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Kerber reaches semis in Cincinnati, keeps Williams in sight

MASON, Ohio (AP) Angelique Kerber reached the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on Friday, staying on track to overtake Serena Williams at No. 1. Kerber overcame a sloppy first set and beat Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. If she wins the tournament, she'll move ahead of Williams in next week's WTA rankings. Williams has been No. 1 for 183 consecutive weeks, the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

After emotional Olympics, Rafael Nadal surges towards US Open

In what appears to be the year of Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray, 14-time Grand Slam champion and former tennis Olympic gold medalist Rafael Nadal has flown largely under the radar. Most of that has been due to injury: after losing early at the Australian Open at the beginning of the year, he was forced to withdraw from the French Open in May to preserve his wrist and was not seen...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal knocked out at Cincinnati, Steve Johnson moves up

MASON, Ohio (AP) Rafael Nadal showed the rust from his long layoff with a wrist injury on Thursday, losing in straight sets to Croatia's Borna Coric at the Western & Southern Open. The 30-year-old Spaniard was sluggish and well off the mark with all of his shots as Coric grabbed control and won 6-1, 6-3 in an hour and 11 minutes. The 19-year-old reached the quarterfinals of...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

No medal, no problem: Nadal's Olympic showing still golden

On July 6, 2008, I stayed up until nearly 2 a.m. in the den of my grandmother’s Long Beach home – a house she’s owned on Pacific Avenue for the entirety of my life. The wood floors were recently re-done, but the creak on the floor next to the tower holding myriad picture frames still existed. If I got up to use the bathroom, there was a chance I’d wake someone up. So I sat...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic champion Andy Murray advances in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) Andy Murray followed up his second Olympic singles title with a second-round victory Wednesday night in the Western & Southern Open. The top-seeded Scot beat Argentina's Juan Monaco 6-3, 6-2 to set up a match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson, a 6-2, 6-4 winner over 13th-seeded Richard Gasquet of France. Murray had trouble adjusting to the balls and called...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal beats Pablo Cuevas in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) Rafael Nadal beat Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-1, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday night to reach the third round of the Western & Southern Open Nadal, the third-seeded Spanish star who won the hardcourt tournament in 2013, was coming off the Rio Olympics, where he teamed with Marc Lopez to win the doubles title and lost in the bronze medal singles match. Before that, the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Heart and Soul of Steve Johnson

by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Even after losing, you still can win.  During the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, American Steve Johnson lost in a third-set tiebreaker to England’s Andy Murray, the world’s No. 2-ranked player, in the quarterfinals of singles. Dropping the first set 0-6, Johnson dramatically rebounded and claimed the second set, 6-4. Murray, a three-time...
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7 days ago

Halep, Nishikori cruise into 3rd round in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) Third-seeded Simona Halep advanced to third round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 6-1 win over qualifier Annika Beck on Wednesday. Halep, a three-time Cincinnati quarterfinalist who lost to Serena Williams in last year's final, is scheduled meet the winner of the match between 17th-seeded Elina Svitolina and qualifier Daria Gavrilova. On the men...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerber going for women's No. 1 ranking in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) Angelique Kerber has a chance to become No. 1 at the Western & Southern Open. The men's bracket is wide open, too, providing an opportunity for someone outside the Big Four to claim a Masters title. It's a week for the up-and-comers. Two-time defending champion Serena Williams pulled out of the tournament with an inflamed shoulder, making it possible for Kerber...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerber eyes women's No. 1 ranking in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) This could be a big week for Angelique Kerber at the Western & Southern Open, where she has a chance to become the WTA's No. 1 player. All she has to do is win the Cincinnati tournament where her best finish is runner-up to Li Na in 2012. ''What can I say,'' said the German, currently ranked second behind Serena Williams. ''There's a long way to go. I'm not...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams withdraws from Cincinnati with injury

MASON, Ohio (AP) Serena Williams withdrew from the Western & Southern Open with a sore shoulder on Monday, putting her No. 1 ranking in jeopardy. Williams originally planned to skip the Cincinnati tournament, which comes right after the Olympics. When she was upset in Rio, she accepted a wild card at Cincinnati and practiced on Monday morning. Later in the day, the two-time...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Shoulder injury forces Serena Williams out of tourney

CINCINNATI (AP) Top-seeded Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open with a shoulder injury, the tournament announced on Monday. Williams, the tournament's two-time defending champion, withdrew on Monday after a morning practice session, according to tournament officials. She accepted a wild-card berth in the tournament last week after being upset in...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will 2016 be the year of Andy Murray?

For the second straight Olympic Games, Great Britain’s Andy Murray captured the gold medal in men’s singles tennis on Sunday, defeating Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5. Del Potro, the reigning bronze medalist from London 2012, had an impressive tournament himself, notably eliminating Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal along the way. During the tennis telecast...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray corrects reporter who forgot women’s tennis

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10 days ago

Murray, del Potro, Puig, others cared about Olympic tennis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) For a sport supposedly filled with folks who don't care about the Olympics, there sure was a lot of crying during the tennis competition at the Rio de Janeiro Games. From Andy Murray, who became the first man or woman to win two singles golds. From Juan Martin del Potro, who earned the silver, losing to Murray 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the final Sunday. From No.
Via CSN Chicago
10 days ago

Murray, del Potro, Puig, others cared about Olympic tennis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) For a sport supposedly filled with folks who don't care about the Olympics, there sure was a lot of crying during the tennis competition at the Rio de Janeiro Games. From Andy Murray, who became the first man or woman to win two singles golds. From Juan Martin del Potro, who earned the silver, losing to Murray 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the final Sunday. From No.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

MEDAL ALERT: Andy Murray beats Juan Martin del Potro for his 2nd straight Olympic singles gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) MEDAL ALERT: Andy Murray beats Juan Martin del Potro for his 2nd straight Olympic singles gold.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nishikori beats Nadal to singles bronze

In the men's singles Bronze Medal Match, Japan's World No. 7 Kei Nishikori defeats Spain's World No. 5 Rafael Nadal.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nishikori beats Nadal to singles bronze

In the men's singles Bronze Medal Match, Japan's World No. 7 Kei Nishikori defeats Spain's World No. 5 Rafael Nadal.
Via CSN Chicago
10 days ago

Serena Williams tries to hold onto No. 1 in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) Defending champion Serena Williams initially opted to skip Cincinnati, figuring she'd be just finishing up in Rio de Janeiro. An early upset changed her plans and got her back in the Western & Southern Open with more than just another trophy at stake. Her No. 1 ranking is on the line, too. Williams' attempt to hold onto the top spot will be one of the main...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray: 'Glad I managed to get through' final

Great Britain's Andy Murray discusses his gold medal-winning singles final against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray: 'Glad I managed to get through' final

Great Britain's Andy Murray discusses his gold medal-winning singles final against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro.
Via CSN Chicago
10 days ago

Great Britain's Murray wins second consecutive singles gold

In a four-hour, four-set final, Great Britain's Andy Murray takes down Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro to win a second consecutive singles gold.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Great Britain's Murray wins second consecutive singles gold

In a four-hour, four-set final, Great Britain's Andy Murray takes down Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro to win a second consecutive singles gold.
Via CSN Chicago
10 days ago

Murray becomes first tennis player to win two singles golds

Great Britain's Andy Murray defeated resurgent Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the mens singles best-of-five final on Sunday, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5. In doing so, the men's World No. 2 has become the first tennis player to win consecutive gold medals. In the beginning, Murray seemed to have a grasp on the match. He converted several break points and was up 4-1 in the first set. But...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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