Novak Djokovic

Torrid season over as Nadal opts for surgery


LONDON - Rafa Nadal's announcement on Friday that he will miss the ATP World Tour Finals because of appendicitis ended a difficult year for the Spaniard during which he has endured injury, illness and worrying defeats.

Coric stuns Nadal in Basel, Federer through

BASEL Switzerland - Croatian wunderkind Borna Coric offered emphatic proof of his potential when he crushed Rafa Nadal in the Swiss Indoor tournament on Friday before local hero Roger Federer cruised into the last four.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 24 Oct 2014

Tour Finals chiefs keep anxious eye on Murray and Nadal

LONDON - Organizers of the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month will be keeping a keen eye on Andy Murray's results and Rafa Nadal's health over the next couple of weeks.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 20 Oct 2014

Nadal not certain of playing at London finale

LONDON - Rafa Nadal says he could miss the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals next month because of appendicitis.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 17 Oct 2014

Raonic crashes out to 116th-ranked qualifier

MOSCOW - Top seed Milos Raonic suffered a setback in his hopes of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals after he was beaten 6-3 4-6 6-3 by 116th-ranked journeyman Ricardas Berankis in the second round of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 16 Oct 2014

Cilic through to Kremlin Cup quarter-finals

MOSCOW - U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic was made to work hard before he earned a 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over 128th-ranked Russian journeyman Evgeny Donskoy to reach the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup on Wednesday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 15 Oct 2014

Federer halts Djokovic run to reach Shanghai final

SHANGHAI - Roger Federer brought world number one Novak Djokovic's juggernaut to a halt when a 6-4 6-4 victory in the Shanghai Masters on Saturday set up a final against unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 11 Oct 2014

Federer sets up Djokovic showdown in Shanghai semis

SHANGHAI - Two time champion Novak Djokovic thumped Spain's David Ferrer 6-4 6-2 to march into the last four of the Shanghai Masters on Friday and set up a semi-final showdown with third seed Roger Federer.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 10 Oct 2014

Ferrer ousts Murray, Djokovic and Federer into quarters

SHANGHAI - Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer notched up contrasting victories to reach the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals on Thursday while David Ferrer fought back from a set down to knock out Andy Murray.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 09 Oct 2014

Nadal, Wawrinka suffer early exits in Shanghai

SHANGHAI - An ailing Rafa Nadal added his name to the list of upsets at the Shanghai Masters after the Spaniard suffered a 6-3 7-6(6) loss to Feliciano Lopez in Wednesday's second round, as fourth seed Stan Wawrinka and in-form Kei Nishikori also made early exits.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 08 Oct 2014
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

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