• No-look trick-shot not for matches, says Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic on Friday promised not to embarrass any of his opponents in competitive matches by trying to repeat a trick-shot that has gone viral on the Internet. YouTube footage of the shot has had nearly 600,000 views, but Djokovic said it would be "disrespectful" to an opponent to attempt…

  • 'Zoo lion' Nishikori mauls Cilic in Tokyo

    Defending champion Kei Nishikori survived a war of attrition against Croatia's Marin Cilic to reach the Japan Open semi-finals on Friday, winning a cliffhanger 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Top seed Stan Wawrinka overpowered American qualifier Austin Krajicek 6-3, 6-4 to join him in the last four, though the…

  • New York board says officer used excessive force to arrest ex-tennis star James Blake

    One officer involved in the arrest of ex-tennis star James Blake, who was body-slammed outside a New York City hotel last month in a case of mistaken identity, used excessive force and another abused his authority, a police watchdog group has found. The Civilian Complaint Review Board, in a letter…

  • Quickfire Djokovic puts Nadal record in his sights

    Novak Djokovic churned towards Rafael Nadal's all-time record for unbeaten starts to a tournament as he demolished Chinese number one Zhang Ze in less than an hour in Beijing on Thursday. The world number one showed no mercy to Zhang, ranked 219, in front of his home fans as he ended local hopes…

  • New league will help find India's singles talent: Amritraj

    By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI (Reuters) - The franchise-based Champions Tennis League, which will begin its second season next month, will help end India's search for quality singles players, its promoter and former Davis Cupper Vijay Amritraj said. Cricket lords over all other sports in India and the…

  • Italy's Pennetta says she could delay retirement for Olympics

    Flavia Pennetta on Thursday admitted she could go back on her very public retirement announcement at the US Open final by making a bid for next year's Olympics. Responding to a question about whether she might play at the Olympics, Pennetta said she didn't have any immediate plans to back out of…

  • Mad Dash: Youth football kickoff goes awry, results in opposing TD

    In today's Mad Dash: A kickoff goes awry in hilarious fashion, a Cubs fan gets sneaky with a sign in Pittsburgh, and Serena stumble on gold.

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  • Nishikori beats Cilic to reach Japan Open semifinals

    TOKYO (AP) -- Defending champion Kei Nishikori beat Marin Cilic 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Japan Open.

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  • NY policeman in tennis star arrest should be disciplined: review

    The New York policeman who wrestled former US tennis star James Blake to the ground last month used excessive force and should face disciplinary action, a city commission looking into the incident said Thursday. It paves the way for either a negotiated settlement between the policeman and Blake or…

  • Djokovic and Nadal through to China Open semis

    Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak at the China Open to 27 matches with a 6-2 6-2 demolition over big-serving American John Isner on Friday. The world number one was in devastating form, conceding just three aces in a masterclass performance to reach the semi-finals in Beijing. The Serbian…

  • Tennis-China Open women's singles round 3 results

    Oct 8 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the China Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Thursday 6-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 7-5 4-6 6-2 5-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) 1-6 6-2 6-1 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat 3-Flavia…

  • I'm just a big softie, says Australian tennis superbrat Kyrgios

    Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios said on Thursday that underneath the temper tantrums and trash-talking is a big softie trying to escape. The volatile Australian, fined recently for a sexual insult aimed at Stan Wawrinka's girlfriend while playing a match against the Swiss, launched a charm offensive…

  • Djokovic tops Zhang to improve to 26-0 at China Open

    BEIJING (AP) -- Novak Djokovic matched Jimmy Connors for the second-longest unbeaten record at an ATP Tour event by beating Chinese wild card Zhang Ze 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday to improve to 26-0 at the China Open.

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  • Tennis - Djokovic ends Chinese hopes in less than an hour

    - Novak Djokovic emphatically ended home hopes at the China Open on Thursday as he beat Zhang Ze to reach the quarter-finals with his 26th straight win at the tournament. The world number one, unbeaten in five appearances in Beijing, won 6-2, 6-1 in just 55 minutes. The day's most historic…

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  • Djokovic extends streak to 27-0 at China Open, reaches semis

    BEIJING (AP) — Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 27 matches at the China Open with a 6-2, 6-2 win over John Isner on Friday to secure a place in the semifinals.

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  • Tennis-Djokovic extends hot streak in China Open

    Novak Djokovic kept his juggernaut rolling at the China Open by improving to 26-0 with a 6-2 6-1 win over local hope Zhang Ze on Thursday which tied him with Jimmy Connors for the second-longest unbeaten record at an ATP Tour event. The Serbian top seed, a five-time winner at the China Open, is now…

  • Tennis-Wawrinka, Nishikori through to Japan Open semis

    TOKYO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - French Open champion Stan Wawrinka sailed into the semi-finals of the Japan Open on Friday with a 6-3 6-4 win over American Austin Krajicek. Wawrinka, who has already won three titles this year including his second grand slam in Paris, needed just 50 minutes to defeat…