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Djokovic puts grief to one side to down Dolgopolov in Monte Carloupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 06:22:00

It was a day of triumph and disaster for World No. 1 Novak Djokovic as he booked his place in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters just hours after learning of his grandfather's death.

No. 1 Azarenka extends winning runupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 08:03:00

World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka talks to CNN's Mark McKay after winning the Indian Wells title to be 23-0 this year.

Wozniacki ends Serena's hopes of record sixth Miami titleupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 08:03:00

Serena Williams bemoaned the amount of unforced errors she made after suffering a quarterfinal defeat to fellow former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki at the Miami Masters.

Azarenka maintains 2012 winning streakupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 17:01:00

Women's world number one Victoria Azarenka is through to the third round of the Miami Masters, extending her winning run in 2012 to 24 matches after beating Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands in straight sets.

Djokovic faces Isner in semifinals; Sharapova survives scareupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 12:53:00

Big-serving American John Isner stands between world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and his fourth final appearance in six years at the Indian Wells Masters 1000 event in California.

Champion Djokovic backs calls for change in men's tennisupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 07:45:00

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic made a strong start to the defense of his Australian Open crown on Tuesday, and then backed growing calls for change in the men's tennis calendar.

Federer wins opener in home tournamentupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 17:42:00

Home favorite Roger Federer is through to the second round of the Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel after a straight sets victory over Italian Potito Starace on Monday.

Nadal crashes out in Shanghai to Germany's Mayerupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 14:53:00

Top seed Rafael Nadal crashed out of the Shanghai Masters Thursday to Germany's Florian Mayer, beaten in straight sets 7-6 6-3.

Serbians wait on No. 1 Djokovic for home Davis Cup semifinalupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 13:38:00

Serbia's Davis Cup champions hope that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be able to play in Friday's opening rubber of the semifinal against Argentina in Belgrade.

Behind the scenes of the US Openupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 13:38:00

Former French Open Doubles champion Murphy Jensen takes us behind the scenes of the US Open. Jon Wertheim: Listen closely to Roddick's comments, even before Fowler interviewupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 20:40:00

What you think of Andy Roddick's post game interview last night? -- Ryan, New York

Djokovic on course in Cincinnatiupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 06:16:00

World number one Novak Djokovic is into the quarterfinals of the Western and Southern Open after beating the Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek 6-3 6-3 in Cincinnati.

Defending champion Murray humbled by Anderson in Montrealupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 17:36:00

Andy Murray won just four games as his defence of the Canadian Masters title was derailed in the second round by Kevin Anderson.

Simon beats Almagro to lift Hamburg titleupdated: Sun Jul 24 2011 15:50:00

Gilles Simon secured his second title of the 2011 season by defeating Nicolas Almagro to lift the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg.

Murray wins through as Roddick exits Wimbledonupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 17:49:00

World No. 4 Andy Murray battled into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Friday, but three-time runner-up Andy Roddick's hopes of a first title are over for another year.

Djokovic ends Del Potro's Paris hopesupdated: Sat May 28 2011 14:52:00

Novak Djokovic moved above Bjorn Borg in the all-time consecutive wins list as he overcame the challenge of Juan Martin Del Potro to reach the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday.

Raonic reaches first clay quarterfinalupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 16:07:00

Canada's rising star Milos Raonic broke more new ground when he reached the first clay quarterfinal of his short top-level career in Portugal on Thursday. Frank Deford: Athletes learn more from winning than losingupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 02:00:00

Recently we seem to have had some especially spectacular and even tragic defeats. But, of course, in sport we don't devote much extended contemplation to those who lose -- unless, of course, they should come back and win.

Federer flies through clay-court openerupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 13:51:00

Roger Federer made a winning start to the clay-court season as he began his bid for a first Monte Carlo Masters title with a 6-2 6-1 romp against Philipp Kohlschreiber on Tuesday.

Nadal progresses at Indian Wells; Soderling suffers shock defeatupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 08:06:00

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal has continued his impressive run of form at Indian Wells with a straight-sets third-round victory over American qualifier Ryan Sweeting.

Federer survives Simon scare in Australiaupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 05:43:00

World number two Roger Federer survived a comeback from France's Gilles Simon on his way to a hard-fought second round win at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Jon Wertheim: Draw questions, Blake's whereabouts, more Day 1 mailupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 13:00:00

A Day 1 vegemite sandwich. Here's some "second screen" diversion as you watch the Australian Open. We'll try and do this daily ...

