Clay. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Nadal outclasses Wawrinka for 10th French Open title

Jun 11, 2017 - 11:24 PM

Rafael Nadal wins the 2017 French Open men s final in dominant fashion to earn his 15th Grand Slam title

DOMINANCE. Rafael Nadal remains the King of Clay by winning his tenth French Open title. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Nadal shrugs off perfect 10 as history beckons

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Tennis world number 4 Rafael Nadal shares his proudest moment in his 16 years as a pro

FAVORITE NUMBER. The 9-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal says he loves the number 9 but that might change if he successfully wins his 10th title. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Nadal sets sights on 10th French Open title in Wawrinka duel

Jun 10, 2017 - 4:02 AM

Rafael Nadal demolishes Dominic Thiem to book a showdown with Stan Wawrinka

FINAL SHOWDOWN. Rafael Nadal is in dominant form as he tears through Dominic Thiem to advance to the final. Photo by Francois Xavier Marit/AFP

Wawrinka beats Murray in epic to reach French Open final

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Wawrinka will now face either Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem in Sunday s final

EPIC. Stan Wawrinka came out on top of a 4-hour, 34-minute battle of shotmaking and endurance to become the oldest French Open finalist in 44 years. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Murray, Wawrinka advance to French Open semis as Djokovic crashes out

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:46 AM

Stan Wawrinka becomes the oldest French Open semi finalist in 32 years and will face Andy Murray for a shot at playing for the title

FINAL FOUR. Andy Murray will face Stan Wawrinka while Rafael Nadal faces Dominic Thiem in the other semifinal match. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Murray, Wawrinka charge into French Open last 8

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:40 AM

After trouncing Karen Khachanov Andy Murray takes the microphone to remember the victims of the recent attacks in London and Manchester

Federer beats Wawrinka for 5th Indian Wells title

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:14 PM

At 35 Roger Federer is the oldest ATP player to win one of the elite Masters titles

CHAMPION. Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his win over Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during the men's final of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 19, 2017 in Indian Wells, California. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Federer edges Wawrinka thriller to reach Australian Open final

Jan 26, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Roger Federer will face either Rafael Nadal or Grigor Dimitrov in the final on Sunday

FINAL TWO. Roger Federer, 35, becomes the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam final since Australia's Ken Rosewall (39 years 310 days) at the 1974 US Open. Photo by William West/AFP

5 men to watch at the 2017 Australian Open

Jan 10, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Here are 5 players who might challenge the world s top two Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic

ON TO THE AUSSIE OPEN. Milos Raonic, seen here at Brisbane International on January 7, 2017, is one of 5 men that could challenge the world's top two tennis players. Saeed KHAN / AFP

Tennis: Wawrinka stuns Djokovic to clinch US Open

Sep 12, 2016 - 8:27 AM

Wawrinka denies 12 time Grand Slam champion Djokovic a second successive US Open title

CHAMP. Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their 2016 US Open Men's Singles final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 11, 2016. Jewel Samad/AFP

Djokovic deciphers Monfils, faces Wawrinka in US Open final

Sep 10, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Although Novak Djokovic holds a 19 4 record over him Stan Wawrinka welcomes the chance to take on the world number one again

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Gael Monfils of France during their men’s singles semifinal match on day 12 of the 2016 US Open. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP

Tennis: Serena speeds through as Wawrinka, Murray battle into last 16

Sep 04, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Williams gets another milestone while Murray and Wawrinka advance

MILESTONE WOMAN. Serena Williams won her 300th Grand Slam match in style. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Stan Wawrinka becomes latest tennis star to withdraw from Olympics

Aug 03, 2016 - 12:25 AM

World number 4 Stan Wawrinka becomes the third Swiss player to withdraw from the Rio Games

OUT. Stan Wawrinka withdraws from the Olympics citing a back injury. File photo by Caroline Blumberg/EPA

Djokovic, Federer drawn for Wimbledon semi-final clash

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:17 PM

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and 7 time winner Roger Federer are on a collision course at this year s Wimbledon which starts on Monday

COLLISION COURSE. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer could meet in the semifinals. File photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Djokovic, Murray have history on minds at French Open

Jun 03, 2016 - 4:02 AM

Novak Djokovic seeks his first French Open crown while Andy Murray looks to become the first British man in the final in 79 years

HISTORY ON DECK. Novak Djokovic celebrates with a ball boy after winning against Tomas Berdych in the French Open quarters. Photo by Robert Ghement/EPA

Defending champ Wawrinka, Murray set up French Open semi-final duel

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:37 PM

Defending French Open champ Wawrinka 31 will meet either Andy Murray or Richard Gasquet for a place in the final

ELDER STATESMAN. Stan Wawrinka is the oldest man in the French Open semis since Jimmy Connors in 1985. Photo by Caroline Blumberg/EPA

Murray, Wawrinka advance to French Open quarterfinals

May 30, 2016 - 2:22 AM

Murray will be playing in his 20th quarter final at the last 21 majors after braving an Isner storm in the first set where he faced down 3 set points in the tie breaker

