• 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…

  • Nadal denies Fognini feud after seeing off Italian nemesis

    Rafael Nadal insisted his row with Fabio Fognini was in the past on Saturday despite crackling tensions as he downed his Italian nemesis 7-5, 6-3 to reach the China Open final. Nadal denied an extra edge to the match in Beijing, but his lukewarm handshake at the net and apparent exchanges between…

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  • Venus targets Singapore berth at HK Open

    Venus Williams will enter the last-chance saloon at the Hong Kong Open starting Monday as she eyes a berth in the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore and a top-10 spot for the first time since 2011. For seven-time Grand Slam winner Williams, 35, the event represents her final chance to break into…

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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…

  • Paire upsets Nishikori, faces Wawrinka in Japan Open final

    Unseeded Frenchman Benoit Paire will take on Stan Wawrinka in the Japan Open final after storming back from a set down to upset home favorite Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals on Saturday. Paire, competing in his first ATP Tour 500 semi-final, looked out of sorts in the opening set but found his…

  • Nadal beats Fognini to reach final of China Open

    Rafael Nadal reached his first hard-court final in more than a year on Saturday, beating Fabio Fognini 7-5, 6-3 in the China Open semifinals. The third-seeded Nadal's previous hard-court final was at the Sony Open in Miami in March 2014. Very happy with that result,'' Nadal said.

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  • Djokovic blows away Isner in 52 minutes at China Open

    Novak Djokovic's China Open charge showed no sign of slowing as he destroyed towering American number one John Isner 6-2, 6-2 to reach the semi-finals in a lightning 52 minutes on Friday. The top-ranked Serb brushed off the 6 feet 10 inch (2.08 metre) Isner to clock up his 27th straight victory at…

  • 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…

  • 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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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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 - Nadal fights back to set up Fognini rematch

    - Rafael Nadal came from behind against hard-hitting Jack Sock to reach the China Open semi-finals and set up a rematch with his shock US Open conqueror Fabio Fognini. The Spanish great, scrapping to recover his form after a tough year, was frequently outgunned by the American's howitzer forehand…

  • Cilic beats Johnson to reach quarterfinals at Japan Open

    Marin Cilic overpowered Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open. The sixth-seeded Croat saved all five break points he faced to set up a quarterfinal with second-seeded Kei Nishikori, who is bidding for his third Japan Open title. Cilic beat Nishikori in…

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  • 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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