Defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic and six-time winner Roger Federer will meet in the last four after both came through quarterfinal matches with comfortable straight sets victories Wednesday.
German veteran Tommy Haas stunned top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the quarterfinals of the BMW Open in Munich Wednesday.
Britain's Andy Murray began his clay court campaign with an impressive straight sets win over Serbia's Viktor Troicki at the Monte Carlo Masters Tuesday.
The United States edged ahead in the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal against France in Roquebrune on Saturday after an impressive display in the doubles by Bob and Mike Bryan.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic dropped just two games in a comprehensive defeat of France's Nicolas Mahut at the Australia Open on Saturday.
Say this about actors, musicians, writers and other artists: They can age gracefully. Often they perform just fine deep into middle age. And when they can no longer hit the high notes or remember their lines, they can retreat slowly and privately.
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.
Qatar Open winner Jo-Wilfried Tsonga blamed fatigue and a troublesome wind for his straight sets defeat by Jurgen Melzer in the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne on Wednesday.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga boosted his Australian Open hopes by overcoming difficult conditions to beat fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils in the final of the Qatar Open on Saturday.
Former world number one Thomas Muster talks to Open Court at his vineyard in Austria.
Roger Federer pulled out of his defense of the Qatar Open Friday with a back injury before his arch-rival Rafael Nadal was beaten in the semifinals of the $1 million tournament by Gael Monfils.
The ATP World Tour Finals event was a colossal letdown on many fronts, replete with injuries, dubious effort and the crystal-clear messages from Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal that the men's Tour simply runs too long. None of that seemed particularly surprising. The overriding story, from this viewpoint, was a Roger Federer masterpiece recalling the best of Pete Sampras.
Roger Federer fended off an audacious comeback by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win the ATP World Tour Finals for a record sixth time in London Sunday.
World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has crashed out of the ATP World Tour Finals after suffering his second group-stage defeat in London on Thursday.
Defending champion Roger Federer has been drawn with longtime rival Rafael Nadal in the group stages of the ATP World Tour Finals in London next week.
Roger Federer finally clinched his first Paris Masters crown Sunday after a straight-sets victory over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Roger Federer will play home hope Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the Paris Masters title after the pair secured contrasting semifinal victories Saturday.
World number one Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the Paris Masters with a shoulder injury.
Czech Tomas Berdych defeated Serb Janko Tipsarevic 7-5 6-4 at the Paris Masters on Thursday, a victory which confirmed the line-up for the forthcoming ATP World Tour Finals.
World number one Novak Djokovic is through to the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoor event in Basel after taking under an hour to brush aside Poland's Lukasz Kubot in straight sets.
He came out on court wearing a Halloween mask, but Novak Djokovic had to overcome a fright of his own before winning his comeback match in Switzerland on Tuesday.
Fourth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has crashed out in the second round of the Shanghai Masters, beaten in three sets by Japan's Kei Nishikori.
Rafael Nadal made a strong start to the defense of his Japan Open crown on Tuesday, defeating wildcard entrant Go Soeda 6-3 6-2.
Davis Cup holders Serbia kept alive their hopes of retaining the title by winning Saturday's pivotal doubles rubber in their semifinal against Argentina in Belgrade.
World number one Novak Djokovic survived an epic first set tie-break during his straight sets win over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov at the U.S. Open in New York.
Novak Djokovic is through to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal after defeating France's Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-1 on Friday.
Third seed Roger Federer has crashed out of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, after losing 7-6 4-6 6-1 to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday.
Bounce ... bounce ... bounce ... bounce ... bounce ... bounce ... bounce ... bounce ... bounce ... bounce ...
The U.S. Open opened Arthur Ashe Stadium to great fanfare in 1997, a state-of-the-art facility that seemed to represent everything great about big-time tennis in New York.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will contest the Wimbledon final after both secured battling four sets victories in their semifinals Friday.
