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Carreno Busta survives Sinner test in Rotterdam

Pablo Carreno Busta battled past 18-year-old Jannik Sinner 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (6) in two hours and 46 minutes on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Rotterdam Open.World No. 30 Carreno Busta won a tense first set by...

Monfils beats Evans to reach Rotterdam semifinals

British No. 1 Dan Evans was knocked out of the Rotterdam Open after Frenchman and defending champion Gael Monfils beat him 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the quarterfinals on Friday.Third seed Monfils won his ninth career title in Montpellier on...

Monfils beats Evans to progress to semis

British number one Dan Evans has been knocked out of the Rotterdam Open after Frenchman and defending champion Gael Monfils, beat him 7-6(5) 6-2 in the quarterfinals on Friday.The third seed won his ninth career title in Montpellier on...

Svitolina suffers quarterfinal exit in Thailand

Top seed Elina Svitolina suffered a quarterfinal exit from the Thailand Open on Friday, losing in straight sets to Nao Hibino of Japan.Eighth seed Hibino broke Svitolina's serve at 3-3 in the first set, and though the Ukrainian broke...

U.S. men continue to face challenges on the ATP Tour

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Steve Johnson squandered multiple chances in his second-round match with Andreas Seppi, 35 years old and ranked No 98, last week at the New York Open. When he smacked a double fault that sealed the match...

Petra Kvitova pulls out of St. Petersburg with illness

Petra Kvitova withdrew from the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy in Russia due to illness on Thursday.The No. 3 seed was set to face Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova in the quarterfinals but pulled out of the competition."I'm really sorry to withdraw...

French Open to be Federer’s only clay-court appearance in 2020

Roger Federer will make his only appearance on clay this season at Roland Garros, his agent has told Reuters.The Swiss skipped the entire clay-court season in 2017 and 2018 and last year played only two tournaments on the surface...

Returning from break point – How doubles did the trick for Christopher Rungkat

At 17, Christopher Rungkat was Indonesia's No. 1 tennis player. He was in the top 10 of the ITF singles rankings. In 2008, he became the second Asian male player, after Japan's Kei Nishikori, to win a junior French...

Defending champion Reilly Opelka wins first match at New York Open

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Defending champion Reilly Opelka earned his first win of the season Thursday, beating Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 6-4 at the New York Open.The third-seeded Opelka, who had a first-round bye, broke Nishioka's serve in the final game...

Top-seeded John Isner upset in first match at New York Open

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Top-seeded John Isner was upset in the second round of the New York Open, losing to Jordan Thompson 7-6 (2), 6-7 (3), 6-3 on Thursday night.Isner, who had a first-round bye, was playing his first match...

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