Hewitt ready for 15th attempt at Australian Open gloryupdated: Sat Jan 15 2011 11:35:00

Lleyton Hewitt hopes his first experience of playing at the Australian Open's former venue in Kooyong will stand him in good stead for his 15th consecutive appearance at the season's first grand slam next week.

Li fightback stuns Clijsters in Sydney finalupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 10:37:00

China's Li Na recovered from 5-0 down in the opening set to defeat third seed Kim Clijsters 7-6 6-3 in the final of the Sydney International tournament on Friday.

Clijsters battles into Sydney finalupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 12:13:00

World number three Kim Clijsters overcame Russia's Alisa Kleybanova 4-6 6-3 7-6 in a two-hour 38 minute battle on Thursday to reach the final of the Sydney International tournament.

Clijsters in form ahead of Australian Openupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 13:19:00

World number three Kim Clijsters has continued her impressive run of form heading into next week's Australian Open, dispatching Victoria Azarenka in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the Sydney International.

France win doubles classic to take 2-1 lead in Davis Cup finalupdated: Sun Dec 05 2010 15:35:00

Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra came from two sets down to beat Serbia's Nemad Zimonjic and Viktor Troicki in a five-set thriller to give France a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup final on Saturday.

Djokovic draws Serbia level after Monfils win for Franceupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 18:45:00

Serbia and France are tied at 1-1 after the first day of the Davis Cup final after sharing the opening singles rubbers in Belgrade.

Djokovic excited by Davis Cup finalupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 15:06:00

World No. 3 Novak Djokovic hopes home advantage will give Serbia the edge in the Davis Cup final against France, starting on Friday.

Soderling crushes Monfils in Valenciaupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 18:28:00

Sweden's Robin Soderling put on an impressive performance by crushing Gael Monfils of France to reach the semifinals of the Valencia Open on Friday.

Nadal through to Japan Open quarterfinalsupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 07:41:00

World number one Rafael Nadal has progressed to the quarterfinals of the Japan Open in Tokyo with a straight sets win over Canada's Milos Raonic. Jon Wertheim: Tennis' big names back in action in Tokyo, Bangkokupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 13:11:00

1. Break time: For all the gripes about the schedule, it's easy to forget just how many soft "pockets" exist throughout the year. Since the U.S. Open ended two weeks ago, virtually no top player has been in action. An early loser such as Andy Roddick hasn't played in upwards of a month. Today, it's back to work for the likes of Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Jankovic, Maria Sharapova and Sam Stosur (in Tokyo) as well as for Rafael Nadal, Fernando Verdasco, et al., in Bangkok. As a bonus, Juan Martin del Potro makes his return at the Thailand event as well. No one is dismissing the demands made on top players, especially given the travel time and distance. But it's worth remembering that a lot of athletes would kill for a few weeks of down time in the middle of a season.

Murray exits U.S. Open; Spaniards dominateupdated: Sun Sep 05 2010 19:48:00

Twenty-fifth seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland survived a two-tiebreaker match against fourth seed Andy Murray of Great Britain to win 6-7(3-7), 7-6(7-4), 6-3, 6-3 at the U.S. Open.

Simon stuns 'lethargic' Roddick as U.S. stars crash in Washingtonupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 12:38:00

Three-time champion Andy Roddick has equaled his earliest exit at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic as American title hopes evaporated in Washington.

Isner claims epic win; Nadal survives scareupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 18:02:00

The longest match in tennis history finished on day four of the Wimbledon Championships as American John Isner finally beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 70 games to 68 in their epic five set first round match. Jon Wertheim: Write-for-Haiti, Isner's mystery seed, more mailupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 12:18:00

Will you organize a write-for-Haiti in the same spirit as the fine practice session organized by the tennis pros? Can't see a good reason you wouldn't want to. --Thomas Richter, San Francisco, Calif.

Nadal survives scare before reaching semifinalsupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 12:53:00

Top seed Rafael Nadal was given a scare before being handed a place in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters.

Nadal, Djokovic sweep into Shanghai quartersupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 11:45:00

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic remain on course for a final showdown at the Shanghai Masters as both cruised into the quarterfinals with convincing victories in China on Thursday.

Safina and Serena both go through in Beijingupdated: Sun Oct 04 2009 08:14:00

The top two seeds, Dinara Safina and Serena Williams, are both through to the second round of the China Open in Beijing after claiming straight sets victories on Sunday.

Djokovic, Federer ease into U.S. Open quartersupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 15:06:00

Fourth seed Novak Djokovic cruised to a fourth-round victory over 15th seed Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic, winning 6-1 6-3 6-3 at the U.S. Open.