Amid all the tiresome discussion of whether the loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bodes ill for Roger Federer, I'm surprised only passing mention has been made of the fact Federer had only 11 unforced errors over the course of a five-set match, including a tiebreaker! Has any player ever lost a five-setter while making 11 or fewer unforced errors? -- Peter Repetto, Toronto
I am mourning. And honestly, I did not see this coming. Roger Federer doesn't make it to the finals for the second year in a row. The Williams sisters crash out on the same day, in the fourth round! Three players with 15 Wimbledon titles between them. Three players that brought me to tennis in the first place. Is this really the end of an era? Tell me there is reason to hope. Can I please have [you] reassure common folks like me that Roger will face Rafael Nadal in another major final, and that Serena Williams will fight off another championship point! -- Charith, Bangalore
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ended Roger Federer's hopes of winning a record-equaling seventh Wimbledon title on Wednesday as the French 12th seed staged a stunning fightback to reach the semifinals.
World No. 4 Andy Murray completed his grass-court preparations for Wimbledon with a battling 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 victory against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the rain-delayed final of the Queen's Club Championships in London on Monday.
1. Leaves of grass: Grass-court season is a term that verges on oxymoronic, so short is the interregnum between the French Open and Wimbledon. After their runs in Paris, both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer pulled out of their scheduled tuneups and will enter Wimbledon cold. Rafael Nadal kept his commitment to the Aegon Queen's Club event but, understandably exhausted, fell on Friday to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. (As we write this, Andy Murray -- who demolished Andy Roddick in the semis -- will face Tsonga in a rain-delayed Monday final.) While it would be nice if there were more time to acclimate to a new surface, the problem is largely one of venue. If more complexes could accommodate a week-long grass-court tournament, you could make a better case for padding the schedule.
Britain's Andy Murray stepped up his Wimbledon preparations with a convincing 6-3 6-1 win over Andy Roddick to reach the final at Queen's Club Saturday.
World number one Rafael Nadal has crashed out in the quarterfinals of the Queen's Club tournament in London, beaten in three sets by Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
CNN's Pedro Pinto speaks to Milos Raonic, 28th ranked tennis player in the world, via Skype.
Kim Clijsters will face Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic in the final of the Open GDF SUEZ in Paris on Sunday.
Australian Open finalist Andy Murray suffered his second successive defeat as he was bundled out of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Wednesday.
The beauty of tennis' new year, aside from the anticipation surrounding the Australian Open, is the chance to isolate certain truths out of nothing. The past week saw a flurry of insignificant events, but there was much to be learned about some of the sport's key players:
Andy Murray, Nikolay Davydenko and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga have all crashed out in the last 16 of the Dubai Championships as Wednesday produced a day of shock results.
Today's baguette in lightning round mode:
Roger Federer was at his imperious best to dismiss the challenge of France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets to reach the final of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Friday.
Men's semifinals: Andy Murray of Great Britain came from a set down to see off the bold challenge of Croatian outsider Marin Cilic to reach the final of the Australian Open on Thursday.
Top seed Roger Federer sent out an ominous warning to his rivals with the most comfortable of Australian Open second-round victories over Victor Hanescu on Thursday.
Rafael Nadal ended the Paris Masters run of defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday to help fellow-Spaniard Fernando Verdasco book his spot at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
There were mixed fortunes for World Tour Finals contenders Fernando Verdasco and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Valencia Open on Wednesday.
I am a Roger Federer fan, but it gets harder to support him after postmatch interviews where he bashes his opponents and fails to credit them with good play. Case in point: the interview after his loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Rogers Cup. Federer choked, and Tsonga stepped it up. Enough said. At what point does greatness turn into arrogance? -- Jose, San Antonio
History was made last Friday at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, when the world's top eight players took part in the quarterfinals of the same tournament for the first time since the ATP Tour starting the rankings in August 1973.
Andy Murray clinched the No. 2 world ranking in men's tennis despite struggling with his serve in Saturday's semifinal victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Montreal Masters.
