Tennis

11:22 AM ET Associated Press MALAGA, Spain — Felix Auger-Aliassime fell to his back behind the baseline then waited for teammates to race off Canada’s bench and pile on top of him. A few minutes later, the Canadians finally could lift the Davis Cup. “I think of us all here, we’ve dreamt of this moment,”
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5:14 PM ET Associated Press MALAGA, Spain — Australia had to fight back twice to reach its first Davis Cup final in 19 years after beating Croatia 2-1 on Friday. Lleyton Hewitt‘s team recovered from losing the first singles. Then the Australian doubles pair battled back from a set down in the decider. Australia won
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5:09 PM ET Associated Press MALAGA, Spain — Marin Cilic rallied to defeat Pablo Carreno Busta in a three-hour match Wednesday and send Croatia into the Davis Cup semifinals. Cilic trailed 4-1 in the decisive tiebreaker before coming back to clinch a 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory after 3 hours, 13 minutes and secure a
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2:31 PM ET Associated Press MALAGA, Spain — Alex De Minaur and Jordan Thompson won their singles matches to help Australia qualify for the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time since 2017 at the expense of the Netherlands. De Minaur beat Botic Van De Zandschulp 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the series 2-0 and
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5:09 PM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com The 2022 WTA and ATP seasons are officially over, and neither will soon be forgotten. With farewells to some of the sport’s biggest names and the emerging dominance of a group of bright young stars, this year was one for the history books. But in a season chock full of
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3:23 PM ET Associated Press TURIN, Italy — Novak Djokovic claimed a record-equaling sixth ATP Finals title by beating the third-seeded Casper Ruud on Sunday to top a fantastic finish to the season for the Serb. Djokovic won 7-5, 6-3 to secure his first title at the event since 2015 and match Roger Federer’s record.
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11:08 AM ET Associated Press TURIN, Italy — Novak Djokovic kept his bid for a record-equaling sixth ATP Finals title alive by beating Taylor Fritz of the United States on Saturday to reach the final of the prestigious season-ending tournament. The Serb will face the third-seeded Casper Ruud in Sunday’s final as he attempts to
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Nov 18, 2022 Associated Press TURIN, Italy — Andrey Rublev rallied to upset second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas and reach the final four of the ATP Finals on Friday. Rublev won 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the semifinals for the first time. He will face third-seeded Casper Ruud. Novak Djokovic plays Taylor Fritz of the United States
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Nov 17, 2022 Associated Press TURIN, Italy — Taylor Fritz advanced to the final four of the ATP Finals by beating Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-2 on Thursday at the year-end tournament. The American will face five-time champion Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. The match went with serve until the final set when
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11:09 AM ET ESPN News Services Wimbledon, after protests during the 2022 event, is relaxing its requirement for all-white clothing to allow female players to wear “mid/dark-colored undershorts” to be more comfortable on their periods. Wimbledon’s strict policy about all-white attire for players is one of the best-known features of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament,
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10:48 AM ET ESPN News Services Novak Djokovic will be able to bid for a record-extending 10th men’s singles title at next year’s Australian Open after being granted a visa to travel to the Grand Slam event. The 35-year-old tennis star confirmed on Wednesday that he has been given clearance to compete in Australia. He
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11:13 AM ET Associated Press TURIN, Italy — Rafael Nadal‘s error-strewn performance on Tuesday saw him eliminated from the ATP Finals, missing out once again on adding one of the few major trophies still missing from his glittering list of titles. The top-seeded Nadal lost 6-3, 6-4 to tournament debutant Felix Auger-Aliassime to leave him
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6:25 PM ET Associated Press TURIN, Italy — Rafael Nadal‘s bid to win one of the few titles missing from his glittering career started poorly as he was beaten in straight sets by eighth-seeded Taylor Fritz in their opening match at the ATP Finals on Sunday. After a close-fought opening set, Fritz dominated the second
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Nov 13, 2022 Associated Press GLASGOW, Scotland — – Belinda Bencic keeps delivering big titles for Switzerland. The Olympic singles champion made sure Switzerland won the biggest prize in women’s team tennis for the first time on Sunday, completing a near-perfect tournament by beating Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic in straight sets in the Billie Jean King
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7:33 PM ET Associated Press MILAN — American Brandon Nakashima stayed perfect as he won the Next Gen ATP Finals on Saturday with his second straight-set victory over Jiri Lehecka this week. Nakashima took just 80 minutes to win 4-3 (5), 4-3 (6), 4-2, securing the title on the first of three championship points when
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5:05 PM ET Associated Press GLASGOW, Scotland — The unheralded Czech Republic upset the United States to reach the Billie Jean King Cup semifinals for the first time in four years Friday. The Czechs will meet Switzerland on Saturday in Glasgow after the Swiss beat Canada 2-1. Fellow group winners Australia and Britain meet in
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11:39 PM ET SYDNEY — Rafael Nadal and world No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek were among the top players who had their pre-Australian Open tournament destinations set when the draw was held for the new United Cup mixed teams event on Thursday. Nadal, who will team with world No. 13 Paula Badosa for Spain, is headed
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