Murray vows to improve as Nadal also throughupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 09:13:00

World number two Andy Murray vowed to make sure his preparations are right for his third-round match in the U.S .Open, after seeing off Chile's Paul Capdeville on Friday.

Murray and Nadal power into last 16updated: Tue Sep 08 2009 08:06:00

World number two Andy Murray brushed aside U.S. wildcard Taylor Dent 6-3 6-2 6-2 in third-round action at the U.S. Open. Jon Wertheim: French Open men's seed reportupdated: Fri May 22 2009 13:21:00's Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at the French Open. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses to watch and his predicted winners.

Spain's Davis defense delayed by weatherupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 15:44:00

Spain's defense of their Davis Cup title has been delayed after strong winds forced the opening day of their first round showdown against Serbia in Benidorm to be cancelled.

Djokovic and Ferrer through to Dubai finalupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 13:20:00

Top seed Novak Djokovic recovered from the loss of the opening set to reach the final of the Dubai Open in scorching heat on Friday.

Murray pulls out of Dubai Open with virusupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 12:22:00

Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Dubai Open tournament after coming down with a virus.

Top two seeds sent crashing in Marseilleupdated: Sat Feb 21 2009 13:37:00

There will be an all-French climax to the Marseille Open on Sunday after the top two seeds, Novak Djokovic and Gilles Simon, were surprisingly beaten in straight sets in Saturday's semifinals.

Impressive Djokovic through to last fourupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 15:38:00

Top seed Novak Djokovic produced his best performance of the week in beating Mischa Zverev in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the Marseille Open.

Nadal reaches second round in Rotterdamupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 17:55:00

Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal was made to fight through three sets on Wednesday before beating Italian Simone Bolelli 4-6 6-2 7-5 to reach the second round of the Rotterdam Open.

Nadal faces Verdasco in all-Spanish semiupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 11:42:00

World number one Rafael Nadal will face Fernando Verdasco in an all-Spanish semifinal showdown at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Favorite Murray suffers Melbourne maulingupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 06:18:00

British number one Andy Murray was bundled out of the Australian Open on Monday by 14th-seeded Fernando Verdasco whose 2-6 6-1 1-6 6-3 6-4 win puts him on course for an all-Spanish semifinal against Rafael Nadal. Jon Wertheim: Australian Open midterm gradesupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 01:01:00

After a week of play, the 2009 Australian Open has reinforced what most already thought to be the case in tennis: the men's game is gripping on account of the consistently excellent performances of the top players. The women's game is gripping because of the inconsistency at the top, and the wide open fields it creates. Herewith our midterm grades.

Davydenko storms into Masters Cup semisupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 09:44:00

Russia's Nikolay Davydenko thrashed Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets to storm into the Masters Cup semifinals in Shanghai on Thursday.

Mighty Murray eases into Masters Cup semisupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 11:31:00

British number one Andy Murray booked his place in the Masters Cup semifinals after a comfortable 6-4 6-2 win over Frenchman Gilles Simon in Shanghai on Wednesday.

Federer faces Murray in Masters Cup groupupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 17:51:00

Defending champion Roger Federer and in-form Andy Murray have been paired in a tough Red Group at the season-ending Masters Cup in Shanghai next week.

Victory sees Roddick clinch Shanghai placeupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 17:07:00

Andy Roddick beat Gilles Simon in straight sets to clinch his place in the season-ending Shanghai Masters -- while Andy Murray and Roger Federer joined him in the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters.

Top seeds Nadal and Federer go throughupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 18:10:00

World number one Rafael Nadal of Spain and arch-rival Roger Federer scored straight sets win on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Paris Masters.

Federer untroubled in hometown tournamentupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 15:07:00

Two-time defending champion Roger Federer eased into the semifinals of the ATP tournament in Basel with a straight sets win over Simone Bolelli of Italy on Friday.

Murray makes history with triumph in Madridupdated: Sun Oct 19 2008 12:45:00

British rising star Andy Murray claimed his second successive Masters Series title on Sunday, beating surprise package Gilles Simon in straight sets in Madrid to follow up his shock semifinal win over former world No. 1 Roger Federer.

Simon and Schnyder claim tennis titlesupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 10:46:00

Gilles Simon of France retained the BCR Open Romania title by beating Carlos Moya 6-3 6-4 in Sunday's final in Bucharest.

Ruthless Nadal crushes Serra in Cincinnatiupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 12:10:00

Rafael Nadal needed only 48 minutes for a 6-0 6-1 victory over Florent Serra of France in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday for his 30th straight victory.

Federer survives Ginepri scare in Cincinnatiupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 09:52:00

World number one Roger Federer survived an almighty scare before beating Robby Ginepri 6-7 7-6 6-0 in their second round match at the Cincinnati Masters.

