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ATP to investigate Donald Young claims of racism against Ryan Harrison

Donald Young accused Ryan Harrison of racism at the New York Open, which Harrison denied. The ATP will investigate.
Via Sporting News
4 days ago

The internet’s (and Serena Williams’) favorite tennis player is a catfisher

Fake news, 15-love. Darko Grncarov, a 20-year-old Macedonian who has earned the praise of tennis stars like Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova and James Blake — and has been the feature of multiple mainstream media stories for his inspiring desire to return to the court after a six-month coma and his progressive social stances — has...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Wawrinka loses to Dutchman in Rotterdam

Stan Wawrinka hit 41 unforced errors Tuesday as he crashed out of the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, losing 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to 259th-ranked Tallon Griekspoor.
Via ESPN
4 days ago

Verdasco, Monfils advance in Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Fernando Verdasco and Gael Monfils won their first-round matches in the Argentina Open on Tuesday, and Australian Open semifinalist Kyle Edmund withdrew from the tournament due to illness. The eighth-seeded Verdasco advanced on clay in Buenos Aires with a 6-2, 7-5 victory against Thiago Monteiro of Brazil and next plays Guido Pella of Argentina. Monfils...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

Edmund withdraws but Verdasco advances

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Via ESPN
3 days ago

ATP investigating Donald Young’s claim that Ryan Harrison made racist comments during match

The Association of Tennis Professionals announced Tuesday that it will investigate claims made by American tennis player Donald Young that opponent Ryan Harrison made racist comments to him during their match at the New York Open on Monday. Young tweeted after the match (which Harrison won) that he was “shocked and disappointed” to hear Harrison, a fellow American, “tell me how you...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago

Nishikori wins in ATP Tour return at New York Open

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kei Nishikori of Japan made a winning return to the ATP Tour, beating American Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday night in the first round of the New York Open. The No. 5 seed missed the end of last season and the beginning of this one with a right wrist injury and hadn’t played on the main tour since last August in Montreal. He recently played two challenger-level...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

Nishikori wins 1st Tour match back from injury

Kei Nishikori returned from a long injury layoff with a first-round victory at the New York Open in his first main tour match since last August in Montreal.
Via ESPN
3 days ago

Goffin reaches ABN AMRO quarterfinals with easy win

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — David Goffin of Belgium eased into the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO tournament on Wednesday by defeating Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3. Goffin had nine aces and dropped just two points behind his first serve to extend his unbeaten record against Lopez to 3-0. The seventh-ranked Goffin, who dispatched Nicolas Mahut in straight sets in his previous match at...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Goffin cruises into ABN AMRO quarterfinals

David Goffin had nine aces and dropped just two points behind his first serve as he beat Feliciano Lopez to reach the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO tournament.
Via ESPN
3 days ago

Caroline Wozniacki cruises through Qatar Open second round

Caroline Wozniacki secured passage to the third round of the Qatar Open, building on her Australian Open title with a comfortable win.
Via Sporting News
3 days ago

Federer begins bid for No. 1 spot with easy win

At the age of 36, Roger Federer is now two wins away from reclaiming the top ranking for the first time in six years.
Via ESPN
3 days ago

Bodo: Why this year is so important for Kei Nishikori

Sidelined by an extended injury bug that derailed any momentum he had, Kei Nishikori is back, but he doesn't have much time to waste in finding his form again.
Via ESPN
3 days ago

Isner upset by Albot at New York Open

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Third-seeded John Isner was upset by Radu Albot of Moldova 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the second round of the New York Open. Isner hit 28 aces to Albot’s one, but the 91st-ranked Albot came up with a third-set break and held on from there to knock off the American in a little more than 2 hours. Isner, who had a first-round bye, has dropped his...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Isner one-and-done again, upset in N.Y. Open

John Isner fell in his opening match of a tournament again, losing to Radu Albot 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the New York Open. He has dropped his opener in all three tournaments this season.
Via ESPN
2 days ago

Injured Maria Sharapova pulls out of Dubai

An unspecified injury, thought to be pain in her forearms, has caused Maria Sharapova pull out of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
Via Sporting News
2 days ago

Kerber sees off Britain's Konta to reach Qatar Open quarters

Britain's Johanna Konta loses in three sets to former world number one Angelique Kerber at the Qatar Open in Doha.
Via BBC Sport
2 days ago

Federer moves within 1 win of breaking Agassi record

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Roger Federer has moved within touching distance of eclipsing a record held by Andre Agassi after reaching the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO tournament. The 20-time Grand Slam champion went through after making it 13 wins in as many matches against Philipp Kohlschreiber with a 7-6 (10-8), 7-5 triumph against his German opponent on Thursday. One more...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Federer wins again, nears No. 1 ranking

Roger Federer has moved within touching distance of a record held by Andre Agassi after reaching the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO tournament.
Via ESPN
2 days ago

Nashville to host U.S.-Belgium Davis Cup QF

The Davis Cup quarterfinal between the United States and Belgium will take place April 6-8 at Belmont University in Nashville.
Via ESPN
2 days ago

Federer one win from being oldest world number one

Roger Federer says he "never imagined" he would be world number one again as he moves to within one victory of being the oldest man to achieve that feat.
Via BBC Sport
2 days ago

Anderson wins first match at New York Open

Top-seeded Kevin Anderson needed a third-set tiebreaker to beat American Ernesto Escobedo 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Thursday in the second round of the New York Open.
Via ESPN
1 day ago

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez reaches Argentina Open quarterfinals

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Guillermo Garcia-Lopez beat second-seeded Spanish countryman Pablo Carreno Busta 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (6) on Thursday to reach the Argentina Open quarterfinals. Garcia-Lopez will face Argentina’s Federico Delbonis, a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) winner over Portugal’s Gastao Elias in the clay-court event. France’s Gael Monfils and Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer set up...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Wozniacki complains about opponent's 'disturbing' grunting

World number one Caroline Wozniacki complains about the "disturbing" grunting from her opponent after her third-round win at the Qatar Open.
Via BBC Sport
1 day ago

‘Not normal’: Caroline Wozniacki in ugly grunting feud with rival

Caroline Wozniacki accused Monica Niculescu of cheating during their third round clash at the Qatar Open and the war of words continued after the match. The Australian Open champion Wozniacki won the encounter 7-5 6-1, but she complained to the chair umpire her life was being made unnecessarily difficult because of Niculescu’s dodgy gamesmanship. The...
Via New York Post
1 day ago
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