QUARTERS. Reigning French Open champion Stan Wawrinka defeated Viktor Troicki to make the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. Photo by Robert Ghement/EPA

French Open: Murray survives second straight 5-set battle

May 26, 2016 - 3:07 AM

Andy Murray avoids his worst Grand Slam loss in 8 years surviving a stern challenge from world number 164 Mathias Bourgue to make the third round

BATTLE-TESTED. Andy Murray, who survived a close call against Mathias Bourgue in the French Open second round, hasn't found his foes to be in awe of him. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

Murray, Wawrinka target last 32 in French Open

May 25, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Both second seed Andy Murray and defending champion Stan Wawrinka needed 5 setters to claim their first wins

FIRST WIN. Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after winning a point against Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic during their men's single first round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France. Photo by IAN LANGSDON/EPA

Murray's French Open battle for survival halted by darkness

May 24, 2016 - 5:08 AM

Andy Murray drops the first two to Radek Stepanek but wins the third while Stan Wawrinka avoids becoming the first defending champion to lose in the first round

ROUGH FIRST ROUND. World number two Andy Murray was warned for swearing as he tries to avoid his first opening round exit in Paris since his 2006 debut. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Raonic shocks Wawrinka to reach Australian Open quarters

Jan 25, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Canada s Milos Raonic fights off a comeback by 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka in a tense 5 setter before taking a major scalp

UPSET. Milos Raonic sends 2014 Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka packing in Melbourne. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tennis bad boy Kyrgios says he's matured, aims for first Grand Slam final

Dec 06, 2015 - 11:16 PM

Nick Kyrgios who is in Manila for IPTL says he s a different person after earning a suspended ban for sexual comments about Stan Wawrinka s girlfriend

BAD BOY. Nick Kyrgios says additional gym work and diet has helped him improve his fitness. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Djokovic, Murray into Paris Masters semis, Nadal out

Nov 07, 2015 - 12:42 PM

World number one Novak Djokovic overcomes Tomas Berdych in straight sets to reach the Paris Masters semifinals

SEMIS-BOUND. Serbia's Novak Djokovic, who advances to the semifinals, returns the ball to Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during their quarterfinal match at the BNP Paribas 2015 Masters tennis tournament in Paris. Photo by IAN LANGSDON/EPA

Wawrinka dashes Djokovic dreams, wins French Open

Jun 08, 2015 - 3:46 AM

Stan Wawrinka spectacularly shattered Novak Djokovic s dream of a career Grand Slam when he became the oldest winner of the French Open in 25 years

Stan Wawrinka reigned supreme in Paris. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Fan rushes Federer for selfie in French Open security breach

May 25, 2015 - 12:37 AM

Roger Federer blasted French Open organizers Sunday after a fan breached tight security and raced on to court to grab a selfie with the Swiss great

Roger Federer is not pleased by the latest security breach. Photo by Etiene Laurent/EPA

Tears of joy for Federer as Swiss win Davis Cup

Nov 24, 2014 - 7:51 AM

It is one of the greatest sporting triumphs for Switzerland the 14th nation to win the Davis Cup and a huge personal milestone for Federer

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Richard Gasquet of France during the third day's single match of the Davis Cup World Final between France and Switzerland at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, France, 23 November 2014. Yoan Valat/EPA

Stan's my man says injured Federer

Nov 19, 2014 - 3:22 PM

Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer got into a minor altercation but all is well now for the Swiss pair

SWISS PAIR. Swiss Davis Cup team players Stanislas Wawrinka (L) and Roger Federer (R) attend the draw of the Davis Cup World Group semifinal. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Nishikori ends Japan's 96-year wait for US Open semis spot

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:59 AM

Kei Nishikori will face either world number one Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray both former champions on September 6 for a place in the September 8 championship match

WINNING FORM. Kei Nishikori hits a return to Stan Wawrinka during their quarterfinals round match at the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship, New York, USA, 03 September 2014. Jason Szenes/EPA

Sharapova, Wawrinka reach US Open third round

Aug 28, 2014 - 2:11 PM

The exits of Steve Johnson and Ryan Harrison means just three American men reached the second round – the fewest in US Open history

Maria Sharapova hits a return to Alexandra Dulgheru during the third day of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, USA, 27 August 2014. Peter Foley/EPA

US Open: Murray survives Haase, Sharapova advances

Aug 26, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Former champions Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova reached the second round of the US Open on Monday

Andy Murray hits a return to Robin Haase during the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, Meadows, New York, USA, 25 August 2014. Jason Szenes/EPA

US Open: Djokovic, Sharapova, set to shine in New York night

Aug 25, 2014 - 10:02 AM

Four tennis champions will see action on the opening day of the US Open the year s last Grand Slam


Wimbledon: Aussie teen Kyrgios stuns Nadal

Jul 02, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Federer Wawrinka set up Swiss duel

NADAL SLAYER. Australia's Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning his men's singles 4th round match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on day eight of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 1, 2014. Kyrgios won 7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3. Carl Court/AFP