Simon secures Indianapolis tennis titleupdated: Sat Jul 26 2008 23:49:00

Frenchman Gilles Simon captured the Indianapolis Tennis Championships title on Sunday when he defeated defending champion Dmitry Tursunov 6-4 6-4 on Sunday.

Top seed Stepanek withdraws through injuryupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 16:31:00

Czech star Radek Stepanek is a doubt for Wimbledon after the top seed pulled out of the ATP grasscourt event at Nottingham with a rib injury.

Top seed Davydenko beats Monaco in finalupdated: Sat May 24 2008 16:11:00

Top seed Nikolay Davydenko clinched the Poertschach claycourt title for the third time on Saturday beating Argentina's Juan Monaco 6-2 2-6 6-2 in the final.

Davydenko reaches semifinals in Austriaupdated: Thu May 22 2008 15:43:00

Nikolay Davydenko, Juan Monaco and Ivan Ljubicic reached the semifinals of the Hypo Group International on Thursday along with Igor Kunitsyn of Russia.

Aussie champ Djokovic exits in Marseilleupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 17:01:00

Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic was surprisingly beaten by unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-2 6-7 6-3 at the Marseille Open on Thursday.

Kuerten beaten on Brazilian farewellupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 16:12:00

Former world number one Gustavo Kuerten bowed out in the first round of his farewell tournament on home soil, beaten by Argentina's Carlos Berlocq in the Brazil Open.

Angry A-Rod exits to Kohlschreiberupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 12:08:00

American Andy Roddick crashed out of the Australian Open as he lost a late-night epic to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in a contest that finished in the early hours of Saturday morning local time.

Gonzalez, Robredo in Beijing finalupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 16:37:00

Chile's Fernando Gonzalez came from a set down to beat fourth seed Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 2-6 6-3 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the China Open in Beijing.

Roddick handed easy passage in NYupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 03:01:00

Top home hope Andy Roddick moved closer to a US Open quarter-final clash with reigning champion Roger Federer when his second-round opponent Jose Acasuso retired after the third set.

Blake reaches New Haven semifinalsupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 01:11:00

In-form American James Blake survived a rollercoaster ride on Thursday to win two matches and reach the semifinals of the ATP event in New Haven.

French chances fade in Gstaad heatupdated: Fri Jul 13 2007 03:42:00

Hopes of an all-French final at the Swiss Open ended on Friday when three of the country's four quarterfinalists were beaten.

Santoro moves into Dubai quartersupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 08:55:00

Fabrice Santoro, who caused one of the most dramatic surprises of his long career when he won the Dubai Open title five years ago, produced another lesser one when he reached the quarterfinals at the age of 34 on Wednesday.

Simon to face Baghdatis in finalupdated: Sat Feb 17 2007 13:40:00

Unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon beat Swede Robin Soederling 6-2 7-6 to join Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in the final of the Marseille Open.

Benneteau recovers to beat Ferrerupdated: Thu Feb 15 2007 11:05:00

France's Julien Benneteau recovered from a terrible start to beat Spaniard fifth seed David Ferrer 4-6 6-0 6-1 and reach the quarterfinals of the Marseille Open on Thursday.

Seed Gonzalez progresses in Viennaupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 15:35:00

Fernando Gonzalez overcame strong resistance from Gilles Simon of France to reach the second round of the Vienna Open 7-6 6-4.

Unseeded Simon eliminates Gaudioupdated: Wed May 17 2006 09:50:00

World number five Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia and former French Open champion Gaston Gaudio of Argentina were the biggest casualties in second-round matches at the Hamburg Masters on Wednesday.

Almagro achieves first ATP titleupdated: Sun Apr 16 2006 10:17:00

Spanish qualifier Nicolas Almagro won his first ATP tournament when he beat Gilles Simon 6-2 6-3 in the Valencia claycourt Open on Sunday.

Simon and Almagro through to finalupdated: Sat Apr 15 2006 09:36:00

France's Gilles Simon will play Nicolas Almagro of Spain in the final of the Valencia Open after both scored upset victories on Saturday.

Nadal overcomes slow start to winupdated: Thu Feb 16 2006 17:08:00

Rafael Nadal overcame a slow start to beat Frenchman Gilles Simon 7-5 6-4 and reach the quarterfinals of the Marseille Open.

Roddick wins battle of big serversupdated: Wed Jan 18 2006 02:33:00

American ace Andy Roddick dispatched giant South African Wesley Moodie in straight sets to reach the third round of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Wednesday.

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