Men's tennis

May 07, 2018 - 1:19 pm
MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic notched an encouraging win in his comeback from a right elbow injury when he beat Kei Nishikori 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Monday. Djokovic broke serve late in each set to get past the 20th-ranked Nishikori after nearly two hours in the Magic Box...
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May 06, 2018 - 2:08 pm
MADRID (AP) — Two-time defending champion Simona Halep brushed aside Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-0 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday. Top-seeded Halep recorded her 13th consecutive victory on Madrid's clay courts. "I was moving great. I felt the game, I like to play on this court,"...
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May 06, 2018 - 1:13 pm
MADRID (AP) — Two-time defending champion Simona Halep brushed aside Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-0 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Sunday. Top-seeded Halep recorded her 13th consecutive victory on Madrid's clay courts. "I was moving great. I felt the game, I like to play on this court,"...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal poses with his trophy after winning the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament final in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 29, 2018. Nadal defeated Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-1 in the final. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
April 29, 2018 - 2:44 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal continues to make winning on clay look all too easy. Nadal extended his dominance on the surface with a 6-2, 6-1 win over 19-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday to win his 11th Barcelona Open title. Nadal, who also won his 11th Monte Carlos Masters title...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the men's singles final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament against Japan's Kei Nishikori in two sets, 6-3, 6-2, in Monaco, Sunday April 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 22, 2018 - 3:29 pm
MONACO (AP) — Usually modest about his achievements, Rafael Nadal allowed himself a moment to appreciate his record 31st Masters title on Sunday. Nadal was at his dominant best against Kei Nishikori, beating him 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final to become the first man in the Open era to...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the first set 6-3 against Japan's Kei Nishikori during the men's singles final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Sunday April 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 22, 2018 - 12:46 pm
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal won a record 31st Masters title after beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday. Nadal also became the first man in the Open era to win the same title 11 times and moved one ahead of rival Novak Djokovic for career Masters titles. "Eleven...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the first set 6-3 against Japan's Kei Nishikori during the men's singles final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Sunday April 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 22, 2018 - 12:05 pm
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal won a record 31st Masters title after beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday. Nadal also became the first man in the Open era to win the same title 11 times — 13 years after his first title here — and moved one ahead of rival Novak...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Bulgaria's Gregor Dimitrov in their semifinal singles match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Saturday April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 22, 2018 - 10:59 am
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal won a record 31st Masters title after beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday. Nadal also became the first man in the Open era to win the same title 11 times — 13 years after his first title here — and moved one ahead of rival Novak...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Bulgaria's Gregor Dimitrov in their semifinal singles match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Saturday April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 22, 2018 - 10:30 am
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal won a record 31st Masters title after beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday. Nadal also became the first male tennis player in the Open era to win the same title 11 times — 13 years after his first title here. It gave him a 76th title...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd after winning the semifinal match against Bulgaria's Gregor Dimitrov af the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Saturday April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 21, 2018 - 1:58 pm
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal's priority after reaching his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final was to whip out his phone and frantically text coach Carlos Moya. Despite a comfortable 6-4, 6-1 win against No. 5-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, he had a pressing concern given how quickly he was texting. What frantic...
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