Ymer brothers help Sweden stun Canada in Davis Cup Finals
Spain Davis Cup Tennis Sweden's Elias Ymer celebrates his victory over Canada's Steven Diez during their Davis Cup tennis match in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Sweden also won the doubles match against Canada after Elias Ymer defeated Steven Diaz 6-4, 6-2 and Mikael Ymer beat Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4. Sweden is 14th in the Davis Cup rankings and is making its first appearance in the revamped competition. It is trying to reach the Davis Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2011. The second edition of the Davis Cup Finals got underway with two other ties being played simultaneously in Austria and Italy.wftv.com
The Latest: Federer faces Britain's Norrie at Wimbledon
Britain Wimbledon Tennis Switzerland's Roger Federer serves during the men's singles second round match against Richard Gasquet of France on day four of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday July 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) (Alberto Pezzali)WIMBLEDON, England — (AP) — The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):11 a.m.For once, Roger Federer may not be the unanimous fan favorite when he plays on Centre Court. The eight-time Wimbledon champion faces Queen's Club runner-up Cameron Norrie, the only British man left in the draw after Andy Murray and Daniel Evans both lost on Friday. The 39-year-old Federer is the oldest man to play in the third round at Wimbledon since 1975. ___More AP tennis coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
The Latest: Federer beats familiar foil Gasquet at Wimbledon
Britain Wimbledon Tennis Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning a point against Richard Gasquet of France during the men's singles second round match on day four of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday July 1, 2021. The German won Wimbledon in 2018 and has three Grand Slam titles overall. Sorribes Tormo has never been past the second round at a major. Barty's forehand was called out on her second match point but a replay showed it clipped the line. It's Switzerland vs. France again when Roger Federer takes on Richard Gasquet in the second round at Wimbledon.wftv.com
The Latest: Nadal, Djokovic & Federer favored to reach Rd 4
France Tennis French Open Spain's Rafael Nadalcelebrates after defeating Richard Gasquet of France during their second round match on day 5, of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Thursday, June 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) (Michel Euler)PARIS — (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):___11:30 a.m. Defending champion Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are heavy favorites against unseeded players as they try to advance to the second week at the French Open. The 13-time champion Nadal will face 45th-ranked Cameron Norrie for the third time this year and has won both previous meetings. ___More AP Tennis: https://apnews.com/hub/tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
French Open champion Nadal reaches 3rd round on empty court
Nadal won 6-0, 7-5, 6-2 against Gasquet to improve to 17-0 for his career against the Frenchman since they first met in 2004. The 13-time champion won the first set in 24 minutes. “I think I played an amazing first set," Nadal said. Nadal won on his second match point, joining Bjorn Borg, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Ivan Lendl in owning 17-0 records against an opponent in the Open era. Defending champion Iga Swiatek breezed through to the third round, however, beating Rebecca Peterson 6-1, 6-1 on Court Simonne-Mathieu.wftv.com
The Latest: Nadal advances, improves to 17-0 against Gasquet
He sealed the victory on his second match point when Gasquet hit a forehand into the net following a brief rally. Defending champion Iga Swiatek has advanced to the third round of the French Open by beating Rebecca Peterson 6-1, 6-1. Barty played 13 matches on clay in the buildup to the French Open and won 11. The 2020 Australian Open champion underwent an emergency appendectomy in Melbourne in February and her record was 7-8 entering the clay-court Grand Slam. Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina also progressed by defeating French Open debutant Ann Li of the United States 6-0, 6-4.wftv.com
Serena Williams through easily in Australian Open tuneup
United States' Serena Williams makes a backhand return to Australia's Daria Gavrilova during a tuneup tournament ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)MELBOURNE – Serena Williams found a silver lining in the delayed start to the Australian Open, the season-opening Grand Slam tournament that is starting three weeks later than usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Williams is playing in the Yarra Valley Classic, along with top-ranked Ash Barty and defending Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin. “So I definitely was pushing the limits, but I’m here.”Williams has been stalled on 23 major singles titles since the 2017 Australian Open, when she was two months pregnant with now-3-year-old daughter Olympia. AdFrances Tiafoe, an Australian Open quarterfinalist in 2019, lost to Corentin Moutet 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Murray status for Australia in doubt after contracting virus
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 file photo Andy Murray, of Britain, hits a forehand against Richard Gasquet, of France, during first-round play at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, in Mason, Ohio. Former world number one Murray's participation at the upcoming Australian Open is in doubt after the Briton tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)Andy Murray's status for the Australian Open was put in doubt Thursday after he tested positive for the coronavirus only days before his planned charter flight to Melbourne. Murray, a five-time Australian Open runner-up, earlier backed out of the Delray Beach Open in Florida to “minimize the risks” of contracting the virus through international travel. American player Madison Keys has also tested positive before her scheduled flight to Australia.
Andy Murray confirms he won't play singles at US Open
(CNN) - Following his first singles match since hip surgery, Andy Murray has confirmed he will not play singles at the forthcoming US Open. Murray lost his first-round match against Richard Gasquet at the Western & Southern Open 6-4 6-4, ending a seven-month absence from singles tennis. "I didn't want to take a wild card today [Monday] because I just didn't know how I was going to feel after a match. The Scot was partnered by Pierre-Hugues Herbert at Wimbledon in the doubles while he played with Serena Williams -- dubbed 'SerAndy' -- in the mixed doubles. The 2012 US Open champion confirmed his intentions to play doubles and mixed doubles in Flushing Meadows, which begins on Aug. 26.