Tennis

12:00 AM ET Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Spain’s Fernando Verdasco was eliminated by Pablo Andujar in the first round of the Rio Open on Monday. The 36-year-old Verdasco lost 6-3, 6-3 to his countryman. Top seed and Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria will play his first match on Tuesday against Brazilian
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5:40 PM ET Sixth seed Frenchman Benoit Paire advanced to the next round at the Open 13 Provence on Monday. Paire took both sets in an all-French encounter against Gregoire Barrere, beating him 6-4, 7-6(1) to book a ticket to the round-of-16. Sweden’s Mikael Ymer also went through as he defeated Richard Gasquet in three
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4:00 PM ET Associated Press BUENOS AIRES — Norwegian Casper Ruud clinched his first title by beating lucky loser Pedro Sousa 6-1, 6-4 in the Argentina Open final on Sunday. The 21-year-old Ruud didn’t face a break point in his nine service games and broke his Portuguese opponent three times. Eighth-seeded Ruud reached the final
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11:57 PM ET Maybe endings aren’t meant to be perfect, after all. They allow for closure, even satiety in an audience and burn out the love between champion and fan too soon. Leander Paes jogged into the media room with his runners-up plaque, a smile pasted across his face, perhaps thinking just that. On presumably
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5:39 PM ET Defending champion Gael Monfils overcame Serb Filip Krajinovic 6-4, 7-6(5) in the Rotterdam Open semifinal on Saturday to set up a title clash with Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime. The third-seeded Frenchman, looking to make it two trophies in as many weeks following his triumph in Montpellier, fired 14 aces and 35 winners
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10:03 PM ET Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Reilly Opelka was knocked out of the New York Open on Friday night by Jason Jung, who has beaten both of the tournament’s past champions en route to his first career semifinal. Jung eliminated the third-seeded Opelka 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 and will face either Jordan Thompson or
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1:11 PM ET 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 Sunday and after a tight first set against the spirited Evans he
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1:11 PM ET 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 Sunday and after a tight first set against the spirited Evans he
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7:58 AM ET 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 from the St. Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy due to illness,” Kvitova said
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5:59 PM ET Associated Press 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 since having to retire from his third-round match at the
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11:32 AM ET Second-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has been knocked out of the Rotterdam Open after he was upset in straight set by unseeded Aljaz Bedene on Thursday. World No. 52 Bedene survived a break point early in the opening set before breaking world No. 6 Tsitsipas’ serve to take the lead. The Slovenien held his
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8:14 AM ET Top-seed Elina Svitolina made light work of last-16 opponent Australia’s Storm Sanders, beating her in straight sets inside of an hour at the Thailand Open on Thursday. World No. 4 Svitolina served five aces to win 6-1, 6-2, breaking Sanders’ serve three times in the opening set and twice more in the
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11:35 PM ET Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — No. 2 seed Milos Raonic was upset in his opening match at the New York Open, falling 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4) 6-4 on Wednesday night to Soon-Woo Kwon. The Canadian was playing his first match since losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the
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11:50 AM ET Carreno Busta caused a surprise by beating fellow Spaniard Bautista Agut 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 in the last-16 of the Rotterdam Open on Wednesday. Unseeded Busta beat sixth seed Agut after nearly two-and-a-half hours of play. Earlier, Berlin’s David Goffin beat the Netherlands’ Robin Haase 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 and France’s Giles Simon beat
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11:29 PM ET Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Kevin Anderson lost in his return to the New York Open, falling 7-6 (6), 6-4 to Jason Jung on Tuesday night. Anderson was the first champion when the tournament moved from Memphis to Long Island in 2018, but he was unable to defend his title last year
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