Men's tennis

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after scoring a point against Canada's Denis Shapovalov during their tennis singles match of the Davis Cup final in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 24, 2019 - 12:34 pm
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal beat Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 7-6 (7) to give Spain its sixth Davis Cup title with a win over first-time finalist Canada on Sunday. Roberto Bautista Agut, playing three days after the death of his father, had given Spain a 1-0 lead by beating Félix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (3), 6...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, and Feliciano Lopez celebrate after winning their Davis Cup semifinal doubles match against Great Britain's Jamie Murray and his partner Neal Skupski in Madrid, Spain, early Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 23, 2019 - 4:04 pm
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal won his singles and doubles in leading Spain to a 2-1 comeback win over Britain to put the hosts back in the Davis Cup final on Saturday. Nadal and Feliciano López defeated Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8) in the decisive doubles to secure Spain its first...
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Workers add the finishing touches at the Plaza de Toros bullfighting ring that has been converted into a tennis court to host an exhibition tennis match between Swiss great Roger Federer and German rival Alexander Zverev, in Mexico City, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 22, 2019 - 2:05 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — For 73 years, Mexico City’s Plaza de Toros bullring has hosted hundreds of bullfights, but on Saturday it will become a tennis court, as Roger Federer faces Germany’s Alexander Zverev. Saturday’s match is the fourth stop in a tour of Latin America by the tennis greats. It will be...
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Russia's Karen Khachanov, right, and Andrey Rublev celebrate after winning the Davis Cup quarterfinal doubles match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 22, 2019 - 1:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic played singles and doubles but couldn’t prevent Serbia from losing to Russia 2-1 in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday, while Britain made the last four by beating Germany without Andy Murray. Djokovic defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-3 to even the score at 1-1, then...
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Great Britain's Andy Murray serves during the Davis Cup tennis match against Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 20, 2019 - 12:32 pm
MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray had been in a similar position before, struggling and needing a big comeback to pull off an important victory. And like he’s done so many times in his career, he again came through with a big rally, this time to lead Britain to a victory over the Netherlands in his return...
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France's Nicolas Mahut, right, and Pierre-Hugues Herbert celebrate a point against Japan's Ben McLachlan and Yasutaka Uchiyama, during their Davis Cup double tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 19, 2019 - 8:57 am
MADRID (AP) — Two days after clinching the doubles title in the ATP Finals, French duo Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut gave France an opening win in the Davis Cup Finals. Herbert and Mahut rallied to defeat Ben McLachlan and Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 in the deciding...
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Canada's Vasek Pospisil celebrates a point during the Davis Cup tennis match against Italy's Fabio Fognini in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 18, 2019 - 10:55 am
MADRID (AP) — Costume-wearing fans, boisterous crowds, exciting matches. Old traditions were preserved when the revamped Davis Cup began a new era on Monday in Madrid. As the 18-team Davis Cup Finals got underway in its new weeklong World Cup-style format at the “Magic Box” tennis complex, fans...
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Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates winning a point against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their ATP World Tour Finals semifinal tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 16, 2019 - 4:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — The first time Dominic Thiem played at the ATP Finals, he was handed an unknown Greek teenager as a hitting partner in training. Three years later, Thiem is facing that same player in the final of the season-ending tournament. Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev in the...
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Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates after defeating Russia's Daniil Medvedev in their ATP World Tours Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 15, 2019 - 1:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Alexander Zverev secured the last semifinal spot at the ATP Finals on Friday — eliminating Rafael Nadal in the process. Zverev beat already eliminated Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 7-6 (4) at the O2 Arena to finish second behind Stefanos Tsitsipas in the group and set up a...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning match point against Daniil Medvedev of Russia during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 13, 2019 - 1:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — Facing match point at 5-1 down in the third set, Rafael Nadal gave himself about a one-in-a-thousand chance of turning things around against Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals. Those odds turned out to be more than good enough for the top-ranked Spaniard. Nadal saved that match point...
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