MARSEILLE, France (AP) — French veteran Nicolas Mahut beat German teen Alexander Zverev 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) to reach the second round of the Open 13 on Tuesday.The 35-year-old Mahut withstood 10 aces from the 19-year-old Zverev, seeded fifth and considered
Two of the top three seeds at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships were sent packing on Tuesday. France's Kristina Mladenovic rolled to an impressive 6-2, 6-4 victory over second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, while Russia's Ekaterina Makarova recorded a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win over third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia. In addition, fifth-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain was forced to retire due to a left Achilles' tendon injury. She was trailing 4-1 when she withdrew against Kateryna Bondarenko of the Ukraine. Mladenovic reached the third round behind a strong effort in which she broke Pliskova's serve four times in a 75-minute match. "I just came on court strong, ready
Roger Federer has no plans of calling time on what has been an illustrious career in tennis. The 35-year-old returned after six months from a knee injury to win the 2017 Australian Open on 29 January, beating long-time rival Rafael Nadal in the final to lift his 18th career Grand Slam. The world number nine, who was in Prague to promote the Laver Cup, says he was tempted to leave the sport on a high like Pete Sampras did after winning the 2002 US Open, but wants to keep experiencing the joys of winning.