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French Open: Haas Making History, Nadal Celebrates With Victory, Sharapova Advances

HAAS TRIUMPHS Tommy Haas' resurgence at age 35 reached a new peak Monday, when he became the oldest French Open men's quarterfinalist since 1971 by beating Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-1, 6-3.Haas also became the oldest man to reach the quarters at any major event since Andre Agassi at the 2005 U.S. Open. Seeded No.Read More »

Nadal Favored, But Not Seeded First At French Open

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd May SportsFrench OpenRafael NadalTennis
Rafael Nadal's sustained excellence on clay and Serena Williams' current winning streak mean little thought is being given to the sort of surprises the French Open used to produce regularly. Nadal already owns a record seven titles at Roland Garros. Plus, he's been nearly perfect after seven months off the tour because of a left knee injury.Read More »

Dojokovic An Upset Victim Again

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic wasted a chance to serve out the match and was beaten 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 by sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych in the Italian Open quarterfinals on Friday. It's the second consecutive week that Djokovic has struggled, having also lost to Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of the Madrid Open, where he was bothered by a right ankle injury. Djokovic said he had been pRead More »

Monday's Italian Open Highlights: Robson Takes Out Venus, Serena Up Next

Venus Williams lost in the first round of the Italian Open to Laura Robson. Now sister Serena will get a chance to even the score. Robson, a quickly improving 19-year-old British player, beat Venus Williams 6-3, 6-2 on Monday to set up a second-round match with top-ranked Serena. The 19-year-old Robson won the Wimbledon junior title at 14.Read More »

Nadal Escapes With Madrid Open Victory

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th May SportsMadrid OpenRafael NadalTennis
Rafael Nadal fought back to beat David Ferrer 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-0 in Friday's quarterfinals of the Madrid Open, keeping alive his bid to reach a seventh straight final since returning from injury. In a meeting of Spain's top ranked players, Ferrer's baseline game on the red clay almost proved too much for the fifth-seeded Nadal. But Nadal held on to force a third set and won six stRead More »

Tennis Trend: Players Over 30 Enjoying Greater Success

As the highest-ranked American in men's tennis, Sam Querrey watches all of the recent success by players in their 30s and likes what he sees. Men 30 and older made a big splash at the Sony Open last week, including semifinalist Tommy Haas, at 34 the oldest player in the ATP World Tour's top 50, and runner-up David Ferrer, who lost a thrilling final to Andy Murray.Read More »

US Davis Cup Team To Use Isner, Querry Against Djokovic

U.S. Davis Cup captain Jim Courier plans to face No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Serbia in the quarterfinals with the same group - Sam Querrey, John Isner, twins Bob and Mike Bryan - that beat Brazil in the first round. The United States hosts Serbia in Boise, Idaho, on April 5-7.Read More »

Federer, Djokovic On Course To Meet at Dubai

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th February SportsDubai ChampionshipsTennis
Defending champion Roger Federer and top-seeded Novak Djokovic are on course to face each in the Dubai Championships final after each moved into the quarterfinals Wednesday with straight set victories. The world's two best players were joined by Juan Martin del Potro and Tomas Berdych who also won in straight sets.Read More »

Nadal is Back, But Not Quite The Same

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th February SportsRafael NadalTennis
After seven months away treating a left knee injury, Rafael Nadal has left many questions unanswered in his comeback tournament. Nadal lost both the singles and doubles finals in the space of a few hours Sunday at the VTR Open in Chile. Horacio Zeballos beat Nadal in three sets for the first title of his career. Nadal says the loss was a reminder of what he already knew.Read More »

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