Novak Djokovic's hopes of matching Rafael Nadal on clay were dashed by unheralded German Philipp Kohlschreiber at the French Open on Saturday.
Venus Williams will meet younger sister Serena in the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami after a comfortable 6-1 6-4 win over Iveta Benesova on Wednesday.
Fourth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated fellow-Frenchman Michael Llodra in straight sets to win the Marseille Open tournament on Sunday.
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.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic marked his return to tournament action with a 7-6 6-4 victory over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the first round of the Marseille Open on Wednesday.
World number one Rafael Nadal again showed his amazing battling qualities as he held off Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three tough sets to reach the semifinals of the Rotterdam men's Open.
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.
World number one Rafael Nadal will face Fernando Verdasco in an all-Spanish semifinal showdown at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is rated as doubtful for next week's Australian Open -- where he is seeded fifth -- after withdrawing from his Sydney International quarterfinal with a back injury, reports the tournament's official Web site.
Russia's Nikolay Davydenko thrashed Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets to storm into the Masters Cup semifinals in Shanghai on Thursday.
World number three Novak Djokovic qualified for the semifinals of the Masters Cup in Shanghai with a three-set victory over Nikolay Davydenko on Tuesday.
David Nalbandian continued his battling title defense at the Paris Masters with a three set victory over Russia's Nikolay Davydenko to reach the final on Saturday.
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.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga upset Novak Djokovic to claim the Thailand Open title on Sunday and gain a measure of revenge for his loss to the Serbian in the final of this year's Australian Open.
Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils will meet for the first time in the Thailand Open semifinals in Bangkok on Saturday.
Second seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France had to survive two tiebreakers to beat Czech Lukas Dlouhy in three sets on Wednesday and book a quarterfinal berth at the Thailand Open.
Nikolay Davydenko, Juan Monaco and Ivan Ljubicic reached the semifinals of the Hypo Group International on Thursday along with Igor Kunitsyn of Russia.
Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has been ruled out of France's Davis Cup quarterfinal against the United States this weekend because of a right knee injury.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal and third seed Novak Djokovic breezed through to the last 16 of the Masters Series tournament at Indian Wells with straight sets victories.
Top seed Novak Djokovic did not show any signs of the flu that forced him out of last weekend's Davis Cup tie as he reached the second round of the Marseille Open, but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, beaten by the Serbian in the Australian Open final, crashed out.
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.
If you saw any of the 2008 Australian Open, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a name you won't soon forget. He not only validates his nickname, "Ali," with his physical resemblance to the boxing legend, but his talent and charm bear a striking similarity as well:
They call it the Zone. It's that mystical state most athletes are lucky to achieve a few times in their careers. The mind is cleansed. The body is free. The unity of time and space comes undone. Brilliance is elevated to perfection.
Herewith, 50 thoughts on a strange and captivating Australian Open, trying to incorporate as many of your questions as possible. We'll return to our regular format next week.
Serbian third seed Novak Djokovic claimed a dramatic triumph at the Australian Open when he defeated unseeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6 in Sunday's final.
Tennis fans will get a glimpse of the future of the men's game when rising Serbian star Novak Djokovic takes on French surprise package Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Australian Open on Sunday.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Five thoughts after watching Novak Djokovic take down Roger Federer on Friday in the Australian Open semifinals:
Unseeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shocked second-ranked Rafael Nadal with a stunning 6-2 6-3 6-2 victory that launched him into the Australia Open final.
Rafael Nadal took a short cut into the Australian Open quarterfinals on Sunday when Paul-Henri Mathieu retired at 6-4 3-0 with a left calf muscle injury after just 50 minutes in Melbourne.
Rafael Nadal kept his U.S. Open campaign on track on Sunday despite a painful knee as Spanish-speaking claycourters clamped a stranglehold on the bottom half of the draw.
Top seed Roger Federer survived a ragged start to beat German Bjorn Phau 7-5 6-0 6-4 in the opening match of his Australian Open title defense in Melbourne on Monday.
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